HexeR May 13 @ 12:14am
How do I Play Old WAD's?
I downloaded the "top 100 DOOM WADS of all time" pack and I can't play around half of them because they aren't compatible with source ports, or I'm somehow not running them properly. Anyone know how I can run them?
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Rent a mop - Mumble May 13 @ 2:50am 
Might be you are selecting the wrong files.


Make sure you select ONLY the wad files in the said download and drag them onto the gzdoom EXE.
Ch0wW May 13 @ 5:23am 
What wads are you trying to run?
HexeR May 13 @ 2:52pm 
Originally posted by Ch0wW:
What wads are you trying to run?


Originally posted by Rent a mop - Mumble:
Might be you are selecting the wrong files.


Make sure you select ONLY the wad files in the said download and drag them onto the gzdoom EXE.

The WADs that aren't working properly, or at all, are Aliens TC, Doomsday of UAC, Crossing Acheron, and Odessa 14. There's probably more that aren't working properly, but I haven't checked most of them.

I'm pretty sure I'm selecting the right wad files as well.
Ch0wW May 13 @ 2:59pm 
Strange...

As DooM 2 Steam runs immediatly DOOM 2 with no parameter command, you have to open Doom2m.conf, and on the "DOOM2.EXE" line, add the -file parameter and the PWAD.

Example:

DOOM2.EXE -file ACHRON22.WAD

Don't forget to add the wad on the same directory than DooM 2.
(Steam/Steamapps/common/DooM2/base)

Just tried Crossing Acheron, and it worked.

Also, maybe some wads have an install.bat ; the thread below has a way to install them (but make a copy of doom2.wad before)

http://steamcommunity.com/app/2300/discussions/0/540741131616104480/
Last edited by Ch0wW; May 13 @ 3:00pm
HexeR May 13 @ 3:25pm 
Originally posted by Ch0wW:
Strange...

As DooM 2 Steam runs immediatly DOOM 2 with no parameter command, you have to open Doom2m.conf, and on the "DOOM2.EXE" line, add the -file parameter and the PWAD.

Example:

DOOM2.EXE -file ACHRON22.WAD

Don't forget to add the wad on the same directory than DooM 2.
(Steam/Steamapps/common/DooM2/base)

Just tried Crossing Acheron, and it worked.

Also, maybe some wads have an install.bat ; the thread below has a way to install them (but make a copy of doom2.wad before)

http://steamcommunity.com/app/2300/discussions/0/540741131616104480/

Oh, I'm not using my STEAM source wad file, I'm using my own IWAD of Doom 2 that I have elsewhere. And the IWAD I'm using doesn't have a config associated with it.

I have zandronum, zdoom, GZdoom, and skulltag; the one I'd prefer to use would be zandronum, as GZDoom has weird graphics.
xdman May 13 @ 10:00pm 
I think the problem is here. I know one map of the master levels (Subterra) don't work with a new source port, only with a source port like glboom. Try to use the wads with a more faithful doom port, maybe it will work.
Antr4cite May 19 @ 5:26pm 
You have to use some Doom engine parameters to load custom maps: http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/Parameter

Generally you will use the "-file", "-warp" and "-skill" parameters

Almost all the source ports (ex: Zdoom, Zandronum, etc.) support all the Doom engine parameters.

For example, if you want to run the Crossing Acheron (doom 2 version) you make a shortcut or a batch file with the following commands:

(http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/?file=levels/doom2/a-c/achron22.zip)

[Using Dosbox]
doom2.exe -file achron22.wad -warp 3 -skill 4

[Using Zdoom]
zdoom.exe -file achron22.wad -warp 3 -skill 4

Crossing Acheron (doom 2 version) uses the map slot nº 3, so you'll need to warp to that level (-warp 3). For example the doom 1 version uses the E1M3 slot so you need to use "-warp 1 3". All the custom maps come with the map slot information.
-skill 4 stands for the skill level Ultra-Violence (you can choose a skill from 1 to 5).

- - -
Doomsday of UAC
(http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/?file=levels/doom/s-u/uac_dead.zip)

It's a Doom 1 WAD
Uses map slot E1M8
I want to play with "Hurt Me Plenty" difficulty

[Using Dosbox]
doom.exe -file uac_dead.wad -warp 1 8 -skill 3

[Using Zandronum]
zandronum.exe -file uac_dead.wad -warp 1 8 -skill 3
- - -
- - -
Odessa 14
(http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/?id=9329)

Doom 2 WAD
Map slot 14
Want to play with "I'm Too Young To Die" difficulty

[Using Dosbox]
doom2.exe -file odessa14.wad -warp 14 -skill 1

[Using GZdoom]
gzdoom.exe -file odessa14.wad -warp 14 -skill 1
- - -
- - -
Aliens TC

Updated files for Ultimate Doom and Doom 2: http://www.doomwadstation.net/main/aliens.html

This is more complicated because first you will need to apply some patches to the game files. Because of this I don't think you can use a source port.

[Using Dosbox]
ALIENTC.EXE -file alitcsnd.wad alitcwad.wad alitcsf.wad






Last edited by Antr4cite; May 19 @ 5:55pm
HexeR May 19 @ 5:38pm 
Originally posted by Antr4cite:
You have to use some Doom engine parameters to load custom maps: http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/Parameter

Generally you'll use the "-file", "-warp" and "-skill" parameters

Almost all the source ports (ex: Zdoom, Zandronum, etc.) support all the Doom engine parameters.

For example, if you want to run the Crossing Acheron (doom 2 version) you make a shortcut or a batch file with the following commands:

(http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/?file=levels/doom2/a-c/achron22.zip)

[Using Dosbox]
doom2.exe -file achron22.wad -warp 3 -skill 4

[Using Zdoom]
zdoom.exe -file achron22.wad -warp 3 -skill 4

Crossing Acheron (doom 2 version) uses the map slot nº 3, so you'll need to warp to that level (-warp 3). For example the doom 1 version uses the E1M3 slot so you need to use "-warp 1 3". All the custom maps come with the map slot information.
-skill 4 stands for the skill level Ultra-Violence (you can choose a skill from 1 to 5).


Another example - Doomsday of UAC
(http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/?file=levels/doom/s-u/uac_dead.zip)

It's a Doom 1 wad
Uses map slot E1M8
I want to play with "Hurt Me Plenty" difficulty

[Using Dosbox]
doom.exe -file uac_dead.wad -warp 1 8 -skill 3

[Using Zandronum]
zandronum.exe -file uac_dead.wad -warp 1 8 -skill 3

Okay...I'm not sure how to use the batch files. I made the batch file, using the command line you posted, changed the .exe to skulltag.exe and tried running the batch file with the acheron wad file inside the skulltag directory and nothing happened. When/How do I use the batch file?
Antr4cite May 19 @ 6:04pm 
Make a BAT file (notepad save as .bat) with the commands or create a shortcut to the skulltag.exe and edit the shortcut path (http://i.stack.imgur.com/UV5e2.png) like this:

Example:
"D:\Games\Skulltag\skulltag.exe" -file achron22.wad -warp 3 -skill 4

Note: You should use Zandronum. It's a multiplayer oriented port, based off Skulltag, and keeps being supported
Last edited by Antr4cite; May 19 @ 6:13pm
HexeR May 20 @ 12:16am 
Originally posted by Antr4cite:
Make a BAT file (notepad save as .bat) with the commands or create a shortcut to the skulltag.exe and edit the shortcut path (http://i.stack.imgur.com/UV5e2.png) like this:

Example:
"D:\Games\Skulltag\skulltag.exe" -file achron22.wad -warp 3 -skill 4

Note: You should use Zandronum. It's a multiplayer oriented port, based off Skulltag, and keeps being supported
I did make a bat file, but when I put the bat file in the skulltag directory with the wad and ran the bat nothing happened.
Antr4cite May 20 @ 7:06am 
1. Download the doom 2 version of Crossing Acheron
(http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/?file=levels/doom2/a-c/achron22.zip)

2. Extract the following files to your "skulltag.exe" folder:

ACHRON22.BAT
ACHRON22.WAD

3. Edit the BAT file like this:

skulltag -file achron22.wad -warp 3 -skill 4

(delete any other text in the BAT file)

Original BAT:
echo | doom2 -file achron22.wad -warp 3 -skill 4
:end

Edited BAT:
skulltag -file achron22.wad -warp 3 -skill 4
Last edited by Antr4cite; May 20 @ 7:09am
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