With all the excitement regarding the DRM, disapearing Xbox versions and the terrible music in the Unity port, I thought I’d check out the PC version that is thankfully on sale on Bethesda.net. I really have lost track the number of times I’ve bought this game, but here we go again. The last time I went through this was back in 2014, with the aptly titled: “Just how ‘original’ is the Ultimate Doom on steam?” story.
And much to my surprise they use the same version of DOSBox, 0.71, and have the same AdLib pre-config, along with the missing SETUP.EXE to allow you to change it.
HOWEVER, there is one big difference, the WAD file.
The steam version includes this wad file:
Where the Bethesda.net uses this wad file:
And looking on the DooM Wiki, that means that the wad file is from the PlayStation Network version.
And it’s true they really did change the cross to a pill for the medical kit, per the red crosses request:
There is a few changes here and there but overall it looks pretty standard to me. Am I missing anything else?