Jeff does stress however, that this new version is not 100% stable when playing FreeDoom game files and is subject to some bugs and crashes.
I hadn’t played previous versions of Jeff’s port so I was pleasantly surprised when first playing it, there was minimal set-up involved as you simply drag the WAD file you wish to play over to the Doom icon patiently sitting on the iconbar and hey-presto, you’re shooting baddies.
The range of levels that will play with Jeff Doggett’s !Doom surprised me too, as well as supporting FreeDoom levels, it also supports all WAD files for Doom, Doom 2, Ultimate Doom and the thousands of user-created levels that are floating around on the internet.
Now back to FreeDoom, it’s currently in an Alpha stage and has many features missing, for example some monsters and other sprites are replaced by placeholder images, some levels are missing and some levels have no music. But you can’t complain, afterall, it’s free!
You can download this shiny new version from Jeff’s website, please note that in order to play official Doom 1 and 2 levels, you must own the registered game files, alternatively you can download the Shareware Doom 1 game files from here.