What do you people know about this? DOOM MS DOS

Found this in a box recently. It is an old MS DOS copy of DOOM in its original paper sleeve. I looked all over Ebay, Google, and anywhere else I could to find the exact DOOM cd I have, but I could NOT find it anywhere. The DOOM disk says SHAREWARE, and is in a paper sleeve with "3201US0003030" & "01/01 ADCA" on the back. The artwork looks awesome, it has a demon looking back at you giving you the okay to continue decimating beasts. I have not seen another one anywhere. Any thoughts on the rarity? THANKS!

CD has 2 dates, 1992 & 1995 & it was made by GT Interactive. I found buried in the disc a file saying that it is DOOM V1.8

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EDIT: Also found an old game manual to go with it.

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Sorry Charlie Nash. I have that same exact disc.

Got it at a local garage sale for just $2. I've used it. It's actually v1.2 of DOOM, NOT v1.9.

Even though it's not really rare, the v1.2 might give it a little bit of value...

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That must be a different version than mine, I would love to see your CD. I literally did not find a single one anywhere online and I am curious about it. Mine says 1.8 inside on multiple files not 1.2.

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Looks like it's probably Just Another Shareware disk. Is there any sign it's actually made by GT?

The book isn't a manual - it's the official strategy guide (I have a copy as well). Does it have the floppy disk in the back?

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Nice find, though apart from the version number it's probably not all that rare.

fraggle said:

Is there any sign it's actually made by GT?

Yep, 16 East 40th Street is GT Interactive's former New York address. A clearer photo would have helped.

AFAIK Sybex published two versions of the survival guide, mine is the disk-less one. I was offered the other but its disks had gone walkabout.


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I had one of those too at some point. Long gone now, I suppose.

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Any cool tips? Does it say how to get past the dark room at the end of E1M5? ;-/

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There's an "ideal route" diagram for each map and a couple of tips for the dark room, though I don't know if I can tell you without breaching their copyright. ;-)

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I, too, have similar questions about which versions of Doom are on the various major shareware releases. I wish there were a comprehensive list available somewhere.

I started a similar thread a while back:

http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-general/62023-doom-shareware-boxes/

My thread sort of trailed off when I asked for info on which version of Doom is on the disks that I own. This is certainly a tough subject!

Good luck in your quest!

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In a few of the files in mentions that the game is V1.8. The game is such a mess of different dates and information so I am sticking with the latest date/number I can find.

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Could you post a directory listing?

n0w.co said:

My thread sort of trailed off when I asked for info on which version of Doom is on the disks that I own. This is certainly a tough subject!

Would be easier to tell if the boxes weren't shrinkwrapped. AFAIK, the smaller mail-order box was used for registered Doom up until v1.666.

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GreyGhost - You have been a big help so far! Thank you for your many contributions to my threads. I've moved your reply to my thread...

I didn't mean to imply that no one helped - there were a number of great contributions to the question! My comment was meant to highlight how difficult of a topic this is.

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Don't mind me, I'm just bemoaning the fact you can only tell so much about the content of a shrinkwrapped box by looking at the outside. ;-)

Back on topic - found a half-forgotten shareware pack with a familiar looking CD while sorting out boxed games for photographing. Here's a quick (and overly bright) shot.


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It's version 1.8 of Shareware Doom with the following contents -

 Volume in drive D is DOOM18_SW
 Volume Serial Number is E200-6022

 Directory of D:\

06/01/1995  10:01 PM            17,303 DEICE.EXE
06/01/1995  10:02 PM         1,439,232 DOOM_V18.1
06/01/1995  10:03 PM           904,448 DOOM_V18.2
06/01/1995  10:01 PM               247 DOOM_V18.DAT
06/01/1995  10:04 PM               184 INSTALL.BAT
16/01/1995  07:29 PM             1,129 README.BAT
16/01/1995  07:40 PM             4,096 VTOC.SYS
               7 File(s)      2,366,639 bytes
               0 Dir(s)               0 bytes free
Don't know about the sleeve code on ohiwastedmylife's copy, can only assume it's from a different shareware bundle. Mystery part-solved?

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WOW, THAT IS IT! I have that Wolfenstein CD as well, Good find! That is the first time seeing the same exact CD's that I have, just different sleeves. I no longer have the Wolfenstein sleeve but the DOOM one may have been accidentally placed in it?

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GreyGhost - Nice detective work! You are certainly very knowledgeable in this subject.

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