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Reply 20 of 33, by mpe

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Back in 1993 I played the shareware version of Doom on my 386DX-40 with 4MB RAM and CL GD5422. Even with friends on IPX network. I did not really complain or reduce the view size as far as I remember. True, people were much more tolerant to low frame-rate than they are now.

The only hassle I remember was I had to boot a special configuration with smartdrv, etc. But that was due to RAM.

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Reply 22 of 33, by appiah4

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I played Doom 1 on my i486DX33 VLB 8MB PC in 1994 and it my memories are of having great fun with it. Today, it runs fairly smooth on my U5S-33 (roughly an i486SX40) with 128K 15ns cache and 8MB 70ns FPM system on a 2MB CL-GD5428 VLB video card at default screen size (minimum border). DX2-66 should run it very well.

Doom 2, however, is a bit more demanding.

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Reply 23 of 33, by Hamby

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Anyone know where I can get the actual full Doom for DOS, to try playing it on my upgraded Toshiba T5200 laptop? I'm curious how it will perform on a 486DX-25 upgraded from a 386DX-25. IIRC, the built-in graphics card is a paradise VGA with 256k of RAM.

Reply 24 of 33, by canthearu

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https://archive.org/details/DoomsharewareEpisode - If you want to test it out - Better to do this and find it runs too slow then to spend money buying it.

You can also buy it off steam and copy it to your retro computer. The steam copy is missing the setup program though, so you will have to manually set up sound settings.

Reply 26 of 33, by Tiido

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I got mine from GOG too, just had to remove the DOSbox stuff from it.

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Reply 32 of 33, by rasz_pl

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Warlord wrote on 2022-04-06, 03:47:

It runs fine if you have a good build with a fast Video card. It can get a little laggy though.

"little laggy" is what you could say in 2000. With fastdoom you have actual fps meter and there is no need for subjective adjectives 😀
36fps at 50MHz with late Trident VLB card https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpdjHnQMQm4
36fps at 75MHz DX4 (25mhz fsb) with C&T 65545 VLB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PjA6PfyWW8

Reply 33 of 33, by AlessandroB

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rasz_pl wrote on 2022-04-06, 03:53:
"little laggy" is what you could say in 2000. With fastdoom you have actual fps meter and there is no need for subjective adject […]
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Warlord wrote on 2022-04-06, 03:47:

It runs fine if you have a good build with a fast Video card. It can get a little laggy though.

"little laggy" is what you could say in 2000. With fastdoom you have actual fps meter and there is no need for subjective adjectives 😀
36fps at 50MHz with late Trident VLB card https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpdjHnQMQm4
36fps at 75MHz DX4 (25mhz fsb) with C&T 65545 VLB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PjA6PfyWW8

wich *.exe must be used? for a dx4 + vlc cirrus logic