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Author Thread: Patching Your Copy of DOOM and DOOM 2  (Read 5191 times)
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January 26, 2007, 19:49:54
Note: If you have the original Steam releases of the Doom games (not the bfg edition) you are up-to-date and do not need to bother reading this.

As you may or may not be aware, several versions of Doom were released between 1993 and 1995 due to bugs being found, and features being added. You can find all of the history for the releases here.The latest version of all of the iwads are final version "1.9"

If you need to check which version of any IWAD you have, you can use this utility by Russell: http://russell.slipgate.org/iwadverifier.php

There are patches released by id software that will update your installation of Doom and Doom 2 to the latest version, however you have to have the original full install which includes the exe, wad, and all corresponding files. Additionally they only run in DOS. But fear not, as patching utilities to simplify the process have been made over the years!


This iwad patcher will take any of your doom iwads and update them to the latest version, all you have to do is point it at what file you want to patch. Doom 3: BFG Edition users, go ahead and revert your iwads BACK to version 1.9. The instructions are on the site page.

For other platforms, you can check out the Java patcher by the same author. http://www.doomgate.de/content/files/ladopato/javapatcher/JIWadPatcher.html

It is a bit more complicated to use, but not too much!

Thanks to Peter "Phenex2" Vaskovic for releasing these great utilities to help the Doom community.
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January 27, 2007, 12:36:41
doom2p16 updates Doom II from v1.666 to v1.7a.
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kick it oldskewl
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January 27, 2007, 21:12:10
Stickied for great justice!
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January 28, 2007, 21:32:07
wouldn't this better as a wiki article, or at least a link to a doomwiki or doomworld article about patches?
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Time to start piling up the bodies!
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January 29, 2007, 09:33:56
sure, after all, you're master of documentation right?
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January 30, 2007, 13:08:37
I thought this might be helpful - for anyone who can't use the original id patches for any reason (perhaps maybe the fact that they were written for dos and segfault my machine...), someone went to the trouble to create some new ones:


They are in the downloads section, and require the bsdiff patching util to apply. The page also has a dat file for discerning which version you actually have, which works for clrmamepro
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