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Post by trog @ 02:22pm 05/05/08 | 25 Comments
Wired have a brief article up to remind you that Wolfenstein 3D shipped on this day back in '92:
Players in the game assume the role of an American commando battling Nazis and their supernatural servants. It was banned in Germany because of its use of Nazi symbols, like the swastika, and music, like the "Horst Wessel Lied."

Wolfenstein 3D did more than define a genre. It also launched a company, id Software of Mesquite, Texas, which leveraged Wolfenstein 3D's success into a franchise of wildly successful first-person shooters, including the seminal Doom and Quake series.
Seems like only yesterday we were celebrating 9 years of Wolfenstein; how time doth fly.



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Mr Hardware
Posted 02:26pm 05/5/08
hb w3d
XandraX
Posted 02:27pm 05/5/08
I shall eat some dog food and open loud metal doors in its honour.
dRanged
Posted 02:32pm 05/5/08
farrk, gettin' old now ;P
natslovR
Posted 02:33pm 05/5/08
so this time 16 years ago my family bought its first PC, a 486-DX33 with 200MB harddisk, soundblaster and CDRom drive.

hmmm maybe it was a 20GB drive.. 200MB is smaller than a CD??

We played Wolf3D until my brother and mate got sick watching, then played for manymanymany days more.
parabol
Posted 02:36pm 05/5/08
hmmm maybe it was a 20GB drive.. 200MB is smaller than a CD??

No it was definitely 200MB.

Heh I just came across a Guantanamo Bay mod for it. Wolfengitmo. Haha:








last edited by parabol at 14:36:30 05/May/08
trog
Posted 02:38pm 05/5/08
haha parabol nice find
dee
Posted 02:41pm 05/5/08
Haha I was given this game as a present on a 5 1/4 floppy disk version when I was a kid and we didnt get our first computer until 2000...
Chakas
Posted 02:45pm 05/5/08
so this time 16 years ago my family bought its first PC, a 486-DX33 with 200MB harddisk, soundblaster and CDRom drive.

Wow, that's pretty much what I had except we got the soundbalaster and CD drive 6 months after buying the computer (also upgraded from 4 to 8meg of RAM at the time I believe).
CaPt0
Posted 02:55pm 05/5/08
Chakas identical story here.

We bought the DX33 with 4bm of ram a 1mb video card and a 200mb hard drive. 6 months later we got the sound card, 2xcd-rom (that needed the sound card) and upgraded to 8mb ram to play Doom.
sLaps_Forehead
Posted 03:12pm 05/5/08
"Gooden Taag"

I still remember s***ting myself when I opened that door on the last level and that big c*** (ubersoldat) with the dual gattling guns tore me a new arse.

Good times.
parabol
Posted 03:19pm 05/5/08
We bought the DX33 with 4bm of ram a 1mb video card and a 200mb hard drive. 6 months later we got the sound card, 2xcd-rom (that needed the sound card) and upgraded to 8mb ram to play Doom.

Yep sounds like my setup back then, except upgraded the DX33 later to DX2/66 for double the frame-rate, woot! Kept toggling the turbo button in-game to convince myself that we made a good purchase.

Man the Creative package was costly. From memory about $800 for CDROM + SB16? Ouch :(
Mr Hardware
Posted 03:24pm 05/5/08
wow

486DX33 with the works was worth a pretty penny back in the day
Midda
Posted 03:32pm 05/5/08
and upgraded to 8mb ram to play Doom.

Our old 4MB RAM PC played Doom no worries.
Insom
Posted 03:33pm 05/5/08
i got really good at the shareware first episode of this game
CaPt0
Posted 03:33pm 05/5/08
our 486 used 256kb of the ram for something so it only detected 3768kb and doom wanted 4096 so we needed to upgrade to 8Mb for doom to work.
trog
Posted 03:39pm 05/5/08
i got really good at the shareware first episode of this game
ahaha hells yeh, I don't think I played the full Wolf until after Doom had come out - I pretty much spent all my time playing and replaying Episode 1 and modding it with new maps and new sprites and stuff. The precursor of the possibly long-lost good ol' days.
Idol
Posted 04:59pm 05/5/08
I bought a pacman mod for wolf on a floppy disk at a flea market it turned all the nazis into pacman
Reverend Evil
Posted 06:22pm 05/5/08
I missed out on Wolf. I still had my Commodore 64 then until I moved on to Master System and NES. Didn't get a PC until Quake came out and since then I've been a PC fanboy. I've got 3 consoles now but they pretty much sit here gathering dust. Now I'm patiently waiting for Rock Band to come so I can dust the cobwebs off my 360 and start using it again.
mission
Posted 06:27pm 05/5/08
so this time 16 years ago my family bought its first PC, a 486-DX33 with 200MB harddisk, soundblaster and CDRom drive.

Wow, that's pretty much what I had except we got the soundbalaster and CD drive 6 months after buying the computer (also upgraded from 4 to 8meg of RAM at the time I believe).


Exactly what we had as well! We upgraded to the 8meg, which was considered huge back then.
Haklin
Posted 09:10pm 05/5/08
Man wolf3d taught me so many MSDOS commands. Piracy was ripe even all those years ago.

Great game and just shows how much iD has pushed the industry along.
Mr Hardware
Posted 10:21pm 05/5/08
perhaps rife is the word you're looking for
fpot
Posted 06:44am 07/5/08
The last good game that id made was doom2.
Spook
Posted 06:59am 07/5/08
we had pcs for a few years before wolfenstein came out

i used to play microsoft flight sim on our 10mhz xt, and then 12mhz at (both 286 machines), as well as a few other cool games (wizardry and a few text based games)

was years later before i got the full version of wolfenstein, but it sure was an eye opener

running along walls mashing the spacebar looking for secret rooms
Mr Hardware
Posted 09:59am 07/5/08
xt =/= 286
xt = 8088 or 8086

286s are AT by definition
demon
Posted 10:07am 07/5/08
spear of destiny was where it was at... uber mutant, death knight, angel of death... orrjeh.
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