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'cause I'm from Hell, and DOOM I'm bringing

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Dec. 10th, 2011 | 12:09 pm

It's that time of the year again — it's DOOMsday, the 18th anniversary of DOOM's original release on December 10th 1993.

Doomworld, as usual, is hosting the annual Cacowards, too; be sure to check them out and play this year's winners if you haven't done so already.

And while you're at it, celebrate DOOM's birthday by playing through the original levels! If you don't have it, grab a copy of the shareware episode, download a source port so it'll run on your PC (I'd recommend Chocolate Doom if you want something as close to Vanilla, PrBoom-plus if you want a Boom-based port, or GZDoom otherwise; alternatively, you can run the original in DOSBox, too).

Lock and load, marine! >:) Don't leave yet — there's a demon around that corner!

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from: avon_deer
date: Dec. 10th, 2011 11:51 am (UTC)

I am old enough to remember that well..

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from: schnee
date: Dec. 11th, 2011 11:36 am (UTC)

Heh, yeah. I remember how I got it — a local bookstore had this shareware copying station. It was basically just a rip-off, as you had to buy special floppy disks for an outrageous price (regular ones couldn't be used), so in essence, they were selling programs that others'd provided for free, often even in violation of the license, but at least it DID allow me to get such things as DOOM.

I think this was before I had a modem, too, but even after I did, phone calls to local BBSes weren't free (unimaginable today), and BBSes had ratios, too, so you couldn't even get most things unless you had something else to trade for them.

Good thing all that's changed, really.

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