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Doom

or

Doomsday:

see Judgment DayJudgment Day
or Doomsday,
central point of early Christian, Jewish, and Islamic eschatology, sometimes called the Day of the Lord. References to it throughout the Bible are numerous.
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DOOM

(games)
A simulated 3D moster-hunting action game for IBM PCs, created and published by id Software. The original press release was dated January 1993. A cut-down shareware version v1.0 was released on 10 December 1993 and again with some bug-fixes, as v1.4 in June 1994.

DOOM is similar to Wolfenstein 3d (id Software, Apogee) but has better texture mapping; walls can be at any angle, of any thickness and have windows; lighting can fade into the distance or come from point sources; floors and ceilings can be of any height; many surfaces are animated; up to four players can play over a network or two by serial link; it has a high frame rate (comparable to TV on a 486/33); DOOM isn't just a collection of connected closed rooms like Wolfenstein but sounds can travel anywhere and alert monsters of your approach.

The shareware version is available from these sites: Cactus, Manitoba, UK, South Africa, UWP ftp, UWP http, Finland, Washington.

A FAQ by Hank Leukart: UWP, Washington. FAQ on WWW. Other links.

Usenet newsgroups: news:rec.games.computer.doom.announce, news:rec.games.computer.doom.editing, news:rec.games.computer.doom.help, news:rec.games.computer.doom.misc, news:rec.games.computer.doom.playing, news:alt.games.doom, news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action, news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.announce, news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.misc.

Mailing List: <listserv@cedar.univie.ac.at> ("sub DOOML" in the message body, no subject).

Telephone: +44 (1222) 362 361 - the UK's first multi-player DOOM and games server.
References in classic literature ?
And now without redemption all mankind Must have bin lost, adjudg'd to Death and Hell By doom severe, had not the Son of God, In whom the fulness dwels of love divine, His dearest mediation thus renewd.
Back from pursuit thy Powers with loud acclaime Thee only extold, Son of thy Fathers might, To execute fierce vengeance on his foes, Not so on Man; him through their malice fall'n, Father of Mercie and Grace, thou didst not doome So strictly, but much more to pitie encline: No sooner did thy dear and onely Son Perceive thee purpos'd not to doom frail Man So strictly, but much more to pitie enclin'd, He to appease thy wrauth, and end the strife Of Mercy and Justice in thy face discern'd, Regardless of the Bliss wherein hee sat Second to thee, offerd himself to die For mans offence.
And the Grand Master appoints the appellant to appear there by her champion, on pain of doom, as a person convicted of sorcery or seduction; and also the defendant so to appear, under the penalty of being held and adjudged recreant in case of default; and the noble Lord and most reverend Father aforesaid appointed the battle to be done in his own presence, and according to all that is commendable and profitable in such a case.
Would you pluck this mortal whose doom has long been decreed out of the jaws of death?
Then, at last, as they were nearing the fountains for the fourth time, the father of all balanced his golden scales and placed a doom in each of them, one for Achilles and the other for Hector.
Hector saw it coming and avoided it; he watched it and crouched down so that it flew over his head and stuck in the ground beyond; Minerva then snatched it up and gave it back to Achilles without Hector's seeing her; Hector thereon said to the son of Peleus, "You have missed your aim, Achilles, peer of the gods, and Jove has not yet revealed to you the hour of my doom, though you made sure that he had done so.
My doom has come upon me; let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.
For should the three be successful in bearing her away from the Dyaks she must face an unknown doom, while should the natives recapture her there was the terrible Malay into whose clutches she had already twice fallen.
Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Oxford-based anti-virus firm Sophos said the My Doom ``worm'' had been spread bye-mail.
To demonstrate just how lifelike fighting games can be, the staff started me off with Quake, a newer war game brought to you by id Software, the makers of Doom.
I hope this will dispel all of the doom and gloom theories.
The 3,000-room "Hotel of Doom," which was given that nickname because the project had to be shelved for 16 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, is set to open in the next couple of years, (http://www.