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  1. Excellent at finding sources of Classic Doom's assets..

    Unfortunately, not as good at finding a place that will permanently host images.

     

    Almost all of the images in his posts have been lost to time.

     

    Here's hoping someone managed to save them all

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    2. Untamed64

      Untamed64

      Oh man

      You are doing god's work.

       

      Could you upload a zip of all your findings to /idgames/historical or something?

    3. Blackmantis

      Blackmantis

      I've just picked up something new today.

       

      dWsZXlN.jpg

       

      Rest assured, I'm working on something big for everyone to enjoy ;)

    4. Untamed64
  2. Blackmantis

    Real Doom Weapons/toys (with photos)

    I think that will be at the forefront of everyones thinking ;) Thanks for mentioning smoother animations - I'll make sure to get HEAPS of captures so we can make uber smooth shotgun pumps and chaingun rotations etc. Just cropping them is gonna take time.
  3. Blackmantis

    Real Doom Weapons/toys (with photos)

    You never know - he may have had a low IQ, but there are people with congitive and mental disorders out there that can also remember pi to 484 decimal places. Magic ;) But in actuality, it's all out there online. I guess if you search hard enough, you'll find the info you want online. I've trawled through ancient 90s Chatroom/IM/Newsgroup logs, interviews, all sorts, and you find little bits at a time. Sorry about that, been trying to keep my imgur gallery clean and simple so I can find what I need, and at the moment it's choked up with random doom stuff. However, once I get some really nice high quality pictures, I'll stick them in an album and leave them up for good.
  4. Blackmantis

    [FOUND] Doom Sky source files

    Well, if the images are royalty free, then I'll just have to make my own "product" which uses these images and distribute that. I'll call it "Doom sky distributor" or something. ;) Thanks for the advice though, I'll check around. Two of the cds are already on Archive.org, although all ultimately come from Aris Entertainments "Media Clips" collection.
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    [FOUND] Doom Sky source files

    Since I've been searching very deeply for these, I figure I might divulge some interesting tidbits; I could be wrong, being a tiny kid back in 1992-1993, but it -seems- that going through ancient FTP directories and places like archive.org cds, cd.textfiles, etc, that there wasn't really a huge amount of images on the net. If I search for say, images of space from that era, there's maybe 4-5 instances of RSKY2s source file (columbia) that will constantly show up on hundreds of random sources, from archives to disks. The exact one used shows up multiple times under multiple names, from multiple areas and disks. The same goes for searching for stuff like mountains, a lot of the doom photos pop up, usually on antiquated christian sites with badly compressed versions of the images and bible quotes on them. So I think back then, it was probably not terribly hard to find things like this sky, at least in the early to mid 90s. These GIFs were often used on sites, distributed around the web, and due to the relatively small amount of common photos floating around like this at the time, it was probably a lot easier to track down. They're also found on almost all "101 Royalty free images" and stock image cds from the time. I've uploaded the source files for SKY2 below in the best quality I can find on the discs. It looks like 640x480 was the largest they were ever kept at, but I might see if I can track down the original photographers if I can. Tom Atwood did the well known Yangshuo sky, and OS/2 had a higher resolution version but it had reduced color volume and was a GIF. Fore/Mountains BG/sky I also hope to find the source of a sky I saw in "MARKINC".wad. I don't remember how, when or where I got it (except vaguely that it was possibly called something like "Mortal Kombat doom" or something random), but it had a gorgeous sky in it;
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    [FOUND] Doom Sky source files

    The filename reads TRACKS.TIF but it came from a series of "TRACKS" images which all appear to be darkish beach dunes and sand. I'm game to take a trip to China someday to check out the Yangshuo mountains in Guilin. I have no idea where "Yangshuo Cavern" is, nor can I find where it is on google, but if I can find where SKY1 was taken, I'll make the trek and get some quality photos.
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    [FOUND] Doom Sky source files

    Found 'em! :D Also you'll have to look close for the next two; check the bottom left, and the bottom middle areas; I think it would be safe to say that we now pretty much have all of the photo textures that ID used that weren't taken by themselves. Since the images are royalty free, I'm thinking I'll upload the entire CD set.
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    [FOUND] Doom Sky source files

    I think we've found the pistol, a brightly coloured water pistol very heavily resembling a beretta made in 1987 to 1994. Also found the tech wall texture, it's a Gravis Ultrasound Classic card. This was relatively easy to find - I did an analysis of all the common high-end hardware of the era covering from Feb 1 1991 (When ID was founded) to 1993. Clearly with the money they had, the ID guys would be sporting some serious hardware for the time. I have no idea what GUS' were like for their time though. Enjoy!
  9. Blackmantis

    [FOUND] Doom Sky source files

    Found the noise layer for RSKY3 So we have INTERPIC, the fire, noise layer, all we need is the mountains and we can recreate RSKY3 from scratch in (hopefully) much better clarity and high-resolution.
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    [FOUND] Doom Sky source files

    I uploaded some files and added them to the article, since some of the articles were incorrect or out of date (ie previously stated that the chainsaw was a Mcculloch 2116. The chainsaw is in fact, a Mcculloch 2.0 Eager Beaver. Below: Original ID Software photo for comparison.
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    [FOUND] Doom Sky source files

    An update: I've purchased two toy pistols. I can't confirm at this stage, but they -might- be the doom pistol. From what I know about the doom pistol, it was based off a 1980s/early 1990s "water pistol" modeled after a beretta. As for my reasoning that it's a beretta; I have a beautiful Denix non-firing spanish zinc replica of a Beretta which I've carefully compared to the doom one, and minus the editing work done by the ID team to prep it for the game, I would say it's definitely a toy beretta. The same thing happened to the Tootsietoy Dakota - they may have used it for the shotgun, but the one in-game doesn't entirely or closely resemble the real deal with the edits made to it. I've picked up a late 1980s Entertech Water Beretta and an early 1990s Edison Giocattoli Beretta. I have a strong inkling that the Edison Giocattoli beretta is the correct one, despite it not being a water gun. Fingers crossed~
  12. Blackmantis

    [FOUND] Doom Sky source files

    A simple thread rename sounds good. The rest of the Mediaclips CDs should be with me by Monday so I can probably get the rest done then. For now I'll scan through what I have and see if anything else was used.
  13. Blackmantis

    [FOUND] Doom Sky source files

    Certainly! Original picture below. And comparison GIF. As before, it's only for the sky in the background of the image, rather than the mountains at the front. I'm still hunting the stalagmite sprites used for the mountains. Sorry for disappearing there - was up late to watch the launch of 3DR's "Bombshell", back again after a crazy long sleep and going to continue at it. I wonder if perhaps I should rename the thread or create another one which is basically just going to be updates as I go along and find all these texture sources.
  14. Blackmantis

    [FOUND] Doom Sky source files

    Found the sky source for SKY3. The rocks are from another photo which I'm yet to find, but the sky is there.
  15. Blackmantis

    [FOUND] Doom Sky source files

    I took a look, but it doesn't seem so. It could be my gut feeling, but the city shot may be be taken from an extremely long distance since the buildings all appear to be viewed from a pretty straight-on angle. I've got an inkling that the golden-mountain sky -may- be a photo of Yellowstone National Park due to the shape of some of the rocks. Checking into that now.
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