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  1. I always assumed the start of this map was inspired by that Duke Nukem map where you are put in the electric chair. Anyway, a cool map, though I never saw very much of the rest of it once I'd worked out the Speed/Pacifist route!
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    Miscellaneous demos (part 3)

    Path of a Fallen Angel Map06 UV Pacifist/Speed in 0:16 An easy enough glide, but onto a raising platform that is activated in a surprising way. Then a wallrun and a "monster opens and blocks door" idea save some time. ang6p016.zip
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    Random Image Thread

    What's in a name? Seismograph used at the Trinity atomic test. It clearly thinks highly of itself. A very nice fridge/freezer in a very nice accommodation block in Amsterdam. Apparently it is a major brand on the European mainland. Oddly enough, they are not sold in the UK under this name. A big tonka toy in Iceland that doesn't give a crap what anyone thinks of it. FWIW, this was near Vesturhópshólakirkjuvegur.
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    Do People Really Like Classic Doom For What It Is?

    Just for the record, the original OP was definitely inflammatory. Whether intentionally so, is harder to say. Over and out.
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    "Caco" in "Cacodemon" is pronounced:

    Since my old reference to the Latin verb cacare has been brought up, a few comments seem in order. 1) No one can be wholly sure how the Romans pronounced words. We have no sound recordings, and while Latin has continued to be used in some form until modern times, a couple of millennia is a long time for the sounds to evolve. 2) Cacare is very much the verb "to shit", not poop or defecate. Much as futuere is the latin verb "to fuck", not make love, fornicate, copulate or lie with. Thus the well-known expression "Futue te ipsum!". 3) Apparently it is from ancient Greek anyway, but the same comment applies about our uncertainty regarding how they pronounced words. fraggle's poll is a good example of why phonetic symbols are needed in any discussion such as this. Even within British pronunciation, "carko as in taco" is going to cause a lot of confusion. To anyone from northern England, it is a head-scratcher. "If you pronounce castle like 'carstle' you sound like an arsehole" as an archaeologist friend of mine once explained. Scottish and US pronunciations are different again. Taco seems a particularly inappropriate example, since this does have an original Spanish pronunciation that certainly has no 'r' sound of any kind in it. Anyway, there isn't any real need to guess on this topic. Cacodemon isn't a word that was made up for Doom. It predates the game, and it is pronounced: /kækəˈdiːmən/ Problem solved. :P
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    Does XDRE have a walkcam?

    The problem (in this case) is that at soon as you have a demo that desyncs in one of them, you can't then work on it in that exe.
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    TAS (tool-assisted) demos: part 2

    Good stuff, but there's a slight error in the packaging: the zip for the Nightmare demo includes the nomo lmp instead of the Nightmare one.
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    Which monster hater is most annoying?

    And thus quasi-isomorphic to the earlier and more visceral demolition allegory? And meta-depth in its own right? I find your intimation a little shallow, frankly.
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    PrBoom-Plus, ver.

    That is exactly what is supposed to happen. It is not a bug. It also works that way in vanilla and choc. If you are not observing it, then it can only be due to different mouse sensitivity.
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    Which monster hater is most annoying?

    He should send that in to the Reader’s Digest. They’ve got a page for people like him.
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    Which monster hater is most annoying?

    People who hate the blue keycard would really get on my nerves, but there aren't any because everyone loves that guy.</olddwmeme> Chaingunner haters simply baffle me. Learn to strafe/aim/plan, ffs. I sometimes wonder if it's because they're using a port that "fixes" the blockmap "bug", so these guys miss less often than they should. But the correct answer is of course arch-vile haters. I mean, come on.
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    Icarus Demos [-complevel 2]

    A couple of NMs. Recorded about a year ago, and basically WIPs that I lost interest in trying to improve. map05 (Flipside by Mark Snell), Nightmare! Speed/Pacifist in 0:22 ic05n022.zip map10 (Bridge by Ty Halderman), Nightmare! Speed/Pacifist in 0:04 ic10n004.zip
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    Nomonster speedrunning

    Returning to some tricks I demonstrated 14 years ago: Icarus map19 Nomonsters Speed in 0:31 ic19o031.zip
  14. Bike? The title and OP said nothing about a bike.
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    Random Image Thread

    I wish! But my time is flexible, so I fit as much travelling as I can around my work. This was just a quick visit to NM for the Trinity Site open house, and I fitted a few others things in on the way there and back.