How to play Doom online without a source port?

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supe...@gmail.com

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Sep 26, 2018, 1:39:28 PM9/26/18
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Apologies for my ignorance, but I can't figure out how to play doom online or over lan without a source port. Is there a way to do it in DOSBox (how it boots by default), or do you need additional software? I'm using Doom 2 which I bought from steam, on Windows 10. I'm not completely against using a source port, but it would be nice to play it in DOSBox.

billym...@gmail.com

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Oct 4, 2018, 1:24:28 AM10/4/18
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I'm not the biggest expert on this stuff but to my knowledge there was no way to play DOOM or DOOM 2 online built into the games, because back then online gaming was really in its infancy. Around 1995 I believe there was a service that popped up called DWANGO which allowed players to connect to each other through dial-up and play DOOM 2 online, but that has long since been discontinued. So to answer your question, no there isn't a way to play DOOM online without a source port, but I recommend Zandronum for playing DOOM and other DOOM-engine games online, all you have to do is forward your ports on your router or use a service like Hamachi or Evolve so your friends are able to connect to your server. It may be possible to play over LAN through DOSbox, but I've never tried that before so I can't give any advice there. But honestly there's not much reason to do that, the experience with a source port will be 100x better and easier in every way.

supe...@gmail.com

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Oct 4, 2018, 12:42:10 PM10/4/18
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Okay, I’ll try out Zandronum tonight. Thanks for your help!

billym...@gmail.com

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Oct 5, 2018, 5:02:42 AM10/5/18
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No problem my friend. And for future reference, this place is almost completely dead, I only came here to look at what people were saying about DOOM back when it came out lol. If you ever need more help you should post to the subreddit (/r/doom) or on the doomworld forums, that's where everyone is nowadays. Hope you have fun with your friends!

Ant

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Oct 5, 2018, 2:44:37 PM10/5/18
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Usenet newsgroups forever. :P
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billym...@gmail.com

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Oct 5, 2018, 9:07:44 PM10/5/18
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Hahaha it kind of sucks that they've gone out of style, but it makes sense since they're so much less accessible than WWW sites. But still there is a lot of important historical stuff on the Usenet, I'm glad that we've got most of it archived, it's interesting to look through. If you don't mind me asking, Ant, were you active on here back in the day, or even now? And if so, could you point me toward some interesting discussion boards around the Usenet? Thanks!

Ant

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Oct 6, 2018, 7:48:07 PM10/6/18
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I started doing usenet newsgroups when I was in college like in 1994
with a Linux shell account and tin (still using it!). I got DOOM
shareware in late 1993 from a local BBS before I started using the
Internet.

I wished dejanews.com was still around to show you. Google Groups
doesn't even have all of the stuff. :(

ImperiusDamian

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Nov 28, 2018, 9:53:36 PM11/28/18
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On 10/6/2018 7:48 PM, Ant wrote:
> billym...@gmail.com wrote:
>
>> Hahaha it kind of sucks that they've gone out of style, but it makes
>> sense since they're so much less accessible than WWW sites. But still
>> there is a lot of important historical stuff on the Usenet, I'm glad
>> that we've got most of it archived, it's interesting to look through.
>> If you don't mind me asking, Ant, were you active on here back in the
>> day, or even now? And if so, could you point me toward some
>> interesting discussion boards around the Usenet? Thanks!
>
> I started doing usenet newsgroups when I was in college like in 1994
> with a Linux shell account and tin (still using it!). I got DOOM
> shareware in late 1993 from a local BBS before I started using the
> Internet.
>
> I wished dejanews.com was still around to show you. Google Groups
> doesn't even have all of the stuff. :(
>

Which is a dang shame. Seems like even half the Meow Wars aren't
archived let alone actually *interesting* things like posts about DOOM. :P

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Ant

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Nov 29, 2018, 4:35:36 PM11/29/18
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ImperiusDamian <damianbl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/6/2018 7:48 PM, Ant wrote:
> > billym...@gmail.com wrote:
> >
> >> Hahaha it kind of sucks that they've gone out of style, but it makes
> >> sense since they're so much less accessible than WWW sites. But still
> >> there is a lot of important historical stuff on the Usenet, I'm glad
> >> that we've got most of it archived, it's interesting to look through.
> >> If you don't mind me asking, Ant, were you active on here back in the
> >> day, or even now? And if so, could you point me toward some
> >> interesting discussion boards around the Usenet? Thanks!
> >
> > I started doing usenet newsgroups when I was in college like in 1994
> > with a Linux shell account and tin (still using it!). I got DOOM
> > shareware in late 1993 from a local BBS before I started using the
> > Internet.
> >
> > I wished dejanews.com was still around to show you. Google Groups
> > doesn't even have all of the stuff. :(
> >

> Which is a dang shame. Seems like even half the Meow Wars aren't
> archived let alone actually *interesting* things like posts about DOOM. :P

Meow Wars? I don't even remember that after reading
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meow_Wars.

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ImperiusDamian

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Nov 29, 2018, 6:57:04 PM11/29/18
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On 11/29/2018 4:35 PM, Ant wrote:
> ImperiusDamian <damianbl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10/6/2018 7:48 PM, Ant wrote:
>>> billym...@gmail.com wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hahaha it kind of sucks that they've gone out of style, but it makes
>>>> sense since they're so much less accessible than WWW sites. But still
>>>> there is a lot of important historical stuff on the Usenet, I'm glad
>>>> that we've got most of it archived, it's interesting to look through.
>>>> If you don't mind me asking, Ant, were you active on here back in the
>>>> day, or even now? And if so, could you point me toward some
>>>> interesting discussion boards around the Usenet? Thanks!
>>>
>>> I started doing usenet newsgroups when I was in college like in 1994
>>> with a Linux shell account and tin (still using it!). I got DOOM
>>> shareware in late 1993 from a local BBS before I started using the
>>> Internet.
>>>
>>> I wished dejanews.com was still around to show you. Google Groups
>>> doesn't even have all of the stuff. :(
>>>
>
>> Which is a dang shame. Seems like even half the Meow Wars aren't
>> archived let alone actually *interesting* things like posts about DOOM. :P
>
> Meow Wars? I don't even remember that after reading
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meow_Wars.
>

Creepily enough, my random tagline generator picked a quote from a
related flamewar for this post. LOL!

I wasn't around for the original Meow Wars but I did catch the tail end
of Meower activity in late '99 into 2000.

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