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How to: Get WADs from your bought copies of DOOM

Where to buy DOOM?

We recommend that you at buy both DOOM 1993 and DOOM 2.

DOOM 3 and DOOM 64 are not needed but we list them here because it is sometimes cheaper to buy the whole bundle.

GOG Links:

Steam Links:

Where are the base wads?

Steam

DOOM 2:

  • Steam/steamapps/common/Doom 2/masterbase/doom2/
  • Steam/steamapps/common/Doom 2/masterbase/master/wads/
  • Steam/steamapps/common/Doom 2/masterbase/Doom 2/masterbase/doom2/

DOOM 1:

DOOM.WAD

  • Steam/steamapps/common/Ultimate Doom/base/

Where are the Official Addons wads?

Doom Wiki - Official Addons

Prerequisite: Download the Official Addons

๐Ÿ›‘ DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE ADDONS FOR BOTH DOOM AND DOOM 2 ๐Ÿ›‘

You first need to download the addons from within the 2022 Unity Versions of either DOOM 2 or DOOM 1993.

Launch either of the titles and go from the Main Menu into the Addons Menu Download them all.

GOG Location

WIP

Steam Location

DOOM 2:

Steam:

Steam/steamapps/compatdata/2300/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/Saved Games/id Software/DOOM 2/WADs/

DOOM 1:

Steam:

Steam/steamapps/compatdata/2280/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/Saved Games/id Software/DOOM Classic/WADs/

Flatpak steamapps/ location

If you got the Flatpak version of Steam the Links the Steam/steamapps/ folder is located in:
home/<username>/.var/app/com.valvesoftware.Steam/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/

Addon List

Name Creator WAD name ADDON ID
Anomaly Report Michael Jan Krizik (valkiriforce) AR.WAD 16
Arrival Walker Wright (Pavera) and Brayden Hart (AD_79) ARRIVAL.WAD 15
Base Ganymede Adam Woodmansey (Khorus) BGCOMP.WAD 18
BTSX Episode 1 Esselfortium et al. BTSX_E1.WAD 8
BTSX Episode 2 Esselfortium et al. BTSX_E2.WAD 9
Deathless James Paddock DEATHLESS.WAD 7
Doom Zero Christopher Golden (DASI-I) DOOMZERO.WAD 11
Double Impact Ralphis & RottKing DBIMPACT.WAD 5
Earthless: Prelude James Paddock & Fuzzball EARTHLESS_PR.WAD 13
Harmony Thomas van der Velden, James Paddock HARM1.WAD 17
No End In Sight Emil Brundage, Christopher Lutz, Xaser NEIS.WAD 6
No Rest for the Living Nerve Software NERVE.WAD 3
The Plutonia Experiment Dario Casali & Milo Casali PLUTONIA.WAD 2
REKKR Matthew Little (Revae) et al. REKKR.WAD 10
Revolution! Thomas van der Velden; MIDI pack contributors TVR!.WAD 14
Scientist Roland van der Velden SCI.WAD 19
SIGIL Romero Games SIGIL.WAD 4
SIGIL II Romero Games SIGILII.WAD 21
Syringe Pavera, Tarnsman, Marcaek, & Xaser SYRINGE.WAD 12
TNT: Evilution Team TNT TNT.WAD 1
The Troopers' Playground Matthias Worch TTP.WAD 20

How to extract them?

Each file is located in the WADs/ folder from the step above with an ID number that you can check on the list.

Example: Sigil

Sigil has the ID of 4 and is then located in the /WADs/4/ folder.

Within that folder there are images and also a file without an extension just called 4. That 4 file is the SIGIL.WAD file.

All you need to do is copy the `/WADs/4/4 file to retrodeck/roms/doom then rename it SIGIL.WAD.

Extra: Windows tips

If you want to move the WADs from a Windows installations instead you can use this software: Unity Doom Ripper

The WADs are located in

My Documents\Saved Games\id Software\DOOM 2\WADs\

or

My Documents\Saved Games\id Software\DOOM Classic\WADs\

Then just transfer them with a USB Stick or another way to your Linux machine.

Where can I find more WADs?

None-official wads (mods) are all over the internet from old forums, github and various websites.

Doomworld:

The oldest DOOM community on the web and hosts of the annual Cacowards.

Doomworld is the lifeblood of DOOM community, generations of knowledge and a vast collections of wads exist within it.

Doomwiki:

List of notable WADs

ModDB: