Jacob 2014-12-11 21:03:31
I deperately need Doom’s original manual for a college project — or at
least the part where the story is described. I’d also need transcripts or
screenshots of the “intermission” screens (the screens where the game would
descrive your mind inbetween episodes)!
Can anyone help me?
Thanks in advance
Never_again 2014-12-11 21:03:45
On Tue, 24 Jun 2003 15:56:54 +0200 Jacob came forth to alt.games.doom
and thus spake unto all:
Here’s the story, taken from the Official DOOM FAQ v6.666 by Hank
In DOOM, you’re a space marine, one of Earth’s toughest, hardened in
combat and trained for action. Three years ago you assaulted a superior
officer for ordering his soldiers to fire upon civilians. He and his
body cast were shipped to Pearl Harbor, while you were transferred to
Mars, home of the Union Aerospace Corporation.
The UAC is a multi-planetary conglomerate with radioactive waste
facilities on Mars and its two moons, Phobos and Deimos. With no action
for fifty million miles, your day consisted of suckin’ dust and watchin’
restricted flicks in the rec room.
For the last four years the military, UAC’s biggest supplier,
has used the remote facilities on Phobos and Deimos to conduct various
secret projects, including research on inter-dimensional space travel.
So far they have been able to open gateways between Phobos and Deimos,
throwing a few gadgets into one and watching them come out the other.
Recently however, the gateways have grown dangerously unstable.
Military “volunteers” entering them have either disappeared or been
stricken with a strange form of insanity–babbling vulgarities,
bludgeoning anything that breathes, and finally suffering an untimely
death of full-body explosion. Matching heads with torsos to send home
to the folks became a full-time job. Latest military reports state
that the research is suffering a small setback, but everything is
A few hours ago, Mars received a garbled message from Phobos.
“We require immediate military support. Something fraggin’ evil is
coming out of the gateways! Computer systems have gone berserk!” The
rest was incoherent. Soon afterwards, Deimos simply vanished from the
sky. Since then, attempts to establish contact with either moon have
You and your buddies, the only combat troop for fifty million
miles were sent up pronto to Phobos. You were ordered to secure the
perimeter of the base while the rest of the team went inside. For
several hours, your radio picked up the sounds of combat: guns firing,
men yelling orders, screams, bones cracking, then finally silence.
Seems your buddies are dead.
Things aren’t looking too good. You’ll never navigate off the
planet on your own. Plus, all the heavy weapons have been taken by
the assault team leaving you only with a pistol. If only you could get
your hands around a plasma rifle or even a shotgun you could take a few
down on your way out. Whatever killed your buddies deserves a couple of
pellets in the forehead. Securing your helmet, you exit the landing
pod. Hopefully you can find more substantial firepower somewhere within
the station. As you walk through the main entrance of the base, you
hear animal-like growls
echoing throughout the distant corridors. They know you’re here.
There’s no turning back now.
Intermission screen after Episode 1
(Knee Deep In The Dead)
Once you beat the big badasses and
clean out the moon base you’re supposed
to win, aren’t you? Aren’t you? Where’s
your fat reward and ticket home? What
the h*** is this? It’s not supposed to
end this way!
It stinks like rotten meat, but looks
like the lost Deimos base. Looks like
you’re stuck on The Shores of H***.
The only way out is through.
To continue the DOOM experience, play
The Shores of H*** and its amazing
after Episode 2
You’ve done it! The hideous cyber-
demon lord that ruled the lost Deimos
moon base has been slain and you
are triumphant! But … where are
you? You clamber to the edge of the
moon and look down to see the awful
Deimos floats above H*** itself!
You’ve never heard of anyone escaping
from H***, but you’ll make the bastards
sorry they ever heard of you! Quickly,
you rappel down to the surface of
Now, it’s on to the final chapter of
DOOM! — Inferno.
after Episode 3
The loathsome spiderdemon that
masterminded the invasion of the moon
bases and caused so much death has had
its a** kicked for all time.
A hidden doorway opens and you enter.
You’ve proven too tough for H*** to
contain, and now H*** at last plays
fair — for you emerge from the door
to see the green fields of Earth!
Home at last.
You wonder what’s been happening on
Earth while you were battling evil
unleashed. It’s good that no H***-
spawn could have come through that
door with you
I’m not sure if the victory screen after the fourth episode, Thy Flesh
Consumed, is relevant to you. The fourth episode was added a year and a
half after the original game and its sequel, DOOM  H*** On Earth, were
released, but here it goes, just in case:
the spider mastermind must have sent forth
its legions of hellspawn before your
final confrontation with that terrible
beast from h***. but you stepped forward
and brought forth eternal damnation and
suffering upon the horde as a true hero
would in the face of something so evil.
besides, someone was gonna pay for what
happened to daisy, your pet rabbit.
but now, you see spread before you more
potential pain and gibbitude as a nation
of demons run amok among our cities.
next stop, h*** on earth!
As for the manual, you should buy the game – it goes for pennies these
I am is that which ends.