Deathmatch Classic

{{Game Infobox
|image=FileDMC logo.jpg|250px
|name=''Deathmatch Classic''
|developer=Valve Corporation
|date=*14 March 1997 (as a mod)
*June 1, 2001 (as a retail game)
|genre=WikipediaFirst-player shooter|First-person shooter
|mode=WikipediaMultiplayer game|Multiplayer
|platform=WikipediaMicrosoft Windows|Windows, WikipediamacOS|macOS, WikipediaLinux|Linux
|distribution=WikipediaSteam (software)|Steam
|system=''Half-Life'' patch
|input=WikipediaKeyboard (computing)|Keyboard and WikipediaMouse (computing)|mouse
|series=''Half-Life and Portal universe|Half-Life''
'''''Deathmatch Classic''''', often abbreviated to '''''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 ''WikipediaDay 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 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.


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

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 types of bonuses are scattered over the maps which give the player a temporary special power Quad Damage, Invulnerability, and the Ring of Shadows.

{{Imagecat|Deathmatch Classic images}}

==External links==
*{{Steam|url=40|text=Deathmatch Classic}}
CategoryNon-canon games
CategoryMultiplayer games