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#1 10 years ago

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I have taken the liberty of comparing a few of the major source ports. This is great for new players because it can help them find a source port that is right for them. It is also good for csDoom players who are looking for a new place to play Doom since csDoom is dead now. I have also rated them.

Best = The best one, in my opinion. Fantastic = Great. Good = Good. AAbove Average = Better than ordinary. Average = Nothing special. Below Average = Not quite average. Bad = Bad. Gay = Horrible. Worst = The worst one on the list, it is Doom3D, so it's a fact, not an opinion. ??? = Can't try it.

bZDoom - above average bZDoom is an above average source port. It has single player and multiplayer, however you can only play DWANGO5.WAD on multiplayer, which is odd. The source port comes with DWANGO5.WAD.

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csDoom - ??? csDoom was one of the first client/server source ports. It is still available for download however Internet Doom Explorer no longer supports it and no one plays on it.....ever.

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Doom3D - worst Doom3D is possibly the worst source port out there, it is the Internet Explorer of Doom. Source ports that don't work are better than this one. You can't even configure your controls and the controls that you can't change are blank, so all you can do is move around with your mouse (you can't shoot with mouse though, just lookspring or whatever it is).

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Doom95 - fantastic Doom95 is a great source port. I recommend everyone get it, the best part is that it comes with DOOM.WAD, DOOM2.WAD, TNT.WAD, and PLUTONIA.WAD. The whole part about it coming with the 4 Doom IWADs and it having so many multiplayer types are pretty much the only things that makes this a fantastic source port, instead of a good or above average one.

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Doom Legacy - Below Average Doom Legacy is a failed attempt at making a client/server source port. Most of the options can't be changed for one. Two, No one plays it.

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DOOMBOT - below average A horrible bot. In coop it doesn't even shoot the monsters. However in DM, TDM, and CTF, it might be useful........that is if DOOMBOT had such features.

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GZDoom - below average It's a simple single player source port. It would be average if it had multiplayer.

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NetDoom - gay It sucks, you can't even maximize the game.

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NTDOOM - best The best source port out there.

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Odamex - above average A new client/server source port, it's a little above average, but nobody plays it.

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Skulltag - below average The Skulltag community is almost as bad as ZDaemon's community, but atleast Skulltag players don't make fun of dead people like the ZDaemon players do. Except of course RebDoomer, but who doesn't make fun of a guy who killed 12 high school students with the intent to kill hundreds.

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Vavoom - below average Good graphics...until you pause the game.

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ZDaemon - fantastic Very fun, except it has the worst community. If you don't believe me check out THIS, plus ask anyone who plays doom if the ZDaemon community sucks. ZDaemon's community is run by a faggot (Raider) and is full of 9 year old kids like Lockwolf.

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#2 10 years ago

Interesting post you made there. But a few things I will comment on.

1. Skulltag below average? It has the highest compatibility of the ports you have mentioned. Even runs Strife. For me I prefer compatibility and oldschool features compared to multiplayer, That and it runs Hexen almost flawlessly.

2. Legacy The lighting on that is amazingly nice, I like some of the lighting features in that. But its lack of support will put it down so I agree there.

3. Doom95 I like ID I really do. But for me Doom95 didn't add enough that these ports are doing.

4. NTDOOM Lack of modern lighting if wanted. Only supports doom, lack of support? best port?

5. No JDoom? That port in itself is one of the top. Huge customisational features. Ability to use 3d models. Multiplayer. Ext.

6. Chocolate doom? A pure Doom port. Oldschool in everyway.

7. Doom3s Classic Doom And the Reborn mods? Both of them are classic in themselves.

Otherwise very good view on the mods. Well done. Go get a cookie.


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#3 10 years ago

What the hell it has to do with Doom 3 ???