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Meaning of DOOM

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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, manitoba, uk, south africa, uwp ftp, uwp http, finland, washington.

A faq by Hank Leukart: uwp, washington. faq on www. other links.

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.

Mailing List: <listserv@cedar.univie.ac.at> ("sub DOOML" in the message body, no subject).

Telephone: +44 (1222) 362 361 - the UK's first multi-player DOOM and games server.

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