The Ultimate DOOM

The Ultimate DOOM

f1r31c3r Jul 17, 2014 @ 6:53am
Linux DOOM
Can we have this cross compiled to run native on Linux, it is about time we got this running without WINE.

DOOM deserves multiplatform support...
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Platinummatthew Jul 17, 2014 @ 1:22pm 
Get a linux source port
well obviously Bethesda doesn't care about making money and ignores the huge audience of Linux users who are willing to spend money for a true gem of a classic. How about taking a look at Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition and Shadow Warrior classic Redux port and LEARN from them. Because THEY did it right!
Vapor Dosh Jul 18, 2014 @ 10:18am 
It only uses DOSBox anyway, it really shouldn't be hard.
psychogamer Jul 18, 2014 @ 11:06am 
I'm under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I felt like Dooming today. Here's what I did:

1.) I downloaded the source for PrBoom+[], which is a standard source port.
2.) I compiled it: extract to a folder, then navigate to that directory in a terminal, then:
$ ./configure $ make
3.) I copied the created binary (prboom-plus) from the src subdirectory, and prboom-plus.wad from the data subdirectory, and DOOM2.WAD from the steam installation to a separate directory, then from that directory I ran
$ ./prboom-plus -iwad DOOM2.WAD

Note, you might have to install libraries like SDL if ./configure is giving an error about it, I'm not sure, I already had them installed. That should be solved by:
$ sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev
You might also have to install gcc and make if you don't do any programming:
$ sudo apt-get install gcc make

I realize this wasn't exactly the question, but official Linux support, but still might be useful for someone.

@printron 19 Jul @ 4:06am : EXCELLENT POST.
Last edited by Scott (Australia, USA); Jul 22, 2014 @ 8:45pm
joejoebuckbuck Aug 6, 2014 @ 3:37am 
Yeah, I'm sure that ID is going to jump at the feet of 2% of Steam users. I heard that they're also going to port the game to the Windows phone store for the 5 people that use that.
I talked Bethesda of the problem that Doom 1,2,3 and quake that have official Linux versions since a long time ago aren't available on steam for Linux. An employee answered me and said he has talked about it to his manager, but I'd better contact Steam also. Ps : Quake 4 also Mac support but not on Steam.
If we want a Linux support for those games that already has one (but not on Steam) everybody should write to Bethesda and Steam support. Here is the Bethesda mail : "ESO English Support" <>
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Date Posted: Jul 17, 2014 @ 6:53am
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