Master Levels for DOOM II

Master Levels for DOOM II

Cyanide [SKWERL] Apr 5, 2014 @ 9:22pm
Why no linux version?
The game comes bundled with dosbox on windows, there's a linux version of dosbox and thus I ask, why no linux version? It's clearly not that complicated to get running and I fail to see how there could be any legal issues since dosbox uses the same license regardless of platform. (same goes for the rest of the classic doom games)
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Stevey Jun 17, 2014 @ 12:34pm 
because Windows > Linux
Misogynistic Donut Jun 19, 2014 @ 11:13am 
Because 1992
HappyClown Jun 29, 2014 @ 12:29pm 
Originally posted by Cyanide:
The game comes bundled with dosbox on windows, there's a linux version of dosbox and thus I ask, why no linux version? It's clearly not that complicated to get running and I fail to see how there could be any legal issues since dosbox uses the same license regardless of platform. (same goes for the rest of the classic doom games)

Oh for christ's sake, You can not copy over a couple of fricking files from your windows partition to your dosbox folder?

If you can not perform such a simple task, why in gods name are you using Linux?
cp path/to/steam/in/windows /home/YOURNAME/.dosbox/Drive_C

Or use your filemanager.

There is a certain satisfaction to getting things to run under Dosbox, or WINE... If you do not like this sort of satisfaction, I suggest you go back to windows or buy a Macintosh to help confux your gameing life .
Cyanide [SKWERL] Jun 30, 2014 @ 4:57am 
Oh but who says I even HAVE a windows partition?
Besides, I like to have my in-game time registered so I can keep track of where my time goes.

As for liking the satisfaction of getting ♥♥♥♥ running, of course I do. Why else would I be running nothing but linux and only running Arch and LFS (I might install gentoo some day but it's unlikely, I get all I want from LFS and arch already)
Princess Milissa Annie Sep 6, 2014 @ 7:17pm 
Originally posted by Fat-Trucker:
Originally posted by Cyanide:
The game comes bundled with dosbox on windows, there's a linux version of dosbox and thus I ask, why no linux version? It's clearly not that complicated to get running and I fail to see how there could be any legal issues since dosbox uses the same license regardless of platform. (same goes for the rest of the classic doom games)

Oh for christ's sake, You can not copy over a couple of fricking files from your windows partition to your dosbox folder?

If you can not perform such a simple task, why in gods name are you using Linux?
cp path/to/steam/in/windows /home/YOURNAME/.dosbox/Drive_C

Or use your filemanager.

There is a certain satisfaction to getting things to run under Dosbox, or WINE... If you do not like this sort of satisfaction, I suggest you go back to windows or buy a Macintosh to help confux your gameing life .

Apple sucks at gamming
Cyanide [SKWERL] Sep 6, 2014 @ 8:16pm 
Originally posted by Princess Milissa Annie:
Apple sucks at gamming:boot:
Quite an astute observation, except linux is not apple.
ThePostalDood Jan 26 @ 10:35am 
/This game was made in the mid 90's. What do you expect
Cyanide [SKWERL] Jan 30 @ 10:19pm 
seeing that the game was 'ported' by providing a bundled dosbox (which, fyi, runs on linux) I expect there to be a linux version as the 'porting' wouldn't take any more effort.
FCZizzle, 2AyZizzle Apr 15 @ 5:33pm 
Just get windows, it's like soooo much easier. Use 7 Home Premuim though, 8 and 8.1 suck big-time.
Cyanide [SKWERL] Apr 15 @ 9:34pm 
how about no, I'm not sure why on earth I would get an entirely new operative system just for one game.
Lacudra Apr 17 @ 12:19pm 
Originally posted by SteemyMustard:
Just get windows, it's like soooo much easier. Use 7 Home Premuim though, 8 and 8.1 suck big-time.

Using 8.1, works just as well as 7, there are plenty of start menu programs to fix your "issues".
Still, with the many, many source-ports for doom out there, why just limit yourself to just the default? I'm using GZDoom with SmoothDoom for the best Vanilla+ experience, and the full controller support and millions of optional mods is just the cherry on top.
Mihawk May 25 @ 10:56pm 
most people who say windows 8.1 sucks are idiots or tech noobs who know nothing all it comes down to.
Lemonfed Jun 19 @ 11:19pm 
even the windows version is just a Dosbox package , and dosbox is available for Linux users ... even IF my Desktop run windows 8.1 I have a older laptop I got as a gift which run on Linux Ubuntu ... and I've managed to play Doom II on both computer's , it's fairly easy to setup the game yourself and just run it.
Last edited by Lemonfed; Jun 19 @ 11:25pm
Cyanide [SKWERL] Jun 20 @ 6:26am 
yes, it is. however to do so I'd either need to pirate a DOOM II Master Levels WAD, get a windows copy just to install this to get the WAD or get wine, install this just to get the WAD.
All seem extremely excessive to me.
EFDos Jul 5 @ 5:47pm 
I agree. The enhanced edition of Duke Nukem 3D comes with both an option to run the original game with dosbox, and to run it with a source port. The same could easily be done with Doom, since Dosbox and many source ports are native to Linux.

There's also no way to just download the files and use it through my local dosbox or source ports without installing steam through wine or on a windows partition...

So, yeah, the best way to go for me is to pirate it. ♥♥♥♥ it, I bought the game.
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