[-StrifE-] Nov 4, 2012 @ 6:03am
Win8 Issues
Ever since I updated to Win8, The Ultimate Doom takes quite a long time to start up during the init process in dosbox. And once it starts, I'm stuck on the splash screen with no sound and no input. Neither a keyboard press nor a mouse click gets me anywhere. Didn't have any problems with Win7.

Anyone else having these issues? Any suggestions on how to fix it? I'm not using any mods. I enjoy the game "stock" without any extra features.
Last edited by [-StrifE-]; Nov 4, 2012 @ 6:04am
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UnluckyDuckie Nov 5, 2012 @ 1:19pm 
Try getting a sourceport such as zDoom or Skulltag. DOSbox is pretty awful, though if you want to stick with it you should look for their forums and ask around there.
HeXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Nov 5, 2012 @ 4:06pm 
Try Chocolate Doom, it is an attempt to replicate the original DOS game as closely as possible while still running on newer hardware and platforms. Even saves and mouse configurations can be transfered over from Classic DOS Doom (which the community refers to as "Vanilla Doom") to Chocolate Doom.
[-StrifE-] Nov 8, 2012 @ 5:41pm 
Thank you for the replys. I ended up with zDoom. It seemed to be still in development, and was the most flexible as far as options and features.
RiNT Dec 24, 2012 @ 11:49am 
Thanks for replies. I solve same problem with GzDoom.
renegadeshep Dec 30, 2012 @ 2:20pm 
I have this same problem but I want to be able to play on Steam. Ugh.
dolmar Dec 30, 2012 @ 2:30pm 
i also...
renegadeshep Dec 30, 2012 @ 2:33pm 
This sucks, the Doom games were like 3 bucks and I got super excited but I guess I'll just play the xbox versions. Ugh.
RiNT Dec 30, 2012 @ 3:03pm 
that's boring, when're you playing game, your status doesn't seem as "playing Doom".
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CorneliousJD Dec 30, 2012 @ 5:02pm 
Also having the same issue. If I'm buying a game on Steam, I expect it to work without jumping through hoops of getting doomsday, or chocolate doom, or anything else. Honestly, I'm just requesting a refund on this. I already have DOOM 3 BFG edition, and if I just need the WAD files to play in Chocolate, then I've already got it...
renegadeshep Dec 30, 2012 @ 5:20pm 
Exactly!

Originally posted by CorneliousJD:
Also having the same issue. If I'm buying a game on Steam, I expect it to work without jumping through hoops of getting doomsday, or chocolate doom, or anything else. Honestly, I'm just requesting a refund on this. I already have DOOM 3 BFG edition, and if I just need the WAD files to play in Chocolate, then I've already got it...
Nootzie Jan 1, 2013 @ 4:32pm 
i have this problem to so i guess i am gonna have to get the xbla version
HeXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Jan 1, 2013 @ 7:13pm 
The original DOS version that this is does not work but source ports will. Doom was meant for keyboard and mouse!! http://steamcommunity.com/groups/odamex
renegadeshep Jan 1, 2013 @ 9:51pm 
Originally posted by jjt4415:
i have this problem to so i guess i am gonna have to get the xbla version

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JJDJay Jan 7, 2013 @ 12:44am 
This fixed the Windows 8 problem for me. I changed the line fulldouble=true to fulldouble=false in the files called ultimate.conf and ultimatem.conf (I'm not sure which one Steam uses) which are located in the folder call base in the Ultimate DOOM folder.
renegadeshep Jan 7, 2013 @ 2:34pm 
thanks for the intel but i dont know how to do that but ill try thank you
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