Reply 20 of 41, by CrossBow777
It does indeed work for Boom! I found what I think is the last version of Boom that was released 2.02? Last night and copied everything into it. Starts up the same as you would any other wad file. Although I did have to use the Sigil_Compat wad because the normal wad loads up as episode 5 and these older Doom engine ports won't show but he original 4. The Sigil_Compat version I assume stands for Compatible and it will replace Episode 3 with Sigil in the new game episode list.
However, while it does work I have to say it looks pretty ugly overall graphically. It is obvious that JR was using GZdoom with some plugins added because it looks freaking fantastic through GZDoom and the smoothdoom plugin. That is how I've mainly been playing it. But I did get it to load up and run just fine through Boom as well. Another odd thing is that the enemy placements change when using Boom vs GZDoom. I've pretty much got the 1st and 2nd levels committed to memory so I know where the enemy will be to get through them faster. But when I fired it up in Boom last night some of the monsters were in different parts of the map. They were in the same area they should be in, but were placed in different parts of that area. It was odd and quite unexpected.
And the new midi tracks are not getting enough love in mention through the press on this! It sounds very Doom like but also has some Heretic mixed in there on the style of the midi tracks. I like it a lot. Especially the 2nd level (Sheol) music.
I bought the standard big box version. Pretty cool pacakging. But you basically get two copies of the game in that box. You have the soundtrack disc, but oddly enough there are two discs in this case and they are both DVD? The soundtrack is in MP3 format?! I really don't get it because everything they have in this could have fit onto one DVD without issue. There is a behind the scene making video that is about 30min long but that is only about 1.5gb in size. The wads only take up about 300mb total. So yeah..seems like a waste to spread it over a two DVD sets. Plus there is the mock 3.5 floppy disc. But it is actually a USB drive and this has the exact same contents except the soundtrack files on this floppy/usb drive are .wav files and presumably higher quality. It is a 16gb USB drive too so I'm like going to store some other builds of Doom onto this disc and have it be my Doom archive going forward.