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Shakariki Heisenberg

what does the G in GZdoom stand for

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i used to think it meant GroundZero doom but it means Zdoom so idk is it named after the creator? 
Graf (Zahl) so is it GrafZahl/GrafZdoom pretty cool name if it was tbh i cant find much on the GZDoom wiki

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2 minutes ago, Shakariki Heisenberg said:

YEA BUT IS THE G IN GZDOOM JUST A RANDOM LETTER THEY PICKED OR like does it stand for smtn


It is recursive

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It stands for Graf Zahl Doom. And that's only a cool name if you're not a native German, believe me...

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44 minutes ago, Gregor said:

It stands for Graf Zahl Doom. And that's only a cool name if you're not a native German, believe me...

What's not cool about learning how to count? Do you hate numbers or something?

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It stands for the german name of the Count from Sesame Street.

1 hour ago, Shakariki Heisenberg said:

wat

It means that something references itself and has no further meaning beyond that.

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5 hours ago, Solmyr said:

It stands for the german name of the Count from Sesame Street.

It means that something references itself and has no further meaning beyond that.

ohhh

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6 hours ago, Gregor said:

It stands for Graf Zahl Doom. And that's only a cool name if you're not a native German, believe me...

damn it means Count number

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gzdoom is from the zdoom family, the "g" is referencing "openGL" a graphics API, openGL allows the game to use your graphics card to draw the game.

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Shitposting aside, I always thought that the name was intentionally meant to do double duty, it's both GL ZDoom and Graf Zahl Doom (and ZDoomGL was already taken by another project that died a long, long time ago).

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1 hour ago, Higo Doragon said:

gzdoom is from the zdoom family, the "g" is referencing "openGL" a graphics API, openGL allows the game to use your graphics card to draw the game.

 

This is the correct answer

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openGL + ZDoom = GZDOOM

 

Low end computer system + ZDoom = LZDOOM? or maybe... LZDOOM is Legacy ZDOOM?

 

QZDOOM? Dunno...

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It is obviously named after Gerhardt Zimmer, the author of the ZIMMER textures from Doom 2.

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4 hours ago, Amiga Angel said:

openGL + ZDoom = GZDOOM

 

Low end computer system + ZDoom = LZDOOM? or maybe... LZDOOM is Legacy ZDOOM?

 

QZDOOM? Dunno...

QZ doom ight stand for Quantum Zambonee doom 

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