Photograph of three East Asian id Software licensed products, taken by John Romero. Left to right: Taiwanese version of Doom distributed by licensee Kingformation Co., Ltd., Taiwanese version of Wolfenstein 3D, and Japanese version of Doom distributed by Imagineer Co., Ltd.
According to Romero, versions of Doom intended for China and Taiwan were licensed to several of the largest companies then currently engaged in software piracy, which was and remains a major issue in the region, for a low fee of $1 per copy so that id could make money from these markets. This in turn helped legitimize some of the companies involved, which went on to do other similar authorized projects for a variety of Western developers.
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