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ZDL v5.4.0.0
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ZDL v5.4.0.0

Jump into modern retro gaming with Mr John Carmack's legendary ID1 Tech engine and modernized versions, powerful source ports with lots of new features, plus has the option to add new content.

If you are new to ZDL please follow this guide to get started in just a few minutes.

How To ZDL

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ZDL is an advanced yet user friendly multi platform front-end framework and content launcher for enhancing gameplay features for ID1 Tech engine applications example (Doom, Doom II, Heretic, Hexen etc) Easily setup Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Coop and VR profiles for quick access.

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Port classic or new ID1 Tech engine games with modernized new features, higher resolution, modern controls (Keyboard + mouse / Controller), apply custom shaders, upscaling algorithms, network capabilities and many other features or advance to the next level and browse a huge library online from maps to mods to total conversions all waiting to be experienced with ZDL.

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  • DOOM
  • Heretic
  • Hexen
  • Strife
  • Wolfenstein 3D
Many other games can be included (Any game based on the ID1 Tech engine)

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  • Dark Mode theme
  • Multiple file drag and drop
  • Unlimited length file + iwad + source port lists
  • Settings in a new tab
  • Import files on Steam Deck without switching to desktop mode
  • Resizable layout
  • Global .ini file storage (with import)
  • Works on Windows - MacOS - Linux - SteamOS
  • DMFlag Picker
  • Advanced Multiplayer Options
  • File associations
  • Enable/Disable individual mods in the list
  • Keyboard shortcuts to open, save, and create new .ZDL configurations
  • Backwards and forwards support for existing .zdl and .ini files
  • VR Support

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OS: Windows 10 / 11
Processor: Dual-Core with SSE2 support 2.0GHz+
Graphics: DirectX 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 12.1 / OpenGL 4.2 / Vulkan 1.2
Storage: 30 MB available space
VR Support: SteamVR / Oculus

OS: MacOS 11 / Raspberry Pi OS
Processor: Intel x86_x64 / M1 ARM_64
Graphics: OpenGL 4.2 / Vulkan 1.2
Storage: 45 MB available space

OS: Linux / SteamOS
Processor: Dual-Core with SSE2 support 2.0GHz+
Graphics: OpenGL 4.2 / Vulkan 1.2
Storage: 15 MB available space
VR Support: SteamVR / Oculus


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