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vavoom - The most advanced Doom/Heretic/Hexen/Strife source port around!


vavoom [ -opengl ] [ -d3d ] [ -particles n ] [ -surfcachesize n ] [ -nosound ] [ -no3dsound ] [ -nomusic ] [ -cddev file ] [ -openal ] [ -nomouse ] [ -nojoy ] [ -nolan ] [ -noudp ] [ -ip ip_addr ] [ -noipx ] [ -mpath ] [ -port n ] { [ -freedoom] | [ -doom ] | [ -doom2 ] | [ -tnt ] | [ -plutonia ] | [ -heretic ] | [ -hexen ] | [ -strife ] } [ -game directory ] [ -devgame directory ] [ -devsnd sndinfo_script ] [ -progs directory ]


Vavoom is a source port based on sources of Doom, Heretic, Hexen and a little bit from Quake. Supported platforms are Windows and Linux. Vavoom has a graphical launcher (vlaunch).

Graphic Options


selects OpenGL driver


selects Direct3D driver

-particles <count>

specifies number of particles to use, default is 2048, but you can't have less than 512 (i.e. you can't disable them)

-surfcachesize <size>

specifies size of surface cache memory, in kilobytes

Sound Options


disables all sound, music and CD-Audio


disables sound


disables 3D sound, use original mode, Windows version only


disables music


disables CD music

-cddev <file>

specifies CD device file, default /dev/cdrom, LINUX version only


enabled OpenAL driver.

Input Options

disables mouse

disables joystick

Network Options

disables all LAN drivers

disables TCP/IP driver

-ip <address>

specifies IP address, Windows version only


disables IPX driver


enables MPATH TCP/IP driver, DOS version only

-port <port>

sets default LAN port

Game selection

-freedoom look only for FreeDoom IWAD files


look only for Doom IWAD files


look only for Doom 2: Hell On Earth IWAD files


look only for Doom TNT: Evilution IWAD files


look only for Doom: The Plutionia Experiment IWAD files


look only for Heretic IWAD files


look only for Hexen IWAD files


look only for Strife IWAD files

Custom games and development

-game <directory> specifies custom game.

-devgame <directory>

like -game, but also sets Vavoom in development mode.

-devsound <SNDINFO_script>

sets sound development mode, uses given SNDINFO script, sounds and music are loaded form archive directory, which is specified in script.

-progs <directory>

specifies directory where to look for progs. Server progs are loaded from file svprogs.dat, client progs - clprogs.dat. Path must include ending slash.
   Example: -progs progs/myprogs/

-file <file1>[<file2>...]

specifies additional files.

-iwaddir <dir1>[<dir2>...]

specifies additional directories where to look for IWAD files.

Debugging Options

creates a debug file basev/debug.txt with all console messages.
-starttime <time>

sets start time, not in LINUX version and dedicated servers


prints debugfile to stderr, in DOS version Sys_Error exits with call frame traceback

More Information



Doom is a registered trademark of id software (http://www.idsoftware.com/).


See the copyright file on /usr/share/doc/vavoom/copyright