Beyond Doom

Next-Gen Dooming

ZDoom is a source port for the modern era, supporting current hardware and operating systems and sporting a vast array of user options. Make Doom your own again!

Maximum Game Support

In addition to Doom, ZDoom supports Heretic, Hexen, Strife, Chex Quest, and fan-created games like Harmony and Hacx. Meet the entire idTech 1 family!

Limitless Mod Potential

Experience mind-bending user-created mods, made possible by ZDoom's advanced mapping features and the new ZScript language. Or make a mod of your own!

Latest News

GZDoom 4.7.0 released

Posted by on at 06:00
(78) Comments
The major new addition is a new GLES2 backend, meant to improve performance on low end hardware. This was written by emile_b for the Android port but backported to the mainline for old hardware support.
Please note that this backend removes some non-essential features to increase performance, like the entire postprocessing or advanced lighting features like specular or PBR.
Our tests show no performance gains on modern hardware capable of Vulkan, so is not recommended to run it on such systems - it is solely meant for old hardware that have performance issues with the modern GL backend.
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WadExt 2.1 released

Posted by on at 02:36
(1) Comment
This fixes the problems reported for 2.0 and addes a few new features:

  • extraction of Blood .RFF files
  • no longer crashes when extracting Strife1.wad

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Get Started

Get ZDoom

Head over to the downloads page and grab a ZDoom-family port. You'll be blasting away demons in no time!

Join the Community

Check out the official ZDoom forums to check out the latest in-development projects, editing help, or general chit-chat.

Go Deep Into the Code

Interested in ZDoom's development? Visit the GitHub repo to follow the latest updates or contribute code of your own!