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External statistics driver

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Vanilla Doom has a mysterious command line parameter named "-statcopy". The statcopy parameter allows an external statistics program to capture the intermission screen statistics. However, as far as I know, no such program was ever written. This is, to my knowledge, the first external statistics program ever made for Doom!

On exit, the program displays the captured statistics to the screen, or alternatively saves the data to a file. There is one caveat in that for statistics capture to work, you must have the mouse enabled in Doom (set use_mouse to 1 in default.cfg, or use setup.exe).

Full source code (requires Borland Turbo C) is included.


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Original Doom quirk research = instant classic. 5/5

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Horray for something new!

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Fraggle Wins for this program.

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.....YAY! ~csonig

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Doom still has undiscovered features!

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Great find (in the source) and neat execution idea. There's one rather big problem, though. It works only using DOSBox, which in itself is no sin, but that's not documented in the package. In fact, it can crash true DOS environments in a pretty ugly manner, which can be particularly harmful in Windows 9x. Hopefully there'll be a fix, or at least a helpful warning about the issue in the text file. ~Chain Mail [2/5] (11/2007)

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An updated (and hopefully more stable) version of this now exists in the idgames archive in ctrlapi.zip.

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Coding stuff, new doom research, you know,. instant thumbs up!!! 5/5 - Optimus

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Does exactly what it says on the tin. Now won't someone go back and code Doom V1.1's -left and -right so that we can have multi-monitor support?

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