I was sorting through some of my old stuff and came across an old CD called 'Wads of Wads' which was released by the CD ROM Users Group in 1994. It was a collection of Doom related shareware, levels and other related files from that year. I don't know if anyone is interested, but I've zipped up the entire contents of the disc and uploaded it. It was all shareware to start with, so I don't see any problem with doing this.
You can download it here....
There's some interesting stuff tucked away in there, including some stuff about a petition id was running to trademark the name DOOM. Here's an excerpt...
Our VERY important request..
We could use your help. Apparently, there was a game called "GATE
OF DOOM" that came out some time ago. When we applied for a
trademark on "DOOM", they wouldn't give it to us because they
thought the name "DOOM" was too close to the name "GATE OF DOOM"
which has a trademark on it.
Reasoning doesn't work. Apparently, you have to do a petition
to get people to say, "I associate Blammo's LOG! with this rotting
lump of wood my daughter carries on her back everywhere with
'LOG! from Blammo' written all over it." Jay has written up a
lusty e-mail letter to ask for your support. If you've got a
minute, it would help us a lot- thanks!
What follows is from the Mind of Jay..
We hope that you are enjoying DOOM, the latest creation of Id
Software. Id Software is currently pursuing trademark registration
of the mark "DOOM". We would like to get your assistance in
gathering information about DOOM, for delivery to the trademark
office. Please review the following statement and if it is agreeable
to you, complete your name, address and telephone number, and deliver
it back to Id Software. We will likely present to the trademark
office the information sent back to us. Id Software appreciates your
Please fill the following petition form in and E-MAIL it to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The email@example.com mailbox will be
active until May 1, 1994. After May 1st the mailbox will be shut
down and messages sent to it will bounce.
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CITY, ST ZIP____________________________________________
I agree that the following is a true statement. I consent to the use
of this statement for commercial reasons, or otherwise, by Id
Software, Inc. ("ID"), and further consent to possibly being
contacted in the future with regard to this statement.
I have purchased and/or have played the computer software game
"DOOM", and I understand DOOM was developed by ID. ID has a
reputation of producing high quality computer software games, using
the latest interactive 3-D technology. Based upon advertisements,
trade magazine write-ups and word-of-mouth among my fellow computer
software game players, I recognize DOOM as coming from ID and from no
other source. There is no confusion between DOOM and any other
computer software game which may contain the word "doom" in its
title, including "GATE OF DOOM." DOOM is recognized as the latest
creation from the minds of ID.