Subject: doom "ported" to NetBSD
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: port-i386
Date: 12/28/1997 14:25:18
        Since id has been kind enough to release the source for DooM
we can now have a native binary of DooM.  I have compiled up DooM for
i386 - it was very close to being a straight compile as the source
released was for the Linux X windows version.  If anyone wants
the fixes then let me know and I will generate a patch.  I have
uploaded the binaries (doom & sndserver) into the incoming directory
of, the file is called netbsdoom.tar.z (note the
spelling here, one 'd' only!).  You will need to have either a copy of
the shareware game or have bought the registered copy to play as all I
have provided are the required binaries - the DOS versions of all the
other files are perfectly acceptable.  You will also need a 16bit
sound card.

NetBSDdoom works fine with both DooM and DooM II, I have not tested
uDooM or the Final DooM but they are claimed to work.

BTW has anyone got the documentation for the Linux Sound system?  I
want to decode the meanings of the ioctl's they use in initialising
the audio device - my attempts at emulating the setups failed
miserably but using the linux calls with libossaudio works fine

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, British Aerospace Australia
  What do you get when you cross a cantaloup with a dog?        Melancholy :-P