WIF: A Standard for Text-Based Interchange of DOOM WAD Files|
This is the first stab at a formal specification for a text-based WAD
interchange format. It starts where id's DWD leaves off, and hopefully
has plenty of room for the things WAD editor writers want.|
WADs written in this way could be uploaded to the Net without loss of
data, merged together in interesting ways, manipulated by a broader range
of processing programs (like an ordinary text editor), and commented
in-WAD much more fully than is possible today.
I urge all interested parties to read this over and send me any comments
you might have.
By the way, if 12 pages seems like a lot for a simple little spec, it's
because this is intended to nail it down definitively, so that even if we
all go off and do other things, a WAD author three years from now could
look and say, That's compliant or that's not. This is how Internet RFC's
work, and that's what this WIF spec is patterned after.
|Anonymous||This is one of those interesting but completely redundant things that will be archived until the end of time, although it is redundant and meaningless; it's a spec for a text-based, human-readable Doom editing format that could easily be transmitted as ASCII. It also has provision for what we nowadays called prefabs. The English is of a good standard, but the spec obviously went the way of DWD, which is to say nowhere.||x|
|Anonymous||Over 15 years later, we are still trying to do this with UDMF. What a forward-thinker the author must have been!||x|