A Trip Down Memory Lane to the Shores of Hell
Remember Doom? I sure do. In fact, I still play it every now and then.
This is my shrine to my favorite game of all time, in all its wondrous
and varied forms. Other games demand more attention today in most
people's minds, but in a year those games will be forgotten and Doom shall
remain (in part thanks to ID's release of the Doom source).
What can I do here?
You can satisfy those nostalgic longings for Doom. When I first started
this site it focused exclusively on screen shots of the alpha and beta
versions of Doom. Now Doom is an aged classic so I am also devoting
some space to its current state. Either way, I hope this page reminds you
of all the fun Doom was and perhaps gets you to join the remaining die
had fans that still play it.
What's new here?
This site is now entirely an archive. Look for it never to ever change. Ever.
Also look for it to stick around as long as I have free space and bandwith to
O Doom Past
See that picture below on the right? Take a good look at it (yes, its from
Doom, look for more than that!). You should have noticed that
it looks like no version of Doom released to the general public by ID software.
It is one of the many pictures released by ID of the beta and alpha versions
of Doom. I have many more, most of them even wilder and
stranger than that one. Check them out in their enlarged and fully
annotated glory by following the links below: I suggest you look
at them in the order listed, or even better, chose the page that has all
Thanks to a few digital pack rats out there you can now do more than just
look. I currently know of four pre-release versions of Doom which
you can download and mess around with. Check out Lee's
Killough's page for details.
O Doom Present
As most of you know, ID released the source to Doom. Lots of people
have since done amazing things with the engine, BooM
being one of the most impressive before 2000. I don't really know what's gone
O The History of this
Back in the Spring of 96 I found the pre-release screen shots
of Doom again, and decided to start this site in the new chunk of space
given to me by Virginia Tech. As far as I know, it was the first site of
its kind. It took a while to put the first page together which then
consisted of screen shots and nothing else. A few people visited,
but not very many. I got a few complaints on the size of the page,
and so decided to split the images into more manageable groups. After
that, I don't think I received a single message for over two years. In
any case, the number of hits stayed well below 1000. Then some time
in the middle of 97 interest in Doom picked up again, and so did the hits
and the email. That has pretty much leveled off again, and now this
site has undergone what I expect will be one of its final revisions,
which includes a move to another server. I hope you have found it
-- Alan Robinson (Email alan at HCI Design) text (c) 1998/2003