Saturday, June 4, 2016
DOOM Retro v2.2

DOOM Retro v2.2 is now available. It may be downloaded here, and its release notes are as follows:

  • Optimizations have been made to further improve the overall performance and stability of DOOM Retro.
  • DOOM Retro’s settings and savegames are now placed in C:\username\DOOM Retro\.
  • “.wad” is now removed from savegame folder paths.
  • Entering r_gamma off in the console now works correctly.
  • Player messages and the automap title are now less translucent.
  • Monsters will no longer be alerted when the player punches thin air. They will still be alerted if the player punches a wall, however.
  • A bug has been fixed whereby obituaries in the console would be incorrect in some instances.
  • Support has been added for MUSINFO lumps.
  • Support has also been added for music changer map objects.
  • The translucency of health bonuses has been reduced from 33% to 25%.
  • A slight change has been made to the background noise effect in the console.
  • Screenshots are now saved as PNG files rather than Windows BMP files.
  • The full path of the file is now displayed in the console when a screenshot is taken.
  • The player’s view will no longer briefly change before the screen wipes when exiting a map.
  • The view border is now displayed correctly for PWADs such as valiant.wad and aaliens_rc2.wad.
  • The positions of the shadows of some monsters have been improved.
  • The flats SLIME09 to SLIME12 no longer animate as liquid in Ancient Aliens.
  • The help CCMD will now open the console section of the DOOM Retro Wiki in the default browser.
  • There are now ammo, armor and health CVARs that allow changing the player’s ammo, armor and health to specific values.
  • The texture offset of linedef 638 in MAP10 of DOOM2 has been corrected.
  • The compiler used to build DOOM Retro, and its version, are now displayed in the console at startup.
  • A bug has been fixed whereby pressing a mouse or gamepad button at startup in the brief moment before the splash screen appears would cause the screen to stay black.
  • Several visual aspects of the console have been redesigned.
  • The markers are now smaller in the health and armor bars in the alternate HUD.
  • If the player has more than 100% health, a second marker will appear above the health bar in the alternate HUD.
  • The armor bar in the alternate HUD is now slightly thinner, and divided into five rather than four sections.
  • The larger digits used in the alternate HUD are now consistent with the smaller ones.
  • The screen’s green haze when the player has the radiation suit power-up will now be visible if the player also has the berserk power-up, their fists selected, but the r_berserkintensity CVAR set to 0%.
  • The default gamepad sensitivity has been increased from 32 to 48.
  • Corpses are no longer teleported if the kill CCMD is used.
  • Player messages are now always yellow in the console.
  • Color CVARs are now set to their defaults, rather than the closest valid value, if invalid at startup.
  • C++ style comments are now allowed in MAPINFO lumps.
  • The correct colors are now preserved in the automap, the console and the alternate HUD if a PWAD contains a custom PLAYPAL lump. (An example of such a PWAD is skillsaw’s recently released MegaWAD, Ancient Aliens.)
  • A bug has been fixed whereby parts of the super shotgun would be transparent in Ancient Aliens.
  • The r_corpses_color CVAR is now validated at startup.
  • If am_external is on but there’s only one display found, there will no longer be a crash if the graphics system is restarted.
  • The number of logical cores and amount of system RAM is now displayed in the console at startup.
  • ZDoom’s obituary strings are now ignored in DEHACKED patches so warnings aren’t displayed in the console at startup.
  • A bug has been fixed whereby a frame would be skipped when rotating monsters in the DOOM II cast sequence.