This User Guide will help you with the basic features of the Doomsday Engine, such as locating your IWAD files, configuring your game profiles, and loading add-ons and resource packs.
Game controllers like gamepads can be enabled in the Input Settings via the Task Bar. Doomsday comes with a couple of binding presets for game controllers, but you can also bind the buttons and other controls manually in the game's Options menu.
When you have a game running, you may wish to adjust your display mode and renderer appearance settings. Doomsday's configuration options are always available in the Task Bar in the bottom of the screen.
Modding is a important part of DOOM-based games. Doomsday supports mods that are compatible with the original DOOM (vanilla 1.9).
The general idea is that you place the mods in a folder that Doomsday is aware of, and the mods will then appear in the Packages list when you run Doomsday.
You have a couple of options for choosing the folder:
Doomsday is able to load the following types of mods: WAD, DEH, PK3, Box.
If the mod is a ZIP, it may need to be unzipped first. If you have a ZIP file that isn't being recognized by Doomsday, try unzipping it in your add-ons folder. The problem with ZIPs is that sometimes it really is a PK3 with the wrong file extension, and sometimes it is a collection of many add-ons that need to be accessed separately.
Mods that Doomsday has recognized are all shown in the Packages list in the Home screen.
To quickly try out a single mod, right-click on it in the Packages list and then click “Play in…”. The selected game will be loaded together with the mod, without making permanent changes to any of the game profiles.
To permanently activate a mod for a game, first select a game profile and then click on the profile's Package icon (next to the Play button):
In the dialog that opens, you can then select one or more mods to be loaded together with the game. To select a mod for loading, click on the Plus icon next to the mod in the list.
The Readme covers all the basics of Doomsday's features. There is a separate version of the Readme for the supported operating systems. You can find the same document in your Doomsday installation.
Documentation for the upcoming 2.1 release.
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