Doom Batch file creator/Doom launcher v1.3
by Mark David Bowman
This version will launch Doom and Doom2 as well as have
the option to create batch files. I've also included
another version of this program that will launch Hexen and Heretic
(named DoomHere) but I haven't tested that program out on
Use Makedoom.bat to launch Doombat and Makeall.bat to launch
Doom.bat is the easy way to create batch files to run doom wads with.
Once it's setup, all you have to do is type Makebat and answer the prompts.
After your batch file is created, just type in the name you gave the
batch file to run the wad you want. This program now allows you to
launch Doom directly.
Easy to use interface- Just answer the prompts and hit enter after each
Logging- Doom.bat will record what choices you made
when creating the batch file. The log filename is
Writes some of the most commonly used command line parameters into
the file- Such as to load wads, warp to different levels, turn monsters
on or off and change skill levels
There are a couple of lines you should change in MAKEBAT.BAT if
you decide to keep Doombat in a different directory. Otherwise, just unzip
or copy the files to your Doom or Doom 2 directory, switch to it, and
start using the program.
The lines are:
set doombatloc=\directory\ -Location of DOOMBAT1.BAT (or DOOMHERE.BAT)
set doombat=\directory\ -This tells Doombat where to record the file
set doombatc=\directory\ -This shows Doombat the location of
set tempbat\directory\ -This is where the file TEMP.BAT is written
set nolog=:: -this line disables the logging feature in Doombat (optional).
Known bugs: If you type in more than 90 characters during any option, it's
possible that your computer will lock up. If this happens, just reboot your
There is a limit of a little over 80 characters total that can be put
on the line that loads Doom in the batch file. This won't cause the computer
to lock up but it either won't record the file (you might see the
paramaters displayed twice near the end of the program) or it might
shorten the the file name. If the latter happens, simply rename the file
and make sure it has the extension .BAT at the end.
This program is Public Domain. Though I doubt there is even a
remote chance of this program corrupting your data, causing serious errors
with your system files, or causing your computer to blow up, I cannot
guarantee that this program is completely bug free (other than the bugs
I've mentioned). I'm not liable for any damage this program may cause.
If you decide to use this software, you do so at your own risk. There
are no warranties for this program either expressed or implied.