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    I HATE the Doom 64 lost soul

    OP, you apologize to this poor soul right now
  2. These kinds of shovelware items especially make me wish Greyghost were still around. Yeah it's tangentially related, but it's the first thing that came to mind. He mentioned having a few oddities like this in his collection.
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    The "old doom friends who disappeared" thread

    Another for Greyghost.
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    Doom Content from Old PC Games Magazine CDs

    Nice. If you have more, please put them up.
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    The "old doom friends who disappeared" thread

    I still wonder what happened with GreyGhost
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    Final Doom-PSX: Thoughts and Opinions

    Interesting controller config preferences. L1 - strafe left R1 - strafe right L2 - lower weapon R2 - higher weapon square - fire x - run circle - open triangle - toggle strafe (which I pretty much never use) I have the left half of the base of my thumb pressed down on x to run constantly, then I just need the thumb tip to fire (square) or a slight thumb shift to use (circle). Shoulder buttons handled easily with index fingers.
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    Flaws in official DOOM ports.

    The imp's pain sound, shared by other enemies, also tends to sound cut off sometimes. IIRC the PSX Final Doom attract demo on Barons Lair has the same issue when the Revenants are being attacked. I thought it was a problem with my disc, or something similar.
  8. Man I hope that's not the case. Still wondering what happened to him. Is there any way to find out?
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    PSX Doom HD cover art?

    Thanks for the shot. It's surprisingly well taken, so nice going. This is the first proper view of the cover's inside I've seen. This clarifies what I wrote in my previous post. The inlay artwork is in the plastic long box, then. Now I'm just wondering about Impboy4's.
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    PSX Doom HD cover art?

    Speaking of these long boxes, there might be a 3rd long box variant, which has inlay artwork that spans both inner surfaces. That is, unless the cardboard box ones were all supposed to include this. This was mentioned on another forum. Most copies of the cardboard box variant I've seen, including the one I own, don't have it. Here's an example, though it's in pretty rough shape http://www.ebay.com/itm/262830181252?rmvSB=true
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    PSX Doom HD cover art?

    Can you take a photo of the plastic longbox for the game? EDIT: Also here's an Infogrames PAL release http://www.ebay.com/itm/201952326711?rmvSB=true
  12. Not really sure, it could be. It's worth noting that Wolf 3D on GBA shares a publisher with Ecs vs Sever.
  13. On a tangentially related note, I think it's hilarious how the GBA port of Wolfenstein 3D has a crack intro text in the ROM data: https://tcrf.net/Wolfenstein_3D_(Game_Boy_Advance)
  14. Now I remember. It happened to the Lost Souls, not Cacodemons, for me a few times when I played.
  15. This sounds very familiar and I feel like I've seen this happen on one of the PS1 Doom games recently.
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    Members you miss seeing post

    Ah yes, Greyghost, wondering if everything's ok with him.
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    Dissecting the console ports of Hexen

    In this case, since the ports are likely based on an earlier PC build, it's more like they retained some unique features rather than anything was added to them.
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    SNES Doom vs. GBA Doom II

    Well someone did make a mock-up of a Tiger Handheld http://tigerdoom.ytmnd.com/
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    SNES Doom vs. GBA Doom II

    Yeah, Industrial Zone and Chasm are split in half. And nope, none of SNES Doom levels are split.
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    Dissecting the console ports of Hexen

    It's possible, and same with the PS1 version. In fact, after seeing a youtube vid of the Saturn port, I noticed Ettins dying after 3 punches from the Gauntlets. In PS1 port, like the PC store beta, enemies seem to have around twice as much health (or weapons do half damage); so maybe this one's more of a straight port of the beta.
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    Dissecting the console ports of Hexen

    I think the idea that the PSX/Saturn versions are based on the PC store beta is due to things like the enemies' higher health values in common, certain inventory items share the same images which are different from the retail PC version, IIRC using some of the puzzle items, etc. Another interesting thing about the PSX Hexen is Korax actually has full rotation frames, unlike the Saturn version. EDIT: Also, even though there apparently is a lot of level simplification in the PS1 and Saturn ports, there's also some oddities. Like the room past the emerald key door in level 1 is extended to the left in the ports, instead of a simple rectangle. There's also the switches around the outside of the perimeter in Castle of Grief that are more spaced out and even one that's considerably relocated. The latter is another element that is found in the PC store beta.
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    Duke Nukem Countdown?

    That's right, $20. To be more specific, that's how much Randy values just the new episode
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    The download in that second link needs to be updated to include 0.3
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    Doom SNES Hacking Guide/Documentation

    I thought IPS patches would suffice, even in a case like this.
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    Doom SNES Hacking Guide/Documentation

    I was impressed with what SNES Doom was able to pull off, especially when compared to the JagDoom based ports of its time. Can't say much for its display, but I've gotten used to the sticky controls and gameplay quirks so it's still pretty accessible to me.