REALLY stupid Zdoom Question.

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REALLY stupid Zdoom Question.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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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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Im more curious about the name JDoom. That's the one that really doesnt make any sense.
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JDoom's maker's first name is Jakko.
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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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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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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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Post by Ultraviolet »

It's time for me to make UVDoom.
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Post by HotWax »

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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Post by Xaser »

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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