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  1. Time to ask the community a question that's been on my mind for a very long time:

     

    Am I completely allowed to like, play, and enjoy DOOM any way I please, without having to fear of being persecuted if the way I enjoy DOOM is in any way different from popular opinion?

    1. Myst.Haruko

      Myst.Haruko

      Idk, I don't really care how you play that game. Just be polite and don't argue without reason.

    2. Alfonzo

      Alfonzo

      If the way you enjoy Doom is unusual, that is to be celebrated. We would not have been delivered of all these wonderful trends and schools of level design if there wasn't someone willing to appreciate the game in a different way.

       

      That said, if you start advocating for the use of switches marked ON instead of OFF in their default position, I will release the hounds.

    3. bioshockfan90

      bioshockfan90

      no, you have to play in -cl9 on prboom+ no mouselook no enhanced graphics, hell go out and buy a 486 dos PC if you have to, otherwise we don't love you

       

      /s

    4. Doomkid
    5. Doomkid

      Doomkid

      I'm kidding, of course you can. Unless the way you enjoy Doom somehow involves harming others or something, no one is going to mind (or if they do they'll look like a total dummy anyway)

    6. LGN-76

      LGN-76

      The general consensus appears to be yes, so, THANK YOU.

       

      I've been lurking on Doomworld long before I registered, and IMHO, the community has evolved over the years by an extreme level, to the point where it's now one of the nicest, cleanest, and most respectable game communities that I know. There are still a few jerks on Zandronum and ZDaemon unfortunately, but overall the DOOM community's never been better to me.

       

      Really wish I could say the same thing about the Fighting Game Community, but there's no way in hell I can...

    7. bzzrak

      bzzrak

      I dunno, seeing people playing with crosshairs, full mouselook, gameplay mods, or, god forbid, the OpenGL renderer instantly makes me want to see them sleeping with the fishes ASAP. It's just a brief moment of hatred but it's there.

       

      I've never been a particularly nice person, so this coming from me shouldn't be a surprise.

    8. LGN-76

      LGN-76

      @bzzrak

      All my friends like playing DOOM that way, since they're more into modern shooters, but since I grew up in the 90s and 2000s, and actually got a chance to play DOOM, Wolfenstein, Quake, Duke Nukem, Unreal, etc., all the way they were originally released, I actually prefer more to play DOOM as close to the original experience as possible, even on source ports like GZDOOM. The only exception to that, is that I prefer 60 FPS over 35 FPS.

       

      A few minutes ago, I would have said I like and prefer the OpenGL renderer over the software renderer, as I originally preferred filtering over distortion. BUT, as I learned from a library experiment today, the OpenGL renderer (as nice as it may have looked) is too high-end and too resource-demanding to try and get working on EVERY library computer I access (remember that thread I made proving some of the library computers in Traverse City actually have their video drivers turned off?). Software renderer is just much easier to use to get GZDOOM working on those types of computers, so I'm gonna stick with that. I'll just use 320x200 (the original DOOM resolution) as much as I possibly can to avoid distortion. Unlike most people, I LIKE things pixellated. ;)

       

      Actually, GZDOOM didn't work at all on those aforementioned TC library computers, BUT, ZDOOM Legacy Edition DID (under DirectDraw not Direct3D), so THAT's what I'm gonna stick with. I can still use GZDOOM on the Mac library computers, like I mentioned in yet another thread, but I switched it to Software renderer as well to meet my new tastes...

    9. bzzrak

      bzzrak

      I remember that thread, yes! Were you also the guy who would give out copies of shareware Doom to kids? :]

       

      Yeah, such outdated hardware is not quite extinct enough to not still exist somewhere out there, which is really a nuisance, isn't it?

      My reasons for disliking the hardware renderer are more preferences than necessities, though. :]

    10. LGN-76

      LGN-76

      Yes I did make the DOOM Missionary thread as well! Fun times. If I were still to do that though, I'd be supplying GZDOOM (or ZDOOM LE) with it now instead of just Chocolate DOOM or DOSBox. It'd be supplied with my "as-true-to-the-original-experience-as-possible" settings though, so if they really did wanna play with crosshairs, mouselook, mods, and OpenGL, I could just be a jerk and tell them to figure it out themselves >:) .

       

      No, I'm not like that. I'd show them how to do it, BUT I'd strongly recommend them to try my settings out so they can learn and realize DOOM in its original, unadulterated glory.

       

      Speaking of which, I now teach a video game class at my old high school! But that's another thread for another time ;) ...