In the mid 90’s the CD-ROM format was becoming insanely popular, and seen as a ‘get rich quick’ scheme for a brief time. Â And of course one of the greatest, customizable games ever, DooM is from that era! Â Combine the two, and you have an awesome collection of shovelware CD’s featuring DooM utilities, mods, and levels!
Perhaps one of the more popular CD-ROM distributors was Walnut Creek, which had a good relationship with FreeBSD. Â Oddly enough it would eventually merge with BSDi, and split, merge, acquire, become acquired by others.