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  1. Smouths

    What ports do YOU use?

    On my Windows 10 machine, I usually use LZDoom - the scaler seems to introduce fewer artifacts on weapon sprites than GZDoom when downscalining to 480p. My old Pentium 4 Win98/XP/Win7 triple boot system (which I do most of my Dooming on) usually runs Boom 2.02 or LZDoom. Zandronum/Zdaemon for multiplayer.
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    what are you working on? I wanna see your wads.

    First thing I've really worked on in the better half of a decade. Not very far in, still making textures.
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    How often do you post on Doomworld?

    A couple times a week, usually.
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    Worst Doom Source Port?

    To be fair, most retail copies were actually missing DMOUSE.VXD, breaking mouse support in even 9x. Has been the case with every Windows-CD copy of Ultimate Doom, Doom 2, Final, and Collector's Edition I've encountered, frustratingly enough. I have a hard time hating on Doom95 or Legacy though since those were my first non-vanilla experiences with the game. Some of my absolute favorite gaming memories are of Dwango5 DM in Legacy over Doom Connector, even though I constantly got my ass handed to me since I was way too young to be hanging out on there, lol. Months went by before I finally tried playing with a mouse.
  5. Hearing more from Mick wouldn't really change my opinion on much, to be honest. What could he really say- that he couldn't deliver past the minimum number of songs because of the pandemic? Would he blame pre-existing obligations to other projects that he'd scheduled before the delayed release date? Personal Issues? All or none of the above? The fact of the matter is that he has a reputation for working slowly, yet id still promised everyone a soundtrack at launch, and contracted him with the hopes that he'd complete twice as many tracks in half as much time as the previous soundtrack needed. Sure, he should've probably just refused the contract altogether, but then fans/paying customers would've been screwed over even more. It would've been nice if he'd publicly said "hey everybody, you shouldn't harass id employees," but disengaging with the angry fanbase was definitely the right move, and the ensuing shitshow made it pretty obvious that he shouldn't have interacted with them in the first place. The whole situation is pretty unfortunate, but id/Bethesda made it such that both fans and Mick were in a lose/lose scenario, and Marty's letter that conveniently glosses over that while shifting the blame to Mick Gordon strikes me as a shitty move- it's just as petty as Mick's social media posts, if not more so. Like I've said before, I like Mick's work, but dislike modern id's games, so maybe my bias is just completely clouding my judgement here. I kinda wanted that soundtrack though. Edit - gee, didn't realize I was still so bitter about this. Sorry for the rant.
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    Worst Doom Source Port?

    There's this one on the Microsoft Store
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    Time to update..

    If you're going with new hardware, I'd highly recommend considering an AMD system- I recently upgraded from my 8 year old i7-2600k rig to a new Ryzen 7 3700x build, and I've been thoroughly impressed with the performance. A last gen 6-core Ryzen 5 1600 is going for just $100 USD now too, which would be a dramatic upgrade from Core2 Quad - saying this as a former Q6600 user, fwiw.
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    how old were you when you started playing DOOM?

    I first played it as a toddler sometime around Doom 2's release, but I didn't really pick it back up until I was 8 or 9.
  9. Tough call- I'm going with 3rd Movement, but I might would pick 1st on a different day.
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    Share a random fact about yourself

    @seed- Well hey, at least you've still got your youth. Be careful though, my mid-twenties were honestly much harder than my teen years. Not to draw too many false parallels here, but as you get older it's pretty easy to start making serious mistakes that have much longer lasting consequences- especially if you're 'running blind' while disenfranchised in some capacity. In my case at age 28, I'm now in the same damn boat I was 5 or 6 years ago, plus a whole bunch of new health and financial problems. But I ended up surviving, and I'm too angry to die/be erased at this point, so at least there's that. Maybe I'll have my shit together by my early 30s, lol. @DesecratorJ - Hey, good job on getting your certifications/training! @Doom_Dude - Christ, I'm glad things had changed somewhat by the time I was growing up- I would've probably ended up in reform school at a much earlier age, haha.
  11. Smouths

    Share a random fact about yourself

    Eh, it was kind of a combination of things- I'd been bullied throughout most of my schooling up to that point, a lot of the staff were genuinely horrible people whom I couldn't stand (the headmaster was later suspected of having an affair with one of the students and was forced to resign, as the most egregious example.) Plus I was on a bad combination of medications and dealing with some personal issues that I couldn't talk to anyone about- so I opted to just flunk out and be disallowed from returning. I was a pretty good student in college, funny enough- though I didn't finish/get my degree.
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    Share a random fact about yourself

    I got kicked out of school when I was 16. Though that's caused a few hurdles for me in adulthood, it played an important role at the time in my learning basic self reliance and how to think for myself- I generally feel it had a positive impact overall.
  13. Liked the instrumentation in Black Candles Burn.
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    Have you ever regretted helping?

    I don't mind helping people for the most part, especially if it doesn't cost me much time/effort/whatever. It's generally best to assume that there's not going to be any reward in doing so though, so always consider first how much you're really willing to impose on yourself or you'll inevitably end up feeling frustrated/angry/overextended or possibly get taken advantage of outright. In the case of that thread in particular, making a 5 step picture guide for loading mods took about 6 minutes to do, so I'm not too fussed about it not actually helping, personally. "No good deed goes unpunished," is that a saying anywhere else?
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    How do you download unofficial classic doom games?

    Ah, my bad everybody- I must've confused him with someone else.