OS X Turn based strategy game suggestions for my underpowered comp

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by blinkie, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi.
    Does anyone have some strategy games suggestions for my lowly whitebook that has an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, 2 GHz processor and 4 GB of RAM?
    Thanks in advance and merry xmas,
    B
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Civilization 4 should work fine on that. Very in depth but rewarding game. I still play it to this day. It has two expansions; warlords and beyond the sword which you can get in one box. It does need the DVD to play though.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    n8mac thanks. I was under the impression that I needed a dedicated graphics card to run Civilisation 4. I'm glad to be corrected.
     
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    Acamerainjapan

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    best game ever made: X-Com UFO defense (the old one). I have it running on my machine with Boxer. Give it a google. :cool:
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Acamerainjapan, it looks good and Boxer looks great!

    If anyone else stumbles on this thread looking for lower system requirement games... I myself would like to recomend Battle for Wesnoth.
     
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    NunoBerny

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    I played "Battle for Wesnoth" on my Amiga (specs don't get much lower than that!) for years and it was great.

    Yesterday, I bought Civ IV Complete for a measly 12.99EUR, at Steam. It usually costs 49.99EUR, so I guess it was good deal.
    Haven't played it yet,though.
     
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    iMacFarlane

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    Battle for Wesnoth is a great game.

    I love Turn-Based Strategy more than any other genre, and I have to recommend a gem from the late 90's called M.A.X. from Interplay. Stupid story, dated graphics. Best. Gameplay. Ever.

    At Gog.com, you can get it (and it's inferior sequel) for $2.99. It'll run in Boxer, and you can choose true TBS gameplay or an innovative 'simultaneous' mode, but I stick with the turns model. The sequel is Windows only, but seriously, the old DOS original is the one you want.
     

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