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First of Two
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I'm having a problem with my "Ultimate DOOM for Windows 95."

It used to play just fine, but the last couple times I tried to play it, instead of giving me the standard full-screen display, it jammed everything up in one-quarter of the screen, (top left) AND turned everything weird photonegative colors.

I uninstalled and deleted the whole program, and reinstalled it, just in case there was a problem with a degraded program, but that didn't work.

I tried playing it directly from the CD-ROM, but it still did the same thing.

All my other programs seem to work okay...
Might I have some video setting somewhere set wrong?
Any ideas?

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Malnurtured Snay
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You can have my DOOM-N64 cartridge if you want.

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First of Two
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Doesn't do me any good. I abstained from the Nintendo craze, the Sega craze, the... well, to put it simply, the last 'cartridge' player I owned was an old "Combat"-era Atari.

Please excuse me while I drag my knuckles back into my cave, and try to make fire.

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Jeff Raven
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Sounds like a video driver problem. Have you installed a new video card lately, or even changed the resolution to something higher?

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Nim
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I stopped playing in '96, but I'm gonna try and get hold of a full version again soon, because a big patch has been conceived that lets the 3d-card "smooth" out the pixels and fix a few other bugs inherent in the game.

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Teelie
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I used to play the Demo. I can't find the full version at the game stores around here though. Too lazy to check online too. :p
Sounds like either you have a corrupted file in Windows (most likely, we're talking Windoze here) related to that game (one that isn't deleted in a uninstall), or it could be what they said, new graphics card or visual settings. I used to get that with some DOS games too.

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Hobbes
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I, um, remember Doom.

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Coddman
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Uh, DOOM is now open-source. ID software released the source code. The registered version is no longer being actively sold, and Ultimate DOOM (not for Windows 95.. for DOS, but it still runs under Windows 95) is 5 megabytes at any abandonware site. If you want it, I have it. *L*

P.S., DOOM may be old, but it makes a kick-ass LAN party game. Even if you have to oldify your network with IPX/SPX simulation for a game. *LOL* But it'll run on even Brian's old comp....let's see Quake do that!

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Hobbes
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I use to like Quake, but then I played Unreal Tournament.

There's a store here that has about 10 computers hooked up to a LAN and when you get about as many people there in a game of UT it's a blast.

Unlike Quake, UT doesn't require a 3D graphics card. I can run it on this computer with its 4MB card. Although the Dell comp I'm going to buy will have a 32MB card, so at least it will look a lot better than it does on this one.

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PsyLiam
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Noooooooooooo. Not a Quake III vs Unreal Tournament argument. Please god, don't let it happen.

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First of Two
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Well, I reset the colors and screen resolution, and that seemed to enlarge the screen somewhat, so that now the full-screen covers all but the bottom 1 1/2 inch of the screen, so I guess that will have to do. Damn, but that makes the monsters small, though...

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Teelie
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No wonder I can't find it.
I don't know any abandonware sites, at least not that come to mind. The closest would be download.com, except they aren't too reliable getting it.

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Hobbes
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What about Voyager: Elite Force? I can't play it, until I get my own computer. Is it worth buying?

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St4R tr3k: 1337 F0rc3 = GREAT IDEA!!!!

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Hobbes
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I guess I'll take that as a yes from UM.

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