Master Levels for DOOM II

Master Levels for DOOM II

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How to run Brutal Doom or Project Brutality on Steam for Windows!
By slyfuldragon
This guide is to help you getting Brutal Doom to run through Steam.
It's very simple actually.
 
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Getting Started
What you will need
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Brutal Doom
  • Brutal Doom (most recent version located here or in case that is deleted {LINK REMOVED} )
  • Zandronum (at least version 2.0. Latest version 2.1 located here [zandronum.com] or Latest GZDoom here [devbuilds.drdteam.org]
  • Doom WAD files and folders
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Project Brutality (For GZDoom only)*
  • Project Brutality (most recent version is v20 located here or the version that worked for me {LINK REMOVED}.
  • Latest GZDoom here [devbuilds.drdteam.org]
  • Doom WAD files and folders
* - note that you will need to run either Brutal Doom or Project Brutality, you cannot run both otherwise you will come accross crashes
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Brutal Doom Steps (Zandronum)
  1. Have Doom purchased through Steam.
  2. Download the latest version of Brutal Doom (version 20 currently)
  3. Download the lastest version of Zandronum (version 2.1 currently)
  4. Install Doom then locate the folder in explorer (Steam/steamapps/common/(Doom)
  5. Open the Zandronum 2.1 installer, select the "Portable Installation" option, then install.
  6. Open /base folder (if you are in the Master Levels of Doom folder you will not see a /base folder. That's ok, just apply the following steps below in that folder -- as if you are treating it like it's a /base folder)
  7. In another window, locate where you've installed Zandronum 2.1
  8. Copy all files from the Zandronum 2.1 installation folder to your Steam Doom /base folder
  9. Delete dosbox.exe, then rename zandronum.exe to dosbox.exe
  10. Open the brutalv20.zip (your downloaded Brutal Doom Mod)
  11. Copy and paste all contents within brutalv20.zip over to the 'skins' folder located within the /base doom steam folder
  12. Rinse and repeat for however many Doom games you want to apply this to (The Ulitmate Doom, Doom II, Final Doom, and Master Levels of Doom)
  13. "Play" Doom through Steam and you will have Brutal Doom automatically loaded
  14. Enjoy
Brutal Doom Steps (GZDoom)
  1. Have Doom purchased through Steam.
  2. Download the latest version of Brutal Doom (version 20 currently)
  3. Download the latest version of GZDoom
  4. Install Doom then locate the folder in explorer (Steam/steamapps/common/(Doom)
  5. Open the GZDoom 7zip file you downloaded [e.g. gzdoom-g2.1.pre-1159-gfbefe13.7z]
  6. Open /base folder (if you are in the Master Levels of Doom folder you will not see a /base folder. That's ok, just apply the following steps below in that folder -- as if you are treating it like it's a /base folder)
  7. Copy all files from the GZDoom 7zip folder to your Steam Doom /base folder
  8. Delete dosbox.exe, then rename gzdoom.exe to dosbox.exe
  9. Open the brutalv20.zip (your downloaded Brutal Doom Mod)
  10. Copy and paste all contents within brutalv20.zip over to the '/base' folder located within the doom steam folder
  11. Run the game once to have the gzdoom-(YourPCUserNameHere).ini created automatically.
  12. Open the 'gzdoom-(YourPCUserNameHere).ini' and scroll down to where you see [doom.Autoload]
  13. Type or Copy/Paste Path=brutalv20.pk3 right under [doom.Autoload]
  14. Rinse and repeat for however many Doom games you want to apply this to (The Ultimate Doom, Doom II, Final Doom, and Master Levels of Doom)
  15. Extract the contents of Blzut3's Unoffical Master Levels for Doom II Patcher (masterlevelspatch.7z), run the patch.exe, and point to the folder where all of the Master Level WADs are then hit the "ok" button
  16. Save the master.wad file in the Steam Master Levels of Doom folder then open the 'gzdoom-(YourPCUserNameHere).ini' and scroll down to where you see [doom.Autoload]
  17. Type or Copy/Paste Path=master.wad right under Path=brutalv20.pk3 in the [doom.Autoload] section
  18. "Play" Doom through Steam and you will have Brutal Doom automatically loaded
  19. Enjoy

Note that the Master Levels (master.wad) will not appear on the IWAD selection menu, don't worry. You will see the selection to play the Master Levels upon starting a new game.
Project Brutality (GZDoom only)*
  1. Have Doom purchased through Steam.
  2. Download the latest version of Project Brutality (currently 6-27-15)
  3. Download the latest version of GZDoom
  4. Install Doom then locate the folder in explorer (Steam/steamapps/common/(Doom)
  5. Open the GZDoom 7zip file you downloaded [e.g. gzdoom-g2.1.pre-1159-gfbefe13.7z]
  6. Open /base folder (if you are in the Master Levels of Doom folder you will not see a /base folder. That's ok, just apply the following steps below in that folder -- as if you are treating it like it's a /base folder)
  7. Copy all files from the GZDoom 7zip folder to your Steam Doom /base folder
  8. Delete dosbox.exe, then rename gzdoom.exe to dosbox.exe
  9. Open the Project_Brutality_6-27-15.zip (your downloaded Project Brutality Doom Mod)
  10. Copy and paste all contents within Project_Brutality_6-27-15.zip over to the '/base' folder located within the doom steam folder
  11. Run the game once to have the gzdoom-(YourPCUserNameHere).ini created automatically.
  12. Open the 'gzdoom-(YourPCUserNameHere).ini' and scroll down to where you see [doom.Autoload]
  13. Type or Copy/Paste Path=Project_Brutality_Final.pk3 right under [doom.Autoload]
  14. Rinse and repeat for however many Doom games you want to apply this to (The Ultimate Doom, Doom II, Final Doom, and Master Levels of Doom)
  15. Extract the contents of Blzut3's Unoffical Master Levels for Doom II Patcher (masterlevelspatch.7z), run the patch.exe, and point to the folder where all of the Master Level WADs are then hit the "ok" button
  16. Save the master.wad file in the Steam Master Levels of Doom folder then open the 'gzdoom-(YourPCUserNameHere).ini' and scroll down to where you see [doom.Autoload]
  17. Type or Copy/Paste Path=master.wad right under Path=Project_Brutality_Final.pk3 in the [doom.Autoload] section
  18. "Play" Doom through Steam and you will have Brutal Doom automatically loaded
  19. Enjoy

* - note (again) that you will need to run either Brutal Doom or Project Brutality, you cannot run both otherwise you will come across crashes
Note that the Master Levels (master.wad) will not appear on the IWAD selection menu, don't worry. You will see the selection to play the Master Levels upon starting a new game.
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3 Comments
Pericles.fa Oct 17, 2017 @ 10:52am 
Thank's so much!
slyfuldragon  [author] Nov 20, 2015 @ 6:36pm 
No problem at all. Glad it helps!
AstroNut Nov 20, 2015 @ 5:32pm 
Great guide! Thanks so much because I was looking for how to install Brutal Doom but I could never find out how