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how old were you when you started playing DOOM?

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2 minutes ago, Doomkid said:

Probably about 4 years old and in the era where Doom 2 was still considered somewhat cutting edge. I was a lucky kid since my dad owned multiple 486 computers and didn't mind my brother and I playing games on them, even violent stuff like wolf, doom, duke, etc.

 

I actually gathered by your username that you probably played Doom as a kid, Doomkid.

 

On topic, yeah I too was pretty young when Doom was released. I remember playing the shareware version and just being floored by how awesome it was compared to any of the games I'd played at that point in my life. I think my 486 had some games like Galaga, Hugo's house of horrors and maybe Jill of the Jungle. In comparison Doom was just mind blowing.

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I was 6 when Doom came out, so 6 - I also turned out fine and still play to this day. Thanks Mom and Dad! Damn if I don't miss the 90s and that era of PC/PSX gaming though. It was a great time to be alive.

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8.

 

My fist thoughts about it:

 

The walls where tall... you moved fast.  Seeing a game when you where a kid seems better then seeing it when you are old, it just brings better feelings about the game. 

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If my parents are to be believed, I was about 18 months old when I clacked some random keys on my father's computer and somehow bumbled my way into loading up Doom, starting a new game, then promptly doing absolutely nothing, and probably shit myself or something, because I was an infant. That would technically be the first time I played Doom, but my first time playing and actually being cognizant of the fact I was playing a game, and actually making progress? Probably about 2nd grade.

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Probably 14 or 15 when doom 2 was out, my memory isn't what it used to be.

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There are actually more younger members here than I would expect.

I started about 3 years ago, when I was 17-18 years old. My first experience of Doom was through Ultimate Doom running on Doom95. Looking back at it now it's awefull and due to the very outdated mouse protocols of doom95 I could only play with keyboard (never finding out that "," and "." strafed so I played with alt). One of the very few shooters I had ever played and the very first one on pc... It was like nothing else. I got hooked by the fast and simple gameplay of it and loved episode 1.

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I was 6. My father bought a copy of Doom, i used to watch him play. That was 1995. Since then, i've been obsessed with this game.

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When I started I was running around with iddqd and idkfa supplied by my uncle at around the age of 6. Im turning 19 this year so I started playing the classics pretty late.

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I was 6 too. My old man had the shareware version of Doom 1 on a Floppy disk, so this would've been in 1996. He got the full-version of Doom 2 from a shop a year or so later.

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I've answered this one before, but redundantly for the sake of redundancy, I was 10, and started playing in 1995.  First game I touched was Doom II, came preinstalled on a secondhand PC.  The rest is history, I guess.

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10 years old in 1997 I played my friends copy of Doom 64 on my brothers N64 system.

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9 years old. 1994.

On a 486SX33 with 4MB of ram and a 210MB hard drive... didn't even have a soundcard so my early Doom days were punctuated by the PC speaker's beeps and bops (which incidently are just as terrifying as the actual digitized sound effects...)

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my dad introduced me to doom when I was 10 or 11 in I think 2006 or 2007 and later bought me a cd containing doom, doom 2 and final doom on it.

and i first got into doom mapping in 2009 when i was 13

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I seriously started this year so basically I'm 16 now. But my First shitty wad was made when I was 14.

Edit: I have misunderstood the question. Well first time I played Doom was like 10 years ago (when I was 6-7) on a Nokia source port.

Edited by happy_mac : I have misunderstood the question

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4 hours ago, Capellan said:

 

Nah, you're thinking of @Steve D :)

 

Yeah, you're a whippersnapper compared to me. ;)

 

September, 1995. The Ancient Doomer was . . . 

 

37 years old.

 

Someone hand me my walker!!!!! ;)

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I don't know. But it was before kindergarten for sure, so less than 5. 

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19 hours ago, seed said:

Six.

Same for me, sometime in early 1994. I remember having v1.1 shareware, then v1.666 shareware, then Doom II v1.7a a bit later.

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