Doom64 EX Plus

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Doom64 EX Plus
Standard Doom 64
Codebase Doom64 EX
Developer(s) Adam Bilbrough (Gibbon)
Initial release 3.4.0 (2022-09-20, 21 months ago)
Latest release 3.6.5.8 (2023-06-22, 12 months ago)
Development status Active
Target Platform Cross-Platform
Available in English (United States)
License GNU General Public License v2+

Doom64 EX Plus is a fork of Doom64 EX by Adam Bilbrough (Gibbon) that aims to continue the development of Doom64 EX. It fixes various bugs and adds several additional features unique to the port. It has been updated as of 3.6.0 to support the DOOM64.WAD from the 2020 re-release, which also includes The Lost Levels. This allows the game to be played natively on Linux and macOS without using a recreation mod like Doom CE.

Because of the new enhancements, the maintainer is also porting over existing PWADs for the new implementation.

Features[edit]

  • Based on Doom64 EX 2.5
  • Support for the IWAD from Nightdive Studios' official remaster
  • Support for the Lost Levels campaign
  • Support for loading PWADs
  • DeHackEd support in the form of DeHackEd64
  • Better performance (especially when compared to Nightdive Studios' official version)
  • Messages for discovering secret areas
  • Support of MAP slots up to MAP40
  • The "medkit you REALLY need!" message fix
  • Many bugfixes

Details[edit]

Doom64 EX Plus is brought to modern platforms by being ported to SDL2. It supports all the features from the latest Doom64 EX build, version 2.5. Like its predecessor, Doom64 EX Plus relies on the game's native data to achieve a nearly 100% accurate recreation of Doom 64's game loop. As such, a Nintendo 64 ROM is required.

DeHackEd64[edit]

Unique to Doom64 EX Plus is its inclusion of a custom DeHackEd parser, suited for Doom 64. Based on the parser from Chocolate Doom, DeHackEd64 allows authors to change things, weapons, states and other attributes to their liking. DeHackEd64 patches are made with a custom editing library derived from DEH 9000, called DEH 64000.

Version history[edit]

The first public version of Doom64 EX Plus was released on September 20, 2022. The latest version is 3.6.5.8, released on 2023-06-22.

External links[edit]

Source code genealogy
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Doom64 EX Doom64 EX Plus Doom64 Super EX Plus