where Can I download Doom?

ray_gillespie

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If you own Doom 3 you can download the Classic Doom mod, which will eventually be a total port of the original Doom in the new Doom 3 engine. It looks superb.
Other than that, try that underdogs website, failing that the "collectors edition" of Doom, Doom 2 and Final Doom is on amazon.co.uk for about £7, off the marketplace sellers.
It's also on amazon.com if you're in the states but it's a bit more expensive there.
 

SPeedY_B

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The .WAD is the main part of the game (comparatively, I suppose it's the old version of a .pak file) and therefore are licensed the same as the game. If the game isn't free, the wad's aren't :)
 

Glaanieboy

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ray_gillespie said:
If you own Doom 3 you can download the Classic Doom mod, which will eventually be a total port of the original Doom in the new Doom 3 engine. It looks superb.
Cool! Gonna have to try that sometime, I knew they were working on a Classic Doom mod, but I didn't know it was already released :D
 

ray_gillespie

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It's still in Alpha at the moment but there's stuff there. When this is finished it's gonna be awesome!

EDIT: I've just had a quick look around and it looks like a beta has just been released, check it out here.
 
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vern

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Just because id hasn't stopped selling the original Doom doesn't mean they haven't given it to public domain, open-source, or other similar channels. Doom has actually been released via GPL way back in 1997 ... yet they still sell it. The same has just recently been done to Quake 3. I'm guessing you can go download the source and create original Doom since no one seems to provide any compiled version.

I'm guessing they are probably charging for the ammm ... materials. :laugh:
 

SPeedY_B

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Source and the compiled game are completely different. Compiling the source would leave you with no levels, textures, or anything like that. So while the source has been released for many IDSoftware games, that doesn't make them free, it simply gives developers the chance to use the source for their own games and mods.

To my knowledge, Doom is not free.
 

zeke_mo

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SPeedY_B said:
Isn't Doom still actively retailed by ID, and therefore not available for free download ?
Last I heard ID had released the source to doom, and it was also free
 

vern

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But all you need is source. Doom ports are so mature today that it is basically Doom (levels, textures, etc) and better.

Like so ...

http://liberatedgames.org/game.php?game_id=9

... and check out the ports.

He wanted the content of the full game, whether those sprites, textures, etc come directly from id, or recreated by someone else is irrelevant.
 
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