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- MAPRUNNER -
Version 1.3 for Windows
(Built on January 10 2003)
Javier Fernando Almenara Otoya
E-mails : email@example.com
WEB Pages: http://doortohell.tripod.com
* General Information *
Title : MAPRUNNER - Visualizator and Invoker of Maps.
FileName : MAPRUNER.EXE v1.3 (For DooM, DooM ][, Heretic and HeXen)
Misc. Author Info : Developer also for Special Tools for DOOM
(DCF, NeTDooM) and WAD Stuff (levels, and textures).
Description : Principal Functions
The program permits to invoke a WAD file of constructions,
open it to visualize and then start a game session, in the
one the number of level is correctly invoked.
Improvements (v1.1) : Includes the No Monsters (Sin Enemigos) option. Special for
The Skill degree has been set to 4. The program sets this
New extra program information add on screen.
Improvements (v1.2) : Allows to invoke Additional Parameters.
General support for the Play Game procedure.
Now you can also specify your preferred skill degree.
Likewise you can enter all the well known parameters of the games.
(Please remember that the '-file' and '-warp' options are
used internally by the program to load and invoke your map).
Refer to your 'Readme.Txt' file (inside your game directory),
for more information about the General Parameters.
Improvements (v1.3) : This version has a new check option. The Test Deathmatch option
that allows you to specify a single Deathmatch game, which is very
useful for developers, to test their start points at Deathmatch
Improvements (v1.3 R2) : A Real FrontEnd. General support for the Play Game procedure. Now
this version of MaPRunner generates its own Response File (MPRPARAM)
in every session and in every game.
Support for Strife Game is also acceptable (you only have to rename
your executable file and iWAD file like: doom2.* or hexen.*)
Includes a new check option. The Full Silence (Silencio Total) option
that allows to silence the whole game.
This is very useful for those people that like to play at midnight...
enjoy this option :)
Now you can enter your desired parameters to the game without any
Fixed any bugs that were present on the previous versions.
Includes a new Filer (Archivador) command button in the main screen,
that allows to invoke a Windows filer.
Fixed an error that allows the Edit PWAD (Ver NIVEL) button to edit a
Also fixed an error that prevents to store the current location of our
Improvements (v1.3 R3) : All the screens of MAPRUNNER has been centered. Considering an 800x600
Changed the procedure that generates the response file: "MPRPARAM".
Now it allows to generate the file and to place one parameter per line.
Additionally it was attach the "Author.exe" file that is an Electronic
Presentation Card module from the author of MAPRUNNER.
Additional Credits to : iD Software - For their games mentioned above.
Olivier Montanuy - For his WinTex 4.3
* Program Information *
This aplication helps you to visualize Maps constructed for DooM, DooM ][,
Heretic and HeXen. First you should select the type of game desired and
then search your file with the filer present in the main screen of MaPRunner.
Located the desired file you will proceed to visualize it pressing the Ver
Nivel button or simply giving double click in the sameone. It will be presented
an screen that will show you the detail in Sectors of your Level. You can also
use this tool to visualize and reproduce other effects inside your WAD. It is
important to highligh that if you want to edit this information, you should
use WinTex by Olivier Montanuy, which is the original tool. Likewise to invoke
your Maps you should not locate them in your temporary directory "\Temp\"
because the program uses this directory. The temporary files will be automatically
deleted at the moment you leave.
* Construction *
Base : The program is based on the source code of WinTex 4.3 by
Olivier Montanuy. The code of WinTex is of Public Domain
and you can find it here:
Build Time : Two days approximatively, considering tests and depurations.
Programming Languaje : Visual Basic v3.0
Known Bugs : Anyone by the moment.
Extra Comments : You can invoke the program from within DOS directly;
the sameone will load Windows an execute itself automatically.
The levels have this structure:
DooM and Heretic - E#M#
DooM ][ and HeXen - MAP##
* Official Files *
DataCard.Exe : Electronic Information about the author.
(built in Visual Basic)
File_Id.Txt : Identification File of the program.
LbMaPRun.Dll : Program Library to be used by Windows.
MaPRuner.Exe : Executable File of the program.
MaPRuner.Sph : Text File in Spanish.
MapRuner.Txt : Text File in English (this file ;)
Mpr.Bat : Batch File to call the program.
* Copyright / Permissions *
The Users MAY apply the program freely, by their own risk... as it has been
mentioned above there are no fatal errors. Comments or contributions are
You MAY distribute this Program, provided you include this file, with
You may distribute this file in any electronic format (BBS, Diskette,
CD, etc) as long as you include this file intact.
* Where to get this Program *
FTP sites: Well, you can get it at:
By the moment there is no BBS number; sorry :(
You can E-mail me, and I can send it to you :)