DOOM II: Hell on Earth

DOOM II: Hell on Earth

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How to lunch doom 2 on Win 8
By shikuasssou
A small guide for those who have problems with running the game doom 2 on the operating system Windows 8
Perhaps many players with windows 8, was a pity that they could not nostalgy on the one of the most famous and iconic games 90 - Doom 2, when at startup nothing is happening ... especially if to consider the fact that the game was purchased. The instructions below will be given on how to fix it.
Run it in compatibility mode for Windows 95

Then you have to edit both the doom2.cfg and Doom2m.cfg files to change this:


Then look down a little further and change this:


Now find Dosbox.cfg and change waitonerror to false as well.

BOTH files have these settings and BOTH files must be changed AND be the same.

If those dont work do this too:


in both doom2.cfg and doom2m.cfg.

Now when the game starts, to use fullscreen just hit Alt+Enter.

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Trip Wyre Jan 9, 2017 @ 2:45pm 
I'm fairly certain there are other guides on here, but this guide doesn't quite seem to solve all my problems here. When I run it windowed, I have a window that's 200x150 in size.
Starfiregaming322 Oct 12, 2016 @ 8:57pm 
this is not my type of job can i hav a refund
Devlyiik Jan 5, 2016 @ 7:17am 
Thank you for your guide. It worked for me.
AmethystViper Jul 10, 2015 @ 10:24pm 
Correction on my part, it "ddraw" and "fulldouble" that causes DOSBox to not play Doom. It is possible to have "waitonerror" to true with DirectDraw rendering but double buffering with DirectDraw will not work on Windows 8/8.1.
Reven Vail Sep 6, 2014 @ 7:36pm 
I also found that upon launching just hit alt+enter and it goes to the settings then alt+entr agein and go to play
Benny Jul 10, 2014 @ 1:25pm 
Fox May 24, 2014 @ 4:20pm 
should the .cfg be know notepad files