TheUltimateDoomer666

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  1. I found a thread from a few years ago on some site where someone said the original big box releases of DOOM (including the US floppy disk mail-order release) are "next to worthless" and that they "wouldn't pay $5 each for them."  So uh, why are the two mail-order releases on eBay more than AU $800 each?  Did their value increase by $800 in like 4 years?  Are they overpriced?

    1. TheUltimateDoomer666

      TheUltimateDoomer666

      Heck, I can't even find The Ultimate DOOM complete for a decent price (I was lucky enough to find DOOM II and Final DOOM at quite lower than usual prices, though).

  2. Pics of sealed Australian Quake big box and its contents.  Disc contains Shareware v1.01 and International Registered v1.01.

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    quake au big box unboxing 1.JPG

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    quake au big box opened (shrinkwrap still on box).JPG

  3. Ordered the original big box release of Final DOOM (UK version).  I already have the jewel case and manual (which is small and in black and white) from the Platinum budget re-release, but the original box is cool (I don't care about the Platinum PC big boxes).  As with the DOOM II box I ordered, it was relatively inexpensive.  Much cheaper than the US boxes I've seen.

  4. I just bought a brand new sealed original big box release of Quake 1 for AU $12 with free postage.  That's slightly cheaper than a sealed one I saw that cost well over $100 (someone actually bought it for that much, for some reason).

    1. MrGlide

      MrGlide

      Crazy, and the reason Originally sealed products sell for so much typically is collectors value.

    2. TheUltimateDoomer666

      TheUltimateDoomer666

      I mainly buy games to play them.  I prefer buying them factory-sealed simply because I know all of the original contents will be in the box when I open it.  I could keep old, sealed games sitting around doing nothing, but that'd be a waste of money IMO (unless I were to sell them to some collector in the future for ridiculous prices).

    3. TheUltimateDoomer666

      TheUltimateDoomer666

      There were 5 available at AU $12 each, and now they're already all gone.  They sold like hotcakes.  At least I was lucky enough to get one of them.

    4. TheUltimateDoomer666

      TheUltimateDoomer666

      Another Quake big box has appeared...but it's in rather poor condition and it costs more than $50.  Haha.

    5. Viscra Maelstrom

      Viscra Maelstrom

      i'd probably buy a cheaper, used copy to play and make use of, then find a sealed copy and keep it around for display. may be a bit pricey to buy sealed copies if you just wanna open them and use their contents in the long run... well, not in this case, at least. :P

  5. Just bought a sealed DOOM II big box (DOS CD-ROM version) from the US, and with shipping included it still didn't cost even half as much as an Australian-located sealed copy I saw.  There's also another one located in AU, albeit opened and in very poor condition, and it costs about AU $60 more than the one I got.

    1. Phade102

      Phade102

      The AU one that I believe you saw was about 800, yes? I saw that when I was browsing. Lucky you on the sealed box though.

    2. TheUltimateDoomer666

      TheUltimateDoomer666

      $800?!  The sealed AU box I saw was AU $219.

    3. Phade102

      Phade102

      Oh damn, the one I saw was definitely overpriced then! Mind you, I was looking on ebay.

  6. I just discovered that the Unreal and UT discs I have are bootlegs (got them from a thrift store some time ago).  o_O

    1. TheUltimateDoomer666

      TheUltimateDoomer666

      They didn't even put the right contents on the discs.  Lol, what a failure.

    2. Phade102

      Phade102

      Damn. I think I still have a copy of unreal tournament somewhere. I know for a fact I have the original wolfenstein 3d and doom floppy discs.

    3. TheUltimateDoomer666

      TheUltimateDoomer666

      At least all my other discs seem to be legitimate (I examined them closely, even the boxed ones).  I should have been suspicious when the Unreal discs didn't come with the boxes, heh (although it's not uncommon to find pre-owned games without their big boxes).

    4. Phade102

      Phade102

      Yeah, back then bootlegging was so bad. I once brought a copy of final fantasy 8 from EB games (Australias Gamestop) Opened it up, put it in 'invalid disc format' I took a look at the disc and sure enough, bootlegs. They ended up giving the name of the person who traded in the bootleg to the police, and they were apparently going around to hundreds of different game stores trading in fake games for cash.

  7. Ouch.  Someone got a brand new Wolfenstein 3D big box (first CD-ROM version; NOT the 1998/2001 re-release) for AU $10, literally seconds before I could buy it.

    1. TheUltimateDoomer666

      TheUltimateDoomer666

      I have only the 2001 version.  Derp.

    2. Viscra Maelstrom

      Viscra Maelstrom

      that is an incredible deal, it sounds like! i once passed up some sort of re-release of Wolf 3D that had Spear of Destiny bundled with it at a games store. it wasn't the original game by any means, but it still would've been nice to have. instead, i bought Unreal 2 for the Xbox instead. i'd say that was the worse choice in the end!

    3. TheUltimateDoomer666

      TheUltimateDoomer666

      Many copies of the Wolf 3D + Spear of Destiny bundle are actually missing Spear of Destiny, even though the packaging states it is included.  Despite the egregious error, those releases are still very expensive on eBay.  I have the 2001 release by Activision, and Spear of Destiny is indeed entirely absent from the disc.  Hilariously, the manual (printed on the reverse of the cover insert) only details Spear of Destiny's bosses.

    4. TheUltimateDoomer666

      TheUltimateDoomer666

      The 2001 one was a budget re-release, so I don't know why it costs so much.  I got mine for like AU $20, yet right now there are listings for it on the US eBay that range from about AU $70-$300 (not including shipping).  The Xplosiv (UK) versions are around AU $40 (not including shipping) (I don't know if these are also missing Spear of Destiny).  The 1998 one contains a jewel case inside a big box, and is also extremely expensive.

  8. Thoughts on some tracks while listening: At Doom's Gate sounds sloppy. Those programmed guitars are weird. The Imp's Song sounds much better, but the kick drum is too quiet. The guitars are pretty squeaky in Kitchen Ace. Suspense is painful. Why is Demons on the Prey missing the lead? It makes it repetitive. The Demons from Adrian's Pen is painful during some parts and is also missing some instruments. Demons on the Prey v2 does have the lead, at least. Nobody Told Me About id...ouch, those ear-piercing frequencies...and missing instruments. E2M9/E3M1...more strange guitars. The End of Doom...eh, it's okay. Lead is a bit weird, but I do like the clean guitar. Don't know if the creator will see this, but some of the tracks could certainly be improved. I searched their name and found that they also did a "Doom 2 Soundtrack Rebuild" album, which I listened to on Bandcamp. Their Doom 2 arrangements are better, in my opinion. Opening to Hell, Evil Incarnate, and Endgame are pretty cool with their peaceful yet eerie guitars.
  9. Yes; like Voros said, there are model packs available for the Risen3D source port (although this port is not as good as GZDoom and such, IMHO): http://risen3d.drdteam.org/ Here are some screenshots of the different model versions, if you're interested (personally, I find most of the 3D models to be pretty goofy): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nlqkk2iaflyjveh/AAD1p42-oAQd1t0Fagtqs1jra?dl=0
  10. What is the extension of the RTZ file (the extension is invisible because of the "Hide extensions for known file types" option being enabled)? It is possible that the file is only being labeled as a WinRAR archive because it coincidentally has the same extension as a file format that WinRAR uses. I don't think that would affect the installation, however, unless the file actually is corrupted.
  11. The game is also available on GOG.com, for those who want it DRM-free. It's $26.79 for me there. I'm not going to buy it for that much considering all the negative reviews.
  12. 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.
  13. **Listens to the DOOM music using the OPL instrument banks from Duke 3D, RotT, and other games.**

  14. 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.
  15. 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.