A project to create a complete Doom II-compatible IWAD file which is Free Software.
Version: 0.6.4FreeDoom is free content for free Doom engines.
Operating System: Linux
Id Software have released the source code to their classic game, Doom, under the GNU GPL. This means that the engine which powers Doom is Free Software. However, the game engine is only one component of a complete game.
The Doom engine uses an "IWAD" file to store all of its game data. This contains the raw data used by the game - the artwork, sound effects, levels, everything which defines Doom as a game. Until now, one of the original proprietary files was still needed in order to play Doom.
The Freedoom project aims at collaboratively creating a Free IWAD file. Combined with the Free source code, this results in a complete game based on the Doom engine which is Free Software.
Freedoom has multiple purposes:
- To create a complete Free game based on the Doom engine.
- To create a pool of Free game material for people to reuse in their own projects.
- To serve as a demonstration of the talent and creativity of the Doom community.
Freedoom is currently beta-quality material. Please report bugs you encounter. Be sure to mention the source port you are using and how to reproduce the problem.