TheUltimateDoomer666

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  1. Doomsday of UAC. And many of the "Maximum DOOM" PWADs included with Master Levels for DOOM II. That CD provided me with a lot of (low quality) levels to explore before I had better Internet access.
  2. **Listens to the DOOM music using the OPL instrument banks from Duke 3D, RotT, and other games.**

  3. Terminator: Future Shock was released in 1995 and features large, open, mission-based levels, controllable vehicles, and 3D models for enemies. A stand-alone expansion titled Skynet was released in 1996. For some reason, the game ended up being mostly forgotten, despite being technologically advanced (Duke Nukem 3D, released in early 1996, has smaller, more confined levels and uses sprites for enemies). Some of the more maze-like inside levels can be confusing, however, and there are no bosses (so the ending levels may feel anti-climactic), but it was still pretty impressive for its time. When both Future Shock and Skynet are installed, it is possible to upgrade Future Shock to run in hi-res SVGA mode. However, this will cause one of the levels to have a game-breaking bug, making further progress impossible.
  4. Somehow I never noticed that the Icon of Sin's right horn isn't properly attached to its head, or that there are different shades of brown in the texture backgrounds.

  5. How do monsters hear the sound of a fist punching the air, and why do they ignore the sound of an idling chainsaw?
  6. I don't really like using FL Studio for exporting MIDI files...among other things, it adds a bunch of Pitch Bend Sensitivity commands with values of 1536, which can sometimes screw up pitch bends in subsequent MIDIs played ingame. If for some reason I need to use FL Studio to export a MIDI file, then I open the exported file in Cakewalk Pro Audio for clean up and further editing.
  7. I still have like a dozen old shovelware game CDs.  Heh.

  8. Cakewalk Pro Audio 9.03
  9. I wonder exactly how many different physical releases there are of DOOM II.  Although I don't collect them, I do like seeing pictures of the various boxes and whatnot.

  10. Wow, someone on eBay is selling a bootleg CD-ROM version of DOOM for nearly AU $2,000.

    1. ETTiNGRiNDER

      ETTiNGRiNDER

      Heh, I got a weird bootleg Warcraft II CD once for cheap, because it was packed in with stuff from a shovelware map set and the seller (presumably) didn't realize it was different from the regular version of the shovelware.

  11. **Eyes some boxed copies of DOOM 2 and Quake that have recently appeared on eBay.**  They're actually relatively cheap.  However, they're just budget range Platinum re-releases...

  12. Today I finally got a copy of the original Resurrection of Evil expansion.  (First image was taken with no camera flash.)

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  13. Anyone know more about the Activision keep case releases of DOOM 2?  They seem to be rarer/harder to find than the older big box releases, although I don't think the keep case versions are particularly sought after.  The disc label has an orange-filtered image of the Cyberdemon from the DOOM 2 cover art.

    1. TheUltimateDoomer666

      TheUltimateDoomer666

      There are at least 2 releases of DOOM 2 in Activision's "Essential Collection" budget range (the only difference being the appearance of the generic cover border), but I wonder if there was a non-budget keep case release that featured full-size cover art.  Quake II and Heretic II are examples of games that had keep case releases with full-size covers, in addition to their budget range re-releases.

    2. TheUltimateDoomer666

      TheUltimateDoomer666

      There was also apparently an Activision jewel case release of DOOM 2, with the same disc design as the Essential Collection releases...

  14. It could be an issue caused by User Account Control settings or different administrator privilege levels. If you run DOOM 3 as an administrator (or disable the UAC feature), then the game should read the saved games from its installation folder. Otherwise, DOOM 3 will read saves from Windows' VirtualStore folder (something like C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\DOOM 3\base\savegames\). Depending on where the saves are located, you will need to either run the batch file as an administrator (right click the file and then select "Run as administrator" from the menu), or simply run the batch file/DOOM 3 exe normally without any administrator privileges (this is assuming that UAC is enabled).
  15. The new site loads faster than I expected with my current Internet speed of 20 kilobytes per second, so kudos for that.