Author Topic: OptiDoom, my first port/enhancement of the original Doom 3DO released!  (Read 594 times)

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I was occasionally working on this since almost two years ago. Trying out stuff, learning how things work, benchmark the performance, rarely touching the source code and then back. I wish I'd do more about it, as I really want to manage to optimize it at some good level. Right now there are quality reduction options for the walls and floor rendering so that it might be more bearable. Additionally I have added lot's of gimmicks and fun stuff for this first release.

Here you can get archive with compiled binary executable (with tools and instructions to extract original CD/ISO if you own it and update back, I avoided giving a full ISO because I thought this would be more legit the way Doom community releases it's port without giving the full game data)
http://bugothecat.net/releases/3DO/optidoom/optidoom_main.html

Just see a video where I show off all the features.


p.s. If one needs help with building ISO (consider they have ISO or real game CD from somewhere else) then I could help, or maybe in the future someone uploads it at other place, I don't mind.

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Re: OptiDoom, my first port/enhancement of the original Doom 3DO released!
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2018, 21:10:10 PM »
Very cool!

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Re: OptiDoom, my first port/enhancement of the original Doom 3DO released!
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 03:46:57 AM »
Definitely very cool. Today is the 25th anniversary of Doom!

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Re: OptiDoom, my first port/enhancement of the original Doom 3DO released!
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2018, 18:36:21 PM »
Thats awesome, may have a little look at that in the new year..
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Re: OptiDoom, my first port/enhancement of the original Doom 3DO released!
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 06:23:57 AM »
Nice job on the mods on this.

To my recollection: 3DO Doom has the best music of any version I think. I had a lot of fun playing this back in the day. Frame rate was always a bit low, but music made up for it. The original Playstation version used very different atmospheric sounds/audio but was a very good version. The Mac version of Doom was the highest resolution/quality and had a higher detail setting than was available on PC.

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Re: OptiDoom, my first port/enhancement of the original Doom 3DO released!
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2018, 16:44:39 PM »
To my recollection: 3DO Doom has the best music of any version I think. I had a lot of fun playing this back in the day. Frame rate was always a bit low, but music made up for it. The original Playstation version used very different atmospheric sounds/audio but was a very good version. The Mac version of Doom was the highest resolution/quality and had a higher detail setting than was available on PC.

The PS1 version is my favorite console version. It was smoother and they also did some unique things with creepy ambient music, colored lighting, extra levels, etc. But yeah, the best thing about the 3DO version is it's music.

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Re: OptiDoom, my first port/enhancement of the original Doom 3DO released!
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2018, 04:01:23 AM »
That is awesome, great work!