Title : MP3 Made Easy!
Filename : DOSDOOM_MP3.ZIP
Description : MP3 music referece WAD, used for DOOM2 and DOS DOOM only
NOTE: there are no MP3's in this package (see below)
Date : 5/30/1999
Author : Marc A. Pullen [FANATIC]
Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Misc. Author Info : The New Breed -all levels, coding, sounds, music, and graphics
HacX -Levels 03, 16, and 17, various textures and some coding
GothicDM2 -14 delicious MIDI's
ROKS and ROKS Rocket Arena
QDOOM -Quake done DOOM style (not released yet...)
Additional Credits to : Banjo Software
Everyone that worked on GothicDM 1 and 2
DOS DOOM and DDF creators
id for being kewl guys
= Play Information =
Game : DOOM II
Source Port : DOS DOOM 0.651 or higher
Episode and Level # : N/A
Single Player : N/A
Cooperative 2-4 Player : N/A
Deathmatch 2-4 Player : N/A
Difficulty Settings : N/A
New Sounds : N/A
New Graphics : N/A
New Music : Yes (see next sections)
Demos Replaced : N/A
= Installing MP3 Made Easy =
Unzip DOSDOOM_MP3.ZIP in the same directory as DOSDOOM.EXE
(should typically be in C:\DOOM2)
= Using MP3 Made Easy =
MP3.WAD dosn't contain *any* music or MP3's. It only contains
music entries that call for physical MP3's that are on your
hard drive in a specefic location.
You cannot edit the entries using Wintex. It will return an error.
You can replace all of DOOM2's music with MP3 music. Move
your desired MP3's to C:\DOOM2\MP3, rename them to match
the following names:
INTRO.MP3 (title music)
INTER.MP3 (between levels music)
TEXT.MP3 (text between episodes music)
Missing MP3's will result in no music being played for those
particulat levels. You don't have to replace them all for
it to work. You just won't hear music for those that have
If a song doesn't play, check that you named it correctly, and that it's
a legitimate MP3. Also check that the volmume for the music setting in
the game is all the way up, and you put the MP3's in the correct directory.
MP2's will not work with MP3 Made Easy. MP3 is a better format and
more common anyway.
= Playing MP3 Made Easy =
Open a DOS prompt, run MP3.BAT.
Edit MP3.BAT to suit your needs. You can use any map set with it.
EX: C:\DOOM2\>MP3 GOTHICDM.WAD
= Problems with MP3 Made Easy =
MP3's are highly compressed digital audio files, and as a result,
are CPU intensive to decode. Playing a game with MP3 music will
show signs of slow gameplay and framerates. Most of the newer systems
will barely feel the drag (like P2's). Pentiums should handle the
system drag fairly well, especially if you have 64 megs of RAM and
a P166 or better.
You can decrease the drag on your system by using MP3's that are encoded
at a lower rate. Near CD quality is 128kb, which is the most common sample
rate, but is more CPU intensive to decode. You can get better performance
with MP3's encoded at 64kb, but the sound quality isn't as good.
DOS DOOM doesn't pecache the MP3's. They are cached on the fly, so you will
most likely hear jitters and skips when the MP3 is playing for the first time.
After that, the file is cached, and should give smoothe playback. Shorter
songs will cache faster, and play smoother too. A 2 minute song is a really
good length for this type of use.
= Where can I get MP3's? =
It's best to get them legally, so musicians can get paid and make more music
for us all. Illegal MP3's are stealing from the musicians. It's the same as
going into your local CD store and taking CD's without paying for them.
Here's a few legit places to go:
= Construction =
Base : New WAD from scratch
Build time : About 30 minutes
Editor(s) used : Wintex 4.3, Notepad
Known Bugs : See "Problems with MP3 Made Easy" section above
= REQUIREMENTS =
You MUST have DOOM2 version 1.9 for this to work.
Upgrades to 1.9 are available at:
You need to have DOS DOOM 0.651 or hight installed in your DOOM2 directory.
It is available at:
See "Using MP3 Made Easy" section for other requirements.
= Copyright / Permissions =
Authors MAY use this level as a base to build additional
It is encouraged for TC and MOD authors to use this with their
projects, especially useful when you are writing orginal music.
You MAY distribute this WAD set, provided you include this file, with
no modifications. You may distribute this file in any electronic
format (BBS, Diskette, CD, etc) as long as you include this file
You DO NOT have permission to kill anyone. DOOM2 is a game, treat it as such.
= Where to get this WAD =