Cogajon May 24, 2013 @ 12:28pm
How to fix Doom 2 on Windows 8 without source-codes or downloading programs
So, getting Doom 2 to work on Windows 8 is not a long, nor difficult task. I'd like to point out that I did actually get my help from the internet, but I did have to improvise a bit.
First, go to OS (C:) > Program Files (x86) > Steam > steamapps > common > Doom 2 > base
Right-click DOOM2 and go to 'Properties' then set compatability mode to Windows 95.
Then, go to doom2.conf and open it with Notepad.
Change 'fullscreen=true' to 'fullscreen=false' and 'waitonerror=true' to 'waitonerror=false'.
After that, go to doom2m.conf and do the same thing.
Then, open dosbox.conf and scroll down to where it says 'waitonerror=true' and change it to 'waitonerror=false'
Make sure you save these changes and close the files.
Go to your Steam Library and go to Doom 2: Hell on Earth and click 'Play'
If it still doesn't work, like it did for me, go to doom2.conf and change 'fulldouble=true' to 'fulldouble=false'
Do the same thing for doom2.conf.
After this, it should all work.
Hope this helped you! :)

P.S. This will work in any game that uses DOS box such as Doom, Heretic, or Hexen.

EDIT: Someone found an easier way. If you want the quick boring way out, try this. (I kid, do this but I'm keeping my solution because it took me ages to find that)

Originally posted by HuggeBear:
I found a MUCH easier fix. Instead of doing all of that, just change [sdl] output=ddraw to output=opengl. This fixed both my Ultimate Doom and Doom II games without changing compatibility modes or losing fullscreen capability. Hopefully this helps some of you.
Last edited by Cogajon; Jul 20 @ 9:25pm
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March of the Baldwin May 26, 2013 @ 3:37am 
Thank you for sharing! :)
shaaad May 28, 2013 @ 1:12pm 
Thank you, i will try this later. :))
Cogajon Jun 3, 2013 @ 8:22pm 
Bumping this up so people will see...
Don't mind me... :)
mspendl828 Jul 11, 2013 @ 1:23pm 
This worked! Thanks for sharing :)
fernandocacho86 Jul 21, 2013 @ 1:04pm 
YES! it really worked, thank you ma friend
hkid800 Aug 1, 2013 @ 1:50pm 
Thank you so much! It worked!
DividedZero Aug 1, 2013 @ 3:26pm 
Thank you so much! :D It works perfect!
Bingo Aug 1, 2013 @ 8:28pm 
How do I open it with Notepad? I try ''Open With'' and it says ''want to look for an app in the store?''
Bingo Aug 1, 2013 @ 8:28pm 
Anybody?
Cogajon Aug 1, 2013 @ 10:37pm 
Originally posted by Bingo:
Anybody?
Open With > choose default program
I believe.
Hermann Fegelein Aug 2, 2013 @ 6:09am 
what do you meen, do the same thing for doom2.conf, i thought we allready done that?
SASDST (凄 胡椒) Aug 2, 2013 @ 6:11am 
Originally posted by minecam123:
what do you meen, do the same thing for doom2.conf, i thought we allready done that?
doom2m.conf
Bingo Aug 2, 2013 @ 7:33am 
Originally posted by Cogajon:
Originally posted by Bingo:
Anybody?
Open With > choose default program
I believe.
Nevermind I got it
Bingo Aug 2, 2013 @ 7:46am 
Okay so... I did every single thing you did.
Now.... what do I do after I get to the title screen?
Cogajon Aug 2, 2013 @ 9:31am 
Originally posted by Bingo:
Okay so... I did every single thing you did.
Now.... what do I do after I get to the title screen? :serioussam:
Every time you get to the title screen, no matter what version of the game you're running, you always hit SPACE or Ctrl.
I didn't think to include that bit because that's how it is for every id Software game released before 2003.
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