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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.

Getting started

Find your IWAD files

intro1.jpg After you have installed Doomsday, you also need game data files before you are able to play anything. Check out the Readme for your OS (Windows, macOS, Linux) for more information.

Tuning renderer options

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.

  1. intro2.jpg Press Shift-Esc and click on the gear ⚙ icon.
  2. Video Settings includes resolution, v-sync, antialiasing, color adjustments, and fullscreen options.
  3. In Renderer Settings, you can pick from presets like Default or Vanilla appearance, or you can define your own rendering settings for a more fine-tuned experience.

Adjusting player controls

intro3.jpg If the default player controls don't feel right, you can change them in the game's Options menu. Note that all games in one game family use the same control bindings.

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.

Version 2.0

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.

Version 2.1 (Pre-release)


guide.txt · Last modified: 2017-04-10 09:32 by skyjake