<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:
A FAQ by Hank Leukart: UWP,
FAQ on WWW.
Usenet newsgroups: rec.games.computer.doom.announce,
rec.games.computer.doom.misc, rec.games.computer.doom.playing, alt.games.doom,
Mailing List: <firstname.lastname@example.org> ("sub DOOML" in the message
body, no subject).
Telephone: +44 (1222) 362 361 - the UK's first multi-player DOOM and games
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