Timeline of utility releases

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This is a timeline of editing utility releases and directly related events. For the primary Doom timeline, see the Timeline article. For modifications, including those which require source ports, see the timeline of mod releases. For source port releases, see the timeline of source port releases.

1994[edit]

  • January 20 - Initial release of RanDOOM.[1]
  • January 26 - Initial release of Doom Editing Utilities (DEU).
  • February 4 - Initial release of DoomVB.
  • February 8 - Initial release of DOOM Graphic Editor (DMGRAPH).
  • March 3 - Initial release of DMapEdit.[2]
  • April 1 - DoomVB was renamed to DoomCAD.
  • April 1 - Initial release of DOOM Control Center (DCC).
  • April 11 - Final release of RanDOOM.
  • April 27 - Initial release of DOOM Music Editor (DMMUSIC).
  • April 29 - Final release of DOOM Music Editor.
  • May 21 - Final release of Doom Editing Utilities.
  • May - Initial release of WADED.
  • June 19 - Initial release of DeHackEd.
  • July 30 - Initial release of Doom Construction Kit (DCK).
  • August - Initial release of DeeP.
  • August 30 - Initial release of LMPC.
  • September 14 - Initial release of DMPSMU.
  • October 3 - Initial release of WAD Concatenater (WADCAT).
  • October 5 - Final release of DOOM Control Center.
  • October 26 - Initial release of ZenNode.
  • November 2 - Final release of DOOM Graphic Editor.
  • November 6 - The first and only release of DOOM II Control Center (D2CC).
  • November 14 - Initial release of New WAD Tool (NWT).
  • December 8 - Initial release of Amazing Doom Editor (ADE II).
  • Initial release of EdMap.

1995[edit]

  • January 21 - Final "full" release of NWT.
  • February 7 - Final release of WADED and WAD Concatenater.
  • February 13 - Initial release of Heretic Hack Editor.
  • March 22 - Final release of EdMap.
  • May 5 - Final release of Heretic Hack Editor.
  • July 21 - Final release of DoomCAD.
  • August 6 - Final release of DOOM Audio Editor (DMAUD).
  • September 4 - Final release of DeHackEd.
  • October 22 - Final release of RHEU.
  • November 21 - Initial release of DEACC.
  • December 5 - Final release of DEACC.

1996[edit]

  • February 29 - Initial release of Hexen Hack Editor.
  • March 15 - The only beta release of NWTpro.
  • June 16 - Final release of DCK.
  • December 13 - Initial release of DeeP97.

1998[edit]

  • June 18 - Final release of Hexen Hack Editor.
  • June 27 - Initial release of SLIGE.[3]
  • November 5 - Final release of DeeP.

1999[edit]

  • March 15 - Initial release of ZETH.[4]
  • October - Release of NWT v1.3 source code.

2000[edit]

  • February 7 - Final release of SLIGE.
  • February 22 - DeeP97 was renamed to DeePsea.

2001[edit]

2002[edit]

  • December - Initial release of the original WhackEd.[5]

2003[edit]

  • February 18 - Final release of the original WhackEd.[6]
  • August - Initial release of WhackEd2.[7]
  • September 12 - Initial release of ZDBSP.
  • October 22 - Initial release of Doom Builder.[8]

2004[edit]

  • January 8 - Initial release of SeHackEd.
  • January 24 - Final release of SeHackEd.
  • April 22 - Final release of WhackEd2.

2005[edit]

  • March 12 - Initial release of ZDL.
  • May 22 - Initial release of SLUMP.
  • November 21 - Initial release of the original SLADE.[9]

2006[edit]

  • February 12 - Final release of XWE.
  • May 23 - Final release of original SLADE.[10]
  • June 9 - Final release of Doom Builder.[11]
  • August 24 - Initial release of SLumpEd.[12]

2007[edit]

  • January 22 - Initial release of OBLIGE.
  • June 7 - Final release of SLumpEd.[13]
  • October 29 - Final release of SLUMP.

2008[edit]

  • December 21 - Initial release of WhackEd3.[14]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

  • January 17 - Final release of WhackEd3.[16]
  • November 7 - Initial release of SLADE 3.[17]

2012[edit]

  • March 30 - Initial release of GZDoom Builder.
  • June 1 - Final release of Doom Builder 2.[18]

2013[edit]

  • February 4 - Initial release of WhackEd4.[19]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

  • April 21 - John Romero released the source code of DoomEd, the internal editor developed by id to build the original games, as well as the text-format DWD files from which the maps were originally compiled, and many of the game's development assets. See 2015 Doom source data release for full information.

2016[edit]

  • July 5 - WadSmoosh is first released to the public.
  • October 10 - Initial release of DMMPST.

2017[edit]

  • January 9 - Final release of GZDoom Builder.
  • July 4 - Initial release of DMINFO.
  • September 11 - Initial release of Doom Builder X.[20]
  • October 25 - Final release of OBLIGE.

2019[edit]

2020[edit]

  • May 30 - Initial release of DoomTools.
  • June 25 - Release of DCK source code.

2021[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. Paul A Hagstrom (3 March 1994). https://groups.google.com/g/alt.games.doom/c/p_Dno6ZnWWU/m/5kM1luH3VigJ. alt.games.doom. Retrieved 17 September 2023.
  3. David M. Chess (29 December 1998). "The Scrap of Paper." (archived 🏛). Retrieved 27 August 2023.
  4. randi (10 July 2003). ZDoom forums post. ZDoom forums. Retrieved 9 September 2023.
  5. Julian (17 December 2002). Doomworld forums thread. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 15 August 2023.
  6. Bloodshedder (18 February 2003). Doomworld forums thread. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 15 August 2023.
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  8. Gherkin (22 October 2003). Doomworld forums thread. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 14 August 2023.
  9. sirjuddington (21 November 2005). Doomworld forums thread. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 14 August 2023.
  10. sirjuddington (23 May 2006). Doomworld forums thread. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 14 August 2023.
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  12. sirjuddington (24 August 2006). Doomworld forums thread. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 14 August 2023.
  13. sirjuddington (7 June 2007). Doomworld forums thread. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 14 August 2023.
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  15. CodeImp (14 May 2009). ZDoom forums post. ZDoom forums. Retrieved 14 August 2023.
  16. exl (17 January 2010). Doomworld forums post. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 15 August 2023.
  17. sirjuddington (7 November 2010). Doomworld forums thread. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 14 August 2023.
  18. CodeImp (1 June 2012). Doomworld forums post. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 14 August 2023.
  19. exl (4 February 2013). Doomworld forums post. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 15 August 2023.
  20. anotak (11 September 2017). Doomworld forums thread. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 14 August 2023.
  21. ZZYZX (24 December 2019). ZDoom forums thread. ZDoom forums. Retrieved 17 August 2023.
  22. dasho (4 March 2021). ZDoom forums post. ZDoom forums. Retrieved 23 August 2023.