Two Player Head-To-Head Doom over Internet between PC and MAC
December 18, 2013 10:21 AM   Subscribe

I want to play head-to-head Doom/Doom II over the internet with a friend. I have a PC, she has a Mac. What's the easiest way?

I have been ploughing through the Doom Wiki and settled on Odamex as a good piece of software to do this with. Only thing is, it appears to only work through independently hosted servers.

We want to play a two player game, running our own WAD, so that only the two of us are connected to the same map. We have a PC and a Mac, which is a major issue with this. Can we hook our computers together over the internet, like the old LAN Party days?

Any ideas?
posted by 0bvious to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
You could use LogMeIn's Hamachi: https://secure.logmein.com/products/hamachi/features.aspx

There's a free version. You can create a LAN tunneled over the internet. There are clients for both Mac and PC. You could do this with vanilla Doom.

Why is Odamex an issue? Can't you create your own server: http://odamex.net/wiki/How_to_run_a_server

Surely Doom does not tax your computer so much as to prevent you from running both the client and the server.
posted by teabag at 10:45 AM on December 18, 2013


If you're not stuck on wanting to play vanilla Doom (orthodox old-school Doom, straight from the floppies, running in DOSBox or the like), you might want to look into using a modern port that simplifies multiplayer, like Zandronum. Looks like there's both a PC and Mac OS X version available, so that should be the easiest route for you.
posted by zer0render at 1:03 PM on December 18, 2013


Thanks! I think I have cracked it with Zandronum
posted by 0bvious at 2:12 AM on December 19, 2013


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