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Originally posted by nsignific Quake 1, the first 3D hardware accelerated game. I bought a Monster 3D (voodoo 1 chip).
That was mine also. Oh man, I forgot all about the Monster card (3DFX Chipset), back when Creative Labs made video cards. I was so excited to get it. Oh wait, was probably the Monster II Card. I think the first game I tried out the card was Quake 2 and Half-life.
Man, that really opened up video games for me. The first time that I saw Glide (3DFX openGL drivers) was a big WOW factor for me.
Had accellerated 2d (YES: 2d) back in the windows 386/3.0/3.1 and 3.11 for workgroups era.
The first card I bought specifically for a game (replacing my ATI Rage Pro) was a dual Voodoo2 SLI pack. That particular 3D-fx solution (SLI: Scan line interleave) kept me from ever buying a Geforce1 because it just outperformed the nVidia upcomer :-)
The game: Half-life OP4 and of course Counter Strike beta 0.65
We dont need casuals in our games!!! Errm... Well we DO need casuals to fund and populate our games - But the games should be all about "hardcore" because: We dont need casuals in our games!!!(repeat ad infinitum)
Originally posted by grimal Wow. I don't remember. Maybe The Seventh Guest?
OMG The Seventh Guest!!!
On topic mine was for HL.
Remember Old School Ultima Online
I don't remember the specs or details now. But all I know was that I got into SWG beta and realized that my machine couldn't handle it. So I used my guest beta invite for my wife, bought two brand new computers for the both of us and we played the heck out of that game for years.
Earlier this year I bought us both new computers again so we could play SWTOR. We played the holy heck out of that game for 1 week, then less and less until it was just raid nights.... and then we cancelled our accounts.
9600U for CoH. I was briefly one of those 'top end' guys with the best card anyone was making (at the time).
Of course the 'best card anyone is making' often comes with a brand new but terribly flakey driver.
It had some serious heat problems too, fan insufficient to cool the gpu. Half hour gaming = BSOD serious. Plus assorted problems with double-sized card, required a bigger-than-normal power supply, couldn't sit near to a sound card...
$800 video cards are for guys who just can't bear to not have their equipment polished, I guess. Personally, I haven't bothered with 'bleeding edge' since. A year later the 9600U came on single-sized card/standard power reqs/driver that worked and 1/4 the price.
Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.
my first video card was an ATI VGA, I bought it when I wanted to play Battle Chess, Before that all I had was an EGA card. Well thats not actually true, I had a monochrome, CGA and an EGA card before that. upgrading those was not for a game but happened when I switched from an XT , to a i286, and then to an i386. Shortly after upgrading to the i386 is when I went from 16 color EGA to VGA with a whoppimg 256 colors.
Quake 2. I didn't actually buy it, my clan leader gave me original Voodoo (which happened after V2 came out). First one I did actually buy was Voodoo 3 PCI. Another guildie went to US and he got it for me for A$220. When they were officially released here in Oz, they had retail price of $399. One of the gaming sites joked they must have bought them over on a Learjet.
Wasnt for any one particular game but it was a Matrox Millenium G200.
I wonder why Matrox dropped out of the gaming market, as that card was the shit back in the day.
Bought a Voodoo accelerator with 12mb ram! Rest of the rig was pentium 150mmx and 32mb ram. Only had a 3.2gb hard drive and had to delete parts of windows to fit EQ on it lol.
SO many computer builds between then and now.....so very many.
For guildwars 1, i was 13 and bought a nvidia geforce 6100 LE.
I remember thinking guild wars 1 was the prettiest game ever.
Boy things change.
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)
OMG ME TOO HAHA, so epic i bought a TNT card
EVGA FTW-3 MOBO X58EVGA GTX 580G.SKILL RIPJAW 12GBINTEL I7 950CORSAIR H70 CPU COOLERCORSAIR 1200W 80+GOLD
DAoC first for time for making any changes to a computer. :-)
like many others have posted, it was a Voodoo, i'm pretty sure (although i keep seeing S3 ViRGE in my mind's eye)...
regardless, it was for MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat
cheers on the good topic
A sure sign that you are in an old, dying paradigm/mindset, is when you are scared of new ideas and new technology. Don't feel bad. The world is moving on without you, and you are welcome to yell "Get Off My Lawn!" all you want while it happens. You cannot, however, stop an idea whose time has come.
First card was a Nvidia NV11 for Nox. I used to to play Ragnarok Online but ended up getting a Radeon 9250 for FF11 and WoW. I had to do A system rebuild well everything but the case for aion been using the same setup tell I ran into swtor and had to do another rebuild that didn't help.
It was the NV11 in 2000 though the summer.
Yes I'm serious.
Had to get saved films to youtube somehow!
AsRock Z710 Extreme7+ motherboardIntel i7-6700K Skylake 4.0 GHz processor8 GB DDR4 3600 mhz RAMSamsung 850 Evo 2.5" SSDSamsung 950 Pro M.2 SSDHaf X caseTwo MSI 980 Ti GPUs in SLIThree 30" U3011 monitors at 7680x1600 resolution in SurroundAn additional 27" Dell 4K monitorBasically my gaming rig is made of moneyEl Psy Congroo