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Free games that can work on slow PCs
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linuxcbon

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Nov 2019, 08:58    Post subject:  Free games that can work on slow PCs  

I got a very slow PC.
Here, we list the free games that can run OK on slow PCs.

Let me start. In Steam, there is the game "Dead Maze".
"Dead Maze is a 2D MMO game set in a destroyed contemporary world, filled with zombies. "

To get it : https://store.steampowered.com/app/667890/Dead_Maze/


Please show us here the free games that can work OK even on slow PCs. Very Happy

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ndujoe1

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Nov 2019, 09:42    Post subject:  

OpenTTD works on slow machines
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linuxcbon

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Nov 2019, 09:47    Post subject:  

ndujoe1 wrote:
OpenTTD works on slow machines

Any short description, image, link ? Surprised
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Moose On The Loose


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Nov 2019, 10:08    Post subject:  

Games for slow machines:

XBill AKA BillyBasher works on a 600MHz machine.

If you want stuff for really-really slow machines:

There is the text only adventure game where you start out outside a pumphouse. It had many names and came in many versions.

There was a game called "kingdom" where basically you did the yearly budget for the kingdom and lost if you got a bad plague, drought, flooding, war, "the worm", rats or a bunch of other things.

If there is a lot of interest, I might port my ZX80 "startrek" game into a more modern form. It used "ASCII art" like graphics. Unlike most such games, the "Klingons" moved and were "smart".
I used some tricks to make a space that was huge with no repeat in the pattern of stars etc. Because there were only 10 things that could move, the space you saw was generated from your location rather than stored in full.
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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jan 2020, 13:55    Post subject:  

0 A.D.
"A free, open-source game of ancient warfare".

On bionicpup, you can install it from the "puppy package manager".
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 07:19    Post subject:  

Unity of Command 1

available on steam https://store.steampowered.com/app/218090/Unity_of_Command_Stalingrad_Campaign/ (i recommend getting the bundle as the DLC is really good)

Unity of Command is an operational-level wargame that spans the entire 1942/43 Stalingrad Campaign on the Eastern Front. Playable from both Axis and Soviet side, it recreates enormous battles of maneuver in a turn-based strategy setting. Take command in a war where logistics and poor weather are often the decider; and defeat and victory are sometimes just a mile, or a day, apart.

Historically accurate units (Axis divisions, Soviet corps)
17 scenarios, at a scale of 20km per hex, 4 days per turn
Integrated “History Mode” for after-action replays

a polished and very challenging game. i'm still playing it now 5ish years later.


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PostPosted: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 09:36    Post subject:  

@philb666

I installed Steam on Bionicpup64 with the intention of trying out Unity of Command 1. Starting Steam from the menu brought up the license agreement and nothing else. Starting Steam from the command line yielded the following;

Quote:
Repairing installation, linking /root/.steam/steam to /root/.local/share/Steam
File "/usr/bin/steamdeps", line 367

^
SyntaxError: EOF while scanning triple-quoted string literal
Running Steam on puppy 8 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0)
/usr/share/libdrm/amdgpu.ids: No such file or directory
/root/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libxcb-dri3.so.0: undefined symbol: xcb_send_request_with_fds
/root/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 444: no match: ssfn*


This is the hardware I am using Bionicpup with.

Quote:
-Computer-
Processor : AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
Memory : 7882MB (686MB used)
Machine Type : Notebook
Operating System : Puppy Linux
User Name : root (root)
Date/Time : Wed 19 Feb 2020 08:34:21 AM EST
-Display-
Resolution : 1366x768 pixels
OpenGL Renderer : AMD RAVEN (DRM 3.27.0, 4.19.23, LLVM 7.0.0)
X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
-Audio Devices-
Audio Adapter : HDA-Intel - HD-Audio Generic
Audio Adapter : HDA-Intel - HD-Audio Generic
-Input Devices-
Power Button
Lid Switch
Power Button
Video Bus
AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
Chicony Wireless Device
Chicony Wireless Device Consumer Control
Chicony Wireless Device System Control
Chicony Wireless Device
Chicony Wireless Device
HP Wireless hotkeys
HP WMI hotkeys
HD-Audio Generic HDMI/DP,pcm:3
HD-Audio Generic Mic
HD-Audio Generic Headphone
PC Speaker
HP TrueVision HD Camera: HP Tru
SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad
-Printers (CUPS)-
Canon_TS3100_series
CUPS-PDF : <i>Default</i>
-SCSI Disks-
ATA HGST HTS541010B7
hp DVDRW DA8AESH
SanDisk Ultra

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 10:55    Post subject:  

hi TiredPup,

i thought i had fixed this or maybe you got an older steam.pet.

either way first off try this ....
open /usr/bin/steam in geany and uncomment lines 186-189 (might be different numbers if the older steam)
Code:
# Uncomment this if your distribution supports the Steam Linux Runtime
if [ -z "$STEAM_RUNTIME" ]; then
   STEAM_RUNTIME=1
fi


then try steam again.

if it still doesn't work navigate to /root/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu
and delete libxcb-dri3.so.0
if it still doesn't work check the error message and delete the corresponding lib in the steam folder like above.

also install libdrm-common from the PPM to fix the other error although i don't think this would cause steam not to work

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 17:43    Post subject:  

@666philb

Thank you for the quick response. My apologies for screwing up your username. Embarassed

I attempted to follow your instructions and got these results:

Quote:
either way first off try this ....
open /usr/bin/steam in geany and uncomment lines 186-189 (might be different numbers if the older steam)
Code:
# Uncomment this if your distribution supports the Steam Linux Runtime
if [ -z "$STEAM_RUNTIME" ]; then
STEAM_RUNTIME=1
fi


I must have the newer Steam because these are lines 186 through 189 in my version and there were no comments to remove.

Quote:
if it still doesn't work navigate to /root/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu
and delete libxcb-dri3.so.0


I navigated to this folder to discover that the file in question does not exist.


Quote:
also install libdrm-common from the PPM to fix the other error although i don't think this would cause steam not to work


I did install this from the PPM but Steam still does not work. I get the following when I try to start Steam from terminal:


Quote:
root# steam
Repairing installation, linking /root/.steam/steam to /root/.local/share/Steam
File "/usr/bin/steamdeps", line 367

^
SyntaxError: EOF while scanning triple-quoted string literal
Running Steam on puppy 8 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0)
/root/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libxcb-dri3.so.0: undefined symbol: xcb_send_request_with_fds
/root/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 444: no match: ssfn*
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 18:37    Post subject:  

hi TiredPup,

try removing /root/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libxcb.so.1

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 19:27    Post subject:  

@666philb wrote:

Quote:
try removing /root/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libxcb.so.1


It worked. Thank you very much.
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PostPosted: Thu 14 May 2020, 05:58    Post subject: No Steam
Subject description: CPU not supported
 

eeepc cpu intel N270 1.6GHz single corebut with HT 2Gb mem
Bionicpup32 19.03 running from 7Gb ext3 partition+1Gb swap.
Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2

Installed Steam from PPM ok, made update then said my CPU was NOT supported.
So I can't use steam.

Zero ad (0ad from PPM) didn't work (version 0.0.24 and 0.0.22).

So saw this post "Free Games that can work on slow PC's" and ....
Have to do more search...
A week working with puppy and loving it ...
Anyway any sugestions? ...

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PostPosted: Thu 14 May 2020, 08:18    Post subject:    

https://www.mesa3d.org/faq.html

Not a gamer, but, what's this say about your "version string?"
Code:
glxinfo | grep OpenGL

0 A. D. requires OpenGL 1.3 with 3D hardware accelerated drivers.

https://www.addictivetips.com/web/check-system-requirements-for-a-steam-game/

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PostPosted: Thu 14 May 2020, 10:20    Post subject: Re: No Steam
Subject description: CPU not supported
 

pcplague2 wrote:
eeepc cpu intel N270 1.6GHz single corebut with HT 2Gb mem
Bionicpup32 19.03 running from 7Gb ext3 partition+1Gb swap.
Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2

Installed Steam from PPM ok, made update then said my CPU was NOT supported.
So I can't use steam.

Zero ad (0ad from PPM) didn't work (version 0.0.24 and 0.0.22).

So saw this post "Free Games that can work on slow PC's" and ....
Have to do more search...
A week working with puppy and loving it ...
Anyway any sugestions? ...


'battle for wesboth' if enjoy turn based strategy.
type wesnoth into the find box in the package manager to get it

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PostPosted: Thu 14 May 2020, 11:11    Post subject:  

If you are into the very old arcade games like Popeye, BurgerTime, Mario Brothers, etc. you can download an emulator. There are hundreds of NES games for example which will run on very low end computers. BTW: Is there a MAME installation package for Puppy?
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