At Doom’s Gate

June 24th, 2000 by Crusader

More news from the shores of hell:

  • Version 1.0 of Vavoom, which can playseveral Doom-engine based games ([Ultimate] Doom, Doom 2, Heretic, and Hexen), has beenreleased. Features include:

    • Supports high resolutions
    • Freelook, jumping, crosshair
    • Progs
    • Translucence
    • Console
    • Limited dehacked file support (tested with Aliens TC, Batman Doom)
    • Fullscreen stats in Doom
    • Controls can be redefined in-game
    • Doom can play demos from older versions

    Vavoom 1.0 Download:

  • Digital Eelinterviewed several industrydevelopers regarding the recent Doom announcement; all 11 interviewees hold court with their conceptionsof what the next id game should offer.
  • After some brief controversy,Raven Software’s Kenn Hoekstraposted onDoomWorld’s forums to state that theHeretic/Hexen source code would be released into the public domain (the specific licensewas not specified), negating the Activision EULA under which they were previously released.
  • Finally, from the memorabilia category, ION Storm’sLucas Davis sent Linguica twoshots of the actual chainsaw whichinspired the Doom melee mainstay, now under the ownership of Tom Hall.

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