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    DOOM is an eternal classic of PC gaming. And soon, on November 22, we’ll have Doom Eternal in our hands. Judging from our hands-on preview, it’s looking mighty good. Until then, if you’ve had enough of the 2016 Doom, here’s something that might tide you over: Doom Reborn, a total conversion mod that remakes the original Doom and Doom II in the Doom 3 engine. Right now, you can try the pre-beta demo over at the mod’s page on Mod DB, but we might get a proper final version soon. You can also get it from DoomWadStation.net if you prefer.

    The pre-beta includes only Map10 of Doom II, which makes it more of a technical demo to see how it runs on a variety of hardware. The modder noted in the release notes that they enabled Parallax Occlusion Mapping by default, but you can disable it. Just open the command console (Ctrl+Alt+`) and type “image_usecompression 1”, then “vid_restart”. You can also enable it again by using the command “image_usecompression 0”. To report bugs and issues, you can go directly to the Mod DB page.

    Doom Reborn, Doom: Sigil, Doom Eternal

    2019 is the Year of Doom, as Bethesda Softworks announced in April. What better way to celebrate its 25-year history and legacy than by modding and playing the original first-person shooter? Plus, not only you can try Doom Reborn, but there’s also another great mod recently released by the man himself, John Romero. Sigil had a few delays over the past few months, but it’s now available to download entirely for free. Of course, to play Sigil, you must own a legit copy of the original Doom, either from Steam or GOG.

    Have you tried the Doom Reborn pre-beta? What about Sigil? Would you like more mods like these? Are you looking forward to Doom Eternal? Drop your comments below! We’re interested to hear what you think.

    Richard Costa
    Hack for hire, indentured egghead, maverick thoughtcriminal. Mainly interested in Western RPGs, first-person immersion, turn-based tactics, point-and-clickers, and card jousting. I backed the System Shock remake and Underworld Ascendant on Kickstarter, and I really regret the latter but hope the former will turn out okay.

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