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What game did you buy your first video card for?

mmoguy43mmoguy43 In cyberspaaaaaaceMember Posts: 2,751 Uncommon
It probably doesn't completely depend on your age but could be when you started to take gaming more seriously. Can you even think that far back? I had a flashback to when I was a novice to computer upgrades but very much into PC games. I believe it was Lego Island that forced me into buying a *gasp* graphics accellerator card in order to play the game. image
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  • ZeymereZeymere Somewhere, VAMember Posts: 206 Uncommon

    I recall mine being a Voodoo, I think it was a Voodoo3 video card for Asherons Call.

     

    Z.

  • grimalgrimal Stamford, CTMember Posts: 2,895 Uncommon
    Wow.  I don't remember.  Maybe The Seventh Guest?
  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIMember Posts: 7,974

    Was definitely a Voodoo but I'm not sure what for... Unreal Tournament maybe?

    That was like.. '99 or so.

  • LeoghanLeoghan Herndon, VAMember Posts: 607
    One of the Wing Commander games if I recall correctly. 
  • GhernGhern Shingle Springs, CAMember Posts: 134 Uncommon

    I bought my first Voodoo card to run Quake II.

    Good times.

     

     

  • sirphobossirphobos Ames, IAMember Posts: 616 Uncommon
    Bought a Voodoo 3 so I could play Everquest back in 1999.
  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordMember Posts: 7,207 Common
    Half life
  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember Posts: 22,797 Epic

    Dark Age of Camelot, back in 2002 because it was only guaranteed to work on about 10 tested video cards so I went out and bought one of them. (my current "Hercules" graphics card was not working on it)

     

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  • bakabrödbakabröd lysekilMember Posts: 129
    mine was for unreal 1.
  • jmcdermottukjmcdermottuk LiverpoolMember Posts: 1,339 Uncommon
    First real graphics card I bought for a game was a Matrox Millenium, with a whopping 4 Meg of VRAM. I needed it to make Tie Fighter run better. That was in 94 or there abouts.
  • SilokSilok Mascouche, QCMember Posts: 732 Uncommon
    Originally posted by mmoguy43
    It probably doesn't completely depend on your age but could be when you started to take gaming more seriously. Can you even think that far back? I had a flashback to when I was a novice to computer upgrades but very much into PC games. I believe it was Lego Island that forced me into buying a *gasp* graphics accellerator card in order to play the game. image

    Well it's hard to say i was taking gaming seriously way before that, i begin with The Coleco Gemini and begin my way there with console gaming. For Pc i begin with game like police quest, king quest, hero quest and of course Larry.

    So now for the question i think my first serious pc built with a good 3d card was when D2 got out approx. The card was a nvidia Geforce 2 MX 400. But i didnt buy it for only D2, there was a lots of new 3d games like Vampire the masquerade and The Sims. Some FPS too like Soldiers of fortune. I remember seeing all these game in some magazine so i bought a new pc for them.

     

    O i almost forgot yeah before that i had a voodoo card but it was part of a pc i bought from a friend but that dont reallly count because i didnt choose what will be in the pc.

  • GaladournGaladourn AthensMember Posts: 1,077 Uncommon
    Voodoo 2 for Falcon 4.0 with 12(!) MB VRAM
  • DanbaccaDanbacca Twin Peaks, ORMember Posts: 245 Uncommon

    1998 Monster Truck Madness 2 it was  Canopus 3DFX card. It worked with the video card you already had by using a pass through cable

    Good times.

  • immodiumimmodium ManchesterMember Posts: 2,042 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ghern
    I bought my first Voodoo card to run Quake II. Good times.    

    Ditto.

     

    Can't remember if it was 3Dfx, TNT(nVidia) or S3.

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  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYMember Posts: 4,623 Uncommon
    GW1.  The integrated card made the graphics look like origami.
  • L0C0ManL0C0Man Puerto OrdazMember Posts: 1,065 Uncommon

    The first "3D" card I had was an S3 Virge... commonly known back then as a "3D Decelerator" card, since games using the 3D features actually ran slower (and often looked worse) than they did with regular software 3D rendering.

    First actual 3D card was a 3dfx voodoo that I got mainly for Quake 2.. :)

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  • curacura WarsawMember Posts: 1,046 Uncommon

    AFAIR i bought Voodoo1 for Quake. EDIT: i also had S3 Virge but i didnt buy it for any particular game.

    To spice things up ill ask what game did you buy your first sound car for. For me it was original Sound Blaster for Battle Isle. Next i bought Monster Sound 3d for Unreal 1. That card costed me fucking pile of money but i never regreted it hehe. Its 3d sound on headphones was unmatched. I have a feeling it could compete with todays x-fi's and such.

  • SneakyRussianSneakyRussian ?????, SCMember Posts: 54
    Vodoo something for Everquest 1 :)!
  • bunnyhopperbunnyhopper LondonMember Posts: 2,751 Common

    Diamond M Voodoo 1 around 97/98 for Quake. Ran Unreal stuff later on a V3.

     

    Funnily though I always remember Comanche Max Overkill and Strike Commander more as a "wow god like graphics!!" moments lol.

     

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  • nsignificnsignific ljMember Posts: 212
    Quake 1, the first 3D hardware accelerated game. I bought a Monster 3D (voodoo 1 chip).
  • SuperXero89SuperXero89 Amory, MSMember Posts: 2,551 Uncommon
    First video card I ever "bought" was an ATI Radeon 9600XT which I stuck in a stock Sony Vaio.  I just wanted some better framerates in the games I played, so I didn't purchase it for a specific game.  I will say that it made EverQuest a heck of a lot more playable.  I stuck the same card into my first gaming PC which I built for EQ2, so I guess we'll say I bought it for EQ2.
  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHMember Posts: 3,429 Uncommon
    Quake 1.
  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INMember Posts: 4,673 Rare
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Dark Age of Camelot, back in 2002 because it was only guaranteed to work on about 10 tested video cards so I went out and bought one of them. (my current "Hercules" graphics card was not working on it)  

         I must not have ever had one of the ten...That game always ran terrible on my PCs.

  • LeetheLeethe Member Posts: 880 Uncommon

    Voodoo 3 to run Freespace.

     

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    95% of what you see in beta won't change by launch.

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  • FionFion Montour Falls, NYMember Posts: 2,348 Uncommon
    I bought a Diamond Monster  II 12mb (was a lot of money at the time too) specifically for Quake 2. I played it professionally and if you didn't have a 3d video card, you were at a serious disadvantage.

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