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Great utility my g! Created an account just to tell you that :) finally I can marathon Doom without having to keep switching WADs and such

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Hey JP,  there's a slight problem with the doom_complete.pk3 file that wadsmoosh 1.16 generates: 

Loading the PK3 file causes GZDoom 4.3.3 to throw this error: 

"OS: Windows 10 (or higher) (NT 10.0) Build 18363
M_LoadDefaults: Load system defaults.
Using program directory for storage
W_Init: Init WADfiles.
 adding E:/gzdoom/gzdoom.pk3, 612 lumps
 adding E:/gzdoom/game_support.pk3, 2523 lumps
 adding ./doom_complete.pk3, 3270 lumps
 adding lights.pk3, 7 lumps
 adding brightmaps.pk3, 499 lumps
 adding E:/gzdoom/doom_complete.pk3, 3270 lumps

Execution could not continue.

Script error, "doom_complete.pk3:cvarinfo.txt" line 1:
cvar 'ws_sky_compat' already exists"

Are you aware of this?

Also, loading the PK3 file with mods such as Guncaster/Guncaster Vindicated; causes the enemies in the game to be invulnerable  to any attack, other than RNG based magic attacks

From the log it looks like you're trying to load the doom_complete.pk3 file twice; one of them is probably being auto-loaded as part of your existing config.

No idea why it would be changing enemy behavior, the WadSmoosh IPK3 doesn't define or touch any object behaviors.

This doesn't appear in a fresh GZDoom config, so that was apparently, a problem on my end.

Sorry about that

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First of all, thank you for this AMAZING utility!

Now, if possible, could you tell me how to make it so the utility does not change the menu background image nor the game's title? I want to merge Doom with Sigil (I don't like that sigil changes menu stuff, I just wanted the selectable episode) and Doom II with NRFTL and Master Levels (wadsmoosh adds automatic pistol start to master levels and I want that).

I can do both but it will still appear as "Classic Complete" on the menu with a different menu background.

I was even wanting to merge both final doom games into one with two episodes but there's not a menu image nor a title to go with it.

So, is it possible? Thanks in advance :v

You are probably best off manually editing the PK3 WadSmoosh generates, by opening it in SLADE and dragging in the specific title screen and menu title graphics you want.

Hello! man i really love Wadsmoosh thanks to it i don't need to load one at time a wad file, well the point of this is not to tell you that you maded an amazing work, i'm here to tell you something, is there any possible way to a add more interfaces, like instead of having 10 DOOM games to choose what about having only 6, instead of four for the DOOM Chapters only one that would say only "The Ultimate DOOM" and you click it and you have the four chapters and with the two Final DOOM games only having something that says "Final DOOM" and you click and you have TNT and Plutonia and in the Master Levels having another menu where you can choose the wads.
I would like to see if you can do so,.

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Is there a way to use HD skies? My sky is always the same. It's from e1m1 all the time, or it goes to doom 2 if I disable the compatibility option. What could I be missing here? I tried using DHTP and vanilla, re-doing all the steps, using all latest versions. GZdoom!

Thanks for this wonderful and such a useful application!


Check out how the sky textures are defined in the IPK3's "textures.doom2" etc. WadSmoosh renames the doom2 sky textures from sky1 to rsky1 (the same as their patch names). If you're comfortable editing a copy of your HD texture pack (I'm not too familiar with those) you should be able to rename them so that the skies are the names WadSmoosh is expecting, and thus have a WadSmoosh-compatible version of your HD pack.

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Might want to add this to the MENUDEF file so the episode list will use BigFont instead of defaulting to SmallFont since the list overflows the default limit:

ListMenu "EpisodeMenu"
    Font "BigFont", "RED"
    Linespacing 16

    StaticPatch 50, 2, "M_EPISOD"
    Position 30, 30

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Thanks for this post! I added to all menudef.txt I could find in the end of the text but it still is not working! 

Is there a specific place inside de menudef.txt I should be looking for?

EDIT: I just found it! It should be added to the menudef.txt inside the doom_complete.pk3 file!

Thanks a lot for the info! I'm gonna share it!

Thanks man!!! Works!!

This is a very wonderful tool!
However, I was considering porting over the Freedoom Project's levels over to Doom Complete, and I was wondering what the best way to try and do so is, since I've tried it before and only got a decrease in sanity as a result.


Is it possible to add levels like the mansion and club doom from doom PSX?

If yes how i have to rename the maps?

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I put my Master Levels wad in the source_wads folder, but it's not recognizing it. Is it named incorrectly? If so, what do i name it?

Edit: It is now recognizing it, but it crashes each time i try to use it.

edit2: i forgot to test it after it was "crashing" but it worked, i just didnt know it was working


Hey, doom 64 on steam has the actual wad file, there's just a palette file missing I'm sure someone in the community has come up with already...


Would be cool to have it Wadsmooshed long with the rest!

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Can someone help me? I've done as it said but don't work. the black window close up without any message, i've searched also in Users Appdata etc. like someone said in comments but i can't find the file. I'm running windows 10.

Edit: now it works, i was using master levels maps modified for master levels menu (teeth and teeth 2 separate), it works if you use a normal version.


Excellent tool you've created here. I understand that this is a tool for official works only so I was wondering what your thoughts were on adding Double Impact to the project now that Bethesda/ID have seen fit to deem it an "official" work? It could be a slippery slope if they choose to sell further works.


Hey all
Not sure if this is a problem with GZDoom or wadsmoosh, but when I run the PK3 with the latest version of GZDoom 4.3.3, the episode names in the menu are not showing up with BIGFONT, but a small and white font like in the options menu. Any way I could fix that?

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Got this solution from user 

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Might want to add this to the MENUDEF file so the episode list will use BigFont instead of defaulting to SmallFont since the list overflows the default limit:

ListMenu "EpisodeMenu"

   Font "BigFont", "RED" 

  Linespacing 16

  StaticPatch 50, 2, "M_EPISOD"
    Position 30, 30

Thanks man!!!!! Works!

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How do you load this up in Zandronum? I get:

Script error, "DOOM_Complete.pk3:menudef.txt" line 1: Unknown keyword 'AddOptionMenu'

Open up the PK3 in any program that can edit ZIP files and delete the file menudef.txt contained therein, that should allow Zandronum to load it.

I created a bug report for Zandronum for this years ago and I guess it's still not fixed:

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The .pk3/.log files aren't being placed in the same folder as the .exe file; they are being placed in C:\Users\<windows account>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\<folder name for wadsmoosh files> along with a folder named pk3.

I ran it multiple times and triple checked the root folder with the .exe; the only reason I was even able to find the .pk3 at all was because I ended up performing a search on the entire C: drive for it.

Is there any way to fix this, because it's particularly annoying?

Hmm, I'm not sure what's going on here and could use more info. How exactly are you running WadSmoosh? From the itch app, from the extracted ZIP, or something else?

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I extracted the contents of the .zip file into C:\Program Files (x86)\Wadsmoosh and run the .exe from there.

I'm not 100% sure but I think modern Windows security practice is to not let applications write to any files in c:\Program Files\. It wants to keep a strict separation between programs and the data (settings, documents) they generate. I would suggest extracting and running WadSmoosh from a directory that you have full, non-administrator read/write permissions for. That should allow WadSmoosh to output the PK3 to the same directory.

So I changed the properties of the .exe for the program to run as an administrator, and that has fixed the issue.

Thanks for your replies and the work you put into the program.

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How can I add Sigil? It doesn not detect it when I put it in the sopurce wads folder

Edit: Nevermind, I found out


How do I go from Doom 1 to Doom 2 maps & ect using console commands? In Doom 2 e1m1 goes to Doom 1 & I've tried to go e6m1 & nothing happens

Doom2 maps have the same names they do in the original IWAD, so try "map map01"


DOOM 1: E[x]M[y] (X: 1-5, Y: 1-9) (9 is the secret level)

[Episodes: Knee-Deep in the Dead, The Shores of Hell, Inferno, Thy Flesh Consumed, SIGIL]

DOOM 2: MAPXX (XX: 01-32) (31/32 are the secret levels)

Master Levels: ML_MAPXX (XX: 01-21) (22 is the secret level)

nerve.WAD: NV_MAP0X (X: 0-9) (9 is the secret level)

The Plutonia Experiment: PL_MAPXX (XX: 01-32) (31/32 are the secret levels, 31 only has the super secret level exit)

TNT Evilution: TN_MAPXX (XX: 01-32) (31/32 are the secret levels)

Very nice for this useful tip! Thanks a lot!!! <3

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Will a future version of WADSmoosh come with a font of its own, for use with the new Authorname functions of GZDoom/LZDoom? Ideally similar to what was present in previous iterations?

Also, is it possible to merge both Hexen and Deathkings of the Dark Citadel into a unified .pk3, sort of a "Hexen Complete" if you will?

UPDATE: Seems someone on Doomworld had the same idea, though his method involves using a hex-editor along with SLADE to get the job done...

Any news on a Version 1.14?

Is there any particular changes or fixes you're looking for in an update?

I saw on your Bitbucket that you did a commit with the message "added the new sigil exit texture" I was just assuming that there is some type of incompatibility with Sigil's 1.21 update. This is my first time playing doom in a couple of years. I am replaying Doom from start then will play Sigil and I was hoping any bugs would be fixed before I get to playing SIGIL. 

Ah yes, thanks for reminding me I had some changes that hadn't made it into a release yet. 1.14 is up now.

Glade I was able to help!😀 I am downloading new version now.

Also, will the downloads section of Bitbucket be getting the new version?

Just uploaded it there.

This is an odd question, but do you ever plan on supporting third-party doom engine releases (Heretic, Hexen, Hacx, etc)? It'd be neat to have all of them bundled into one big IWAD

As far as how GZDoom thinks about all its supported titles, everything Doom is all a single "game" and Heretic, Hexen, and Strife are all separate games, and it's not possible to have them all coexist within a single session.

Ah, that makes sense. Thank you!

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I have a request, if that is alright.  I would like Wadsmoosh to detect the state of censorship, and to offer the choice to alter the appropriate wads to the user's preference. 

 Below are two ways to decensor (and censor)  the Classic DOOM wads, so that you can analyze them or ask permission for incorporation into Wadsmoosh.

Thanks for hearing me out - and even more so for Wadsmoosh.  It is lovely to play nearly all of Classic DOOM with a single file.  :)

don't bring politics into discussion please, that is his beyond technical limits. there is nothing he can do around that, don't bring unnecessary discussions please.

I don't see why this is beyond JP's ability, considering that there are various changelogs that include the editing of levels for better compatibility or accuracy.  Further, I do not see how my request is political:  I requested the ability for users to decide whether or not there is censorship.  That is inherently apolitical, because people on either side can determine for themselves what is appropriate and tweak the game accordingly.

I don't have any interest in doing this, sorry. If you want an IPK3 with or without the Nazi content etc then provide the appropriate IWAD files and (re)run WadSmoosh.

Fair enough.  :)

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what Does SIGIL_shreds not found mean?

can you add: the lost episodes of doom & back to Saturn episodes 1 to 3 please?

Sigil_shreds.wad is the extra WAD file included with the paid version of Sigil that includes the Buckethead soundtrack. WadSmoosh reporting it not being found isn't an error, it's just telling you which source wads it can and can't find.

Regarding BTS etc, from the ZDoom forum thread:

"Note: With the sole exception of SIGIL, non-official content, even stuff that was sold at retail by random companies like the Lost Episodes, is not supported! People in this thread have customized WadSmoosh to do this but it's outside the scope of what I wrote WadSmoosh to do and I have no intention of supporting it. Also please note that you don't need WadSmoosh to merge non-commercial content! Use a WAD editing tool like SLADE3 instead."

SIGIL received an update yesterday and wadsmoosh no longer recognizes the wad (Sigil_v1_2).  Any plans for future support?

Yes, I've already committed a fix to the code depot and would like to have a build out soon. No ETA yet. The fix is simple enough you can apply it to your existing install with eg Notepad:

Oh, I see you're talking about simply the filename change. Rename SIGIL_v1_2.wad to SIGIL.wad and WS should recognize it.

Haha yeah, but I appreciate the quickfix too.  I wasn't even aware of that issue, so thank you!

is the LZDoom supported for this version?

Yes, LZDoom is supported.

Nice update! Thanks!  (Ver 1.12)

How do i add master levels to doom_complete? i forgot how to do it. do i 

Just copy ATTACK.WAD and the other 19 WAD files (Canyon, Blacktwr, Virgil, etc etc) included with the Master Levels into the same subfolder "source_wads" as you have doom.wad, doom2.wad etc, and run WadSmoosh. The window that pops up should show "The Master Levels" in the episode list.

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oh i see, i thought i had to put them in a folder, opps. thanks. also, is there only 20 files for master levels or 21? i saw teeth wad is suppose to be a two part one? or no?

Also, can you make one for wolfenstein 3d and its 3 expansion packs too?

TEETH.WAD contains two maps, so yes it's 21 maps across 20 files.

Wolfenstein 3D is totally different tech and totally different file formats, so that would be a whole other kind of project for someone else who knows about those.

i see thank you for your help:) cool project though, i enjoying it:)

My pk3 has both Master Levels and Sigil as cluster 24, which leads to the Master Levels ending with Sigil's music and endtext.

Darn, good catch. Next version should fix this.


After I run the wadsmoosh.exe I can't seem to find the PK3 it's supposed to create. Should it be in the base folder? 

Yes, all the IWADs are in the right place so I don't think that's the issue.

Do you see any errors in your wadsmoosh.log after running?


Look closer. It's in the same folder as wadsmoosh.exe and can hide in plain sight with how much is already in there

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This was happening to me; I had to perform a search on the entire C:\ drive to find where they were being put.

Try looking in C:\Users\<windows account>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86) and you should see the name of whatever folder you created to house the wadsmoosh files

edit: right click the .exe, goto properties, select the compatibility tab, and check "run this program as an administrator". that should allow the program to write to the folder it's in.


This is SO COOL. I was just trying to put together my own SuperWAD that does this, but was failing miserably. Broken textures and whatnot.

Will this add Plutmidi.wad if it's put into the folder? Or do I need to modify and add it myself?

Also a version that turns it into a standard iWAD instead of a PK3 and without ZDoom stuff so that other source ports can support it would be cool. Although that's simple enough to do with SLADE, it would be cool for this to become the equivalent to Doom 64 EX's WADGEN and Complete becomes the defacto Doom iWAD for every source port

You should be able to make a WadSmoosh-compatible version of plutmidi.wad by renaming all the lumps inside to P_TRACK instead of D_TRACK.

What WadSmoosh produces is an IWAD, PK3 just denotes the format used (ZIP instead of the classic WAD format).

Much of what WadSmoosh does, with regard to defining custom episodes, intermission screens, and texture replacements is due to ZDoom functionality that most source ports don't have. If there's a source port that has equivalent features (maybe Eternity?) and someone wanted to make a fork (not a branch) of WadSmoosh that produced an all-in-one IWAD for that, they'd be welcome to - WadSmoosh's code is released under an MIT open source license - but I only use GZDoom so that's all I'm willing to support. 

That makes sense. Anyway, the point I was attempting to make stems from wanting (near) universal compatibility with this. No PK3 format, since many source ports can't handle the zip format, or Mapinfo, since that would be the job of the sourceport. But, if that isn't your goal, then that's just the way it is.

However, do you think that future versions could add in device-exclusive official maps? Sush as by extracting the maps from the GBA ROM and PSX ISO? That's st least in-line with the goal of the project. 

PSX, GBA, Jaguar etc versions of maps already exist as freely available (painstakingly manually reverse engineered, as I understand it) PWADs, so I'd say just run those as mods.

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Why my episode screen (above) is not like yours with orignal red and big font?

Thank you and congrats for your great job!

Would it be possible to make a wad like this for Crispy Doom?

Unfortunately no, much of what WadSmoosh does is only possible thanks to various ZDoom-only features.

Is it possible to have them all be run in sequence, without episode skips?


I made a mod for just that!

Great utility that makes it trivial to play the official Doom maps, especially Master Levels for Doom II, which was a hassle to get to work in a source port, and works as it should (starting out with only the pistol on each level).

It even incidentally let me know about a Doom campaign that I had no idea that I owned, No Rest for the Living, which comes with the Doom 3 BFG edition on PC.

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