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Doom II 1.666 (files dated 9-20-94) Does it exist?

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Hello all! It's my first post here and i'm starting with a question for the doom experts! I found this forum by chance while looking for some information on Doom II versions and after seeing all the information around i still have a big doubt... Maybe someone here can help explaining this.
Apparently there are 4 different registered 1.666 versions:
-The first one is dated 8-25-94 and it's the old Razor1911 scene release (id software declared this version to be "pirated" and none of the patches work with it).
-The second one is dated 8-29-94 and it's the USA/european (?) version.
-The third one is also dated 8-29-94 but it's the german censored version (id had to remove some swastikas on the secret levels).
-The fourth version is dated 9-20-94 and the only information i have about it comes from the id patch readme file:
PATCH DIRECTIONS
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1. Unzip the file PATCH.ZIP to the directory containing the DOOM 2
files.

2. This .zip file contains three patches for DOOM 2. All will
upgrade your current version of DOOM 2 to version 1.7a.

If you have:

Version Dated Use File
------- ------- ----------
1.666 8-29-94 PATCHA.BAT
1.666 9-20-94 PATCHB.BAT
1.7 9-21-94 PATCHC.BAT

CHANGES MADE
-------------------------
* Various level design bugs. (HOM, see thru walls, etc.).
* Sound code changes.

NOTES:
-------------------------
Players using DOOM 2 version 1.7a should not try to play
a net or modem game with players using version 1.666.
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So, does this fourth version really exist? Anyone knows anything about it? Thanks for your time and any help on this!

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Don't have a copy of the 20th Sept. version myself but the datestamp has me wondering if it might be an accidentally released beta of Version 1.7.

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GreyGhost said:

Don't have a copy of the 20th Sept. version myself but the datestamp has me wondering if it might be an accidentally released beta of Version 1.7.


Yeah, probably... I've always thought it could be some japanese or australian release but i still have no idea... Hopefully someone here can solve this mystery! :)

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Dragonsbrethren said:

I've never even come across the pirated version.


Me neither... until i searched for it on the internet. My first Doom game was a legitimate Doom II 1.666 (on 5 disks, that i eventually used to get a copy of Tie Fighter that same year, and ended up losing).

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