Wiidoom 0.4 is now available for download, which includes the WAD loader that I talked about recently.
Unfortunately, it appears that the new Wii System 3.4 update not only removes altered save files but also prevents moving modified saved files onto the system. And it might also remove the homebrew channel, although that hasn’t been confirmed.
Updating to 3.4 also allows Nintendo to update your Wii in the future without asking your permission. Oh my.
I had a chance to spend some time playing WiiDoom a couple of weeks ago, and it was one of those experiences where I thought a port of Doom/Quake/Duke Nukem actually felt like an improvement. The game played fast and felt good using the Wii remote and nunchuk. But Steve Corey didn’t stop there. He added support for Doom, Doom II and Ultimate Doom wads, as well as those lovable pwads.
Now, there are so many wads out there to fit your tastes that I wouldn’t feel comfortable pointing to the ‘best’ wads. Also, some of the best wads are total conversions [tc] which I’m not sure will work with wiidoom. So, here are a handful that are memorable for me for one reason or another. I’m eager to fire them up on the Wii and maybe start trying some of those wads after 2000 that I never played. Between the lists at Doomworld and DU’s 4 and 5 rated wads, there are plenty of Doom goodies to keep us busy for a while.
Trinity 2 — While not the first wad that I played, it was close . . . it was amazing to see the new textures. The action was fairly good, though somewhat slow in parts.
Hoover Dam –I played this one immediately after Trinity 2, and I so enjoyed it that I gorged on wads after this, hardly remembering what exactly I played but definitely remembering that none left me with the same thrill. I loved finally seeing the whole damn, not to mention the challenge of getting hit by monsters from far across the damn.
Eternity –I know, this is another ubiquitous member of ‘best wads’ lists, but I enjoyed it, and though it was the best of the trilogy.
Super Mario –It’s only appropriate to play a Nintendo-themed wad with Wiidoom. However, this one might not work, which is a shame because it’s quite good. So, you might this Mario wad, which isn’t quite as good.
Area 51 –This one never makes anyone’s list of favorite wads, but I always had a soft spot for it, even though it has a bug near the end.