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Nemerov
01.10.2004, 22:56
I'm playing right now the original Doom (with Doom Legacy, to enhance it to 1024x768 and OpenGL :-)), and while exiting, I came across a message with a ominous dimensional shambler... In fact, I originally stumbled over it nearly 9 years ago (while playing Doom in our living room):

http://people.freenet.de/graveyard/etc/forum/shambler.jpg

Does anyone know what a shambler is?

d-tuck
25.02.2005, 23:04
Erm...

Shamble: To walk in an awkward, lazy, or unsteady manner, shuffling the feet.

Thus, a shambler would cause you to walk in an awkward, lazy, or unsteady manner, shuffling your feet.

Thusly, a "Dimensional Shambler" would cause you to shamble through dimensions, in an awkward, lazy, or unsteady manner, shuffling your feet all the while.

I take it you don't want to shamble through dimensions, because if Doom taught us anything, it was that the only other dimensions out there are...

1. Hell
2. UnderHell
and...*dramatic pause*...
3. You Don't Want To Know...

Of course, this is all speculative. It could just be that an original Doom programmer was on acid at the time.

nimd4
17.04.2005, 09:08

$CyBeRwIz$
17.04.2005, 11:17
Ahh, Doom : the Dimentional Shambler sure brings back memories:)