Russian Doom


Russian Doom


Codebase Chocolate Doom
Developer(s) Julian Nechaevsky
Initial release 1.0 (2016-09-16, 2 years ago)
Latest release 3.1a (2019-02-09, 4 months ago)
Development status Active
Written in C
Target Platform Cross-Platform
License GNU General Public License v2+
Website [1]
Source Repository



Russian Doom is source port forked from Chocolate Doom and Crispy Doom by Julian Nechaevsky, with additions from Doom Retro (with permission from Brad Harding), which aims to provide a full and proper Russian translation of Doom, Heretic and Hexen games, as well as the setup executable and online help. Additionally it has numerous vanilla bug fixes, enhanced 640x400 display resolution, improved game palettes, removed limits and offers many optional aesthetic game enhancements.

Starting from version 3.0, English language is available for all supported games. It can be chosen in the Main Menu of Setup executable by pressing F4 (don't forget to save the changes before quit), or by setting: english_language to 1 in configuration file. The language is chosen individually for each game.

Supported games[edit]

The following games are supported:

The engine automatically loads Russian-translated resources depending on the game you are playing. However, due to port specifics and language differences, it is recommended to only play the original game series.

Press Beta is available "from the box" with command line parameter “-beta”, no need to download anything.

Game enhancements[edit]

Russian Doom offers many different visual enhancements like colored blood, transparency, mouse look and brightmaps. They can be switched in the ex-compatibility section of the Setup executable, as well as in configuration files.

All features are available for Doom, many features are available for Heretic, and just few are available for Hexen.

Besides, there is also available “-vanilla” command line parameter, which will disable all enhancements without any changes in configuration file, making the game visual appearance as close as possible to original executables.

External links[edit]

Windows version is compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10 (both x32 and x64 editions).
DOS version is compatible with MS-DOS, FreeDOS and DOSBox emulator.

Source code genealogy
Based on
Chocolate Doom
Russian Doom Active
Crispy Doom
Doom Retro
Doom Vanille