While you can still enjoy the original Doom and its progeny today in an emulator, modern games are held to higher standards of visual fidelity, usability, and multiplayer features. Doomsday Engine exists to refresh the technology of these classic games while retaining the core gameplay experience.
The first stable build of Doomsday 2.0 is now available.
The highlighted features of 2.0 are:
See the Manual for the complete release notes.
Thanks to everyone who reported bugs in the release candidates! A number of nasty bugs were found and fixed. There is still a few less serious known issues that have been scheduled for next month’s 2.0.1 update.
Work on the 2.x series will now continue along the lines planned in the roadmap, with the first focus area being multiplayer improvements. Under the hood, there is still lots to do with updating remaining old OpenGL rendering code so we can take full advantage of shaders in future releases.