Doom Connector FAQ

Why can’t I login with my account any more?

There are people that occasionally create a new account, because they do not know how to rename their existing one, or just like to pretend to be someone else. There are also people that stopped playing Doom and never come back, and thus never use their account again. Accounts are removed if they have not been used for 30 days. This keeps the services clean and ensures it holds only the accounts of people that really come back to play Doom online. The names of the removed accounts are released, so if you lost your account you can just click the Create Account button on the Login dialog to make yours again.

How do I change my username and keep the same account?

You can keep your account and change all profile info, username and password in the Modify Account dialog. You can get there by selecting Modify Account from the Connector menu.

Why does my firewall alert me when using Doom Connector?

Doom Connector uses the ICMP protocol to measure pings between you and everyone else that you see in the list at the left. The ping is important for the gameplay (lower ping is better). Every few seconds Doom Connector quickly sends an ICMP ping to all the people on the users list and measures the time it takes for the other computer to respond. Your computer is receiving pings from other people as well. This is what your firewall is reporting to. ICMP signals are completely harmless, so there is no security risk in allowing your computer to respond to these ICMP signals. If you choose to block the signals, other people on Doom Connector will not see what ping they have to you.

What ports do I have to open on my firewall to play online?

Doom Connector uses TCP port 8080 for File Transfers and TCP port 532 to connect to its server. To play games online, you must open the ports that the games use. Here is a list of several engines and the port they use:

  • ZDoom: UDP Port 5029
  • Zandronum: UDP Port 10666
  • Doom Legacy: UDP port 5029

What do the red messages in the chat mean?

When a game in a room is set up by its moderator, the required files are being verified on your computer. You must have the required files and you must have the same files. These warnings will then tell you if you are ready or if you are missing something.

You do not have the engine support used for this game

If you ever get this message, it means that someone is using support which you don’t have on your Doom Connector. If you think you should have it, try restarting Doom Connector and seeing if you get the support with an update. Otherwise, the one who set up this game is using custom support which has not been approved by the Doom Connector developer(s). Do not accept custom support (DLL Files) from sources you don’t trust!

You are missing these files for this game…

The files mentioned in this warning message could not be found on your computer. You either don’t have them, or Doom Connector couldn’t find them. If you are sure you DO have those files, go to Custom Files Locations in the Support menu and add the location(s) of where your file(s) reside. If you really do not have those files, check the Room Settings for a URL to download them from, ask the moderator to send them to you or type ‘/getall’ to automatically download the required files using GetWAD.

These files are invalid for this game…

Doom Connector has found the required files for the game, though, they appear to be different from the moderator’s files. You must have the same files to be able to play, so check the Room Settings for a URL to download them from, ask the moderator to send them to you or type ‘/getall’ to automatically download the required files using GetWAD. Note: this warning may also appear when you have different files with the same filename in any of your Custom Files Locations.

This engine does not support in-game joining

Pretty much self-explanatory. The game you are trying to join cannot let players join after the game has started. You have to be marked Ready to Play or Moderate when the moderator launched the game. Now you’ll just have to wait for the players to return from the game.