Doom ported to the Web, video inside

Emil

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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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Lokalaskurar

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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...
 

Arris

Posts: 4,719   +447
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?"
 
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Guest

34FPS and Sound lags on Firefox 4 Uses only 1 core of my Q6600@2.80GHz
 

starfreezer

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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 www.doomworld.com There are still plenty of activity over there :)

Greetings from me - still knee deep in the dead.
 
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Guest

IE9: Does not work.
Firefox 4.01 seem to load but I got an error message and couldn't do anything.
 
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Guest

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!
 
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Guest

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...
 
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Guest

> 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).
 

Mycologist

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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.
 

treetops

Posts: 3,065   +784
most flash ports are alittle different from the original the flow of the game isnt the same
 
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Guest

"
is this supposed to be new?
over 2 years old ==> http://www.kongregate.com/games/mike...acomplete=doom
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That's a completely different thing.. is Flash.. this is HTML(+ JS)