After a long wait, I was finally able to put my hands on my new PC a couple of weeks ago. Now, Windows 8 (well, 8.1) has a slightly different interface (is that the correct word, "interface"?), but I could master it easily after a couple of days.
Now, one of the first things I did was copy my IWAD collection into my new HD. This is where problems began.
I installed (and ran) successfully Chocolate Doom, PrBoom+, ZDoom, Zandronum, GZDoom, Risen 3D and 3DGE, but for some reason Legacy won't work. It shows me this after I try to start it:
doomlegacy.exe - Error del sistema
El programa no puede iniciarse porque falta SDL_mixer.dll en el equipo. Intente reinstalar el programa para corregir este problema.
doomlegacy.exe - System error
The program can't start because SDL_mixer.dll is missing. Try re-installing the program to fix this problem.
First of all, I don't know what it means with re-install. I just downloaded and unzip, don't know if that counts as an "installation".
Second, in my Legacy folder there's a subfolder named SDL_mixer_1.2.8, which contains SDL_mixer.dll. So, I copied it and pasted in the main folder, and now the message is:
The program can't start because SDL.dll is missing. Try re-installing the program to fix this problem.
So, obviously I'm doing something wrong.
Third, I also wanted to give some other ports a try (especially jDoom and vaVoom, since there are a couple of wads designed for them that I would like to play), but seeing this problem, and considering they are old ports, I don't know if I should even bother in the first place.
I still have my other 3 computers (Windows 98, XP, and Vista), so if there's definitely no way to do it, I'll just do it in the old ones, so it's really no big deal, just wanted to know what to expect.
I appreciate any info you can provide.
Thanks in advance, and good day.
EDIT: Sorry, I forgot my system specifications:
Processor: AMD E1-2500 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics 1.40 GHz
System: 64-bit, processor x64
Last edited by Zed on 05-17-14 at 06:42