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    Could a intelligent animals play doom

    You're right - that makes no sense. It's also not what I said. I said that it's wrong to take those pieces, form a hypothesis, and then claim that it has to be that way, just because the pieces almost fit. The situations you describe can be recreated at will, and observed. These 'pieces' *fit*. *This* is the scientific method. On the other hand, the Evolution debate goes something like this: "Son, I know it was you that eat the cookies off the table. I know I didn't eat them, and your sister wouldn't lie about it. And I've never seen any of our 3 dogs eat cookies off the table, so you must have done it!" Sure, it sorta fits, if you claim to "know" certain things, and use that "knowledge" to back other similarly-discovered knowledge. It's a bad foundation, and nowhere near worthy of being called truth. Woah, you just skipped a bunch of steps. Before you ever get to the 'not proven wrong' stage, you gather evidence, you do tests, you test the tests, in an effort to suggest that you may be onto something. The burden of proof first lies with those generating their hypothesis. By the way, I like how you take my statement that conjecture is not fact, and try to use it to disprove my theory, yet you can't seem to apply it to your theory. But it doesn't really apply, because I never claimed to know the facts. I only claim to know that Evolution has not been proven as fact. The record is right there, just scroll up... I never claimed otherwise. Keep trying. So do I, that's my point. Further down you say that scientific truths are truths, regardless of what you choose to believe. Why do I "need to show" that something untrue is untrue, when it is untrue. I have the authority to judge the believability of anything I see, don't you? Isn't that what you've been doing? Being ridiculed by people that aren't thinking through a problem is not much of an insult. Never mentioned feathers... Name calling, tsk, tsk. By the way, what is a "brid"? Actually, it was MetroidJunkie that said that. My reasonings were my common sense, and the lack of proof. The *lack of*. Not a few little things yet to be explained. Oh, and the others: The extremely small probability of a beneficial mutation, followed by the extremely small probability that that mutation produces what would be described as a new animal, on top of the extremely small probability that such a new animal would find a mate of the same new type that was also viable for breeding. And, all of that on top of the fact that life has supposedly only been around for a few billion years or so. And, on top of all that, the extremely small probability that some chemicals rolled on down the side of a volcano, in just the right type and proportion to create a living cell, capable of absorbing nutrients (that had better also be present), excreting waste, and being able to not only survive all of the other chemicals and conditions present, but to be able to divide itself in such a way as to end up with 2 copies of each other, also capable of doing the same thing. Multiply those odds together, and consider the age of the Earth vs. the length of generations of the various lifeforms involved, and, purely scientifically speaking, God is more likely. You're nervous that someone might believe my theories, presumably because there's common sense in them. I suggest it's something more along the lines that you wanted to strike up a debate, and when it didn't pan out, you're hurling insults as a form a reputation damage control. I can tell, because, instead of having a civil discussion (albeit with a bit of humor), you've resorted to cursing, name calling, and general lack of any attempt to devote any real constructive thought towards the possibility that life is governed by processes more divine and beautiful and bizarre than anything man has conceived. I would like to make sure that people have the chance to continue to think rationally about what they've been taught, vs. having some doctrine crammed down their throat. You seem opposed to this, instead choosing to "pull down their pants" by calling them ignorant, uneducated bloody hypocrites, and asking "where's the fucking holes?", then ignoring them as they are presented to you plainly. Do you think your insults hide this? The name calling, attempts at insults, and lack of dimension are what crush your believability - I had nothing to do with it. I never said Evolution was wrong because it was missing a few things. Your question: "where's the fucking holes then?", so it was along those lines that I was answering. The probabilities discussed above are all that is needed to convince me of the sheer unlikeliness of Evolution being the driving factor in the diversity of life on Earth. Ever wonder why a mother cat will raise a baby squirrel, bunny, or duckling, that has lost its mother? Ever wonder why most babies of all species are cute? You think that's because of "random mutation...if the offspring lives, rinse and repeat"? Do you even think about these things? There's more going on than the cold hard facts of science, and ignoring them is missing the very meaning of life. Please stop getting pissed because there are people that think differently than you, and embrace this fact. How boring would it be if everyone believed the same thing? Until I know differently, I choose to believe what makes the most sense to me. Isn't that what we all do? It's not an attack on you. You act like I stole your bike. I'm fighting for my right to believe what I believe, and to express it on an open forum, in a civil manner, after a question was presented. You're fighting my right to believe what I believe, and to express it on an open forum, in a civil manner, after a question was presented. Couldn't you have expressed your thoughts without going on the offense? Anyway, I've managed to say what I needed to, and explained my view. Hope it meant something to someone.
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    Things about Doom you just found out

    Nothing weird about it: This stuff is fascinating! Thank you! I am amazed at how much use id got out of their resources. Actually, that's not what's amazing. What's amazing is how well it worked to fool...me, anyway: I have to admit that, in 25 years of Doom, I can't honestly say that I've seen more than a couple or so. I would love to compile all the posts from all the threads where people have noticed texture/flat/sprite re-use, into one big document, just to see the extent of re-use. I know there's a lot: Missiles vs. lost soul, barrel and cyberdemon death, and many more. You can't really blame id, either: Doom has a *lot* of graphic resources, and 2 guys did it all. And, if you're as good as they were at it, why not get some re-use? Nice find!
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    Could a intelligent animals play doom

    You can't start out with "scientific method", and then discuss mere theories as fact. The amount of conjecture you present as fact is only topped by your use of insults as convincers. You may beat up your friends that way, but in intelligent discussion, it just looks try-hard. You assume to know what I know, just like you know Evolution - two stories, both flawed for the same reason. My God, you're not "informed", nor have you "pulled my pants down", though that seems to be the goal. You say you "proved me wrong" with theories. Do you realize how asinine that sounds? The "literature" breaks down when the people involved start claiming to know the truth about events they have never witnessed, using spotty, incomplete evidence. I've considered the literature, and I'm not convinced. My cat just had 5 beautiful babies. You know what they look like? Kittens - perfect kittens. And, Momma is a perfect cat, born from perfect parents. If you consider the short amount of time that life has supposedly existed on this planet, these mutations must be massive, and happening all over the place, in every birth, for the number of distinct healthy creatures that have existed/do exist. Every account I've seen of mutations is extremely rare, and is usually a grotesque deformity that absolutely is not beneficial. So, you've got significant mutations being extremely rare, with beneficial mutations being extremely rare, in an extremely short (in terms of Evolution) amount of time. Evolution theory just doesn't add up, not by itself. Usually when man crossbreeds an animal, the animal is sterile. So, there's yet another extremely rare occurence: An animal, born with a mutation that qualifies it to be classifiable as a new animal, with a new genetic makeup that disallows breeding with the the type of animal it was born from. One has to agree that, in the theory of Evolution, at some point in time, the offspring must be considered a different animal that cannot breed with the parent species. Cats are not dogs, after all. So, it's logical that you would need for there to be a male and a female of this new species, around each other at the same point in time to breed. When you stack all of these probabilities, and consider the amount of time since the first cell on Earth, there's no way to win that lottery. You seem to possess some intelligence, from what I've seen. You've shown your hand, and I called your bluff. Instead of devoting so much energy trying to "teach" an uneducated person who has spent no time on the subject, why not use that intelligence to question conjecture presented as facts, and consider for yourself if things add up. Who knows, you may one day figure it out. But, you'll never figure it out just blindly believing conjecture as fact. Often, the people that present this information have agendas, and have been paid to produce results. It's not often that these professionals go against their colleagues, which may or may not apply here, but it's worth consideration. You haven't been able to sufficiently answer the questions I presented, to my satisfaction...but that's okay. I don't expect you to be able to - there aren't sufficient answers yet. What I do expect, is the realization that there are questions that cannot be answered with a quick comeback. What I would hope, is that these questions spark a tiny bit of curiosity, which can be interesting to everyone. I feel that I am in an awkward position. It's as if I am playing Hide and Seek with a child, trying desperately to avoid crushing the child's spirit as he thinks he's outsmarted me by standing in plain sight, facing the corner of the room with his hands over his eyes. You've taken pride at "proving me wrong" and insulting my intelligence, while I am amazed at how easily you accept theories wholesale, and refuse to consider the questions at face value, not knowing that you don't know. You don't need to tell me. Just think about it on your own time, and see what conclusions you arrive at - that's my best wish. I will consider the facts as they are revealed, and I reserve the right to change what I believe, when and if it seems appropriate. After all, that's what intelligence is for.
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    Could a intelligent animals play doom

    @Nine Inch Heels I don't disagree that there are pieces of the puzzle. But it is wrong to take those pieces, form a hypothesis, and then claim that it has to be that way, just because the pieces almost fit. You can't say it is true, and neither can anyone else. It reminds me of those shows where they've dug up some ancient culture, and the commentator goes on to say: "This room is where they performed rituals to speak to the gods." And, there's literally a busted up floor, and a few bricks. In a few thousand years, they'll be digging up a radio, and claiming "This is an ornamental box where the king's most prized possessions were preserved for the afterlife." What I provided is food for thought. But it looks like you've decided to turn it into some personal campaign to insult my intelligence - again without having any real knowledge to base it on. Ironically, you chose to actually consider any of it - not a very wise move from someone who feels so capable of judging intelligence. In this sentence, you understand about people devising stories about things they cannot fully explain. Yet, Evolution is fact, because... what? I suggest that you open up your mind to the possibility that things are not necessarily what they seem. Or, risk drinking the koolaid. And, no, you may not see my monkey.
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    Boom sight bug

    Yep, looks like a cut/paste/modify bug, like P_DivlineSide.
  6. You can try removing and reinserting the floppy, and trying again. This causes the disk to land in a slightly different place, which just may help align it better. If you're lucky, you might get one good read, though it's a long shot.
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    Could a intelligent animals play doom

    I would like to see your toddlers know which berries to eat, which plants to extract water from, which branches will support them. Let's see your toddler swing from one tree to another, 100 feet up. Couldn't help yourself, huh? When in doubt, sling some shit. Hey, monkeys do that :) What animal language do *you* speak? Holes? Common sense says otherwise, for those endowed. Sure, Evolution plays a role in tweaking things to match the environment. But going from a amoeba to birds, trees, whales, tomatoes, people? Of course not. Lack of proof, for one. No Scientific Method. Just a story that half-ass fits: Here's the story: Steal underpants ?????? Profit!! So, let's take an example: Dinosaurs to birds. To believe the Evolution story, at some point, the dinosaur had to endure mutations that happened to benefit the dinosaur enough to allow it to bypass its siblings, and survive to reproduce offspring that also benefit from this mutation. Rinse and repeat. For this to be true, in a single mutation, that dinosaur would need, at a minimum, to have its bones hollowed, and to grow wings well formed enough to support flight. Because, if the bones are not hollow, it weighs too much to fly. And, if the wings are not fully formed and perfect, SPLAT! Now, one could argue that the bones could have become hollow over many generations. But, this is not beneficial if you can't fly - it makes your skeleton weak, after all. So this theory violates the Evolution rule that mutations must be beneficial to survive. One could also argue that wings could form over many generations. But, is a wing, not capable of flight, any benefit over having an arm, with a hand that could pick things up, or a hoof that assists in walking, or claws that assist in fighting? No, both of these "mutations" would have to occur at once, in a single life, and without inhibiting the dinosaur-bird's ability to reproduce. Can this new dino-bird even have sex? How would he hold down his conquest, with weak bones and wings instead of arms/legs? :) Ridiculous. And, genetically speaking, can a dino-bird that has sex with a dinosaur actually reproduce? A dog cannot hump a cat and create dog-cats. Seriously, I don't claim to know, but it seems a bit fishy to me. There's 2 things I want to know: Why do most Evolutionists believe that one theory cancels out the other? In other words, if Evolution is true, what's wrong with the theory that God created Evolution? Talk about telling your ass from your elbow... Why are people that don't believe in God, so threatened by God? Yeah, I know a few animals that play Doom...
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    Could a intelligent animals play doom

    Of course they could. Animals have just about all of the faculties that humans have, except for the annoying ones. Just today, when I pulled up to work, my friend squirrel ran about 100 feet towards me, saying "hello", and asking me for a peanut. He recognized me apart from everyone else that pulls up, and he knows I am his friend. There are 3 problems that I see, that would need to be overcome: Controllers are typically designed for human hands. No one really knows how other animals see. There are a lot of theories, yes. But what about how our eyes mix colors? Frame rates? Animals may have difficulty seeing the screen. And the biggest issue: incentive. Doom appeals to our sense of adventure, to our desire to hunt for sport, and a lot of other things which do not seem to interest animals. Yes, animals explore...to sense dangers, to hunt, to find mates. But, for fun? Lack of focus. One quality that makes humans unique is our ability to hone in and direct our focus, for hours at a time. This is not seen often in animals. You could always provide a treat when the animal accomplishes something in the game. But, I don't know if such a correlation can be made. I've found that many people have a way of "looking down" on animals as lesser life forms, which I find ridiculous and ignorant. I've found the opposite to be true. I see animals as brilliant, resourceful, in tune with nature, generally in peace with themselves and others, and innocent. You don't see them stabbing each other in the back to climb the ladder of success. You don't see them launching wars. They don't generally take much more than they need, like humans do. Of course they could play Doom, or a thousand other unexpected things. But, they don't want to :) Humans are the mutants.
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    Crispy Doom 5.1 (Update: Jan 13, 2018)

    The fact that people are taking the time to post suggests that a lot of people love the port (which suggests that, no, it's not sinking.) And, asking for something to be added or changed is not the same thing as "complaining." Sure, it could be labeled as such. That's like labeling "I'm hungry" as a complaint. Calling it a complaint infers that not enough food has been served, when, in fact, blame was not included in the statement. It's a matter of degree. Notice the difference between these two statements: When I'm using (source port P), and I do (action X), (result Y) occurs. This can be annoying, because (reason Z). Could you consider adding (option Q) to your menu? (Source port P) sucks, because every time I do (action X), (result Y) occurs. That's just stupid - why would you make it work like that? Fix it, or I'll have to switch to (source-port S). Yes, both could be considered complaining. But, in #1, the user takes responsibility for being annoyed, explains why it's a problem, and asks the author to consider making a change. In #2, the user insults the port, the functionality, and the port author. And then proceeds to threaten to abandon ship (good riddance) if the port author does not comply. Both types of posts can and do occur in most all source port threads. Why do you single out Crispy Doom as being the port that receives complaints?
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    PC Doom sound effects VS PSX Doom sound effects

    Yep. It's the same reason hi-res texture packs never universally catch on, and why some people still play with 320x200 res, with vanilla bugs intact, etc. For every Doom fan, at some point in time, after having been exposed to Doom, love occurs :) Whatever resources happen to be there, when that happens, become baked into that experience, complete with emotion. This is when logic stops controlling the decision-making process, and nostalgia takes over. I think that pursuit of that original feeling drives a lot of the modding efforts for many of us.
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    Things about Doom you just found out

    Those cacos look badass, especially the one on the right. For 3D model Doom, *that's* the look!
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    Favorite "Creepy" Map?

    I have to second Nightomb. Nightomb is a pure vanilla "adventure". It pulls off some tricks that don't feel like tricks at all. It's the first map that felt like I was playing something other than Doom, and it left me with an unexpected unnerving feeling. Spooky, indeed, and awesomely so. I can't put my finger on what it is that made it that way. I am almost universally unphased by such things. Who else is never spooked by Doom maps, but got uncharacteristically freaked out by a map/mapset? If so, which map/mapset?
  13. Care must be taken these days, because there's been a few spinoffs: Graf's version for Visual Studio with UMAPINFO, and another with an SR50 fix, if I recall correctly. I have also been planning a version which is a test bed for the Compatible Doom Extensions stuff, but that hasn't started yet. Even finding the very latest source is not as straight forward as it could be. PrBoom-Plus is sort of unique in the world of source ports, in that it's basically finished - it has accomplished its mission statement, so to speak. I suppose that's why entryway is not very active in the source. But, I agree: Code rots, no matter how well it's written, and it needs to be kept up-to-date.
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    PC Doom sound effects VS PSX Doom sound effects

    That always bothered me too. To "solve" it: Random pitch bend effect - especially useful when you kill a bunch of monsters at once Perkristen's "restored" sounds with better dynamic ranges
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