DOOM II: Hell on Earth

DOOM II: Hell on Earth

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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. "Play" Doom through Steam and you will have Brutal Doom automatically loaded
  16. Enjoy
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 Ulitmate Doom, Doom II, Final Doom, and Master Levels of Doom)
  15. "Play" Doom through Steam and you will have Brutal Doom automatically loaded
  16. 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
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72 Comments
ghostboy1225 Dec 4, 2017 @ 1:17pm 
memphos you could use a doom launching program lots of people like ZDL there is doom launcher as well

i personally use rocket launcher 2.0
https://www . doomworld.com/vb/doom-general/87120-rocket-launcher-2-0-cross-platform-doom-front-end/
Memphos Dec 4, 2017 @ 11:25am 
How can I be sure? I mean, i have no experience with this kind of things, so i just copy-paste what i saw written on the guide, changing the name according to my files name if I thought it was necessary. I write down the path undert the autoload and doom2 autoload, but it doesn't work. Thank you for your answer
slyfuldragon  [author] Dec 4, 2017 @ 9:49am 
Make sure the mod is being launched in the correct section of the .ini
Memphos Dec 4, 2017 @ 4:39am 
Hello, I tried to run the new Project brutality following the instructions, and finally, after some fight with AVG and some permissions cleared, I should be ready to start. But, whenever i load the files, it always run classic doom, without any MOD. What am i getting wrong?
ghostboy1225 Sep 3, 2017 @ 11:06am 
the doom BFG edition Wads are valid yes just wont have all the +'s oin HP kits or swasktas
slyfuldragon  [author] Sep 1, 2017 @ 2:05pm 
I am unaware if it will work with those versions or not.
Field Marshal Duda Sep 1, 2017 @ 11:47am 
Does this work with Doom 3 BFG edition? Is there a way to play brutal doom with this version?
slyfuldragon  [author] Jul 13, 2017 @ 8:52am 
I haven't messed with ZDL myself, but I may add that once I try it out myself.
Sounds like a conflict in versions of the doom source but glad to hear you got it working for you.
Uzaru Jul 13, 2017 @ 3:49am 
Thanks for the response, but it turned out that didnt work either sadly.

What I did however that has worked for me and maybe it can be of help to other people:

I downloaded an old version of ZDL (3.1a). Made this the dosbox.exe in my /base folder of DOOM2, extracted GZDOOM.exe to the same folder, renamed this to "old". And now when I launch DOOM2 through steam, ZLD opens up and I can use the "old" file aka GZDOOM as the source port, select DOOM2.WAD for the IWAD, and then select "Project Brutality 2.03.pk3" for external file, and pressing launch in ZDL will launch Project Brutality for me whilst keeping me in-game now.

No steam overlay, but at least it tracks my hours, which I prefer anyway.

In-case anyone is curious, this is how the setup should look like:

http://i.imgur.com/qbB1lkm.jpg
slyfuldragon  [author] Jul 12, 2017 @ 7:14am 
Try putting that under all instances of doom then.
If not, put that only in the instance of Doom II.