Ŧђɇ ƼϮϞ §μȑ√iⱴ۞ѓ Nov 3, 2013 @ 11:13am
Been wanting to play this game again....
...but seeing how some people have posted here that the Steam version is broken, I decided not to buy it. However, I'd stilll like to play it. I have the original floopy disk, lol, someone gave me the disk years ago but I never got to use it. I was wondering if anyone knows how I can add the game from the floppy to use the steam overlay. I know you need Dosbox, but how to set it up to use the steam overlay so it can be launched from a shortcut? Anyone know?

BTW, the first version of this game I played was on the 3DO. And I have to say it looks and sounds way better than the PC version. They should have made the steam version like that.
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Blzut3 Nov 3, 2013 @ 1:18pm 
There's nothing wrong with the data in the Steam version outside of a minor graphical quirk (BJ doesn't "breathe" on the intermission since the two frames are identical) and the AARDWOLF sign has been graphically removed. This is not specific to Steam as the data files are identical to the last few retails versions.

The other issues you may have heard about can be fixed by just upgrading DOSBox or using a source port like ECWolf. IIRC there's no steam overlay for Wolf3D since it just runs in DOSBox.

As for 3DO/Mac vs PC, there are many differences between the two versions. Besides the engine being a bit different including a renderer technique similar to Doom's (because it's faster), there are only forward facing sprites and all the quirks that come with that.
Ŧђɇ ƼϮϞ §μȑ√iⱴ۞ѓ Nov 3, 2013 @ 1:25pm 
I only said that due to the complaints I've read on these forums.

So you can't add a dosbox game to launch using steam? You have to use dosbox directly?

Never played the Mac version, but the 3DO version does have sprites facing in different directions. And I love the arranged music there too, that alone makes me want to play the game.
Ŧђɇ ƼϮϞ §μȑ√iⱴ۞ѓ Nov 4, 2013 @ 8:50am 
That site just redirects me to here: http://3d.wolfenstein.com/noentry.php
That's says 404 not found.

And plus, I want to add the game as a shorcut to launch with steam.
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Blzut3 Nov 4, 2013 @ 2:55pm 
This is a DOSBox game as shipped. As far as I know though there's no way to get the overlay in DOSBox though. If you just want Steam to track your time playing the game you just need to replace the dosbox.exe with whatever you want.

The 3DO version has directional sprites? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EQlk27eAD4 The dogs just before the 30 second mark do not appear to have directional sprites. Nor do the guards. ;) The Mac and 3DO version were made by the same company and the differences basically come down to the floor/ceiling being a different color and the music is redone again in a similar style. Same engine, levels, and graphics though.
Ŧђɇ ƼϮϞ §μȑ√iⱴ۞ѓ Nov 7, 2013 @ 8:41am 
Nah, what I want is to have a shortcut to the game in my steam library so I can run it that way. I can't use the actual exe of the game because it won't run that way. I know it can be done, just not sure what the parameters are that need to be set. SInce you have the game, could you send me the dosbox related files? I can take a look at those and see what is set to launch the game through steam. I don't need the game realted files since I have the floppy for them.

In that video it's kinda hard to tell since the player is practically zipping by everything. It's been ages since I played the 3DO version (I sold my 3DO years ago). But I could have sworn it had soldiers with their back turned to you if you sneeked up on them. Maybe I got that mixed up with another version. Thanks :)
QuadBlack Nov 9, 2013 @ 9:02am 
For a really nice DosBox frontend, take a look at DFend Reloaded. Open source and still being updated. Been using it for years now and its great. I have a ton of dos apps and games set up in it. It supports direct shortcuts to configured games/apps but I hadn't tried it in Steam until today when I saw your post. It actually works and with the steam overlay (which I did not expect).
I still have my original media for this game which I imaged. I was able to "install" and run it from DFend.

You can get DFend Reloaded here
http://dfendreloaded.sourceforge.net/
They have an installed and portable versions. I use the zipped portable version now but have used the installer in the past and it works perfectly.

Let me know if you give it a try and have any questions in getting it set it up.
Ŧђɇ ƼϮϞ §μȑ√iⱴ۞ѓ Nov 15, 2013 @ 10:01pm 
Ah thanks for the info :) Will try it out and let ou know how it goes ☺
The Guy Dec 19, 2013 @ 4:12am 
There's nothing wrong with the steam version.
Wrongbear Jan 3 @ 5:50pm 
Originally posted by Blzut3:
This is a DOSBox game as shipped. As far as I know though there's no way to get the overlay in DOSBox though. If you just want Steam to track your time playing the game you just need to replace the dosbox.exe with whatever you want.

The 3DO version has directional sprites? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EQlk27eAD4 The dogs just before the 30 second mark do not appear to have directional sprites. Nor do the guards. ;) The Mac and 3DO version were made by the same company and the differences basically come down to the floor/ceiling being a different color and the music is redone again in a similar style. Same engine, levels, and graphics though.
The 3do was horrible.
Wrongbear Jan 3 @ 5:51pm 
But its true its the best port.
Did you have a 3DO? Probably not :p The system was way ahead of it's time. I didn't know anyone else that had one due to it's expensive price tag. The system was VERY good at the time and so were most of it's games, including Wolfenstein. Most people on the net say it sucks probably cuz they couldn't afford one back then.
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