GZDoom has a new site!
To keep things consistent and tidy, GZDoom has, once again, a site of its own! Graf has thankfully allowed this.
The most notable feature is the return of the download archive - courtesy of both Graf Zahl and NeoHippo. You also can now bookmark the download page once more, no more digging through news topics to find the latest version!
The new link? Here it is:
New versions of ZDoom and GZDoom!
Randy and team are at it again, and in an effort to move the ZDoom codebase forward, have pushed another release of the awesome source ports everyone knows and loves!
ZDoom has seen its 2.8.0 release, its first release in 2 and a half years, bringing many features to modders and players alike.
To coincide with this, Graf Zahl has done yet another dual release of GZDoom to bring GZDoom's features in line with what's new in ZDoom.
If you're not sure which GZDoom you should download - here is the general rule:
Version 2.1.0 - This is the version that benefits from the OpenGL rewrite. This version is a lot faster and a lot leaner for systems that can support it. It is recommended for any computer that has a GL3+ compliant card or still has drivers that are being actively updated and supported by your graphics card manufacturer today. If this version does not work properly, then try 1.9.0.
Version 1.9.0 - This is the version from before the OpenGL subsystem refactoring - it is a continuation of 1.8.x that brings it in line with ZDoom's newest features and is strictly for older computers. (You must have at least OpenGL 2.0 to use this one) - if you have an older graphics card, this version may also work better for other reasons if your drivers are not GL3 compliant (example, some older ATI cards, such as the HD4850).
Have you seen, lately?
Doom's Co-Creator John Romero has been quite active in the Doom community lately. From releasing previously unreleased game assets to releasing his first map in 21 years, he's been doting upon us gifts that no Doom fan would want to miss. And it's generating a lot of buzz! (Certainly a lot more enjoyable than the Donald Trump stories hitting the news lately)
Be sure to check out his blog or follow him on Facebook and Twitter so you don't miss out on the action!
Merry christmas and a happy new year
Doom Makes It to the First Video Game Hall of Fame
Wow. Look at this game. It's 22 and a half years old, and people still play it!
A US Museum of play - The Strong - has begun a project to showcase some of the most influential games in history. The games were chosen for their reach and their longevity, and have definitely helped shape the video gaming landscape since their inception.
Doom, which was among the inductees, was joined for this first round by Pong, Tetris, Super Mario Brothers, Pac-Man, and World of Warcraft.
According to this article (Source: The BBC), "The winners were whittled down from a long list of 15 that was picked by an internal panel of academics, journalists and game experts recruited by The Strong. Their decisions were based on a game's longevity, influence, geographical reach and iconic status."
Congratulations, Doom! Take us on up for another 22 years!
Risen3D v2.2.30 released
Risen3D v2.2.30 has been recently released. For changes and download, visit the homepage.
Risen3D v2.2.25 released
Risen3D v2.2.25 has been released. For changes and download, visit the homepage
Risen3D v2.2.21 and new R3D map have been released
For those not already aware, Risen3Dv2.2.21 has been released, as well as a new Risen3D map, Temple of the Doomed.
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