DOOM Shareware

This is a section with resources related to the shareware version of DOOM. (For further information about the fully registered release of the game, as well as information about the sequel, DOOM 2, see: DOOM (Registered).

Downloadable files:

Shareware versions
Installation files (distributed as single file archives)
Shareware multi-archive distributions
Version 1.2
http://cd.textfiles.com/currentsw199407/doom/doom1_2a.zip and http://cd.textfiles.com/currentsw199407/doom/doom1_2b.zip have the file sizes mentioned in http://cd.textfiles.com/doomcompanion/TEXT/FTPDOOM.HLP http://cd.textfiles.com/swheaven3/GAMES/DOOM12_1.ZIP and http://cd.textfiles.com/swheaven3/GAMES/DOOM12_2.ZIP may not be authentic. (Use at your own risk.)
Version 1.1
doom1_1a.zip and doom1_1b.zip perhaps: http://cd.textfiles.com/cream/cream03/games/doom1_1a.zip http://cd.textfiles.com/cream/cream03/games/doom1_1b.zip

Files related to older, pre-release versions of DOOM are described and/or available at: these locations:

Patches for Shareware versions
Sequential Patches
  • DOOM 1.8 Shareware to 1.9 Shareware Patch (zipped locally as dms1819z.zip)
  • DOOM 1.Triple Six Shareware to 1.8 patch: The most original patch file available is the DM18SPT.ZIP that is zipped locally on this website at dm18spzo.zip (DOOM 1.8 Shareware Patch, zipped, from an old collection). That was obtained from http://toogam.bespin.org/doom/doompat.zip which contained this patch and other DOOM patches. It is quite possible that this 1.8 patch came straight from id Software's FTP site, although truth be told, that isn't 100% certain. The file was byte for byte identical (even though the file time meta data differed) to another copy of the patch which is in dm18spzu.zip from this website. That copy came from a collection of files which had been suspected as affected by malware (although subsequent review suggests most files in that collection were actually clean).

    The file dm18spt.zip (as found on gamers.org) has an added dm18spt.txt file. It has been zipped locally as dm18spzg.zip. http://cd.textfiles.com/sv/svdiamond/CDR18/DM18SPT.ZIP and ftp://ftp.chatnfiles.com/Software_Vault/The-Diamond-Collection-SVCOLLECT13/CDR18/DM18SPT.ZIP (previously under http://files.chatnfiles.com/Software%20Vault%20Diamond/CDR18/ ) are identical: The file from these locations has an executable added (which is likely an advertisement for a shareware distributor). The file has been zipped locally as dm18spzc.zip. All of these various non-identical versions of the 1.8 patch distributions have a PATCH.ZIP and all the PATCH.ZIP files are different. However, the extracted contents of the three PATCH.ZIP files are byte of byte identical, other than the version from dm18spzc.zip having an extra executable.

  • For patches related to the public beta versions 1.4 through 1.6, see the page on the retail version of DOOM: section on patches related to beta versions as that section has details about the patches that involve using both the registered version of DOOM 1.2 and also the public beta versions of DOOM.
  • DOOM 1.2 Shareware to 1.Triple Six Shareware Patch (zipped locally as dm1t6spz.zip)
  • DOOM 1.1 Shareware to 1.2 Patch (mirror of the file for the DOOM 1.1 Shareware to 1.2 Patch) have been zipped locally as dm12sptz.zip. Another dm1_2spt.zip has also been zipped locally as dm12spza.zip. This alternate version is a bit larger, but the files within that dm1_2spt.zip file have been verified to be byte for byte identical with the files from dm12sptz.zip's dm1_2spt.zip. (This alternate version may have simply come from an old collection.)
  • AltDOOM1.ZipVarious Versions of DOS4GW Extender (meant for DOOM 1.1)
  • DOOM11PT.zip: It is not clear how these files compare. Use at your own risk. http://cd.textfiles.com/ugameware/DOOM2/DOOM11PT.ZIP http://russell.slipgate.org/doom-patches/doom11pt.ZIP http://cd.textfiles.com/swheaven3/GAMES/DOOM11PT.ZIP http://cd.textfiles.com/sprintos5/WADS/PATCHES/DOOM11PT.ZIP (seems to be modified, at least by having a zip file comment added) (This does ssem to be legitimate, as noted by http://cyberside.dontexist.org/TEXT/games/ARCADE/doom.faq )
  • DOOM10PT.zip: The origin of this file may not be quite trustworthy, as it does not seem to be offered by a wide variety of sites. Use at your own risk. http://cd.textfiles.com/sprintos5/WADS/PATCHES/DOOM10PT.ZIP (seems to be modified (at least by having a zip file comment added). This is different than Doom11Pt although the files do refer to DOOM11PT in some fashion.
Patches directly to version 1.9