Doom on PC will support advanced settings, unlocked framerate at launch

id Software's CTO has taken feedback from the PC community to heart, and outlines some of the ways players will be able to customize the game.

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If there's one thing PC gamers don't care for, it's being constrained by console specifications and standards. Doom, in open beta until just recently, caught flak for its lack of advance settings. id Software CTO Robert Duffy published a blog addressing capped framerates "and other PC features that weren’t emphasized in the Beta for various development reasons.

According to Duffy, the PC version will NOT be capped at launch. "Further, the PC version of DOOM will expose a comprehensive set of advanced game and rendering options that will allow players to dial the experience up or down based on their individual desires or hardware capabilities," the developer confirmed.

Duffy tailored the rest of his blog to a specific audience: players who, like id itself, has PC gaming in their DNA. Extolling the virtues of being able to tinker with settings for maximum performance, Duffy listed the features found under Doom's advanced settings menu, including an FOV slider, quality of lighting and shading, toggles for lens flare and dirt, UI opacity, reticle selections, and the quality of decals and reflections, among other settings.

Refer to Duffy's blog for the full list of advanced settings that will be available in Doom when it launches on May 13.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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    April 22, 2016 1:25 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Doom on PC will support advanced settings, unlocked framerate at launch

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      April 22, 2016 1:27 PM

      I just hope single player will be good

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        April 22, 2016 1:48 PM

        Same here. I already know to pass on multi.

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        April 22, 2016 1:51 PM

        Same. That's all I want.

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        April 22, 2016 2:05 PM

        hoping for shadow warrior levels of fun and mayhem.

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        April 23, 2016 3:15 AM

        Yup! Been pretty upset over the multiplayer and the all the DLC focusing on nothing but that :(

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        April 23, 2016 3:30 AM

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        April 23, 2016 3:46 AM

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        April 23, 2016 5:11 AM

        Everyone has high hopes but seriously-- how many sp campaigns have been memorable in the last decade?

        I gathered enough watching the beta that this simply isn't any kind of DOOM I ever want to play. Maybe the single player will be worth $60, but I have grave doubts.

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          April 23, 2016 5:34 AM

          Wolfenstein

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          April 23, 2016 5:36 AM

          I really enjoyed Doom3. Although it did drag on a little bit at the end after the Hell part.

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          April 23, 2016 5:51 AM

          Wolfenstein was good. Portal 2 was excellent but I don't know if that counts. :)

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          April 23, 2016 5:54 AM

          I'll pick it up in dec when it is 50% off

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          April 23, 2016 5:54 AM

          witcher 3

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          April 23, 2016 6:12 AM

          The multiplayer wasn't developed by ID.

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            April 23, 2016 6:45 AM

            that's basically a plus considering the last ten years innit?

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          April 23, 2016 7:04 AM

          cod4

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          April 23, 2016 7:31 AM

          Good SP FPS games do get made. "Last decade" covers quite a lot, too! Even not counting any open-world-ish stuff like STALKER or RPG-ish stuff like Deus EX HR.

          Wolfenstein, the Metro games, and the HL2 episodes are probably the benchmarks.

          But also (checking the Wikipedia FPS list) we had a good showing from BioShock 1/2, a couple of the CoJ games, AvP 1/2, Crysis Warhead, the "other" Wolfenstein, Halo Reach & ODST, Bulletstorm, Shadow Warrior... actually even more than that. If by "high hopes" you mean expecting the best FPS ever and something that is as much of a watershed as the original Doom then yeah that would be dumb, but it's not silly to just hope for a good & fun game.

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          April 23, 2016 10:49 PM

          SpecOps The Line... THAT was a powerful story.

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        April 23, 2016 6:31 AM

        It's really the only thing I give a shit about. The multiplayer is just extra bullshit to me.

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      April 22, 2016 1:53 PM

      Fun gameplay and gun mechanics to be patched in later.

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      April 22, 2016 1:56 PM

      sad that we've gotten to the point where these things need to be announced or played up.

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      April 22, 2016 2:29 PM

      what about colors. will it have support for color?

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      April 22, 2016 2:36 PM

      If it dosent support 21:9 without fucking around Im not even going to play the single player at this point

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        April 22, 2016 4:04 PM

        As someone who is interested in rolling a 21:9 as my main monitor how has that been working out for you as a gaming monitor?

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