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Complete list of all possible errors and questions that you may find about this mod. If a question is not in this list, make it, and I will add it.

Posted by Sergeant_Mark_IV on Dec 15th, 2012
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STEP BY STEP INSTALATION
First of all, you need the original game. You need either a DOOM.WAD, DOOM2.WAD, TNT.WAD, etc. There are thousands of ways to get it. You can download it at Steam for US$10,00. Or you can look for a torrent at the Pirate Bay to download it, or search for it at Abandongames. Anyway, just find the original Doom game for PC.I am not sure if you can make it work with the BFG Edition. I heard rumors that there's a way to extract the main wads from it to use in the sourceports, but I can not confirm.
1) You need a ZDoom derivated sourceport to run it. You can use Zandronum or GZDoom.
2) Install Zandronum or GZDoom in your hard drive. After it, go to the directory that you have the original doom games installed and copy and paste our DOOM.WAD/DOOM2.WAD files in the sourceport folder.
3) Choose the Brutal Doom version you want. Download it, and put it in your sourceport folder.
4) If you are a Windows user, drag and drop the Brutal Doom file over your .exe file. If you are a Mac or Linux user, put Brutal Doom in the skins folder (create a folder named Skins at your sourceport's directory if a folder called Skins doesn't exists).
5) Done. Now go to options, mouse options and enable mouselook. Go to customize controls and map your keyboard how you want (movement in WASD, crouch on Ctrl, jump os SPACEBAR, Open Doors in E, etc.) Also, make sure that you have assigned a key for alt fire (preferably, Right Mouse button). This key is required to use the weapon's alt modes (iron sights, plasma shotgun, minigun spin, etc.)If you want to play with a map pack (Doom2realoaded, Alien Vendetta, Hell Revealed, Memento Mori, etc.) just download the pack, and use the Ctrl button to select multiple objects. Then drag and drop the Brutal Doom pk3 AND the map file together. The same applies if you are wanting to use Brutal Doom's mutators.

There's also another way to make it work without needing to drag and drop files (in case you are a Linux/Mac user and can't do it). Search your sourceport folder for a file called GZdoom.ini or Zandronum.ini. Open it with notepad, and look for a section named [Doom.AutoExec]. Under it, put the name of a wad/pk3 after "Patch=".It will look like something like this:
 [Doom.AutoExec]Patch=brutal_v017.pk3
 By this way, you can load custom map packs too. The load order is determined by the file position. Top files are loaded first, and bottom files are loaded after, and will overwrite anything with the same value in the first files.

 2) I can't start the game, and I get a message that says "AVOIDMELEE is an unknown flag".
A: It means that you are trying to play the GZDoom version of the mod in the Zandronum sourceport. You must download the correct version.

3) I am playing in ZDoom/GZDoom and I can't start the game, and I get a message that says "SERVERSIDEONLY is an unknown flag".
A: It means that your GZDoom sourceport is outdated. Brutal Doom v18 requires version 1.7.0 or higher.
Update here:
Osnanet.de

4) I can't start the game, and I get a message that says "THRUACTORS is an unknown flag".A: It means that you are trying to play it in the Skulltag sourceport. Skulltag support has been discontinued since version 0.17. Download Zandronum, which is Skulltag's successor.
Download here
Zandronum.com

5) I'm trying it on GZDoom, but it has no sound.
A: It's a problem with GZDoom itself. It might not be recognizing your audio drivers. Use Zandronum instead.

 --ENGINE RELATED PROBLEMS--
1) Sprites seems to be halfway cut in the ground.A: Go to Options > Display Options > OpenGL Options > Preferences > Adjust Sprite Clipping - ALWAYS

2) Blood is looking strange. It keeps flickering in the ground, and sometimes I can see the blood pools thru the corpses.A: Go to Options > Display Options > OpenGL Options > Preferences > Smooth Sprite Edges - ALWAYS

3) I am playing in OpenGL mode, but graphics still looks too crispy.A: Go to Options > Display Options > OpenGL Options > Texture Options > Texture Filtering - LINEAR

4) I have updated the mod and now I can't load a saved game.A: You can't. It's impossible to load a previously saved game in a more recent build of a mod.

5) (GZDoom Only) It seems like there are two Reload functions in the key menu. One at the top, and other at the bottom. Which one should I use?A: You must use the bottom one. When I started this mod, the engine didnt supported a dedicated key for reloading, so I had to create my own. Now that they oficially added a reload key for mods, it's not going to work with Brutal Doom's reload system.

6) When playing on Multiplayer in ZDoom/GZDoom the game lags too much.A: You are not supposed to play the ZDoom/GZDoom version on multiplayer. If you want to play Brutal Doom on Multiplayer, you must use the Zandronum version. Use the Doomseeker tool to find the Brutal Doom servers.

 --FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS---
1) Can I run it on Doomsday engine?
A: No. Brutal Doom requires advanced script languages called DECORATE and ACS. Doomsday engine and its derivates (JDoom, Risen3D, etc) doesn't support this kind of scripts.But if you only wants to play in the Doomsday engine due it's superior graphics, there's a OpenGL hack that emulates the Doomsday engine's post processing lightning effects. You can download it here Mediafire.com
Extract the content of this folder directly into your GZDoom/Zandronum folder.Warning: This will require a lot of GPU power and will greatly decrease your FPS if you have an old computer. If it lags too much for you, you can revert it by just removing these 2 files from your sourceport folder.
Also, this is just an experimental hack, and my now work right or might cause some visual glitches depending of your GPU.

2) How to perform a fatality?
A: Get a Berserk Pack (the black Medikit) and you will able to perform fatalities on any enemies by punching them to death. The effect lasts for the entire level, so to continue Ripin'n'tearing enemies in the next level, you will need to find another Berserk Pack.If you want to disable fatalities, just press the R key with the fists selected and it will enter the Smash Mode. In this mode, enemies are gibbed like in Normal Doom when you kill them with berserk punches.

3) How to use a Human Shield?
A: When an Imp or Zombieman is greviously injured, you just need to punch him. Just aim at his chest because if you aim at his head, you will kill him instead. Also, you need a Berserk Pack to use human shields.

4) How to get the Mancubus and the Revenant weapons?
A: Find a chainsaw and use it to rip the weapons out of the dead bodies.

5) My Framerate is geting bellow the 30fps.
A: Reduce your resolution. If even reducing to super low resolutions like 640x480 doesnt help, unfortunately, all I can tell you is to get a better computer. Doom can be a 20 year old game, but if you want to play Brutal Doom always at 60fps, you will require at least a dual core, 2gb of RAM, and 256mb gpu. Let's say, if your computer can't run Battlefield 3 or Skyrim in minimum settings above 45fps, you are going to have a bad time to play Brutal Doom in levels with lots of enemies.As last resort, you can use the Janitor Addon, which reduces the time that blood and ammo cases stays in the ground. This addon will greatly improve your performance if you are playing it in a Pentium 4 or a computer with DDR2 or lower ram.

6) Where can I download high quality music and texture packs?

High Quality music: Youtube.com
High Quality Sound Effects: Perkristian.net
High Definition Textures: Dhtp.freelanzer.com

Download and unzip, then put everything inside the Skins folder.

7) Where can I download good map packs to play with Brutal Doom?
Doom 2 Reloaded: Doomworld.com
Alien Vendetta: Doomworld.com
Scythe: Doomworld.com
Kama Sutra: Doomworld.com
Whispers of Satan: Doomworld.com
Eternal Doom: Doomworld.com

8) Do you have any plans of brutalizing other Doom Engine games such as HeXen, Heretic, and Strife?
A: Yes, in a far future.

9) Do you make maps?
A: Yes. Check here: Doomworld.com

I work hard on Brutal Doom, and if you want to send me any donations to show your gratefulness, send it to my PayPal account and I will be very grateful. The PP email is marcos.mk3@hotmail.com Thanks for playing.

If you have more questions that haven't been listed, post it here.

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Doombrutal122
Doombrutal122 Aug 10 2013, 11:00pm says:

Do you know what controls it is?
i am new to brutal doom

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johnis1
johnis1 Aug 18 2013, 4:39am says:

Hey, I've noticed that you've made this mod for Doom and I've just been wondering... Have you ever tried modding other different classic games such as System Shock? I mean there's already a mod for it called "System Shock Portable" which adds Mouselook, slightly improved graphics, makes it easier for modern computers to play on, etc. but I wondered what it would look like if you modded it and added in things such as new sprites animations, Ironsights for some guns, and other things similar to your Brutal Doom Mod... Your modding on that classic Game, Doom was very impressive and blew a lot of people away... I just wanted to give you the suggestion of Modding another Classic game, System Shock, that would blow even more people away too. There's many fans of the original first System Shock, including myself, that would love to see it improved upon, but sadly, there's not many modders for it...

It'll be understandable if you don't have time for this idea though, as I'm sure you're busy with Brutal Doom though dude, but it is something to think about yes?

Just take it from another fan of classic games, who loves to see how much innovation there is in the modding community to make better content in classic games than what most modern games put out these days.

Hope the modding keeps on going well friend, and catchya later!

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Quaker540
Quaker540 Feb 11 2014, 12:49pm replied:

You are using Zandronum BETA 2.0. Zandronum 2.0 doesn't support GAMEINFO at ALL. Try G/ZDoom.

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Quaker540 Mar 27 2014, 4:04pm replied:

In the "Options", go to "Customize Controls", and select "Secondary Fire". Bind your key there.

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Leing4
Leing4 Nov 22 2013, 8:18pm says:

Wondering why sound wasn't loading with gzdoom.

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[]CaptainUberFriez[] Dec 14 2013, 12:07pm says:

wait, what exe file? i only see gzdoom and pk3 files along other ****

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Quaker540
Quaker540 Mar 27 2014, 4:05pm replied:

Drag the file onto gzdoom.exe

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Quaker540 Feb 11 2014, 12:50pm replied:

Press "+" button to size up, and "-" button to size down. Maybe you hide the HUD with that way.

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rambostyrer
rambostyrer Dec 24 2013, 6:37am says:

having issues with sound, as it is about a second delayed

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Quaker540
Quaker540 Mar 27 2014, 4:09pm replied:

Make sure you have the latest GZDoom version (Obtained here; Forum.drdteam.org)

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iiHATElosing
iiHATElosing Dec 29 2013, 2:53am says:

for some odd reason, every time i look up/down, the ceiling/floor looks slant,ruining my chance for headshots and certain fatalities (meatsheild). its like i have FOV but its not FOV.

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Quaker540
Quaker540 Mar 27 2014, 4:10pm replied:

Type "FOV 90" in the console. To open it, click "`" button.

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That90sGuy
That90sGuy Jan 9 2014, 9:30pm says:

When I try to run Brutal Doom(using most recent GZDoom) I get a message(Windows 7) saying: "You cannot -file with the shareware version. Register!" Why?

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Quaker540
Quaker540 Feb 11 2014, 12:52pm replied:

As it says, you don't have a legal version of the ORIGINAL Doom. Shareware versions are not supported by G/ZDoom. Buy one! You can buy one through Steam, it is around 5$ - 10$.

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Quaker540 Feb 11 2014, 12:53pm replied:

That's your PC fault, I think. Can you tell me the Specs? Without them nobody can help you.

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Quaker540
Quaker540 Feb 11 2014, 12:54pm replied:

To play, you need to drag Brutal19.pk3 and drop onto G/ZDoom.exe

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ethereal1
ethereal1 Jan 26 2014, 8:54am says:

m_pitch is 1 by default. Does it correspond to standard 0.022?
how to precisely set mouse sensitivity (not via options menu)?
is there a way to change the size of a crosshair?
is there a way to change fov?

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PerkaholicHD
PerkaholicHD Feb 15 2014, 2:04am says:

So, to download custom maps, do I Put it in the skins folder?

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Quaker540
Quaker540 Mar 27 2014, 4:12pm replied:

NO. Hell no. This is the worst way to load mods or maps or etc. Instead, drag the file into your .EXE (I.E Zandronum.exe gzdoom.exe)

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Quaker540 Mar 27 2014, 4:14pm replied:

Zdoom.org

Here you go.

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TibSun_AllDaylong
TibSun_AllDaylong Feb 24 2014, 6:52pm says:

The Hellknight and some other enemies are sorta, invisible. idk what is happening

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Deadend666
Deadend666 Mar 8 2014, 10:52pm says:

Okay i'm willing to buy Doom, But There's like 5 Versions of doom, Ok so will ultimate doom work? doom 2? which one should i buy for this mod... (on Steam btw) Send me a link to the right one

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Quaker540
Quaker540 Mar 27 2014, 4:19pm replied:

Whatever Doom you select you can get it to work. Doom is separated in episodes. Select whatever episode you want, or buy all of them so you can have the full Brutal Doom experience! :D

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Hazzard-X
Hazzard-X Mar 28 2014, 10:59am says:

Why is it that Zandronum doesn't let me play Brutal Doom? It says that -file is not available in the shareware version.

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jackb773
jackb773 Apr 3 2014, 6:41pm says:

*dummy alert*

For mac, where EXACTLY is the "sourceport" folder? WHAT exactly does that refer to?

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