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January 25th, 2017, 05:52
Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines? The original Deus Ex?

For the ultra-low-spec: Nethack.
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January 25th, 2017, 17:17
Originally Posted by Zloth View Post
Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines? The original Deus Ex?

For the ultra-low-spec: Nethack.
There is no question in my mind that Vampire is great, but I'm not sure how its hardware specs are, for that reason I didn't include the Knights of the Old Republic games either, I thought they might be too powerful for really low end stuff. As for Deus Ex, I replayed it recently and think the graphics and controls have aged horribly. I actually think System Shock 2 has aged better if you are going for a hybrid action-rpg.
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January 25th, 2017, 18:12
The Spiderweb Software library should be good to go.
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January 25th, 2017, 18:13
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Even better is the fact that most of the older titles from GOG use a DosBox shell, so most of them should technically work on Android too with proper tweaking (DoxBox Turbo).
Dosbox can be quite demanding though. Chances are that something like Redguard, or other late DOS-games won't run
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January 25th, 2017, 19:16
Originally Posted by Fnord View Post
Dosbox can be quite demanding though. Chances are that something like Redguard, or other late DOS-games won't run
Redguard will work, but needs tweaking. It was a semi-windows game, meaning it needed Windows for the install, but not for the executable. So it would need to be installed on a Windows machine first, then move the appropriate folders as needed. And DosBox has Glide support too.
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February 3rd, 2017, 23:51
Any of the old Gold-Box games are a must. Throw in Unlimited Adventures, and you'll have RPGs to play for quite a while.
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