The Breadmaker Jul 22 @ 2:46pm
Possible to play .wad's?
So I bought Doom over the weekend and am absolutely loving it - first time player!
But after researching the history of the game, I discovered that it was the community that kept it alive with user-made maps in the form of .wad's - so I was wondering if these were still possible with Steam's version?
I'm new to modding so I have no idea if they'll work :S
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Tabris DarkPeace Jul 22 @ 8:03pm 
Yeah, you use the -wad [filename.wad] parameter to parse them in.
This may require tweaking of the DOSBox.conf file(s), so that DOOM is not loaded.
Then you can run DOOM -wad [filename.wad] from the C:\> prompt like back in the old days.

There are also launchers, etc. to play DOOM with 3rd party, community made content.
ZSyx Aug 14 @ 11:40am 
if i want to run Doom with DoomMetalVol4.wad where exactly i put the parameter? the wad file is located on the same directory of doom
Tabris DarkPeace Aug 16 @ 10:12am 
You need to edit the DOSBox .conf files [autoexec] section to add the parameter as it just runs the commands listed there blindly.
Conrad Aug 20 @ 3:47am 
Originally posted by The Breadmaker:
So I bought Doom over the weekend and am absolutely loving it - first time player!
But after researching the history of the game, I discovered that it was the community that kept it alive with user-made maps in the form of .wad's - so I was wondering if these were still possible with Steam's version?
I'm new to modding so I have no idea if they'll work :S

I would recommend checking out Doomseeker and Chocolate Doom.

Chocolate Doom is a very faithful Doom port, it will make Doom run at the correct speed (35fps) and Doom will look and play like it did in the 1994. I love DosBox but it's not ideal for games like this.

Doomseeker makes it easy to play online and offline with or without mods and custom maps.


Doomseeker:

http://doomseeker.drdteam.org/download.php

Don't forget to dl the Chocolate Plugin, copy/paste this file in Doomseeker's "engines" folder

Chocolate Doom:

http://www.chocolate-doom.org/wiki/index.php/Downloads

Great maps:

http://www.doomworld.com/cacowards/


Enjoy Doom.
Last edited by Conrad; Aug 20 @ 4:06am
Ernst Failmann Sep 12 @ 3:40pm 
Get ZDoom for that.
Quake is Love, Quake is Life. Sep 19 @ 11:48am 
best using Zdoom, msg me if you want any help ^_^
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