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SIGIL, the free Doom "Megawad" from Romero Games is out now

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Romero Games have now released the big free content pack for classic Doom, which can be run on Linux quite easily.

The easiest way to get it running on Linux is to download it from the official site, grab a copy of GZDoom and place the SIGIL files into "/home/username/.config/gzdoom" so it can easily find it. You can then use your favourite Doom launcher or run it simply with a quick terminal command like so:

gzdoom -iwad DOOM.WAD -file SIGIL.wad

You can find the download on the official site for free. To play it, you do need a copy of the original DOOM or The Ultimate DOOM which you can grab on GOG or Steam.

To be clear, GZDoom is not required and you can use more strict Doom game engines.

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ivant 9 June 2019 at 3:47 pm UTC
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g000hGot it working (eventually). I had problems using innoextract to remove the game files from the GOG installer. My innoextract version is 1.7 so should be suitably up-to-date, but it just failed with errors on each of the GOG DOOM titles I own. As a test, I chose 3 other small games (at random) from my GOG collection and they worked fine (e.g. Evoland).

I resorted to using the FREEDOOM1.WAD from Doom Remake 4 instead. Can't say I'm happy to have my game files locked behind a proprietary installer. Sure, I can boot Windows or launch WINE to get the files, but I don't want to do that, especially any dependence on Windows.
I used Wine for that. As you say, it's not perfect, but it worked without much fuss.
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