id Software has released the source code to their classic game, Doom, under the GNU General Public License. This means that the engine which powers Doom is Free Software. However, the game engine is only one component of a complete game.The Doom engine uses an "IWAD" file to store all of its game data. This contains the raw data used by the game — the artwork, sound effects, levels, everything which defines Doom as a game. Until now, one of the original proprietary files was still needed in order to play Doom.The Freedoom project aims at collaboratively creating a free IWAD file. Combined with the free source code, this results in a complete game based on the doom engine which is Free Software.
Freedoom has multiple purposes:
A modern source port is needed to play Freedoom. We recommend one of the following ports:
PrBoom GNU GPL GNU/Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X, other POSIX, WindowsSoftware, OpenGL
Odamex GNU GPL GNU/Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X, other POSIX, WindowsSoftware, OpenGL
ReMooD GNU GPL GNU/Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X, other POSIX, WindowsSoftware
The Eternity Engine GNU GPL DOS, WindowsSoftware
Boom GNU GPL DOS onlySoftware
Risen3D GNU GPL Windows onlyOpenGL
LONG AWAITED AND FINALLY AVAILABLE -
THE MOD WHICH KICKS ITS GAME IN THE BUTT
AND CHANGES ANYTHING TO THE MAX!!!
THUNDERDOOMII IS A MIXUP OF HERETIC
HEXEN DOOM AND QUAKE - 5 GAMES IN ONE SO TO SAY!
ALL THIS CAN BE PLAYED WITH THE MOST POPULAR DOOM2
OR THE FREEDOOM(0.9) VARIANT WITH THE WAY COOLER WEAPONS!
ON TOP OF IT ALL IT FEATURES NEW PLAYER CHARACTERS -
REICHS DIVA GRETEL GROSSE WHICH ALSO LOOKS SORTA MALEISH
AND MAKES A GREAT TERMINATOR LIKE FIGURE!
BEST PLAYED ONLINE OR WITH THE GREAT INCLUDED PORT LEGACY DOOM
WHICH BESIDES SPLITSCREEN EVEN OFFERS EASY BOT IMPLEMENTATION!
SEE YOURSELF AND ALSO TRY THE INCLUDED EXTRAS -
THE SABRECLAW PLAYERBOT SKIN FOR EXAMPLE!
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