The Ultimate DOOM

The Ultimate DOOM

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DOSBox - Getting the best out of Ultimate Doom
By Arcade Goon
Step by step guide to setting up DOSBox the best it can be for The Ultimate Doom on Steam.
Go Here.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Ultimate Doom\base

Open this file in notpad.

Change these lines to read.


Save the file but leave it open, we still need to add some stuff.
Download Novert from here.

Extract files from .zip file you downlaoded and put them in the base folder.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Ultimate Doom\base

Go back to the base folder.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Ultimate Doom\base

Open this file with note pad again.


When the file is open in notepad. At the bottom it will look like this.[/b]

mount c .\base
doom.exe -config MOUSE.CFG

Change it to look like this. The word novert is the difference, insert it as below and save.

mount c .\base
doom.exe -config MOUSE.CFG

Hi-Quality MIDI Sounds
Open the files listed below in notepad and change the values to read as below.


The files are located in the base folder.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Ultimate Doom\base

Change these values
snd_channels 8
snd_musicdevice 8

Save and close.
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Belphegore Oct 16 @ 5:12pm 
Well, may game was running at a decent resolution until I did all this. Now I'm seeing it in 100x100 box.
Ross Oct 2 @ 1:01pm 
This is absolutely the best way to play the game on Steam.
delcorpo00 Jul 12 @ 7:36pm 
how to you get the gamepad to work?
JæyP May 31 @ 11:52am 
What an amazing trick.
edonway Apr 6 @ 12:32pm 
doom gets to game screen and I can't get farther cant play game...
Arcade Goon  [author] Mar 3 @ 4:08pm 
To anyone having trouble, try using Zandronum, it's a source port of the Doom code to run on modern machines. Higher resolution and all that jazz.
Paragon of the Wilds Mar 2 @ 10:47pm 
Verrucker, when I first downloaded the game, it worked fine. I haven't tried the above txt file changes, so those may fix it, but yes I have been having the same problem. When I try to boot Ultimate DOOM, the DOS Box appears, the screen goes black to change resolution and load the game, and then DOS Box crashes. On a note that's not exactly related to this thread, I downloaded the whole Classic DOOM package, and all the other games seem to work...except that my system locks up when I try to quit them, and I have to log out and log back in.
wiredwullff Feb 22 @ 4:57am 
Why can't you just write a file to run all this when you install? seems straightforward enough if just a little cumbersome and complicated. Unreal Tournament used to require a manual download of a file to make it work and then they just worked it into the download.....mauybe if you just had a place where you could download the righ file for the platform (windows version) ans bit size....I keep having this problem with it even if it's working it fails and I fix.....and that takes time especailly following your directions....which nonetheless may work the best.....also it fails but if I go right into the game files All the DOOM DOS games that fail still work (like test app file for master levels of Doom). Does it really have to be this complicated?
Marona Feb 21 @ 3:47pm 
Thanks for the guide! Used it on Doom 2. I found it weird how the videos have better sound than mine and this fixed it (thought it was my midi driver at first lmao)
Scrungo Feb 13 @ 9:40pm 
it still has a small resolution