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[[Image:Doom - DOS - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|North American box art.]]
 
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'''''Doom''''' is a first-person shooter developed by [[id Software]] and released for [[DOS]] in 1993. It's the first game in the [[Doom (Universe)|Doom series]]. In the game, you play a space marine stationed on Mars. Scientists have been experimenting with dimensional travel and have accidentally opened a portal to Hell, and released hordes of demons on the planet. It's up to you to fight your way through the demons, enter Hell, and stop them from getting to Earth.
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'''''Doom''''' is a [[first-person shooter]] with a [[sci-fi]] and [[horror]] theme developed by [[id Software]] and released for [[MS-DOS]] in 1993 as [[shareware]]. It's the first game in the [[Doom (universe)|''Doom'' series]]. In the game, you play a space marine stationed on Mars. Scientists have been experimenting with dimensional travel and have accidentally opened a portal to Hell, and released hordes of demons on the planet. It's up to you to fight your way through the demons, enter Hell, and stop them from getting to Earth.
  
Doom is considered a monumental game being the first hugely-successful multiplayer FPS and breaking ground among 3D games. When it came out, the computer I owned couldn't handle it, and it wasn't until a couple years later that I could run the game at its intended size and speed. I really enjoyed Doom, and spent a lot of time making my own levels with Waded.
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''Doom'' is considered a monumental game being the first hugely-successful multiplayer FPS and breaking ground among 3D games. When it came out, the computer I owned couldn't handle it, so, to make it more playable, I decreased the view port to its lowest size and bumped up turbo to its highest level, but that ruined the feel of the game. It wasn't until a couple years later that I could run the game at its intended size and speed. I really enjoyed ''Doom'', and spent a lot of time making my own levels with Waded, an editor tool.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
I own The Ultimate Doom and have beaten all four episodes on Hurt Me Plenty difficulty.
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I own ''The Ultimate Doom'' and have beaten all four episodes on Hurt Me Plenty difficulty.
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
* '''Overall:''' 7/10
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{{Video Game Review|7|7|8|7|7|72%|Doom95 for Windows}}
* '''Best Version:''' Doom95 for Windows
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{{Spoilers}}
  
 
===Good===
 
===Good===
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* Each of the weapons has its own strengths and weaknesses. For most of them, there is no way to say that it is definitively better than another.
 
* Each of the weapons has its own strengths and weaknesses. For most of them, there is no way to say that it is definitively better than another.
 
* The game was really spooky at the time, and even today, when I'm playing a new map, I get apprehensive about diving into sludge or walking into a dark room.
 
* The game was really spooky at the time, and even today, when I'm playing a new map, I get apprehensive about diving into sludge or walking into a dark room.
* The game has very fitting music from heavy metal to mysterious ambiance.
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* The game has very fitting music including heavy metal tracks, and [[Bobby Prince]] wisely convinced the developers to include mysterious ambiance as well.
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
* The earlier releases of the game had some pretty bad bugs, but id did a great job patching them.
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* The game allows [[save scumming]]. Ordinarily, I appreciate this, but, since the game is meant to be terrifying, and you can save and reload every time you get ambushed, it kills a lot of the tension.
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* The earlier releases of the game had some pretty bad bugs, but id did a great job patching them over the years.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
 
* Nothing.
 
* Nothing.
  
==Gallery==
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==Media==
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===Box Art===
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This art was designed by [[Don Punchatz]] and used on nearly all of the boxes for all ports, just with various differences in layout. It features a space marine being rushed by the demons of Hell, some of which have been cybernetically altered. The Doom logo was also designed by Punchatz. The original painting doesn't include the Doom logo which was superimposed on it for the box design.
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<gallery>
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Doom - DOS - USA.jpg|DOS.
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</gallery>
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===Documentation===
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<gallery>
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Doom - DOS - Manual.pdf|Game manual.
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Doom - DOS - Manual (Ultimate Doom).pdf|Game manual (Ultimate Doom).
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Doom - DOS - The Ultimate Doom Poster.png|Poster from The Ultimate Doom.
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</gallery>
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===Graphics===
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<gallery>
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Doom - DOS - Texture - Warped Bones.png
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Doom - DOS - Texture - Green Marble Demon Face.png
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Doom - DOS - Texture - Green Marble Alien Face.png
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Doom - DOS - Texture - Warped Faces.png
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</gallery>
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* [https://www.textures-resource.com/pc_computer/doom textures-resource.com/pc_computer/doom] - Textures.
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===Screenshots===
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<gallery>
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Doom - DOS - Screenshot - Title.png|Title screen.
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</gallery>
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===Fan Art===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Doom On a Fingernail.jpg|Doom painted on a fingernail.
 
Doom On a Fingernail.jpg|Doom painted on a fingernail.
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Doom - DOS - Windows 3 Mockup.png|[[Windows 3]] mockup.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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===Videos===
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* [http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1014627/Classic-Game-Postmortem gdcvault.com/play/1014627/Classic-Game-Postmortem] - Postmortem by John Romero and Tom Hall.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBU34NZhW7I youtube.com/watch?v=eBU34NZhW7I] - Postmortem by John Romero.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbjOkrrTjhc youtube.com/watch?v=HbjOkrrTjhc] - Boundary Break.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptHurafdCoQ youtube.com/watch?v=ptHurafdCoQ] - John Romero's level design rules.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0nlO87evhY youtube.com/watch?v=K0nlO87evhY] - Longplay, Knee Deep In the Dead.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQdsIQQpHLs youtube.com/watch?v=vQdsIQQpHLs] - Longplay, The Shores of Hell.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74uPgIMQ5eg youtube.com/watch?v=74uPgIMQ5eg] - Longplay, Inferno.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqan5L1x7JM youtube.com/watch?v=dqan5L1x7JM] - Longplay, They Flesh Consumed.
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==Credits==
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Role !! Staff
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|-
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| Design || [[Shawn Green]], [[Sandy Petersen]], [[John Romero]]
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|-
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| Programming || [[Michael Abrash]], [[John Carmack]], [[John Romero]], [[Dave Taylor]]
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|-
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| Graphics, Art || [[Adrian Carmack]], [[Kevin Cloud]]
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|-
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| Level Design || [[John Romero]], [[Sandy Petersen]], [[Shawn Green]]
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|-
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| Music & Sound Effects || [[Robert Prince]]
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|-
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| Sound Engine || [[Paul Radek]]
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|-
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| Tools Programming || [[John Romero]]
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|-
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| Model Development || [[Gregor Punchatz]]
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|-
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| Creative Director || [[Tom Hall]]
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|-
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| Box Art || [[Don Punchatz]]
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|}
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
* [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/doom mobygames.com/game/doom] - MobyGames.
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{{Link|MobyGames|http://www.mobygames.com/game/doom}}
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doom_%281993_video_game%29 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doom_%281993_video_game%29] - Wikipedia.
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{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doom_%281993_video_game%29}}
* [http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1014627/Classic-Game-Postmortem gdcvault.com/play/1014627/Classic-Game-Postmortem] - Postmortem by John Romero and Tom Hall.
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{{Link|VGMPF|2=http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php/Doom_(DOS)}}
* [http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php/Doom_(DOS) vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php/Doom_(DOS)] - Music.
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{{Link|TCRF|https://tcrf.net/Doom_(PC,_1993)}}
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{{Link|ModdingWiki|http://www.shikadi.net/moddingwiki/Doom}}
  
  
 
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[[Category: Software Distribution Model - Shareware]]
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[[Category: Software Distribution Model - Open Source]]

Revision as of 16:15, 11 November 2019

North American box art.

Doom is a first-person shooter with a sci-fi and horror theme developed by id Software and released for MS-DOS in 1993 as shareware. It's the first game in the Doom series. In the game, you play a space marine stationed on Mars. Scientists have been experimenting with dimensional travel and have accidentally opened a portal to Hell, and released hordes of demons on the planet. It's up to you to fight your way through the demons, enter Hell, and stop them from getting to Earth.

Doom is considered a monumental game being the first hugely-successful multiplayer FPS and breaking ground among 3D games. When it came out, the computer I owned couldn't handle it, so, to make it more playable, I decreased the view port to its lowest size and bumped up turbo to its highest level, but that ruined the feel of the game. It wasn't until a couple years later that I could run the game at its intended size and speed. I really enjoyed Doom, and spent a lot of time making my own levels with Waded, an editor tool.

Status

I own The Ultimate Doom and have beaten all four episodes on Hurt Me Plenty difficulty.

Review

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7 7 8 7 7 72%

Best Version: Doom95 for Windows

— This section contains spoilers! —

Good

  • The game is just a lot of fun to play.
  • The addition of multi-player, while not necessary, vastly increased the enjoyment of the game.
  • There were a lot of interesting small features added to the game like monsters that would get mad and hurt each other, enemies near ledges that would fall off, flickering lights, semi-transparent demons, etc.
  • Each of the weapons has its own strengths and weaknesses. For most of them, there is no way to say that it is definitively better than another.
  • The game was really spooky at the time, and even today, when I'm playing a new map, I get apprehensive about diving into sludge or walking into a dark room.
  • The game has very fitting music including heavy metal tracks, and Bobby Prince wisely convinced the developers to include mysterious ambiance as well.

Bad

  • The game allows save scumming. Ordinarily, I appreciate this, but, since the game is meant to be terrifying, and you can save and reload every time you get ambushed, it kills a lot of the tension.
  • The earlier releases of the game had some pretty bad bugs, but id did a great job patching them over the years.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Box Art

This art was designed by Don Punchatz and used on nearly all of the boxes for all ports, just with various differences in layout. It features a space marine being rushed by the demons of Hell, some of which have been cybernetically altered. The Doom logo was also designed by Punchatz. The original painting doesn't include the Doom logo which was superimposed on it for the box design.

Documentation

Graphics

Screenshots

Fan Art

Videos

Credits

Role Staff
Design Shawn Green, Sandy Petersen, John Romero
Programming Michael Abrash, John Carmack, John Romero, Dave Taylor
Graphics, Art Adrian Carmack, Kevin Cloud
Level Design John Romero, Sandy Petersen, Shawn Green
Music & Sound Effects Robert Prince
Sound Engine Paul Radek
Tools Programming John Romero
Model Development Gregor Punchatz
Creative Director Tom Hall
Box Art Don Punchatz

Links

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