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I was all alone on a weekend when I got the demo of this game. I was fascinated with this game, I had never played a 3D game before and it was just amazing. I played late into the night and the erie music started freaking me out. I ended up having nightmares for the whole weekend. I was scared shitless, but I went out and bought the game anyway. DOOM was the game that got me into gaming.
Damn, and I thought my country's bureaucracy was glacially slow. Why did they ban DOOM 2? Was it because of the secret Wolfenstein 3d level?
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JudasIscariot: Damn, and I thought my country's bureaucracy was glacially slow. Why did they ban DOOM 2? Was it because of the secret Wolfenstein 3d level?
Technically it wasn't banned, it was just not legal to sell to minors or in places that cater to minors.

Wolf 3D was never banned in Germany, but the censors did require a special version be released for the market which removed the swastikas and some other things like blood IIRC.
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Leroux: With all these kids being able to play a violent video game like DOOM now, I don't feel save in my country anymore. Don't they know these games turn you into a coldhearted psychokiller? I'm going to appeal to my government to intervene and renew the ban! :P
And because its a computer game the coldhearted psychokillers will also be smelly losers!
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JudasIscariot: Damn, and I thought my country's bureaucracy was glacially slow. Why did they ban DOOM 2? Was it because of the secret Wolfenstein 3d level?
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hedwards: Technically it wasn't banned, it was just not legal to sell to minors or in places that cater to minors.

Wolf 3D was never banned in Germany, but the censors did require a special version be released for the market which removed the swastikas and some other things like blood IIRC.
I think you're thinking of the SNES version that removed the swastikas and Hitler and changed the dogs to giant rats and blood was made to look like water. I don't believe the PC game underwent this change and was therefore banned for the swastikas and Hitler,

Not only was Wolf3D banned, but it was also confiscated, from what I've read.

EDIT: http://www.3drealms.com/wolf3d/
"Due to the game content, this game may not be ordered by residents of Germany."
Post edited September 01, 2011 by adambiser
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adambiser: blood was made to look like water.
Did the Nazis just wet themselves?
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Heretic777: I was all alone on a weekend when I got the demo of this game. I was fascinated with this game, I had never played a 3D game before and it was just amazing. I played late into the night and the erie music started freaking me out. I ended up having nightmares for the whole weekend. I was scared shitless, but I went out and bought the game anyway. DOOM was the game that got me into gaming.
This warms my heart.

Manly tears.
Could you imagine what would of happend had the Germans during the 1930's-40's had their happy little hands on Doom? Why there would have been more crime, war, and chaos! So, quite logically, it was necessary to ban the game for 18 years, to make sure such a outbreak of violence could not commence. Excellently played. No I don't think a great depression and poor living/working conditions would have anything to do with it...Games are what makes people snap, it is well known, they are the root cause of all human misery. Ban them..Ban...Ban! ;p

Happy Doom Day Germany! :-D
Wow, pretty strict rules in there. (still amazes me)

And yes, games invented violence. It was always rainbows and lollipops when they didn't existed.
Germany had his game, now we are Doomed or perhaps pwned.
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Titanium: Now the German people can finally play Doom. I recommend it, top of the range graphic horror. Polygons, light/dark atmosphere, sound blaster sound, it just can't get better.
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MobiusArcher: DOOM didn't actually have polygons in it. Those early FPS engines were just faking the 3D. That's why things got distorted when you looked up and down in them. DOOM didn't actually have that particular feature, but Duke 3D did, and the engine is based on the same idea.
Fortunately there is this:

http://www.doomworld.com/doom3d/

Original Doom with mouselook also up and down, true 3D enemies made of polygons etc. The last time I tried it years ago, it seemed to work very well and really gave Doom a new life.

Note: You need the original WAD data files from either Doom or Doom 2 in order to use this.
Post edited September 01, 2011 by timppu
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Titanium: Now the German people can finally play Doom. I recommend it, top of the range graphic horror. Polygons, light/dark atmosphere, sound blaster sound, it just can't get better.
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MobiusArcher: DOOM didn't actually have polygons in it. Those early FPS engines were just faking the 3D. That's why things got distorted when you looked up and down in them. DOOM didn't actually have that particular feature, but Duke 3D did, and the engine is based on the same idea.
Oh efff me, I meant to say pixels. Magnificent pixels. Oh well, it was supposed to sound like bullshit marketing stunt, I guess that confirms it. :)
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Titanium: Oh efff me, I meant to say pixels. Magnificent pixels. Oh well, it was supposed to sound like bullshit marketing stunt, I guess that confirms it. :)
I didn't mean to criticize. It just amused me greatly when I first found out about this.
Doom was never banned in Germany.
It was just indexed. Which means if you are 18 years old, people were allowed to sell it to you.
Its a bit more complex, but its a bit tiresome to explain it in detail since even most germans think that every violent game is banned.
Let's just say that, if you wanted to get a hold of a copy of the games in Germany, you usually could do that without any problems, if you simply knew where to look.

Having an adult video-rental in town that sold a lot of indexed material to adults certainly made things easy for me.
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Nergal01: Let's just say that, if you wanted to get a hold of a copy of the games in Germany, you usually could do that without any problems, if you simply knew where to look.

Having an adult video-rental in town that sold a lot of indexed material to adults certainly made things easy for me.
*snickers at the idea of going in to a porno store to buy video games*