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Blastfrog

What was the first version of Doom you ever played?

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Shareware from damaged floppy disks on a computer with no sound card.

To this day, I like to play Doom without music, though I can live without the PC speaker sound effects.

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dos shareware floppy. Didn't get back to the other episodes until after Doom II came out and I finished that one.

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V 1.1 Retail in 94 that one of my classmates installed on one of the classroom computers. I was amazed at the advanced graphics and initially completely misunderstood how it worked. Thinking that the creators had drawn ever angle individually. Effectively making it a 2d game in my eyes. Can't recall how long this impression stayed with me though. But up to that point I was basically unaware of the concept of 3d graphics.

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I think I played the shareware back in '93, but my memory is hazy. I know I played the official from 1.666 floppies, and then later doom 2 from a copy my dad traded my uncle for. Also who we got captain comic 2 from! Damn I love me some DOS.

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My roommate downloaded the shareware from a local BBS in Dec. 1993. He had a 386SX/16 though, so played it with the screen shrunk to its lowest setting. I couldn't even tell what was going on, so it didn't impress me. ;)

Not long after that, I saw it running on a 486 and it blew me away. Six months later I bought my own 486...

I'm also playing without music these days, even though my old machine had a PAS16 card. I really only like the OPL3 music, everything else seems wrong...

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I played Doom 64 which I borrowed from a friend of mine somewhere between 1997 & 1999.

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Doom registered v1.1 in late 1994, after reading "Doom this" and "Doom that" in magazines.

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My first memory about doom is playing Map06 in coop with my brother. My father helped me with controls (I was like 4 years old ^_^). I think it was v1.666.

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0.99 I remember the e2m6 song playing after the episode ended. Then I remembered various changes through 1.1 1.2 ect. This is why I am after the 1.1 files. I also played PWads back in 94 including 666.wad and Aliens TC.

If anyone is selling the 1.1 files then please let me know.

Edit: gosh that song didn't play at the ordering screen. What's going on with my memory?

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The shareware was the first version I played, pretty nostalgic.
But the best versions I played where the psx and the xbox port (xbox and pc are almost the same but I like the controller more than keyboard)

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shareware, about a week after it came out. IIDQD'd the whole thing.

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On the PC? Shareware version 1.8 for Doom and Doom 2 1.666 in 1995.

Console and experiencing the rest of the game? SNES Doom. Same applies to the date, around 1995.

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XBLA Doom. I played Hexen as a kid and always was interested by what I'd heard and seen of Doom, but never enough to actually try and get the game. So when I finally got proper internet in 2007, not knowing about the shareware episode, I went to where I knew I could play it free, the XBLA demo.

I didn't buy the game for PC until I watched a ZDaemon co-op video and watching a bunch of players face off against a bunch of Cyberdemons was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen.

edit: Doomhuntress stop copying my words before I post them

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PSX Doom. 1995 I think it was. I didn't have a PC at the time but when I bought one I got Final Doom (PC, not PSX) right away.

It was another 7 years before I bought PC UDoom/Doom 2, even though I hacked on a couple of source ports during that time.

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