* Doom Save 2.71 *
* ****************** *
* By: Nicholas Barnard *
* Prodigy: BVUA23C *
* Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org *
Ever wish you could have more than 6 saved games for Doom or Did you wish it
was easier to keep track of which saved game goes with which wad? Well Now
there's Doom Save, a batch file that gives you 600 possible saved games, and
provides support for Doom Control Center.
What you need:
Find and Replace v1.0 (Included) Find and Replace is Copyrighted (C) 1993
XCopy (Included with most current versions of DOS)
DOOMSAVE.DOC - This File
INSTALL.EXE - The Installer
PACKING.LST - A list of all files that should be included
INSTALL.INI - A file used during the install Process
INST.EXE - A file used during the install Process
PACK1.PRG - Another Resource file used during the install Process
How to Install:
1. UnZip to DMSAV271.ZIP file into a directory
2. Type INSTALL after you change to the directory.
3. You MUST install DoomSave into the X:/DOOM/GAMES directory where X is
the drive DOOM in installed on.
4. If you want to save the current saved Doom Games select the set you
want and find the line in the DOOMSAVE.BAT and/or file that has :xx
where xx is the saved game set you want, to save you games to. Then
add a REM in front of the next DEL *.DSG line. Run Doom Save selecting
the saved game set you just selected. Then remove the REM that you
added to the DEL *.DSG line.
Note: Doom Save just deletes the Saved games in the C:\DOOM directory
and as a result, any saved games saved while running not Doom Save may
be lost. I recommend using only Doom Save to play Saved games with Doom.
How to Use:
To start Doom change to the C:\DOOM\GAMES directory and start Doom Save
by typing DOOMSAVE or DMSAVDCC to use the DCC compatiable version
followed by the program you use to start Doom, in the C:\DOOM directory.
Then select the Set of saved games you want to use. There are 100 sets
Note: That you must type all numbers in 2 digits (i.e. 01 instead of 1)
Note: You cannot use the Backspace (Delete Key) See technical Info for
If you would like another menu to come up instead of the one that currently
comes up just save the menu in the file MENU.MEN in the \DOOM\GAMES directory.
This Batch file is Freeware, please distribute freely! But include all
the files on the Packing list, and distribute as DMSAVxxx.ZIP (or
DMSAVxxx.LHA, DMSAVxxx.ARJ, or DMSAVxxx.ARC) where xxx is the Version
If you have Doom installed in a directory such as: C:\GAMES\DOOM you must
either use SUBST that comes with Dos 6.x. Refer to you DOS manual on how
to use this or type SUBST at any prompt.
I tried to compile DOOMSAVE.BAT into a COM file but it seemed too large
for all of the compilers I tried. If you find a compiler that will
compile DOOMSAVE.BAT correctly let me know.
Feel free to Modify Doom Save and Distribute. But, You must distribute
it as Freeware and provide a list of changes, update the version number,
and your name. Also please forward a list of changes (bugs fixes) to me.
BBS's may add their Ad's to this file. But, I must ask that each BBS
only have 1 ad a piece. It annoys me to find BBS's that have more than
Don't worry if you don't understand this. Its not necessary to.
All this batch file does is copy the Saved Games made by Doom, to the
C:\DOOM\GAMES directory. But, it renames the files. The format is on
the next line:
Where ## is the set Number and * is the saved game number.
The Doom Control Center SGAME.DCC file is saved as
Where ## is the set Number.
(Note you must use the DMSAVDCC.BAT file to have the SGAME.DCC file Saved.)
When you select the saved game set you are actually using 2 choice
commands, one for the tens digit and one for the ones digit, this is why
the Delete key doesn't work correctly.
V1.0 Written By: Nicholas Barnard. Not released to the public. Some
bugs were found, and fixed in Version 1.1.
V1.1 Revised By: Nicholas Barnard. Fixed select bug and added a line to
delete saved games in the Doom directory. Released to public.
V2.0 Revised By: Nicholas Barnard. Added support for Doom Control Center.
Removed the need for the DOOMSTRT.BAT file. Released to public.
V2.5 Revised By: Nicholas Barnard. Added an install Program and Fixed a
visual output bug. Also added support for a different menu.
V2.7 Revised By: Nicholas Barnard. Changed the install Program and Removed
the need for Bebe.
V2.71 Revised By: Nicholas Barnard. A bug in the install program was fixed.