Soild-Sanek Nov 1, 2013 @ 9:45am
Are DOOM and DOOM 2 abandonware?
I can't find a source that says that its not. But on the other hand, I can't find any source saying that it is.
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Tabris: [Aussie Gamers] Nov 1, 2013 @ 11:31am 
id software is still in business dude.
That's how you can tell if something has been abandoned by it's authors.

http://www.idsoftware.com
ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com

Shareware can be found at: ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/doom/

Best Source Port can be found at: http://dengine.net/windows ; and is compatible with Shareware Doom1.wad
Tabris: [Aussie Gamers] Nov 1, 2013 @ 11:33am 
Within doom19s.zip there's two files that you need to join together into a new file, which can then be extracted to obtain doom1.wad legally.

On a 32-bit system the DEICE installer included in the ZIP works, on a 64-bit OS it doesn't and you need to use a COPY /B from the command prompt to pull it off, or a 3rd party utility.

I'm working on a more modern 3rd party utility to do it. (... and a whole bunch of other stuff, not related to Doom).
Soild-Sanek Nov 1, 2013 @ 12:37pm 
Well the whole "id software is still in business" does not make any sense because Wolfestein 3D has been made abandonware. But thanks anyways.
Tabris: [Aussie Gamers] Nov 1, 2013 @ 8:13pm 
id software tend to release their engine code under the GPL after a few years, and sometimes their own source licence(s) shortly before that. Mostly for educational purposes.

HeX9109 Nov 3, 2013 @ 11:15am 
Wolfenstein and Doom are not abandonware.
ANDREW FLORENCE Nov 3, 2013 @ 9:24pm 
If the games are still on sale then they aren't abandonware. Doom can be bought here on Steam so it kinda answers your question.

If you really don't wanna pay look up Doom Shareware or FreeDoom.
RT Nov 6, 2013 @ 5:15am 
Originally posted by Mr. T Cereal:
Well the whole "id software is still in business" does not make any sense because Wolfestein 3D has been made abandonware. But thanks anyways.
Where did you get that idea? It's still on sale and supported, therefore it's not abandonware. Neither is Doom. Something counts as abandonware if you can't buy it. And "abandonware" as a legal term doesn't even exist, so even if it is abandonware, downloading it is still piracy.
Tabris: [Aussie Gamers] Nov 7, 2013 @ 3:37am 
Can't buy it may include 2nd hand... as in completely unavailable except via dubious means.
Some (most) would argue if the company is still in business and their software can be bought 2nd hand, then they have not abandoned it. Even if they have pulled the patches for it.

Also, it would be wise to not confuse publishers and primary developers in this regard. (Not that anyone has, it's just general advice).
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