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Out of the Blue

Today is the 15th anniversary of the release of QUAKE, id Software's first-person shooter. I keep thinking I'll get used to these commemorations involving ever-larger numbers, but the shock never seems to diminish. I don't think I currently have the original QUAKE installed on my machine, but I'm going to dig it up and play some for old time's sake.

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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2011, 10:51 kanniballl
nin wrote on Jun 22, 2011, 09:57:
Ah, yes. The game that made me buy a 3d card.
I wish I could say the same. At the time my parents had a 486 DX-33 which ran the game... poorly. Fortunately Doom and (I think) Duke3D ran fine enough on it.

I think Quake 2 was out by the time I was able to buy my first PC / gaming rig but it was another couple of months until I got a 3D card. I think it was one of the Diamond Monster cards, maybe even the Monster II.

This comment was edited on Jun 22, 2011, 11:28.
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  11. Jun 22, 13:09 Happy Birthday, Quake.... ^Drag0n^
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