- This is the page for the Microsoft DOS and Windows 16-32 version, For other games in the series, see Doom (series)'.
DOOM in Japanese (ドゥーム - Do~ūmu), in Chinese (斗姆 - Dòu mǔ) is a popular first-person shooter video game originally released in 1993, developed, distributed and licensed by id Software in many regions of the world on DOS and Windows 32 systems. It was created by John Carmack, John Romero, Adrian Carmack and Tom Hall. Doom' is considered one of the most influential titles in the history of video games and laid the foundation for the FPS (First Person Shooter) genre.
It is often hailed as the most important first person shooter of all (thanks to multiplayer fragging). It seems that some well-meaning scientists on Phobos (one of the moons of Mars) have opened a gateway to Hell. The marines were sent to neutralize the hostiles, but ended up torn to pieces or possessed by the enemy. You play the last living marine and must try to save the world from these sons of bitches.
The game was known for its fast and frantic gameplay, its 2D sprite graphics style and its gloomy and sinister atmosphere. It also introduced innovative features such as the network multiplayer mode, which allowed players to compete or cooperate in the game's levels.You will acquire an arsenal of weapons such as the shotgun, the chaingun, the rocket launcher, the plasma rifle and, of course, the BFG9000. As you race through the 3D levels, you'll encounter all sorts of terrifying monsters such as zombies, imps, demons, cacodemons and the dreaded Baron of Hell.
DOOM was a huge commercial and critical success, and laid the foundation for the Doom video game series that has continued to this day, with multiple sequels, expansions and remakes. The game also inspired many developers and gamers, and its impact on the video game industry has been felt for decades.
It has received a large number of official and unofficial ports over time to consoles, computers, indespensable electronic devices, smartphones and more. It also has a large fan base, community and many mods for the title in different engines created that keeps the game alive.
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The soundtracks of DOOM are iconic and contributed greatly to the experience of the game. The original Doom soundtrack was composed by Bobby Prince, who created an intense and energetic atmosphere that perfectly complemented the fast and frantic action of the game.
'Doom' has a nice heavy metal soundtrack, as well as many haunting ambient melodies. Most of Doom's music is heavily influenced by heavy metal music of the time and some songs even contain riffs borrowed from the songs, Bobby Prince who had already composed the music for Wolfenstein 3D (DOS) by id Software. To create the music, Prince used Sequencer Plus Gold for DOS with the help of his Ensoniq EPS keyboard.
In terms of sound effects, 'DOOM' is also known for its striking and distinctive effects. Players can hear the sound of gun shots, explosions, roaring demons, screeching zombies and other sound effects that add immersion to the game. The sound of the door opening, known as the "Doom door sound," has become iconic and has been used in many other media and parodies.
The combination of music and sound effects in "Doom" contributed greatly to the atmosphere and overall experience of the game, creating a tense and exciting environment for players as they delved into the game's dark and dangerous levels.
Output prefixes used below:
- Roland Sound Canvas (SC-55)
- Gravis UltraSound (classic patch set)
- Gravis UltraSound ("Pro Patches Lite" v1.60)
- General MIDI (based on Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth)
- OPL2 (Sound Blaster / Ad Lib Music Synthesizer Card)
Note: Outputs 1 (Sound Canvas) and 4 (General MIDI) do not meet VGMPF looping standards. Please help this wiki by uploading properly timed recordings.
There are issues with the timing of this recording.
- Ripper: Bill Neisius
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru, Cancer
- Game Credits:
DOOM's MUS files were ripped from the Doom.wad using Bill Neisius's DMMusic program and recorded using Winamp's MIDI plugin.
The rip also has the unreleased music that didn't make it into the finished game. The unreleased music is mostly a collection of unfinished drum and guitar riffs in MIDI format, and as such, isn't that impressive. However, some of the tracks like "opening" and "un30" are pretty good. The unreleased music was downloaded from John Romero's Web site (www.rome.ro).
- mobygames.com/game/dos/doom - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.gamespot.com/pc/524287-doom - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOOM - Wikipedia.
- w.atwiki.jp/gamemusicbest100/pages/6095.html - Atwiki.jp (Japanese).
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|Notable Personnel||Bobby Prince • Aubrey Hodges • Tom Mustaine • Christian Antkow • Mick Gordon|