MadTom Dec 31, 2012 @ 6:03pm
How to aim in doom?
I can only move (using keyboard), look left, look right (using mice) and shoot (mice LB).
Are the game settings just like that or what?

How can I look up or down, and if can I add a cross for aiming?
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goose64 Dec 31, 2012 @ 11:27pm 
you can only move, you can't aim, there are no corss hairs and you can't jump. This is at least for the first doom I have not played the others so I can't speak for the controls in them
Thumbtack Jake Jan 1, 2013 @ 1:55am 
Yup, you can only look left and right, no up and down aiming. Mind you, these were made in 1993-1995 if I remember correctly.
flamepanther Jan 1, 2013 @ 3:08am 
Vertical aiming at targets is done automatically, so there's no need for looking up and down.
MadTom Jan 1, 2013 @ 5:14pm 
Got it, then I understand I’m not wasting my ammo.
And it’s a very good game, thanks guys.
TJ Vinny Jan 1, 2013 @ 9:30pm 
a very good game indeed
SevR Jan 2, 2013 @ 8:46am 
Actually Playing Doom would have answered your question within seconds....which leaves the real question, why would you post with that quaestion at all?
Soulless Jan 2, 2013 @ 3:35pm 
You can aim, crouch, jump, etc with free software like Zdoom, and many others, if you have the files from the original games
MadTom Jan 2, 2013 @ 4:19pm 
Originally posted by WyrM:
Actually Playing Doom would have answered your question within seconds....which leaves the real question, why would you post with that quaestion at all?

Can’t look up, means I can’t check out if there are items; can’t look down, means I can’t check out the pit have an exit way or just a death pit.
Both ways, make the control very uncomfortable.
SevR Jan 2, 2013 @ 6:17pm 
Originally posted by MadTom:
Originally posted by WyrM:
Actually Playing Doom would have answered your question within seconds....which leaves the real question, why would you post with that quaestion at all?

Can’t look up, means I can’t check out if there are items; can’t look down, means I can’t check out the pit have an exit way or just a death pit.
Both ways, make the control very uncomfortable.

Are you stating that the bulb didn't light up when you started playing and realized you can not look up and down?
Rapxtor Jan 2, 2013 @ 6:21pm 
Now I have queation about Zoom in Doom 3, in this edition it doesnt seem to have zoom key, each is odd, because the old Doom 3 version had some kind of mini zoom, this is intented or is lacking something?
[senpai] Kevans Evans Jan 2, 2013 @ 7:54pm 
If you want up/dpwn look for doom, go download the source port Zdoom, it's a very powerful engine, and far better than the one in BFG. Once you have that, find the IWADS inside the Doom 3 steamapps folder (you're looking for "DOOM.WAD", "DOOM2.WAD", and "NERVE.WAD") and put them in the folder where you extracted Zdoom. Play around with the settings until you find what best suits you. And yes, crosshairs are there too.
The Snakester Jan 3, 2013 @ 8:27am 
yeah you can only go forward backward left and right in doom 1 and 2 but you have a crosshair and can look up and down in and also jump in doom 3 hope this helps
Jay Dry Jan 4, 2013 @ 1:53am 
That's classic Doom! You can aim vertically (freelook) in source ports like ZDaemon (depending on server settings if you play online)

ZDaemon link[zdaemon.org]
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