*** DOOM LoadeR 3.0 ***
This frontend program for DOOM 1.666 will replace SETUP.EXE
with a more powerful, faster, smaller launcher for serial and solo
games. DLR takes only 80 bytes away from your DOOM sessions and is
completely 1.666 ready. DLR now uses response files so it is no longer
compatible with DOOM v1.2, but v1.666 is out so who cares!
DLR requirements are as follows -
* Registered DOOM or DOOM ][
* Be in the main DOOM/DOOM][ directory
DLR is used with the arrow & enter keys. You select an option by using
the arrow keys, then you can either enter that menu by pressing enter or
change that option by using the left & right arrows. Any reference to a
"list" (ex. "Delete PWADs from list") means the Tagged PWADs list, which
is a list of all WADs that DOOM will be run with. If for any reason DLR
is not doing a command line parameter, or you want to run an alternate
.exe file for sersetup or doom, you can press the F2 key at the main
menu to access the SETUP for DLR. There you can type any additional
command line parameters or change the command line for launching DOOM.
Below is a list of some DLR features :
* Incredibly easy to use keyboard interface!
* Support for single play, direct link, or modem. (network to be
added if assisted by users; I lack access to a network)
* All commands
+ Baud (9600, 14400, 19200, 38400, 57600)
+ Level start (warp)
+ Skill levels 1-5
+ monsters : on/off/respawn
+ Coop, DeathMatch, DeathMatch 2.0
+ Response files
+ Com Port
+ can't remember anymore... :)
* Loads Saved games
+ allows you to select the saved game by description & number
* External WAD support
+ WAD database of 140 entries including filename, path (so you can
have a seperate WAD directory), note (4 characters, can be used
for ExMx where applicable), and a 58 character description of the
file allows you to select your "favorite" WADs without any hassle
and helps you remember which WADs are which with your own
+ Directory browsing - easy to use interface allows you to search all
hard disks and directories for WAD files and then you may...
= View all replaced levels if applicable
= Add the WAD file to the current WAD list
= Add the WAD file to the DataBase
+ Load up to 30 WADs simultanously; talk about multiple wads
+ Edit your tagged WAD list to delete individual entries
* LMP support
+ Maxdemo parameter for resetting maximum buffer size
+ Can record LMP files
+ Playback LMP files
= Directory browsing allows you to search all drives and directories
for LMP files to playback (shall I add support for internal files
* Dialing Directory
+ Up to 10 dialing directory entries with phone number and description
to make calling regular opponents easily
* DLR saves ALL data in its configuration. Tagged WADs, Database, dialing
directory, game type, level, episode, skill level... well you get
the picture it saves everything (Except for lmp stuff I don't think
you want it recording lmps w/o you knowing it).
* DLR IS NOT BLOATED. Its not another 200k .exe to load DOOM... DLR's
size *including a large internal cfg file (15k+)* is below 46k in
uncompressed format (well sort of).
To use DLR, run the included .exe file once to create the launch file.
You can then type DLR. DLR will automatically distinguish between DOOM and
DOOM ][ and will provide necessary changes along with a distinct color
*****((((( Version History )))))*****
3.0 - Third release, all known bugs fixed, DOOM ][ level
names included and new -timer option included (Only for
DOOM ][, DOOM users please use the F2 key, unsupported
command to use this option).
2.2i - Internal version ONLY! Worked with shareware 1.5
2.1 - Bug fixes, PWAD database now 140 entries,
PWAD level replacement routines now blazing fast
(10MB DOOM WAD instant!)
Improvements to keyboard interface.
2.0 - Second release, renamed DLR (DOOM-LoadeR)
All 1.5 options, up to 30 pwads at once,
60 entry pwad database with descriptions
10 entry dialing directory
no mouse support, much improved keyboard inteface.
1.1 - Miscellanous bug fixes
1.0 - first release, named DOOM-LOAD!
had mouse support, crappy keyboard interface
single wad support
Fairly BUG free