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Russell_P

'Wads of Wads' CD from 1994

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Sweet, this is one of those discs I knew existed (since it was mentioned on a CD index page) but wasn't sure if I'd ever hear of a surviving copy.

 

Yeah, a picture of the CD/any surviving packaging would also be great.

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Sadly i don't have the packaging anymore, it was most likely thrown away when I moved most of my CD's into cd wallets years ago. But it was identical to the image in my original post.

Here's a scan (200dpi) of the disc, although my scanner isn't great.

 

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Wow, I've heard about these things since I was a kid, but never once In my 27 years of existence have I actually seen a Doom wad disk, I'm surprised to be honest because I though stuff like this was only done on floppy disks until the 2000's.

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16 minutes ago, wolfmcbeard said:

Wow, I've heard about these things since I was a kid, but never once In my 27 years of existence have I actually seen a Doom wad disk, I'm surprised to be honest because I though stuff like this was only done on floppy disks until the 2000's.

I used to see D!ZONE discs in the software section of my local entertainment store back when I was a young teenager, but I could never buy one.  I had no idea at the time that there were places online where you could just download maps for free, or that the stuff you could find online was 1000x better than what was on those discs, lol.  (I am 35 so you probably just missed them by a couple of years.)

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@Russell_P Cool, thanks for the disc picture.

 

Would you be interested in contributing this to the archive.org Doom level CD collection too? (Or having me submit it for you if you want?)

 

10 minutes ago, wolfmcbeard said:

Wow, I've heard about these things since I was a kid, but never once In my 27 years of existence have I actually seen a Doom wad disk, I'm surprised to be honest because I though stuff like this was only done on floppy disks until the 2000's.

Nah, there are a lot of different CD compilations out there particularly for Doom stuff (other popular games have some as well).  Floppy ones were probably the less common option, unless you mean swapping floppies between friends rather than making a commercial product out of it.  I've got like 30+ different ones in my collection just for Doom-related ones and I know there are still a lot of other ones I don't have (like the one in this thread).

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@guitardz probably didn't help that I didn't have a PC of my own until I was sixteen (yes, I did fall for the "delete System32 to speed up your computer" joke withing a month of getting it.), we never had a family pc before that, only played Doom once back in 99 on a computer that belonged to a friend of my mom.
Ironically, the only time I've seen a software disk was when I reinstalled Vista after breaking it.
These days, I've got a stack of hardware and software disks that go to things I don't have any more, including an old Sonic disk from 98 i think.

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Hate to say this to the bloke in the chair, but if a Cyberdemon is that close...

  1. You're not shooting it until it dies, and
  2. You're not going to get to try to shoot it for much longer.

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I remember Sgt. Shivers actually did up a sprite of the Wads of Wads guy a long time ago, I really want a mod at this point where you roll around the map in an office chair with an assault rifle.

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6 minutes ago, InsanityBringer said:

I remember Sgt. Shivers actually did up a sprite of the Wads of Wads guy a long time ago, I really want a mod at this point where you roll around the map in an office chair with an assault rifle.

I seem to remember someone having that as their avatar...

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10 minutes ago, InsanityBringer said:

I remember Sgt. Shivers actually did up a sprite of the Wads of Wads guy a long time ago, I really want a mod at this point where you roll around the map in an office chair with an assault rifle.

Stairs quickly become a bigger bane to your existence than any demon.

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I see that there is a LMP section in there that might be of some historical interest. Judging from the number of files alone, it must have some demos that aren't included in the "The DOOM Hall of Fame: Collectors Edition", which has a similar vintage. From their date-stamps, most of the demos must be 1.2 format, which Prboom+ can attempt to play back, with a good degree of success. (I have only tested a few of them though.)

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On 12/1/2018 at 2:32 AM, ETTiNGRiNDER said:

@Russell_P

Would you be interested in contributing this to the archive.org Doom level CD collection too? (Or having me submit it for you if you want?)

 

Feel free to submit this wherever you want.

I'm glad people found this stuff interesting/useful.

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