Don't pass up these sites!

The list below includes information of different DOOM ports and links to various sites with updated news and information.

I'm not in the business of rating web sites, but every site here is definitely worth looking at. Please email me with link corrections or other suggestions.

DOOM Ports

o BOOM

TeamTNT makes BOOM, a modified version of the DOOM engine. BOOM contains dozens of special effects level designers will love. It eliminates dozens of limitations in the original DOOM, including VisPlane overflows. Any serious level designer should visit this site. If you're an avid DOOM player, download BOOM to play the great new levels!

o ZDOOM

Includes the same fixes made in BOOM, plus support for higher resolutions than 320x200. It also has look up, look down, and jump features added, adding a whole new dimension to old DOOM levels!

o LEGACY

One of the most popular ports, Legacy also has of great features for DOOM.

o EDGE

Win32 (DirectX 7) alpha version of this Enhanced Doom Gaming Engine. Visit this site for the latest news and downloads.

o ZDOOMGL

A OPENGL port of ZDOOM. Visit this site for the latest news and downloads.

Other Sites

o DOOM WAD Station

The DOOM WAD station features several collections of DOOM2 levels. Check it out!

o DOOMWorld

DOOMWorld contains daily updated information from the DOOM world, including the latest updates on DOOM ports and major WAD projects. It also has useful editing guides and a ton of useful links to other sites.  Has a Forum section where you can post questions.

o NEWDOOM

Like DOOMWorld, contains information on different DOOM projects and other items of interest. Has a Forum section where you can post questions.

o DOOM2.ORG

Also has various news items and other information.
Newsgroups

o rec.games.computer.doom.editing

This newsgroup is the spot on USENET for all discussion related to DOOM editing. If you have any non editor specific questions, are interested in hacking, or want to know anything about editing in general, go here first.

o rec.games.computer.doom.announce

The announce newsgroup is dedicated to making announcements related to DOOM. This newsgroup is moderated, so off topic articles are not posted. Examples of what is posted here: DeeP update announcements, releases of PWADs, announcements pertaining to editing clubs, and announcement about other editors.

o rec.games.computer.doom.help

If you are stuck in a certain level and want to ask somebody how to get out, this is the place to go. This newsgroup is dedicated to helping new users establish modem games. The discussion here varies widely. Some of the more common topics include how to set up a modem DOOM game (i.e. KALI, Sersetup) or how to fix sound/video problems. Messages related to editing are generally not answered.

o rec.games.computer.doom.misc

The misc newsgroup has discussions that are as varied as the help newsgroup. Usually the main topic in this newsgroup is playing DOOM, but don't take my word for it.

o rec.games.computer.doom.playing

Are you one of those immature DOOM players who is constantly compelled to write everyone you know and say "I'm going to kick your ass!"? If so, then you just might find this newsgroup appealing. As the name implies, most people in this newsgroup talk about playing DOOM. Sometimes the topics are interesting, like one recent discussion relating to the best circle strafe method. Other times, ummm, see my above example. Still the best resource for hard core DOOM players on USENET.

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