agent00kevin™ 5 jan 2013 à 21h39
How to run Doom II in Windows 8
Run it in compatibility mode for Windows 95

Then you have to edit both the doom2.cfg and Doom2m.cfg files to change this:

fullscreen=false

Then look down a little further and change this:

waitonerror=false

Now find Dosbox.cfg and change waitonerror to false as well.


BOTH files have these settings and BOTH files must be changed AND be the same.

If those dont work do this too:

fulldouble=false

in both doom2.cfg and doom2m.cfg.


Now when the game starts, to use fullscreen just hit Alt+Enter.

This is only for Doom II. I have not yet messed around with any other flavors of Doom on W8.

Enjoy!
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ruslan_fd 6 jan 2013 à 9h38 
thx bro!
agent00kevin™ 6 jan 2013 à 15h32 
ruslan_fd a écrit :
thx bro!

Your welcome :)

Enjoy some old-school gaming!
Gur501 7 jan 2013 à 16h23 
how do i change compatibility mode?
agent00kevin™ 7 jan 2013 à 16h46 
Gur501 a écrit :
how do i change compatibility mode?

Browse to the folder and find Doom2.exe. Right click on it and open the properties. Go to the compatability tab and select Windows 95.

Also, W8 should have a 'troubleshoot compatability' option when right clicking, but it will set it to XP mode. You may have to run the troubleshooter before you can access the Compatability tab anyway.

It would probably run doing all of the above minus the compatability thing, but I think as its a DOS game from 1994, setting it to W 95 is a good idea. My logic in that is though the game may start, it may not run well or crash at some point when W8 doesnt agree with what its doing. Might as well set it up for the closest OS you can.
MISHY 8 jan 2013 à 23h34 
thank you so much!!! took me forever to figure it out, but i got it! much appreciated.
Rowsdower 14 jan 2013 à 21h00 
thought that microsoft was past making bad backwards compatibilty. Is there any other application that doesnt make the transition well?
Clowerweb 27 nov 2013 à 21h54 
You can skip most of this, actually. Go to (your steam install directory)\Steam\steamapps\common\Doom 2\DOOM2.EXE - right click -> compatibility tab -> Run in compatibility mode for... and choose either Windows 95 or 98.

Next, edit dosbox.conf -> set fulldouble=true (default is false), save it and run the game. No changes to the doom2 or doom2m conf files. Tested with Windows 8.1 Pro x64.
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agent00kevin™ 27 nov 2013 à 23h14 
Clowerweb a écrit :
You can skip most of this, actually. Go to (your steam install directory)\Steam\steamapps\common\Doom 2\DOOM2.EXE - right click -> compatibility tab -> Run in compatibility mode for... and choose either Windows 95 or 98.

Next, edit dosbox.conf -> set fulldouble=true (default is false), save it and run the game. No changes to the doom2 or doom2m conf files. Tested with Windows 8.1 Pro x64.

So you just reposted my fix and left a couple important things out. Good job :/

The reason it doesnt start on both of our W8 machines is because it encounters an error and hangs. You change it to ignore the error so it continues.

I also wouldnt recommend Windows 98 as your choice for compatibility mode as the game is from 1994. What works for you may not work for everyone, and thats already proven as it doesnt work that easily on our machines. Machines that were running on a very fresh install of W8.

What I posted is a guaranteed 100% fix regardless of your particular issue. Its all inclusive, which is obviously the best way to handle posting a fix for various hardware and software configurations.
Sixth 8 déc 2013 à 2h37 
It does work when the fulldouble is false.
YAY!
1 problem...
I STILL SLIDE ALL OVER THE PLACE WHEN TURNING!
MrEWhite 8 déc 2013 à 14h16 
Sho Minamimoto a écrit :
It does work when the fulldouble is false.
YAY!
1 problem...
I STILL SLIDE ALL OVER THE PLACE WHEN TURNING!:fmad:
Thats how the game was made
[DFS] Cybrodemon 30 déc 2013 à 10h28 
This seems like it would work, but I cant open the CONF files with notepad, or anything for that matter. What do?
Jesse 2 jan à 6h09 
Wow, it worked thanks!
agent00kevin™ 2 jan à 7h55 
DABUTT a écrit :
Wow, it worked thanks!

Youre Welcome :) Glad you can enjoy some old school Doom.
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Askaron 4 jan à 3h42 
Thank you
And please, move it to "guides", so that we can add it to favorites.
PromiserOfDeath 4 jan à 20h51 
I don't have a doom2.cfg and Doom2m.cfg files in my Doom 2 Base folder.
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