Doom vs Marathon (Gaming)

by Claude Errera @, Monday, June 15, 2020, 10:46 (24 days ago) @ Cody Miller

I'm comparing Doom 1 to Marathon 1 since they came out for Mac around the same time.


I'm pretty confused by this sentence.

Doom 1 was never released for Mac at all.

Doom 1 was released for MS-DOS at the end of 1993, while Marathon 1 was released for Mac at the end of 1994. (In fact, Doom 2 came out for DOS a couple of months before Marathon 1 came out for Mac.)

So 'for mac' and 'same time' are both weird claims - what am I missing?


Doom got a Mac port in November of 1994 dude. Marathon came out in December. I'd say that's around the same time; within a month. The Mac even got Doom 2 and Marathon 2 the same year: 1995.

Interesting - can you point me to some info about the Mac port?

This page says that the only platforms it was released for by the end of 94 were MS-DOS, Linux, Sega32X, and PC 9801.

https://godmodeuser.com/p/21#20

This page doesn't list a Mac port of Doom 1:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doom_(1993_video_game)

However, this page does... but provides no information.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Official_versions_of_Doom#Mac_OS

This page suggests that the first official Mac release of Doom 1 was part of the Ultimate Doom for Macintosh, released in 1995:

http://macintoshgarden.org/games/the-ultimate-doom

This page says you can download Doom for Mac, but provides MS-DOS files, and says it can be played on OSX:

https://gamesnostalgia.com/download/doom/1595

I can't find any actual info on a 1994 release of the first game for the Mac. Help?


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