I remember when Wing Commander 2 came out, I had to upgrade to (I think) a 486 DX/2 at 66Mhz with...whatever..256megs of ram or something.
I had some Orchid VGA board....this was before 3D graphics, when we were perfectly happy with 320x240 at 256 glorious colors.... For what its worth I also remember at the time the big "Audio Debate" for Wing Commander.
If you wanted to hear the incredible MIDI score, you needed one of those external Roland sound processors....or you went with the Soundblaster for the sweet digital sounds, or the Soundblaster Pro....but you couldn't have both.
Then the Soundblaster 16bit came out, but in the days before Windows you had major problems getting it to work, for example, in stereo or at all with your games....so all of us were waiting on this Sound Card from Canada....damned if I can remember the name, but I bought one. It had great Midi, not as good as a Roland but waaay better than the digital-clock midi sounds you'd get on a Soundblaster or Adlib card, AND it had a digital chip on the board, so you could have the sweet digital voice and sound effects in games and your high-end "real samples" midi......unfortunately it didn't quite work.
I ultimately returned it, I remember ordering it directly from the company in Canada....they were cool about letting me return it....
Edited: GRAVIS ULTRASOUND