Saturday, March 19, 2022
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DOOM Retro v4.4.10

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 details.

DOOM Retro v4.4.10 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.
  • Moving the mouse to turn the player is now even smoother.
  • Minor changes have been made to text that is output to the console.
  • The obituary displayed when a monster kills themselves by exploding a barrel is now correct when the con_obituaries CVAR is on.
  • The movement of the mouse now always affects the direction the menu’s background spins.
  • The following improvements have been made to the automap:
    • The automap will now update correctly again if the player moves around while it is open.
    • Text displayed in the top right of the screen while the automap is open is now less translucent.
    • A subtle shadow is now applied to the bottom edge of the automap when the r_screensize CVAR is 7 or less.
  • The following improvements have been made to the remove CCMD:
    • Item and teleport fogs now appear for all things that are removed.
    • Corpses will now be removed along with everything else when the everything parameter is used.
    • A type of item may now be specified as a parameter. For example, remove healthbonuses will remove all health bonuses from the map.
  • Compatibility fixes have been implemented that add blood splats to decorative corpses, and correct the offsets of sprites, in Ancient Aliens.
  • If the player picks up multiples of the same item, and they are all in exactly the same position, the resulting message and gold effect will now be the same as if they picked up only one item.
  • If the r_fov CVAR is changed from its default of 90°, it is now only effective when the vid_widescreen CVAR is on.
Monday, March 14, 2022
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DOOM Retro v4.4.9

DOOM Retro v4.4.9 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:

  • DOOM Retro is now compiled using v17.1.1 of Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2022.
  • Optimizations have been made to further improve the overall performance and stability of DOOM Retro.
  • The amount of blood splats drawn now decreases the further away they are from the player.
  • Blood and bullet puffs are now translucent when the r_textures CVAR is off and the r_translucency CVAR is on.
  • Minor changes have been made to text that is output to the console.
  • The player and monsters will now move between two liquid sectors of differing heights smoothly again.
  • Sprites in liquid sectors now bob correctly if in view when the player is first spawned into a map and the r_liquid_bob CVAR is on.
  • The main menu now displays correctly when certain PWADs with custom menu lumps are loaded.
  • All sound effects now stop playing the moment either the menu or console are opened, or the game is paused.
  • The red effect when the player is injured now fades if the menu is opened.
  • The red effect when the player is injured now fades quicker than before if the console is opened.
  • Use of the mouse is no longer lost if the external automap is shown on another display when the am_external CVAR is on.
  • The new explode CCMD is now used instead of the kill CCMD to explode all barrels or missiles in the map.
  • There is also a new remove CCMD that may be used to remove all items, decorations, corpses, bloodsplats, or everything in the map.
  • Long player messages are now centered rather than truncated when the r_screensize CVAR is 7 and the vid_widescreen CVAR is on.
Friday, March 4, 2022
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DOOM Retro v4.4.8

DOOM Retro v4.4.8 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:

  • Optimizations have been made to further improve the overall performance and stability of DOOM Retro.
  • Using the mouse to turn the player is now significantly smoother.
  • The current map’s title in the automap is no longer translucent when the r_hud_translucency CVAR is off.
  • Minor changes have been made to text that is output to the console.
  • Minor improvements have been made to the support of DEHACKED lumps.
  • Further improvements have been made to the support of MBF21-compatible WADs.
  • Further improvements have been made to the support of Chex Quest.
  • DOOM Retro now recognizes the presence of compat_corpsegibs and compat_limitpain in MAPINFO lumps.
Saturday, February 26, 2022
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DOOM Retro v4.4.7

DOOM Retro v4.4.7 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 version:

  • Optimizations have been made to further improve the overall performance of DOOM Retro.
  • Minor changes have been made to text that is output to the console.
  • The lighting cast on walls and sprites now appears correctly again when the r_ditheredlighting CVAR is on.