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PortaDOOM - A portable WAD disk-zine!

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A self-contained, portable DOOM launcher and WAD collection presented as an early '90s diskzine:



It's intended as a single download that people can unzip and play on any computer, targeted at people who have either never played DOOM or anything beyond the official iD canon and the thought of downloading, configuring and launching several different engines with all kinds of weird WAD files is putting them off trying stuff out.

PortaDOOM is about having a single executable where you press a few keys and hey-presto! you're playing DOOM WADs in the correct engine with the correct settings.

Download: PortaDOOM Alpha 2 https://mega.nz/#!r4JCEZbY!6QCM6RjLuvLp8Pxac6wJICLRidiblhWxrOsFFSjajSw (572 MB)

Source Repository: https://gitlab.com/dosmag/PortaDOOM

What's Included?

  • Complete Cacowards 2015 (other years to come in later releases)
  • Commercial DOOM : DOOM1/2/Master/Final/NERVE, PSX & N64 (if you have the WADs; Steam & GOG installs detected automatically)
  • Megawads: DTWID, D2TWID, NEIS, Maps of Chaos
  • Total Conversions: FreeDOOM, Adventures of Square
  • 96 pages of content & WADs!
  • Fully portable DOOM! Config files and save games are stored with PortaDOOM, allowing for use on USB!

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Kroc said:

What's Included?

  • Commercial DOOM : DOOM1/2/Master/Final/NERVE, PSX & N64 (if you have the WADs; Steam & GOG installs detected automatically)

Wait, that's a bit unclear, sounds like you're giving out tje iwads for free.

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No, it does not contain any commercial WADs:

- If you have a relevant Steam / GOG copy of DOOM, the commercial WADs will be used from there
- Shareware DOOM is offered if trying to play Ultimate DOOM without a commercial WAD
- FreeDOOM is automatically used for playing PWADs if you don't have the commercial WAD
- You can copy your own WADs into PortaDOOM to negate any of the above

But to re-iterate -- PortaDOOM does not contain commercial WADs, but you can use them with it :)

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To be entirely on the safe side, you should not even include the Shareware IWAD, if not in one of the official distribution forms -e.g. the DOS DEICE installer, or the Doom 95 installer. Any other form, including just the Shareware IWAD itself as a separate file, might attract unwanted attention from the copyright vultures. Yeah, that's inconvenient, but alas, distributing just the Shareware IWAD is a legal gray area, which has brought trouble occasionally.

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It would not be difficult at all to include the whole shareware folder, I can do this for the next release.

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572 MB? Darn it. How about adding another mirror instead of just MEGA? That would be helpful to people.

Q: Which version of Freedoom? 0.10.1 or the Git build?
Q: What do you mean by "N64"? Doom 64?

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Any other suggestions for mirrors? Mega seems fine to me, but I've never had to share anything of this size before. This will never be a small project, once the complete Cacowards are in it could be 2 GB+!

Q: Which version of Freedoom? 0.10.1 or the Git build?


A: 0.10.1; I don't want to update it too often as it eats into the space-limit of my git storage.

Q: What do you mean by "N64"? Doom 64?


Yes, which reminds me that there's no commercial warning on the DOOM 64 page (the ROM/WAD isn't included, but I need to provide instructions for how to install it)

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Kroc said:

Any other suggestions for mirrors?

Yes, which reminds me that there's no commercial warning on the DOOM 64 page (the ROM/WAD isn't included, but I need to provide instructions for how to install it)

Yeah. Mediafire, Dropbox, etc.

As for the instructions, isn't it just "run WadGen with the ROM"? But recently, I found out that Kaiser "integrated" WadGen with Doom 64 EX, but I'm not exactly sure what he means by that.

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Kroc said:

Any other suggestions for mirrors? Mega seems fine to me, but I've never had to share anything of this size before. This will never be a small project, once the complete Cacowards are in it could be 2 GB+!


Beyond a certain size, AND assuming that all material included is legal, setting up a torrent might be a better option. Not only it avoids the usual multi-volume splitting trickery and hunting for mirrors, it allows selective file/folder download (if you don't set it up as a single file, that is).

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