<games> A simulated 3D moster-hunting action game for IBM PCs, created and published by id Software. The original press release was dated January 1993. A cut-down shareware version v1.0 was released on 10 December 1993 and again with some bug-fixes, as v1.4 in June 1994.
DOOM is similar to Wolfenstein 3d (id Software, Apogee) but has better texture mapping; walls can be at any angle, of any thickness and have windows; lighting can fade into the distance or come from point sources; floors and ceilings can be of any height; many surfaces are animated; up to four players can play over a network or two by serial link; it has a high frame rate (comparable to TV on a 486/33); DOOM isn't just a collection of connected closed rooms like Wolfenstein but sounds can travel anywhere and alert monsters of your approach.
The shareware version is available from these sites: Cactus (ftp://cactus.org/pub/IHHD/multi-player/), Manitoba (ftp://ftp.cc.umanitoba.ca/pub/doom/), UK (ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/ibmpc/games/id/), South Africa (ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/pub/msdos/games/id/), UWP ftp (ftp://archive.uwp.edu/pub/msdos/games/id/), UWP http (http://archive.uwp.edu/pub/msdos/games/id/), Finland (ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/msdos/games/id), Washington (ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/pub/MSDOS_UPLOADS/games/doom).
A FAQ by Hank Leukart: UWP (ftp://ftp.uwp.edu/pub/msdos/games/id/home-brew/doom), Washington (ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/pub/MSDOS_UPLOADS/games/doomstuff). FAQ on WWW (http://venom.st.hmc.edu/~tkelly/doomfaq/intro.html). Other links (http://gamesdomain.co.uk/descript/doom.html).
Usenet newsgroups: news:rec.games.computer.doom.announce, news:rec.games.computer.doom.editing, news:rec.games.computer.doom.help, news:rec.games.computer.doom.misc, news:rec.games.computer.doom.playing, news:alt.games.doom, news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action, news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.announce, news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.misc.
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Telephone: +44 (1222) 362 361 - the UK's first multi-player DOOM and games server.