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Hi
I have my old doom.wad. But I need a port to play demos I wanna see, like spedruns, etc
Zdoom wont do it, neither will doomsday
any ideas?

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Err, the original .exe? :) Failing that, try PRBoom.

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PrBoom should do the trick. It's compatible with most Doom.exe and Doom2.exe demos.

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Prboom, GLBoom and Eternity are the ones to try.

Prboom and GLBoom are the same basic program, but with a different renderer; I find the GL version is more stable.

Eternity has some really nice features for watching demos: chasecam and walkcam, which enables you to see what was happening (e.g. infights) in other parts of the map while the player was elsewhere.

Most demos come with a text-file, which should state which program was used to record them, and therefore what you can use to watch them.

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prboom was great!
Although there were some weird sync probs with eternity
thx again!

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I've found Eternity v3.31 beta 3 to be pretty reliable, though I think it is true that its demo compatibility isn't quite as good as prboom. Anyway, the main thing is that you've found one that works for you.

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actually i think eternity's demo support is a touch better.

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How many demos have you watched in each? And, not including STRAIN and Hacx demos, which ones play back OK in Eternity but not with Prboom?

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heh ok i'm no experienced expert. i just know that cph and quas keep in good touch and whenever a demo doesn't sync they tell each other about it in order to fix it in their ports. since cph has been pretty inactive about updating prboom i think quas has upped demo-syncing in eternity to a level above prboom.

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They're both impressive for sure, but Eternity 3.29 was certainly less reliable than prboom 2.2.3. Eternity 3.31 beta 3 is significantly improved; that is clear from what I have seen so far. Still, there are so few compet-n demos that don't work with prboom that I was just interested if you knew of any of the ones where it failed that now work with Eternity. I'll test a few when I've got a spare moment or two.

EDIT: Just tested a couple of quick ones. N4M1-035 does play back OK in ee3.31b3 (that one also works in the CVS version of Prboom), but HR18-348 does not.

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