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Originally posted by bakabröd mine was for unreal 1.
Same deal for me
"In the immediate future, we have this one, and then weve got another one that is actually going to be so were going to have, what we want to do, is in January, what were targeting to do, this may or may not happen, so you cant hold me to it. But what were targeting to do, is have a fun anniversary to the Ilum shenanigans that happened. An alien race might invade, and they might crash into Ilum and there might be some new activities that happen on the planet." ~Gabe Amatangelo
Originally posted by Vunak23
Originally posted by bakabröd mine was for unreal 1. Same deal for me
Originally posted by bakabröd mine was for unreal 1.
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
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Originally posted by Lady_Vixen
Diamond Monster 3D video card (Original Voodoo?) for playing Quake back in the late 90's. ...
Diamond Monster 3D video card (Original Voodoo?) for playing Quake back in the late 90's.
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.
Originally posted by Zeymere
I recall mine being a Voodoo, I think it was a Voodoo3 video card for Asherons Call. Z.
I recall mine being a Voodoo, I think it was a Voodoo3 video card for Asherons Call.
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 ) for my old 8088 in 1991 to play Heroes of the Lance (AD&D Dragonlance RPG game)
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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!
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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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!
Just recollected i also bought Covox for some MechWarrior game. I had to be serious ;-)
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.
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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.
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)
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!
+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.
Diamond Stealth 2d/3d and a Monster 1 3dfx card with the piggyback cable, all for Quake 1
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