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What game did you buy your first video card for?



  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 In cyberspaaaaaaceMember Posts: 2,760 Uncommon
    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.

  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember Posts: 23,035 Epic
    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)


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  • SeariasSearias Edmonton, ABMember Posts: 719 Uncommon
    ATI RAGE Pro 3D came with Computer and then bought a Voodoo 3 3000 PCI eventually for Quake World Team Fortress :P.

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  • EmeraqEmeraq Medical Lake, WAMember Posts: 931 Uncommon
    I think it was an early Geforce card,  but my gateway PC with ME (anyone remember that shit?) wouldn't run a newly released Neverwinter Nights (Bioware) so I had to buy a new card.
  • darkboazdarkboaz liverpool, NYMember Posts: 152 Uncommon

    Voodoo for Quake. In related news I upgraded to windows 95 to be able to play the Mech Warrror games

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAMember Posts: 10,910 Common

    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.

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  • DOGMA1138DOGMA1138 none of your buidnessMember Posts: 476 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ghern
    I bought my first Voodoo card to run Quake II. Good times.    


  • GotterdammerGotterdammer Chatham, ONMember Posts: 36
    Mine was a Riva TNT2 to play the original Half-life. Loved that card to death.
  • goozmaniagoozmania chino, CAMember Posts: 169 Uncommon

    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.

  • KezzadrixKezzadrix Toronto, ONMember Posts: 90
    I bought my first computer in 1998 to play Ultima Online after a friend of mine got me hooked on it.  I had some sort of ATI graphics card, don't remember what it was.
  • BrenelaelBrenelael MaineMember Posts: 3,797 Uncommon

    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. image




  • FausteluneFaustelune California, CAMember Posts: 9
    A Voodoo 3 to play Diablo 2 in Glide mode!
  • BeackerBeacker Newbury, MAMember Posts: 440 Uncommon
    Bought a video card A voodoo to play some EQ1.
  • farorefarore vista, CAMember Posts: 89 Uncommon
    A diamond viper v550 to play star wars rogue squadron
  • Mikey_HazardMikey_Hazard Syracuse, NYMember Posts: 84
    Omikron: The Nomad Soul

    "Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils." - Louis Hector Berlioz

  • RokurgeptaRokurgepta wallington, NJMember Posts: 2,136
    My first video card was purchased to run Earth and Beyond. IIRC it was an ATI Radeon All in Wonder. Cant recall what series number it would have been at that time.
  • RattusRattus Calgary, ABMember Posts: 31 Uncommon
    I can't remember the card but I bought it for Grand Prix Legends. Sometime around 98-99.
  • PhoebesPhoebes Member Posts: 160 Uncommon
    Voodoo for Quake
  • CyclopsSlayerCyclopsSlayer Minneapolis, MNMember Posts: 532 Uncommon
    Everquest in '99.  I saw that using MB graphics meant I could barely move and mobs were often 20' in front of where I saw them.  It was an nVidia/GeForce 16MB as far as I can recall, something like that.
  • AcorniaAcornia Spring Lake, RIMember Posts: 193 Uncommon
    Ti400 for EQ and SWG way back when video cards were first coming  out to replace the old on board video motherboard with a 16-bit 286 CPU.
  • DragimDragim Boring, KSMember Posts: 867 Uncommon

    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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  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 In cyberspaaaaaaceMember Posts: 2,760 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mikey_Hazard
    Omikron: The Nomad Soul

    that's awesome

  • Cosmonaut79Cosmonaut79 Dixon, ILMember Posts: 175 Uncommon
    EQ1.  I remember playing on my old system and everything was fine.  Then one day they released a graphic update and suddenly all of my toons were naked.  I was still kind of a pc noob back then.  It took me a while to figure out my onboard graphics weren't enough for the game anymore!
  • Lady_VixenLady_Vixen Denver, COMember Posts: 9

    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. 

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