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Old March 30, 2020, 17:04   #1
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Catacombs 3D ported

Soo... I have a soft spot for the early 90s. It brought us some legendary things, like the Mclaren F1:

I don't care for this particular model's paint colors; orange is the definitive color for the car, but this was the top hit in youtube and the reviewer opens the video correctly: "This is, simply, the greatest car ever made".

Then there was the Honda Civic VX (released in 1992, super fun to drive, looks great and gets 55mpg). Pretty much the greatest car ever made for people who enjoy driving but have no money (like me).

Then there was id Software in its early days, in its glory days, when they pumped out *super* fun games at a breathtaking rate: Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM.

Well, before they formed Wolfenstein 3D, some of the key players in that legendary company made games for SoftDisk. One such game was Catacombs 3D, the predecessor for Wolfenstein 3D. While I've been aware of this game for many years, I was not exposed to it in those formidable years (age 12 to 14) when I was playing Keen, Wolf3D and Doom. I never did bother check it out; I just figured like Warcraft 1, it probably wouldn't be as good as Warcraft 2 (another *great* game from the early 90s).

Well, someone over at ported the game to modern systems and Open GL graphics. So the game actually looks decent. So I gave it a try. And here is my first reactions to the game:

Part 1:

Part 2:

If you're interested in trying out this game/port, check out this thread:
Detailed account of my Ironman win here.
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