Posted By: wraggster
The classic game Doom has appeared on the Nintendo DS, heres all the release news:
The coders behind the release are TheChuckster and WinterMute
DSDoom is a port of Doom to the Nintendo DS based off the Prboom source tree because of its purity and portability.
DSDoom loads any Prboom-compatible IWAD file.
Single-player is playable at very smooth framerates.
Multiplayer network play is possible using DS wifi and prboom_server.exe.
Sound effects work with stereo panning.
Possibly a better net code or music support (would be very difficult though because of the MIDI files DOOM uses).
Touch screen control.
Controls are simple.
Use the directional pad for movement
Hold the X button to sprint
The Y button toggles through your weapon inventory.
The A button fires.
The B button is the "use" key for opening doors, etc.
The R and L buttons allow you to strafe.
The Start button brings up the main menu.
The Select button chooses options in the menus.
To play online using wifi, you're going to want to have a PC with port 5030 opened/forwarded. Run prboom_server.exe with the number of players specified using the -N command line parameter. There are other parameters for such things as maps and coop; check out the prboom_server documentation. The server waits until the given number of players connect and then the game begins.
Now that you have the server running, you will want to set up the DSes. Make sure that WFC data is set in firmware on the DSes. Next, edit the prboom.cfg file on the card and change the server "name
ort" line under misc. You are ready to start. Launch dsdoom.nds and choose the network game option in the initial menu.
Download and Give Feedback Via Comments, Excellent Release for the DS Scene
Special thanks to RyanB for emailing me the news