Original Doom 2 Floppy Disks Are Up For Auction

John Romero sold his original DOOM 2 floppy disks on eBay

Industry legend John Romero, the co-founder of id Software and co-creator of Doom, Quake, and Daikatana, is auctioning off his original floppy disks for Doom 2 on eBay.

Despite these being ordinary 3.5 inch floppy disks in a world where disk drives have long since become obsolete, the bids on eBay have risen to a staggering $880.

There's no word yet on whether the buyer wants Romero to sign the diskettes, but given the selling price I'd say it's the least he could do. It looks like this is just a standard copy of the floppy disk edition of the game (version 1.7) that happens to have been owned by Romero. Without any box or any manuals.


According to Romero, "These are the originally shipped DOOM 2 floppies (3.5") for PC and compatibles. These disks do not come with a box and Romero has said that the disks are in good condition but are pretty old so bidders can possibly expect some imperfections.

"I've made a decision to put up a set of DOOM 2 floppies (3.5") on eBay!

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