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Original DOOM games

Postby Corey » 2010-11-05 @ 05:07

My previous topics about this states "This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies." & I'm not sure why; but here's the new question.

This is what I've done using ZDoom v2.5.0:
1. Unzipped the files to my games folder (C:\Games\Doom\ZDoom).
2. Copied the .wad files from Ultimate Doom, Doom 2 & Final Doom into the same folder.
3. Start-up ZDoom.

I can play the files just fine; but if I try copying the .wad files from my Master & Maximum Levels CD, these do not show up. Why is this?
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Re: Original DOOM games

Postby leileilol » 2010-11-05 @ 05:21

that's because they're levels
Voodoo2s aren't 100mhz stock
Geforce256 isn't released as a beta on New Years '99 under the Quadro brand
DOS gaming isn't a bilinear 320x200 16:10
DOS PCs aren't better than the Macintosh
DOSBox is not for running Windows 9x
SGL != Glide
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Re: Original DOOM games

Postby Zup » 2010-11-05 @ 08:00

Zdoom probably have some switches to use external wad files. Check the docs.
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Re: Original DOOM games

Postby leileilol » 2010-11-05 @ 22:39

Switches? PFFT it has drag and drop support!! It's one of the few that accept revolutionary Windows95isms.
Voodoo2s aren't 100mhz stock
Geforce256 isn't released as a beta on New Years '99 under the Quadro brand
DOS gaming isn't a bilinear 320x200 16:10
DOS PCs aren't better than the Macintosh
DOSBox is not for running Windows 9x
SGL != Glide
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Re: Original DOOM games

Postby CrisGer » 2010-11-06 @ 03:28

I took a trip down memory lane with DOOM this summer and went around collecting all the classic wads for DOOM 1 and 2 ...took a while as many of the old site are fading a bit, but they are still out there. Amazing to see all the work and effort that went into this primitive set of games...yet i learned so much and really got my start in gaming with these and the original Red Baron...well, PONG and some atari games but DOOM was very early on for me. Some of the add on levels are truly amazing still.
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Re: Original DOOM games

Postby catchaserguns » 2010-11-06 @ 23:51

May I suggest Risen 3D. It works for me.
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Re: Original DOOM games

Postby The Lord of the Flies » 2011-2-09 @ 03:07

Yeah. And if you've got the hang of ZDoom yet, try GZDoom as well.
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Re: Original DOOM games

Postby Keatah » 2011-3-23 @ 05:02

I have a ton of the original doom levels I collected from the bbs days. Dated around 1994 or so-ish. Eventually I'll get them posted or whatever. Meantime they are tucked away nicely.
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