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The /newstuff Chronicles #467
Ryathaen on Deneb Colony: Deneb Colony had me enthralled from beginning to end. Doom has few well-realized urban settings, but this is definitely one of them. [...] It's a WAD that looks stunning and does it with style; it plays fantastically, and if you're looking for some punishment, setting it on UV should give even the hardcore a run for their money. (more)


Zandronum Friday Night Fragfest #242: UDM3 TDM & classic Ghouls vs Humans

This week on EuroFNF we've got no bones to pick with team deathmatch on UDM3! And for a very spooky North American event, rising from the dead is classic Ghouls versus Humans for a real Friday Night Frightfest!

European FNF
When: October 31st, 2014, 19:00 UTC (DST)
Where: Grandvoid, UK
WADs: UDM3, ZandroSpree, NewTextColours
Mode: 20-Player Team Deathmatch
Maplist: MAP01, 03-14, 16, 32

American FNF
When: October 31st, 2014, 20:00 EDT
Where: Best Ever servers
WADs: ST actors, ST data, Ghouls vs. Humans v2 beta 9, GVHv2b9 maps, GVH03, NewTextColours
Mode: 32-Player Team last Man Standing
Maplist: GVH00-20, 22-24, 26, 29, 32

If you want to join, you'll need to download the latest version of Zandronum. You can find out anything else you need to know about Zandronum here. More specific details for this event can be found here. If you need help setting up Zandronum, please look here.



ZDaemon Thursday Night Survival #168 - 3 Heures d'Agonie II

3 Heures d'agonie is a 32-map MegaWAD just released last week which provides small-size maps each made in under three hours, so there will be space for many pain rotations. We have two surprises this week. The first one is that we will be playing with Halloween decorations and some new skins, and the second is that we have a map40 where an old horned foe will fight us in a different scenario this time... You can't miss this one!

  • Skill: Ultra Violence
  • IWAD: doom2 or freedoom070
  • PWADs: 3ha2rc1, halloskins, TNSurprise3
  • Maps: 01-32, 40
  • Lives: 1
  • Euro session: 19:00 GMT @ [L@P] - Germany, Europe
  • US session: 19:00 EDT @ DUI - New Jersey, USA
  • Date: 30th October 2014
  • More Details...
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Odamex Nitro #164 - Vitalaim_12 DM

This week we will be playing Deathmatch on Vitalaim_12. 8 small maps by Englander.

Date: Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Session Start: 20:00 EDT (0:00 GMT)
WADs: vitalaim_12.wad
Maps: 8
Mode: 16-player Deathmatch
Server: 178.62.63.79:10666

If you want to join up and don't have Odamex yet, head over to the Odamex site and get yourself 0.7.0. Don't forget to also check out and join the Odamex Steam Group for information on updates and announcements.


Zandronum SNS #146 - Three Hours of Agony Part II + Smooth Weapons

We're going to continue Three Hours of Agony this week by playing the second installment - Part 2. The French community had been brewing this up for quite a while and we are very excited to see how it turned out!

Lives: 1
IWAD: doom2.wad
WADs: 3ha2rc1, pk_anim2, coopbullets, Revenant fix, pk_doom_sfx
What day: Saturday, October 25th, 2014
What time: 18:00 UTC
United Kingdom: 19:00
Russia / Moscow: 22:00
Eastern Time (US): 2:00 PM
Where: Best Ever
More info and screenshots...

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ZDaemon Sessions #373 - Demonfear Kill 'em All

Join us for Demonfear, an old but gold megawad consisting of 32 maps. Since it is rather easy on multiplayer, new handicaps will be introduced next to the kill em' all gamemode, which essentially requires all monsters to be killed before progression is allowed. See you there!

Game mode: Survival (1 Life)
IWAD: Doom 2
PWADs: dmonfear nirvmus zds_addon_5 kill_em_all6
WAD url: http://85.214.149.120/wads/
Date: Saturday October 25th 2014
Times: Euro: 19:30 BST (14:30 EDT); USA: 02:00 BST (21:00 EDT)
Locations: [SDA] / Dwango United NJ
More Info...

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Chocolate Doom 2.1.0 released

This release brings some rather significant improvements over Chocolate Doom 2.0.0. Some highlights of what has been added among all four games supported are:

  • Support for substitute music packs in Ogg Vorbis or FLAC formats, intended to replace OPL or MIDI synthesis with recordings from a Roland SC-55
  • Support for joysticks and gamepads has improved significantly, with several built-in configurations for common devices
  • Multiplayer with fully working sound should work for all platforms now. The old netsync code is also presently the default mode until 2.0.0's kinks can be worked out.
  • PNG screenshots are now supported. Taking screenshots without -devparm is also supported.
  • The -geometry command-line parameter now works more like PrBoom, allowing you to specify a windowed or full-screen mode with the letters 'w' or 'f' appended to the dimensions.
  • All games now exit with a helpful error message when the wrong IWAD is loaded (eg, hexen.wad with Chocolate Strife)
There are also numerous changes to each game, including many compatibility improvements for Doom, Heretic, Hexen, and Strife. You can view the release announcement on GitHub. Pre-built downloads for Windows and Mac, as well as source code for other platforms are linked on the Chocolate Doom wiki; NixOS, Arch Linux, and Debian Sid users also all have had their packages updated for the 2.1.0 release.



DOOM RETRO v1.6

In anticipation of New Hallows’ Eve, Brad Harding is proud to finally announce the release of version 1.6 of DOOM RETRO. This iteration sees many, many new features, the most significant of which includes dynamic shadows, the clipping of sprites in liquid, and DeHacked support. Visit the DOOM RETRO homepage to download it and browse its ridiculously exhaustive release notes.



Zandronum Friday Night Fragfest #241: ZDCTF+BSides Instagib CTF & SFM-DM Samsara TLMS

Here to spice up your week with gibs and gore is Instagib CTF! For our other event, Samsara makes a return, with Superfast Deathmatch maps. Pick a class and be the last team standing!

European FNF
When: October 24th, 2014, 18:00 UTC
Where: Grandvoid, UK
WADs: ZDCTF 2, ZDCTF 3, ZDCTF 1, ZDCTF B-Sides, patch, SECTINFO, railgun, Odaflags, ZandroSpree, NewTextColours
Mode: 32-Player Capture The Flag (instagib)
Maplist: MAP01-05, 07-13, 16-22, 25-28, 30, 35, 39, 41, 44-45, 50

American FNF
When: October 24th, 2014, 20:00 EDT
Where: Best Ever servers
WADs: Superfast Maps Deathmatch, Samsara, ZandroSpree, NewTextColours
Mode: 32-Player Team Last Man Standing
Maplist: SFDM01-02, 05-06, 08, 10-11, 14-15, 17, 20, 22-24, 26, 29-33

If you want to join, you'll need to download the latest version of Zandronum. You can find out anything else you need to know about Zandronum here. More specific details for this event can be found here. If you need help setting up Zandronum, please look here.