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The /newstuff Chronicles #474
cs99cjb on My Soul Trapped in a WIN98 PC: I expected this map to be silly (it was) and quick to review (it wasn't). The concept is inspired, but I found the puzzle-based gameplay frustrating and became completely stuck several times. There are intervals of moderately intense combat in cramped locations, but that wasn't the most challenging aspect. It was only writing this review and my desire to see the next weird location that led me to persevere. (more)


Zandronum Friday Night Fragfest #263: Legendary CTF and Brit+Exec Deathmatch

This week we bring CTF back to Europe with the Legendary WAD of the same name. North America gets a compilation of the Brit and Execution mapsets for an up-close-and-personal fragfest!

European FNF
When: March 27th, 2015, 19:00 UTC
Where: Grandvoid, UK
WADs: ST actors, ST data, Legendary CTF, Oda flags, Blockteam, ZandroSpree, NewTextColours
Mode: 32-Player Capture The Flag
Maplist: MAP01, 04, 06-07, 10-13, 15-19, 20, 22

American FNF
When: March 27th, 2015, 20:00 EDT
Where: Best Ever servers
WADs: exec-brit10_v1.wad, ZandroSpree, NewTextColours, connect sound
Mode: 20-Player Deathmatch
Maplist: MAP01-05, 07-10, 12, 16, 21, 23-24, 31-32

If you want to join, you'll need to download the latest version of Zandronum. You can find out anything else you need to know about Zandronum here. More specific details for this event can be found here. If you need help setting up Zandronum, please look here.



ZDaemon Thursday Night Survival #189 - 32in24-14 (Part II)

Time to play the second part of this 42-level megaWAD done by various mappers. Join us as we try to recover Christmas from the Hamburglar's hands and save next winter. See you there!

  • Skill: Ultra Violence
  • IWAD: doom2 or freedoom070
  • PWADs: 32in24-14
  • Maps: 28-42
  • Lives: 1
  • Euro session: 19:00 GMT @ [L@P] - Germany, Europe
  • US session: 19:00 EDT @ DUI - New Jersey, USA
  • Date: 26th March 2015
  • More Details...
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RBDOOM-3-BFG v. 1.0.3 released

RobertBeckeban released RBDOOM-3-BFG v. 1.0.3, a source port of Doom 3 BFG Edition. Among other changes it features support for languages other than English and experimental Mac OS X support. Get more information and the download at the GitHub page.



The Bleeding 3DGE (2.0.0 now available)

3DGE v2.0.0 has been released via Sourceforge. Some big changes include rendering interpolation, MD5 support, and a small set of DDF additions and bug fixes. Get the source here and check out the Changelog via the 3DGEwiki.



Doom Explorer - new launcher for Doom

Doom Explorer is a new launcher that is based on IDE (Internet Doom Explorer). Virtually all components of IDE were substantially revised and improved. Among them are:

  • A significant increase in the refresh rate of servers
  • Various styles of the program interface
  • Full control over the server and player tables - you can move, resize and hide any column in the table
  • Wads control, selection one of multiple copies with true checksum (if the port allows)
  • Improved support for demos, full display of the demo info (as possible)
  • Significantly redesigned start server page interface, added a large number of parameters
  • Improved support for a single mode for the most popular ports
  • And much more ...


Odamex Nitro #185 - Greenwar Newschool Deathmatch

This week we will be playing the classic DM set Greenwar by Hellbent. The wad features 32 maps, which will all be played with Newschool settings allowing for all the jumping and freelook you could want.

Date: Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Session Start: 20:00 EDT (0:00 GMT)
WADs: greenwar.wad
Maps: 32 (MAP01-32)
Mode: 16-player Deathmatch
Server: 178.62.63.79:10666

If you want to join up and don't have Odamex yet, head over to the Odamex site and get yourself 0.7.0. Don't forget to also check out and join the Odamex Steam Group for information on updates and announcements.


Zandronum SNS #168 - Deus Vult 2 + Samsara & Monster Mixer

Now with last week being un-entertaining enough to put people to sleep, we've decided to compensate with Deus Vult 2, also adding Samsara and Monster Mixer. It's bound to be brutal, unforgiving, destructive, gory, smashing good fun. Prove just how long you can endure it before you rage quit.

Lives: 1
IWAD: doom2.wad
WADs: Deus Vult II, Map29 fix, Samsara v0.31 Beta, Monster Mixer
What day: Saturday, March 21st, 2015
What time: 18:00 UTC
United Kingdom: 19:00
Russia / Moscow: 22:00
Eastern Time (US): 2:00 PM
Where: Best Ever
More info and screenshots...

Get Zandronum and check out modern Doom.


ZDaemon Sessions #394 - Claustrophobia 1024 + ZDS Weps

This weekend let's take on Claustrophobia 1024. It will be paired with the infamous ZDaemon Sessions weapons wad.

Claustrophobia 1024 is the community-made, inspirational sequel to Congestion 1024 which was released back in 2005. It's comprised of 32 brand-new maps restricting the player's movements to a 1024x1024 space.

Game mode: Coop
IWAD: Doom 2 (or Freedoom)
PWADs: 1024clau, zds_weps_final
WAD url: http://85.214.149.120/wads/
Date: Saturday March 21st 2015
Times: Euro: 19:30 BST (14:30 EDT); USA: 02:00 BST (21:00 EDT)
Locations: [SDA] / Dwango United NJ
More Info...

Get ZDaemon and enjoy Doom the way it was meant to be played.



Zandronum Friday Night Fragfest #262: DBAB LMS & Team LMS

This week we'll be playing the recently released DBAB LMS, with Eon Weapons. Don't Be A... Big baby, come and take your place as the Last Man Standing!

European FNF
When: March 20th, 2015, 19:00 UTC
Where: Grandvoid, UK
WADs: DBAB Lms, Eon Weapons, ZandroSpree, NewTextColours
Mode: 32-Player Last Man Standing
Maplist: DBAB01-32

American FNF
When: March 20th, 2015, 20:00 EDT
Where: Best Ever servers
WADs: DBAB Lms, Eon Weapons, ZandroSpree, NewTextColours
Mode: 32-Player Team Last Man Standing
Maplist: DBAB01-04,06,08,11-14,16-32

If you want to join, you'll need to download the latest version of Zandronum. You can find out anything else you need to know about Zandronum here. More specific details for this event can be found here. If you need help setting up Zandronum, please look here.


The /newstuff Chronicles #473

Never_Again on Job: I must admit I'm a sucker for a good story, even if it's just a few lines in a WAD's text file. Doomguy chasing his dream, what could be more enticing? It turns out that in DOOM, as in Real Life™, the process of attaining a dream sometimes may considerably sour the triumph of attainment. (more)