Re: What are some decent games for a low spec PC?
I'm in the same boat as the OP (perhaps worse), my graphics chip is too old to run any current software on Ubuntu requiring OpenGL. Your options vary depending on what you like to play.
If you want a mere puzzle game, I suggest Frozen Bubble or Monsterz as a start (these are available in the software center).
If you like word games (especially scrabble), I personally like Anagramarama even though its not rated that well. I don't think most reviewers are familiar with the very uncommon words available in scrabble play (available in the software center). Otherwise the only real scrabble alternative available at the moment is Wabble.org.
If you like RPGs, then installing a SNES emulator is your best route as there were so many good RPGs made for that system (ROM files have to acquired from sources other than Ubuntu software center). I personally use ZSNES (available from the software center). However, if your computer is like mine, you will need to run in the low resolution and no OpenGL modes.
If you want a good First Person Shooter, you very limited. DosBox is probably your best bet running Doom or one of the other Shooters of that era (DosBox available from software center, game files available elsewhere).
If you want to try the really retro no-graphics option, there are lots of text based games still available for DosBox; Zork I-III and Amnesia are pretty good.
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