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The great Doom laptop project


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#1 RickR

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 05:06 PM

This all started due to a P'Tach on facebook.  He asked if anyone had a really old laptop for sale.  I did.  A really nice Toshiba 486 laptop in pristine condition.  The battery still holds a charge.  His idea was to use the old laptop to play the old floppy disk based games.  Most notably, DOOM. 

 

The dude turned out the be a major flake.  I took a bunch of pictures, answered a bunch of questions, agreed to a price, and then....nothing.  No "sorry, I changed my mind" (which would have been fine).  No response at all.  Cowardly flake.  What is wrong with people?

 

So now, I'm stealing his idea.  I think it might be kind of cool.  I plan on installing Doom and whatever classic games I can find on this thing and reporting here how it works.  The only issue -- I threw out all those games eons ago.  I'll do a googlo search, but maybe someone here can more quickly direct me to a download area for Doom (and other game) floppy images.  The idea is to actually create the floppy disks and load them onto the laptop that way. 

 

Who wants to help a brother out?

 

 

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#2 Rowsdower70

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 05:21 PM

Perhaps this will help:
http://doom.wikia.co...ad_and_run_Doom

There's a link to the final release shareware version of the original Doom for DOS.


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#3 RickR

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 05:42 PM

Perhaps this will help:
http://doom.wikia.co...ad_and_run_Doom

There's a link to the final release shareware version of the original Doom for DOS.

You are a hero. 


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 07:47 PM

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#5 Arenafoot

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 12:11 AM

a website like this? https://archive.org/...ary_msdos_games


consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


#6 kamakazi20012

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:32 AM

Sounds like you are doing a similar thing that I've been trying to do with a Compaq Armada laptop.  I've going here:

 

http://www.abandonwaredos.com/

 

...to find old games I once owned.  I don't support piracy but if it is really abandoned then I don't see an issue.  Otherwise I would hunt them down on Ebay, Amazon, or ShopGoodwill.


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#7 Starbuck66

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:54 AM

Rick, you should have snagged these while you were at it:

https://www.kitguru....discs-for-3000/
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Posted 03 July 2017 - 04:30 PM

Rick, you should have snagged these while you were at it:

https://www.kitguru....discs-for-3000/

 

$3000?!?  That's insane.


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#9 RickR

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 06:47 PM

Check out what I found while looking for a blank floppy! 

 

The disk on the bottom is a supposedly "NT-compatible" version of Doom I got from Rowsdower's link. 

 

More coming soon.....

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 07:17 PM

And BOOM...it works!

 

It looks and plays great.  The only issue is...this laptop has no sound card.  So it's limited to the PC speaker.  No music. 

 

 

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#11 Starbuck66

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 09:18 AM

And BOOM...it works!

 

It looks and plays great.  The only issue is...this laptop has no sound card.  So it's limited to the PC speaker.  No music. 

 

The DOOMTop Lives!!!


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