"True" way to play DooM? -update-

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"True" way to play DooM? -update-

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This has been plaguing me for the past week. I always get this compulsive need to play DooM the "perfect" way. Right now, I play on either Zandronum or GZDoom with mouselook and no auto-aim, along with a typical WASD movement setup (I've stuck with this for most of the times I've played DooM, though I don't mind playing it the old way). I'm content with this setup, though I'm constantly tempted to just switch back to no mouse-aim and auto-aim, to the point that it becomes an annoying urge. I'm ending up not being able to continue playing because of this feeling. I know there's no "true" way to play the game, but I feel constantly conflicted on how to. Any tips on how to ease this anxious feeling I'm getting?

P.S. I don't know where to put this thread, so I'm sticking it in the Off-Topic board until otherwise.
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Update: I just realized how ridiculous this sounds. Probably won't update on this.

Edit: I appreciate the replies nonetheless. :)
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Chocolate Doom is an option, of course, but using multiplayer with it could be annoying to setup.
There's also the original executable in DOSBox, but you'd need all of the original files. If you don't have anything but the WADs, there's a few source ports, including Doom Plus, which is basically the original with extended limits. If you want to go REALLY hardcore, there's FreeDOS, but that requires hardware (or a virtual box.)

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Personally, I like to play Doom these days using GZDoom along with very few mods. The only mods I really like to use while playing is a weapons only smooth animation mod, a music pack so the default tunes are upgraded a bit, nice new clear sound effects, and a nice clean new HUD to go with. This is of course with no other alterations playing the standard IWADs.

Certain PWADs use different music and or weapons, so I'd only use one or none depending on what I'm playing.
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acording to a I.G.N. video death match with jon romero the True Way is Doom's Day Engine

u cant aruge with joan "suck this down" romero

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I played DooM, DooM II, Heretic, etc. when they were new, with keyboard only. I was insanely into the games (I even played through DooM again on a borrowed laptop with pc speaker only for sound!), but always hated the controls, as I could never ever ever EVER get the hang of old style strafing. I tried using a gamepad, and that was better, but again, the damn strafing! Once I found ZDooM, there was no going back, as I absolutely LOVE proper mouselook, and I can strafe juuuustt fine! :)

So basically, if you want to be "pure", play with the keyboard only, running vanilla DooM via DOSBox.

If you want better control while still being somewhat pure, use (G)ZDooM, but make sure jumping and crouching are off, as you couldn't perform those actions in the original games.
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You could also install MS-DOS (or FreeDOS, alternatively) and use vanilla Doom.
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If I actually had something more decent than the shitty ball mouse I had, I would have always played doom with it.
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leileilol wrote:acording to a I.G.N. video death match with jon romero the True Way is Doom's Day Engine

u cant aruge with joan "suck this down" romero

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I don't get why Chocolate Doom would ever be "not authentic enough" :?

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Caligari_87 wrote:I don't get why Chocolate Doom would ever be "not authentic enough" :?

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epiccolton26 wrote:This has been plaguing me for the past week. I always get this compulsive need to play DooM the "perfect" way. Right now, I play on either Zandronum or GZDoom with mouselook and no auto-aim, along with a typical WASD movement setup (I've stuck with this for most of the times I've played DooM, though I don't mind playing it the old way). I'm content with this setup, though I'm constantly tempted to just switch back to no mouse-aim and auto-aim, to the point that it becomes an annoying urge. I'm ending up not being able to continue playing because of this feeling. I know there's no "true" way to play the game, but I feel constantly conflicted on how to. Any tips on how to ease this anxious feeling I'm getting?

P.S. I don't know where to put this thread, so I'm sticking it in the Off-Topic board until otherwise.
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My "must haves" for such:

-My Random Deaths & Decoration mod or anything equal to this (IE Smooth Doom or Beautiful Doom)
-Perk's Smooth Anims
-My custom music tune WADs, compiled from various artists
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The true way to play it is the way you enjoy the most yourself. Since people have radically different tastes and attitudes it might be a good idea to not imply your own preferred way is objectively superior to any other (BD fans for example are sometimes maligned for this).

Personally I much prefer GL renderer + mouselook over software and have perkristians sound mod on autoload. Huge fan of Smooth Doom too, though I don't tend to use it on the official wads.

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