Doom on your phone?

While browsing through SmartPhone.net I encountered this little gem: Doom is now available for your Windows SmartPhone and it’s free. The name of the port is CellDoom and I’m very impressed. It’s a little tricky to install so here’s some help.

  1. Download CellDoom from SmartPhone.net.
  2. Unzip the file you just downloaded.
  3. Connect your SmartPhone to your PC.
  4. Run the Installer.exe application.
  5. Unzip the file you just downloaded.
  6. Run the Deice.exe program.
  7. Follow the instructions and Doom will be installed onto your PC.
  8. Find the Doom1.wad file from the Doom instillation directory.
  9. Copy the Doom1.wad file to your SmartPhone \Storage directory by using the ActiveSync Explorer
  10. Turn the phone off and then turn it on.

I’m also going to include the CellDoom 1.6 ReadMe:

Cell Doom 1.6 ReadMe

Cell Doom is based on the GNU GPL source release for Doom, as such it is free and distributed with full source code. The game file, aka the WAD file is not free, but if you are one of the few people who did not buy Doom I or Doom II, you can download the shareware version and use the WAD file included with that. So, to install it on your Smartphone, you will need one of the Doom WAD files. CellDoom will work with most released WAD files such as Doom I, Doom II, Ultimate Doom, TNT Doom. The shareware version of Doom can be found at: http://download.com.com/3000-7563-855496.html (you will need to install it and copy the doom1.wad file from c:\dooms). Once you have acquired a WAD file, follow these installation steps:

1. Connect your phone to your PC
2. Run the Installer.exe application
3. Use ActiveSync’s Explore feature to copy the WAD file anywhere in one of the following directories on your phone: \IPSM, \Storage or \Storage Card (if you have a storage card installed)
4. Turn the phone off and back on.

Features:

  • New in 1.6: Added automap
  • New in 1.6: Added gamma setting
  • Support for all released WAD files
  • New in 1.5: Screen orientation can be changed for better view
  • New in 1.5: WAD file browser which allows custom levels

You can now start playing Doom on your Smartphone! Here are the keys:

  • Left Menu – Strafe left or zoom out in map mode
  • Right Menu – Strafe right or zoom in in map mode
  • Cursor Keys – Movement (run mode is always turned on)
  • OK – Shoot
  • Home – Strafe
  • Back – Show the game menu
  • 1..7 – Weapon selection
  • 9 – Toggle God mode
  • * – Shoot
  • 0 – Use (open doors, turn switches)
  • SEND – Rotate screen. This will also change the cursor keys for better control.
  • END – Change gamma setting
  • # – Display automap

Wad file browser:

If you have more than one wad file on your phone, when you launch Cell Doom, you will be prompted to select which wad file(s) you want to load. Use OK to select wad files. If you have custom wad files you can select them also. Custom wad files require a main wad file. Cell Doom supports multiple custom wad files, but only one main wad file at a time.

To remove CellDoom from your phone, follow these instructions:

Smartphone 2002 users:

1. Connect your phone to your PC
2. Click on ‘Explore’ in Active Sync
3. Go to the IPSM\Program Files directory and delete the file CellDoom.exe
4. Go to the IPSM\Windows\Start Menu directory and delete the file CellDoom.lnk

Smartphone 2003 users:

1. Connect your phone to your PC
2. Click on ‘Explore’ in Active Sync
3. Go to the Storage\Program Files directory and delete the file CellDoom.exe
4. Go to the Storage\Windows\Start Menu directory and delete the file CellDoom.lnk

 

Troubleshooting

Q. The CellDoom.exe application doesn’t start on your phone with a message such as “CellDoom.exe does not have a security certificate”

A. The reason is that your phone’s security settings are set so that it will not allow unsigned applications to run. The best way to find out how to change this is to contact your provider. If you happen to have an Orange series Smartphone, you can go to http://developer.orangews.com/orgspv/comdefq.aspx and change this setting yourself.

Q. CellDoom.exe complains about not finding the wad file.

A. Make sure that you have the wad file in one of the following directories on your phone: \IPSM, \IPSM\Program Files, \Storage, \Storage\Program Files or \Storage Card.

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Enjoy!

Happy Fragging!