In The Beginning There Was Doom & It Was OK [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Tech

I wonder how many of us even know what these things are... I for one remember using the 8-inch floppies.
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Female 131
@omg-a-lion
Me too!
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Male 5
what the hell is this thing?!
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Male 6
"to install DOOM type INSTALL and press.."
Oh the memories, back in the days if you had a lot of color floppy, you were cool =\
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Male 115
i used to like pulling the metal thingamajig and let it fling back (:D
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Male 516
Ah nostalgia. Back when 3.5s were the poo, and having the old 5.25 was a sign that you were out of touch with the technology world.
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Male 111
It`s in HD!
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Female 635
i used to pull out the thing inside from the plastic when i was little and my dad would get mad

xD

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Male 579
goAtluvr7... they were floppy.. encased in a harder plastic.
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Female 36
i hated floppy disks >_> they weren`t floppy!
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Male 454
Incoming photos of Police Quest on giant floppy discs!! Incomiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing!!
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Male 364
That`s what gets onto IAB these days? A photo of a couple of floppy discs? I`ve got some old Apple ][ 5 1/4" Floppy discs downstairs... will they be featured if I take a photo of them?
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Male 2,220
"Especially when you have hundreds of opponents of 10 + different types all converging on you and all you have is a BFG and a double barrel shot gun! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMM!!!!"

Too right - personally I`ve not played anything since with quite the same amount of OMFG - when you sprang a trap and the walls rolled down and the whole world went pink with gorillas and b*stard demons. Nowadays its all about billions of polygons but only a dozen opponents. Somehow I miss what it was like when it was the other way round...

:(

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Male 138
my first computer was a Commodore Vic-20, it had a cassette drive and the OS was BASIC...I graduated to a Spectrum. I miss the eggbert games, and frequently look for R-Type.
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Male 14,331
I`m still waiting for a proper remake of X-com.
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Male 40
i love it!!!
TO INSTALL DOOM, TYPE INSTALL THEN PRESS D000M
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Male 24
@emp357
Wings Of Fury?

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Male 56
I remember 8 inch floppies like it was yesterday... Playing "games" on my Dad`s Apple II E. The World War II one where you flew around and dropped bombs was my favorite. Don`t remember what it was called.
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Male 40
I still have the doom II installation on 4 floppy disks. CD rom`s weren`t invented. Considering each disk held just 1.44mb of data - Doom / Doom II were really immersive 3D games that could take hours to play all 32 levels. Sure the graphics were blocky, but in 93 they were the pinnacle of gaming. I still play them. I know I am old compared to most of you guys but the game play in Doom is superb. Especially when you have hundreds of opponents of 10 + different types all converging on you and all you have is a BFG and a double barrel shot gun! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMM!!!!
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Male 30
all i know is "you have died of dysentary". Oops, wrong 80`s game.
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Male 395
That definitely says `INSTALL` not enter.
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Male 694
"To install DOOM, type ENTER and press DOOM?" lol
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Male 9,305
"IAB.. whats wwith you. this is becoming on big website that belongs on failblog.. get back to the good old days with things that were acatuly amusing......"

We would but you`d probably screech "REPOST". :P

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Female 2,352
Oh poo hold on have to change floppy disks. Fail.
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Male 12
It actually didn`t fit on one...
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Male 385
i got the original wolfinstine 3d floppy
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Male 758
Doom`s got nothing on Marathon.
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Female 33
god damn it! i submit so much good stuff on here and yet they always go with dumb stuff like this lol.
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Male 199
IAB.. whats wwith you. this is becoming on big website that belongs on failblog.. get back to the good old days with things that were acatuly amusing......
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Male 5,189
Floppies!!!
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Female 1,283
[quote]OH! Who remembers The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain!? :D[/quote]
Hah, I loved that game. I could never get to the cerebellum or the brain stem though...
Never did like the Myst games. My dad did, but my feeble ADD mind didn`t.
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Female 1,283
Ahhh...good times. DOOM was the best FPS, `till Half-life came out.
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Male 211
lol... 8 inch floppy :P
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Male 76
Rise of the Triad forever!
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Male 2,893
wow.
I had these exact same ones.
I don`t remember where they are now.
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Male 239
Having come across this post i had to go check... i actually have these disks in my oldskool computer junk box in the attic... Windows 3.1 operating systems... loads of old dos disks... Good Times.
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Female 248
damn i remember doom on ps1...not on floppy though lol!
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Male 215
Ah, the good old days...

Doom, Heretic, Duke Nukem 3D, and Blood were all great for multiplayer. And I still think Star Control 2 is one of the best single-player games ever.

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Male 8,300
That`s not retro, those are 1.4mb high density discs, which were super high-tech! Now go back to the 5 400k single-sided ones that my first copy of PageMaker 1.0 came on...
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Male 22
hey i got a DooM set of floppies, They still work to
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Male 225
does anyone remember a game called "strike commander" it was with airplanes...
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Female 497
Ah man ="D

Doom was the first FPS I ever played. So many memories!

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Female 250
i used to play battle chess on floppy
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Male 467
Ahh, Wacky Wheels was an awesome game.. I also quite liked Raptor, asplosions amock!
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Male 9,305
Peloos12 you had Museum Madness too!? OMG! I thought I was the only kid to ever have that awesome game! :D

OH! Who remembers The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain!? :D

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Female 4,197
[quote]Does anyone remember a game called Wacky Wheels?[/quote]

I used to have that game! And we still have fluppys in our house with various things on them. not that they are used anymore, sadly :(

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Female 159
And Commander Keen!! XD That was the best
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Female 159
Awww I remember floppy discs : ) My Dad used to have to come type in all the stuff to set up the game for me. Does anyone remember a game called Wacky Wheels? You raced around in little go carts and you were different animals :D ah memories
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Male 2,591
ZOMG someone mentioned BBS`ing!! gawd i miss me some Legend of Red Dragon and Barren Realms Elite!!!
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Female 53
Who remembers,when the anouncer used to say, comming soon to video cassette?
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Male 2,591
naahhh you`re trippin.. there was C:\WOLF3D\WOLF3D.EXE!! well i guess before that there was catacombs 3d but who gives a shxxit
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Male 425
lazyme484? Just say six times larger.
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Male 3,819
Normality! I don`t know where I got the `V` from.
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Male 3,819
... things you could do in his apartment. A music game, there was a thing where you made music videos, there was this war game that you needed to know different notes to destroy planes I think? Actually, I think the entire game revolved around music. Again, a name here would be awesome.
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Male 3,819
I was a Duke Nukem guy. My friend was Doom. We`d take turns making sure we weren`t deprived of the other... the good days.

Memory lane of other games I used to love:

- King`s Quest (particularly 5, 6 & 7)
- Museum Madness
- The Incredible Machine!
- Oregon Trail (obviously)
- Amazon Trail
- O`Dell Down Under
- Shivers 1 & 2
- Math Blaster
- Battune (not sure how many of you would know this one, they were freeware on AOL, about 60 different episodes -- but if you do, I LOVE YOU)
- I can`t remember the name, but it was an adventure game with this stoner guy... quasi-3D graphics, towards the end of the game you got locked up in an insane asylum, the game ended in the the sewers underneath a concert? One word title, I wanna say starts with a "V". If anybody knows this one, again I love you)
- Dust: Tale of the Wired West
- Myst
- And there was a game with this Penguin guy. It wasn`t really a game, there were just a couple different

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Male 10,440
Empire Total War is 15Gb, my biggest game. Just the executable is half a dozen times larger than doom.
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Male 1,039
I have the original Doom diskettes still.
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Male 2,690
I remember the days of 3 1/2 inch floppies, but not 8 inch
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Male 1,219
Gaaaah >_<

Whoever thought that moving the mouse forward should move the character forward should have been shot.

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Male 2,548
*vomits* Just looking at it gives me the Doom sickness.
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Male 92
haha leisure suit larry!!! I lost my virginity to that game.
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Male 1,002
Oh man this brought me back.. I still remember playing that on DOS with one of the giant floppies that were actually floppy.
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Male 4,807
I have these AND the booklet in a shoe box beside me right now..... and here is my leisure suit larry game too.
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Male 61
unrelated: damn, I-A-B doesn`t support BBCode!
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Male 61
[i]I STILL play Doom when I get bored with my newer games. Not to mention Hexen, Heretic, Quake, System Shock, Diablo, and Descent...[/i]

Heh, I have a copy of the shareware version that I play in DOSBox sometimes :)

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Male 2,688
I STILL play Doom when I get bored with my newer games. Not to mention Hexen, Heretic, Quake, System Shock, Diablo, and Descent...

Hurray for rockin it OLD SCHOOL

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Male 9,305
"What ever happened to BBS`? Is that where IAB came from?"

I think they just converted into what we know as "forums" now.

ANYONE REMEMBER WEBRINGS!? Oh my GOD! XD

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Male 721
Swaywithme - don`t know what you`re talking about but it sounds like a cheesy porno game.
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Male 136
Classic. Reminds me of Commander Keen on MS-DOS. Carmen San Diego. Tss... that was a while ago.
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Male 639
What a game. Absolutely loved Doom.
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Female 5,222
lol
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Female 3,696
Freaken sweet!! I used to have Tarzan Jane on floppy, first game I ever got.

I remember not even having a `windows` desktop, our first computer was just like running in DOS.

and I had this police game that you went around doing police missions..one of the first things you did was go to a lake and arrest this homeless guy. If you didn`t check his undies, he pulled out a knife and stabbed you!....I was 5 ._. anyone know the name??

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Male 1,455
"I can`t even comprehend how a game as complex as Doom could even fit on 2 floppies."

You`d be surprised. Actual code for a game takes up very little space, the reason why most modern games are 5-15GB is art assets. Doom has very simplistic, limited visuals, so not much memory is needed.

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Male 11
remember the paper? long live dot matrix! i got half a box i never used just sittin there...
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Female 3,562
I can`t even comprehend how a game as complex as Doom could even fit on 2 floppies.
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Male 4,014
"I`m not that old and I remember floppies from when I was a kid. I still use them once in a while to store Word files."

Ah Ah Ah!! "Not that old," the reaper is just over your shoulder!

Kids these days...imagine being a fricken 6 year old right now, consoles being what they are, computers being what they are....I HAD AND USED HOME PRINTERS THAT USED PAPER WITH PERFORATED, REMOVABLE HOLES ON THE SIDE. I`ve made it a contest. Who remembers that sh*t?

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Male 15,832
I use to play this all the time, although this is the first time I`ve seen a copy with a factory-printed label.
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Male 49
What ever happened to BBS`? Is that where IAB came from?
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Male 4,014
"How is a blonde different from a computer?
A blonde won`t accept a 3 1/2 inch floppy."

That is a fantastically dated joke!

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Male 78
In the beginning there was castle wolfenstein you newbs.
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Male 252
This drove me to find Doom that would work on my PC... And thus, I have been playing Doom, Doom II, Heretic, and Hexen ALL DAY.
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Male 3,755
How is a blonde different from a computer?

A blonde won`t accept a 3 1/2 inch floppy.

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Female 140
I remember using floppies to save stuff off the computer, but I can`t remember even what type of floppies they were. In fact, I have no idea why I had anything important to save when I was only like 10. I`m too young, I`m sorry!

I just had a memory! I remember I used to like springing the metal bit backwards and forwards when I was little. That was fun xD

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Female 779
Hey, I played that game all the time as a kid! :D Thank IAB for the memories! :D
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Male 2,148
catbarf: I know what you mean, and you`re fully entitled to your opinion, but personally I watch movies/read books for story and play video games to kill poo.
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Male 1,455
While certainly a good game, it`s a shame that Doom led a demand for mindless shooters a la Quake, while deeper, plot-driven games like System Shock went largely unnoticed for the early part of the 90s.
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Female 728
I`m not that old and I remember floppies from when I was a kid. I still use them once in a while to store Word files.
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Female 28
doom used to scare the shizzle out of me!
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Male 268
Wow what Museum did these get stolen from? I remember buying these in 60 packs
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Male 4,014
"Tells you something about how much games have grown (in file size) today.. Each one of those holds about 1.44 MiB, so in total that`s about 2.88 MiB of content. Any modern FPS takes roughly 100x that much space (and that`s minimum) :O"

Blows my mind that now I download over the internet games of 5-6gb with regularity. So, a 5gb game (completely normal size these days) would fill, oh, about 3473 of these 1.44mb floppys.

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Male 162
Ah.. Doom. A classic. Overshadowed by lesser copies. There is only one Doom.
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Male 299
i definately remember playing comet blasters off of the 8" floppy, that was a sick game
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Female 340
Wow... That`s a good 17 years ago. I remember the 5 1/2 inch floppies... when were there 8"s? Then again, I was 6 when our school finally got a shipment of Apple IIs for student use...
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Male 238
@Pedology - this game pre-dates you by 5 years lol
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Male 204
and this is the shareware version... that`s just the first episode... a third of the game!

I remember I was a very disappointed 13 year old when I tried to install it on my old 386 only to find that I didn`t have the required 4 MB of RAM.

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Male 833
pshh these are REAL floppys


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Male 10,440
Ahh doom. Smaller than an mp3.
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Female 212
I liked taking floppys apart....
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Male 54
I`m 12 and what is this?
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Male 61
Tells you something about how much games have grown (in file size) today.. Each one of those holds about 1.44 MiB, so in total that`s about 2.88 MiB of content. Any modern FPS takes roughly 100x that much space (and that`s minimum) :O
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Male 147
@goaliejerry im 17 and remember these bad boys
used to use them all the time in school with the old i macs
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Male 456
What to the good ol shareware?
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Male 4,014
Ok, that reminds me of one qualm I have with consoles, and why I am always gonna be a PC gamer. Any game that doesn`t require me to read a substantive manual is simply too elementary or reflex based for me. I like to use my brain. Not knocking reflex based games, but I`ll take Empire: Total War over Call of Duty type games anyday.
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Male 40
how u change ur profile pic?
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Female 47
Ha ha, i remember this. It was no Duke Nukem though! :-)
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Male 4,014
And it took fricken hours to install it. Perfect time to RTFM.
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Male 4,014
Oh man, if this doesn`t ring nostalgia for you, you are (1) under 24 and / or (2) not a nerd.

I remember installing Police Quest: Open Season on like 10 floppies. AWESOME!

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Male 25,416
Thats awesome! o i miss 8 bit games!
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Male 316
Pretty sure I still have a Doom floppy layin` `round here somewhere...
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Female 236
I actually know where mine are to this day! probably worth some money
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Male 88
I think the title was attempting an Animatrix reference.
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Male 2,506
This is supposed to be entertaining?
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Female 186
Nice :D
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Female 864
ugh and I wasted 10 seconds looking at this why?
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Male 719
I actually have a 5.25" floppy drive in my computer now.

It`s not hooked up to anything, but what else am I going to do with an empty drive bay?

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Male 690
the best cop training tool around
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Male 695
My first video game that contained brutal violence and gore. Oh how I loved it.
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Male 1,195
I`ve got an 8 inch floppy... ladies! ;)
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Male 252
I have a few games in my floppy stack that are 10+ floppys. Insane.
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Male 1,452
best game I played on those old PCs was Jane of the jungle
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Male 1,129
doom and wolfenstein will forever be my 2 favorite computer games
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Male 806
lol i remember the 8 inch floppies. i had the old tom and jerry game on one of those and i remember i could never even get past the first level
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Male 7,830
i had these when i was a little kid. god, i loved that game.
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Male 372
comander keen 4 life
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Male 21
Nidonemo: OMFG I remember treehouse too hahaha
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Female 329
i have a quack pack trip around the world thing on floppy. it doesnt work anymore though.... :/
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Male 815
wow, those were good times...when a game that fit 3 floppy disks was considered large
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Female 84
LMAO OH gosh floppys... but no I wasn`t old enough that games came in floppys, I LIE I WAS OMG I`M SO OLD!
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Male 302
I still have that game... and I`m 16.
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Male 2,056
i feel bad that i`ve never actually used one of those
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Male 9,305
When floppy disks were floppy, and hard disks were hard. I remember Number Munchers and Treehouse.

"Hangin` out...at the Treehouse..."

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Male 4,745
I remember the days when we used cassette tapes to store our games. You`d type "run Zork" (for example) and click Enter. Then you`d press play on the cassette player and leave the room. Half an hour later, you`d come back, flip the tape and press play, click Enter to continue the load and leave the room. At the end of the cassette (and assuming it didn`t take more than one cassette) your game would be loaded and could be played.

Of course, you had to do it all again the next time you wanted to play a game...

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Male 1,485
pfft, the last 3 computers ive owned havent even had floppy drives
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Male 774
Oh the memories. I used to have day of the tentacle, that was like operating an old fashioned switchboard.
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Male 838
Whoa.... massive flashbacks! Jeez... I feel old.
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Male 600
sweet. i remember these.
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Male 774
Oh the memories. I used to have day of the tentacle, that was like operating an old fashioned switchboard.
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Male 374
WTF IAB? All of a sudden I can`t view content unless my IE-pro ad blocker is turned off.
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Male 27
What is this black square thing? How do you connect it to the computer? It doesn`t look like it fits in the CD drive :O!

Just kidding

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Male 119
OH MAN! now i need to dust off my old pc and see if i can still make it run
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Male 1,011
*chokes up a little bit, holding back tears of joy*
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Male 620
nostolgia and a half.
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Male 10,855
meh...
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Male 964
And the almighty computer user pressed the enter key and said "Let there be space zombies!"
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Male 196
i love them more than cds
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Male 695
/me drools.
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Male 20,905
Link: In The Beginning There Was Doom & It Was OK [Pic] [Rate Link] - I wonder how many of us even know what these things are... I for one remember using the 8-inch floppies.
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