Hey everyone, Adam “Doomkid” Post here, just started up the site and ready to kick things into action. First thing you’re gonna need is a copy of ID Software‘s Doom or Doom 2.
The next thing you need is a way to play! There are common source ports that allow for Dooming online:
www.zandronum.com – www.zdaemon.org – www.odamex.net – These 3 executables are the most commonly used to play online, and there’s always people on just waiting to be fragged! I reccomend simply downloading all 3 to have the widest selection of servers available.
If you’re not into online play, and just want to play splitscreen Doom with a buddy, you’re in luck. Doom Legacy allows for 2 players on one PC! To use 2 controllers, (for example, Xbox 360 control pads) The program XPadder is brilliant for configuring your control schemes. You and a buddy will be slaying demons (or eachother) in no time.
After you have your DOOM files all set up, you’re ready to go! Download some of my WADs to get you started – There are literally thousands of wad files out there, but mine are a good starting ground for beginners. Check the next page (My WADs) for details and download links!
Any further information you need about DOOM can be found at the Doom Wiki!
HAPPY FRAGGING! 20 years later, Doom is still going strong.