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CalmPerson

What's your favorite source port?

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CalmPerson said:

Hello Doomworld! I'm new!

[dad/teacher mode]Hello new, I thought you were CalmPerson.[/dad/teacher mode]
:P

For editing: GZDoom, ZDoom
For playing GZDoom, Risen3D, ZDoom

I plan to get into Risen3D editing at some point too, but that has been my plan for a long time and I still haven't gotten around to it.

I like other ports too, but the above take up over 90% of my editing and playing.

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Crispy Doom is currently my favourite port. I also use GZDoom and PrBoom+ a lot, and less frequently Zandronum, ZDoom, Chocolate Doom, and some others.

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Hello, this is quite a frequent topic, so I've compiled a few threads of relevance to your inquiry:

http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/67652-help-need-a-good-source-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-general/66682-favorite-doom-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/65277-solved-best-doom-source-port-to-play-strife-on/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/65040-port-with-good-bots/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/64513-which-source-port-best-fits-my-needs/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/63971-looking-for-a-port-with-specific-features/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-general/62181-do-you-still-play-vanilla-doom-if-no-whats-your-favorite-doom-source-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/61950-which-multiplayer-port-do-you-play-and-what-is-your-name-there/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/60352-best-source-port-for-co-op-currently/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/57565-which-port-has-the-better-allies/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/55641-which-is-the-best-port-for-co-op-hexen/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/54298-most-overrated-and-most-underrated-doom-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/53852-is-it-possible-for-a-source-port-to-be-too-fancy/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/53081-favorite-source-ports/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/52553-which-source-port-can-permit-a-mac-and-pc-user-to-play-doom-together/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/52535-best-port-for-multiplayer-lan/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/52533-which-source-port-is-the-best-one/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/51110-what-source-port-do-you-commonly-use/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/49618-is-there-a-best-source-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/48406-best-source-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-editing/47218-pros-and-cons-of-each-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/45695-choosing-a-source-port-or-two-or-three/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-speed-demos/44331-what-doom-source-port-do-you-use-to-speed-run/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/44075-which-is-the-best-looking-source-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/41774-best-source-port-for-single-player-mods/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/41564-looking-for-a-good-source-port-for-heretic/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/41293-recommend-a-source-port-for-me-plz/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-editing/40117-port-and-editor-hexen/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/39946-port-compatible-with-both-boom-and-zdoom/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/39856-what-is-the-best-port-for-ediding/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/39803-chosing-a-base-source-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/39255-the-same-old-source-port-argument/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/38726-what-source-port-do-you-most-commonly-use/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/38088-which-source-port-is-right-for-me/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/36079-im-looking-for-a-source-port-that-can/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/36031-source-port-compatability-mode/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/32348-recommended-source-port-for-playing-aliens-tc-for-windows-xp/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/30879-ideal-features-for-a-source-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/wads-mods/30512-suggestion-needed-vampire-werwolf-tc-which-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/30461-which-is-the-best-doom-source-port-to-my-needs/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/30446-which-source-port-has-the-most-non-vanilla-features/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/28575-the-right-port-for-a-wad/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/28168-doom-1-source-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/24822-limit-removing-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/22719-recommend-a-port-for-par-wad/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/22412-best-port-for-hexen/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/21534-supremer-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-general/21283-strife-source-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/19620-the-source-port-with-the-best-dehacked-support/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/19346-best-source-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/19055-what-is-the-best-source-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-speed-demos/18901-which-port-to-use-for-demos/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-speed-demos/17366-need-a-port-toplay-demos/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-editing/16750-which-doom-source-port-is-the-most-edit-friendly/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/16297-good-hexen-source-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/14103-favorite-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/12960-source-port-pros-and-cons-list-them-no-flaming-ports-that-you-dislike/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-general/11431-source-port-or-vanilla/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-general/10789-beast-dm-source-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/9761-is-there-a-source-port-that/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-general/5877-favorite-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-general/4579-best-win32-hexen-port-with-networking/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-general/4289-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/everything-else/4115-whic-doom-port-do-you-think-has-the-best-md2-support/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/everything-else/4061-favourite-doom-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-general/3884-strife-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/everything-else/3825-what-doom-source-port-do-you-think-is-the-worst/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-general/3393-whats-your-favorate-source-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/source-ports/3058-nice-things-in-a-source-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/everything-else/2700-which-gl-port-has-the-best-graphics/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-general/2583-worst-doom-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/everything-else/2559-best-gl-source-port/
http://www.doomworld.com/vb/everything-else/1578-favourite-doom-port/

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Gez said:

bunch of links


What? Only 73 threads about this? No wonder he didn't find any with the search function. He's way too calm.

Oh, and...

PrBoom/PrBoom+ & ZDoom

Welcome.

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Gez said:

Hello, this is quite a frequent topic, so I've compiled a few threads of relevance to your inquiry:

<3 <3 <3 :D

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Generally eternity, because it seems the best balanced of them all. Other ports either go too far with their enhancements (affecting gameplay in the process), or offer too little. Or have unaddressed instabilities.

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Eternity, PrBoom + would be second due to speed running. Yes, there has been a huge amount of threads on the subject, I can feel the heat of Quasar's rage through my tablet. :P

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Springy said:

I can feel the heat of Quasar's rage through my tablet. :P



But no really, you guys are making me like them a little bit more ;)

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TendaMonsta said:

Eternity Engine.

Has advanced features while containing compatibility with Vanilla Doom unlike Zdoom and it's cousins.



You seem to confuse the meaning of the word 'compatibility'.

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Quasar said:



But no really, you guys are making me like them a little bit more ;)


Jesus, now I know why you said you hated threads like this. I knew it would be a point of discussion for some doomers, but holy shit that's a lot of threads.

On topic: Odamex, Zandronum, Zdaemon, Doom Legacy + IDE for multiplayer. DOSbox with Doom2.EXE or the latest ZDoom for single player.

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Maybe there should be a new sticky for people wanting to make threads like this - seriously. Make a new thread and copy Gez' post. Problem solved.

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Chu said:

Maybe there should be a new sticky for people wanting to make threads like this - seriously. Make a new thread and copy Gez' post. Problem solved.

Actually that's not a bad idea...

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Graf Zahl said:

You seem to confuse the meaning of the word 'compatibility'.


What do you mean? I don't think I'm confusing the word?

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Chu said:

Maybe there should be a new sticky for people wanting to make threads like this - seriously. Make a new thread and copy Gez' post. Problem solved.


I have proposed it since time immemorial -that, and a sticky about people trying to run OpenGL/Direct3D ports on Intel GMA graphics ;-)

And also one for hi-res sprites, sprite remakes etc., as those always end up reinventing the wheel and messing with a task that's too monumental to undertake -and very easy to get wrong.

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TendaMonsta said:

What do you mean? I don't think I'm confusing the word?


Sure you do. 'Compatibility' does not mean that something works precisely like some other thing.

If you say that ZDoom is not 100% faithful to Doom.exe, yes, that's correct, but saying that ZDoom is not 'vanilla-compatible' ist just complete nonsense as it properly works with any map that doesn't abuse some really, really dirty tricks, and those are exceedingly rare. That behavior is not 100% identical is beyond the point here.

As an example of a port that's not fully compatible, let's have a look at older Legacy versions that removed voodoo doll support which actually broke several levels.

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Graf Zahl said:

That behavior is not 100% identical is beyond the point here.

I don't think he means compatible in that sense, of course it can run content designed for the vanilla engine. I think he meant demo-compatible, in which case ZDoom and the like isn't.

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