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Lila Feuer

Doomsday Engine through Steam

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Anyone know how to launch the latest Doomsday through Steam, albeit, through a launcher like ZDL which I am using to manage my ports? Since Doomsday changed the way it handles, well, everything, since now everything's in a centralized hub where you can switch games on the fly and begins with a launcher, it must either not like Steam OR it doesn't like ZDL as a frontend on top of Doomsday's frontend.

Any help would be appreciated!

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This is how I was able to run the game without using any sort of launcher aside from command line.

But a small disclaimer: 

If you don't feel safe doing it this way, don't do it!

Though it's pretty straight forward if you're use to this so of thing.

That said, lets get started..


In your Doomsday\bin folder..

Place your Doom2.wad in there.

Then create a config, something like this:

server-game-episode 1
server-game-map MAP03
server-game-deathmatch 1
server-game-nomonsters 1
server-game-skill 3
server-player-limit 8
server-frag-limit 0
server-time-limit 0
server-password 1234
server-public 0
server-name "My Doomsday Server!"
server-info "foobar"
server-game-jump 1
net-name Your name!

Save it as: mycfg.cfg


Now make a batch file to run the server and the client:

start doomsday-server.exe -game doom2 -p mycfg.cfg /min
start doomsday.exe -game doom2 -connect 192.168.XXX.XXX /min

~Completing the missing digits of your local IP address..

Save the batch file as: Client-Server.bat


Now run the Client-Server.bat


In short, the server starts, loading your config, then (you) the client connects to it locally.

And you're in game!






Adjust your config as needed.

Right now it just hosts Doom2 locally. ~ though you could set it up to host a game over the net if wanted.


Episode 1 is required even though it's Doom2.


DM 1

No Monsters

Skill 3

You get the idea..


I'v tried just running Doomsday.exe -game doom2 -p mycfg.cfg

But it (the client, Doomsday) doesn't seem to want to load the cfg by its self so the above is the alternative..


Another alternative is using Doom Connector. :)


oh btw if you decide to actually host a game to the net, you'll need to forward a port:

13209 is the default, so..

net-ip-port 13209

would need to be added to the cfg.






Edited by Mr.Rocket

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