Doomsday has an interactive text-based command console that is available in all games running on the engine. The console can be used to change configuration settings and issue commands.
This page presents an outline of the basic functionality of the console and introduces some of the most useful features.
This article applies to 1.11 (or newer). If you are using an old version, see: Introduction to the console (1.10 or older)
To open/close the console, press the Tilde key (~) on your keyboard (typically found under the Escape key with most keyboard layouts).
The console can be opened and closed with the
taskbar command. You can bind the command to any event you wish to use for opening/closing the console. Tilde is the default binding. (1.11+)
Press the Tab key to complete the word to the left of the cursor.
Printing a basic introduction to the console using the
help command (including a list of keys that can be used for controlling the console window):
Print a list of all console commands, with short descriptions of what the commands do:
Print a list of all loaded WAD files:
Print a list of all console variables and their current values:
Print help information for the variable
Show all known variables, commands, games, and other items with a specific word in them: