id Software recently has a deal going on where they are offering a dozen of their classic games, plus all the expansion packs, for $69.95 via Valve's online distribution system, Steam. It's a pretty good deal for those who enjoy classic FPS PC games and even includes recent games such as Doom 3. The titles are also available for individual purchase or in smaller compilation packs as well.
Here's a partial listing titles available in the id Super Pack (not including the expansion packs): Commander Keen (episodes 1-5), Ultimate Doom, Doom II, Doom III, Heretic, Hexen, Hexen II, Quake, Quake II, Quake III: Arena, Wolfenstein 3D, and Return to Castle Wolfenstein. It's a good deal for that price, to say the least.
Anyone have fond recollections of playing these games? I remember doing my earliest multiplayer gaming online with Doom and Heretic via a local BBS that allowed people to play the game through the Network Mode against other people. I never got much into Quake because my 486 couldn't run it at the time! :)
I've gone back and played Doom and Doom II a few times just for fun. I think I've played the Quake games. The only ones I've really played all the way through are Doom III and Quake IV. Now I'm looking at games like Resistance and Gears of War and wishing I had a system!
It's funny that iD was using DOSbox for this without any attribution or payment. I recently saw that there was some type of settlement with the DOSbox people over it. I"m sure a simple search would turn up all the details...
yeah sounds like your paying for the delivery system more than anything else.
-- Stu --