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DOOM is going all out with advanced PC settings

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DOOM gets the full suite of PC settings

The DOOM open beta wrapped up just under a week ago, and iD Software is now full steam ahead with making sure that their reinvigorated, nostalgic shooter is all ready and prepped for May 13th. PC players in particular weren’t too impressed with the beta offering and its restrictive settings, which locked the framerate and disallowed any sort of tweaking for the open weekend. iD Software promised that it would change before launch, and they’re not planning on breaking that promise.

Addressing the PC version of the game directly, iD Software has detailed all the setting and sliders you’ll be able to dabble with to get hell looking as gorgeous as possible on your new rig. With iD themselves being traditionally a PC developer, they wanted to ensure that DOOM runs at its best on some of the best hardware out there, while also giving PC players the sort of customisable freedom with certain settings that they’ve come to expect.

So you can look forward to field-of-view sliders, 21:9 ultra wide support and more, along with a host of advanced graphical settings below that will let you optimise the frantic shooting experience to your liking.

  • Manually Lock Framerate (un-locked by default)
  • Lights Quality
  • Chromatic Aberration Toggle
  • Shading Quality
  • Post Process Quality
  • Particles Quality
  • Game F/X Quality
  • Decal Quality
  • Directional Occlusion
  • Reflections Quality
  • Depth of Field Toggle
  • Decal / Texture Filtering
  • Motion Blur Quality / Toggle
  • Sharpening Amount
  • Lens Flare Toggle
  • Lens Dirt Toggle
  • Texture Atlas Size
  • Show Performance Metrics
  • Resolution Scaling
  • UI Opacity
  • Film Grain
  • Rendering Mode
  • FOV Slider
  • Simple Reticle
  • Show First-person Hands Toggle
  • Use Compute Shaders
  • Vsync (support or triple buffering)

DOOM might have done itself a little damage with the open beta, especially after fan response was not as overwhelmingly positive as Bethesda expected it to be. Still, the game is looking visually impressive from the gameplay trailers we’ve seen, and I personally liked the modernisation of traditional arena shooter tropes in the beta.

Whether that all cohesively comes together to create a product that is worthy of the DOOM name is yet to be seen. but we’ll know soon enough when DOOM launches on Xbox One, PS4 and PC next month.

Last Updated: April 25, 2016

38 Comments

  1. Ottokie

    April 25, 2016 at 09:31

    Not gonna lie, the game looks great O.o

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    • Kromas untamed

      April 25, 2016 at 09:37

      Despite all the negative reviews after the Beta I am still looking forward to this.

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        April 25, 2016 at 09:38

        Yea, but I have the same problem as Pariah. It’s either this or another 15kg lost due to lost nutrition xD

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        • Pariah

          April 25, 2016 at 09:39

          XD

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        • Kromas untamed

          April 25, 2016 at 09:40

          I make a decent salary so this is CE material. As is Overwatch. Yet I can’t convince myself to get a PS/Xbone cause that is just wasteful spending. 😛

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          • Ottokie

            April 25, 2016 at 09:44

            And now that consoles get *upgraded faster than mid range PC’s. It is the more expensive gaming platform 😛

          • Kromas untamed

            April 25, 2016 at 09:45

            Specially since games are still R800.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 25, 2016 at 09:47

            Some are R900. But a month or two later they can be cheaper. A lot cheaper. Got Far Cry Primal for R600 which was R1200 at launch

          • Kromas untamed

            April 25, 2016 at 09:48

            Was R600 at launch for PC 😛

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 25, 2016 at 09:49

            The complete edition? (forgot what it was called)

          • Kromas untamed

            April 25, 2016 at 09:50

            No idea. Did not buy it … was tempted but still boycotting Ubisoft.



            Ah crap I bought the Division.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 25, 2016 at 09:50

            XD

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 09:55

            You gonna help me with the green gear tonight?

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 09:55

            Or whatever that colour is, not the base green mind you

          • Kromas untamed

            April 25, 2016 at 12:05

            All you need to do is message me whenever you are ready. We can clear Hard Mode with 3 people and a carry. (Not the Moba term)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 25, 2016 at 10:04

            I bought Shadows of Mordor GOTY for R122 last night. Waiting is bestest.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 10:07

            I’m eyeballing that one currently

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 25, 2016 at 09:46

          • Kromas untamed

            April 25, 2016 at 09:46

            I have been meaning to ask. Why do you hate Raid 0?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 25, 2016 at 09:48

            We had a server crash and the only backups available were from last year. Lost a month of my life recovering data

          • Kromas untamed

            April 25, 2016 at 09:49

            Well that is why you never run Raid 0 alone. At the very least Raid 0+1.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 25, 2016 at 09:50

            If only the server was my baby.

          • Ir0nseraph

            April 25, 2016 at 09:51

            Sometimes the short version of a story isn’t the best option 😛

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 25, 2016 at 09:56

            lol

          • Ottokie

            April 25, 2016 at 09:47

            “Zion (Hebrew: ???????? ?iyyôn), also transliterated Sion, Sayon, Syon, Tzion or Tsion, is a place name often used as a synonym for Jerusalem.The word is first found in 2 Samuel 5:7 which dates from c.630–540 BC according to modern scholarship.”

            Now I am really confused xD

          • Pariah

            April 25, 2016 at 09:55

          • Ottokie

            April 25, 2016 at 10:17

            Well this clears everything up 😛

        • Admiral Chief in New York

          April 25, 2016 at 09:54

          “another”

          O_O

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          • Ottokie

            April 25, 2016 at 09:55

            Belt and watch went down with one notch each. April had crazy sales in games

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 09:56

            See now that is difficult in my house, wife and daughter can and will not suffer

          • Ottokie

            April 25, 2016 at 09:57

            ^ Good father 😛

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 25, 2016 at 09:43

        The single player portion yes

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    • HairyEwok

      April 25, 2016 at 10:46

      Graphics is great BUT if the SP is kak, well then this game is DOOMED

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  2. Pariah

    April 25, 2016 at 09:34

    I’m still debating whether or not to wait to buy this until I have a better graphics card. I know it runs on my PC thanks to the beta, but do I want to spend the money now, or wait until I get the full glorious graphics and get it on sale towards the end of the year?

    Idk, tough choices.

    Oh wait, I can’t afford it now.

    That was easy.

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    • BakedBagel

      April 25, 2016 at 09:46

      “Oh wait, I can’t afford it now.”

      Ive been using this method myself, After a couple years of ignoring it
      I can now say that it is rather effective

      Reply

  3. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    April 25, 2016 at 09:42

    YYYYEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! Now that’s how you do settings…stares at UWP….

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  4. RinceThis

    April 25, 2016 at 10:22

    Yawns.

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  5. Kikmi

    April 25, 2016 at 15:47

    Perhaps folks are a little confused as to what the difference is between a demo and an open beta. The one you are a tester and the other you are previewing. Its not the same concept in any sense what so ever. I don’t get why it got so much hate considering what it was. I had an utter blast, and that was on PS even (I’m getting the PC version though).

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