First post, by EldritchNexus
I'm working on a .bat file that allows me to select the MS-DOS versions of all the first installments of ZeniMax/Bethesda/id's major franchises from one folder so that I don't need to put them all in different directories. The following games in my intended .bat file are:
Commander Keen in Marooned on Mars
The Elder Scrolls: Arena
Heretic (Raven Software developed this one, but id Software published it. Therefore, it's still an id Software game)
All the files are thankfully able to co-exist in the same directory due to the data files in each game being laid out and formatted differently. While I can easily play the other six games with the .conf file set to max cycles, no such luck for Castle Wolfenstein. When the cycles are set to max, the game becomes too fast to be even remotely playable. I would need to bring DOSBox down to 300 cycles so that it can be playable, which is exactly a tenth the acceptable speed for any of the other games. Are there any ways I can edit the .bat file so that it's slow for CW and fast for the others?
Alternatively, can someone produce an updated DOS port of Castle Wolfenstein (not Beyond Castle Wolfenstein, but the original one) that removes the CPU-based speed from the equation so that I won't need to mess with the cycles at all? I know Silas Warner's widow released the source code for BCW and that got updated, but I'm not sure about the original one.