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  1. damerell

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    Ah. Well, I'm sorry to hear that, then.
  2. damerell

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    It's an odd world when a 16:9 display is "oldschool". Software mode Doom looks better with more pixels; it looked better with more pixels on SGIs in the mid-90s (yes, I did) and we always would have had those more pixels if we could. Don't play in an artificially low resolution for the sake of authenticity. I'm playing on a (4:3) tube, which I suppose might be called "old school" without being totally ridiculous, and it's got more pixels than 1366x768.
  3. damerell

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    This specifically. After playing on -fast, I find sometimes in normal play I sidestep an imp's fireball then sidestep right back into it as it gradually plods towards me, because I expect it to have zoomed past ages ago.
  4. Hello, are you still working on the secrets for Eviternity on Doomwiki? I noticed you got the first two maps done. I already have written down the rest of the maps' secrets but I was wondering if you were gonna do any of the other maps.

  5. damerell

    Things about Doom you just found out

    I'm not sure why SW1BROWN is yellow-tinged (source port with coloured lighting); ordinarily it is the same grey colour switch as the others, being the same texture patch. Also SW#STARG uses this switch in Doom 1, although it has a different switch and background in Doom 2 because why should the same texture name mean the same texture in both games, eh? I'm kind of torn about writing this next bit because you may know it already, but I'm not sure why someone who knew it would write what you did. All Doom textures are assembled from one or more underlying texture "patches". This saved considerable space in the IWADs when, to give a very obvious example, they wanted "that same wall, but with a switch on it", or to use the same switch on more than one kind of wall. Hence it's not surprising that these switches look the same; it's also easy when editing to put any switch you like on any wall (so easy I'm slightly surprised Doom Builder doesn't do it, and maybe it does).
  6. damerell

    Things about Doom you just found out

    And the ability to fire it in close quarters without comedy ensuing. :-)
  7. damerell

    Things about Doom you just found out

    Those invisibeasts are always released, but normally you drop down into the goo in the blue key room, pull a switch, go in a door opened with imps behind it, and come up in a lift to fight them. It looks odd in this video because the viewpoint character dies in the goo; the other player then pulls the switch, but by then the viewpoint character is back in the blue key room.
  8. damerell

    Things about Doom you just found out

    More interesting (by virtue of being true) is that Pain Elementals never get intentionally attacked in in-fighting (the other monsters get annoyed with the Lost Souls that they spit out, not with the PE), but seek vengeance themselves - so if you can get something to hit a Pain Elemental by accident, you can then go and hide and see if the PE polishes it off. (It might not - eg a cyber or mancubus might kill the PE accidentally while fighting the Lost Souls).
  9. damerell

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    Conversely pistol starting it on -fast is a happy fun time for all.
  10. damerell

    Things about Doom you just found out

    There may be some confusion here. A small area was added to The Gantlet in later patches.
  11. damerell

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    I no-saved it on, ahem, ITYTD; but in MAP29 I just got fed up and stopped, so I never finished it either.
  12. damerell

    Things about Doom you just found out

    "You thought an imp was a cute little dude in a red suit with a pitchfork. Where did these brown bastards come from?" It's just struck me after 25 years - who says they're "imps"? There's no-one around to tell Doomguy they're "imps", so apparently Doomguy has christened them that himself, then is complaining it's a silly name.
  13. damerell

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    E3M7's OK, but it does demand a bit of a prior knowledge attack - most of the levels you could just wander around fresh, but if you don't know what order to do the little rooms in the goop, you're basically sunk.
  14. damerell

    Post a picture of yourself!

    Reminds me of Scott Manley's daughter flying her first gank in EVE. :-)
  15. damerell

    Post a picture of yourself!

    Ah, but how is the little one at Doom? (Back when Doom was young, a friend of mine's little brother... well, his first words weren't "kill the tomato!", but he came pretty close.)
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