The venerable Phoronix pointed out that Robert Beckebans has adopted the open source code to Doom 3 to support the recent revamped retail release, Doom 3: BFG, on Linux. Robert’s fork can be found here.
Phoronix: Doom 3 BFG On Linux Is Still An Active Pet Project
Last week marked the one year anniversary of id Software open-sourcing their Doom 3 BFG engine changes. While they didn't release a Linux client for Doom 3: BFG Edition, a small group of open-source developers did a community Linux version via the RBDOOM-3-BFG project.
DOOM 3 BFG Edition is a remake, mostly for consoles, of a game launched back in 2004, and now the developers will make part of the engine free, for the Linux community.The last project of id Software, Rage, didn’t sold too well.
drcouzelis wrote:Install one of the many native fancy-shmancy Linux Doom ports and use the DAT files you bought with them. This will definitely work for Doom 1, and I think you can do it for Doom 2 as well.Yes I tested one doom port on Butnut (ubuntu?) and it seemed to work well. But I ended up ridding myself of Ubuntu.
id Software founder and lead programmer John Carmack updated his .plan fi– err, Twitter account to announce the id Tech 4 engine which powered Doom 3 will be released soon: adamix_ @ID_AA_Carmack Please release idtech4 source code soon, or Shambler will kill me for waiting too long :( @ID_AA_Carmack @adamix_ doom 3 source is packaged [...]
DOOM 3 BFG Edition was officially released for the consoles and the Windows platform more than a month ago, but id Software hasn't forgotten the Linux community and now they've also published the source code for the game.
The initial announcement was made in October by John Carmack on Twitter, but there was no other indication of the release date.
Vavoom can run Doom 1 and all addon episodes, Doom 2, Heretic, Hexen, Strife, I'm probably forgetting some here...but the really neat thing is that it's WASD and mouse-look, I believe built on one of the quake engines. It's very slick. In my opinion, it's the ideal way to play an FPS But it's not the "original" way, if that's what you're looking for.