Doom RPG is getting a fan-made PC port


Fountainhead Entertainment’s Doom RPG was reverse-engineered and ported to PC by a dedicated group of fans. The team even managed to complete the port with graphics and sounds from the BREW version.

If you haven’t heard of Doom RPG, it was a mobile game released in 2005 that takes the protagonist from Doom, Doom 2 and Doom 3 and puts them into a turn-based RPG. There are scientists to talk to, computer terminals full of information, and all the usual Doom enemies and weapons – there are no chainsaws, arachnotrons or spider brains.


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“As we promised, the Doom RPG port for PC is finally here,” said Erick194 on the Doom World Forums. “Created using SDL2 and reverse engineered BREW version of the original doomrpg.mod file, this is my first port designed for PC. Special thanks to Anarkavre because thanks to him we got the original BREW game files.”

With the BarToZip program, you can convert the file to, allowing you to run the exe file. Simple. With this, you can enjoy a forgotten slice of Doom history.

Although it resembles the original shooters from the 90s, the story is more reminiscent of Doom 3. You are stationed on the Martian Union Aerospace Corporation facility and, as you would expect from a Doom game, there is a loophole in security. There are demons, hellhounds and rogue scientists making things much worse. There were three versions in total: Java, low-end BREW, and high-end BREW. If you are unfamiliar with technical terms, BREW stands for Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless. Before smartphones, it was used to run more complex applications.

Doom RPG went on to spawn Doom 2 RPG and Wolfenstein RPG, and it even nabbed 2005’s Mobile Game of the Year. Now you can find out why all these years later from the comfort of your PC.

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