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.
 
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C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Ultimate Doom\base

Open this file in notpad.
ultimatem.conf

Change these lines to read.

fulldouble=false
fullresolution=desktop
output=openglnb
machine=Svga_S3
aspect=true

Save the file but leave it open, we still need to add some stuff.
Novert
Download Novert from here.
http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/index.php?id=12039

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.

ultimatem.conf

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

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


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

mount c .\base
c:
novert
doom.exe -config MOUSE.CFG
exit

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

DEFAULT.CFG
MOUSE.CFG

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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37 Comments
Ninja Tiger Apr 10 @ 7:17am 
Finally I can play the original doom through steam instead of having to use a source port
Rmmmike Mar 22 @ 4:31pm 
If you want better MIDI quality get a soundfont and use virtualmidisync, change your midi output in DOSBOX and you'll be good.
Rikimaru55 Feb 4 @ 5:25am 
@Arcade Goon if you want the best improvements and 95% of the mods i would choose GZDoom, and if you want the 100% Accurate retro experience i would go with Chocolate Doom as it does not need to bother with emulation issues such as with when DosBox.
spooky_uk Dec 30, 2016 @ 4:19am 
Quality, thanks.
The Horror Network | Embalmer Oct 16, 2016 @ 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, 2016 @ 1:01pm 
This is absolutely the best way to play the game on Steam.
delcorpo00 Jul 12, 2016 @ 7:36pm 
how to you get the gamepad to work?
JaeyP May 31, 2016 @ 11:52am 
What an amazing trick.
edonway Apr 6, 2016 @ 12:32pm 
doom gets to game screen and I can't get farther cant play game...
Arcade Goon  [author] Mar 3, 2016 @ 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.