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So lets say you have a night to yourself! You get the jones to play a little Doom on your Atari Jaguar. 

 

You get your snacks, a beer/soda, turn the lights out and hit power. Do you play without music and taking in the creep of it all or do you pull out the SD's/MP3 player? If so, what music is playing??????

 

For me, more times than not I would leave it musicless unless I need that extra push. Then maybe a bit of early 80's thrash. Kreator comes to mind!!!!!

 

 

Don't just watch TV, PLAY IT!

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No music, but crank the game sound WAY UP.  Doom had such great sounds.  Back in the day, I lived in a duplex, and my neighbors would get pretty upset when I was playing Doom (PC version though)!   Sorry, neighborinos. 

I think I've posted this pic before...but here's the very computer I used for Doom...from 1991.  I had the sound card hooked up to a boom box, and it cranked!  And that wall behind is the adjoining wall to to my neighbor's house!  CRANK IT UP!

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Do we have any other fans of the PS1 version of Doom?  I think that version is just about awesome. 

This is the version I played the most of.  The PS1 controller worked so well for it, and I was able to chew up the content.

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The original Doom was the first game that prompted rejiggered memory handling and stacks on my 386's MS-DOS.

Once that framerate went up, it was like discovering new land and it indeed colonized my mind space, increasingly, throughout the years afterwards.

 

As for sound, the ID masterpiece and its follow-up brought us new appreciation for good pc speakers, and the Doom 2 soundtrack is on a loop in the Metal cellar of my brain.

 

Ultimately, though, after wading through WADs and playing this game for years on end after it became old news (was still on a Doom binge when Halo came out) I took to listening to weekly shows on a side-eye while re-playing maps and exploring dungeons and enjoying loud weaponized killstreaks while Law and Order adjourned in the background.

 

This is how I know remember my Doom days, as this thread re-ammoed my brain.

 

Also, this is one game franchise I ended up purchasing on every platform I ever had.

Proudly bought it last year on Steam, to cycle back to PC ground.

I'd be curious to see if map-making tools have improved for it.

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Well...you could place the original PC soundtrack on CD and set the tracks to repeat per level if you need the music.  For me, though, as much I like Doom I enjoy Wolfenstein 3D on the Jaguar myself.  I know it's not 100% accurate to the PC version but it has some extras the PC didn't get and some of the levels seem more exclusive.  I just wish they would have included the hidden Pac-Man-like level I found on the PC full version.  I just don't remember where I found it at or how I got there.  Too many moons ago.

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I think I've posted this pic before...but here's the very computer I used for Doom...from 1991.  I had the sound card hooked up to a boom box, and it cranked!  And that wall behind is the adjoining wall to to my neighbor's house!  CRANK IT UP!

Love your old PC setup! <3

 

As far as the PS1 version, my cousin had a PSX and brought it over one day. It was just blazing fast in comparison to the Jaguar's Doom and had music. Not so much jealous but could definitely see how much more powerful the PlayStation was in comparison. Not sure which version it was but it was a later version of Doom.

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