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Doomsday Engine

A considerably improved DOOM source port ready to use for Microsoft Windows

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Doomsday Engine screenshotDoomsday supports many classic games like the original first-person shooters Heretic, DOOM and Hexen.

The meaning of this applications is to maintain the initial feel of the game yet offering modern techniques and technologies, including the hardware accelerated graphics and client or server networking. A lot of importance is placed on the great looking graphics.


* Graphics

- OpenGL based renderer
- Dynamic ambient occlusion (corner shadowing) for world surfaces
- Dynamic lights with halos and lens flares
- Dynamic shadowing effects for world objects
- Dedicated particle physics effects system
- Automatic world surface (light) decorations
- texturing, shine and glowing effects for world surfaces
- Fogging and vignette effects
- World movement smoothing (actors, monsters, missiles, surfaces) to remove the actual games' limitation of 35 FPS

* Resources

- Flexible containers: WAD, ZIP, original directory
- High-resolution textures: PNG, TGA, JPG, PCX
- Internal BSP builder (actually based on glBSP)

* Audio

- Driver architecture based on various Plug-ins: FMOD Ex, DirectSound, FluidSynth, OpenAL, SDL_mixer, Windows Multimedia
- Red Book CD audio playback
- MIDI playback with SF2 soundfonts
- 3D sound stage for positional effects

Note: The drivers are not supporting all audio features

* Networking

- TCP-based client/server networking
- Automatic discovery of servers running on the local network
- Central master server for discovery of servers across the world
- Standalone lightweight server (a daemon process)

* Multiplayer

- Clients can join games in progress
- Up to 15 player games
- Prediction and smoothing

* User Interface

- Simple to use game choosing screen for runtime game adjusting (e.g., from DOOM to Heretic)
- Flexible input control bindings system
- Built-in updater for easy upgrades

* Other

- Open source
- Cross-platform
- Snowberry: Graphical User Interface frontend which is based on multiple game profiles in order to manage custom maps, several resource packs, add-ons and starting various game configurations easily

Name Doomsday Engine
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Product Homepage Doomsday Engine
License Free (Freeware)
Last Week Downloads 7
All Time Downloads 413
Filesize 31.1MB
MD5 Checksum 979BB5CDE177385EB4790FCDD13F21E2
OS Support Windows All
Category Games

100% CLEAN Certification

BadgeDoomsday Engine has been tested by team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. Our editors will recheck this software periodically to assure that it remains clean.


Old Versions

Software Date Added
Doomsday Engine August 01, 2017 - Latest Version
Doomsday Engine February 08, 2016
Doomsday Engine November 24, 2015
Doomsday Engine 1.15 Build 1542 Beta March 24, 2015
Doomsday Engine 1.15 Build 1528 Beta March 11, 2015

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