Review : This tool converts levels from doom to doom2.
It's probably most interesting for people with
technical or historical interests and nostalgia
obsessions, like me :).
It has been created in 1994, so, if you use it,
you should maybe better try it only with plain
vanilla WADs. Of course, you can try it, but
don't expect perfect results from using this on a
nowadays wad, created for zdoom or other source
Primary purpose : No levels included
Title : DM1toDM2.EXE v1.0á
(Multi-Level Doom I to Doom II Converter)
Filename : DM1TODM2.EXE
Release date : 17.Dec.1994
Author : David L. Davis aka SpottedTiger
Email Address : SpottedTiger@yahoo.com
Homepage : http://spottedtiger.tripod.com/
Other Files By Author : amok11t.zip amok2_11.zip dm1toht1.zip
Description : (Multi-Level Doom I to Doom II Converter)
Converts Single/Multi-Level 'DOOM I' PWADs
and changes all MAPs, MUSIC, WALL Textures,
and Graphic PATCHES quickly to 'DOOM II'.
(Req. DOOM II Reg. to use converted PWADs)
Now that DOOM II is out and you've finished that
last level, where's a vast universe of DOOM I
PWADs to explore (after all DOOM I's got a year
lead), to tantalize your imagination, and
generally enhance your enjoyment of DOOM II.
With the use of this program you can convert
these files in minutes into DOOM II PWADs, and
back again with the -R switch without any
knowledge of DOOM I and DOOM II differents.
[Note by the uploader:]
I haven't tested this much, but...:
To get a quick and rather good result, it seems
to be best, to place the stuff from this zip
together with the to be converted WAD in a doom2
-folder, then type 'dm1todm2', and then tell the
program the name of the wad, that you want to
convert. I write this, because typing
'dm1todm2 castle.wad' directly at the command
prompt, resulted for me with a doom2-wad, that
missed some textures.
Also keep in mind: Reading DM1TODM2.DOC and
understanding it completely is most definetely
a good idea! (My problem is usually, that i'm not
as patient, as i should be.)
You might need to do some additinal editig with a
level editor, to make the conversion result work
properly. Customizing DM1TODM2.DAT is also worthy
to recommend it.
* What is included *
Files Included :
DM1toDM2.EXE..........The Conversion program (Changes MAP, MUSIC, DEMO,
WALL Textures, and PATCH entrys...but not SPRITES
and FLOOR / CEILING entrys)
DM1toDM2.DAT..........The default file used for PWAD Conversions
DM1toDM2.DOC..........This simple documentation for DM1toDM2.EXE
DM1LABEL.WAD..........11 DOOM I Wall Texture Labels missing in DOOM II
(OPTIONAL, and can be used with the -L Switch)
NOTE: The Graphic Patches to these Labels still
exist in DOOM II.
FILE_ID.DIZ...........BBS Description file of this Program
Other files required : DooM II
* Copyright / Permissions *
Note by the uploader : Please respect the original author's rights, if
you use this on wad's, that have been created by
others. Redistribute modified work of other
people only, when they clearly allow that in the
copyright issues section of their textfiles.
DOOM and DOOM II are registered trademarks of id Software.
DM1toDM2 (c)1994 was created by David L. Davis.
DM1toDM2 is NOT an id Software product.
DM1toDM2 is FREE and may be used as you wish, without restrictions!
You MAY distribute this Program, provided you include this file, with
no modifications. You may distribute DM1TODM2.EXE in any electronic
format (InterNet, BBS, Diskette, CD, and Etc.) and in any environment
(Retail, ShareWare, Users Group, and Etc.) as long as you include
DM1toDM2 v1.0á was designed to handle most of the Basic Multi-Level and
Single Level PWADs found in nearly every BBS's Game Section. I've tested
it against 20 of the largest PWADs with great results, but I give no
guarantees ...after all its FREE, want do you want for nothing!!
Use DM1toDM2 at your own risk. Anything you do with DM1toDM2 is your
responsibility, and not the author's. Any damage caused to any person,
computer, software, hardware, company, or business by running DM1toDM2
is your responsibility, and the author will not be liable.
If you don't understand these terms, or are not sure of something, or
are afraid something bad might come of using DM1toDM2, don't use it!
You are here forewarned.
The author of DM1toDM2 will not provide support other than this
The author of DM1toDM2 reserves the right to add or remove any
functionality of the DM1toDM2 software.
* Where to get the file that this text file describes *
The Usual: ftp://archives.3dgamers.com/pub/idgames/
Submitted to the /idgames-ftp-archives by FunDuke --> firstname.lastname@example.org
The review at the beginning of this template has been written by FunDuke.