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Originally posted by cura 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.
I still have never bought a sound card or had 5.1 sound.
Originally posted by Theocritus 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.
yeah, I wouldn't have known except I called tech support and they gave me a list of the video cards to purchase, and I went with one of the mid-range ones and had decent performance. (except for that famous lag spike you'd get when the zerg would suddenly get on grid or something, but on the plus side, you always knew it was coming)
On hiatus from EVE Online since Dec 2016 - Screw off-grid PVE boosting changes
Pouring on extra "Salt" for 2017
In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
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Voodoo for Quake. In related news I upgraded to windows 95 to be able to play the Mech Warrror games
I think I bought a card for Myst, on Windows 3.1. I'm not sure I needed the card, but I wanted to upgrade something. I think my next significant video card purchase was a Diamond something for one of the MechWarrior games. I never did buy a Voodoo type card and I think my next significant purchase after that was for WoW. Between MW and WoW, I was doing mostly programming and web development instead of playing games, so I didn't pay that much attention to the cards I was buying.
I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.
Originally posted by Ghern I bought my first Voodoo card to run Quake II. Good times.
Voodoo3 2000 PCI!
I bought it for the Star Wars Pod Racing game, back in 1998(?). If memory serves me correctly, that video card lasted me until 2004; it even played Final Fantasy XI flawlessly.
I can't remember the game or the card exactly but I do know the first card I bought was an EGA card so I could try out some of them thar new fangled 16 color games.
"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils." - Louis Hector Berlioz
Voodoo 3 for Everquest
I didn't buy it, as I was 14 at the time, but in 1999, Everquest, I convinced my parents they needed a new card to make our computer run faster (so EVERYONE who uses it could enjoy the upgrade).
It still took a minute to transition zones though :-/.
Me buying my own graphics card? I would say Eve Online/Planetside since they came out about the same time. I remember my computer did not meet the minimum requirements graphics card wise, so I went out and bought a new one for $200 (thing WAS a beast.)
Then most recently...buying a whole new computer in general...for..well...any game that comes out and I want to run :P
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Originally posted by Mikey_Hazard Omikron: The Nomad Soul
Diamond Monster 3D video card (Original Voodoo?) for playing Quake back in the late 90's.
My first PC game, though, was Leisure Suit Larry in the Lando f hte Lounge Lizards, which was back in the late 80's. 25 years ago.