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Steam Overlay for DOOM II with Simple Steps & Pictures
This will explain with simple & easy to follow steps how to get the Steam overlay working for DOOM II using ZDoom or another source port.
Hi, I hope this guide will get the Steam overlay for DOOM II working for you.
It's fairly straight forward, and I try to "For Dummies" this guide as much as I can. Feel free to ask anymore questions you have, and let me know if I should add a step or something to a step.
The overlay will allow for screenshots, broadcasting and everything else the overlay gives. Launching with custom settings with the Steam launch options also becomes available.
Things you need: Windows OS. (This guide is done with 7 but I imagine it'd work with 8/10 and probably XP.) DOOM II on Steam. (Duh.) ZDoom, or another source port. If you choose another, you should have some knowledge of it to troubleshoot any differences. (Although there shouldn't be many.) Notepad++, a file editing program.
This will most likely work with most source ports, but for this guide I will be using ZDoom for my examples. I assume as long as you can get to step 5 with your source port and have it launch through Steam, the rest of the guide will work.
appinfo.vdf is usually in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\appcache", but it will be where ever you installed Steam at.
Step 8: Open/Edit appinfo.vdf with Notepad++
Right click appinfo.vdf and edit it with NP++
Step 9: Open the "Find" menu in NP++
Step 10: Find the .bats we are going to change (2 total changes)
In the find menu, switch to the replace tab. One at a time, of course, find "doom2.bat" and "doom2 + mouse.bat" and replace both with "base\dosbox.exe" without the quotes. (see pictures) Note: I use "base\dosbox.exe" to keep it the same format as Ultimate DOOM and Final DOOM.
Step 11: Save appinfo.vdf and close NP++
Make sure to just save and not to save as another file type.
Step 12: Restart Steam
Self-explanatory, exit Steam and open it again.
Step 13: Enjoy DOOM II!
You should now be ready to enjoy DOOM II with Steam overlay (Screenshots, broadcasting) and launch commands!