I just finished a game of CSS and a news window popped up stating that the entire ID software catalog had been made available for purchase on steam! Sweet! To bad I already purchased Doom3 and the resurrection expansion pack. But then I was thinking maybe I'll get lucky and they will allow people who have already purchased the game to prove that they have purchased it and have a way of making it available on my steam account.

Then I sent off a email to my brother letting him in on the news and dug a post on Digg.com that also made the news available. So with the thought of the id catalog being made available on steam in my mind I went and took a shower thinking nothing else of it.

About thirty minutes later I went back on my computer to watch a movie. Sat down, got comfortable with a plate of watermelon, put my earphones on and saw that I had not closed the steam store window showing Doom 3 for sale. Now sometime from that point on until just before I made this post, it's a little fuzzy, but I can remember opening up widows calculator and adding up the total price of all the ID games to verify if the total price of each game if purchased separately would be correct. Then I remember something having to do with that line from Jerry Maguire "You had me at hello."

Hello indeed. All the ID games for just $62.95, a $150 dollar savings. Maybe it was the nostalgia of commander keen and doom 1/2 that threw me, but you are now looking at the new owner of all these fine games,

• Commander Keen, Episodes 1 through 5
• Wolfenstein 3D
• Spear of Destiny
• Return to Castle Wolfenstein
• Ultimate DOOM
• DOOM II
• Final DOOM
• DOOM3
• DOOM3: Resurrection of Evil
• QUAKE
• QUAKE Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon
• QUAKE Mission Pack 2: Dissolution of Eternity
• QUAKE II
• QUAKE II Mission Pack: The Reckoning
• QUAKE II Mission Pack: Ground Zero
• QUAKE III Arena
• QUAKE III: Team Arena
• Heretic
• Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders
• HeXen
• HeXen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel
• HeXen II

Well I guess I can look on the bright side, at least I don't have to put the dam doom 3 disk in the cd tray just to play the game anymore. I have always wanted to play Return to castle wolfinsien and now I can! BTW the older games like wolf3d and doom 1 use the DosBox emulator to play. I played a little bit of wolf3d and spear of destiny just now and had no troubles playing under windows vista.


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