+ ABOUT CLASSICDOOM DEMOS +
Last update: 08/07/2010

Most of the demo files (.lmp files) here have now been converted to videos, and
these are accessible from video playlists on the ClassicDOOM YouTube channel.

(Note to Apple Macintosh users: The .lmp files available here are primarily for
IBM-PC based systems and games; Macintosh Doom games cannot record or play back
external demo files.)

All .lmp files here are made for use with version 1.9 of the appropriate games.
(For information about upgrading your Doom/Doom II games to version 1.9, click
here.  For details on playing demo files under DOS or Doom 95, click here.)

Demos may be downloaded individually as plain, uncompressed LMP format files,
or they can be downloaded in groups.  Each demo group is compressed into a ZIP
file to minimize transfer time.  (For more about ZIP files, click here.)
A textfile included in each demo group provides basic info on using demo files,
and lists all the demos in the group, giving a thumbnail description for each.
Every .lmp file in a demo group has its file time-stamp set to the running time
of the demo, but demos under 1 minute are time-stamped as 00:00 (or "12:00AM").

All demos accessible at ClassicDOOM.com were recorded by Ledmeister.

Most demos were made in Single-player mode; All were recorded from Green-player
perspective using the original DOS engines running games at 320x200 resolution.
All demos were made with a standard PC keyboard as the sole input device (using
default Doom/Doom II key bindings), showing that you don't need the speed and
accuracy benefits of mouse control to accomplish demonstrated goals or tasks.

Many of these demos are intended to address very specific puzzles or problems,
and so do not include monsters.  (In such demos, the object is to show a
solution or illustrate a technique quickly.  Combat only slows things down, and
creates a bigger LMP file.)

Most demos here were made on Skill level 4, "Ultra-Violence".  Exceptions are
noted in the descriptions of specific demos on the various demo pages.

Some demos were made just for fun, and give a sample of Ultra-Violence combat.
Notes on my UV combat demos: Anyone can run straight for the exit like a scared
bunny and make it out of a level in record time. ;)  The basic goals I try to
achieve in my combat demos are these:
1) Be the only survivor.  Once I exit the level, no life remains.
2) Pillage the level of all of its score-affecting Items.
3) Expose all of the level's official/score-affecting Secrets.
4) Don't spend time wandering around aimlessly.
5) Exit the level in better condition than when I entered.
6) The demo must play back under both plain-DOS and Doom 95 engines.
Exceptions to Goal 1 include Lost Souls ("flying skulls") that are ejected out
of Doom II levels when Pain Elementals explode.  (Fortunately Lost Souls aren't
counted in a Kills score. :)
Exceptions to Goal 2 may include weapons and bullet clips dropped by enemies,
or items that I can't pick up because my inventory is maxxed out.  Occasionally
I'll also skip items which have no effect on the final Items score.
There are no exceptions to Goal 3; However, there are minor flaws on some maps
that prevent players from being credited for discovering certain secrets.  (On
such maps a player normally gets a Secret score below 100%, even if all of the
"official" secrets are discovered.)
There are no exceptions to Goal 5.  For the Master Levels demos I try to expand
on this goal by leaving with maximum health and armor when possible.

All demos were made on a PC that has no audio output, which is why I sometimes
seem to ignore obvious sound cues during combat.  But all demos will of course
play back with sound on any computer that's equipped for it.

Sometimes demos are added, deleted, renamed or rearranged.  Some of the demos
are recent, others are years old.  Occasionally an old demo may be replaced by
a faster or better version.

No cheat codes were used during the recording of any demo.  None of these demos
are "tools-assisted" or "built".  No LMP editors were used on any demo file.

Classic Doom demo pages: Doom / Doom II / Master Levels / TNT / Plutonia / Misc

Back to Top
Back to Doom Help page / Classic DOOM home page