HEY WILL I NEED TO UPGRADE MY SOUND BLASTER CARD TO                          
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Todd Replogle interview

2001

Todd, how do you pronounce your last name?

Good question. The name originates from Germany, I think. The first syllable ‘Rep’ the ‘e’ is short, as in 'rep'resentative. The next, 'lo,’ is pronounced 'low.’ The final syllable 'gle’ is tricky. It’s pronounced 'gull,’ as in sea'gull.’ Rep-low-gull. There were times when I was embarrassed during the first day of school where new instructors had a tough time pronouncing my name. Very embarrassing at first to hear my last name pronounced Rep'loogie.’ I often had to correct him/her. After the name sinks in however it seems the name 'Replogle’ is difficult to forget once one hears it for the first time. Its uniqueness makes the name stand out from the rest, I suppose.

How’ve you been doing since Duke3D?

Wonderful! I found a small town in Oregon to live in, where I’m slowly buying up the surrounding land at fair prices. My goal is to dig several new home sites for families optimistic about the future, and for the elderly (who aren’t so optimistic.)

Do you still have that 'I NUKUM’ licence plate?

No, the misspelled plate vanished when I sold the NSX. Lately I’ve been owning larger cars (without custom plates.)

Much more safer than a low-to-the-ground vehicle. I’d rather drive a car that’s taller than the tires of a big rig.

What stands out in your mind as a key moment, or moments even, of your time spent developing Duke3D?

Inventing/programming subways. I enjoyed laying the laser trip-mines along side the walls and watching the subway charge through the tunnel, setting each one off one at a time. Very cool to watch! I also enjoyed (and now miss) working with such an excellent group of people.

If you could go back in time now, with the knowledge you have now, what would you do differently in making Duke3D?

Hum, I’d have to say rework the sounds effects at higher sample rates (44khz) and have Jim Dose find a way to get the sounds effects to not sound 'choppy.’ There was something about the sounds that didn’t seem right… I guess another issue would be in the actor AI field. After Ken programmed the DukeBot my actor AI seemed even more redundant and boring.

What are your plans for 2002?

Make money through property ownership and management, I hope. :) I also found a shifty way to take gold and silver away from the American public (including J.P. Morgan/C, Goldman Sachs) by both 'shorting’ the metals market at the right time, then taking delivery during minor 'squeezes.’ Paper money is not wealth, IMHO. I’d also like to raise a family some day.

Thanks for taking time for this interview Todd, happy Christmas!

Thank you Peter. Happy Christmas and a merry new year to you too.