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Apr 172018
 

A new version of the Doom Trilogy is available from R-Comp through !Store – priced at £14.99, or available in ‘My Software’ as a free update if you have already purchased. If you have an aversion to purchasing through !Store, ‘over the counter’ at Wakefield is also an option.

There  have been some small improvements to Doom, the main game in the pack, but the headline feature is the inclusion of an updated and enhanced copy of Wolfenstein 3D, thanks to work done by Jon Abbott and internal RCI staff. The game now works natively on modern hardware without any need for Aemulor, and enhancements include new sound effects, a ‘damage indicator’ (whereby the screen flashes red when you take any damage), and a default higher resolution screen mode (subject to monitor compatibility).

Oct 202017
 

No mention of eye of newt or toe of frog.

Doom TrilogyFans of first person shooters should have a soft spot for Doom from id Software. While it wasn’t the first game of this type, it’s certainly one of the pioneer titles that helped popularise the genre, and led to a number of follow-ups and expansions. The game  featured texture-mapped surfaces and varying room and level heights – a step up from the simpler Wolfenstein 3D, the previous game from the same company – as well as mood-setting MIDI music, and the ability to swap out the internal data files (WAD, which stands for “Where’s All the Data?”) with alternatives, featuring new levels.

The game engine was ported a number of platforms, including RISC OS, and a fully licensed commercial version was released and sold by R-Comp Interactive in 1998 – and last year the company released a new version of Final Doom, updated to work on modern RISC OS hardware, and benefiting from the option to use an MP3-based soundtrack rather than the original MIDI music. Continue reading »

Apr 122016
 

Announcement from Andrew Rawnsley, 7th April, 2016.

R-Comp Interactive is please to announce the availability of a new version of the popular Doom game on !Store. This is based on Final Doom (to help clear our shelves a bit), and contains 70+ action packed levels, plus multi-player and mod support. Continue reading »
Jun 032018
 

RISC OS Awards logoThe latest RISC OS Awards poll, covering 2017, came to a close a on Saturday, 26th May – and the results are now known.

The Awards website has been updated to show the results, and the winners (for whom I have contact details) will be notified by email later today, with direct links to the results so that they can be referred to on the their own websites.

The results have already been announced on the RISCOSitory Twitter feed, but for anyone not using Twitter they are below. Continue reading »

Jun 232012
 

First Heretic, then HeXen… now HeXen II, too. Ooh!

With the release of the Hheretic and Hhexen ports, RISC OS users had the first two games in the Heretic/HeXen series, originally developed by Raven Software and published by id Software. Now, a little under six weeks later, Chris Gransden has completed the original trilogy, releasing a port of uHexen2 (aka Hexen II: Hammer of Thyrion).

To play the game, the original HeXen II data files are required – and unfortunately, these aren’t available as a free download; this time the full commercial release of the game is needed. One option is to obtain it via Steam for a very reasonable price, though that does require a suitable Windows or Intel Mac computer onto which the Steam application can be installed, to be used for downloading digital purchases from the Steam store. An alternative source would be to obtain an old copy on CD – for example, from Amazon or eBay. Continue reading »