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What game did you buy your first video card for?

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  • Vunak23Vunak23 In your house eatin'' your cookies, FLPosts: 635Member
    Originally posted by bakabröd
    mine was for unreal 1.

    Same deal for me

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  • AeolronAeolron Ottawa, ONPosts: 648Member
    Originally posted by Vunak23
    Originally posted by bakabröd
    mine was for unreal 1.

    Same deal for me

     Geez hehe umm gotta think about that one LOL

    had alot of floppy drive games hahaha but the first TRUE game I had on the PC was the fist Resident evil game with my 3DFX Extreme Voodoo haha I think I still have it somewhere :P I believe thats my first one , then of course was quake and unreal

  • RoinRoin Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,926Member Uncommon
    Was a Voodoo Card, and I bought it for that old Mechwarrior rip off it was called like Heavy Metal or something like that.

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  • syntax42syntax42 Columbus, OHPosts: 1,305Member Uncommon
    I think I purchased a Voodoo card for one of those Descent games.  I miss that zero-gravity tunnel shooter.
  • solarinesolarine IstanbulPosts: 1,203Member
    Originally posted by Lady_Vixen

    Diamond Monster 3D video card (Original Voodoo?) for playing Quake back in the late 90's.

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    Yep, bought the very same one for Quake 1. Diamond Monster 3D, the add-on card with the famous Voodoo I 3dfx chip. Must be 1997 or so. 

    Though, even before that, I got a Diamond FireGL. That card was meant to be used for stuff like CAD and 3D applications, but, wow, did it make the space sims look good! Though I have to say it was awfully expensive. I remember playing Wing Commander 3 or some such space combat game with that, and being really impressed.

     

  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,293Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Zeymere

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

     

    Z.

    VooDoo came to mind as well. For me it was 2x VooDoo2 (serial setup) in my old 386DX. Combined they had 24Mb memory which was more than the 8Mb I had on board *ROFL* Bought these cards for Quake II at the time iirc

    But my 1st real card for a computer game would have been a EGA card (16 colors and it was a lot back then :D) for my old 8088 in 1991 to play Heroes of the Lance (AD&D Dragonlance RPG game)

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  • KilrainKilrain Prineville, ORPosts: 684Member Uncommon
    Everquest 1, nvidia riva TNT i believe it was.

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  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 17,934Member Uncommon
    Quake II. I got a Voodoo II card as backup to my regular card, I think I had a Matrox at the time (or was it a ATI Rage II?, cant remember).
  • solarinesolarine IstanbulPosts: 1,203Member

    Here's another thing, though: Back in the early 90s, the purchase that showed that you were "serious" about PC gaming was not the video card (didn't need it, really). It was actually the sound card. I remember buying my first true sound card back in the very early 90s. It was either a Sound Blaster 1.5 or a 2.0. 

    The traps in Prince of Persia sounded wicked with that! :)

     

  • KniknaxKniknax LeicesterPosts: 567Member Uncommon

    Quake 2, and I remember sitting around the monitor with friends, and saying "this is the future of gaming, I cant imagine games ever looking better than this!".

     

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  • KniknaxKniknax LeicesterPosts: 567Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by solarine

    Here's another thing, though: Back in the early 90s, the purchase that showed that you were "serious" about PC gaming was not the video card (didn't need it, really). It was actually the sound card. I remember buying my first true sound card back in the very early 90s. It was either a Sound Blaster 1.5 or a 2.0. 

    The traps in Prince of Persia sounded wicked with that! :)

     

    Wolfenstien 3D with a sound card.. "Coming to get you" scared the **** out of me the first time I heard it!

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  • curacura WarsawPosts: 950Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by solarine

    Here's another thing, though: Back in the early 90s, the purchase that showed that you were "serious" about PC gaming was not the video card (didn't need it, really). It was actually the sound card. I remember buying my first true sound card back in the very early 90s. It was either a Sound Blaster 1.5 or a 2.0. 

    The traps in Prince of Persia sounded wicked with that! :)

     

    Just recollected i also bought Covox for some MechWarrior game. I had to be serious  ;-) 

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covox_Speech_Thing

    It was the time of 386DX40 with 2MB of RAM. I remember 2MB wasnt enough to run Comanche so we, with friend, were just starting it to watch tittle screen lol. At the time i also had some Trident VGA and 50MB Quantum HDD installed. Years later, the disc wasnt large enough to install Daggerfall so i bought bigger one for that game.

  • GwapoJoshGwapoJosh Auburn, INPosts: 989Member Uncommon
    A Voodoo card for Everquest in 1999 :)

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  • JackdogJackdog Charleston, SCPosts: 6,344Member
    A Voodoo for Quake 1. I remember the old Voodoo ad's they were in pretty bad taste. One was of a car accident and showed a mnagled body with the Voodoo guy asking the cop whether eyeballs rolled or bounced when they were knocked out of a skull

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  • prpshrtprpshrt Clarksville, MDPosts: 258Member
    Guild Wars 1. NOT 2. That's what my second one was for....
  • fayknaymfayknaym Washington, DCPosts: 125Member
    Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. My computer couldn't run it so when we were kids my friend and I would go to the local university, even though we weren't students, and install it in thier computer labs to play and play with each other lol. Eventually I got a better card so I could play it on my computer from home. It only needed 32mb of VRAM and my computer only had 16 lol.
  • fenistilfenistil GliwicePosts: 3,005Member

    I never had one game I bought video card for.  

    It have not bad resistance to getting worse performance / having to cut on details / avoiding games that are not playable for me as hardware getting older.

    After some time when I can't stand it anymore - I just buy new / uppgrade.  

     

    There was no one game that I was doing it for I think, at least I can't get any title out of my head. 

    I think that games I most craved for usually did not have big hardware requirements.

  • TerranahTerranah Stockton, CAPosts: 3,605Member
    Star Trek Voyager Elite Force.  Long time ago.
  • jayheld90jayheld90 Canal Winchester, OHPosts: 1,763Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by sirphobos
    Bought a Voodoo 3 so I could play Everquest back in 1999.

    same here. had a heck of a time locating one, had to go to three gamestops (was eb games, at the time). and i remember being so pissed it cost 100 dollars. (my current card cost 400, lmao)

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  • RandaynRandayn Sellersville, PAPosts: 883Member Uncommon
    Age of Conan...before that I used integrated graphics, which worked just fine for Anarchy Online

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  • TuxedoSLYTuxedoSLY Ultima Online Correspondent Cape Girardeau, MOPosts: 93Member

    Some type of Nvidia card, can't remember which, to play the original Neverwinter Nights. It chugged along so terribly and I wanted to play it so badly I scrounged up, begged, pleaded, and finally got a new GFX card and it ran much much better.

     

    Great topic, BTW!

  • HerodesHerodes DannenbergPosts: 1,494Member

    +500KB for Settlers and The Black Eye @Amiga.
    And I bought a Competition Pro, because Quickshot sucked.. though they rocked at Decathlon and Winter Games.

  • MithrandolirMithrandolir The Deep Woods, NJPosts: 1,698Member Uncommon

    Diamond Stealth 2d/3d and a Monster 1 3dfx card with the piggyback cable, all for Quake 1 :)

     

  • phantomghostphantomghost Atlanta, GAPosts: 687Member Uncommon
    Everquest...

    "I see they watchin' me and takin' notes on my moves, Run up on me it's all I want I ain't got nothin' to lose."

  • PresbytierPresbytier Phoenix, AZPosts: 424Member
    Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II  I bought a Voodoo3 for it; well I actually got the card more for Rogue Squadron, but it sure helped.

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