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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.
[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.
10 Comments
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LxD Lu_e Jul 9 @ 12:29am 
Anything like this needed for DOOM II, Master Levels, or Final DOOM ?

Thanks
Van Klomp Jul 4 @ 6:24pm 
Works great. Thanks.
†SlayeR† Jun 29 @ 8:01am 
Thanks alot, awesome guide.
Space_Cheese Jun 27 @ 1:24pm 
Will any of this work for doom 2. The graphics part?
Space_Cheese Jun 22 @ 6:11am 
Nevermind, used notepad. Thanks for the guide, its marvelous.
spidermastermind100 May 21 @ 6:01am 
Wow, I can't believe I can acces to Steam Community while in Ultimate Doom (with openglnb), but it's glitchy at starting the game on loading DOSBOX, but I changed output to ddraw and it's normally starting the game. Thanks for fixing my resolution problem,man! ;)
DudeDesigns Jan 5 @ 5:06am 
Fantastic guide, especially the midi sounds portion. I absolutely forgot the DOSbox version could be run with midi sound.
Arcade Goon  [author] Dec 23, 2013 @ 12:19pm 
Thanks Einherjar! The black bars are from the forced aspect ratio, I don't think the original supported widescreen. For the best experience (in widescreen) a source port like GZDoom would be best.
Arcade Goon  [author] Nov 4, 2013 @ 4:37am 
Thanks, fixed.
Killer Commando Nov 3, 2013 @ 2:18pm 
Nice guide but the novert part didnt work for me. I did get it working with these settings.

[autoexec]

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