ETTiNGRiNDER's Fortress

Portal to Other Worlds

Links to various pages with topics related in some way to my interests. They were worthwhile when I checked them but the nature of the web means that there is no telling whether the information that used to be there still will be. I don't check them very frequently any more so apologies if any now lead to dead sites or spam/malware.

These links were last audited on: 2023-12-04

Friend Sites

Resources for Total Conversions and Mods - a BUILD engine modding and information site that covers Duke Nukem 3D as well as all the rest of the commercially released BUILD games. (Corvin's site)

Rino's mission packs and maps
Rino's site and home to the "Mission Pack by Rino" and other addons for Hexen II.

Inky's Hexen II Mapping Corner
Inky's page with the work-in-progress Wheel of Karma for Hexen II, as well as modding tips, tricks and tools.
Doomkid's deathmatch-oriented Doom fan page with a cheesy oldschool style, including his and others' WADs.

Doom, Heretic, Hexen

A central hub for Doom-related activity.

Chocolate Doom
No-nonsense ports of Doom, Heretic, Hexen and Strife that aim to be as accurate as possible to the original games.

Hammer of Thyrion
A good no-nonsense port of Hexen II to modern systems, including useful bugfixes. Site also offers a few Hexen II add-ons.
Hexen II community news.

The Heretic II Vault
A site with a big archive of Heretic II files, including maps, skins, etc.

Yak's Heretic II Abode
Heretic II site pertaining to the Heretic Fortress multiplayer mod and the Ogle Quest singleplayer campaign. Possibly still updated.

Doom Wiki
Wiki of information on Doom and related games—walkthroughs, creature and item data, technical details, trivia, you name it.

The DOOM Level CD Collection on
A collection of CD images from Doom shovelware discs, a subcategory of's larger shovelware CD collection.

Enjay's Dehacked information and tutorials
A reference for using the Doom behavior editor DeHackEd.

Hexen Mage Tower
Some rather interesting and quirky mods for Hexen, Heretic and Doom, based on the Doomsday port. Also includes some information and maps from the H!ZONE collection. They do have a tendency to take old versions down when working on a new iteration of the mods though, even if the new version doesn't appear to be up.

Kenon's Site
Site of Russian level author Kenon with some of his Heretic, Hexen and Hexen II maps and mods. (Russian)

The Death Match HQ
Old, cheesy site dedicated to Doom(2), Heretic and Hexen deathmatch. Not updated since 1999 but still up and containing some downloads of wads, mods and then-current ports.

A site with various game-related subpages, notably a Heretic II section dealing with the The Heretic Fortress mod and the GwynFlex tool.

Quake series

Quake maps and resources.

Quake Wiki
A wiki devoted to the first Quake game.

Signs of Koth
Kell's site with the Quoth mod for Quake, as well as Quake texture packs and skyboxes.
Although long stagnant, and with a few holes now, this site and its hosted pages contain lots of Quake 2 maps, skins, and other goodies from back when.

The SIN Raven Quake II Site
A Quake II fan page with lots of oldschool goodies like icons, wallpapers, old ports, and a few maps and mods.

Yamagi Quake 2
A good no-nonsense port & bugfix of Quake 2 for modern systems.

Quake Terminus
An old and seemingly stagnant site whose main value is the downloads provided for old tools and mods.

Server listings for the Quake series multiplayer.
Quake 2 multiplayer and server listings

LvL - Quake 3 Arena Maps
An archive of maps for Quake 3 Arena.

Levels and maps by spirit
Spirit's Quake mapping, skyboxes, GPL maps, tutorials, etc. Also includes some miscellaneous mods for non-Quake games.

Severance: Blade of Darkness

Prospero's Blade Page
Severance: Blade of Darkness page with maps, mods, etc.


Tutorials for modding Rune.

Disciples series

Fan site for the Disciples series.

Disciples II Extensions
Utilities & maps for Disciples II. (predominantly Russian)


Warcraft II Rulez
Warcraft II site with tons of custom PUDs, some utilities, and cheesy olschool web vibe.

The Warcraft II Occult
Axolotl's Warcraft II page with strategies, multiplayer tips, PUD downloads and interesting trivia (mirrored version of a dead site).

The Tide Goes On
Cade's Warcraft II page, with various info and some PUDs, but most notably a document of the PUD format technical specs.

A utility to pseudorandomly generate Warcraft II PUD layouts with a variety of settings.

Warcraft II: Telcontar's Domain
Warcraft II fan site with utilities, PUDs, graphics, etc. Some of the downloads are dead, but some do still work.

Epic War
Warcraft III maps.

Reimplemented engines for Warcraft II and, to a less polished degree, OG Warcraft.

Star Wars / Dark Forces

The Admiral's Command Center
A site with add-on levels for Dark Forces and its sequels.

General site for Dark Forces. Includes add-on levels.

Master of Orion

Site with Master of Orion II unofficial bugfix and mods, including the ICE and VDC mods.

MoO2 on
Some mods and tools for Master of Orion 2.

An unofficial port of the original Master of Orion. Includes some rudimentary modding tools.

The Master of Orion 3 Guardian
While primarily oriented towards MoO3, it does have useful sections and utilities for the older games.

The Orion Senate
A somewhat janky old site but has some utilities and such.

Might & Magic series

Celestial Heavens
"All things Might & Magic" according to the site description, though focused more on the newer games.

Heroes of Might and Magic Portal
Fan site for the HoMM series, including a custom map section with entries for all the games.

Quebec Dragon's Heroes of Might & Magic Archives
A collection of custom maps for the original HoMM.

Civilization (mostly Civ 2)

Civilization Fanatics Center
Hub site & forums for the Civilization series.

Mercator's Civilization 2 Site
Maps, utilities and info for Civilization II.

Wolfenstein 3-D and similar games

A Wolfenstein 3-D modding news blog and one of the more alive Wolf 3-D sites. Also has a bit of coverage of related games.

The Wolfenstein 3D Dome
An extensive site dedicated to Wolfenstein 3D, including lots of mods and modding info. No longer updated, but the site still works.

Mr. Lowe's Wolf 3-D Page
Tons of Wolfenstein 3D (and some Blake Stone as well) custom level and mod info, including mods for some of the non-DOS versions of the game. Probably dormant.

AReyeP and MCS' Wolfenstein 3D Addons and Total Conversions Page
A personal site dedicated primarily to Wolfenstein 3-D with some side content related to Doom and Duke Nukem 3D. Includes tips for tweaking the Wolfenstein source code, tips and resources for making textures, and the page owners' mods including the acclaimed "Spear Resurrection" mod and its sequel. Also the current host for the Wolfenstein 3D Vault.

Adam Biser's mods and utilities for Wolfenstein 3-D.

KFH Games
Wolfenstein 3-D mods, including Doom-themed ones.

The Catacomb Wiki
A wiki dedicated to the Catacomb games, including the 2D, 3D, the Apple spinoff games, and also Hovertank.

KBW's Corridor 7 Homepage
An in-depth fan shrine to Capstone Software's Corridor 7.

The official Ken's Labyrinth page
Ken Silverman's official site for Ken's Labyrinth with hints, tools and source code.

The HUNT: Rise of the Triad
A Rise of the Triad fan page.


Archive of level packs for Descent 1, 2, and 3.

BUILD Engine (Duke 3D, Shadow Warrior, etc.)
Duke Nukem fan community and forums (not limited to Duke Nukem Forever).

Duke Nukem Repository
Maps, utilities, and more.

Come Get Some!
Duke Nukem 3D custom map reviews and downloads.

Mikko Sandt Duke Nukem (MSDN)
Another Duke Nukem 3D custom map download and review site.

Shadow Warrior Central
Fan page and map archive for the original 3D Realms Shadow Warrior.

Legacy of Kain

Dark Chronicle
Extensive information on the Legacy of Kain series.

Nosgothic Realm
General Legacy of Kain fan site.

The Lost Worlds
A site focused on cut content and development info for the games of the Legacy of Kain series. Also includes some viewing/editing tools for the game data files.

Blood Omnicide
Fan project attempting to create a modernized version of Blood Omen. Possibly dormant.

Gratis games

Caiman free games
A big archive of gratis games. Lots of old, obscure, and quirky stuff can be found here if you dig around.

Another Turrican fan game, this one with an updated look. Also has a level editor.

Sauerbraten (Cube 2)
A mostly multiplayer-oriented FPS with an interesting in-game level editor. A GNU/Linux version is available.

Jocke the Beast
Small gratis games by Jocke the Beast, mostly QBASIC based.

A quirky old horror/fantasy shooter for DOS, formerly shareware.

Cyberdogs Emporium
Site dedicated to Cyberdogs and C-Dogs.

Mega Man Maker
A Mega Man fan game combining elements of the various NES versions, with a focus on creating and sharing custom levels. Tons of fun.

Wargame Project
A retro strategy game with a fantasy theme for modern Windows, reminiscent of SSG's Warlords games.

A FLOSS Doom clone which runs on Doom source ports.

A FLOSS RTS with 3D rendered graphics and several factions, expanded from the older two-faction Glest.

Games archive site. Old but a good archive of titles from the early 2000s.

Game utilities

WAD, PK3 and other game archive resource manager, as well as level editor for Doom-engine games.

An editor for Quake, Quake 2 and Hexen 2 maps, and tutorials for its use.

A free clone of Valve's Hammer editor. No longer in development.

220 Map Converter
Map conversion utility which lets you use Hammer (or its free clone Sledge) to create maps for older Quake-engine games, including Hexen II and Heretic II.

Psuedorandom map generator, primarily for Doom engine games.

An open-source image editor similar to Deluxe Paint, with a focus on editing paletted images such as 256-color VGA.

Dege's stuffs
Notable for dgVoodoo, a wrapper that can help get old 3D-accelerated games for Voodoo cards running on newer hardware.

Games misc.

Vampire Engine Workshop
Modding information for Raven games MageSlayer and Take No Prisoners.
Hosts a variety of archives for older games, including the idgames archive for Doom-engine games, as well as Quake, Unreal, Wolfenstein 3D, Duke Nukem 3D, etc.
Collected ROM hacks and ROM hacking info.

Mirrors of various old game-related (mostly FPS) file hosting. Good for an archaeology trip.

S&F Prod.
Dormant site that has a lot of good info, utilities, cheats etc. for oldschool (mostly DOS) games.

Tolkien computer games
A dormant old page dedicated to reviews and links for JRR Tolkien inspired games and game mods.
Fan page for the Warlords TBS series (only, no Battlecry). Has patches, downloadable scenarios, etc.

The Claw Recluse
Fan site for Monolith's PC platformer Claw, with custom levels and lots more.

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Online
Fan site for Jazz Jackrabbit 2, including custom level archives.

Seravy's Sanctuary
Author of Caster of Magic. Currently available are MUGEN and Touhou related material.
A united hub for three Turrican fan page projects, including info on the official games, fan games and clones, levels for T2002/Hurrican, etc.

Turrican SETA
Fan page for Turrican as well as fangames and similar games. Includes an archive of user-created levels for T2002 and Hurrican.

Doom Wad Station
Fairly cheesy site design, but has many downloadable add-ons for not only Doom & Doom 2, but also covers Doom 3, Doom 2016, the various Quakes, Heretic, Hexen, Duke Nukem 3D and Wolfenstein 3D.

Stunts Illusion
Neil McRae's fan page for Stunts, with lots of custom tracks. Also his add-ons for other games like Duke Nukem and Commander Keen.

Homepage of the Oldternet
Oldschool web style with 16-color icons, Doom WADs, NES ROMhacks, etc.

X-BoT's OMF Universe
Fan page for One Must Fall 2097 and One Must Fall Battlegrounds, with a variety of info and downloads.

DOS haven: 21st Century DOS Games
A page dedicated to games released for DOS post 2000.

NecroBones Headquarters
Ed T. Toton III's page, including old games he released under the "NecroBones" moniker, and game addons, among other things.

DAV Levels
DAV's maps and mods for Doom2, Heretic, Hexen, Half-Life, Quake and Quake2.

Fighting Fantasy Project
Fighting Fantasy fanbooks that you can play online.

A fan wiki dedicated to the Commander Keen series and mods for it.

An unofficial reimplimentation of the second Commander Keen trilogy that works on GNU/Linux.

Developer of freeware games with an oldschool-like style.

Phrozen Keep
Diablo II mods & stuff

Hallfiry's unofficial Blizzard archive
A wealth of info and files pertaining to classic Blizzard games.

NY00123's Web Page
Mostly Duke3D/BUILD related but has some stuff related to Commander Keen and such as well.
Stagnant page with some outdated links, but has some material related to Abuse/fRaBs/an Abuse SDL port.

The Castlevania Dungeon
A Castlevania fan site.

Castlevania: The Inverted Dungeon
Another Castlevania fan site.

Personal site with a bunch of maps for various games.

Mantera's Lords of Magic Special Edition Website
A fan site for Lords of Magic with info, maps, mods, and modding tools.

Metroid Construction
A site dedicated to modding the various Metroid games.

Metroid Recon
A fan site for the Metroid series.

Perilous Crystal Caves
A Crystal Caves fan & trivia site.

An archive of ZZT mods.

An archive of MegaZeux versions and mods.

DOS Game Modding Wiki
Wiki of file format and modding information for various DOS games.

ROM Detectives
Wiki of information on memory cheats and modding for 8-bit / 16-bit games consoles.

Dungeon Master Encyclopaedia
Massive amounts of information on the Dungeon Master games, also including Windows port and mods.

Androthi's Classic Games
A really oldschool-style web site mostly dedicated to cheat codes and trainers.

Kult Cover Disks
Preservation site for gaming magazine cover CDs.

SynTax Adventure Magazine
Archive of a gaming e-zine that ran from 1989-2004, focused primarily on the adventure genre for Atari ST and later PC.

Various files, including DOS shareware archives, magazine/catalog scans, and other oddities.

The CRPG Addict
One player's journey through the history of computer RPGs with playthrough reports, reviews and discussion. Quite interesting albeit spoiler-heavy.

Games general

Games database.

Online Games DatenBank
Games database, in German.

Libre Game Wiki
A wiki index of games that are both FLOSS code & libre media.

Open Source Game Clones
Index of FLOSS reimplemantations/similar games to various proprietary games sorted by what proprietary game they offer replacement components for. The list does have a lot of cruft listings of projects that are abandoned, non-functional, not truly FLOSS, or otherwise fairly useless, but it is possible to find some good stuff in there.

RGB Classics
Old games, legal downloads (freeware / shareware / demo).
Freeware & shareware game downloads for DOS, and DOS games forum.


A superior choice for compression software. Free and open source.

A quality index of freeware and shareware programs. While they don't ban adware entirely, they at least filter out the worst, and warn you about packages that try to install crap.

The Free Country
An extensive index of free (as in beer) programming utilities, website dev info, and other handy things.


Zophar's Domain
A venerable emulation site that has been around for years but is still updated. A lot of historical material can be found here.

A great NES emulator with a lot of handy extra features like debugging and disassembling.

Emulator for various Commodore microcomputers (VIC-20, 64, etc.)

D-Fend Reloaded
A frontend that simplifies installing and using DOSBox. You can set it up to launch Windows games, too.

Vintage hardware & software

An project to create a compatible replacement for MS-DOS using primarily FLOSS components. Compatibility with actual old computers is somewhat spotty in my experience.

Phils Computer Lab
Vintage PC enthusiast site where you can find, among other things, drivers and benchmarks for older DOS/Windows 9x era hardware.

BTTR Software
Open-source utilities and applications for DOS.

The Oldskool PC
Dedicated to old PCs and their software, particularly from the 80s.
You can find old versions of various software downloads here. Handy if you're looking for a version that will run on an older system.

The Dark Corner BBS
Various vintage/DOS sorts of files including programs, source code, and music.
Various boot floppy images for old OSes.

Phat Code
Oldschool and demoscene tools, programs, games, etc. Particular emphasis on QBASIC.

Powerful hex editor that offers a DOS version.

Bret Johnson's DOS utilities
A DOS USB driver and some small DOS TSR programs by Bret Johnson including a slowdown utility, some with source code.

A lightweight MIDI player for DOS. Open source.

Hall of Light
A game database dedicated specifically to the Commodore Amiga.

Atari Mania
Information and game databases for various Atari systems, both computers and consoles.

Very Old Games On New Systems - a forum originally focused on emulation, but which also has sections for discussion about gaming on vintage computers.


Open Watcom
The open-source continuation of the Watcom C compiler, which can build DOS executables and was used in the creation of some DOS-era games, including the Witchaven games and hence EGwhaven as well. You can also download the last version of the old Watcom. Unlike some other compilers there are no strings attached to download.

SWAG - SourceWare Archive Group
A collection of various code snippets and program source for the Pascal language. Frozen since 1997, primarily oriented towards Turbo Pascal.

Programming MS-DOS With Power
Reference for various DOS programming techniques.

256-Color VGA Programming in C
A basic introduction to handling VGA graphics in DOS.

Paul Hsieh's WATCOM C/C++ Programmer's FAQ
Various bits of info on using the Watcom compiler.

Ralf Brown's Interrupt List
Invaluable for low-level DOS programming.

Learn Assembly Programming With ChibiAkumas
Assembly programming tutorials and hardware info for various old computer and console CPUs, with an emphasis on homebrew game development.

Game Programming in C with the NCurses Library
A clear and simple introduction to programming with NCurses.

A Simple Makefile Tutorial
Makefile syntax demystified.

Rooms and Mazes: A Procedural Dungeon Generator
Interesting article on an approach to pseudorandom map generation for Roguelike games, etc.
Various information on programming/modifying NES games.

MaiZure's Projects
Various analyses and tutorials for programming, mostly related to old games.

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