What is Zandronum?
Zandronum is a multiplayer oriented port, based off Skulltag, for Doom and Doom II by id Software.
Zandronum brings classic Doom into the 21st century, maintaining the essence of what has made Doom great for so many years and, at the same time, adding new features to modernize it, creating a fresh, fun new experience.
Zandronum is a client that lets you upload all your Doom files (and all its variants) to enjoy them in the best way possible. Most importantly, Zandronum lets you play Doom online with other players from around the world.
The only thing you need before using Zandronum is the ‘Doom 2 WAD’ file, which you can download using any search engine. If possible, having the Brutal Doom mod is also nice, since it significantly improves the gaming experience. This mod (unlike the WAD) can be downloaded from Uptodown.
Once you’ve downloaded all the files, you just put them in one folder and label it ‘Path Files’ in the settings tab. Then, just choose a server from one of the many that are usually active and start shooting.
You may occasionally find a server that uses files you don’t have, but don’t worry. One of the great advantages of Zandronum is that it automatically downloads any missing files so you can play on almost any server you find.
Zandronum is a quick and convenient way to play Doom (and all its variants) online. You can play in one of two modes: cooperative, or the popular ‘Deathmatch’. And, if you can’t find exactly the game you’re looking for, all you have to do is set one up yourself.
How to install Brutal Doom v20 and play online
Doom is timeless and everlasting, and no matter how many years pass it remains just as much fun as many modern ‘successful’ action games. It’s true that parts of its gameplay are now a bit out of place, but to fix this problem there’s the so-called Brutal Doom, a set of mods that improve (if that’s possible) the original game with new weapons, a better control system, and loads of gore—exactly what anyone who spent their teen years in the middle of the 90s could ask for. Here’s a tutorial on how to install it.