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Date: 03/06/10 11:03 AM

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

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2010 at 10:44 am
    Link: In The Beginning There Was Doom & It Was OK - I wonder how many of us even know what these things are... I for one remember using the 8-inch floppies.
  2. Profile photo of alikabul
    alikabul Male 18-29
    695 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 11:09 am
    /me drools.
  3. Profile photo of strivejaylen
    strivejaylen Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:10 am
    i love them more than cds
  4. Profile photo of bobhub600
    bobhub600 Male 13-17
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:12 am
    And the almighty computer user pressed the enter key and said "Let there be space zombies!"
  5. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:13 am
    meh...
  6. Profile photo of Tacos4Brkfst
    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:13 am
    nostolgia and a half.
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    Norris Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:14 am
    *chokes up a little bit, holding back tears of joy*
  8. Profile photo of FitzySpyder
    FitzySpyder Male 18-29
    119 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 11:15 am
    OH MAN! now i need to dust off my old pc and see if i can still make it run
  9. Profile photo of GarrettWise
    GarrettWise Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:16 am
    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

  10. Profile photo of AntEconomist
    AntEconomist Male 40-49
    356 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 11:18 am
    WTF IAB? All of a sudden I can`t view content unless my IE-pro ad blocker is turned off.
  11. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:20 am
    Oh the memories. I used to have day of the tentacle, that was like operating an old fashioned switchboard.
  12. Profile photo of turbotong
    turbotong Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:20 am
    sweet. i remember these.
  13. Profile photo of AnImbroglio
    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
    838 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 11:23 am
    Whoa.... massive flashbacks! Jeez... I feel old.
  14. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:24 am
    Oh the memories. I used to have day of the tentacle, that was like operating an old fashioned switchboard.
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    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:24 am
    pfft, the last 3 computers ive owned havent even had floppy drives
  16. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:31 am
    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...

  17. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:44 am
    When floppy disks were floppy, and hard disks were hard. I remember Number Munchers and Treehouse.

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

  18. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:48 am
    i feel bad that i`ve never actually used one of those
  19. Profile photo of Molehouse
    Molehouse Male 13-17
    303 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 11:49 am
    I still have that game... and I`m 16.
  20. Profile photo of lpycb42
    lpycb42 Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:52 am
    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!
  21. Profile photo of TheGax
    TheGax Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:54 am
    wow, those were good times...when a game that fit 3 floppy disks was considered large
  22. Profile photo of sugarhyped
    sugarhyped Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm
    i have a quack pack trip around the world thing on floppy. it doesnt work anymore though.... :/
  23. Profile photo of CheerUpKid
    CheerUpKid Male 13-17
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    March 6, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    Nidonemo: OMFG I remember treehouse too hahaha
  24. Profile photo of vilem
    vilem Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    comander keen 4 life
  25. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    i had these when i was a little kid. god, i loved that game.
  26. Profile photo of zmeace
    zmeace Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    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
  27. Profile photo of fatex52986
    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    doom and wolfenstein will forever be my 2 favorite computer games
  28. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    best game I played on those old PCs was Jane of the jungle
  29. Profile photo of smithno13
    smithno13 Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    I have a few games in my floppy stack that are 10+ floppys. Insane.
  30. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    I`ve got an 8 inch floppy... ladies! ;)
  31. Profile photo of Maksie99
    Maksie99 Male 18-29
    695 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    My first video game that contained brutal violence and gore. Oh how I loved it.
  32. Profile photo of proof1221
    proof1221 Male 18-29
    690 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    the best cop training tool around
  33. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    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?

  34. Profile photo of fancylady
    fancylady Female 30-39
    864 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    ugh and I wasted 10 seconds looking at this why?
  35. Profile photo of DeSheaaaaa
    DeSheaaaaa Female 18-29
    186 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    Nice :D
  36. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
    2506 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    This is supposed to be entertaining?
  37. Profile photo of deepseadiver
    deepseadiver Male 18-29
    88 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    I think the title was attempting an Animatrix reference.
  38. Profile photo of GirlieMutant
    GirlieMutant Female 18-29
    236 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    I actually know where mine are to this day! probably worth some money
  39. Profile photo of Stane
    Stane Male 18-29
    316 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    Pretty sure I still have a Doom floppy layin` `round here somewhere...
  40. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    Thats awesome! o i miss 8 bit games!
  41. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    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!

  42. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    And it took fricken hours to install it. Perfect time to RTFM.
  43. Profile photo of Grogg
    Grogg Female 18-29
    47 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    Ha ha, i remember this. It was no Duke Nukem though! :-)
  44. Profile photo of RealShrooms
    RealShrooms Male 13-17
    40 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    how u change ur profile pic?
  45. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    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.
  46. Profile photo of shaboinkin
    shaboinkin Male 18-29
    456 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    What to the good ol shareware?
  47. Profile photo of mac_n_cheese
    mac_n_cheese Male 13-17
    148 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    @goaliejerry im 17 and remember these bad boys
    used to use them all the time in school with the old i macs
  48. Profile photo of acknex32
    acknex32 Male 18-29
    61 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    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
  49. Profile photo of pedology
    pedology Male 13-17
    54 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    I`m 12 and what is this?
  50. Profile photo of regalia13
    regalia13 Female 18-29
    212 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    I liked taking floppys apart....
  51. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    Ahh doom. Smaller than an mp3.
  52. Profile photo of Raberboom
    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    pshh these are REAL floppys


  53. Profile photo of NightHack
    NightHack Male 18-29
    204 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    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.

  54. Profile photo of dijipo
    dijipo Male 13-17
    239 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    @Pedology - this game pre-dates you by 5 years lol
  55. Profile photo of Raccoon
    Raccoon Female 18-29
    340 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    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...
  56. Profile photo of mr_c_bowler
    mr_c_bowler Male 18-29
    301 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    i definately remember playing comet blasters off of the 8" floppy, that was a sick game
  57. Profile photo of ohthedrama
    ohthedrama Male 30-39
    162 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    Ah.. Doom. A classic. Overshadowed by lesser copies. There is only one Doom.
  58. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    "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.

  59. Profile photo of youngdz79
    youngdz79 Male 30-39
    268 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    Wow what Museum did these get stolen from? I remember buying these in 60 packs
  60. Profile photo of sl212
    sl212 Female 18-29
    28 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    doom used to scare the shizzle out of me!
  61. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    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.
  62. Profile photo of catbarf
    catbarf Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    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.
  63. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    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.
  64. Profile photo of jadedtortois
    jadedtortois Female 18-29
    779 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    Hey, I played that game all the time as a kid! :D Thank IAB for the memories! :D
  65. Profile photo of LoveMexicola
    LoveMexicola Female 13-17
    140 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    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

  66. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    How is a blonde different from a computer?

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

  67. Profile photo of smithno13
    smithno13 Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    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.
  68. Profile photo of Jonas999
    Jonas999 Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    In the beginning there was castle wolfenstein you newbs.
  69. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    "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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    sandtalker Male 30-39
    49 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    What ever happened to BBS`? Is that where IAB came from?
  71. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 6, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    I use to play this all the time, although this is the first time I`ve seen a copy with a factory-printed label.
  72. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    "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?

  73. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 5:01 pm
    I can`t even comprehend how a game as complex as Doom could even fit on 2 floppies.
  74. Profile photo of Evological
    Evological Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 5:06 pm
    remember the paper? long live dot matrix! i got half a box i never used just sittin there...
  75. Profile photo of catbarf
    catbarf Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    "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.

  76. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    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??

  77. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    lol
  78. Profile photo of jimbobsthebe
    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    What a game. Absolutely loved Doom.
  79. Profile photo of util
    util Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    Classic. Reminds me of Commander Keen on MS-DOS. Carmen San Diego. Tss... that was a while ago.
  80. Profile photo of henryhendrix
    henryhendrix Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2010 at 5:45 pm
    Swaywithme - don`t know what you`re talking about but it sounds like a cheesy porno game.
  81. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    "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

  82. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    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

  83. Profile photo of acknex32
    acknex32 Male 18-29
    61 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 6:28 pm
    I STILL play Doom when I get bored with my newer games. Not to mention Hexen, Heretic, Quake, System Shock, Diablo, and Descent...

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

  84. Profile photo of acknex32
    acknex32 Male 18-29
    61 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 6:29 pm
    unrelated: damn, I-A-B doesn`t support BBCode!
  85. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    March 6, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    I have these AND the booklet in a shoe box beside me right now..... and here is my leisure suit larry game too.
  86. Profile photo of Joolin
    Joolin Male 18-29
    1002 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 7:22 pm
    Oh man this brought me back.. I still remember playing that on DOS with one of the giant floppies that were actually floppy.
  87. Profile photo of eclsage
    eclsage Male 18-29
    92 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 7:51 pm
    haha leisure suit larry!!! I lost my virginity to that game.
  88. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    *vomits* Just looking at it gives me the Doom sickness.
  89. Profile photo of FlameOfUdun
    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 8:36 pm
    Gaaaah >_<

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

  90. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 9:19 pm
    I remember the days of 3 1/2 inch floppies, but not 8 inch
  91. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    I have the original Doom diskettes still.
  92. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm
    Empire Total War is 15Gb, my biggest game. Just the executable is half a dozen times larger than doom.
  93. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 10:39 pm
    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

  94. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 10:41 pm
    ... 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.
  95. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 10:50 pm
    Normality! I don`t know where I got the `V` from.
  96. Profile photo of nissanxterra
    nissanxterra Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    lazyme484? Just say six times larger.
  97. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:04 pm
    naahhh you`re trippin.. there was C:\WOLF3D\WOLF3D.EXE!! well i guess before that there was catacombs 3d but who gives a shxxit
  98. Profile photo of woozel121
    woozel121 Female 13-17
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:07 pm
    Who remembers,when the anouncer used to say, comming soon to video cassette?
  99. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:10 pm
    ZOMG someone mentioned BBS`ing!! gawd i miss me some Legend of Red Dragon and Barren Realms Elite!!!
  100. Profile photo of Sandy312
    Sandy312 Female 18-29
    159 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 11:42 pm
    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
  101. Profile photo of Sandy312
    Sandy312 Female 18-29
    159 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 11:44 pm
    And Commander Keen!! XD That was the best
  102. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4197 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 11:52 pm
    Does anyone remember a game called Wacky Wheels?

    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 :(

  103. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:56 pm
    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

  104. Profile photo of BBQ
    BBQ Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2010 at 12:09 am
    Ahh, Wacky Wheels was an awesome game.. I also quite liked Raptor, asplosions amock!
  105. Profile photo of vancouverite
    vancouverite Female 18-29
    250 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 12:13 am
    i used to play battle chess on floppy
  106. Profile photo of deadpopstar
    deadpopstar Female 18-29
    497 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 1:37 am
    Ah man ="D

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

  107. Profile photo of bluevayero
    bluevayero Male 18-29
    226 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 1:40 am
    does anyone remember a game called "strike commander" it was with airplanes...
  108. Profile photo of sexxyteddy
    sexxyteddy Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2010 at 1:54 am
    hey i got a DooM set of floppies, They still work to
  109. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 7, 2010 at 2:07 am
    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...
  110. Profile photo of agamemnon
    agamemnon Male 18-29
    215 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 4:49 am
    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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    SlappyMcFish Female 13-17
    248 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 4:54 am
    damn i remember doom on ps1...not on floppy though lol!
  112. Profile photo of andynaylor
    andynaylor Male 18-29
    239 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 5:39 am
    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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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 5:56 am
    wow.
    I had these exact same ones.
    I don`t remember where they are now.
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    beefno Male 18-29
    76 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 7:05 am
    Rise of the Triad forever!
  115. Profile photo of TheSpoon
    TheSpoon Male 18-29
    212 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 10:15 am
    lol... 8 inch floppy :P
  116. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 10:56 am
    Ahhh...good times. DOOM was the best FPS, `till Half-life came out.
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    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 10:59 am
    OH! Who remembers The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain!? :D
    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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    PENtrap Male 18-29
    199 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 11:41 am
    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......
  119. Profile photo of She-said
    She-said Female 18-29
    33 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    god damn it! i submit so much good stuff on here and yet they always go with dumb stuff like this lol.
  120. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    Doom`s got nothing on Marathon.
  121. Profile photo of mrpuddle
    mrpuddle Male 18-29
    385 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    i got the original wolfinstine 3d floppy
  122. Profile photo of wthareyousay
    wthareyousay Male 18-29
    12 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    It actually didn`t fit on one...
  123. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
    2353 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    Oh poo hold on have to change floppy disks. Fail.
  124. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    "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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    faaaaq Male 18-29
    693 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    "To install DOOM, type ENTER and press DOOM?" lol
  126. Profile photo of FlamedNight
    FlamedNight Male 18-29
    395 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    That definitely says `INSTALL` not enter.
  127. Profile photo of bmachine82
    bmachine82 Male 18-29
    30 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 9:44 pm
    all i know is "you have died of dysentary". Oops, wrong 80`s game.
  128. Profile photo of mart1964
    mart1964 Male 40-49
    40 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 1:15 am
    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!!!!
  129. Profile photo of emp357
    emp357 Male 18-29
    56 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 2:02 am
    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.
  130. Profile photo of jaysunn
    jaysunn Male 30-39
    24 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 3:56 am
    @emp357
    Wings Of Fury?

  131. Profile photo of mnun1234
    mnun1234 Male 13-17
    40 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 4:43 am
    i love it!!!
    TO INSTALL DOOM, TYPE INSTALL THEN PRESS D000M
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 7:40 am
    I`m still waiting for a proper remake of X-com.
  133. Profile photo of cuchulainn
    cuchulainn Male 30-39
    138 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 9:04 am
    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.
  134. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 10:07 am
    "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...

    :(

  135. Profile photo of MykeUK
    MykeUK Male 18-29
    364 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 10:18 am
    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?
  136. Profile photo of EvilGrouse
    EvilGrouse Male 30-39
    454 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    Incoming photos of Police Quest on giant floppy discs!! Incomiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing!!
  137. Profile photo of goAtluvr7
    goAtluvr7 Female 13-17
    36 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    i hated floppy disks >_> they weren`t floppy!
  138. Profile photo of Fehz
    Fehz Male 30-39
    580 posts
    March 9, 2010 at 7:00 am
    goAtluvr7... they were floppy.. encased in a harder plastic.
  139. Profile photo of xXKaryXx
    xXKaryXx Female 13-17
    635 posts
    March 9, 2010 at 8:27 am
    i used to pull out the thing inside from the plastic when i was little and my dad would get mad

    xD

  140. Profile photo of hellavon
    hellavon Male 18-29
    111 posts
    March 9, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    It`s in HD!
  141. Profile photo of ghostofme
    ghostofme Male 18-29
    516 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 11:14 pm
    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.
  142. Profile photo of omg-a-lion
    omg-a-lion Male 13-17
    115 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 12:56 am
    i used to like pulling the metal thingamajig and let it fling back (:D
  143. Profile photo of williamfmc
    williamfmc Male 18-29
    6 posts
    March 21, 2010 at 11:58 pm
    "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 =\
  144. Profile photo of noonebutkev
    noonebutkev Male 13-17
    5 posts
    April 4, 2010 at 7:09 am
    what the hell is this thing?!
  145. Profile photo of Earl_Grey
    Earl_Grey Female 18-29
    131 posts
    August 31, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    @omg-a-lion
    Me too!

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