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The Ultimate Doom Mod Collection?

timothy posted more than 6 years ago | from the obsessive-compulsive-is-being-polite dept.

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Croakyvoice writes "Law56ker has today released the Nxdoom Collection, a massive collection of 220 Doom Mods for the Dreamcast, a collection of best Total Conversions, Megawads, and Various levels for use on NXDOOM for the Sega Dreamcast. Wads Include Duke Nukem GP, Half Life, Star Wars, Goldeneye, Quake 2 and Star Trek. They come on 2 CDS." Registration is required for downloading anything, but if you're low on Megawads this seems like one-stop shopping.

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78 comments

Tick Tock (2)

AtomicSnarl (549626) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137396)

As if my time off wasn't short enough....

Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (4, Interesting)

Grond (15515) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137438)

So this is a collection of mods for the original Doom, which was released 15 years ago. Except it's for the Dreamcast, which ended production 7 years ago and was never a big seller. On top of that, you need a modded Dreamcast. So basically this will appeal to almost no one.

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (3, Informative)

HeavensBlade23 (946140) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137470)

For the most part the DC didn't need a 'mod'. Almost all of them were perfectly capable of reading CD-Rs and executing homebrew code, which is why it was one of the most pirated consoles ever.

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (1)

lmnfrs (829146) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137496)

In other words:
"Yes, but will it run Doom?"
"Yes! 220 versions of it!"

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (1)

Megane (129182) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137546)

They don't need mods, thanks to the boot loophole. But it does get tiring buring CD-Rs all the time. Not to mention the inevitable coasters. (The Dreamcast doesn't work with CD-RW, so you can't just try and erase until you figure it out.) Found another ROM you want to run? Oops! Gotta burn a new emulator disc!

Wake me up when there's an Xbox version. A modded Xbox gives you everything you can get from a Dreamcast, except for running Dreamcast games and a Sega fanboy attitude. And you don't have to carry around a spindle of burned CD-Rs.

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (1)

Goldberg's Pants (139800) | more than 6 years ago | (#23138750)

The Dreamcast is a superb machine, but yeah, I wound up with a LOT of coasters in my time. Not to mention the disks are an irritating format so you can't just burn stuff to a CD. It has to be specially laid out.

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (1)

electrosoccertux (874415) | more than 6 years ago | (#23138488)

For the most part the DC didn't need a 'mod'. Almost all of them were perfectly capable of reading CD-Rs and executing homebrew code, which is why it was one of the most pirated consoles ever.
Would closing this have helped them keep the boat afloat any longer? They were in a tough position but I hear they had some crazy good online games.

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (1)

edwdig (47888) | more than 6 years ago | (#23138738)

Would closing this have helped them keep the boat afloat any longer? They were in a tough position but I hear they had some crazy good online games.

Not really. Sega bled money badly for years. The Dreamcast would've had to be a PS2 level success to save their business model.

The Sega Genesis had it's pile of addons - Sega CD and 32X, each with significant development budgets and little success. The 32X was an interesting story - Sega of Japan didn't tell Sega of America that they were working on a new system, so Sega of America created the 32X. Once that happened, the Japanese branch told the US branch that they were making the Saturn, effectively making the 32X dead on arrival.

The Saturn was the ultimate 2D machine with 3D tacked on as an afterthought at the start of the 3D era. It couldn't really compete with the PlayStation, and Sega effectively gave up when the N64 launched. At that point they bundled the Saturn with it's 3 best games and still failed to sell.

You can also factor in the Game Gear, making 4 consecutive failing platforms before the Dreamcast, making quite a huge financial hole.

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (1)

electrosoccertux (874415) | more than 6 years ago | (#23139146)

oh. :(

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (1)

Noonian Soong (1016626) | more than 6 years ago | (#23139240)

While I agree with your general conclusion that Sega would probably still have given up hardware production, I disagree at one point.
The Saturn was originally designed as a 2D machine, but it was completely redesigned before its release. When it was released, it was a powerful 3D machine with at least as much power as the PlayStation. The problem was, the Saturn used three main processors and was difficult to program. The PS on the other side, could be programmed very easily. This was the real problem the Saturn had, not its hardware power.

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (1)

nuzak (959558) | more than 6 years ago | (#23150282)

> The problem was, the Saturn used three main processors and was difficult to program. The PS on the other side, could be programmed very easily

That was not *the* problem, because Sony later came out with the PS2, which also had three processors that had to work together -- and wildly different ones at that (EE, the two slightly different VPs, and the GS) -- and it was a roaring success, utterly demolishing the much more straightforward Dreamcast. But Sony had momentum from the PS1 (and backward compatibility!) and bundled one of those newfangled "DVD Players" in with it, while Sega was still smarting over its market mistakes.

Technology is just a piece of the business, but it's still just a piece all the same. Sega failed in its business for reasons unrelated to the technology.

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (2, Insightful)

Peter Cooper (660482) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137886)

I'm a DOOM fan, I have a Dreamcast (though not hooked up) AND it's modded.. and.. I'm still not really interested enough to actually download it. So, yes, this is ultra niche ;-)

That said, it sounds like a great cultural artifact.

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (2, Funny)

Goldberg's Pants (139800) | more than 6 years ago | (#23138768)

The Dreamcast does not NEED to be modded in any fashion to run homebrew. Are you sure you have one? And not, say, an empty cookie tin?

DC modchip installer here (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23140440)

Well, at least don't make it sound like DC modchips never existed. For all you know, the GPP really does have a DC modchip installed, whether or not he's aware of its requirement or capabilities. It's still the most convenient and complete option for the legitimate multi-region game collector (especially for multi-disc games, for which bootdiscs are an imperfect bother), unless you consider it easier to keep a console for each region connected to your setup than to mod a single unit once.

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (1)

Peter Cooper (660482) | more than 6 years ago | (#23177386)

We're talking about my Dreamcast, not your brain, Sir!

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (1)

Goldberg's Pants (139800) | more than 5 years ago | (#23229026)

Ba-dum-tish!

Well played, Sir!

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (1)

Peter Cooper (660482) | more than 6 years ago | (#23233008)

You are a scholar and a gentleman!

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23137926)

All dreamcasts are pre-modded right out of the box! So who's got a torrent?

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (1)

TheRealMindChild (743925) | more than 6 years ago | (#23138548)

As it has been said, close to all of the dreamcast's will work with just a CD-r.

That aside, most of these "dreamcast homebrewers" just port crap already ported to SDL and "port" it to the dreamcast. Not a lot of talent or imagination.

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23140536)

As it has been said, close to all of the dreamcast's will work with just a CD-r.
ALL Dreamcasts will work with just a CD-R.

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (1)

geminidomino (614729) | more than 6 years ago | (#23141014)

Not all of them. Some don't work at all.

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (2, Insightful)

Uipe (1206084) | more than 6 years ago | (#23138560)

How can the "Parent" be moded has Interesting, and not flame bait or troll ? Today I went to my little cousin birthday party and in the living room I found his father talking to his friends about the cool PS3 he had bought his son and how cool it was in the big LCD, describing all its nifty features specially those he never used, like internet and movies (blueray movies are still really expensive here) and everything while the kids were all in the basement playing in the old Dreamcast I had offered my cousin... so ya I think what counts is if its fun not how old the game / console is.

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (1)

geminidomino (614729) | more than 6 years ago | (#23141038)

I didn't take it as a bash on the fun of the old system (my DC is still one of my favorite consoles) but rather that the system is old and not likely to be found on as many entertainment centers these days as some of the others. Basically, this project is targeted to a group that:

A) Has working Dreamcasts
b) Recognizes the greatness of same
c) Likes DOOM.

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23139066)

If you're willing to believe the blather of console fanboys on the web, every single console ever made should be bricked^W modded as soon as possible, else you can't play any games on it, maaan-where've-you-been.

Which is to say, emulators, so you can play the exact same SNES/Genesis games you were already playing on your SNES, Genesis, modded N64, modded Gamecube, modded Wii, modded PSX, modded PS2, modded PS3, modded XBox, modded XBox 360, modded DS, modded PSP, modded GBA, modded Dreamcast, and PC, but on different hardware!!!!!1!1! Because there haven't been any games made since the early 90s, and, damnit, that eight hundredth game of Chrono Trigger is the best!

So the audience is far larger than you think.

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23140588)

You seem to care a little too strongly about this. That's funny to me.

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (1)

g253 (855070) | more than 6 years ago | (#23139774)

Exactly, almost no one. Basically, you'd really need to be a huge nerd to be interested. It'd be nice if there was some sort or news aggregator, or maybe a blog, that would gather news specially targeted at nerds...

Re:Brings 'Niche' To a Whole New Level (1)

crhylove (205956) | more than 6 years ago | (#23145570)

There are emulators...... :) So, I can just play it on my PC, like I do SNES and NES, and Sega, and N64, and Playstation, and PS2, and Gamecube, and DS, and........

Remind me again why anybody throws money away on consoles?!?

Except... (1)

jamstar7 (694492) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137452)

I'm still not finding the old 'Barney' mod.

Re:Except... (1)

CastrTroy (595695) | more than 6 years ago | (#23138002)

Man was that awesome. I loved it when they replaced all the bad guys with Barney. This is the one thing that sets console and computer games apart. User mods give games a much longer lifetime, and help to make them well worth their money, without the original developers having to do any extra work. I did a few levels in Descent. That was quite a fun game to design levels in. The fact that it was 3D, without really being fully 3D as far as the internal game engine was concerned meant you could do some maps that couldn't exist in real life. Which is what made it so neat.

Re:Except... (1)

Yoozer (1055188) | more than 6 years ago | (#23140530)

This is the one thing that sets console and computer games apart. User mods give games a much longer lifetime, and help to make them well worth their money, without the original developers having to do any extra work.
Re: console games and computer games - I'm aware that this is not exactly the same, but there are several "romhacks" out there for SNES games (Super Mario World, for instance). They usually jack up the difficulty to 11, though, and hacking roms is not for everyone.

Re:Except... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23139934)

Crud. (1)

CSMatt (1175471) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137484)

Now if only I had a Dreamcast. :(

If you're low on megawads for your Dreamcast? (1)

rabiddeity (941737) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137506)

This is like saying "If you're low on parts for your 1972 Ford Pinto retrofitted with a diesel engine..." Yeah, Doom is an oldie but still a good game. Probably a few people still play it now and then. But seriously, how many people play it on the Dreamcast of all platforms? That's an intersection of two very small groups.

Tag this "humor". Or "irony". I'm not sure which.

Re:If you're low on megawads for your Dreamcast? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23137698)

Tag this "humor". Or "irony". I'm not sure which.

And what about this would be the slightest bit ironic?

Re:If you're low on megawads for your Dreamcast? (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137820)

The fact that you don't see the irony, of course!

Re:If you're low on megawads for your Dreamcast? (1)

rabiddeity (941737) | more than 6 years ago | (#23138386)

There must be something ironic about the fact that they're releasing a bunch of mods for an old PC game, but you can't play them without a modded obsolete console. More confusing than ironic I suppose.

Re:If you're low on megawads for your Dreamcast? (1)

sYkSh0n3 (722238) | more than 6 years ago | (#23141514)

Actually you could play them on any system. They are just a collection of wad files. All you would need to do is extract them and load them. This just happens to be setup with nxDoom which is for the DC. I'm snagging them to throw on the DC, but i'll prolly pull them off for the xbox and pc. Be fun to go through and see all the old mods. A lot of these sound familiar. This was my favorite game growing up and i spent many hours creating mods, and even more deathmatching on a 2400 baud connection. Ah, the good ole days.

Gutted (1)

kernowyon (1257174) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137580)

I spotted the headline and excitedly clicked to read the submission but it relates to the Dreamcast :(
What about a PC collection? Doom was - and still is - a great game. Yeah, the graphics are pretty dated by todays standards, but Doom/Doom2 were gameplay at its best! A few later games had a similar level of excitement and fun - the original Half Life for example - but most games today are simply amazing graphics and crap gameplay.
Hopefully someone will collate the various Doom wads together and offer them as one package for us "old skool" gamers on the PC.

Re:Gutted (3, Informative)

BobNET (119675) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137676)

What about a PC collection?

http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/ [doomworld.com]

Re:Gutted (1)

kernowyon (1257174) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137764)

Thanks for the link - very much appreciated.
I have a few wads, but look forward to digging through that collection!

Re:Gutted (2, Informative)

Ford Prefect (8777) | more than 6 years ago | (#23138036)

Ooer ... there's my own WAD [doomworld.com] in there too. Five maps of single-player mayhem, for Doom 2. Released over nine years ago, which was pretty late by Doom standards...

If you want something a bit more modern, there's always this [hylobatidae.org] for Half-Life, and this [hylobatidae.org] for Half-Life 2: Episode One (Liverpool nil). And [moria.org.uk] some [blogspot.com] reviews! [rockpapershotgun.com]

Aaaand ... some bonus Quake! [telefragged.com]

Ahem. That's quite enough links, I reckon!

Re:Gutted (1)

electrosoccertux (874415) | more than 6 years ago | (#23139352)

Ooer ... there's my own WAD [doomworld.com] in there too. Five maps of single-player mayhem, for Doom 2. Released over nine years ago, which was pretty late by Doom standards...

If you want something a bit more modern, there's always this [hylobatidae.org] for Half-Life, and this [hylobatidae.org] for Half-Life 2: Episode One (Liverpool nil). And [moria.org.uk] some [blogspot.com] reviews! [rockpapershotgun.com]

Aaaand ... some bonus Quake! [telefragged.com]

Ahem. That's quite enough links, I reckon!
Hm....how about this [wikipedia.org] instead...I hear these are the wave of the future. Never can be sure with them newfangled hoomdiggies.

Re:Gutted (1)

electrosoccertux (874415) | more than 6 years ago | (#23139362)

gah it's late
I didn't even rtfp; thought you were talking about dreamcast game mods.

Re:Gutted (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137878)

Hmm. There's an adult subsection to the theme section? Probably quite a few wads on display in there, and some mods for Doom too.

Re:Gutted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23137834)

It's a collection of WADs, download it and use your own DOOM port with them.

Re:Gutted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23137982)

Bah. Have you ever gone back and played the original DOOM?

Its main appeal is to twitch-kids who enjoy playing hyper-modded versions for mowing down hundreds of sprites on the screen at a time without the distraction of a real z-axis the likes you'd get in a Serious Sam game. Basically it's a shmup, and it really hasn't aged well.

Re:Gutted (2, Insightful)

Toonol (1057698) | more than 6 years ago | (#23139174)

Doom 3 was a great 'meh' because it didn't "appeal is to twitch-kids who enjoy playing hyper-modded versions for mowing down hundreds of sprites on the screen at a time without the distraction of a real z-axis the likes you'd get in a Serious Sam game."

Go back and play it. It's fun, it's fast, and having 30 monsters on screen at once, combined with the wonderful lack of cut-screens, make it a refreshing change from modern shooters.

Re:Gutted (1)

fbjon (692006) | more than 6 years ago | (#23143364)

Yeah, those were the days of uncomplicated pure games. No unnecessary cruft or details to bog down the enjoyment, or restrict the player. For instance, if you need to fly, just press forward. Afterburner? Just hold shift. None of this "realistic walking/running" crap of today!


</sarcasm amount="50%">

Really now, the controls could be updated to WSAD + mouse aim (up-down included), the insane movement speed slowed a bit, jumping implemented.. but other than that, it's a fine game. OTOH, with the classic controls, it's much more like a puzzle game at times.

Re:Gutted (1)

hairyfeet (841228) | more than 6 years ago | (#23138406)

Actually I still have an old cd from the old shareware days ( remember when the stores were full of fly by night companies shoveling Win95 shareware?) that bundled over 150 of the best free levels made by the modders for Doom 1 & 2 along with a wad loader and cheat launcher. The .iso weighs in at a whopping 13Mb! So if anyone wants it they can just email me with a good place to host it and it's yours. Of course like most of the add ons for Doom from back in the day you'll need the original Doom or Doom 2 to play. But who DOESN'T have one of those lying on a backup cd somewhere? Anyway it'd probably be a good place to start for an ultimate Doom mod cd, and since it is a .iso with a nice and easy folder layout it'd be butt simple to add more to it. So if anyone wants it just let me know.

Re:Gutted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23148620)

Why, run it in a Dremcast emulator, of course!

Shovelware (1)

Nimey (114278) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137594)

Sounds almost like those WAD collections you could buy in stores in the mid-'90s, like D!Zone. They were mainly useful because you didn't have to download everything over your 14.4K modem.

Most of those were shitty author's-first-map WADs that were included to drive up the count (1000 WADs!) but some were worth playing. Some of them would have a custom launcher utility; not real useful, but easier than typing DOS commands all day.

I guess the upshot is that if you like Doom & you have a Dreamcast, Bob's your uncle.

Re:Shovelware (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23137710)

Surely Beorn Stronginthearm is my uncle?

Re:Shovelware (1)

Je-Tze (877130) | more than 6 years ago | (#23139378)

Guards! Guards! ??

Re:Shovelware (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23147716)

I tried googling that, but can't for the life of me figure out what it means or where it comes from.

Do any of them use stuff add in doom source ports? (1)

Joe The Dragon (967727) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137672)

Like Zdoom?

There is no reason this won't work in PrBoom. (1)

Zombie Ryushu (803103) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137802)

I just took a look at the site. Many of these PWADs I have on my Linux based Doom installation of PrBoom. These will work on any Doom source port. I saw screenshots from Wolfendoom: Operation Arctic Wolf. So these Wads will work on any Doom source port.

Does it include UAC labs? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23137814)

Poor taste perhaps, but there is a twinge of... oddness about a Doom story on the Columbine anniversary.

Re:Does it include UAC labs? (0)

Nimey (114278) | more than 6 years ago | (#23137904)

Nobody cares about Columbine anymore. Plenty's happened in the world since then, including school shootings.

Or are you one of those people who thinks we shouldn't do $THING on 11 September?

WTF!? (1)

EdIII (1114411) | more than 6 years ago | (#23138014)

I got all excited to have all the best Doom mods in one place and it's for a Sega DreamCast!? Where's my BFG9000.....

Re:WTF!? (1)

Khyber (864651) | more than 6 years ago | (#23146182)

Considering it's a WAD file, and Doom uses WADs across every platform (from the PC to the Sega32X to the Playstation versions) I'd be willing to bet you lots of money that these wads will work just fine on the PC version.

Dreamcast? What? (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 6 years ago | (#23138068)

Does it at LEAST support the Dreamcast keyboard and mouse?

Any first-person shooter with a damn gamepad (analog sticks or not) is just crap.

Even in the whole of the slashdot readers, I'm pretty sure that only a few dozen people will want to have this.

Re:Dreamcast? What? (1)

CastrTroy (595695) | more than 6 years ago | (#23138118)

I always played Doom and Doom2 with the keyboard only. I wasn't aware anybody played these games with a mouse. Later games like Quake where you could look up and down actually made much more sense with a mouse, but games like Doom, with no jumping, and only x-axis rotation weren't really complicated to require a mouse.

Re:Dreamcast? What? (1)

ZERO1ZERO (948669) | more than 6 years ago | (#23140086)

speed and precision. A mouse has it. A keyboard doesn't. If you are serious there is no other option than to use a mouse.

Re:Dreamcast? What? (1)

CastrTroy (595695) | more than 6 years ago | (#23141058)

Do you remember the mice we had back when Doom was popular? A keyboard may only have one speed, and may only be so precise, but some of the terrible mice that existed back then weren't really up to being precise or speedy. I just tried replaying lemmings with a nice LED mouse, and it's 10x easier than it used to be with the clunky old mice we had back in the 90's. And like I said. Later games like Quake require a mouse to be played properly. However doom could be played extremely well with just the keyboard.

Re:Dreamcast? What? (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 6 years ago | (#23141214)

It's not only about the precision of the mouse. It's about the turning speed.

Try doing a 180 degrees turn with the keyboard vs with the keyboard+mouse. In multiplayer, you didn't stand a chance if you were playing with a keyboard only.

Or maybe you just needed to clean up the mouse ball?

Re:Dreamcast? What? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23154384)

I just tried replaying lemmings with a nice LED mouse, and it's 10x easier than it used to be with the clunky old mice we had back in the 90's.

  Oh yeah. Since we're reminiscing, that reminds me of how much I hatedhatedHATED the PC mice back then. I had an Amiga, and the mouse on that thing was so smooth and sweet, Lemmings and Worms and all was a dream to play. Then I would walk over to my PC and find that every mouse I tried was clunky and jittery and jumped about. My current Logitech mouse feels about as nice as that Amiga mouse did, though I still sorely miss the dedicated-hardware sprite pointer that would run as smooth as glass across the screen, no matter how the CPU was loaded.
  GET OFF MY LAWN!

Sense (1)

samwh (921444) | more than 6 years ago | (#23138092)

This story makes none. 1. There is a question mark in the title. Why? - Irony 2. Collection for the Dreamcast, not the PC 3. For the love of god, why is this on Slashdot. At least it isn't on the front page.

This is Law56ker (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23138932)

This is law56ker, the dreamcast reads cdrs with no modification. If you own a dreamcast all you have to do is add the retail wads and burn with bootdreams which is included in the download.

NXDOOM supports the keyboard and mouse if you have them or an adapter for your dreamcast.

It also plays very well with a standard controller.

AIR GUITAR (1)

malevolentjelly (1057140) | more than 6 years ago | (#23139224)

HOLY MOTHER FUCKING YEAH. SHRRREEDDDDDD.....

This is the most awesome news I've heard in a while. I am putting this on top of my awesome list!

question that no one has answered (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23139286)

will this collection work on the PC???

So Many Clarifications for the Ignorant... (5, Informative)

nz17 (601809) | more than 6 years ago | (#23139306)

*Sigh* Looks like there is a lot ignorance about this whole topic. (And I don't mean ignorant in an insulting way.) So let's clear some things up:

1) You don't need to play these files on the Dreamcast version of DOOM. These mods will all work fine on the various Windows, DOS, and other version of DOOM that can load PWADs. Just download the collection and extract them.

2) This collection is special because _all_ of the files have been tested and confirmed to correctly work on the Dreamcast version of DOOM, nxDoom. Because of system hardware limitations not all mods will correctly work on the DC version of DOOM, so Law56ker's collection is a real time-saver for anyone that wants to play DOOM mods on any system with limited hardware similar to a Dreamcast.

3) A modified Dreamcast is not necessary to run these files. Because the boot system for Dreamcast software was deciphered years ago, all home-brew/independent software form the last few years can easily boot without hardware or software mods.

4) The reason that this software needs to be downloaded, modified, and then burned to disc is due to a limitation of DOOM and other games built in a similar way. The original files from DOOM and/or DOOM 2 are needed to run these mods because the DOOM engine requires the original files.

5) The Dreamcast port of DOOM, nxDOOM, has support for the Modlist (making selecting and loading mods quick and easy), VMU saving (to continue the game later or save preferences), and control via keyboard, mouse, and/or Dreamcast controller.

I hope this clears up any misunderstandings.

Oh, and The Summary is Wrong (4, Informative)

nz17 (601809) | more than 6 years ago | (#23139360)

6) Absolutely no registration is required to download this collection of DOOM files.

I didn't RTFA, or anyone elses comments (1)

BigJClark (1226554) | more than 6 years ago | (#23145044)


but TC-Aliens mod FTW.

No Aliens TC? (1)

Kennith (1269512) | more than 6 years ago | (#23145140)

Aliens Total Conversion was, I think, the best Doom MOD ever. I know it got squished by FOX (or whoever owns the rights to the Alien franchise), but it still kicks some major ass if you can find it. No Doom collection would be complete w/o it.

Re:No Aliens TC? (1)

Hsien-Ko (1090623) | more than 6 years ago | (#23153204)

The Aliens QUAKE mod was the one that was foxed. The creator of that went on to make AlienArena, with super shameless self-promotion with that damn linux.com "review".

What's next? (1)

Hsien-Ko (1090623) | more than 6 years ago | (#23149990)

Is Slashdot going to post news about 100+ chars/stages collection no-talent Mugen games next because it's on the Linux platform?

Hmm (1)

Haoie (1277294) | more than 6 years ago | (#23155586)

Well, it's good to know the WAD community is still alive after over 15 years since Doom was released. But Dreamcast? No good.

Re: The Ultimate Doom Mod Collection? (1)

bobzieruncle (812075) | more than 6 years ago | (#23165562)

You can't call it the Ultimate Mod Collection without: The Ultimate Weapon of Doom [youtube.com] ;-)
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