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    Retro PC circa 93/94 help

    Thanks for your advice Pegleg. I'm not exactly a snob about storage solutions, to me flash would be easier to work with, I would like to keep everything else period correct. As far as making you feel old...I was born April 20th, 1988. So I was 5 when doom was released, and I didn't actually play it until I was 8! But Doom has been a huge part of my life ever since. It is my favorite game of all time. I grew up with older systems, like my brother's NES, in the 90's, and old computers. Speaking of my birthday, I was raised and still live about 2 miles from Columbine High in Littleton CO, and we all know what terrible things happened there, and how it was so inextricably linked to DOOM in the mind of the public...that shooting was on my 11th birthday, what a day that was. All that is to say that it seems my life is tied to DOOM in a weird way. So maybe I'm a bit younger than most people who use these forums, but DOOM is my life! That's why it's so important to me to have a working time capsule of DOOM history in the form of a period PC. But I digress... I suppose I was a bit too harsh on Hard Drives. I suppose I should have put what I said in context; Hard Drives are unreliable in comparison to solutions like SSD and Flash. Sure, HDDs don't exactly crash heads after a couple of months of use, but it's a possibility and when dealing with older hardware, I'm a bit cautious. Honestly, I DO want to keep the vast majority of the PC period correct, but I think I would settle for a flash solution to storage. This is something I've been wanting to do for years now, and only now do I have the ability and funds to do such a thing. I'll see what I can come up with based on all the great advice you guys have graciously provided.
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    Retro PC circa 93/94 help

    Hm, there is also the option of flash storage. It obviously wouldn't be period-correct but hard drives can be notoriously unreliable, and I'm not even sure a hard drive from that period would still operate, or for how long...
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    Retro PC circa 93/94 help

    Thanks for the help guys, I'm currently trying to build a retro DOOM PC, something like a time capsule of 93/94 that would be a good demonstration to my friends of what it would have been like to play doom back in the day, and this advice helped me a great deal! Obviously a hard drive with a decent amount of storage would be helpful, as well as 5.25 and 3.5 floppy drives, for other classics of the day.
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    Retro PC circa 93/94 help

    So, the date is December 10th, 1993, and id Software just released a neato new 3d shootin' game called "DOOM"! Everyone is super excited! So am I, as I have been lapping up every detail on the software creations bbs. But, I realize in horror that my aged rig just won't run their newfangled, hyper-realistic game. Drats! My question to you various internet peoples of the world of doom is this. If this had been my situation at that time, what rig would I need to run doom competently. In other words, something akin to what we call recommended specs today. I would like to take full advantage of the game's features. Basically, I don't want a postage stamp window in low detail mode with green marble dominating my monitor, I want full screen, with fluid fps (as much as such a thing was possible). Limited to the hardware available at the time. MIDI is nice but not necessary, since my understanding is that that usually required something like an MT-32, but I would like to avoid beeper speaker sounds. If we have to reach further into 94 for all this, that's fine, but as close to the release date as feasible. My guess would be something like: 486DX DOS 5.0 4MB RAM (Maybe more?) SoundBlaster card This is based on what I've been able to find, but what I really want is some advice from someone who may have played the game back when the first version of shareware was released, and what kind of rig they used if they were able to run it smoothly. Thanks for any advice!
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    what are your thoughts on the Demons of DooM '16?

    I know it was amazing when it first came out, but there was no real attempt at "realism" in the designs, they used a very vivid color palette, and they didn't have to. They knew what they were making was ridiculous and over-the-top, and the monster designs reflected that.
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    what are your thoughts on the Demons of DooM '16?

    Which is why I like them, remember the designs from the first games? I don't think you could describe them as anything less than cartoonish. I'm sick of gritty realness and shit in games, some ludicrous cartoony designs are what we need in games more now than ever.
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    what are your thoughts on the Demons of DooM '16?

    When I saw this: It made me think of this:I hope someone knows what those are, they are from a very stupid made-for-tv movie that is nonetheless one of my favorites.
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    Why does almost every one here hate consoles?

    So a failure in the quality of the product from a company is somehow the problem of an entire platform of gaming systems? I don't follow your logic.
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    Why does almost every one here hate consoles?

    Consoles aren't the problem, the growing in popularity and ubiquity of gaming is what did it. Consoles were just one manifestation of the problem. More people were playing games, and more of them were not hardcore gamers with talent for video games born of practice and experience. So games got more "user friendly" if you will. It wasn't about memorization and skill anymore, and the genre which suffered the most from this was FPS.
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    Why does almost every one here hate consoles?

    If I buy a game, I prefer to buy it on PC, but sometimes I can't. I have a decent gaming rig, but it can't run everything, especially newer things. DOOM 2016, for example. The advantage of PC gaming is obvious and I don't need to restate what everyone already knows, but the advantage of console gaming is the simplicity of it. You don't have to worry about technical specs and shit like that. If it was released for your console you know it works. Also, I don't have the same aversion to a controller that most PC gamers do. I am equally comfortable with both a keyboard/mouse and the XB1 controller (I can't stand the PS controller, however, it's like a damn brick. Some people prefer it, and that's their choice, I simply don't like it.) Honestly though, the amount of pretentious PC master race bullshit I read in this forum sometimes makes me puke. People need to chill the fuck out, it's a matter of preference, and nobody gives a shit how superior you think you are because of your ZOMG 1337 gaming rig. For example, in one thread here, someone said that a poster's DOOM 2016 review was irrelevant because they play console and "a controller with doom is a no-no." Who gives a fuck? He made himself look like a pompous fool. TL;DR I prefer PC, I don't mind console play if I need to go that route, and PCmasterrace bullshit just makes you look like a pretentious idiot.
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    John Carmack is not thanked in the end credits

    Ok, if this thread goes down the Brutal Doom discussion path, it is doomed to the depths of forum hell. So...in a blatantly obvious attempt to redirect... I absolutely love the new game. It's a shame Carmack doesn't even get a mention, not even as a hidden easter egg (at least not that we know of yet.) On a related note, I've been dying to know exactly what Romero thinks of the new game. I've been stalking his Twitter, but no real mention yet beyond a friendly jab about the misaligned and reversed textures in the easter egg classic maps. Does anyone happen to know what he thinks?
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    Eliminate all doubts my friends, because this game is fucking awesome

    Ok...but can you call in airstrikes, kill terrorists, or shoot up a Russian airport? If not, I ain't fuckin' buyin' it.
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    Early DOOM review gets a 9/10

    The Steam community is infected with idiocy, I don't really trust anything they say at all.
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    DOOM easter eggs / references / injokes

    From the "DOOM Single-player Preview" while looking at the codex https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txmv2qFRuxI&list=PLB60F5590E713F60F&index=8 At 9:25 "If you have any new suggestions to improve the work environment while working your tenure in Res Ops, please submit suggestion form WAD-E1M4 to your Command Controller..." At 9:40 "For access to these locations, new advocates must submit a Delta-Q Delta form to the Departmental Enforcer." So referencey, so easter-eggy, so perfection.
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    The Doom Confessional Booth

    To LanHikariDS: I actually thought it was Spawning Vats at first, too, and my unedited comment reflected that fact, but I looked it up, and it's actually Containment Area. Spawning Vats has a similar looking area but I don't think the sector is damaging.