Deathmatch Classic

{{Game Infobox
|image=FileDMC logo.jpg|250px
|name=Deathmatch Classic
|developer=Valve Corporation
|date=Mod 14 March 1997 RetailJune 1, 2001
|genre=WikipediaFirst-player shooter|First-person shooter
|mode=WikipediaMultiplayer game|Multiplayer
|platform=WikipediaMicrosoft Windows|Windows
|distribution=WikipediaSteam (software)|Steam
|system=''Half-Life'' patch
|input=WikipediaKeyboard (computing)|Keyboard and WikipediaMouse (computing)|mouse
|series=''Half-Life universe|Half-Life''
'''''Deathmatch Classic''''', also simply known as '''''DMC''''', is a multiplayer mod for ''Half-Life''. It was released as a free download with the patch of the game on June 1, 2001, but is now charged for on the WikipediaSteam (software)|Steam store.

FileDm quake dmc comparison 1.jpg|left|thumb|150px|Main room in ''Quake''.
FileDm quake dmc comparison 2.jpg|left|thumb|150px|The same room in ''Deathmatch Classic''.

''Deathmatch Classic'' was conceived by Valve Software|Valve as a tribute to Wikipediaid Software|id Software, and is essentially a remake of the multiplayer component of id's ''WikipediaQuake|Quake''.http// Half-Life Mods - Part 1 on GameSpy

The original release included five maps converted from ''Quake''. The gameplay is similar to ''Quake Deathmatch'', with essentially the same weapons (except the weapon for melée combat, which is Half-Life|''Half-Life'''s trademark crowbar instead of the original axe).http// Half-Life Mods - Part 2 on GameSpy DMC also imitates ''Quake'''s physics, which allows an advanced player to gain a lot of extra speed or jump very high by using a number of movement skills such as bunny hopping and rocket jumping.

FileDmcaction2.jpg|thumb|A battle in ''Deathmatch Classic''.

Not enjoying widespread popularity like the team-oriented ''Half-Life'' mods, ''wccounterstrikeCounter-Strike|Counter-Strike'' and ''wcdayofdefeatDay of Defeat|Day of Defeat'', DMC has found its fan base particularly among nostalgic deathmatch veterans. Further ''Quake'' maps were converted for DMC by fans, and original new maps designed.

Many of the DMC servers, including http// DMC Central and http// Free Fall DMC, offer a further modification of the game titled ''DMC Pro''. It includes a ''Quake''-style sound pack, custom maps, capture the flag and alternate versions of the default maps where the two most powerful weapons are more easily available, and there is a plenty of ammo for them. ''DMC Pro'' is characterized by extremely hectic action, the rocket launcher being practically the only weapon used.

===''DMC Source''===
In October 2004, an independent mod developer announced that he was starting work on ''DMC Source'', a conversion of ''Deathmatch Classic'' to the Source engine.http// It comes! DMC Source! on Steam User Forums Several people teamed up with him on this project, but it was eventually scrapped. Valve hasn't announced any plans of their own regarding the conversion of DMC to Source.

In October 2009, another independent mod developer started working on ''DMC Source''. Several people have teamed up with him on the project and it is currently in development. They planned to release it on June the 1st 2011.http// ''Deathmatch Classic Source'' on Mod DB


{{Main|List of weapons and items in Deathmatch Classic}}

The default game speed in DMC is somewhat slower than in ''Quake''. The weapons scale from the basic shotgun to the rocket launcher and the Lightning Gun, a powerful directed energy weapon. Three kinds of bonuses are scattered over the maps, which give the player a temporary special power "quad damage", "invulnerability", and the "ring of shadows", which turns the player into a ghostly, almost invisible figure.

{{Imagecat|Deathmatch Classic images}}

==External links==
*{{Steam|url=40|text=Deathmatch Classic}}
*http// ''Deathmatch Classic Source'' developer list on Mod DB


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