Doom Wiki talk:Featured articles


This sub-article serves as a forum for discussion and nomination of articles for featured status on the main page.

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List of featured articles[edit]

These articles have already been selected as featured articles. It is desirable that a new nominee is not one of these.


Another year almost in the bag? Time flies... For next month, possible anniversaries to feature could be Amulets & Armor (25th) and Eternity Engine (21st). The latter would be timely, in view of Heartland and Testing Pool featuring at the Cacowards. Or from an entirely different wiki corner, one of the new movie-related articles on monsters or weapons? --Xymph (talk) 13:20, 26 December 2021 (CST)

I'm going to second Eternity for the reasons Xymph has given, and because it's more Doom-related than Amulets & Armor. Gauss (talk) 13:41, 26 December 2021 (CST)
I cannot vote for EE because I'm biased but I definitely do not see A&A as a valid featured article; it was nearly deleted for its marginal topicality once it was discovered it's not a Doom engine game; it was retained due to the historical interest this mixup caused alone, and because it is an example of what was a greater phenomenon of devs using Doom file formats and tools to make their own lives easier. --Quasar (talk) 14:54, 26 December 2021 (CST)


Next month, it's 25 years since the release of Mordeth's first episode, and so far the only one hence it got an award named after it. A suitable feature, then? --Xymph (talk) 06:44, 24 January 2022 (CST)

I'd say so for those reasons. Gauss (talk) 10:06, 24 January 2022 (CST)
Sounds good to me. --Dynamo128 (talk) 10:09, 24 January 2022 (CST)


Since nobody else remembered (cared?) to post a nomination, I guess I'll hunt anniversaries again. It's the 28th for Origwad and E2M1ED, the 27th for SQUARES, and the 26th for Kick Attack! -- but we just featured a mod this month. Also, the 27th for Heretic: The Official Strategy Guide and the 25th for Doom for Sega Saturn. Any preferences? Alternatively, earlier suggestions were Approximate distance or Korax. --Xymph (talk) 03:34, 28 February 2022 (CST)

I vote for the Doom for Sega Saturn article. Not only is 25 a nice number, but it's also a very notorious port that got quite the infamous reputation. - Endless01 (talk) 06:04, 28 February 2022 (CST)
I also vote for Sega Saturn due to the reasons Endless01 has given. Gauss (talk) 06:47, 28 February 2022 (CST)


In a rerun from a year ago, anniversaries next month include 3DO's 26th and Hexen (Sega Saturn)'s 25th -- but we just did a port anniversary. There is 2015 Doom source data release's 7th and the 26th for 99 Ways to Die, but neither look that appealing to me at this time. Which brings me back to earlier "general" suggestions like Approximate distance and D'Sparil/Korax. Any other/better nominations? --Xymph (talk) 05:33, 18 March 2022 (CDT)

The 2015 Doom source data release sounds like a good candidate, considering that last year Romero was told to not release any more unseen/alpha/beta resources of Doom, the 2015 source is probably the last one will ever get, so I guess that makes it a bit special. - Endless01 (talk) 06:10, 18 March 2022 (CDT)


Next month are the 25th anniversaries of the releases of Hexen (Sony PlayStation) and Doom Music (album), but those are five-upped by Wolfenstein 3D's anniversary. So we'll go with that unless there is real opposition? --Xymph (talk) 15:41, 27 April 2022 (CDT)


Anniversary round-up for June: Quake (26th), Hexen (Nintendo 64) (25th), The Talosian Incident (25th), Dawn of the Dead (25th), and Zandronum (10th). STRAIN also came out in 1997, in June according to the timeline, but the initial is dated Sep 15 with the segment files inside dated July 3, so I'm not sure which month to use. The timeline probably mixed up the 1997 initial release with the June 24, 2015 re-release. Anyway, preferences, anyone? As always, a non-anniversary feature can also be nominated. --Xymph (talk) 05:01, 24 May 2022 (CDT)

Given we just had Wolfenstein 3D as featured, I'd say it's better to have a mod this time, and Talosian Incident would be a good pick in my opinion. --Dynamo128 (talk) 06:11, 24 May 2022 (CDT)


I thought to get ahead and look for some anniversaries for July. I'd like to nominate the The /newstuff Chronicles article for the next feature. I think it is a noteworthy community event that lasted for 18 years and showcased some of the best and worst of the community in a neatly way. It's a cool part of our history. As for other anniversaries, there's Memento Mori II, All Hell is Breaking Loose and Doom 64 TC. - Endless01 (talk) 07:54, 13 June 2022 (CDT)

Newstuff works for me, and is a good diversion from port & mod anniversaries. --Xymph (talk) 07:42, 13 June 2022 (CDT)
I also vote for /newstuff. Gauss (talk) 08:20, 13 June 2022 (CDT)
I would like the number of redlinks on that page to be reduced before it is considered eligible for feature status. --Quasar (talk) 00:10, 27 June 2022 (CDT)


The usual anniversaries round-up: Doom 3 (18th, but we can save it up for its 20th), GZDoom (17th, ditto); and notable mods (among other, less notable ones): The Unholy Trinity (28th) and Army of Darkness TC (26th). Or feature something entirely different? --Xymph (talk) 04:36, 24 July 2022 (CDT)

I vote for The Unholy Trinity. Iconic little piece of WAD history right there! - Endless01 (talk) 11:22, 24 July 2022 (CDT)
Several valid choices there. I'm going to go for The Unholy Trinity as first choice, with Army of Darkness second and Doom 3 third. Gauss (talk) 11:48, 24 July 2022 (CDT)
Doom 3 is actually in quite bad shape, too much to be a feature without its issues being addressed. In particular there are a lot of dead links; I found one just by clicking the first external hyperlink I saw. Hopefully we can clean those up in time for the 20th. It doesn't seem in danger of winning but I thought I'd mention this despite given the importance of the article. --Quasar (talk) 14:24, 24 July 2022 (CDT)


I vote for Hell To Pay and Perdition's Gate, the unofficial Doom II expansions by Wraith Corporation. MargaretThatcher (talk) 18:28, 21 August 2022 (CDT)

Little bit early, but I'll vote for Perdition's Gate as well. --Dynamo128 (talk) 18:53, 21 August 2022 (CDT)
Nah, as mentioned before, nominations could be posted as early as the 1st of the preceding month. --Xymph (talk) 06:01, 22 August 2022 (CDT)
And another vote for Perdition's Gate. Exactly the kind of article to feature as it's somewhat known, but not super known. --Redneckerz (talk) 04:22, 22 August 2022 (CDT)
PG's article doesn't document a release month, but file dates point to July 1996. Naturally I had a look for September anniversaries, and two one stood out: the 25th release anniversary of Hacx, and John Romero's 55th birthday. For the latter we could do a 2-day feature like for Carmack. The Hacx article received a ton of improvements and map/item articles since late last year, so missing its 25th release day would be a pity. Therefore I vote to feature Hacx for most of the month, and the Romero around the 28th. Edit: My bad, that birthday is in October, I was juggling too many dates here. :) Preserving the info so it can be implemented for 2022-10 as yet. /Edit
Perdition's Gate and Hell To Pay (file date April 1996) certainly deserve a feature too, but that could be in October (although Hexen's overdue anniversary could take precedence then) or next year in their respective anniversary months.
I don't mean to be hung up on anniversaries by themselves, but if there is a choice between multiple suitable articles to feature, then a nice round anniversary would be a neat touch in a given month, IMO. --Xymph (talk) 06:01, 22 August 2022 (CDT)
Agreed, I'm happy to vote Hacx as long as the Wraithcorp WADs get their day in the sun. MargaretThatcher (talk) 16:05, 22 August 2022 (CDT)
In light of this, I'll choose Hacx as well. --Dynamo128 (talk) 12:36, 24 August 2022 (CDT)


For October, no obvious anniversaries for releases during the first few weeks caught my attention (may have missed something of course), but it is 28 years since the Doom II release party, which is the kind of article nicely showcasing what the wiki is and does.
As mentioned above, October 28 is the 55th birthday of John Romero, and the 30th is when Hexen was released 27 years ago. So... I propose to feature the release party until the 28th, then Romero's birthday wishes, and Hexen from the 30th through November. I know, convoluted plans make the mind dazzle. ;-) --Xymph (talk) 15:50, 24 September 2022 (CDT)

I propose Simplicity, which is IMO an excellent showcase of all the work that underwent into the wiki recently between the mapping table, the content description, the article generation and of course the excellent walkthrough that has been made for it. Of course, it is also a notable mapset, and a bit of a newer one to boot. --Dynamo128 (talk) 13:56, 26 September 2022 (CDT)
Going to second Xymph's idea. --Quasar (talk) 17:50, 26 September 2022 (CDT)


Next month is the 25th anniversary of the Doom source code release and its first port DOSDoom, major milestones for the community. But neither article has a screenshot for the featured corner. Any suggestions how to solve that if they were featured (possibly together)?
Alternatively, Alien Vendetta came out 21 years ago, with its second release being 20 years old. The Classic Episode has its 22nd anniversary, and H2H-Xmas its 27th. And it's 28 years since the Rise of the Triad shareware release. Plenty options for several Decembers to come, then. --Xymph (talk) 05:44, 22 November 2022 (CST)

I will second source code as that's an enormous anniversary for which the approach hasn't gained much note. As discussed on IRC the lack of a shot doesn't concern me in this case, hard to come up with anything appropriate to represent source code. --Quasar (talk) 11:49, 28 November 2022 (CST)


As before, January is thin on feature-worthy anniversaries that haven't been in the spotlight yet. Perhaps only Jenesis's 12th and Tech Gone Bad's 7th could be used... a few years down the road. So in different territory, how about my suggestion of a year ago to feature Doom: Annihilation monsters, perhaps together with Doom: Annihilation weapons? Or any other proposals, anyone? --Xymph (talk) 06:14, 24 December 2022 (CST)

January is the anniversary of the 1998 release of The Darkening, a very important episode replacement given all the people who worked on it, and the influence it ended up having. I'd say that's a good candidate. --Dynamo128 (talk) 07:04, 24 December 2022 (CST)
Good point, I overlooked that one. Works for me then. --Xymph (talk) 07:14, 24 December 2022 (CST)


Two noteworthy anniversaries next month are Doom Legacy's 25th and GT Interactive Software's 30th. Feature one of those, and which; or something else? --Xymph (talk) 07:28, 24 January 2023 (CST)

Doom Legacy gets my vote, though it will need the customary review for things like deadlinks given its age. --Quasar (talk) 01:07, 25 January 2023 (CST)
First pass done. You may wanna do another. No idea what to write for the remaining redlink though (sorry Wesley, who is a wiki user). --Xymph (talk) 16:31, 25 January 2023 (CST)


Reusing most of my round-up of a year ago. It's the 29th anniversary for Origwad and E2M1ED, the 28th for SQUARES, and the 27th for Kick Attack! (but Essentials section still empty there). Also, the 28th for Heretic: The Official Strategy Guide. Any preferences? Alternatively, earlier suggestions were Approximate distance or Korax. --Xymph (talk) 03:03, 23 February 2023 (CST)

March is the anniversary for The Darkening Episode 2, a pretty important mod that I think is worth a mention. --Dynamo128 (talk) 10:28, 28 February 2023 (CST)
I think of those, the Heretic strat guide book is in the best shape to feature right now. I think something like a dual Origwad/E2M1ED feature would be better next year when they're a round 30. Kick Attack is a very interesting topic and quite close quality-wise, but it made rounds on Twitter only a couple months ago w/people making a big deal about how it was the "lost Chex Quest". --Quasar (talk) 14:47, 28 February 2023 (CST)
That would have been my choice too if no one had followed up. We feature mods (and ports) quite often already, so the guide makes for more variation. And DE2 is "only" 23 so it won't hurt saving that up until a major anniversary, like in two years. --Xymph (talk) 15:07, 28 February 2023 (CST)


Half a year ago Hell To Pay was already nominated but postponed, for its development completed in April 1996 (according to the WAD timestamp). So for its 27th anniversary it can be featured next month. --Xymph (talk) 07:44, 20 March 2023 (CDT)

Sounds good to me --Quasar (talk) 10:16, 20 March 2023 (CDT)
Nominator of HtP here, just want to say ̶i̶t̶'̶s̶ ̶a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶d̶a̶m̶n̶ ̶t̶i̶m̶e̶ I'm thankful. MargaretThatcher (talk) 22:01, 1 April 2023 (CDT)


Next month is the 30th anniversary of Doom v0.5, the only alpha/beta version not yet featured. I rest my case. --Xymph (talk) 07:46, 21 April 2023 (CDT)

Seconded. --Dynamo128 (talk) 07:52, 21 April 2023 (CDT)
Thirded. Gauss (talk) 08:52, 21 April 2023 (CDT)


If I forget, I guess this rotation stuff would never happen again... Anniversary round-up for June (left over from a year ago): Quake (27th), Hexen (Nintendo 64) (26th), Dawn of the Dead (26th); plus 29th for Crossing Acheron, Doomsday of UAC & Slaughter Until Death. Been while since an official port was featured, so I vote for Hexen. --Xymph (talk) 02:48, 1 June 2023 (CDT)

Agreed with Hexen. --Dynamo128 (talk) 06:00, 1 June 2023 (CDT)
That's fine with me. --Quasar (talk) 07:24, 1 June 2023 (CDT)


Last year Perdition's Gate was already nominated (along with Hell To Pay) but postponed, for its development completed in July 1996 (according to the WAD timestamp). So for its 27th anniversary it can be featured next month. --Xymph (talk) 03:55, 30 June 2023 (CDT)


Several mods have release anniversaries, but only Army of Darkness TC (27th) seems really feature-worthy. There's also GZDoom's 18th at the end of the month. But something non-anniversarial would be a nice change, such as Doom movie merchandise or Doom: Annihilation monsters or one of those related movie articles, or perhaps Minor characters in Doom 3. Any preferences? --Xymph (talk) 11:44, 22 July 2023 (CDT)

Going to go with GZDoom, feeling like a nice change of pace from the mods I'd usually recommend. --Dynamo128 (talk) 13:20, 22 July 2023 (CDT)
I think 18 is not that remarkable for an anniversary -- better save it up a few years. So I am more leaning towards the Doom 3 article or AoDTC. --Xymph (talk) 06:07, 29 July 2023 (CDT)


Didn't find any obvious anniversaries not yet covered, although it's entirely possible I overlooked something. So how about featuring a comprehensive core article, Doom's protagonist? --Xymph (talk) 04:10, 19 August 2023 (CDT)


Anniversary options galore for October: Final Doom (PlayStation) (27th), Boom (final release 25th, source 24th), Doom for Game Boy Advance (22nd), Doom II for Game Boy Advance (21st), Doom (film) (18th), Doom 3: BFG Edition (11th), and several mods including last year's nomination Simplicity (18th). Choices, choices... --Xymph (talk) 04:20, 27 September 2023 (CDT)

October will also mark the 20th anniversary of Doom Builder's release. -Nockson (talk) 04:59, 27 September 2023 (CDT)
Yeah, well, I found that a little confusing, with the intro originally mentioning January, the first alpha in August, and v1.0 in October. So which is the most relevant? Also, while the article has improved quite a bit lately, it's not quite feature-level yet IMO.
Anyway, my vote goes to Boom because it's been quite a while since a source port was featured (Doom Legacy in February), and it's a nice anniversary number for one of the most significant ports. --Xymph (talk) 05:21, 27 September 2023 (CDT)
Seconding the vote for Boom. Significant port by a long shot. --Redneckerz (talk) 06:41, 27 September 2023 (CDT)
I'm also voting Boom, due to its significance and because we've featured the PC version of Final Doom in the past. Gauss (talk) 06:42, 27 September 2023 (CDT)
Boom all the way. --Gregor (talk) 11:09, 27 September 2023 (CDT)


For next month, anniversary-wise there are a few ports (PrBoom, Doomsday) but we're already featuring one this month. There are some mods but their articles are not feature-ready. And there's the 30th anniversary of A Visit to id Software, which would be a suitable choice except it has no image for the feature thumbnail. So, feature something non-anniversarial? --Xymph (talk) 16:52, 24 October 2023 (CDT)

How about featuring the launcher page? It would be a good showcase of a new all-encompassing article. --Dynamo128 (talk) 17:18, 24 October 2023 (CDT)
Got another suggestion (better late than never) - Status bar. The article is now in a fairly complete state. --Nockson (talk) 16:10, 31 October 2023 (CDT)
Yes, thought of that one too, but it can wait for another month without suitable anniversaries. Plus, you were late. ;) --Xymph (talk) 03:40, 1 November 2023 (CDT)


What will we be doing for Doom's 30th birthday? MargaretThatcher (talk) 17:06, 24 November 2023 (CST)

Daedalus: Alien Defense? Was TeamTNT's present for Doom's 10th birthday at the time, and so feels fitting. --Dynamo128 (talk) 07:58, 26 November 2023 (CST)
Why not E1M1: Hangar (Doom)? Iconic first map (gonna be the first featured map article also). Daedalus IMHO needs a little polishing, e.g. custom monster and items sections, maybe something about its development. Right now the article is pretty empty, except for the section with the list of levels. --Nockson (talk) 08:08, 26 November 2023 (CST)
Daedalus would be suitable (that's why I added the date just now), but in any other December too. Same for The Classic Episode v1.0. However, I just came across Development of Doom which might be better for this special occasion (and fortunately does have an image). But Hangar is a fine suggestion too (still has some redlinks though). --Xymph (talk) 08:16, 26 November 2023 (CST)
I understand the E1M1 nomination, but development of Doom seems more suitable to me at this stage. Also agreed with Daedalus needing to be fleshed out a bit further, though it is worth noting that the map pages have a (very useful) full walkthrough. --Dynamo128 (talk) 15:36, 26 November 2023 (CST)
I just noticed we somehow haven't featured the Doom Bible yet, I think that fits best.MargaretThatcher (talk) 18:46, 26 November 2023 (CST)


As before, few suitable anniversaries in January, so let's go back to a recent general nomination: status bar. The only part needing more info for that, is the behavior of the double health bar for Strife. See in the HTML comment. Any input, anyone? --Xymph (talk) 05:30, 27 December 2023 (CST)

I support this nomination, but unfortunately I can't help with the Strife section - I've never played it. However I have plans to expand Heretic and Hexen sections even more in the future. --Nockson (talk) 05:49, 27 December 2023 (CST)
If that future is beyond Jan 1 (and that would be fine, no rush), we should feature something else. Perhaps Doom: Annihilation and then at some later time Doom: Annihilation minor characters? --Xymph (talk) 06:02, 27 December 2023 (CST)
Way beyond that, got too much stuff on my plate right now, primarily herhex capitalization fixes. I also think that the status bar article needs more info in the source ports section. About DA - it is the article about the movie and IMO it lacks the most important part - the section about reception. --Nockson (talk) 07:44, 27 December 2023 (CST)
I don't understand what's needed exactly about the Strife double health? All it does is recolor the bar gray, I don't think it even needs a unique screenshot to represent it.
With all that said, I don't think the state of the article is in any way acceptable, because it is missing the console versions of the HUDs. I'll see if I can fill all that information in today. --Dynamo128 (talk) 06:14, 30 December 2023 (CST)
I meant describing the behavior of the two bars, not an extra screenshot no. Anyway, I already postponed that article because of various update plans. Although source port status bars come in so many variations, they are probably better served in a standalone article, like similar topics (cheat codes, parameters). For now I plan to use the one article nobody objected to, about the movie's minor characters. And if you object to that only now, that will be ignored unless you propose an alternative feature too. ;) --Xymph (talk) 06:44, 30 December 2023 (CST)


I could find few notable anniversaries of feature-ready articles, only GT Interactive Software (31st) fits the bill, and perhaps Runaway Train (23rd) if it got some screenshots. Any alternative suggestions? --Xymph (talk) 07:16, 27 January 2024 (CST)

Grove was put up on iDgames in Feb 2004 so that will be turning 20 years old. --terrcraftguy695 (talk) 09:57, 27 January 2024 (CST)
Was literally editing the page at the same time to say the same haha. I also nominate Grove. Its historical value to the community fits the bill. - Endless01 (talk) 10:01, 27 January 2024 (CST)
I think Grove is a good pick. It is a very influential release for the Doom community, and has a big, round anniversary coming up. Sounds good to me. --Gregor (talk) 12:31, 27 January 2024 (CST)


With two 30th anniversaries for Origwad and E2M1ED.WAD, milestones in the burgeoning community, I propose to feature the first one through the 15th, and the second one from the 16th. --Xymph (talk) 02:59, 27 February 2024 (CST)

Great idea. Seconded. --Gregor (talk) 08:45, 27 February 2024 (CST)


In a rerun from two years ago, there are anniversaries for 3DO (28th), Hexen (Sega Saturn) (27th), and 99 Ways to Die (28th), as well as Scythe (21th). Of these, 3DO has the most comprehensive article. --Xymph (talk) 07:07, 22 March 2024 (CDT)

Vote for the 3DO article. --Redneckerz (talk) 07:20, 22 March 2024 (CDT)