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DOOM registered V1.1 1993 Id Software on 5.25

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Hi, thought I would let all you Doom gamers out there that I found a 1993 Id Software Registered Version of 5.25" floppy disk...awesome condition...figure its worth quite a bit, but have listed on Ebay with no reserve and a $1 starting bid..free shipping.

should be a fun auction to watch and see what happens

1993 DOOM REGISTERED VERSION 1.1 ON 5.25" FLOPPY DISK - HOLY GRAIL - RARE - MINT

good luck if any of you are interested

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What a slender little box. A lot of the old ones I (used to) have are enormous honkers, none bigger than Might and Magic 4.

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I'm pretty surprised, and actually a little skeptical. I didn't know that Doom was ever issued on 5.25".

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Both of my 486 computers have a 5.25" drive in addition to the 3.5" drive, so it wasn't incredibly rare for computers of that time to still have one. I've never seen Doom in that format however, this is a cool find indeed.

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There were plenty of 5.25" drives around in 1993. I hated them as it seemed wrong that they were so unprotected. When I first got a PC around 1992 it was usual for them to have both types of floppy drive, but I asked for mine to have only the 3.5" drive despite there being no price reduction - I had my principles :-).

5.25" drives disappeared very rapidly after that anyway. Then CDs and DVDs came along with even less protection than 5.25" floppies - because CDs came from the Hi-Fi music world where there was already a tradition of handling records with silk gloves so to speak - or literally.

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Jon said:

I'm pretty surprised, and actually a little skeptical. I didn't know that Doom was ever issued on 5.25".

It's mentioned in order.frm with early versions, I believe, along with the CDROM registered version. Both are incredibly rare.

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There has been so much stuff lately that has tempted me to put a giant burning hole in my wallet, but I've resisted.. I may just have to bid on this little gem

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5.25" floppies could get away with less protection thanks to reduced data density/bigger surface area. If anything, it's the 1.2 MB 5.25" format that was quite rare: most users had transitioned straight from 5.25" 360KB drives to 3.5" (no matter if DD or HD), and 5.25" 1.2MB was a less sought-after upgrade path, almost as rare as 3.5" ED 2.88 MB. Most of the 5.25" drives and floppies that can still be found are actually the older 360 KB ones.

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Wow, this set has really taken on some interest..Thanks for allowing me to post on your site. Good Luck if you are planning on bidding. Who knows if and when it will be available again.

Auction ends in a few hours

Jim

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jimboweeee said:

Wow, this set has really taken on some interest..Thanks for allowing me to post on your site. Good Luck if you are planning on bidding. Who knows if and when it will be available again.

Auction ends in a few hours

Jim


Wow, that sold for a pretty penny. Congratulations!

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fraggle said:

It's mentioned in order.frm with early versions, I believe, along with the CDROM registered version. Both are incredibly rare.

IIRC, the earliest CD-ROM versions are Doom 1.2. It would be interesting if 1.1 exists.

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Plasma Gun said:

Wow, that sold for a pretty penny. Congratulations!


I expect to a Youtuber or on the flip side a private collector that will lock it away so its never seen again.

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chungy said:

IIRC, the earliest CD-ROM versions are Doom 1.2. It would be interesting if 1.1 exists.

I don't think so. Doom's order.frm file included with v1.9 says:

[ ] DOOM CD (avail. after 3-1-95)       $40.00          £27.00
Any CD version would have been v1.9 by then.

And after commenting the other day I found this thread which suggests that Registered Doom was never properly released on CD.

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