Friday, April 30, 2021
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DOOM Retro v4.0.9

DOOM Retro is intentionally minimalistic in its approach, and does a few things differently if
 compared with other modern DOOM source ports. Open the ¥ DOOM Retro Wiki for more info.

DOOM Retro v4.0.9 is now available to download as either a 32 or 64-bit Windows app. Here’s a list of what’s changed since the last version:

  • Optimizations have been made to further improve the overall performance and stability of DOOM Retro.
  • Minor improvements have been made to some title screens.
  • Minor changes have been made to text that is output to the console.
  • A dead player’s negative health will now always be positioned correctly in the widescreen HUD.
  • A crash will no longer occur during the finale at the end of the third episode of DOOM.
  • The r_blood CVAR is now nofuzz by default.
  • A bug has been fixed whereby the r_hud CVAR would be left on when changing the r_screensize CVAR in the console in some instances.
  • A sound is now made when changing the r_screensize CVAR in the console.
Friday, April 16, 2021
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DOOM Retro v4.0.8

DOOM Retro v4.0.8 is now available to download as either a 32 or 64-bit Windows app. Here’s a list of what’s changed since the last version:

  • DOOM Retro is now compiled using v16.9.4 of Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2019.
  • Minor changes have been made to text that is output to the console.
  • The condump CCMD will no longer continue to dump every line of text that is output to the console after it is entered.
  • Minor improvements have been made to the DMENUPIC lump.
  • Minor changes have been made to the help screen displayed using the F1 key.
  • A bug has been fixed whereby the console couldn’t be opened using the ~ key on certain keyboards.
  • The player will no longer be spawned into a map such that they could be stuck in the ceiling.
  • Player messages will now quickly fade off of the screen if the fade CVAR is on when the alternate widescreen HUD is displayed.
  • The vid_showfps CVAR can now be on at startup if set in a .cfg file that is either loaded using the WAD launcher or specified on the command-line.
  • Dead monsters may now be spawned again using the spawn CCMD.
  • A bug has been fixed whereby things with the MF_BOUNCES flag wouldn’t explode.
  • More fixes have been applied to certain maps when the r_fixmaperrors CVAR is on.
  • -shot may be now be used as an alternative to -shotdir on the command-line.
  • A bug has been fixed whereby corpses wouldn’t gib correctly in some rare instances if the r_corpses_gib CVAR was on.
Friday, April 2, 2021
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DOOM Retro v4.0.7

DOOM Retro v4.0.7 is now available to download as either a 32 or 64-bit Windows app. Here’s a list of what’s changed since the last release:

  • Optimizations have been made to further improve the overall performance and stability of DOOM Retro.
  • DOOM Retro is now compiled using v16.9.3 of Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2019.
  • Even wider versions of the title, credits, intermission and finale screens will now be used on ultra-wide displays when the vid_widescreen CVAR is on.
  • DOOM Retro’s window can now be resized properly if the vid_fullscreen CVAR is off and the vid_widescreen CVAR is on.
  • Minor changes have been made to text that is output to the console.
  • The F5 key may now be used to toggle the graphic detail while the automap is open and the status bar is visible (that is, when the r_screensize CVAR is less than 8).
  • Player messages will now quickly fade off of the screen if the fade CVAR is on.
  • The messages CVAR is now on by default.
  • Any screen shake will now be canceled when warping to another map using the IDCLEV cheat or loading a savegame in some instances.
  • The credits screen will now be displayed for the same amount of time as the title screen.
  • The correct title screen is now displayed when playing DOOM (Shareware), Final DOOM: The Plutonia Experiment or Final DOOM: TNT - Evilution.
  • The id Software logo is no longer missing from certain title screens.
  • The correct credits screen is now displayed for the registered version of DOOM.
  • Vanilla DOOM’s notorious blockmap bug has now finally been fixed.
  • Par times are now shown on the intermission screen when playing Chex Quest.
  • A bug has been fixed whereby some sound effect lumps in the WAV format wouldn’t play correctly.
  • The pitch of sounds made by monster projectiles are no longer randomized if the s_randompitch CVAR is on.
  • The player’s weapon sprite is no longer cut off when reloading the super shotgun after firing it, and if the vid_widescreen CVAR is on and the r_screensize CVAR is 8.
  • Minor improvements have been made to the support of Freedoom: Phase 2.
Sunday, March 14, 2021
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DOOM Retro v4.0.6

DOOM Retro v4.0.6 is now available to download as either a 32 or 64-bit Windows app. Here’s a list of what’s changed since the last one:

  • Optimizations have been made to further improve the overall performance and stability of DOOM Retro.
  • DOOM Retro is now compiled using v16.9.1 of Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2019.
  • DOOM Retro now recognizes the following alternative names for the IWADs it supports: DOOMU.WAD, BFGDOOM.WAD, DOOMBFG.WAD, DOOMUNITY.WAD, DOOM2F.WAD, BFGDOOM2.WAD, DOOM2BFG.WAD, DOOM2UNITY.WAD, PLUTONIAUNITY.WAD and TNTUNITY.WAD.
  • A bug has been fixed whereby certain lumps that are only 320 pixels wide wouldn’t be positioned correctly in some instances if the vid_widescreen CVAR was on.
  • Minor improvements have been made to the color chosen for the surrounding pillarboxes when certain lumps from a PWAD that are only 320 pixels wide are displayed and the vid_widescreen CVAR is on.
  • A wider version of the DMENUPIC lump will now be displayed, and the menu will automatically open at startup again, when playing the BFG Edition of DOOM II: Hell On Earth.
  • Minor changes have been made to text that is output to the console.
  • An obituary will now be displayed in the console if the con_obituaries CVAR is on and:
    • A barrel explodes because of another barrel’s explosion.
    • A corpse is gibbed by a nearby barrel or rocket explosion.
  • Minor improvements have been made to the support of Freedoom: Phase 1, Freedoom: Phase 2 and HacX: Twitch ’n Kill.
  • Minor improvements have been made to the support of DEHACKED lumps.
  • A bug has been fixed whereby some characters in the automap title wouldn’t be displayed correctly in some instances.