Building Chocolate Doom on Linux

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Chocolate Doom on Linux

Building Chocolate Doom on Linux is fairly straightforward. However, the process for doing so depends on the Linux distribution that you are using.

Here are some instructions for building under common distributions:

If your distribution is not in the above list, you can try the generic install instructions which should work under any distribution.

V3[edit]

For the forthcoming V3 release, chocpkg is the official way of building Chocolate Doom on all platforms.

Getting help[edit]

If you have trouble in getting Chocolate Doom to work, feel free to join the Chocolate Doom IRC channel (irc.oftc.net #chocolate-doom) to ask for help. There are several experienced Linux users in this channel who will be able to help out.

Common problems[edit]

MIDI music / lockups 
problems with Linux's native MIDI output can cause the game to lock up. You can work around this by disabling music output in chocolate-setup. It's possible to get decent MIDI output by installing Timidity.