Saturday, January 4, 2020
DOOM Retro v3.4

DOOM Retro v3.4 is now available, in both 32 and 64-bit binaries. Its release notes are as follows:

  • Optimizations have been made to further improve the overall performance and stability of DOOM Retro.
  • DOOM Retro will now only attempt to use Adaptive VSync if the vid_vsync CVAR is set to adaptive.
  • The following changes have been made to the mapstats CCMD:
    • The episode or expansion, as well as the map number, of the current map will now be displayed.
    • Whether or not the current map is secret will now be displayed.
    • Whether or not the current IWAD is the BFG Edition will now be displayed.
    • The par time of the current map will now be displayed.
    • Improvements have been made to how BOOM and MBF-compatible maps are detected.
    • Whether or not a music lump has been modified in a PWAD will now be displayed.
  • Minor changes have been made to the character set used in the console.
  • Minor changes have been made to text that is output to the console.
  • A bug has been fixed whereby widescreen mode wouldn’t be displayed correctly after pressing ALT + ENTER to toggle between fullscreen and a window, and if the vid_borderlesswindow CVAR was off.
  • The default of the vid_borderlesswindow CVAR is now on.
  • The default of the vid_scalefilter CVAR has been changed from “nearest” to “nearest_linear”.
  • A new r_graduallighting CVAR has been implemented that toggles the gradual lighting under doors and crushing sectors. It is on by default and off when vanilla mode is on.
  • The player’s view will no longer shift slightly when exiting a map by using a switch.
  • Par times are no longer displayed on the intermission screen for maps that don’t have them.
  • A crash will no longer occur when using the kill or resurrect CCMDs with a monster’s name previously set by the name CCMD as the parameter.
  • SIGIL_SHREDS.wad will no longer be automatically loaded if music has been disabled by specifying -nomusic or -nosound on the command-line.
  • The background will now always be displayed correctly when confirming use of the resetall CCMD.
  • The background will now continue to rotate when confirming if the player wants to end a game or quit.
  • The title of MAP05 in Final DOOM: TNT - Evilution has been corrected.
  • The amount of friction applied to the player’s corpse has been increased, matching the corpses of monsters, when in a liquid sector.