Did OG Doom have weapon cycling?

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Did OG Doom have weapon cycling?

Postby brakenwagen » 2018-4-12 @ 21:36

Been messing with doom in dosbox and noticed that there is no key to go to the next or previous gun. Even chocolate lets you cycle weapons and that is suppose to be hardcore accurate.
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Re: Did OG Doom have weapon cycling?

Postby leileilol » 2018-4-12 @ 21:43

No.
Voodoo2s aren't 100mhz stock
Geforce256 isn't released as a beta on New Years '99 under the Quadro brand
386DX vs SX isn't about a missing FPU
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DOS PCs aren't better than the Macintosh
Old PCs aren't 'aesthetic'
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Re: Did OG Doom have weapon cycling?

Postby Kerr Avon » 2018-4-19 @ 14:59

leileilol wrote:No.


Speaking as someone who played a lot of DOS Doom in the early nineties, I would have sworn it did have weapon switching (though it wouldn't have needed it, as most people would be using a keyboard and mouse and so for them it would have been quicker to just to press the specific number key for the required weapon). Must be the Mandela effect, like the way that everyone remembers that the girl Jaws meets in Moonraker (the small geeky girl, with blonde hair and glasses) had braces on her teeth, when in reality she didn't.
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Re: Did OG Doom have weapon cycling?

Postby DosDaddy » 2018-4-22 @ 02:42

@brakenwagen: As long as weapon cycling isn't hard-coded and bound to a standard Doom key, I'd say that's got absolutely nothing to do with accuracy.

@Kerr Avon: Hmmm, I can't seem to recall a single example of this so called "Mandela effect" that didn't exclusively involve 2 or more nearly identical things for which conflict is not appreciable beyond insignificant detail.

Bad memory and the absurdity of assuming uninterrupted consistency for anything and everything done in former times; that's what fuels this nonsense.
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Re: Did OG Doom have weapon cycling?

Postby Kerr Avon » 2018-4-23 @ 20:11

DosDaddy wrote:@Kerr Avon: Hmmm, I can't seem to recall a single example of this so called "Mandela effect" that didn't exclusively involve 2 or more nearly identical things for which conflict is not appreciable beyond insignificant detail.

Bad memory and the absurdity of assuming uninterrupted consistency for anything and everything done in former times; that's what fuels this nonsense.


I know, I was joking.. I know there's nothing mystical about the Mandela 'effect' - it's just a lot of people mis-remembering a certain thing after a lot of time, and both the fact that a lot of people mis-remember that given thing, and the fact that those same people wrongly recall the same wrong detail, are simply down to the whatever it is being seen by a *lot* of people, and it being so easy to confuse with, as you say, something very similar (or different but appropriate anyway. For example, it's very easy to assume a girl like the one in Moonraker, who is geeky, young-looking, and seems not to have made much of an attempt to build on her beauty, would have braces, and over time, human memory does sort of edit the things you remember and somehow warp the images somehow.

And with Doom, we've had more than fifteen year of playing source ports of the game (on PC and even on consoles and hand-helds, where homebrew ports of Doom are very welcome!), and so it's very easy to forget (as I did) that some features we take for granted now weren't part of the original game.


Now, crop circles, they ARE real. They're made by the same aliens who built the pyramids, but the government don't want you to know that, which is why they pretend the Earth is round when it's really flat, and hollow. The proof is all there, it's written in astrology!


Blimey, I meant the above bit (crop circles, flat Earth, etc) to be a joke, but it sounds like it was written by one of the genuine loonies who believe that sort of thing (and find a platform for their views on the internet). The Mandela Affect might be drivel (it is), but Poe's Law (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law) does have a lot more weight behind it.
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