Doom ported to the Web, video inside

By Emil
Jun 1, 2011
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  1. Doom has been ported to the Web. That's right: you can now play the classic video game from the comfort of an Internet webpage, assuming your browser can handle it,…

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  2. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    How neat, being able to relive the fun of blowing up stuff and being blown to smithereens over and over again!

    Being serious, it's very nice to have access to Doom without an emulator.

    I also tried it in Chrome 11, didn't work as expected. Tried latest stable Firefox instead, worked. Checked the site's source code; there are plenty of initial -moz- tags, for instance on the canvas. As this is 'somewhat' experimental, there should be -webkit- tags for Safari, Opera and Chrome... but there are none.

    I have not tried the site in Safari or Opera, but I can imagine that it wouldn't work either...
  3. SilverCider

    SilverCider TS Rookie Posts: 71

    Firefox 4.0.1 works fine with it, albeit with some funny sounds (and a little delayed)
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,608   +295

    Opera 11.11 worked, but no sound.
    Chrome 11 didn't load for me.
    Weirdly Firefox 4.0.1 didn't load either for me.
    Safari 5.0.5 works for me too.

    Think the sound issue is related to my work PC.
    "S_StartSoundAtVolume: 16bit and not pre-cached - wtf?
    S_StartSoundAtVolume: 16bit and not pre-cached - wtf?"
  5. anguis

    anguis TS Enthusiast Posts: 85   +12

    Didn't seem to load on IE or FF 4.0.1 for me.
  6. RoyCooL

    RoyCooL TS Rookie

    Firefox 4.0.1 ... works .. delay in sound
  7. 34FPS and Sound lags on Firefox 4 Uses only 1 core of my Q6600@2.80GHz
  8. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 991   +90

    Doesn't seem to work with IE9.
  9. starfreezer

    starfreezer TS Rookie Posts: 16

    A piece of news that realy warms my heart! Been making maps for Doom for a good ten years or so. And if you wonder if there are still anything going on in gaming community close to 20 years of age, I urge you to visit There are still plenty of activity over there :)

    Greetings from me - still knee deep in the dead.
  10. IE9: Does not work.
    Firefox 4.01 seem to load but I got an error message and couldn't do anything.
  11. Really, unforgettable sweet memories...

    First contact on 486 DX 2 @ 80Mhz. 14" Monitor and was lucky, got Sound-Blaster 16 Bit. Expensive rig back then...

    Nights playing, locked alone with lights off in my room... First time I have had sacred/scary moments in a game.

    When Doom 2 with 2-barrel Shot Gun came out... Party! Although... I was leaving/missing from the real "hide and seek" and such games in neighborhood.

    By the way... Also was my first pirated game in 2 diskettes. I didn't know of course it was illegal. The sneaky local small computer-store was selling cheap those... hehe!
  12. After playing it for just 3 minutes under FireFox 4.x, it crashed, saying:

    Error: R_DrawColumn: 262 to 275 at 17
    FAILURE in loop iteration: SDL_Quit!

    I guess it's just too good to be true...
  13. Opera 11.11: I can confirm no sound but running.
  14. Uh, someone already did this years and years ago.
  15. > Checked the site's source code; there are plenty of initial -moz- tags, for instance on the canvas. As this is 'somewhat' experimental, there should be -webkit- tags for Safari, Opera and Chrome... but there are none.

    Not accurate. The canvas has -moz AND -webkit (and opera, and IE) stuff, just to make it double the normal size (so it isn't tiny).
  16. Afenix

    Afenix TS Member Posts: 55

    Opera - yep, no sound, but works fine, 34+ fps
  17. Mycologist

    Mycologist TS Rookie Posts: 20

    What's wrong with zdoom or similar? Or, if you're really into keeping it the same as doom95 was, ChocoDoom?

    I really don't see the point of porting doom to this format, cool though it is.
  18. Safari crashes on iPhone 4.3.3
  19. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

  20. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,953   +162

    most flash ports are alittle different from the original the flow of the game isnt the same
  21. "
    is this supposed to be new?
    over 2 years old ==>
    That's a completely different thing.. is Flash.. this is HTML(+ JS)
  22. Chrome 13, latest dev build doesn't work either.

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