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Title: Doom Game
Post by: Munro on September 23, 2008, 07:25:14 PM
Hi, I thought I would post a link I found for Doom.

http://trendtac.hyves.nl/forum/2288201/5A5P/Extras_Games/

You can download the original shareware wad file from here

http://blastmagazine.com/the-magazine/technology/2008/04/download-doom1wad/

I placed the above doom1wad into the /share/games/doom folder, and the game does work.
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: fu53b0x on September 23, 2008, 08:00:48 PM
how do you copy the wad file into /share/games/doom?

tnx
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: fu53b0x on September 23, 2008, 08:25:03 PM
Solved it so I thought I'd share for those who don't..

I installed XTerm and Midnight Commander from here (http://www.xs4all.nl/~jostht/epc/)

Once installed, run Xterm and type 'mc' - you should get an explorer-type interface from which you can move files about...just copy the wad file from wherever you saved it to /share/games/doom. Nice.` ;D

HTH!
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: womble on September 25, 2008, 12:48:30 PM
Cant you just do it using the file manager program that is already installed on the machine? I cant try it as I don't have the machine with me.
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: fu53b0x on September 25, 2008, 01:02:17 PM
The built-in file manager only allows you to view 'My Documents' and its subfolders as well as any USB memory devices. You cannot get into any system folders etc.
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: womble on September 25, 2008, 01:32:22 PM
Ah ok thanks for that. ;D
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: sleepie on September 26, 2008, 07:12:00 AM
Hi, I thought I would post a link I found for Doom.

http://trendtac.hyves.nl/forum/2288201/5A5P/Extras_Games/

You can download the original shareware wad file from here

http://blastmagazine.com/the-magazine/technology/2008/04/download-doom1wad/

I placed the above doom1wad into the /share/games/doom folder, and the game does work.


I've installed the game and the doom1wad file (4mb) and having problems starting the application. Any views?

sleepie
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: oldbloke on September 26, 2008, 01:18:13 PM
Sleepie,

You don't say what problem you are having!
Does the Doom icon show in the "Play" tab of your desktop?
If I recall correctly Doom requires other files (SDL mixer etc.) to be installed also.
They are all on the linked page.

Follow fu53b0x's instructions earlier in this thread and all should be OK.
Good luck,
Martin
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: fu53b0x on September 26, 2008, 09:05:56 PM
Sleepie,

You don't say what problem you are having!
Does the Doom icon show in the "Play" tab of your desktop?
If I recall correctly Doom requires other files (SDL mixer etc.) to be installed also.
They are all on the linked page.

Follow fu53b0x's instructions earlier in this thread and all should be OK.
Good luck,
Martin

Martin's right

Owing to the fact that I am a 70s computer kid who built his ZX81  :-[ , I confess that I will install anything just to see what happens...and thus, I have SDL (SDL, mixer & net) installed but I am not sure if there are other dependencies

:aside: I have successfully installed the Fluxbox GUI which is nice and clean (I did brick the machine in the process but nothing that the command line, google, time and a beer couldn't solve!)

Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: oldbloke on September 27, 2008, 08:53:45 PM
<snip>
Owing to the fact that I am a 70s computer kid who built his ZX81  :-[
<snip>

Ahhhhhh! Those heady days of DIY hardware. I started with a Microtan 75 with all of 1K (yes 1K) of RAM which had no means of saving any program I managed to enter  using the HEX only keypad..........The youngsters these days don't know what they missed  ::)

Martin
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: sleepie on September 27, 2008, 09:55:31 PM
Sleepie,

You don't say what problem you are having!
Does the Doom icon show in the "Play" tab of your desktop?
If I recall correctly Doom requires other files (SDL mixer etc.) to be installed also.
They are all on the linked page.

Follow fu53b0x's instructions earlier in this thread and all should be OK.
Good luck,
Martin

Didn't read the above correctly.  Installed the missing SDL files and its working like a dream. thanks

sleepie
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: Leven2e on November 20, 2008, 09:47:32 PM
I can't have it working...It drives me crazy! I put the wad file where you suggested.I have installed the .info file with the Software installer,and the icon appeared on the desktop.
But when I start it I get the message : "The application you start encounters an error."
What have I done wrong? Do I ?
Or do I have all the 3 files at all?? (wad/info/xap)
HELP please!!
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: SgtStoner on November 21, 2008, 10:14:01 PM
Have you installed the following files? (as Doom depends on them and won't run without them)

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/l.hancock3/SDL-1.2.13-R3-01(20080913).info
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/l.hancock3/SDL-1.2.13-R3-01(20080913).xap

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/l.hancock3/SDL_mixer-1.2.8-R3-01(20080914).info
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/l.hancock3/SDL_mixer-1.2.8-R3-01(20080914).xap

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/l.hancock3/SDL_net-1.2.7-R3-01(20080914).info
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/l.hancock3/SDL_net-1.2.7-R3-01(20080914).xap
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: SgtStoner on November 21, 2008, 10:18:18 PM
sorry for double post
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: Leven2e on November 21, 2008, 10:34:16 PM
yes I have!!
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: Tinkerer on January 08, 2009, 08:45:44 PM
Hey, that version of Doom is PRBoom, which supports the FreeDoom WAD -- see http://www.nongnu.org/freedoom (more levels, different sound and graphics, play without the original Doom levels installed.)

It goes in the same folder as the main WAD and you chose the WAD you want to run at the command line.

You might want to set up an extra shortcut for each WAD you install.
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: Tinkerer on January 10, 2009, 05:16:44 PM
Sorry -- I forgot to mention http://www.doomwadstation.com/ (http://www.doomwadstation.com/) , where you can get new graphics, extra levels, sometimes even completely conversions to a new game.  I don't know which of these work with PrBoom, and note that many of them will require a full original Doom or Doom II WAD file. It's unlikely I'll ever try them all, so feel free to add your own reviews/notes for individual WADs!
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: Tinkerer on January 11, 2009, 12:12:08 AM
And finally -- how to use WADs

Right now, I'm launching the game from the command line -- I haven't attempted to set up a new shortcut or anything yet.

I'm storing all my WADs in the default folder (/share/games/doom) and then I open up xterm.

I go into the folder
( by typing cd /share/games/doom )
and then start the game by typing prboom -file xxx.wad yyy.wad where xxx and yyy are the names of the files in question.

For example, for starwars doom I type
prboom -file ENEMY.WAD Starlvl.wad

Note that most of these mods require a genuine copy of the original Doom or Doom II wad files -- you should be able to pick up the original for 5 or 10 £/€/$ in most games shops. Look for the collection.
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: ThatWikiGuy on January 11, 2009, 01:37:26 PM
Hey, that version of Doom is PRBoom, which supports the FreeDoom WAD -- see http://www.nongnu.org/freedoom (more levels, different sound and graphics, play without the original Doom levels installed.)

It goes in the same folder as the main WAD and you chose the WAD you want to run at the command line.

You might want to set up an extra shortcut for each WAD you install.
Can I use Quake with PRBoom?
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: Tinkerer on January 11, 2009, 09:35:54 PM
Hey, that version of Doom is PRBoom, which supports the FreeDoom WAD -- see http://www.nongnu.org/freedoom (more levels, different sound and graphics, play without the original Doom levels installed.)

It goes in the same folder as the main WAD and you chose the WAD you want to run at the command line.

You might want to set up an extra shortcut for each WAD you install.
Can I use Quake with PRBoom?
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: Tinkerer on January 11, 2009, 09:36:23 PM
Can I use Quake with PRBoom?
Sorry -- that's a different beast entirely.

You might be able to recompile one of the Linux Quake ports to the machine -- check out http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Quake-HOWTO.html (http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Quake-HOWTO.html)

I still haven't got a make environment on my box, so I can't try it myself.
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: rodonn on June 01, 2009, 08:10:43 PM
does anyone know how to hack the doom-launch file in bin to allow other other wads from the desktop
the current text is
Code: [Select]
cd /share/games/doom
/bin/prboom

the file *needs* -file xxx.wad [yyy.wad ...] as a parameter

the doom.desktop needs to point to the new doomx.launch, and the ItemIndex= parameter needs to be changed to -1
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: mewtwo on June 01, 2009, 09:59:07 PM
prboom is the OpenSource ReImplementation of the DooM engine. According to the man page you can give it a -file wadfile parameter. So how does the content of this launcher file look like?
Hint: It runs smoother if you don't start X but run it directly in the raw framebuffer.
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: rodonn on June 01, 2009, 10:34:05 PM
the Doom.launcher file is in /bin/ and is a straight text file that contains what I quoted above:

Code: [Select]
cd /share/games/doom
/bin/prboom

The first line is the path to the wad file
the second invokes prboom

if I copy the file to say doomu-launcher (for my Ultimate Doom Wad) and then edit it to read

Code: [Select]
cd /share/games/doom
/bin/prboom -file doom.wad
and then create a .desktop file to drop the icon to the play tab, when I invoke the new app I get

Code: [Select]
The application you start encounters an error
Title: Re: Doom Game
Post by: rodonn on June 03, 2009, 08:29:01 PM
OK... I've resolved the problem, it was me being a moron.
I'll try and write up a 'how-to' in the next week or so (I'm off on vacation)