Original Doom Alphas and betas

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Original Doom Alphas and betas

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I don't see anywhere a thread about the Doom Alpha versions and/or betas or other material that was released thorought the years. Alpha 0.3 resurfaced in 2015 and I'm really curious whether there are any hidden commands/commandline options in these builds. I find nobody has documented this, also for a plain player a lot of the areas are inacessible due to lack of cheat codes or at least cheat codes unknown to us. Map11 and more won't let me progress because of the issue of larger than stair drops being impassable etc...

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I made some executable edits for testing of 0.4, to swap SARG with lost souls and barons.
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But I wonder how to bypass the height limit because I saw videos that showed it.
EDIT: Ah he made a hacked exe as well to remove the limit instead of swapping the enemies.
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The site requires a password to download your edited stuff. Can you plz upload it somewhere else?
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Sorry, it's been fixed now. Try the link again I accidentaly did "downloads" instead of download.

But here's a way to bypass the height limit and so far the only cheat I could find.

http://toastytech.com/dooma/alpha4.html

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I made before also a hack of the 0.2 exes to show sargs instead of bosses (barons) and another exe that shows them being replaced with animated shotgun sprite (lol)
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EDIT: Also hacked Doom 0.3 now, both with the wads levelhack
And also the usual lostsoul hack lostsoulhack

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I came across something labeled as simply doom beta and I tried it and found out it appears to be an updated 0_4 alpha..
I uploaded the archive (minus trash) here:
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I don't know whether this is genuine by id soft, it could have been, or its a modification by someone.
EDIT: Sorry I messed up, this was 0.5 update not 0.4, renamed the file. The wad file has different size...
EDIT2: if you wanna see all the levels press menu and cycle through them with = and -
EDIT3: I dunno what the differences are between the wad files honestly.

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http://www.mediafire.com/file/q1oybv051 ... O.rar/file

This may interest you. It's a hack of the Press Beta that adds the 0.99 shareware levels of Ep1 to the game.

Interestingly secret sector was not a thing during this version so I had to delete all of those as they'd cause crashes.
It also contains the Shotgunner which wasn't present in any vanilla levels in the press beta.

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But who made that? And also...could anyone answer my question what are the differences in the files I found and uploaded to the known 0.5 alpha? Also I did find the original distro of the press beta without the extra stuff like the altering date program etc.

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LEOTCK wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:06 pm
But who made that? And also...could anyone answer my question what are the differences in the files I found and uploaded to the known 0.5 alpha? Also I did find the original distro of the press beta without the extra stuff like the altering date program etc.
I made it :p

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Alright cool. I'll check it out later, but either way if you could take figure out what the differences are in the Doom 0.5 versions (the wad files), that would be great.

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Re: Original Doom Alphas and betas

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Gurluas wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:09 pm
LEOTCK wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:06 pm
But who made that? And also...could anyone answer my question what are the differences in the files I found and uploaded to the known 0.5 alpha? Also I did find the original distro of the press beta without the extra stuff like the altering date program etc.
I made it :p
I'm playing it now. This is Doom, Jim, but not as we know it!

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LEOTCK wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:17 am
Gurluas wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:09 pm
LEOTCK wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:06 pm
But who made that? And also...could anyone answer my question what are the differences in the files I found and uploaded to the known 0.5 alpha? Also I did find the original distro of the press beta without the extra stuff like the altering date program etc.
I made it :p
I'm playing it now. This is Doom, Jim, but not as we know it!
Yeah and yet it's also quite close :p compared to the alphas anyway, I wish we had intermediate versions.

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