Quit messages

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When the player attempts to exit Doom, a humorous quit message is shown, apparently trying to convince the player to stay and play some more. The message is chosen randomly out of a pool of seven, different for each game. The player must then confirm that they want to exit, by pressing 'Y'.

Doom[edit]

Message Notes
are you sure you want to
quit this great game?
please don't leave, there's more
demons to toast!
let's beat it -- this is turning
into a bloodbath!
i wouldn't leave if i were you.
dos is much worse.
Doom originally ran under MS-DOS. Quitting would return the user to the DOS command prompt.
For Doom95, "DOS" was changed to "work". For Apple Macintosh, it was changed to "Well, go click on your icons then. I'll be waiting."
you're trying to say you like dos
better than me, right?
For Doom95, "DOS" was changed to "TV". For Apple Macintosh, it was changed to "You're saying you like the desktop pattern better than me, right?"
don't leave yet -- there's a
demon around that corner!
ya know, next time you come in here
i'm gonna toast ya.
go ahead and leave. see if i care.

Doom II[edit]

Message Notes
are you sure you want to
quit this great game?
you want to quit?
then, thou hast lost an eighth!
"Losing an eighth" is a reference to Ultima IV.
don't go now, there's a
dimensional shambler waiting
at the dos prompt!
Dimensional shamblers are beings from H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos.
Doom originally ran under MS-DOS. Quitting would return the user to the DOS command prompt.
For Doom95, "at the DOS prompt" was changed to "in the Explorer". For Apple Macintosh, it was changed to "in your system folder".
get outta here and go back
to your boring programs.
if i were your boss, i'd
deathmatch ya in a minute!
Doom was notorious for being played at work.
look, bud. you leave now
and you forfeit your body count!
just leave. when you come
back, i'll be waiting with a bat.
you're lucky i don't smack
you for thinking about leaving.

Extras[edit]

When the Doom source code was released, the following extra quit messages were found in the source, some containing profanity. A comment presumably left by Bernd Kreimeier speculates that they may have been for Final Doom, however according to John Romero, these are development mode only quit messages that were never to be seen in a real release version.[1]

Message Notes
fuck you, pussy!
get the fuck out!
you quit and i'll jizz
in your cystholes!
if you leave, i'll make
the lord drink my jizz.
hey, ron! can we say
'fuck' in the game?
'Ron' refers to the CEO of GT Interactive, id's publisher at the time. [2]
i'd leave: this is just
more monsters and levels.
what a load.
suck it down, asshole!
you're a fucking wimp!
don't quit now! we're
still spending your money!
THIS IS NO MESSAGE!
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Intended as a placeholder message to test the quit message system.