Yes, that's right! As far as I know this is the first PWAD with new
music! I'll also give you some info on how to import your own music
into Doom with Deu 5.1 beta. The songs included in this PWAD are:
Strawberry Fields Forever
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Dont Try So Hard
Friends Will Be Friends
I'm Going Slightly Mad
Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
It's a Hard Life
I Want To Break Free
A Kind of Magic
You're My Best Friend
The Invisible Man
Radio Ga Ga
The Show Must Go On
Who Wants To Live Forever
Yes they ARE all Queen and Beatles songs and obviously a little out
different for Doom ;) but that's all I have. The purpose is to show
that a music editor is possible with simply using Deu, here's how:
The names for the songs in the WAD are D_E1M1, D_E1M2 etc.
Firstly, you'll need MIDI2MUS if you want to convert MIDI files
to .MUS files. Once you have your collection of .MUS files, you're
ready. Load up Deu 5.1 beta (an excellent program by the way, thanks
Raphael!) and you'll use the insert command. Let's say you're first
mission is to be playing the song `Birthday' and the file name is
`Birthday.mus'. Type the following:
I BIRTHDAY.MUS D_E1M1
It will save it to a seperate .WAD file with the music info.
Do this for however many missions you want to then you can use
the group command to make a PWAD such as this one.
That's all there is to it! If you didn't understand what I just
said you can leave me mail and I'll try to explain further, but you
shouldn't have too many troubles.
This PWAD has new music for every level except the secret levels. (I
forgot and didn't have enough .MID files anyway) The Queen sound
files sound like crap on my Soundblaster Pro but that's not the
fault of Doom, they always sound like that. I don't know much
about MIDI btu I think someone once told me that the files were
saved with a different drum track or on a different port or something.
(I do NOT have a MIDI kit) If anybody could help me out with that
I'd appreciate it! The Beatles songs sound fine on my SBPro hwoever
as do a few of the Queen songs.
To use this PWAD you do the same as with map pwads, just type
DOOM -FILE MUSIC.WAD
Phew! I think that's it, so if you have any comments, suggestions
or can help me out with those Queen .MID files I'd appreciate it!
Maybe now people can write their own songs to fit the mood of their
PWADS and include them with them.
Chris `Lithium' Hopkins