WOW! John Romero answered my questions!! I can't believe it. I'm speechless. He is very implicated with his fans. I must say, I am a little bit annoying but even though, he's kind.
I asked 4 questions:
I wrote a long to you on another address that was not a email. Maybe it was inappropriate. it's better to write you here.
I have question about Nextstep and DoomED.
I am a video maker and I want to make a creative video montage documentary about the production of Doom.
What is the computer you used in this picture for DoomED?
Why the map was black instead of white like in the second pic?
Second and third pic:
Are those actual real images from 1993 when you were working with DoomED?
Was the desktop of Nextstep 3.0 in color or black and white?
I saw some videos of the Nextstep 3.0 booting and it was black and white. But I can also see Steve jobs with this very same version and it was in color.
(First 2 pics: John sent me those in those order.)
(The other pics: In order as he talked like ''First pic''...)
First pic: the computer I’m using is an Intel-based NEXTSTEP 3.0 workstation. There’s a DOS PC behind my back on the other part of the wrap-around desk in my office. I used the DOS PC to run DOOM whenever I made level updates or code changes. The CRT is a 22-inch NEC Multisync.
The map is black because I changed it to be Dark Mode since the white bothered my eyes. The screenshot with white is an early screenshot of DoomEd.
Second and third pic: Yes, those are the real images from 1993. They’ve been around for years on website in interviews, etc. They weren’t taken in modern times using a VM.
The NEXTSTEP 3.0 desktop could be any color. They had 16-bit color since the color Turbostations. The older NEXTSTEP 2.0 was black and white.
Booting NEXTSTEP was always black and white, no matter which version you had. For DOOM, we duplicated the NEXTSTEP boot sequence.