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The Ultimate Doom - DOS


Control:

Game is con­trol­led by the same keys that are used to playing un­der MS DOS. For full­screen press 'Right Alt' + 'En­ter'.


Help:

If the game e­mu­la­ti­on spe­ed is low, you can try to in­cre­a­se it by re­lo­a­ding this pa­ge with­out a­ds or cho­o­se a­no­ther e­mu­la­tor from this table.


Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)



Game info:
The Ultimate Doom - box cover
box cover
Game title: The Ultimate Doom
Platform: MS-DOS
Author (released): id Software (1995)
Genre: Action, Shooter Mode: Single-player
Design: John Carmack, John Romero, Dave Taylor, Shawn C. Green
Music: Robert Prince
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

19383 kB
Download: not available (stream only)

Game size:

5894 kB
Recommended emulator: DOSBox

From Doom Wiki:

   The Ultimate Doom (or The Ultimate DOOM as a brand, and informally 'Ultimate Doom') is an expanded version of Doom released on April 30, 1995, that adds a fourth nine-level episode to the game, Thy Flesh Consumed. The enhanced version was made as an incentive in the distribution of the boxed game through retail stores and venues, although to be fair to fans who had previously registered Doom, id Software provided them with a freely available patch to upgrade their copy of Doom version 1.9 to The Ultimate Doom.
   The expansion's design was led by John Romero with American McGee and Shawn Green. Romero recruited two prominent level designers from the fan community to complete the team: John Anderson (Dr. Sleep), who would later help John Romero with Daikatana; and Tim Willits, who eventually became id Software's lead designer.
The Ultimate Doom - title screen (DOS version)
The Ultimate Doom - title screen (DOS version)
A few extra new graphic assets were created by the artists. Ultimate Doom was produced as a retail version of Doom while id Software was involved in other projects. John Carmack has explained that it was always a secondary focus spearheaded by GT Interactive.
   The plot of the new episode is indicated to occur between the events of the original game and Doom II. Though the exact location of the new levels is unknown, the ending of episode 3 implies that the protagonist is on Earth after entering the hidden doorway from Hell. The ending of the new episode declares that the spiderdemon had already sent forth its legions, and that the player is aware of them rampaging through Earth's cities.
   As Doom II features were present in the executable, some of these, namely sector type 17, the key-requiring switches, and other linedef actions such as blazing doors were used in the additional levels. In addition to making two of the new levels, John Romero modified the first level of his first episode, Knee-Deep in the Dead, to allow more circulation among opponents during deathmatch games by adding openings into the central courtyard.
   For the release, the programmers involved made some small tweaks to the source code as required for the new episode, adding the necessary text strings, a fourth-episode demo to the demo sequence, and modifying the boss death triggers to accommodate for new boss situations in the sixth and final levels. This last change had the side effect of making the modified executable incompatible with a few PWADs that depended on the old trigger behavior. Additionally, the programmers also fixed a glitch existing in previous releases where lost souls would not bounce on the floor or ceiling as intended. This change caused some demos previously recorded on levels including these monsters to desync.
   In other respects the engine performs like Doom version 1.9, and in fact is still marked and internally considered as 'v1.9' regardless of the changes mentioned previously, which produce occasional incompatibilities. As such it can run the 1.9 versions of Doom and Doom II, although when doing so the additional fourth demo is still requested by the executable, resulting in the termination of the program immediately following the third demo of the looping demo sequence. Also, when running the non-Ultimate 1.9 version of Doom the executable still expects the M_EPI4 lump, so that the engine will crash when showing the 'Which episode?' screen.

More details about this game can be found on DoomWiki.org.

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Game controls:

All DOS games were controlled directly from the PC keyboard. Some newer DOS games also used a mouse or other more advanced game peripherals for control. However, each game was controlled by different keys. You can find a detailed description of how to control this version of The Ultimate Doom in the attached game manual. An overview of basic keyboard commands and keyboard shortcuts to control this game is summarized in the following table:
 
Keys

Action

Walk forwards / walk backwards

Turn left / turn right

Ctrl

Fire, hold down to fire rapidly.

Shift + or

Run forwards or backwards

Alt + or

Strafe (move sideways left or right)

Space

Open doors, activate switches, etc ...

Enter

Shows the last message that appeared in the top left corner in the Screen.

Tab

View the Map.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Weapon selection.

Esc

View menu.

 
Platform:

This ver­sion of The Ultimate Doom was de­sig­ned for per­so­nal com­pu­ters with o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem MS-DOS (Mi­cro­soft Disk O­pe­ra­ting Sys­tem), which was o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem de­ve­lo­ped by Mi­cro­soft in 1981. It was the most wi­de­ly-used o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was sup­plied with most of the IBM com­pu­ters that pur­cha­sed a li­cen­se from Mi­cro­soft. Af­ter 1995, it was pu­s­hed out by a gra­phi­cal­ly mo­re ad­van­ced sys­tem - Win­dows and its de­ve­lop­ment was ce­a­sed in 2000. At the ti­me of its grea­test fa­me, se­ve­ral thou­sand ga­mes de­sig­ned spe­ci­fi­cal­ly for com­pu­ters with this sys­tem we­re cre­a­ted. To­day, its de­ve­lop­ment is no lon­ger con­ti­nue and for e­mu­la­tion the free DOSBox e­mu­la­tor is most of­ten used. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about MS-DOS operating system can be found here.

 
Available online emulators:

5 different online emulators are available for The Ultimate Doom. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game The Ultimate Doom are summarized in the following table:
 

Emulator Technology Multiplayer Fullscreen Touchscreen Speed
Archive.org JavaScript YES NO NO fast
js-dos JavaScript YES YES NO fast
js-dos 6.22 JavaScript YES YES NO fast
jsDosBox JavaScript YES NO NO slow
jDosBox Java applet YES YES NO fast


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