On Thu, Feb 03, 2011 at 04:55:52PM -0600, Hayden Presley wrote:
> Um yeah. Have you ever played Shades of Doom?
[My Reply:]

        Nope.  Never even heard of it until joining this mailing list a 
few days ago.  Until losing my sight in 2002, I played all but Quake and 
some assorted arcade game clones on the Playstation, because then I 
wouldn't wanna destroy my computer.  Wrecked enough Playstation 
controllers as it was.  After 2002, I gave all my games to a friend, as 
they were useless now.  Except for trying a few text-based games in 
Linux that sounded like they'd might be interesting, my game life has 
been nil.

        Just heard about Audio Quake the other day, and have been trying 
to find it, but since the links are all broken at the website, I haven't 
been able to get my hands on it, so I joined up here, thinking maybe you 
folks might know where to find it.  From all the talk I've been hearing 
going on here, I was beginning to think I'd joined the wrong list and 
was in some sighted person's gaming list who knew about Audio Quake, or 
something. .<laughs>.

        Anyway, if Shades of Doom is Doom with additional audio effects 
to make it accessible, I'm definitely interested in that, too.  For the 
most part, I usually only played the 1st and 3rd person shooters, the 
fighters, and the RPG's on the PC and Playstation.  Quake, Tomb Raider, 
Tekken 3, and Final Fantasy 7, if you're at all familiar with those and 
their like.  I am also interested in Audio Quake for the aural training 
benefits and getting more practice on using my ears to map territory and 
navigate, now that my eyes are FUBAR.  Up until last year, I've been 
stuck out in the sticks, living by myself, in bad health, so got only a 
modicum of mobility training before having to quit.  I learned to use a 
cane, count driveways, trip over everything my trainer could find, and 
cross streets.  I've also had to learn how to season my food from some 
Annie Solomon book about a VICE cop who loses his sight.  Well, I'm 
still in bad health, but can still walk around for short distances, but 
want to train my ears to pay better attention to my surroundings, and 
thought Audio Quake would be a step in the right direction, as I know 
the game, and it's 1st-person 3D like in real life.


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