Comparison of source ports

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Below is a rough comparison of the source ports that are currently most popular.

Comparison by general information[edit]

Name Latest version Latest release date (yyyy-mm-dd) Origin
Chocolate Doom 2.0.0 2013-12-10 Doom/Heretic/Hexen source code
Doomsday 1.14 2014-04-16 Doom/Heretic/Hexen source code
Doom Legacy 1.44-alpha-5 2014-02-22 DOSDoom
3DGE 1.4A 2014-10-01 EDGE
Eternity 3.40.46 2014-01-19 SMMU
GZDoom 2.0.03 2014-09-16 ZDoom
Odamex 0.7.0 2014-03-27 ZDoom 1.22 via csDoom
PrBoom+ 2.5.1.3 2011-12-05 PrBoom
ReMooD 0.8a 2009-02-28 Doom Legacy
Risen3D 2.2.20 2013-04-13 Doomsday
Zandronum 1.2 2013-09-01 ZDoom and GZDoom via Skulltag
ZDaemon 1.10b02 2014-08-02 ZDoom 1.22 via csDoom
ZDoom 2.7.1 2013-07-03 Doom/Heretic/Hexen source code
Name Latest version Latest release date (yyyy-mm-dd) Origin

Comparison by license, platform and supported games[edit]

Note that the "Games supported" list below refers to the latest versions of the games. Earlier versions may not function correctly or at all. The latest versions of the games are: Doom games v1.9, Heretic v1.3, Hexen v1.1, Strife v1.31 and Hacx v1.2. There is only one version of Chex Quest 1. Patches for upgrading old versions are listed in the game patch article.

Also note that the Chex Quest column below refers to Chex Quest 1 and not 2 or 3.

OS availability Games supported
Name License Windows Linux MacOS Chex Doom Heretic Hexen Strife Hacx
Chocolate Doom GPL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Doomsday GPL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - Yes
Doom Legacy GPL, DSL (via Heretic) Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes C++[1] - -
3DGE GPL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes WIP - - Yes
Eternity GPL Yes Yes Yes - Yes WIP WIP WIP Yes
GZDoom DSL (open), BSD, Build Yes Yes WIP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Odamex GPL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Planned - - -
PrBoom+ GPL Yes Yes Yes Yes[2] Yes - - - Yes[2]
ReMooD GPL Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes Planned Planned - -
Risen3D GPL Yes - - - Yes - - - -
Zandronum DSL, custom Yes Yes Yes WIP Yes Yes Yes Yes -
ZDaemon DSL (closed) Yes Server Yes - Yes Yes Partial - -
ZDoom DSL (open), BSD, Build Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Name License Windows Linux MacOS Chex Doom Heretic Hexen Strife Hacx
OS availability Games supported

Comparison by features[edit]

Special features
Name Multiplayer Renderer Uncapped framerate Limit-removing Console Custom content Map Scripting
Chocolate Doom C/S Software No - - - None
Doomsday C/S OpenGL Yes Yes Yes DED InFine, XG
Doom Legacy C/S Software, OpenGL  ? Yes Yes - FraggleScript
3DGE Local only (splitscreen) OpenGL  ? Yes Yes DDF RTS
Eternity (W)LAN Software Yes Yes Yes EDF ACS
GZDoom (W)LAN Software, OpenGL Yes Yes Yes DECORATE ACS, FraggleScript
Odamex C/S Software Yes Yes Yes Yes ACS
PrBoom+ P2P Software, OpenGL Yes Yes - - None
ReMooD Local only (0.8a), C/S (1.0a) Software No Yes Yes REMOODAT FS, RS
Risen3D Local only OpenGL, Direct3D Yes Yes Yes DED SCP, InFine
Zandronum C/S Software, OpenGL Yes Yes Yes DECORATE ACS
ZDaemon C/S Software No Yes Yes DEHSUPP ACS
ZDoom P2P Software Yes Yes Yes DECORATE ACS, FraggleScript
Name Multiplayer Renderer Uncapped framerate Limit-removing Console Custom content Map Scripting
Special features

Comparison by compatibility[edit]

Name Vanilla Doom
accuracy
Vanilla Heretic
accuracy
Vanilla Hexen
accuracy
Vanilla Strife
accuracy
Boom-
compatible
Demo format
Chocolate Doom Very high Very high Very high Very high - Doom 1.9
Doomsday Average High High - Partial Own
Doom Legacy Very low - - - Partial
3DGE Low Very low - - Yes None
Eternity High Average - - Yes Own, Doom 1.9 and Boom 2.02 (experimental)
GZDoom Low Low Low Low Mostly Own
Odamex High - - - Mostly
PrBoom+ Very high - - - Yes Doom 1.2, 1.9, Boom 2.02, own
ReMooD Average Exists - - Partial Doom 1.9 (1.0a), Doom Legacy (1.0a), Own (1.0a)
Risen3D Average - - - Mostly Own
Zandronum Low Low Low Low Mostly Own
ZDaemon Average Average Very low - Mostly Own
ZDoom Low Low Low Low Mostly Own
Name Vanilla Doom
accuracy
Vanilla Heretic
accuracy
Vanilla Hexen
accuracy
Vanilla Strife
accuracy
Boom-
compatible
Demo format

Notes[edit]

  1. Only the defunct Doom Legacy C++ version supports native Hexen.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Since version 2.5.1.4.test (change log)