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Screenshot from GothicDM.

This is a screenshot of a third-party level or other extension for a Doom-series game. Although the licenses of most editors and utilities allow mod designers to retain ownership of their work, the actual gameplay still embodies certain aspects of the original title, which are under the copyright of id Software, its licensees, and/or its distributors. Therefore, this image is displayed here under "fair use".

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  • No freely licensed alternative exists or could conceivably be created.
  • The screenshot is used to convey ideas which cannot be adequately represented by text alone, as part of a scholarly discussion about some aspect of the game. The image is never used in a purely decorative manner.
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  • For each image on the Doom Wiki, an associated description page attributes its source and details the rationale for fair use of copyrighted material. This description page is easily accessible whenever the image is presented in an article.

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  • GothicDM

    GothicDM (it is named Gothic DeathMatches in the accompanying text file but almost always...

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current14:47, March 19, 2005Thumbnail for version as of 14:47, March 19, 2005640 × 400 (77 KB)Fraggle (Talk | contribs)Screenshot from GothicDM. {{screenshot}}

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