Doom II screen saver


Box art

The Doom II screen saver is an officially licensed product created by GT Interactive for id Software. It consists of a Windows 3.1 and up 16-bit screen saver with four different modes: Skeet, Firework, Barrel, and Duel.



An arch-vile at the bottom left corner of the screen waits for monsters to march in from the right. It launches the monster into the air with its flame attack, while the Doomguy raises either the shotgun or chaingun at random from the bottom of the screen to take a potshot at the monster. Occasionally the Doomguy misses, leaving the desktop gradually more and more riddled with bullet and buckshot holes.


Monsters and marines randomly ascend from the bottom of the screen and explode into more copies of the same monster, with accompanying highly repetitive "ooh" and "ahh" sounds emanating from an unseen crowd.


The desktop is randomly littered with explosive barrels, which the Doomguy attempts to shoot in time to kill the monsters, who sometimes escape unscathed. During this mode, other random events also occur, such as a flock of lost souls crossing the screen, Doom marines pressing switches which drop them into holes or mysteriously cause them to gib, and monsters emerging from portions of the desktop which open up and then close like doors.


Two random monsters emerge and do battle across the desktop. The pairings often result in unlikely victories, such as a shotgun guy defeating a revenant. Nothing ever seems to beat the almighty cyberdemon, however.



System requirements[edit]

  • Windows 3.1 or higher.
  • 486DX 33 MHz or higher.
  • 8 MB RAM.
  • 25 MB hard disk space.
  • VGA video.
  • Sound Blaster or compatible sound card.
  • 2x CD-ROM drive for CD edition, or 3.5" floppy drive.

Note that the program will not install on Windows XP or higher due to bugs in the installer program. It also cannot be installed or executed on 64-bit editions of Windows, due to being a 16-bit process. The program is also dependent on the speed of the CPU, and will run unreasonably fast even on relatively old processors such as a Pentium II.

Disk and file checksums[edit]

Doom II Screen Saver was distributed on four floppy disks. The disk images have the following SHA-1 checksums:

Disk SHA-1
1 ed8d910732d8f6392cb5442fc45aaa3572ccc1d2
2 0438ac4f120b6ff5d3a2315913c7e314f540ce26
3 1128e2c1d92a8fdf211bf784e8a4da16f7727115
4 1d8b6a1ca9b397b96b2e13d75037ea9ff248f51b

The contents of the disks are as follows:

Disk 1
File SHA-1
DOOMSAVE.1 b3c2464e34a58fa947a65731b2e4cb8b37d344f2
ENTERACT.Z f884188737ddb16a07c6289139e1715e848e29eb
INFO.TXT a5ba5b75c80fcfcc9627a833e94863ea97ee1d2f
~INS0762.LIB c93923d25f4842c6dc13a45e5ddcd74a4f998a25
README.TXT 07da74cbce2e45ab6b71a6dd8281b64cdacbb97a
SETUP.EXE fd46291473645d0d82506a5c01b9f9c8a475d0e9
SETUP.INS 212fc9968d6b73011a5c53dbe9295fd3a1dea3a9
SETUP.LGO 6b822a259e2698b557d63a8321930977133c8c93
SETUP.PKG 6844af3b3fb660b36837ec290ad8629d9c37de1f
WINDOWS.Z 74b499755e320fbd29920e0c5842eb18824ab00b
Disk 2
File SHA-1
DOOMSAVE.2 0d7ee852dd59a179c0c12fac36213ba2911f1b2e
DOOMSND.Z ba71172b185e1a433739332101604cdba5f75e63
DOOMSVR.1 d2bcbec63e76db5576cfb76467e06a89ead8fdea
Disk 3
File SHA-1
DOOMSAVE.3 9ea59541e2c3933c3578e2e58d0703bd9dac494a
DOOMSVR.2 6b460afa7567c8d2c0428a8806d16d1454ba5b9d
Disk 4
File SHA-1
DOOMSAVE.4 f101c014687f0988ecaf51c324e22d5f17769231
DOOMSVR.3 5a36900685a625a328f2c55d96e80e02777fa90c

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