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What system did you have your 1st Doom expierence?

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SunlapseVertigo said:

9 years old, in 1993, on my first ever computer:

Pentium 75mhz
8mb ram
650 GB HD
15" monitor
Sound Blaster


Hang on, were pentiums even out back then? I'm old, and my mind is going... going... *snore*

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That's what I thought. I could have sworn the Pentium wasn't about when Doom was first released, but apparently it came out in 1993. Must have cost a fair bit back then though :P

After giving it a go on a friend's computer, I remember first really getting in to Doom on the family's old 486SX33. I think I remember it running ok for the most part... Though I'm probably wrong.

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The friend (who's computer I first experienced DOOM on) was all about praising the pentium. I remember him saying (and he was only like, 12 at the time or 13!!) that is was so powerful and the fastest thing out, and all of that. Pentium was kind of a buzz word for a while I guess.

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i was 10 or maybe 11. it was the end of 1993 either way

my mother and her then live in boyfirend had purchaced a Dell.
specs
486DX/88Mhz
8Mb RAM
540MB hard disk
soundblaster 16
VESA SVGA 2 MB card
2 battery power speakers
monitor, 15 inches
and a color dot matrix printer called quite series (loudest fucking thing i have ever heard)
DOS 5.00
windows 3.1 with "boot loader" for both DOS and windows.

came with a bunch of shareware games. like keen4

however my mother was playing a game called doom. she showed it to me, the rest is history.

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Doom v1.1 Shareware on a 33MHz 486DX with 8 megs of RAM, a Sound Blaster Pro 2.0 and some graphics card which I can't really remember. I was 9.

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I didn't know my exact system specs back then, but it was definitely an IBM Aptiva 486 running Ultimate DooM. Ah, the glory days. ;)

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486DX 100mhz 128mb ram PAS16 and some type of video

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I had a 486 25mhz and I "upgraded" with a overdrive chip...remember those? I had a blazing speed of 50mhz!! 8 megs of ram with a soundblaster 16 card! I used to play online at the local BBS using "Game Connection" with a 14.4 modem...whew.


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Gokuma said:

3.58 Mhz, 128 KB RAM, 64 KB Video RAM, a.k.a. SNES


You know, when you look at that thing's specs, you really have to marvel at what they could push out of it. Take a look at the Donkey Kong Country series, for instance.

Wow.

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I think I was 13 or 14 and it was on an Atari Jaguar displayed in a Debenhams store. I think I was on E1M4 cos I remember going through a brown maze area with a rocket launcher and blowing myself up on a demon!

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yes pentiums where out in 1993, look at the date on a pentium. copyright 1993, however they where expenisive as fuck.

i didnt start seeing pentium until 1995. at least that was when i first saw one. a year later. we got a p133 system at my dad's house

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A Gateway 486DX2-50.

I remember the company made a big deal about it having an 8-bit sound card, a 2MB video card, and a whopping 420MB of hard drive space!

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Sephiroth said:

yes pentiums where out in 1993, look at the date on a pentium. copyright 1993, however they where expenisive as fuck.

i didnt start seeing pentium until 1995. at least that was when i first saw one. a year later. we got a p133 system at my dad's house


A p133 in 1996! Wow, not too shabby.

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i have no idea if that was good or not for the period. i would thought pentium 166 and 200 was out at that point.

i wasn't into computeras that much then. other than doom and in 1997 quake.

that computer was the main system until the end of 1999. my dad continued to use it until 2002. by then it was nearly dead.

I also remember wanting a voodoo 2 so badly then. i got one at a garage sale last month for $2. it sits in a drawer to remind me. what i want i will get...in a matter of time, not really.

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The first time I played Doom was at a friend´s 486 SX 33, 4 MB RAM. It was early 1995 and I was 13. It was so awesome. I remember the blue floppy symbol flickering in the lower right corner when a new level loaded. I haven´t seen this in years now :D

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I think I was like 7 or 6, and it was on a Win95 comp I had in 1995. Used Doom95. At the time, I had not known how bad it was, because I used the keyboard :P.

Specs:

Sony VAIO Desktop
Operating System: Win95
32mb ram
Pentium 2(don't know the speed)
4gb hard drive
forgot monitor size

I remember having Ultimate Doom, Doom 2, and Duke Nukem 3d Atomic edition, so I was on a Doom/Build engine rampage.

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I was 6 and my dad gave me the Quake Disc... I managed to hack an executable on the CD (I used fucking UGE, for god's sake!) and I got the Ultimate Doom loaded on my 133MHz Laptop, 24MB RAM, 4MB VRAM, with a 775MB hard drive.

EDIT: For those of you who were wondering and have the CD, you know how you need to enter a service agent code to snag the games? Well...

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Spike said:

Hang on, were pentiums even out back then? I'm old, and my mind is going... going... *snore*



About the specs he listed - of course, the 650 GB hdd was a mistake. heh -- but eh 75 MHz - man, that's a little bit hard to believe. Just saying a little...

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Darkhaven said:

EDIT: For those of you who were wondering and have the CD, you know how you need to enter a service agent code to snag the games? Well...

I have the original retail Quake CDROM, and the one that came with the id Anthology - didn't notice anything like this on either of them. Where did you get your version?

However there was something similar on my old Heretic Shadows of the Serpent Riders CDROM where other id games like Final Doom, Hexen etc. were stored, and you had to enter a code to extract them from their archives... The number of days I spent trying to guess the codes!

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Trilinear said:

I have the original retail Quake CDROM, and the one that came with the id Anthology - didn't notice anything like this on either of them. Where did you get your version?

However there was something similar on my old Heretic Shadows of the Serpent Riders CDROM where other id games like Final Doom, Hexen etc. were stored, and you had to enter a code to extract them from their archives... The number of days I spent trying to guess the codes!


I actually think I found my copy in the bargain bin somewhere. But if you open the CD instead of autoplay it, you'll find a program that has alot of service agent codes if you know how to crack it for the right game; sort of like a KEYGEN.EXE program you find on pirated games.

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I first played doom1 shareware on my uncles computer.the funny thing is is that I didn't like it much.

The graphics were good but i thought the gameplay sucked because i wasn't using the mouse.I went back to playing master of orion.

when i got a playstation I really got hooked on doom2,even tho the controls still kinda sucked.

So now doom's graphics suck but the gameplay is better to me than modern games and episode one thru nine are my favorite levels.

edit:I think i was a pre-teen or something

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Cousin's 486. Thing had a soundblaster, so pimp.

Later got myself a leet 133mhz compaq (haha), and the first game I played on that was hexen, which, coincidentally ran like crap on my cousin's computer... to this day bragging about hexen's glass breaking and flying around at high FPS pisses him off, even though we both have 2800mhz machines now :P

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A mates 486, the only 'computers' i had in 1993 where a BBC micro and a Sega Megadrive (Genesis), of course a 486 was one of teh ultimat PC's back then (His dad was an architect and got it off his company) so he was able to run it in medium detail with only minor slowdown. Still we where annoyed that he only had the shareware version (though we used to cheat through it anyway, not play it, so the challenge was there if we had played properly heh). the first time i played a version of doom i actually owned was in 1995 or 6 on the Playstation, it took until 1999 till i got my First PC, and guess what was the first game i got for it? heh

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I actually bought the shareware version 1.2 on floppy disks from my own allowance money. I was around 12 years old and I was really anticipating this game and then of course it woudln't run onn our computer so my dad had to set up a pif in windows (3.1) to get it running and then I could play Shareware Doom 1.2 in Low Detail.
Ah those were the days.

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I remember seeing it in a cousin's house, and i clearly remember it was phobos' lab. He was playing with a friend and he wouldn't let me near. i remember i was playing wolf3d back then, and Doom looked beyond cool! When i finally got it on shareware my pc was:

486 @ 100 mHz
8MB RAM
70MB HD (lol, i remember that there were times when i had to free up memory because Descent needed 15MB of free space, and i had only 3 -- man, 3MB of free space!!!)
Windows 3.1
My soundcard was pretty generic, but it got sound out of doom.
Sadly, that was my pc until 1996...

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I'll beest ye, I think we'd have good sex together. The first system I played doom on was a 166mhz pentium.

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The Year: 1994
The Age: 9
The Poison: Doom Shareware 1.2 diskettes that a friend of mine had loaned me (he actually bought the shareware version, heh, but couldn't get it running on his 4mb RAM system, so I made him some boot disks and he let me borrow it in return. We made it to E1M3 that night, scared to go around every corner.)
The System: PC
The Specs:
486SX 25mhz
4MB of RAM
170MB Hard Drive
1X CD-ROM
Sound Blaster Pro 2.0 ISA (ADDRESS 220, IRQ 7, DMA 1, TYPE 4)
2400bps modem (I actually got a shell account at a local ISP that year after some dude I met at a college camp taught me how to use the internet. My life was never the same again)

EDIT: Quit complaining, this was my PC (with some upgrades) until 1998.

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