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 +<- Introduction ^ introduction|User Guide ^ Game library ->
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 +====== Getting started ======
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 +You have just installed Doomsday and are ready to start shooting up some zombies and demons. However, Doomsday does not come with any games preinstalled,​ so there is one additional step that you must do before you can fire up that chaingun.
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 +===== Required game data files =====
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 +You need to tell Doomsday where to find the [[guide:​wad|game data files]].
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 +In practice, this means you must own a copy of one or more of the [[supported games]], such as Doom II, and add its install folder to Doomday'​s data file search settings.
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 +{{ image:​v2.1_no_games.jpg }}
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 +You can press the "​Select WAD Folder..."​ button to pick a single folder where you have your IWADs (seen above on the left), or you can click on "​Configure Data Files" to see data file settings.
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 +Data file settings can be accessed from several places:
 +  * Game library: Mods tab menu > Settings
 +  * Game library: button at the bottom of the Mods list
 +  * Task bar: ⚙️ > Data Files
 +  * Game Mods popup
 +  * Dialog for choosing main data file for a custom game
 +
 +If you have Ultimate Doom, Doom II, Final Doom, Heretic, or Hexen purchased from [[https://​store.steampowered.com|Steam]] or [[https://​www.gog.com|GOG]],​ those may be automatically detected without having to specify the exact folder.
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 +===== Hardware requirements =====
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 +Doomsday 2 does not have particularly demanding requirements for the hardware. A five year old PC should be quite sufficient. However, the more complex maps found in 3rd party mods will benefit from a faster CPU.
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 +The GPU is required to support OpenGL 3.3.
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 +See [[Troubleshooting]] for tips about solving common issues.
  
guide/getting_started.txt · Last modified: 2019-12-26 20:31 by skyjake