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John Romero, one of the co-founders of id Software has revealed he's been working on SIGIL, a free megawad for the original 1993 DOOM.

From the official announcement:

SIGIL™ is a free megawad for the original 1993 DOOM® created by John Romero. It contains nine single-player and nine deathmatch levels. The free megawad will be released in mid- February 2019 and requires players own the original 1993 registered version of DOOM® in order to play. SIGIL™ is the spiritual successor to the fourth episode of DOOM®, and picks up where the original left off.

This is really fun, no doubt it will be quite popular especially with the rather large and active DOOM modding scene. Additionally, they're doing some limited edition fan boxes with Limited Run Games.

These boxes, will contain music from Buckethead, along with a custom song written expressly for SIGIL. A tempting purchase for any big DOOM fan, I especially love the sound of a 16GB 3-1/2-inch floppy disk-themed USB. You have until December 24, 2018 to order one and I imagine stock will go quite quickly.

Since it's a mod for the original doom, it should work in GZDoom for playing it on Linux like you would for other such packs.

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Dedale 11 December 2018 at 9:46 am UTC
Dedaletouching love for the Apple ][. i ignore nearly everything about this machine. (One day, i will get a true working Amiga...)

I think you're using 'ignore' as a transliteration of the French j'ignore, which simply means 'I lack knowledge ...'

Exactly. My bad.
rea987 11 December 2018 at 10:37 am UTC
Naming choice is a bit interesting. Cause, another id Tech 1 (Doom engine) game The Original Strife: Veteran Edition used to be called Strife: Quest for the Sigil. I guess that's just a coincidence but peculiar indeed.
demencia89 11 December 2018 at 4:20 pm UTC
I'd buy this just for the buckethead soundtrack if I lived in the US.
Grimfist 12 December 2018 at 8:13 am UTC
Oh what sweet news. Romeros levels in the original were some of the best. Really looking forward to that.
So I need to reinstall my original doom and GZDoom
Hamish 12 December 2018 at 7:55 pm UTC
Is there any reason why it needs a limit removing source port like GZDOOM or can it still be run with something more chocolate?
wvstolzing 12 December 2018 at 8:03 pm UTC
HamishIs there any reason why it needs a limit removing source port like GZDOOM or can it still be run with something more chocolate?

It may just be that he likes gzdoom; he mentions it somewhere in this video series:

'Devs Play', by Double Fine -- John Romero plays through Ep. 1 of the original Doom, on gzdoom, with commentary:
... etc., a total of 10 episodes

edit: Actually, check out this playlist instead:
It's episodes 13 through 22.

Last edited by wvstolzing at 12 December 2018 at 8:07 pm UTC
dpanter 15 December 2018 at 1:01 pm UTC
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John Romero playing Sigil.
Good ol' Romero being himself, still long haired, black painted fingernails, chugging Dr. Pepper and chitchatting about stuff. Good stuff.
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