Doom 95 will not launch at all on Windows 8 or 10 due to the removal of various files with DirectX, this can be fixed by downloading and installing a program named "DXGL" and copying "ddraw.dll" from the dxgl installation folder and placing it in the Doom95 folder. then, copying the "dplay.dll" file from the directx installation archive folder in the Doom95 folder and placing it in the Doom95 folder. Then, lastly run the DXGL program, click "add" and select the Doom95 executable and set it to "aspect corrected stretch" and selecting 4:3 aspect ratio. This should scale the correct aspect ratio even on widescreen LCD monitors. The unofficial mouse patch does still work however is heavily delayed and causes the game to be almost unplayable. The mouse patch executable must be launched in administrator mode.
Another method is to obtain a file named DPLAY.DLL. This file can be found inside the Doom95 installation archive in the DIRECTX folder. Another way to obtain the file is do download it separately via DLL-files.com. After you have the file, it should be moved over to the location of the Doom95 executable (doom95.exe). After this the game should launch normally.
Once you have downloaded the file, the screen will be in the top left corner of the screen with different colors. The patch to this glitch is to use the "-emulate" command line parameter. Alternatively, change the screen resolution to 640x480 Window and the game should run properly.
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No web browser, by default, is installed in this early version of Windows NT. A web browser will be necessary to download the source port to run Doom on this operating system, and will also come in handy for other uses. It is recommended that you use the built-in FTP client (ftp.exe) to download an evaluation version of Opera 3.60, or another similar old version. If you have a way to transfer the setup executable to the computer running Windows NT 3.5x (over a LAN, for instance), the evaluation version of Opera 3.60 available from Oldversion.com works well. If not, use NT's built-in FTP client to connect anonymously to ftp.cdrom.com, navigate to the /pub/simtelnet/win3/inet/ directory, download ow362e16.exe, and install it.
Next, you will need to download the shareware version of the PKUNZIP utility from this page. This is necessary if you wish to unzip compressed ZIP files (for instance, the shareware version of Doom). Place it in a temporary directory.
You will now want to either transfer your Doom IWADs to the NT 3.5x machine, or download the shareware version of Doom. If transferring your IWADs manually, take note that the vanilla Doom executables will run on NT 3.5x, although sluggishly and without music or digitized sound effects. If downloading the shareware version, unzip it using PKUNZIP, run the installer program, and install shareware Doom to your hard drive.
Another (older) option that was developed for early Windows NT versions is NTDoom. To obtain it, download the latest binaries from its home page and extract the ZIP file (using PKUNZIP) to your Doom directory. The file .doomrc that NTDoom generates acts much like the configuration file produced by SETUP.EXE. You can either edit this file manually to modify how NTDoom works, or use the contents of DEFAULT.CFG after making changes with SETUP.EXE.
Instead of the original Doom executables you can also use alternative fan-developed versions of the Doom executable (called source ports) which usually feature various bug fixes and new features not available in the original Doom versions. One popular DOS source port is MBF which can be downloaded here. Simply unpack the ZIP file to the directory where the IWAD is located at and run the source port executable. This way you do not need the original executables at all.
In fact there is a way of getting a DOS version of the Doom Collector's edition. I happen to have this version and it is not that crappy. All you need to do is download doom 1.9 shareware from ftp.idsoftware.com, then copy your original .wad file from the collector's cdrom, then download doom 1.9 patch again from ftp.idsoftware.com. Then run the patch and you will have doom and doom2, and final doom dos versions which you will patch each in its separate directory. The only thing missing is final's doom setup.exe (which shows final doom in the setup menu title) but you can still live without it.
Anyway, you could always try a newer port like zdoom or zdaemon (for online play) which are quite close to the original (with some exceptions). But I also have the original doom games patched in the above manner which I use on dosbox.
No, you need to apply patch 1.9 after you swap doom2.wad or doom.wad with the shareware wad, otherwise it will not work. You also need to use the 1.9 shareware version found on ftp.idsoftware.com (just like the patch). If you apply patch 1.9, it turns into a registered version and works fine.
1. Install the Version 1.9 Shareware (DOOM19S.ZIP) to D:\DOOMU2. Delete D:\DOOMU\DOOM1.WAD3. Copy Q:\Setup\Ultimate Doom\doom.wad to D:\DOOMU\doom.wad4. Copy the Version 1.9 Ultimate DooM patch (19_UDPAT.EXE) to D:\DOOMU and execute it.5. Execute the PATCH.EXE program.
The Downloads page has binary downloads for Windows and Mac OS X, but not Linux. There are many, many Linux distributions and it's hard to provide binaries that will work reliably over a majority of distributions; also, there is no standard package format through which to distribute them.
While unsupported, versions 2.2.1 and older might be capable of running, but these old operating systems are completely untested and any bugs encountered will not be fixed. Original versions of Windows 95 also lack msvcrt.dll, but you may download it from the Microsoft FTP site.
THATCHERCADE.wad is a Boom-compatible pwad for DOOM II, and you can download it here (v2.1). Tested on PRBoom*, DSDA-Doom, ZDoom and GZDoom. (PRBoom players please note - this wad is best enjoyed with PrBoom+ 2.6.1, as I've used a UMAPINFO lump to add some extra flavour to the game.)
THATCHER'S TECHBASE is a game mod that uses the classic video game DOOM 2 (1994) as a base. As such, a copy of the file 'DOOM2.wad' is required in order to play. Legally, I am not allowed to give you that file. I don't want to get sued - Bethesda has access to Robert Trump's $66.6 million legal team, and 3D: Doom Daddy Digital does not! If you own a copy of Doom 2 for MS-DOS, Windows, Mac OS, Sega Saturn, Game Boy Advance, Tapwave Zodiac, N-Gage, Android, iOS, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, then you legally have a license for the file 'doom2.wad' - but you'll need to find a copy of it yourself. Consider it part of the gameplay experience! If you cannot find DOOM2.wad anywhere in the archives of the internet, then you can always buy DOOM 2 again on Steam, GOG.com or the Microsoft Store - these versions of the game contain the file you'll need. Got Microsoft Game Pass? You could 'borrow' the file from its installation directory! Is that legal? I'm not sure! THATCHERCADE.wad, the other file you'll need, is completely free to download! You can get it by clicking on the link or icon on this page. Once you have acquired a copy of DOOM2.wad and a copy of THATCHERCADE.wad, think carefully about what operating system you use and proceed to the appropriate next step...
If you'd like to play THATCHER' TECHBASE on OS X, download GZDoom! (For people on really old versions of OS X, you can still play the game using ZDoom - it's available on the same webpage!) Once you've downloaded and installed G/ZDoom, you'll probably get a message that looks like this: To fix this, open up your Library -> Application Support folder in OS X: Open up the gzdoom folder* inside Application Support, and then drag your DOOM2.WAD file into the folder: Almost there! Now that you're ready to go, just locate THATCHERCADE.wad and double-click it to run THATCHER'S TECHBASE! Have fun! * Can't find a 'GZDoom' folder in Application Support? If you create it yourself and put DOOM2.WAD in there, GZDoom should be able to find it.
Seriously?! Yes! That's right! Thanks to the magic of PRBoom-3DS, it's possible to play THATCHER'S TECHBASE on the Nintendo 3DS! Amazing! If you've got a Homebrew-enabled 3DS, all you need to do is download prboom-3ds and stick THATCHERCADE.wad in the installation folder on your Nintendo 3DS's SD card! Boot up PRBoom-3DS, choose THATCHERCADE.wad, and you're good to go! You'll need doom2.wad, too, of course.
Seriously?! Yes! That's right! Thanks to the magic of WiiDoom, it's possible to play THATCHER'S TECHBASE on the Nintendo Wii! Amazing! If you've got a Homebrew-enabled Wii, all you need to do is download WiiDoom and stick THATCHERCADE.wad in the installation folder on your Wii's SD card! Boot up WiiDoom, choose THATCHERCADE.wad, and you're good to go! You'll need doom2.wad, too, of course.
Alternatively, one can download Freedoom which is free and legal. This can be an option for those that are short on money, or just want to test out the Zandronum engine before making such purchases. Freedoom is what the name implies, a free and legal remake of Doom 2 for users to download. However, Freedoom is vastly different from Doom 2 and the maps are not network-compatible with Doom 2. Thus, Freedoom is not a true replacement for the original Doom 2 IWAD, and it should never be considered as such. Nonetheless, using the Freedoom IWAD will still allow the users to connect to almost any server plausible. 2b1af7f3a8