Low Res Gaming: Party Like it's 1999

Discussion in 'PC Games Screenshots' started by snickothemule, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. snickothemule

    snickothemule brb gonna go fist the world lol Junior Contributor Award Winner!

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    We all love to see how far gaming graphics have come, with all the supersampling, , tesselation and post processing our mighty videocards can muster, all to get that amazing image IQ at a sublime 1fps for that perfect screenshot. That way we can pretend our PC's are magic and run games at 60fps at bullshot quality and prove how macho we are at videogames.

    But what about the other end of the spectrum? How about a throwback to the previous centruy, where we didn't necessarily have dedicated graphics, where having 4mb of videocard memory was the bees knees, where gaming on CRT's was the only viable option...

    Ahhh yes, a time where the rapidly improving PC gaming market lead to so many great ideas with the most humble of processing power available. Good times they were and we all have so many great memories of those days....holy shit has time passed.

    So lets celebrate with a Low Res Thread. The rules are pretty simple, choose a suitable resolution, around 1024x768 would be fine, but make sure to slam those graphics sliders aaaallllll the way to the left, or turn them off altogether if you can.

    I want to see the lowest settings possible without going into .ini files for some tomfoolery. Gentlemen, let's make lemonade!






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  3. Samor

    Samor Foundry

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    Front Mission Evolved
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  4. Squall-Leonh@rt

    Squall-Leonh@rt Maybe I'm a Lion

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    nah
    you don't have to change arkham origin settings to get low resolution effects.
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  5. Thanakil

    Thanakil NGemu Award Winner Award Winner!

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    I originally planned to go further in BF4, but trying to shoot enemies from far away at such a low res was too much of an annoyance for the sake of taking novelty screens. Enemies fade into the aliased background.
    Thankfully, a big daddy is hard to miss.

    BF4 didn't look all that bad at low settings tho. The models remained pretty good looking.
    Comparison between low settings and Ultra (at 1920x1080):
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    The 1024x768 screen benefits from being taken inside a small room.
  6. Samor

    Samor Foundry

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    Bioshock can be made pretty ugly, I see
  7. resolutespider5

    resolutespider5 I mustache you a queshtion

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  8. snickothemule

    snickothemule brb gonna go fist the world lol Junior Contributor Award Winner!

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    Skyrim looks f*****g revolting.



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  9. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer Fluffy Animal Admirer

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    WTF happened with Skyrim, did someone use an Intel GMA 950? :D
  10. resolutespider5

    resolutespider5 I mustache you a queshtion

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    It's the best I can do on my laptop :(

    But seriously I used the following mod: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/17137/? ULG - Ultra Low Graphics Mod for low-end PCs. It's so you can run skyrim on crappy PCs.

    There is also this mod: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/3890/? The Retro Project 8-16 Bit Textures for the Environment. These are some screenshots from the site:

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  11. Samor

    Samor Foundry

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    Almost looks like minecraft ;)
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  12. KrossX

    KrossX クロスエクス

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    Still prettier than minecraft though, that's a plus I suppose.
  13. Hyuga

    Hyuga Classic Games Lover

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    Lol, that reminds me when I was running Oblivion on my old laptop back in the day, using Oldblivion mod :D
  14. resolutespider5

    resolutespider5 I mustache you a queshtion

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    Skyrim wire frame mode (console command twf)
  15. resolutespider5

    resolutespider5 I mustache you a queshtion

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    This is kind of the opposite: minecraft made to look like it is 1999 or later, rather than 1989 or whatever. Sonic ether's unbelievable shaders plus LB photo realism.

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  16. Samor

    Samor Foundry

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    Wow, that actually makes it look a lot better.
  17. DaMan

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    3dfx Doom3 looks like Avatar compared to those Skyrim shots.
  18. theflea024

    theflea024 New Member

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    man i thought skyrim looked bad on low but doom 3 is eeeeewwwww
  19. theflea024

    theflea024 New Member

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    i like the wire frame skyrim tho thats cool

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