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Woolie Wool

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    [WIP] Eviternity - A Boom Format Megawad

    The medieval and heaven themes are astonishingly beautiful.
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    DOOM Eternal Gameplay Reveal Impressions

    I hope they actually place enemies instead of spawning them in willy-nilly like Doom 4. And I'm kind of disappointed that the arachnotron doesn't fire a stream of projectiles straight forward, as the ability to lock down areas of the battlefield with a wall of plasma was kind of the entire point of the original arachnotron's existence.
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    Doom as operating system on a floppy disk

    Whatever it is, it probably couldn't run Doom even if it did have a hard drive. ;)
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    Doom as operating system on a floppy disk

    Pretty much all of them before around 1985. Hard drives before then were extremely expensive and vulnerable to corruption and failure for all sorts of reasons. Many had two floppy drives, and you would need both of them at once for many tasks. By the time Doom came around, games that booted or were even capable of being run from a floppy had gone extinct.
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    Fallout 76 will not launch on Steam

    The trick is if they all make everything shitty at the same time, you won't have any alternative but to install "all this bloatware". The majority of players could only say "no thank you" by drastically cutting back their consumption of video games in favor of some other hobby, but so many of them have bought into the gamer identity that attempting to do so would trigger an existential crisis because they've defined their identity and self-worth in terms of consuming video games. ...you sure about that?
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    Fallout 76 will not launch on Steam

    Probably all of them, as that's the way every previous "vanity Steam" created by a major publisher has worked. I expect ZeniMax to lose a huge amount of money from this because they don't have thousands of other developers and publishers to pay fees and have to support it entirely on their own. Just a reminder that while they want you to think they're the only people capable of running a business, most executives are really dumb and have no particular expertise or qualifications. Those who don't know, manage.
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    Doom as operating system on a floppy disk

    Doom requires around 20MB of space and a copy of DOS plus drivers for your hardware. Your idea is impossible.
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    Wads that feature time travel?

    The entirety of Eternal Doom qualifies, really.
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    WTF [Doom cover art]

    Congratulations on completely failing to understand Pegleg's point. Are you 11 or something?
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    Which Floaty Enemy Is Cutest?

    No. Maybe the Ovolts used to look kinda sorta a little like Hissy, but not anymore.
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    What are you listening to?

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    The /newstuff Chronicles #542

    "Scharf" means "sharp", not "scarf", and "Suche" means "search". "Scharfschutze" therefore means "marksman" or "sniper", and "Scharfschutze Suche" literally means "Sniper Hunt". Also, @magicsofa, you can say "dick" on Doomworld. We won't mind.
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    [Poll] Freelook users - do you also use autoaim?

    Autoaim kind of defeats the whole purpose of mouselook in the first place, to have fine control over your vertical aiming. Why, after having just drastically changed the game rules by enabling mouselook, would you stop halfway?
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    Papa John is suing Papa John's Pizza

    They only supply the garlic sauce because they know their pizza is inedible without it.
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    WTF [Doom cover art]

    It's a wallpaper. The entire scene looks like it's been cut up and rearranged.
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    Expansion Packs: Your best, okay, and worst

    MechWarrior 4 Mercs is a new game. The actual expansion pack for MW4 Vengeance was Black Knight, which was OK at best.
  17. I agree that slaughtermaps on map32 are overused so let's start putting them on map31 instead.
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    Have you used Doom to reduce your anger?

    Must be nice living in a civilized country where the government pays for things like that.
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    Post Your Doom Picture (Part 2)

    The Sunlust video is supposed to be unlisted, did somebody spread around the link?
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    On the subject of hardware advancements circa 1993

    Neither were "AAA" titles. AAA games were stuff like Star Control II, Wing Comander III, Ultima VII, etc, which were major productions that involved many people.
  21. Jesus Christ, this thread is fucking ridiculous. Map32 is the ultimate secret in a megawad, where you put something that's weird and out-there compared to the rest of the megawad. For a slower-paced mapset a slaughtermap is quite an obvious choice for a map32 so it gets used quite often. (oh boy some people are going to hate the final secret level of Wolfenstein Missions--a Wolf3D slaughtermap with 461 guards. And this is in a game with mostly hitscan enemies and no armor!)
  22. MAP06: STAR CONTROL II: THE UR-QUAN MASTERS Time: 21:06 | Kills: 96% | Items: 92% | Secrets: 75% | continuous What should be the climax of this episode is a major disappointment, a dull, ugly techbase with an irritatingly obtuse progression involving a very '90s shootable switch that looks like it should be shootable from any height, since it's not recessed into the wall like modern shootable switches, but it isn't. You have to go all the way around the level to reach a platform in the shootable switch room to activate it. Other than that nothing interesting happens; all the fights here pull their punches. Aggressive players will likely have already bypassed the two-Evil Trooper surprise even before they hear or see it trigger, and then they can be either ignored or you can slice the pie with the plasma gun for two easy kills because they can't move in their little closets. MAP09: DELIVERENCE? Time: 0:26 | Kills: 0% | Items: 100% | Secrets: 100% | continuous Zero-effort IoS level, both on part of player and mapper. The moment you notice one of those shutters on the pillar opening is the moment the mapset is over. At least Worch could have built an IoS head so I could make the "purdy mouth" joke but he didn't even do that.
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    On the subject of hardware advancements circa 1993

    It's not so much "filler material" as an ultra-low-budget game made by two or three guys. There was no Blake Stone team working at Apogee; three guys approached Apogee to license the Wolf3D engine, called themselves a company, made their game, and got it published. They did the best they could under the circumstances but they had neither the experience, the money, nor the people needed to make a great game. Compare that to the similar startup Parallax, who started with two guys, but they had substantial wealth and long resumes which allowed them not just to invest but borrow more money (and with lower interest rates too), and their money and personal clout allowed them to hire a lot of desirable employees, and thus they made a much better game (Descent).
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