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Old 10-12-2005, 08:27 PM   #1
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Fun Games for an old laptop.

Hey everyone I was wondering for some advice about gaming.

I've just installed Debian on an Dell Inspiron 3800 and I'm wondering if anyone has any sugestions for some fun games I could put on it. It's obviously an older laptop so it won't run anything to fancy. It's got a 600 mhz Intel Celeron processor an 8 MB ATI Rage Mobility card and I think 32 MB of Ram. I was also thinking of putting on a Super Nintendo emulator and was wondering which is the best one for linux.

Thank you,
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Old 10-13-2005, 02:50 PM   #3
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Depends what kind of games you like. A 600MHz Celeron should be sufficient even for Quake 3, though you'd probably want some more memory.

Frozen-bubble, as macemoneta suggested, is good fun (otherwise know as bust-a-move on consoles).

Have a look at, and search for games on google will probably turn a few up too.

If you like the old point-and-click adventures (like monkey-island), liberatedgames has a link to the classic Beaneath A Still Sky, released as freeware a while back by the developers, Revolution Software ( This is an extremely funny game. You need scummvm, which you can get from
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I think your laptop could handle wesnoth, if you like strategy games, it's very addicting.
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Angband, Nethack, ADOM, etc.


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