How to Play Doom 95 on Windows 10 with DgVoodoo and Mouse Patch
Doom 95 is a classic source port that allows you to play Doom and Doom 2 on Windows 95 and later versions. However, it has some compatibility issues with modern operating systems, such as missing mouse input, broken help files, and low frame rate. In this article, we will show you how to fix these problems and enjoy Doom 95 on Windows 10 with DgVoodoo and mouse patch.
What is DgVoodoo
DgVoodoo is a wrapper that emulates old graphics APIs such as DirectDraw and Direct3D on modern systems. It can improve the performance and compatibility of old games that use these APIs. You can download DgVoodoo from here.
What is mouse patch
Mouse patch is a modified version of the Doom95 executable that restores the mouse input and adds a novert option. Novert prevents the mouse from moving the view up and down, which can be annoying in Doom. You can download mouse patch from here.
How to install Doom 95 on Windows 10
To install Doom 95 on Windows 10, follow these steps:
Extract the contents of the Doom95 zip file to a folder of your choice.
Copy all your main wad files (DOOM.WAD, DOOM2.WAD, PLUTONIA.WAD, TNT.WAD, etc) to the Doom95 folder.
Extract the contents of the DgVoodoo zip file to another folder.
Copy the ddraw.dll file from the DgVoodoo folder to the Doom95 folder.
Extract the contents of the mouse patch zip file to another folder.
Copy the doom95.exe file from the mouse patch folder to the Doom95 folder, replacing the original one.
Run doom95.exe and choose the appropriate wad file from the launcher.
How to optimize Doom 95 for Windows 10
To optimize Doom 95 for Windows 10, you can tweak some settings in the DgVoodoo config file. Here are some suggestions:
Set Resolution to your desired value, such as 800x600 or 1024x768.
Set Scaling mode to Stretched, keep aspect ratio.
Set Filtering to Bilinear or Trilinear.
Set Antialiasing to MSAA x4 or x8.
Set VSync to On or Adaptive.
You can also use the dgVoodooCpl.exe program to change these settings graphically.
Doom 95 is a nostalgic way to play Doom and Doom 2 on Windows, but it requires some fixes to run smoothly on modern systems. By using DgVoodoo and mouse patch, you can improve the graphics, performance, and input of Doom 95 on Windows 10. Have fun blasting demons!
How to play custom wads with Doom 95
Doom 95 also supports playing custom wads, which are user-made levels and mods for Doom and Doom 2. To play custom wads with Doom 95, you need to use the -file command line parameter. Here is how to do it:
Create a shortcut of doom95.exe on your desktop or any other location.
Right-click on the shortcut and select Properties.
In the Target field, add -file followed by the name of the custom wad file. For example, if you want to play a wad called mywad.wad, the target field should look like this: \"C:\\Doom95\\doom95.exe\" -file mywad.wad
Click OK to save the changes.
Double-click on the shortcut to launch Doom 95 with the custom wad.
Note that some custom wads may not work properly with Doom 95, as they may require advanced features or compatibility patches that are not supported by this source port. In that case, you may want to use a more modern source port, such as GZDoom or PrBoom+. aa16f39245