Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny

Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny

Chubzdoomer Aug 3, 2013 @ 1:11pm
[TIP] Performance Increase!
If you purchased Spear of Destiny and played it without making any modifications, you probably noticed that it's somewhat jittery and not butter smooth like it should be. The source of the problem lies within the game's DOSBox configuration file.

To correct this, first navigate to the following directory:
Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Spear of Destiny\base

Now, find the SOD.conf file and open it with Notepad.

In the [sdl] section at the top, change fulldouble from true to false. This alleviates screen flickering caused by the next tweak and makes the game's sprites less blurry and more "crisp" like they should be.

Finally, scroll down until you reach the [cpu] section. Change cycles from auto to max and save your changes before closing the file.

The next time you play Spear of Destiny, it should run smooth as butter. This never should have been an issue and could've been avoided had the folks behind the Steam releases at id Software actually tested their games and compared them to how they were years ago on machines that were capable of running them properly. That little rant aside, I hope that you enjoy this little tip and that it makes your Wolfenstein 3D sessions more enjoyable!
Last edited by Chubzdoomer; May 4, 2014 @ 5:37pm
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Zyklon Aug 4, 2013 @ 4:35pm 
i'm assuming i should do this to my other dosbox games as well, cos none of them seem to run like they used to...
Zyklon Aug 4, 2013 @ 4:37pm 
as far as manually going in and tweaking config files. at least i'm not doing that to skyrim's .ini again! haha
Duck-and-Cover May 5, 2014 @ 2:13pm 
Thanks for the tip, it works great!
DJMatus Jun 2, 2014 @ 9:42am 
My game runs in a windowed mode now... any tips on getting the fullscreen mode back?
ReBoot Jun 15, 2014 @ 12:31pm 
Originally posted by DJMatus:
My game runs in a windowed mode now... any tips on getting the fullscreen mode back?
Press Alt+Enter
Kiwi the Felox Sep 20, 2014 @ 11:27pm 
What i do is very simple. While the game is running press left control and F12 to speed up it's play. Press left control and F8 to slow down it's play. But the bad thing about this is the more you speed up the play, the less sound you get, i don't know why? :P
Kiwi the Felox Oct 12, 2014 @ 10:49pm 
Wow, this really works. Thank you!
Mrkvus May 23, 2015 @ 12:10am 
Thank you very much. It works.
You should put this tip into guides section.
Last edited by Mrkvus; May 23, 2015 @ 12:11am
doomaxe Jul 26, 2015 @ 10:39pm 
Works like a champ. Thanks!
Now I can enjoy the damn game. Thank you sir.
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