Happy 20-th birthday DooM!

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Happy 20-th birthday DooM!

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It's a great pleasure to see Doom community is still active creating maps, megawads, ports, mods including some old-school players like myself after twenty years! All that would not be possible as John Carmack is the one who gave us the opportunity to modify it by releasing the source code and of course due to easy modifications he had in mind when coding it.

When I look back through the years, I've met in person some great Doom players like Sven Huth, Istvan Pataki, Adam Hegyi, Radek Pecka, Laszlo Vecsei, Marijo Sedlić, Tomislav Mihalić, Marko Štifanić, many other Croatians,... and some more online: Henning Skogsto, Anders Johnsen, Bjorn Hamels, Casey Alvis, Kim Lundqvist, Simon Howard, Ville Vuorinen, Bahdko, vdgg, Vincent Catalaa, Looper, Titan, Hippocrates Sendoukas, etc.

Many good people that is, sorry if I missed out somebody and I'm sure I did because in 20 years many have come and left Doom taking care of their family, business or other real life issues. But it was a great experience they all say when I meet them.

So, with good memories in our mind numerous sites, events and releases happened due to this Doom birthday, and I'll list here few of them:

The 20th Anniversary 24-hour Doom Stream by Casey Alvis
videos are also available on YouTube

Chocolate Doom 2.0.0 by Simon Howard

ZDaemon 1.10

Cacowards X @ Doomworld

Doom Retro

COMPET-N stats

Some other Doom 20 years related stuff:

HorrorScope Halloween: Doom At 20 – Guns, Gore & Good Times @ GameFront

Memories Of Doom, By John Romero & John Carmack @ Kotaku
http://kotaku.com/memories-of-doom-by-j ... 1480437464

'Doom' at 20: John Carmack's hellspawn changed gaming forever @ The Verge
http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/10/5195 ... rospective

The 10 coolest and weirdest Doom mods ever @ gamesradar
http://www.gamesradar.com/the-coolest-a ... n=DoomMods

WE ARE DOOMED – An Art Tribute to 20 Years of Doom @ Game Art HQ
http://www.game-art-hq.com/63940/we-are ... s-of-doom/

Twenty Years of Ultra-Violence @ metafilter
http://www.metafilter.com/134597/Twenty ... a-Violence

Bill Gates Doom @ youtube

Q&A: Doom’s Creator Looks Back on 20 Years of Demonic Mayhem @ wired
http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/12/j ... mack-doom/

https://twitter.com/DOOM/status/4105122 ... 40/photo/1
https://twitter.com/HelderHP/status/410 ... 16/photo/1
https://twitter.com/idSoftware/status/4 ... 32/photo/1
https://twitter.com/gamespot/status/410 ... 72/photo/1
https://twitter.com/DOOM/status/4104456 ... 80/photo/1

ps. I've updated COMPET-N too. Most notable is JC's Plutonia MAP25 speed and Tatsuya's Doom 1 E3M2 max, two tyson's and one max from vdgg and nice coop collection from Frenchies :), here is the fullzip with all demos included. Thank you all for keeping COMPET-N alive! :respekt:

Merry Christmas/happy holidays and Happy New Year 2014 to everyone out there! :beer:

Zvonimir 'fx' Bužanić