|Doom Construction Kit|
Screenshot of DCK 3.62.
|Developer(s)||Ben Morris (Warbaby)|
|Initial release||1.0 (1994-07-30, 29 years ago)|
|Latest release||3.62 (1996-06-16, 27 years ago)|
Doom Construction Kit (abbreviated as DCK) is a sector-based DOS level editor and WAD editor created by Ben Morris (Warbaby) and Zerius Development. It is similar to Doom Editing Utilities (DEU) in many respects; for example, DCK is mode-based.
Versions of DCK before v2.2f were free to download; versions after this must be bought to be used. However, older versions can still be downloaded and have the same features as later versions.
- The first beta version of DCK was released on June 21, 1994.
- DCK 1.0 was released on July 30, 1994. This is the first full release.
- DCK 1.1 was released on September 8, 1994.
- DCK 1.1a was released before October 9, 1994.
- DCK 1.1b was released before October 23, 1994.
- DCK 2.0 was released around January 1, 1995.
- DCK 2.0b was released before February 8, 1995.
- DCK 2.1 beta was released on February 25, 1995.
- DCK 2.2 was released on March 16, 1995.
- DCK 3.0 was released on February 20, 1996.
- DCK 3.0a was released on February 28, 1996.
- DCK 3.1 was released on March 7, 1996.
- DCK 3.2 was released on March 18, 1996.
- DCK 3.3 was released on April 5, 1996.
- DCK 3.4 was released on April 18, 1996.
- DCK 3.5 was released on May 3, 1996.
- DCK 3.6 was released on May 18, 1996.
- DCK 3.61 was released on May 28, 1996.
- DCK 3.62 was released on June 16, 1996. This is the last release of DCK, after which its development was discontinued.
- The source code was released on June 25, 2020, under the MIT License.
Hexen Construction Kit
In December 1995, Ben Morris released a beta version of Hexen Construction Kit (abbreviated as HCK) that could be used to create levels for Hexen only. However, it did not become a standalone editor and was merged into DCK 3.0, released in February 1996.
- Doom Construction Kit, a book with the same name.
- Ben Morris (21 June 1994). https://groups.google.com/g/alt.games.doom/c/KkfWELyjOUU/m/7kvL3660gYEJ. alt.games.doom. Retrieved 31 August 2023.
- Ben Morris (8 September 1994). https://groups.google.com/g/alt.games.doom/c/hzxDf3LfnRM/m/bcvX9sPQhx8J. alt.games.doom. Retrieved 31 August 2023.