Monday, January 30, 2012


Not to be confused with the classic Doom sourceport LEGACY, this is the page where I intend to leave an often-updated and thus ever-growing list of download links for my favorite Doom maps and map sets. Sooner or later too many cigarettes and Reese's Cups are going to do me in (or I'm going to get hit by a bus) and it just seems to me that it would be a shame for me to have put a lot of work into collecting quality maps and creating custom MAPINFO lumps and the like only to see them be lost forever and never be enjoyed by anyone else. Thus I will continue to post here links to all my uploaded projects for use with the ZDoom and GZDoom sourceports (and any others that support MAPINFO lumps). This is in no way any kind of attempt to take credit for the fine works listed here; I merely do this to share these works with other players who otherwise might have missed them. Like my page of general game-related downloads, a link to this page will always be present in the blog's sidebar.


EDIT: 05/07/2012

Well, that's what I had intended to do, but unfortunately file servers can't be relied upon to keep my files around for very long. So, instead of sharing convenient map compilations as described above, I'll just have to be satisfied with sharing my favorite Doom content by providing download links to the individual files. Sorry, but that appears to be the best I can do for now. Don't worry, though; I'm still looking for great sets of maps and will add more to this list periodically.

SOURCEPORTS and Accessories

ZDoom by Randy Heit
GZDoom by Graf Zahl
DRD Team SVN Builds
ZDoom Launcher (various versions and authors)
UNLEASHED by Martin Allen

Editing Tools

DoomBuilder by CodeImp
OBLIGE random map generator by Andrew Apted


PlayStation Doom Music WAD (Aubrey Hodges)


N64 Doom Music WAD (Aubrey Hodges)

Doom 64 music WAD at DOOM DEPOT

PSXSM (PlayStation Style Music)

Herculine's Doom Upgrade: Anniversary Edition

My very own monster and item randomizer for use with ZDoom and GZDoom. You can read more about it HERE.

The most recent version of the mod can be downloaded HERE or from the DoomWorld/id Games Archives.
BLIND ALLEY by Gene Bird

A set of 15 well-crafted Doom 2 maps, some of which are famous for their inclusion in the popular Community Chest map compilations.

BLIND ALLEY DoomWorld/id Games Archive search results.
TAB by Michael Contorno

53 often overlooked and underestimated Doom 2 maps from a prolific mapper.

TAB DoomWorld/id Games Archive search results.

MONOLITH by Richard Wiles

The complete Monolith and "Dickie" map sets for a total of 16 challenging levels of Doom 2 carnage.

Dickie and Monolith DoomWorld/id Games Archive search results.
CAOS by Antonio Moreno

10 interesting Doom 2 maps for the intermediate player.

CAOS DoomWorld/id Games Archive search results.
AXE by Anthony Connor

8 spacious maps from 1997, including a tribute to the band Metallica.

AXE DoomWorld/id Games Archive search results.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


I generally try to stay out of politics, so this deliberately will be brief; but I also try to stay informed on issues regarding gaming and the internet, so I just wanted to take a minute to bring this up on the off-chance that somebody out there hasn't heard of this stuff already.

SOPA and PIPA are two congressional bills that could be passed into laws here in the U.S. and potentially affect the internet on a global scale. I won't go into a long diatribe here, but suffice it to say that these things were conjured up by politicians and corporate lawyers who believe that such laws will eliminate internet piracy and protect copyright holders -- basically new forms of DRM. In reality, however, I foresee that  (like the other forms of DRM already in use) these laws wouldn't eliminate piracy at all but instead just make things more inconvenient for honest gamers and game modders.

So, if you haven't heard of these or don't know much about them (and especially if you're here in the U.S. and have the ability to vote and write to congressmen) you might want to take a minute to investigate them further. I believe these laws could potentially change the way the internet works and largely limit the few freedoms we have and thus should be opposed as much as we are able. Here are a few reasons why...

EDIT: 01-17-2012

I just noticed an announcement that Wikipedia is going on a 24-hour strike in protest of SOPA and PIPA. (Just FYI.)

And here are some more facts from our friends at Google. (Sign the petition!)

And in other news, MegaUpload has been shut down by the F.B.I. permanently. (Suppose it was really only a matter of time...)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Today's DoomWorld News Headlines point to this article confirming Bethesda/ZeniMax "layoffs"* in the id Software department responsible for the game RAGE.

I guess you can't release games full of bugs and keep your job, after all...

*In quotes because the last job from which I was "laid off" like two years ago has never called me back to work and the building is in fact now a pile of rubble. In today's workforce, "laid off" has simply become a gentler way to tell workers they're fired.