21 January 2009
C2DOOM for 5th Edition
Let's Go Back To Good Ol' Days!!
No, no, this is not just another nostalgic article about crappy games from the late '80s and early '90s before the Microsoft came and bought our souls.
This is the article about the S60 port of the DOOM, a game which set new standards for graphic quality and graphic violence in computer gaming when it hit PCs in 1993! Doom is a landmark title in the first-person shooter video game genre, and in first person gaming in general.
I loved this game and have played every Doom version since the early days and I can’t tell you how happy I am because I’m able to run in on the latest S60 device and its great high-definition screen!
The version for 5th ed is playable in both, portrait and landscape mode and it looks wonderful in the landscape mode on the great 5800’s high-resolution screen.
C2DOOM is entirely touch based game, controlable via stylus or finger and by the handy floating toolbar that you can move around the screen and put it whenrever you want. Don't know, it may work for others but I have to admit that I found it very difficult to control. Sure, this kind of game and touch controls are not the best possible combination and it may just requires some amount of time to learn how to controll it on the right way.
The game is controlled by moving the finger or stylus around the screen, something similar to Nokia’s bounce game, with touch controls you can move, run and strafe. Quick tap will activate shoots and there are also moveable virtual keys that provides rest of the essential controls including the weapon selection, action, enter, map and menu.
Doom (occasionally typeset as DOOM) is a 1993 first-person shooter computer game by id Software that is a landmark title in the first-person shooter video game genre, and in first person gaming in general. It is widely recognized for pioneering immersive 3D graphics, networked multiplayer gaming on the PC platform, and support for custom expansions (WADs).
Distributed as shareware, Doom was downloaded by an estimated 10 million people within two years, popularizing the mode of gameplay and spawning a gaming subculture; as a sign of its effect on the industry, games from the mid-1990s boom of first-person shooters are often known simply as "Doom clones". Its graphic and interactive violence has also made Doom the subject of much controversy reaching outside the gaming world. According to GameSpy, Doom was voted by industry insiders to be the greatest game of all time in 2004.
"There are two versions of C2Doom for S60 3rd edition: core and full. The core version is "game only", by default only a shareware episode is started (doom1.wad from memorycard: "e:\wads\doom1.wad") and you can get it here from SF.
Doom for Nokia 5800
The full version has a S60 UI, that let you to select a played WAD file, game mode (single player, co-operative or deathmatch) and optionally give parameters. The user interface let also reconfigure all gaming keys within intuitive keymapper application, rotate screen while playing and open a cheat editor. The full version UI is also skinnable. "