Running DOOM (prboom) on Sharp Zaurus
Official PrBoom homepage : http://prboom.sourceforge.net/
prboom for Zaurus homepage: http://www.gnurou.org/zaurus/
PrBoom, a version of the classic 3D shoot'em'up game Doom. PrBoom is a version of the classic 3D shoot'em'up game Doom, originally written by id Software. You'll need some WADS file (either from Doom 1, Doom 2, The Ultimate Doom or Doom 1 Shareware) to play.
NEW WORKING LINKS (UPDATED 7/12/04):
* http://www.gnurou.org/software/zaurus/feed/libSDL_1.2.6cvs-1_arm.ipk * http://www.gnurou.org/software/zaurus/feed/libSDL-mixer_1.2.5cvs-1_arm.ipk * http://www.gnurou.org/software/zaurus/feed/libSDL-net_1.2.5cvs-1_arm.ipk * http://www.gnurou.org/software/zaurus/feed/libSDL-image_1.2.5cvs-1_arm.ipk * http://www.gnurou.org/software/zaurus/feed/prboom_2.2.3-2_arm.ipk * http://www.gnurou.org/software/zaurus/feed/doomdemo_1.8-1_arm.ipk
OLD LINKS - Currently none of these links is working ! gnurou.org seems to have a problem !
* http://www.gnurou.org/zaurus/feed/libSDL-mixer_1.2.5cvs-1_arm.ipk * http://www.gnurou.org/zaurus/feed/libSDL-net_1.2.5cvs-1_arm.ipk * http://www.gnurou.org/zaurus/feed/libSDL_1.2.5cvs-2_arm.ipk * http://www.gnurou.org/zaurus/feed/prboom_2.2.2-2_arm.ipk
==>> OR TRY http://www.gnurou.org/software/zaurus/ which will have latest updated LINKS that work
==>> OR if these links are not working look at http://www.gnurou.org/zaurus/feed/Packages for new filenames. Version 3 should be out soon !
you need a "Doom wad" file to play it. I have packaged an ipk with the free "Doom I Demo". You can download it from
You need to unzip it because geocities does not accept ipk files. install
* libSDL-mixer * libSDL-net * libSDL * prboom * doomdemo
Warning: you need about 10MB of free space !
If you installed doomdemo, you can run "Doom Demo" from the Games-Tab and enjoy it! In any other case look at the following email.
Author: Alexandre Courbot <firstname.lastname@example.org>
(this small howto and doomdemo.ipk by Andreas Pillath <email@example.com>)
original email by author : Alexandre Courbot <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Due to popular demand, I've released beta packages of both PrBoom and Scummvm for the Zaurus. They are available on my "testing" feed at http://www.gnurou.org/zaurus/feed. The directory is not readable yet, sorry (the files are, of course). But the Packages file will give you the right names of the packages, if needed.
They are beta packages but perfectly playable - so if you just want to play, you should be done by following the instructions below. And trust me, it's something else than Doom on the GBA! ;)
You'll need my SDL packages on the same feed to make them run - but as said before they are totally compatible with Zauruszone's feed ones, only SDL_mixer is packaged separately from SDL.
!PrBoom will need a .wad file to run. After having installed the package, copy either doom.wad, doom1.wad or doom2.wad (depending on the version of doom you have - the shareware one should work perfectly) to /opt/!QtPalmtop/share/games/doom. After that, run "prboom" from a console and you should be done. The default keys are the "joypad" for control and firing, shift to strafe, enter to use, cancel to bring the menu.