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Doom Launcher

Where every game begins

Doom Launcher by hobomaster22 is a versatile frontend for Doom that acts as both a startup utility and a comprehensive database for your original Doom-engine games, custom WADs, PK3s, and related projects. Similar to D-Fend Reloaded for DOSBox, it offers impressive features for sorting, organizing, and managing your collection.

With its user-friendly interface, Doom Launcher supports multiple source ports and game versions, making it easy to manage and launch a wide range of mods and custom levels. Additional features include screenshot previews, rating systems, and detailed metadata management, enhancing your ability to curate and enjoy your Doom library efficiently.


  • Direct download and metadata update from /idgames (through API)
  • Add mods by drag and drop (ZIP including WAD/PK3/DEH/TXT)
  • Automatic scraping of title, author, release date and description from the included textfile
  • Importing screenshots directly from the sourceport into the database
  • Maintaining demos and savegames
  • Scans files for map lump names (e.g. E4M3, MAP20, STR20)
  • Add any sourceports to the database
  • Selecting specific files within a ZIP file
  • Tagging mods with custom unlimited colored tags
  • Shows play-statistics (killed monsters, collected items, play time)
  • Automatic daily database backups

What are you waiting for?

Get it now!

Doom Launcher

for Windows, requires .NET Framework, latest version at GitHub

For bug reports, feedback and support, simply use the official GitHub issues page.