I've tried two new (to me) ports in the last three days, and so far I think they both suck. I already use ZDoom for just about everything, but I got tired of waiting for a decent ZDoom room to open on Doom Connector (I can't really make one because I lag horribly).
Since most everyone on DC seems to like Legacy, I decided to try that. My problem with Legacy is its lack of the options that ZDoom has. The ability to scale text in high res, for instance. Maybe I'm just missing where they are, but it just doesn't seem as easy to understand as ZDoom. Also, I can't figure out how to load a custom wad...
I did, however, like the dynamic lighting effects (like glowing torches and rockets). Since Legacy's an OpenGL port, I figured ZDoomGL might have the same effects, but also ZDoom's simplicity. So I downloaded the latest version, 0.7 I think. I read about the -nomd2 command (or whatever that command was) and used it, and then also loaded my wad. When it started, I noticed it was slow in responding to my selections (about half a second before loading the next menu). I went to player setup, and all the text on that screen seemed to be below where it should have been. Then I started to play... but then the weirdest thing of all happened. Not only was it horribly slow (you know how in vanilla doom, when you see a multi-patch texture on a two-sided line? that's how slow it was), I was apparantly farsighted; everything in the right and left sides of the screen was sky. When I moved forward toward the first door in the level, more and more of my vision became sky, until that's all I could see. I opened the door, and it was back to my farsighted vision again.
So my questions:
1. Does Legacy simply have less options than ZDoom?
2. What was going on when I was trying out ZDoomGL?
3. Why do most people on Doom Connector like Legacy do damned much!?
Also, I have a question about ZDaemon. How much like ZDoom is it? And what's with this "server" business with ZDaemon? I have absolutely no clue what that means.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my stupid questions...
The Net Nomad
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