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Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Doomsday Engine Beta Released for OS X
8:44 AM | Marcus Albers | Comment on this story

Doomsday HQ has released a beta version of the Doomsday engine for Mac OS X. Doomsday is a port of the sourcecode for Doom, released by id Software some time ago. The Doomsday engine boasts many modern features to update the Doom experience, including OpenGL support, 3D models, dynamic lighting, particle effects, and texture filtering. Also included is advanced networking support, with true client/server support for up to 16 players, and dedicated server functions.

Here is a bit about the new release:

Version 1.8.6 is now available (along with .4, and .5 from Monday). New packages are available for all supported platforms, including Mac OS X. The Mac version is still a beta, but many problems have been addressed and the package includes a very simple launcher. If you're going to run the Mac version, be sure to check out the notes in the Readme.

1.8.6 contains various small enhancements, tweaks, and fixes. For example, Doomsday can now read compressed PK3 files (i.e. normal ZIP files). The changes of the other updates can be seen in the log.

Head over to Doomsday HQ for more information on this new Doom experience.

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