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Happy birthday DOOM, as it was on this day in 1993 that id Software's seminal first-person shooter was first released, and I will definitely be playing some of the grand old game today to celebrate. Out of curiosity, I installed the original shareware version on a Vista machine, which doesn't run, though it may be able be coaxed into action with a little work. That installation process also served as a startling reminder of the good old days of DOS gaming, as the installer asks for your music card, its port address, your sound FX device, its port address, its (shudder) IRQ, and its DMA channel, and of course you must configure your controls before launching the game. The only thing that could make that trip down 640K memory lane more complete would be to install a modem and start messing with init strings.

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12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 10, 2010, 14:46 Cutter
 
Jim wrote on Dec 10, 2010, 13:58:
Yeah all that "fun" setting up autoexec.bat and config.sys. I think I managed to set up a multiplayer game ONCE, then said screw it until Gamespy came out- by that time, it was Quake II.

That stuff is what appealed to the gearhead in me. I probably would have never got into computers and computer gaming otherwise. Hrm, on the other hand if I never did that I'd probably be ruling the world right now, haha!
 
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