Benjamin Berkels (Torr Samaho)


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Benjamin Berkels, known as Torr Samaho, was a co-developer of the Skulltag source port. His most notable contributions are compiling Skulltag for Ubuntu and FreeBSD, adding Heretic, Hexen, and Strife support, and fixing many of the hacks that started floating around the community after the release of Skulltag version 97c2. Torr even has contributed many things to GZDoom through Skulltag, such as more model features, HUD models, and a few other things OpenGL-related. He was instrumental in open-sourcing Skulltag, and is now the project leader for Zandronum.

He also made a single deathmatch map, Samaho´s Arena DM1, ca. September 2000.


  • The nickname Torr Samaho is taken from a character in the Perry Rhodan series. On the Doomworld forums, Torr's seldom-used account is "Torr_Samaho" (with an underscore). The username "Torr Samaho" (with a space) once belonged to a different person with a similar taste in literature, who has since changed their username to "Pirx".