The console used by ZDoom.

Console is an internal command prompt of a game. It can be used to activate various game functions and to alter the game's settings. It also functions as a log that lists some of the previous game events and messages along with the commands that have been activated in it.


Classic Doom games and other games based on the Doom engine did not originally include a console, since it was first introduced in Quake, with the first official Doom series game that was released with a console feature being Doom 3. After the Doom source code was released on December 23, 1997, the feature was implemented into various source ports, and is a very common addition among the more advanced ports for the game.

In addition to source ports and modern titles, some editing utilities also feature a console. It can be used to modify the configuration, perform debugging, or execute certain advanced commands.

Source ports with a console feature[edit]

Utilities with a console[edit]

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