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Things about Doom you just found out

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53 minutes ago, seed said:

I might have discovered something while playing Dark Encounters. Unless this was added by the wad, GZDoom literally has an exit message saying "Try co-op in Zandronum." 1.0

It is added by Dark Encounters. GZDoom by itself doesn't change the quit messages, or any other string.

 

It still has the strings about leaving to DOS even though I don't think GZDoom has ever run on DOS.

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(Re: Doom 25 year message in vanilla)
 

Wait what? Is this a joke? Has no one ever uncovered that Easter egg in the source or IWAD or wherever it is until now?

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2 minutes ago, insertwackynamehere said:

(Re: Doom 25 year message in vanilla)
 

Wait what? Is this a joke? Has no one ever uncovered that Easter egg in the source or IWAD or wherever it is until now?

 

That's the name of the savegame.

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Lmao dammit, it's too early. I literally just downloaded 1.666 and fired up my hex editor to go searching for this string in case it had gotten lost during the open sourcing or something. I was so excited for some random datetime easter egg everyone had somehow missed and forgotten about

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On 7/18/2019 at 1:51 PM, Gez said:

Also the next person who makes a Heretic or Hexen map has got to include an item called the Arch-Vial.

Don't you tempt me.

 

I already put "Tomb of Power" on my list of possible future map titles thanks to the perennial tome/tomb confusion from some people.

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3 hours ago, D1m3 said:

Was recording video for celebrating Doom 2 25th Anniversary and THIS HAPPEN,entire question about quickload just gone and rest of message moved to the left

setup_036.avi_snapshot_02.40_[2019.09.23_16.05.26].png

 

2 hours ago, insertwackynamehere said:

Lmao dammit, it's too early. I literally just downloaded 1.666 and fired up my hex editor to go searching for this string in case it had gotten lost during the open sourcing or something. I was so excited for some random datetime easter egg everyone had somehow missed and forgotten about

 

It wouldn't have been the first program to have specific things happen or display different things on a particular date, but it would have been rather odd for it to have been specific to version 1.666 only.

 

I wonder if Carmack, Romero, and company even thought Doom would still be as popular it is 25+ years later (yes, it's relatively niche, but it's still a remarkably popular niche), especially after they had moved on to Quake and other things.

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Donald Trump (donnytrump) is a cheat code in Strife that gives you tons of money and all the artifacts. Thus, Donald Trump has managed to sneak his way into the GZDoom codebase...

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2 minutes ago, 3saster said:

Donald Trump (donnytrump) is a cheat code in Strife that gives you tons of money and all the artifacts. Thus, Donald Trump has managed to speak his way into the GZDoom codebase...

He'll never stop winning, will he?

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Certain French shovelware compilation preserved a version of BF_THUD!.WAD which includes JPTR_V40.WAD’s E3M8 as MAP30.

 

Also, this compilation did preserve the entire contents (already unpacked, that is) of the original CDKSTUFF.ZIP posted supposedly on CompuServe Action Games forum by the author of all this stuff, Christen David Klie. It contains the original filenames of his Master Levels outtakes, as curiosity.

 

Extracted from said shovelware compilation: https://doomshack.org/uploads/CDKSTUFF_REBUILT.ZIP

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I bet someone has said something about this before but i am not gonna read 264 pages so uhh

 

Doom 64 imp has an asshole

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Arg. In ZDoom if you hop on a thing (like a barrel) on a moving floor (BOOM format) the thing stops moving even though the floor continues to scroll. What a pain. I made a room designed around riding on top of a barrel along a conveyor belt to proceed, and now that's shot... unless the map can be converted to a different format which doesn't share this mechanic?

Edited by NaturalTvventy

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Missile Damage 4 can gib a 20 HP Zombie.   I love how every once in a while, a plasma bolt or Caco bite/ball could gib them with missile damage 5.   Recently surprised myself as nothing normally in Doom is set to 4.

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12 hours ago, Gokuma said:

Missile Damage 4 can gib a 20 HP Zombie.   I love how every once in a while, a plasma bolt or Caco bite/ball could gib them with missile damage 5.   Recently surprised myself as nothing normally in Doom is set to 4.

Imps do 3 damage and they can gib zombies if they hit a low hp zombie with a high dmg ball.

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Realized this a few months ago, but it bears repeating.... because it is so damn obvious....

All the startup demos in Doom were played with keyboard + mouse.  

There was a topic here that Doom was ALWAYS meant to be played with keyboard and mouse (as opposed to keyboard only), and the guy pointed the demos out as proof of this.  When I read that, I immediately realized, I didn't even need to look them up, I have them burned in my memory, and holy shit I never consciously acknowledged that.  

BTW, I still play keyboard-only, because I always have.  Keyboard + mouse feels more like a Quake thing to me

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26 minutes ago, Maximum Matt said:

Realized this a few months ago, but it bears repeating.... because it is so damn obvious....

All the startup demos in Doom were played with keyboard + mouse.  

There was a topic here that Doom was ALWAYS meant to be played with keyboard and mouse (as opposed to keyboard only), and the guy pointed the demos out as proof of this.  When I read that, I immediately realized, I didn't even need to look them up, I have them burned in my memory, and holy shit I never consciously acknowledged that.  

BTW, I still play keyboard-only, because I always have.  Keyboard + mouse feels more like a Quake thing to me

I don't know what are the teaser startup demos supposed to prove; they're deliberately played sloppily as if Romero or whoever was at the controls was an utter noob. My feeling upon watching the demos is that they look like someone was thrusting the mouse around in order to move, but I guess that can be verified by looking at the demo hex data: the presence of any exact integers means the keyboard was also used. 

 

It would have been so cool to have some multiplayer demos too. I guess that it was something too new, or too few people had networks in order to make that feature advertise-worthy? I only found out DOOM has multiplayer after I read the manual... 

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58 minutes ago, printz said:

It would have been so cool to have some multiplayer demos too. I guess that it was something too new, or too few people had networks in order to make that feature advertise-worthy? I only found out DOOM has multiplayer after I read the manual... 

Shareware Doom 1.666 had a multiplayer demo.

However the reason why they didn't originally was because demos didn't actually work for multiplayer, that was actually added in 1.4.

 

Also the setup program clearly indicated multiplayer, which most people needed to run to even get sound working as Doom didn't automatically configure that. And multiplayer was available to anybody who could connect two computers together, as it supported modem/serial connections as well. While the same can't be said for modems or IPX compatible NICs, you can guarantee everyone had a serial port.

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9 hours ago, Edward850 said:

Shareware Doom 1.666 had a multiplayer demo.

 

That player 2, though.

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Version 1.7 of Doom 2 overhauled Underhalls, BUT, this isn't the version that actually broke parts of the map - the barrels are where they should be in the dark area with the blue key, and the infamous Sergeant is not stuck inside the wall. Yet, this version removed the barrier to the left side inside the first room.

 

Also the secrets on the Wolfenstein maps are still not marked.

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In the Xbox version of E4M1, it's impossible to activate the torch that reveals the "NIN" secret (which technically still exists, yes), as well as the final monster closet with the 4 Barons. So, it's not possible to get 100% kills and secrets on this version of the map. Even if you noclip into the Barons' closet to alert them, they never teleport outside of it.

 

Spoiler

 

 

 

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Wallrunning doesn't work in Doom v1.1 (North-South and East-West walls), except for some diagonal walls for which it's the same as Doom v1.9.

Edited by axdoomer

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On 10/20/2019 at 3:33 AM, Maximum Matt said:

Most likely a reference to NIN's "Broken" E.P. 

 

Should have patched it to reference NIN's second EP :P

 

Spoiler

Nine_Inch_Nails_-_Fixed.png

 

Edited by Rathori

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1 hour ago, HLRaven said:

Just found out that there are demons in the bottom of the Ultimate Doom Art

I knew about the demons, but not about another marine in the bottom left corner :)

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5 hours ago, DynamiteKaitorn said:

Unless it's a third marine I just realised, the pinky demon just to the right of the doom marine is in-fighting.

Yeah. It looks like the demon is killing someone, but it looks more like shotgun guy or zombieman.

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