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Someone is recording himself playing through every WAD ever made

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Impressive. Crazy, but impressive.

 

Is he working through them alphabetically or chronologically?

 

I wonder if @TimeOfDeath666 has any thoughts?

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Is this even possible? Seems like you'd need to have a pretty lenient definition of "playing through" to have any hope of finishing the task.

 

(Also, to be pedantic, the idgames archive definitely doesn't contain "every wad ever made." It's not even close to every wad ever publicly released, given that it lacks many wads from the compuserve and AOL communities circa mid-1990s plus many copyright infringing wads, which are probably vast in number.)

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That's quite a bit of a huge challenge. There's been over 16,000+ WADs released since Doom's incarnation, so it's gonna take Josh several years (Or even decades) to successfully pull this off.

 

EDIT: Let's not forget that some WADs out there contain pornographic content (The idgames archive has an entire section dedicated to those), which is obviously against Twitch's Terms of Service.

Edited by GamingMarine : Forgot a certain detail

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Darn it, I should've been the one to try and do this, I have way too much time on my hands almost every day now.

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12 minutes ago, joshthenesnerd said:

my plan is to stop once i get to the april 2018 wads.

 

Or when your brain cease functioning.

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That's crazy. I wish you good fortune on your voyage through the vast hellscape of troll megawads, questionable level architectures, computer/box labyrinths, lengthy, convoluted switch hunts, hundreds of thousands of flaming demons and god knows what else @joshthenesnerd!

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Make sure you grab the 'Maximum Doom' CD off e-bay or Amazon (1820 additional WADs, some of them *may* not be on idgames!) so you can make absolutely certain that you've played as many mid-90's maps as possible.

 

In all seriousness though, I'd set a more 'realistic' goal; say, all the top 100 WADs (which ranges from 1994-2003) followed by all the Cacoward WADs (ranges from 2004 onwards). That way, you get a great variety of taste in all the best of Doom mapping going all the way back to the beginning. 

 

I mean, it'll be more enjoyable than slogging through all the bad crap you're going to encounter. 

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Just the idgames archive is not every wad ever made, or even publicly released. Still this an extremely ambitious project. I don't know josh, so I couldn't make any guesses as to how long he'll actually go through with this. Pretty cool though.

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Will you try to finish Chillax without cheating?

 

WIll you finish every wad generated by Oblige?

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That's a very ambitious goal, but boy does one need to have nerves of steel to even consider doing something like this. I doubt every single wad will be played though.

 

Heh, good luck anyway, gonna need it. And lots of money saved for therapy after the brain will crash completely.

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This is insane and awesome.

 

Is there some kinda list of what wads he played on which days?

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Good luck. There was someone else going through every game on Steam... to completion.

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Are his streams interesting? Does he play and comment well?

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Best of luck man, i'll be sure to watch your stream from time to time

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As long as he doesn't finish the stuff he doesn't like (or use cheats)

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Seems like a very tough task to play through the entire idgames archive, best of luck.

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Josh is a cool dude. I believe in him!

 

It was crazy having John Romero et all pop into our streams yesterday. Got to see me die a bunch in his map :p. Seem like like nice folks.

 

Anyways good luck Josh.

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