- Brutal Doom guide index
- How to install and play Brutal Doom on your PC
Brutal Doom version 20 is out now, but as with many PC mods, getting it onto your PC can be rather tricky. VideoGamer has put together a step-by-step guide to help walk you through the process of downloading Brutal Doom and adding it to your game files to enjoy the brutality that lies within.
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What you need before you start
Obviously, you need a GENUINE PC copy of Doom on your PC before you do anything. We don't condone piracy here at VideoGamer. You can get Ultimate Doom on Steam for around £7 (probably less in Steam Sales). You'll also need WinRAR to extract the Brutal Doom download files.
You'll also need an application called Zandronum. Zandronum is a tool that enables you to run mods like Brutal Doom (and play online). Download the installer rather than the archive in order to follow the steps below.
Finally, you'll need to have downloaded the Brutal Doom version 20 source file (available starting June 6 - check back if it's not yet on the download page below). You can download it from here. Once you've downloaded Brutal Doom, from the WinRAR file viewer, extract to desktop to make it easier to find.
How to run Brutal Doom
Now that you have Zandronum and Brutal Doom version 20 installed on your computer, you need to open the Zandronum install folder. Click and drag the brutal20.pk3 into that folder. Then, from there, click and drag the brutal20.pk3 file onto the Zandronum.exe application file itself. From there, Zandronum should launch Brutal Doom.