Freedoom is a project to create a complete Doom II-compatible IWAD file which is Free Software' The IWAD file is the file used by Doom which contains all the game data (graphics, sound effects, music, etc')' While the Doom source code is Free, you currently still need one of the proprietary IWAD files from id in order to play Doom' Freedoom aims to create a Free alternative' Combined with the GPL-licensed Doom source code this will result in a complete Free Doom-based game' The Freedoom project has already succeeded in creating a complete set of replacement textures for the original Doom games, as well as a large amount of extra material (sound effects, graphics, sprites, etc)' All of the Freedoom material can be freely redistributed, modified and reused without restriction provided credit is given to the project'
FreeDM and Phase 1 have grown out of the shadows of the project and have seen rapid advances, largely lead by Protox, our prominent Brazilian contributor. New text font from Mechadon to replace the old one in all menus, in-game text, and status-bar HUD. New zombie, shotgun zombie, and assault tripod sprites by a skilled pixel artist, raymoohawk. New sounds for the dark soldier by jewellds More complete support for Final Doom mods, adding many more textures missing to support mods for both TNT: Evilution and The Plutonia Experiment, thanks to fraggle and AXDOOMER... and much more. Filename is now Freedoom1.wad compatible with Ultimate Doom mods, and freedoom2.wad compatible with Doom II and Final Doom mods.