How to Setup & Play the New E1M8 Doom Level in Windows

They say that the Doom was the first revolutionary 3D game in the gaming industry. Before Doom most of the games available were the side-scrolling style games (like the Mario Brothers). Doom was released in 1993 and was followed by Doom 2 in 1994 and The Ultimate Doom in 1995. The developer of the original Doom game, John Romero, has recently released a new level for Doom after 23 long years. Although the gaming industry has completely changed since then and nobody really would enjoy those old graphics and midi based sounds, but it would be interesting to see what they have come up with after so many years.

Play New Level in Doom

So if you are curious about the Doom’s new level released in 2016, then here is how you can play it in Windows (works in Windows 7, 8.x and 10):

  1. You need a full version of the original Doom game (Doom 1 only). If you do not already have a copy, then you can buy it from Steam, Amazon or eBay. You need this only for the Doom.wad file. The shareware version of Doom does not work.
  2. Download the new level created by John Romero from
  3. Download ZDoom for Windows from Extract the contents of the downloaded file to a folder of your choice.
  4. Copy the Doom.wad file from the original full version of the Doom game folder and the new level file e1m8b.wad to the same folder as the folder where you extracted ZDoom files.
  5. Drag and drop e1m8b.wad on to the zdoom.exe file. This will launch ZDoom in full screen mode.Play New Level in Doom
  6. You can start a new game and when the game is started, type idclev18 to go straight to the new level.

If you find the game hard to play then you can use some cheat codes like idkfa to load ammo and iddqd to enable the God mode.