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  1. "Marty approved" was a reference to Marty having namedropped Doomworld in one of the interviews he did. Nothing more, and definitely not a reference to anything regarding the Mick Gordon situation.
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    What the hell is going on with fandom

    I can discount the theories about my targeted ad incident because 1. I don't carry a cellphone with me. I have one from my secondary job which stays in a drawer at home when it's not in active use. 2. I never searched for anything on the internet regarding my condition before the ads started showing up, and the only places they were showing up were places aware of my actual IRL identity.
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    What the hell is going on with fandom

    My favorite experience with that so far has been when I was diagnosed with diabetes and the only place that should have had that information was the clinic and pharmacy where the diagnosis and prescriptions were handled, and my insurance company. Yet I started getting ads for finger sticks and Jenuvia and all that shit. So something in the medical industry definitely sells your private info as soon as it gets into the system.
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    Possibly rare mail order variant

    Probably whatever you feel like asking for. Some people are willing to pay utterly absurd amounts for any mail order copy, even if it has flaws (like boot sector viruses). I have to say the condition the packaging is in looks remarkably good compared to a lot of specimens, which basically look like they got put through a washing machine by mistake.
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    Looking to buy sealed Doom Mailorder for $15,000

    Now we know why infighting is such a thing :P
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    Possibly rare mail order variant

    Not convinced Manaccom is involved because it looks nothing like their known editions (they had a custom box, different manual, and characteristic labels on disks 2 through 4 which this has none of), and I can find no evidence Manaccom ever sold anything in Canada; they were largely focused on the AUS and NZ markets. Again it's not impossible but there's zero evidence for it here - zero evidence for what company made it at all. The number might be a batch number and not a serial so duplicates would be expected if so.
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    Possibly rare mail order variant

    I mentioned it on Twitter, but the Official Doom FAQ backs up that impression with the assertion that certain shareware vendors were licensed to sell the registered version on behalf of id outside the US, though it deigns to mention what particular countries. Seems Canada would be the first to be confirmed like this.
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    Possibly rare mail order variant

    I'm aware of that style and it is the more common of the two that are attributed to Australian releases. The other looks like the link I posted earlier to mobygames. When the dot matrix printing I'm talking about appears, it looks like this:
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    Possibly rare mail order variant

    I am suspecting the previous user they inherited those from added the numbers so as not to have to guess in the future when installing. The disks with the missing numbers definitely seems to be a thing. Some id Software provided copies printed the "DISK x OF y" text in that space using a dot matrix printer, but it's totally missing off some of these disks. While I'm back here I'll note the sloppy label placement isn't even a sign of oddity either, I can find many other contemporary examples from before they moved over to professional distribution methods.
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    Possibly rare mail order variant

    I probably wouldn't start out by flagging one of the guys most known for video game preservation efforts if I were trying to pass off a fake. So far the operating theory provided by fraggle is that this is an Australian copy made by Manaccom as it has a couple of their calling cards, similar to this disk: https://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/doom/cover-art/gameCoverId,470011/ However, how did it get to Canada? Their old press release blurb says they were trying to move into exports: "Manaccom is well placed to continue its growth both as a distributor and publisher within Australia, and as an exporter of Australian software products." But Canada is right next to the US, not exactly convenient like the NZ market they were definitely trying to corner. I can't find any references that support Manaccom selling in Canada but that doesn't make it impossible of course. So, any Canadians around?
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    Possibly rare mail order variant

    There were never any such things as the "A" category. They are not shareware disks either (shareware editions didn't have 4 disks, didn't include the official packaging, and wouldn't have used id Software's floppy disk label template). The rest of the packaging appears 100% legitimate so I am willing to dismiss "B" as well. They just posted additional pics that show the manual and box, which match known copies in pretty much every detail:
  12. I've never seen anything quite like this myself before, baby blue disks with hand written numbering. Searching the net and pics I have locally doesn't turn up anything similar.
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    Do people actually hate the DLCs?

    If what you were looking to play was a Fromsoft "dodge or die" game, maybe. If you were looking for something with continuity to a series of traditional, foundational classic FPS games, I'd argue no. Unfortunately it feels increasingly like the Doom series has been hijacked to become something else at this point, something that just caters to the designer's whims and specific likes - Sekiro, comic book movies, and Saturday cartoons from the 80's. The first two hold zero interest for me and the other feels tonally inappropriate for a series that's supposed to be about military-industrial corruption, sci-fi horror, Hell, and demons. The next Doom game is no longer going to be a pre-order for me, that's for sure.
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    Quake Remastered

    We could still technically do OpenGL with the most bleeding edge extensions but we didn't because 1. GL drivers are slow, 2. GL drivers are buggy (looking at you Intel and AMD especially), 3. the compatibility profile would be no better than Vulkan, and 4. it's just a million lines of extra code you can get rid of instead of being a huge maintenance burden. Just following in the footsteps of engines like id Tech 7 to get rid of it.
  15. Can we chill with this increasingly off-topic and weird dogwhistling shit?