386 processor operating at a minimum of 33MHz or any Pentium® /Athlon® processors
Windows 95/98/ME/ 2000 operating system
8 MB RAM
20MB of uncompressed hard disk space
100MB of free hard drive space for the Windows swap file (in addition to install space)
What? I call BS. That's not the original DooM, that's the W95 re-port. Let's talk original specs for the DOS version, shall we?
*Digs out his original 1993-vintage install disks, becomes pleasantly surprised that they still work, and pores over the giant official DooM FAQ that was installed with the game*
OK, taken straight from the official DooM FAQ 1.666:*7-1*: What is REQUIRED to run DOOM?
DOOM requires a 386sx IBM compatible computer running MS-DOS v3.3 or higher, VGA (320x200x256) graphics, and 4mb of RAM. The shareware version of DOOM needs about 4.8mb of hard drive space. The mail-order version needs
about 12mb of hard drive space. DOOM II requires a 486 with at least 17mb of hard drive space. I have seen it RUN on a 386, but it runs too slow.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to play jDoom with the newly-created Doom install on my memory stick. (Hey, the only FAT filesystem available...)
Thinking that the day before Doom 3 went gold was
actually the perfect time to order an X800 from a local store's midwest distributor, and that there aren't any more there NOW,
|160 Gb SATA Barracuda|Home Theater surround sound|Playing X-Com and Commander Keen =)