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    Online gaming on a dial up connection.

    Hi all.

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend me an online game(s) that i can play on a dial up connection. I'm losing broadband access when i go back to live with my parents this weekend. I already have guildwars, which works quite well on a dial up connection, but i was wondering if there are any fps's that would work over dial up. Counter strike maybe? In general i'm open to any kind of game so long as its enjoyable

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    old school counterstrike does, or get your parent s to get broadband, probably cost less than their dial up sub

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    id just buy scrabble

    it will be frustrating trying to get some good gameplay from dial up
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    Just get cheapo broadband, wouldnt even bother to try any games made since 1998 on dialup.

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    i've made a post in the broadband section (linky), because there are issues getting broadband at my parents so if anyone can help me in that thread it would be appreciated, but for now broadband is out of the question

    Andy

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    yep, half life 1 and counter strike work on dial up, unreal torunament (the original!) does as well. Dunno about anything newer, Ive had broadband for a bit now

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    id be thinking before counter strike 1.6 as that can be laggy on bb so think earlier

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    Quake 2 on dial-up works just fine and dandy... Oh the memories...
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    Tbh quake scares me, not the game, but the skill that quake players have is immense

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    If you wont something long team and it will be long team as it will steal your life (if you are in to the type of games) go for Everquest (the first one) this works on dial up, obviously going to be slightly slower but still runs fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBuZZard
    Just get cheapo broadband, wouldnt even bother to try any games made since 1998 on dialup.
    98? wth? Quake 3 arena is ok ish, although its that twitchy you dont stand a chance against most people still playing it, having said that, you dont anyone unless youre some kind of jedi. Red alert 2 + C&C 2 are pretty sweet, and will probably have plenty of players since first decades just come out. for GI rushing.

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    As a thought the only problem with cs, would be when you have to download a new map, or the 5000 differently named sound files monsterkill.wav mkill.wav (oh the fun ) If your cs install is up to date you should be good to go on that one, just remember to set your rates accordingly.

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    Quake 2 is great fun co-op
    Unreal tournament is easy.

    NWN works great if you've got a decent server that's been set up to be dialup friendly.

    re: broadband, consider something like Virgin's pay monthly - then you're not tied to a year contract.

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    I used to play AOEII on dial up, which was fine.

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    Why don't you try your hand at some fine single player based games

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    I've preordered HL2 episode 1, but thats all that takes my fancy at the moment, unless anyone has any suggestions?

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