Doom (2016)

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This page is for the reboot. For the original, see Doom (1993).

Doom
Doom cover
Developers
id Software
Multiplayer Certain Affinity[1]
SnapMap Escalation Studios[2]
Multiplayer post-release BattleCry Studios[3]
Publishers
Bethesda Softworks
Engines
id Tech 6
Release dates
Windows May 13, 2016
Reception
Metacritic 85
OpenCritic 85
IGDB 87
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Themes Horror, Sci-fi
Series Doom
Doom (2016) on HowLongToBeat
Doom (2016) on IGDB
Doom (2016) guide on StrategyWiki
Doom (2016) on MobyGames
Doom (2016) on Wikipedia
Doom (1993) 1993
Doom II: Hell on Earth 1994
Final Doom 1996
DRL (unofficial game) 2002
Doom 3 2004
Doom 64 EX (unofficial port) 2008
Doom 3: BFG Edition 2012
Doom (2016) 2016
Doom VFR 2017
Doom I Enhanced 2020
Doom II Enhanced 2020
Doom Eternal 2020
Doom 64 2020

Doom (2016) is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person action and shooter game in the Doom series.

Warning

Using developer mode corrupts the save file.

General information

Doom Wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Only includes a Steam installer, and 5% of the game's data.
Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Amazon.co.uk
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Free demo: steam://install/479030
Windows
Bethesda.net (unavailable)
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed from the game with Update #5.[4]
The Bethesda.net release is no longer available as the Bethesda.net Launcher is being retired. Users who own games in their Bethesda.net Library will be able to transfer their games to their Steam account for free, even after the launcher is officially retired.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass The Season Pass includes access to three new DLC packs (when available).
Windows
Demon Multiplayer DLC Pack Pre-Purchase bonus.
Windows
Unto the Evil DLC 3 multiplayer maps, 1 weapon and 1 playable demon
Windows
Hell Followed DLC 3 multiplayer maps, 1 weapon and 1 playable demon
Windows
Bloodfall DLC 3 multiplayer maps, 1 weapon and 1 playable demon
Windows
All DLC content is available for free since Update 6.66.[5]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

See Command line arguments for optional arguments.
Use the +com_skipIntroVideo 1 command line argument[6]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\DOOM\base\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/379720/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\DOOM\base\savegame.user\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/379720/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Game settings.
Game settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced Video settings.
Advanced Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Supports all resolutions available in the display drivers.
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen with the 32:9/Surround Fix script for proper aspect ratio and FOV.
Ultra-widescreen
Native support.[7] Use Flawless Widescreen with the 32:9/Surround Fix script for proper aspect ratio and FOV.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
90-130°. Default is 90°. Does not scale weapon models. See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Labeled as Decal Filtering in the Advanced options, and as such only applies to decal textures.[7]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA, TAA + FXAA or SMAA, TSSAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Adaptive, On, or Off.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Cutscenes are capped at 60 FPS. The rest of the game has a 200 FPS cap.
Doom may automatically set Nvidia Gsync monitors to 60hz; these monitors will have to be manually reset back to 144hz.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Protanopia, and Tritanopia [Incorrect implementation, Applies filter to simulate colorblindness]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Use +set g_fov xx parameter for custom world FOV
Use Flawless Widescreen to adjust weapon FOV
May require an updated plugin to work on newer versions.

Dynamic Resolution Scaling (DRS)[edit]

Dynamically changes the game's rendering resolution to help maintain target framerate.
Apply DRS profile[8]
  1. Download only Dinput8.dll from DoomLegacyMod and paste it into <path-to-game>. This enables the full potential of the game's command console as otherwise the necessary commands aren't unlocked.
  2. Pick which suits the best of the DRS profiles kindly provided by Digital Foundry. Download and paste the desired profile into <path-to-game>\base\. Read notes below for profile-explanation.
  3. When in-game, press ~ on the keyboard to open the in-game command console.
  4. Type exec [filenameofpreset].txt.
  5. Done! DRS should be working now.

Notes

DRS-profiles: Aggressive prioritizes and ensures full framerate over resolution. Balanced will cause some framerate dips but keep a better resolution overall. Lazy prioritizes resolution over framerate, resulting in widely varying framerates (optimal for VRR users.) The number after the _ is target framerate.
DRS will disable when changing graphics settings, just reenable DRS through repeating step 4 after changing graphical in-game settings.
Enabling DRS uses more VRAM. Can cause severe resolution dips, stutters or other problems if not enough VRAM is available on lower-end hardware.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and Mouse settings.
Keyboard and Mouse settings.
Controller settings.
Controller settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Fully rebindable keys, but multiplayer and SnapMap are all configured separately.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Implemented with a software cursor, which is susceptible to framerate changes and will feel different from the normal OS/hardware cursor.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Entries in the Snapmap search box must be typed in on a keyboard.
Controller remapping
6 controller layouts. See Controller presets for details.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
Use X1nput[9]
DualShock 4 controllers
Through Steam Input.
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official Steam Controller bindings only.
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection

Mouse smoothing[edit]

Mouse smoothing is disabled by default.[10]
Use +set m_smoothing 1 and +set m_smooth X (where X is a number between 1 and 8) command line arguments[citation needed]

Controller presets[edit]

Single-Player[edit]

Multi-Player[edit]

SnapMap[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX, Voices, Announcer, and Voice (VoIP) Volume Sliders.
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Fan translation.
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
To enable it, install DoomLegacyMod and set +sys_langOverride 1 +sys_lang latin_spanish +sys_langPlatform es-mx commands in the launch options.[11]

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
12

Connection types

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

"Interact with two rune trials" challenge on "Advanced Research Complex" is not beatable[edit]

A bug may occur not allowing the player to complete the "Interact with two rune trials" challenge on "Advanced Research Complex" level if they didn't complete it on the first run and finished the campaign. Make sure to finish the challenge on a first-level playthrough, otherwise start a new game.[12]

Issues fixed[edit]

Sped-up/distorted audio[edit]

Setting the audio card sample rate higher than 48000Hz will speed up the audio and/or cause crackling/distortion.[13] Higher sample rates will result in faster speeds.
There is no official fix for this bug.
Set the audio sample rate to 48000 Hz[citation needed]

Incorrect number of threads used[edit]

By default, Doom detects the number of cores/threads the computer uses but may be incorrect.
Use jobs_numthreads X in the ingame console[citation needed]
Where X is the number of threads the processor supports, minus one (ie, hyper threading quad core = 8 threads - 1 for main, use +jobs_numthreads 7)
Use the +jobs_numthreads X command line argument[citation needed]

Crash on startup after switching to Vulkan API[edit]

Update drivers[14]
Switch back to OpenGL[15]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\DOOM\base\
  2. Open DOOMConfig.local with a text editor such as Notepad or a similar program.
  3. Look for the line r_renderAPI. If it is set to "1", the game will try to run with Vulkan. Set it to "0" for OpenGL.
  4. Saves the changes made to the file.
  5. Launch the game.

Corrupt save files[edit]

Using developer mode corrupts the save file and the game will only allow loading again when dev-mode is enabled, which disables achievements and other features.
The fix in the video takes advantage of a menu bug that allows for loading into an empty world. Then using the restart mission option and allowing the correct map to load, the save files will be written correctly again. Progress on that mission will be lost but collectables and general progress will be retained.[16]

Black lines over surfaces[edit]

Enabling Directional Occlusion causes stripe artifacts to appear on any resolutions lower than 4K due to the engine's fixed camera frustum resolution. This is most noticeable when looking at plain or clean ground, wall surfaces and backgrounds. This issue was never fixed through post-launch patches and occurs regardless of which graphics API the game uses.[17]
Set Directional Occlusion Quality to "Off"

Fix low FPS and poor frame pacing[edit]

Doom's Razer Chroma integration has been known to cause low FPS and poor frame pacing.
Disable Razor Chroma in the in-game settings[18]
  1. Disable it in-game Settings > Mouse and Keyboard > Razer Chroma.
Replace Razer Chroma library file with an empty one[19]
  1. Download the EMPTY1.0 ChromaEditorLibrary.dll mod.
  2. Unpack it in <path-to-game>, replacing the existing ChromaEditorLibrary.dll file.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6
Vulkan 1.0 Added in July 11, 2016 update[20]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video 2.5k
Multiplayer Steamworks

Command line arguments[edit]

Parameter Description
+menu_advanced_AllowAllSettings 1 Enables Nightmare graphics settings
+com_skipKeyPressOnLoadScreens 1 Skips "press key to continue" prompts
+com_gameType <value> Replace <value> with one of the following to start the game in a certain mode:
  • -1: Mode select screen (default)
  • 0: Campaign mode
  • 1: Multiplayer mode
  • 2: SnapMap mode

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400
AMD FX-8320
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 55 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/379720/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (379720) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Watch New Doom Multiplayer Trailer, Closed Beta Dates Announced For PS4, Xbox One, and PC - GameSpot - last accessed on 2016-4-17
  2. Escalation Studios Working On Doom In Partnership With id Software - SegmentNext - last accessed on 2016-5-22
  3. BattleCry devs now working with id on Doom multiplayer - Gamereactor - last accessed on 2018-6-29
  4. Denuvo Says Doom Dropped Their Anti-Piracy Tech Because It Got The Job Done
  5. DOOM Update 6.66 FAQ and Patch Notes - last accessed on 2017-7-20
  6. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2022-09-24
  7. 7.0 7.1 DOOM on PC - Bethesda.net - last accessed on 2016-5-18
  8. Doom DRS - Reddit - last accessed on 2022-09-24
  9. Custom Xinput DLL with Impulse Trigger support on Xbox One Controllers
  10. Mouse Smoothing Disabled Default
  11. Habilitar español latino en Doom - last accessed on 2020-07-25
  12. Advanced Research Complex: not getting 2/2 rune trials? :: DOOM General Discussions - last accessed on [unknown]
  13. DOOM Sound bug - last accessed on 2016-5-13
  14. READ IF YOU GET CRASH AFTER LOAD USING VULKAN! :: DOOM General Discussions - last accessed on July 11, 2016
  15. DOOM crashes on launch (with Vulkan) - RX480 :: DOOM General Discussions - last accessed on March 22, 2017
  16. DOOM (2016) Fix for Corrupt Save Files - last accessed on July 6, 2018
  17. Steam Community - Directional Occlusion grid bug - last accessed on 2022-09-12
  18. Doom 2016 Chroma Fix (CChromaEditorLibrary.dll) : linux_gaming - last accessed on 2019-09-11
  19. Doom 2016 Chroma Fix (CChromaEditorLibrary.dll) : linux_gaming - last accessed on 2019-09-11
  20. Vulkan Support Now Live - FAQ :: DOOM General Discussions - last accessed on 2016-11-07