To be able to join servers directly by clicking the links in the Address column on https://doomlist.net, you need to configure your OS to associate the
zan:// URL scheme with a launcher.
I have proposed and implemented a change to the Zandronum installer that would automate this process for Windows users, but it has not yet been merged. For now you can follow this guide to do the same manually.
This guide will be using Doomseeker as the launcher and assumes you already have it installed.
Use your favorite text editor to create a file on the following path:
The contents of the file should be as follows (replace
PATH_TO_DOOMSEEKER with the correct path to the doomseeker executable on your system):
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Doomseeker link handler Exec=/PATH_TO_DOOMSEEKER/doomseeker --connect %u StartupNotify=false MimeType=x-scheme-handler/zan;
Finally run the following command:
xdg-mime default doomseeker-link-handler.desktop x-scheme-handler/zan
It is neccessary to edit the Windows registry to make a new URL scheme association.
The following subtree has to be created in the registry:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT zan (Default) = "URL:zandronum" URL Protocol = "" shell open command (Default) = "PATH_TO_DOOMSEEKER\doomseeker.exe --connect %1"
To create this subtree automatically you can use this .reg file
The last step is to replace the placeholder path with the actual path to your
doomseeker.exe. Start the Windows registry editor (
regedit.exe) as administrator and navigate to the following path in the registry:
Double click the
(Default) entry to edit the value. Replace
PATH_TO_DOOMSEEKER with the path to the doomseeker executable on your system.
The result should look like this (except the path will be different):
Once the path to doomseeker.exe in the registry is correctly set the
zan:// links should start working immediately.