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Old 07-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Games that don't require internet connect to play...

We are going on a LONG cruise soon and I was thinking of taking a lappy with me to play games. I have been a WOW player since Apr 2005, but have played little else since then.

The lappy is my wife's Toshiba T515-S4010, 3GB RAM, Win 7 Home Prem. 64-bit. The Windows Experience Index is 3.2. So, that means that the graphics is only tolerable with the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M displaying a resolution of 1366x768.

What game suggestions do you know of that might keep me occupied on the long days at sea.

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Old 07-21-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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Anything from GOG.com. They're older games, so they all work great on integrated graphics, and they're completely DRM-free (so no internet connection is necessary).
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:27 PM   #3
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If that was me, i'd buy Rome total war and possibly Medieval 2 total war if it will run.

You can literally play these games for MONTHS, so many variables and ways to conquer.

Rome total war is not very graphically intensive at all.
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:41 PM   #4
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We are going on a LONG cruise soon and I was thinking of taking a lappy with me to play games. I have been a WOW player since Apr 2005, but have played little else since then.

The lappy is my wife's Toshiba T515-S4010, 3GB RAM, Win 7 Home Prem. 64-bit. The Windows Experience Index is 3.2. So, that means that the graphics is only tolerable with the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M displaying a resolution of 1366x768.

What game suggestions do you know of that might keep me occupied on the long days at sea.

Thanks!
This should keep you busy, on sale for $10, Geneforge Saga old RPG's:

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/12171/
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:44 PM   #5
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Another good game for you: Heroes of Might & Magic III also $10:

http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/heroe...mplete_edition
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:52 PM   #6
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Heroes 3 is the best one, and with GOG you dont need a disc and you dont need to always be connected.
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:46 PM   #7
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Just about anything that isn't an MMO...
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:53 PM   #8
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Another good game for you: Heroes of Might & Magic III also $10:

http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/heroe...mplete_edition
Heroes 1-2 are fun too and a bit simpler to play. I finished HOMM 1-2 campaigns but for some reason never made it through 3's.

King's Bounty is great too, but GoG only has the first game, you should get the complete pack from Steam (with Armored Princess and Crossworlds) if it's the next flash deal in the sale. Buy now, play when you get back if steam offline mode isn't working.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:02 PM   #9
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Its best if we know what kind of game / genre interest you.
That said, strategy games usually offer some of the best replay value.
Take a look at Civ 4, Kings Bounty, Galactic Civilization 2 and older titles from Paradox such as EU3.
They should be on sale at the moment (Steam Summer Sale)
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Just about anything that isn't an MMO...
Ummm, no, theres a buttload of games requiring internet these days. Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 immediately pop into mind as popular examples.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:08 PM   #11
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SC2 can be played without an internet connection by logging in as a guest. Available play modes are the single player campaign with achievements disabled and playing VS. the AI.
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Civ games are a good idea and very cheap on Steam now.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:39 PM   #13
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if with a partner, might want to think about only games which are short to play, not take a day to play through a map (ie: civ and similar).
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:01 PM   #14
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There's always 'the ship', a multi-player game set on a cruise ship where you don't know who to trust and are trying to murder each other. Too bad it needs internet
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Dungeons of Dredmor.
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This should keep you busy, on sale for $10, Geneforge Saga old RPG's:

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/12171/
He wants something without an internet connection, so Steam is out.

That last thing he needs is a "this operation cannot be completed in offline mode" on the first day of his cruise.
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I would say forget the games and just eat, drink and chase the waitresses.
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He wants something without an internet connection, so Steam is out.

That last thing he needs is a "this operation cannot be completed in offline mode" on the first day of his cruise.
I think you can put Steam in offline node and play those no problem.
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I think you can put Steam in offline node and play those no problem.
http://www.google.com/search?q=this+...Mu-TiQeqovW1DQ

Are you not familiar with this error? It happens randomly and once you get it, you can't launch Steam unless you connect online again.
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I would say forget the games and just eat, drink and chase the waitresses.
That's what I wanted to do, BUT my wife prefers I kill stuff on the computer.

Thanks for all of your responses! I owned and played Heros of M&M 1 - 4 and some of the addons. But, that was years ago. I've since thrown out those discs. So, not sure I want to revisit that.

I'll review the links you all provided and see what might work.

I promise I'll check the game without a network connection prior to leaving home.
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That's what I wanted to do, BUT my wife prefers I kill stuff on the computer.

Thanks for all of your responses! I owned and played Heros of M&M 1 - 4 and some of the addons. But, that was years ago. I've since thrown out those discs. So, not sure I want to revisit that.

I'll review the links you all provided and see what might work.

I promise I'll check the game without a network connection prior to leaving home.
OK, plenty more suggestions if needed, but say what kind of game. Check gog.com.
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Some games can be played right from the Binary in the steam folder. Just as an FYI if you do get the error.
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Ummm, no, theres a buttload of games requiring internet these days. Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 immediately pop into mind as popular examples.
No, there really aren't, outside of the few examples like SC2 (which another poster pointed out is only a problem if you want to play multiplayer, which obviously isn't the case for this OP), and D3, and then theres Ubisoft games. But other than that, there is no 'buttload' of single player non-mmo games that require an active internet connection. I have over 150 games on Steam and outside of a few MMO's, I can play all of them in Steam's offline mode, assuming of course I installed them before getting on the cruise ship.

As others have suggested as well, GOG.com has a ton of great offerings at good prices with no online components, definitely worth checking out, theres enough there to keep you playing 24/7 during the entire cruise.
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That's what I wanted to do, BUT my wife prefers I kill stuff on the computer.

Thanks for all of your responses! I owned and played Heros of M&M 1 - 4 and some of the addons. But, that was years ago. I've since thrown out those discs. So, not sure I want to revisit that.

I'll review the links you all provided and see what might work.

I promise I'll check the game without a network connection prior to leaving home.
They have a Heroes 5 and 6 now. Each has some expansion packs.
Check GOG before Steam, you wont need a connection for GOG stuff.
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No, there really aren't, outside of the few examples like SC2 (which another poster pointed out is only a problem if you want to play multiplayer, which obviously isn't the case for this OP), and D3, and then theres Ubisoft games. But other than that, there is no 'buttload' of single player non-mmo games that require an active internet connection. I have over 150 games on Steam and outside of a few MMO's, I can play all of them in Steam's offline mode, assuming of course I installed them before getting on the cruise ship.

As others have suggested as well, GOG.com has a ton of great offerings at good prices with no online components, definitely worth checking out, theres enough there to keep you playing 24/7 during the entire cruise.
Ubisoft has plenty of titles with BS DRM.
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