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Lord Percy
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PostPosted: 15:31 - 08 Jun 2019    Post subject: The story behind DOOM's cheat codes. Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L76uEtX4b7c

TL;DW

Invincibility
IDDQD = id Delta-Quit-Delta, a joke fraternity name they invented at university because they managed to convince their professors to let them quit courses they were going to fail, meaning their grades would not be stained with an F, and instead was marked as 'Q' for quit, rendering them invincible against failure. When the cheat is enabled, 'Degreelessness mode' appears in the corner of the screen.

Full weapons, armour, keys and ammo
IDKFA = id Killer Fucking Ammo (most people think it means "id Keys + Full-Ammo")

No-clipping (walk through walls)
IDSPISPOPD = id Smashing Pumpkins Into Small Piles of Putrid Debris, after an angry user on an online forum complained about how many threads were being made about DOOM. He suggested the game should have been called 'Smashing Pumpkins Into Small Piles of Putrid Debris', so that people would not bother making another thread on the same topic because the title was such a chore to type out. The DOOM team decided it would be funny to use, as a joke representation of 'the perfect game' where "you can even walk through walls!"

There are tons of other cheats too explained in the video, but those were always the main ones to me when I played it as a kid.


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PostPosted: 20:54 - 08 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

well I never knew that, and I've been playing Doom almost every day since it first came out.
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PostPosted: 22:03 - 10 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

We always called it I Do Kill Fuckin Anything
dunno why
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