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Immerse yourself in the classic shooter like never before.

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With the open beta for id Software's Doom reboot approaching, it's time to revisit the classic first-person shooter that started it all - but with a whole new perspective. The original 1993 Doom (along with Doom II) is now playable in virtual reality, thanks to a new patch for one of the game's 3D rendering ports, GZDoom.

This patch allows GZDoom to work properly with the latest Oculus Rift Runtime SDK, which means it now works with the consumer version of the headset. However, this also means that the original Oculus Rift DK1 is no longer compatible, so be sure not to patch yourself out of playing if you're still using the first iteration of the headset.

Doom 2 Oculus Rift DK2 2


Doom's VR port isn't perfect, obviously - your weapon and heads-up display float in mid-air toward the center of the view. But there's something impressive about the fact that a game designed before virtual reality was in the pipeline - hell, before true 3D engines themselves became standard - can now be played in VR at all. Plus, Doom is still just an incredibly fun shooter.

Download the GZDoom update here. You'll need a retail copy of Doom to gain access to the DOOM.WAD file to run it, but the game is cheap as chips on GOG.com.

Doom 2 on Oculus Rift 3


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WeeGee9000
WeeGee9000

video not working! D:

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Hoolifan
Hoolifan

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change your crappy pc

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WeeGee9000
WeeGee9000

What the **** is wrong with you people.
It says "Error loading media: File could not be played".

Am i really the only one getting this?

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David_Jackson
David_Jackson

This will be good with Brutal Doom.

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GawainOfDeath
GawainOfDeath

And Russian Overkill and Alien and Everything

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notaclevername
notaclevername

Its been out on vr since DK1 which is years ago, funny thing tho, this doom engine dont work with brutal doom.. so ****, three or so years and still waiting on that.

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el/scotch
el/scotch

hell yeah u thought by me hehe #RipCOD
#hail_idsoftware #doom4ever

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Kyle07
Kyle07

only oculus rift exclusive? no support for the vive?

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MaxDickings
MaxDickings

"At the moment GZ3Doom VR is only for the Oculus Rift. But I too will soon be getting a Vive. So there is a good chance GZ3Doom will eventually work on the Vive. But you may need to have patience."
Forum.zdoom.org
Bottom of the page.

Soon ;-;

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Guest
Guest

It would be great if someone made a “VR HUD”,
which moved the health, armour, ammo down to either the lower corners,
or incorporated it into a design suggestive or indicative of a high-tech combat helmet's heads-up display.

I have no idea how possible that is, I just think it would be really cool :)

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HAELION01
HAELION01

I own DooM and was praying for this moment for years, so this is the **** for me??

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el/scotch
el/scotch

ok it doesnt look perfect but its a beginning of the EPIC!!!!

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