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REALLY stupid Zdoom Question.

Postby Xaser » Tue Aug 05, 2003 8:33 pm

Ok... Ready for a stupid question? Here goes:

Where did the name "Zdoom" come from? The port could of been called anything from the very start, and it was named Zdoom. Why? Just Curious. It's a very good name, but once I get a question in my head, i just HAVE to ask it somewhere, and since this is the Zdoom forum, why not ask here? :) :) :)
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Postby Kappes Buur » Tue Aug 05, 2003 8:41 pm

This is just a guess.

Z being the last letter of the alphabet, ZDoom being the last Doom port you'll ever need.

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Re: REALLY stupid Zdoom Question.

Postby HotWax » Tue Aug 05, 2003 9:09 pm

Xaser wrote:Ok... Ready for a stupid question? Here goes:

Where did the name "Zdoom" come from? The port could of been called anything from the very start, and it was named Zdoom. Why? Just Curious. It's a very good name, but once I get a question in my head, i just HAVE to ask it somewhere, and since this is the Zdoom forum, why not ask here? :) :) :)


It's a mystery...

P.S: If you REALLY wanna get a discussion going... ask people how they pronounce it.
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Re: REALLY stupid Zdoom Question.

Postby Kappes Buur » Tue Aug 05, 2003 9:21 pm

HotWax wrote:... ask people how they pronounce it.


There can't be any question. The correct pronunciation is "ZetDoom". :D
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Re: REALLY stupid Zdoom Question.

Postby HotWax » Wed Aug 06, 2003 1:10 am

Kappes Buur wrote:There can't be any question. The correct pronunciation is "ZetDoom". :D


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pronounce this....

Postby Sticky » Wed Aug 06, 2003 1:23 am

Zeeeeeedoom, and when you're in a hurry zjeooom. Ok, the noise I'm making is rather difficult to spell phonetically. Z and the the 'je' sound from french followed by ooom. :? :shock: :?
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Postby Eevee » Wed Aug 06, 2003 1:27 am

I pronounce it ZeeDoom, not that it matters since I think I've only said it out loud three times :P
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Postby Assmaster » Wed Aug 06, 2003 2:12 am

Im more curious about the name JDoom. That's the one that really doesnt make any sense.
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Postby Ultraviolet » Wed Aug 06, 2003 2:15 am

JDoom's maker's first name is Jakko.
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Postby cccp_leha » Wed Aug 06, 2003 7:26 am

1) Doomworld had a poll (back when they had polls) asking how it is said; I recall "Z" won over "Zed".
2) My guess is that this wonderful port, among other things, added a third dimension upward (height checking, bridge things, fake 2 story structures, etc.), so it could be interpreted that way, if you wish.
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Postby HotWax » Wed Aug 06, 2003 9:20 am

cccp_leha wrote:1) Doomworld had a poll (back when they had polls) asking how it is said; I recall "Z" won over "Zed".


To a Canadian, you just said:

"I recall "Zed" won over "Zed", eh."
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Postby Xaser » Wed Aug 06, 2003 9:32 am

Kappes Buur wrote:This is just a guess.

Z being the last letter of the alphabet, ZDoom being the last Doom port you'll ever need.


Heh. Good idea! I agree about the part that it's the last port I ever need. When I have Zdoom handy, I need no other port to survive. Zdoom rules!

cccp_leha wrote:My guess is that this wonderful port, among other things, added a third dimension upward (height checking, bridge things, fake 2 story structures, etc.), so it could be interpreted that way, if you wish.


There's another good answer. Both of those explanations make perfect sense.

Eevee wrote:I pronounce it ZeeDoom...


Same here.

Assmaster wrote:Im more curious about the name JDoom. That's the one that really doesnt make any sense.

Ultraviolet wrote:JDoom's maker's first name is Jakko.


Why the heck would someone name a port after themself? If I didn't already know what it was, the name Jdoom wouldn't sound so interesting.

Ok, so do I win the award for having the most quotes in a single post?
:) :P :) :P :) :P
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Postby Ultraviolet » Wed Aug 06, 2003 9:35 am

It's time for me to make UVDoom.
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Postby HotWax » Wed Aug 06, 2003 9:41 am

Xaser wrote:
Kappes Buur wrote:This is just a guess.

Z being the last letter of the alphabet, ZDoom being the last Doom port you'll ever need.


Heh. Good idea! I agree about the part that it's the last port I ever need. When I have Zdoom handy, I need no other port to survive. Zdoom rules!

cccp_leha wrote:My guess is that this wonderful port, among other things, added a third dimension upward (height checking, bridge things, fake 2 story structures, etc.), so it could be interpreted that way, if you wish.


There's another good answer. Both of those explanations make perfect sense.

Eevee wrote:I pronounce it ZeeDoom...


Same here.

Assmaster wrote:Im more curious about the name JDoom. That's the one that really doesnt make any sense.

Ultraviolet wrote:JDoom's maker's first name is Jakko.


Why the heck would someone name a port after themself? If I didn't already know what it was, the name Jdoom wouldn't sound so interesting.

Ok, so do I win the award for having the most quotes in a single post?
:) :P :) :P :) :P


Not anymore.
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Postby Xaser » Wed Aug 06, 2003 10:14 am

HotWax, after he quoted a whole bunch of my stuff, wrote:Not anymore.


I could see that coming from 100 miles away! :) :P :) :P :) :P
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