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  1. dr_st

    Default control scheme hand position?

    Doesn't let you do what exactly? I just tried WAD commander and movement works as I expect it...
  2. dr_st

    Default control scheme hand position?

    I seriously hope you got these two mixed up. Or do you have one of those horrible European ISO key layouts with a tiny Left Shift? Other than that, yes, these are the default DOOM keyboard controls and there is nothing wrong with them. It's been established that all the original levels can be beaten with keyboard-only on all difficulty settings. What do you mean? If you hold, for example, Alt+Forward+Right - you don't move diagonally? Does your keyboard have problems responding to certain 3-key combinations?
  3. dr_st

    My take on the Underhalls (a single Doom II map)

    "Underhalls" is not "Underhalls" unless it has a red key that cannot be obtained without using the Shift key.
  4. dr_st

    Doom In Build Engine

    The one feature I love in the Build engine (which is likely unintentional outcome of its design) is that sectors's actual position is meaningless, only their relative position to each other. As a result, you can have two completely different sectors in the same physical coordinates. This has been used for neat tricks like in 'Tier Drops' (Duke3D E3L10) where the central room changes depending on the door you enter from, and, my favorite, 'Lunatic Fringe' (Duke3D E2L11) where there is a 720-degree circle around the main building. I wonder how much of it is due to the programming methodologies of John Carmack vs Ken Silverman, and how much is inherent to the choice of engine fundamentals.
  5. dr_st

    What's the best gun in Doom II?

    The best weapon is the non-berserked fist, of course. It would be nice if you could get a pet Cyberdemon like you can get a pet Maulotaur in Hexen.
  6. They actually made a Doom movie sequel called 'Doom Annihilation'? And it sucked? Wow. I guess 22 years is a long enough time to forget what "Mortal Kombat Annihilation" did to the legacy of the actually rather good first "Mortal Kombat" movie.
  7. dr_st

    whats your favorite doom music track?

    Like many of them, but if I have to pick one today it would be: Doom: Demons on the Prey (E1M7/E2M5/E3M5/E4M8) - it's one of those tracks that grows slowly on you. The main theme is beautiful, especially considering how simple it is. Doom II: the Untitled track that plays during text sequences (D_READ_M). Opposite of the above - this one catches your attention immediately, and even now 25 years later there is still something magical about it. Essentially the same ~40-second piece played 7 times (with new instruments joining every time), it feels horribly repetitive, yet fresh, and totally fitting the intermission.
  8. dr_st

    for how long did you lurk b4 joining?

    I've had an account here since 2001. That's more than half my life. Between 2006 and 2019 I took a 13-year hiatus from posting.
  9. dr_st

    Unpopular Modern Opinions

    I assume you are talking about the games? I haven't played them (not my type of game), but I've read all the books and found them good. Well, these are very different types of game, no?
  10. dr_st

    Unpopular Modern Opinions

    This I do agree with. It applies not just to movies, but anything really. The amount of content created nowadays in one day is likely more than a person can process in a lifetime.
  11. dr_st

    Unpopular Modern Opinions

    I think this only applies to the movies made around existing popular franchises / characters. They are pretty easy to spot and avoid. Of course these are the movies that also generate the most hype / advertising, so it feels like it's every movie, but it isn't.
  12. OP posted the same discussion on VOGONS and was told pretty much the same thing.
  13. dr_st

    Unpopular Modern Opinions

    Controllers in general suck. https://cloakedthargoid.wordpress.com/keyboards-vs-gamepads/
  14. dr_st

    What was the first custom wads you have played?

    That was one of the first ones I played as well. But I don't see it as a mere custom WAD, but rather a TC (as it hacked and changed things in the executable as well).
  15. dr_st

    What was the first custom wads you have played?