From: fpv@gamers.org (Frans P. de Vries)
Subject: DOOM: Other 3D Action Games FAQ . (99/09/07)
Newsgroups: rec.games.computer.doom.announce,rec.games.computer.doom.help,rec.games.computer.doom.misc
Followup-To: poster
Organization: RGCD Support Team
Approved: doom@mantis.co.uk
Summary: Frequently answered questions on rec.games.computer.doom.* groups.
         Contains info on where to find other 3D first person perspective
         games, their FAQs, and the newsgroups where they're best discussed.

Rec-games-computer-doom-announce-archive-name: Other3D
Posting-Frequency: monthly


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|| This is the "DOOM: Other 3D Action Games" FAQ.  It provides pointers to ||
|| information regarding Frequently Asked and easily answered Questions on ||
|| 3D first person perspective action games  that sometimes get posted to  ||
|| the DOOM newsgroups rec.games.computer.doom.{help,misc,playing,editing} ||
|| Changes from the previous 990202 edition are indicated by a leading '|' ||
|| Current editn:  ftp://ftp.gamers.org/pub/archives/doom/periodic/Other3D ||
|| HTML ed:  http://www.gamers.org/pub/archives/doom/periodic/Other3D.html ||
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                          Last Update: Sep 07, 1999

  The rec.games.computer.doom.* newsgroups are dedicated to the discussion of
  DOOM in any and all versions, sequels (DOOM II), ports and addons,  as well
  as 3D action games (like Heretic & Hexen) published by other companies that
  use DOOM-like concepts and techniques licensed from id Software. Discussion
  of other games in relation to DOOM is allowed by the charter of rgcd.misc.

  This FAQ provides pointers to the places  where full discussion of those 3D
  first person perspective action games is more appropriate,  and where basic
  information (such as FAQs and demos/screenshots) can be found.  This FAQ is
  not intended  as an exhaustive list  of all existing 3D action games.  More
  info about games not listed here can be found in the sources below.

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                       General Places to Look for Info

  A central source of information on the Internet about all types of games
  is the "Games Domain" site.  It's worth a visit by every gamer:
    http://www.gamesdomain.co.uk/
    http://www.gamesdomain.com/    [USA mirror]
    ftp://ftp.gamesdomain.co.uk/pub/faqs/  [Game FAQs archive]
    ftp://ftp.gamesdomain.com/pub/faqs/    [USA mirror]

  3D Gamers specializes in 3D games and has sections for action, simulation,
  strategy, etc. games with info and all relevant downloads:
    http://www.3dgamers.com/
    http://www.3dgamers.com/3daction/  [3D Action Gamers' Archive]

  The "Accessing the Internet by E-Mail FAQ" shows how to access FTP and WWW
  sites (and much more) by email only:
    news:news.answers,news.newusers.questions,alt.internet.services
    mailto:mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu         Enter only this line in the BODY:
      send usenet/news.answers/internet-services/access-via-email

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  In the following,  the Shareware/Demo/Screenshots files listed are actually
  available from sites too numerous to mention.  For most URLs only one site,
  ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/, is used here because I made sure it has 'em all :)
  Check the "Games on the Internet" site above for alternatives.

  The initial release field allows you  to put the games and their technology
  in perspective.   Thanks to  Albert Godfrind  <godfrind@heron.enet.dec.com>
  for this suggestion.

  Also,  some of the groups listed  in the "Appropriate Newsgroups:" line may
  not be available everywhere.  If your site doesn't carry some alt.* groups,
  use the generic comp.sys.{ibm.pc,mac}.games.action groups instead.

() Blake Stone & Planet Strike

     Creator / Distributor : Apogee
     Initial Release       : Dec 1993
     Latest Version        : v3.0
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:alt.games.apogee
                             news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : http://www.apogee1.com/faq/apfaq63.txt
     Shareware  : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/Pre-Doom/blakestone/releases/1bs30.zip
     Screenshots: ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/Pre-Doom/blakestone2/releases/

() Blood & Blood 2

     Creator / Distributor : Monolith / GT Interactive
     Initial Release       : Mar 1997 & Nov 1998
|    Latest Version        : v1.11 & v2.1
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:alt.games.blood
                             news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : none known
     Shareware  : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/blood/releases/blood.exe
     Demo       : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/blood2/releases/b2demoa.zip

() Catacomb Abyss

     Creator / Distributor : SoftDisk
     Initial Release       : ??? 1991
     Latest Version        : v1.3
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : none known
     Shareware  : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/Pre-Doom/catacombabyss/releases/catabs13.zip

() Cybermage

     Creator / Distributor : Origin
     Initial Release       : Dec 1995
     Latest Version        : v1.0
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : http://www.txdirect.net/~abonneau/cybermag.htm (Help page)
     Demo       : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/cybermage/releases/cybrdemo.exe

() Dark Forces & Jedi Knight (DF2)

     Creator / Distributor : LucasArts
     Initial Release       : Mar 1995 & Oct 1997
     Latest Version        : v1.0 & v1.01
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:alt.games.dark-forces
                             news:alt.games.jedi-knight
                             news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action
                             news:rec.arts.sf.starwars.games

     FAQ        : http://www.connect.ab.ca/~kloepel/df.htm
                  http://www.swgamers.com/jkfaq/
     Demo       : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/darkforces/releases/dforces1.zip [required]
                  ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/darkforces/releases/dforces2.zip [optional]
                  ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/darkforces/releases/dforces3.zip [optional]
     Demo       : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/jediknight/releases/jedidemo.exe

() Descent & Descent II

     Creator / Distributor : Parallax / Interplay
     Initial Release       : Dec 1994 & Jan 1996
     Latest Version        : v1.5 & v1.2
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:alt.games.descent
                             news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : http://www.warpcore.org/descent-faq/
     Shareware  : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/descent/releases/desc14sw.exe
     Demo       : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/descent2/releases/d2demo10.zip

() Duke Nukem 3D

     Creator / Distributor : 3D Realms / FormGen
     Initial Release       : Jan 1996
     Latest Version        : v1.5
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:alt.games.duke3d
                             news:alt.games.apogee
                             news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/3drealms/duke3d/other/docsfaqs/d3dfaq08.zip
     Shareware  : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/duke3d/releases/3dduke13.zip

() Greed

     Creator / Distributor : SoftDisk
     Initial Release       : Feb 1996
     Latest Version        : v7.0
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : none known
     Demo       : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/greed/releases/greedemo.exe

() Marathon & Marathon2 (Mac & Win95)

     Creator / Distributor : Bungie
     Initial Release       : Dec 1994 & Nov 1995
     Latest Version        : v1.2
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:alt.games.marathon
                             news:comp.sys.mac.games.action

     FAQ        : http://www.marathon.org/hyperarchive/info/
     Demo       : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/marathon2/releases/m2prev.zip

() Powerslave (a.k.a. Exhumed)

     Creator / Distributor : Lobotomy / Playmates Interactive Entertainment
     Initial Release       : Dec 1996
     Latest Version        : v1.0
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : none known
     Demos      : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/powerslave/releases/pwrslave.zip
                  ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/exhumed/releases/exwebdem.zip

() Prey

     Creator / Distributor : 3D Realms
     Latest Version        : none (not yet released)
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:alt.games.apogee
                             news:alt.games.upcoming-3d
                             news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : http://www.3drealms.com/faq/preyfaq12.txt
     Screenshots: http://www.3drealms.com/catalog/prey/
                  ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/Upcoming/prey/releases/

() Quake & Quake II

     Creator / Distributor : id Software / Activision
     Initial Release       : Jun 1996 & Dec 1997
     Latest Version        : v1.08 & v3.20
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:rec.games.computer.quake.announce
                             news:rec.games.computer.quake.editing
                             news:rec.games.computer.quake.playing
                             news:rec.games.computer.quake.quake-c
                             news:rec.games.computer.quake.servers
                             news:rec.games.computer.quake.misc

     FAQ        : ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/idgames2/docs/faqs/q-faq20.zip
     Shareware  : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/quake/releases/quake106.zip [required]
                  ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/quake/releases/quake108.zip [optional]
     Demo       : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/quake2/releases/q2-314-demo-x86.exe

() Radix: Into the Void

     Creator / Distributor : Neural Storm / Epic
     Initial Release       : Nov 1995
     Latest Version        : v2.0
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : none known
     Shareware  : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/radix/releases/radsw20.zip

() Rise of the Triad

     Creator / Distributor : Apogee
     Initial Release       : Dec 1994
     Latest Version        : v1.3
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:alt.games.apogee
                             news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : http://www.apogee1.com/faq/rottfaq30.txt
     Shareware  : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/Pre-Doom/rott/releases/1rott13.zip

() Shadow Warrior

     Creator / Distributor : 3D Realms / GT Interactive
     Latest Version        : v1.2
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:alt.games.shadow-warrior
                             news:alt.games.apogee
                             news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : none known
     Shareware  : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/shadowwarrior/releases/3dsw12.zip

() Spear of Destiny

     Creator / Distributor : id Software / FormGen
     Initial Release       : Sep 1992
     Latest Version        : v1.4
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:alt.games.apogee
                             news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : ftp://ftp.gamesdomain.co.uk/pub/faqs/Wolfenstein-3D.faq
     Demo       : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/Pre-Doom/speardestiny/releases/soddemo2.zip

() System Shock

     Creator / Distributor : Looking Glass / Origin
     Initial Release       : Sep 1994
     Latest Version        : v1.0
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : none known
     Demo       : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/systemshock/releases/shokdemo.exe

() Tek War

     Creator / Distributor : Capstone / Intracorp
     Initial Release       : Aug 1995
     Latest Version        : v1.0
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : none known
     Demo       : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/tekwar/releases/tekwar.zip

() Terminal Velocity

     Creator / Distributor : Terminal Reality / 3D Realms
     Initial Release       : Apr 1995
     Latest Version        : v1.2
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:alt.games.apogee
                             news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : http://www.3drealms.com/faq/tvfaq105.txt
     Shareware  : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/termvelocity/releases/3dtv12.zip

() Terminator: Future Shock & Terminator: SkyNET

     Creator / Distributor : Bethesda
     Initial Release       : Dec 1995 & Nov 1996
     Latest Version        : v1.0 & v1.01
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : none known
     Demo       : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/futureshock/releases/fsdemo.zip
     Demo       : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/skynet/releases/skydemo.zip

() Unreal

     Creator / Distributor : Epic / GT Interactive
     Initial Release       : May 1998
|    Latest Version        : v2.25f
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:alt.games.unreal
                             news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : http://www.planetunreal.com/faq/
|                 http://www.unrealkingdom.com/unreal/faq.html
     Screenshots: http://www.unreal.com/unreal_files.html
                  ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/unreal/releases/

() Witchaven & Witchaven II

     Creator / Distributor : Capstone / Intracorp
     Initial Release       : Jul 1995 & May 1996
     Latest Version        : v1.0
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : none known
     Demo       : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/witchaven/releases/whaven.zip
                  ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/witchaven/releases/wtchfix2.zip
     Screenshots: ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/witchaven2/releases/

() Wolfenstein 3D

     Creator / Distributor : id Software / Apogee
     Initial Release       : May 1992
     Latest Version        : v1.4
     Appropriate Newsgroups: news:alt.games.apogee
                             news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action

     FAQ        : ftp://ftp.gamesdomain.co.uk/pub/faqs/Wolfenstein-3D.faq
     Shareware  : ftp://ftp.3dgamers.com/pub/3daction/Pre-Doom/wolfenstein3d/releases/1wolf14.zip
     Sourcecode : ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/source/wolfsrc.zip

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The "DOOM: Other 3D Action Games" FAQ is compiled / maintained by Frans P. de
Vries <fpv@gamers.org> from information publicly available on the Internet,
and was inspired by Raphael Quinet <quinet@gamers.org> and Bishop of Battle
<bishop@primenet.com>.  Copyright (c) 1995-1999 by FP de Vries.
All specific names are trademarks and belong to their respective owners.
Additional credits to other contributors on the 'net, you know who you are :)

Please send corrections and additions to Frans P. de Vries.  DOOM on! :)