Games on the BP6

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Games on the BP6

Post by jakfr02 » Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:21 am

This is not a video question, but I thought some game enthusiast may be here.

I've recently built a HTPC using BP6 w/ 2x500's, 384mem, 2x120gig HDs on promise raid, SBLive sound & Geforce MX440 video w/ TVout. I'm going to put this box in a vacation rental unit I have on the lake. I've got a huge library of xvid movies and now I want to put games on it for the kids on rainy days. I'm not a gamer so I'm looking for advise.

When I look at various games mostly I see minimum cpu speeds around 800. Can anyone recommend a site that will help me query games by minimum cpu speed?

Can anyone make recommendation of games they played on an unmodified BP6.

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Post by hyperspace » Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:07 pm

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Post by jakfr02 » Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:11 pm

Cool beans. Thanks hyperspace. I should be able to find some good intense graphic games from that threat. Still would like to find a way to search out games by minimum cpu. I would like to add some games w/o the intense graphics too.

Any suggestions?

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Post by InactiveX » Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:27 pm

I have never heard of such a thing, but I think that a PC games specification database is a fantastic idea.

Perhaps you should start one, jakfr02?
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Post by jakfr02 » Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:36 pm

I'll let you run with that idea. I probably ought to sticking to counting beans.

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Post by davd_bob » Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:03 pm

jakfr02 wrote:I'll let you run with that idea. I probably ought to sticking to counting beans.
Ha Ha.
I can't count past 10...uh I mean 20..uh I mean 21.
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Post by Derek » Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:40 pm

We can setup a database on BP6.Com if you want.
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Post by KliK » Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:02 am

that is a good idea! a database for playable games...

but even better...a database for acceptable AGP cards...
or even different network cards and other PCI accessories!

how does that sound?!

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Post by kuun » Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:33 pm

umm..

how about we setup a database with all known working cards and configurations used for all sorts of stuff used on the BP6 (you know, games, cards which slot, what irq's etc etc)
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Post by KliK » Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:17 am

that would be neat! :D

so that everyone can fill up the database...but carefully guys, cause the moderators can delete your inputs in database!

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Post by kuun » Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:09 am

not with my uber post-o-matic techniques!!!

but still... derek... you've been quiet awhile... what about this new db???
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Post by Compulsivephreek » Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:40 pm

I would stick with games from 2001 or before, or strickly 2 D games if more modern than that. The GeForce MX440 is a good Direct X 7 card, it was called a GF 4 card but it cannot run Direct X 8 games properly. I am assuming it has 128 MB ram ?
I guess what I am trying to say is stick with games that don't need more than 500 MHz, or a much more powerful card. For example, your computer would play Unreal just fine, Quake II, maybe EQ I, but BF 1942 would not run so great. I would start there, see if you can borrow a copy from a friend, and try it out. I use a lot of older computers, and yes some games run great on them, but they have to fit the era of the hardware you are going to use them on. Hope thet helps and Happy New Year.
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