About This File
This is a reupload of the legendary 1996 Doom II
episode, The Troopers' Playground v1.03, to
repackage it in a manner suitable for modern users.
The original version uploaded to /idgames on March
29, 1996 was meant to be installed with a packaged
WAD editor, New WAD Tool (NWT), which works by
directly replacing already-existing lumps in
DOOM2.WAD with identically-named lumps included in
the PWAD, unlike the competing tool DeuTex / DeuSF.
Unfortunately, this means no modern source ports
can read the packaged WADs correctly unless they
were specifically designed to do so, as the WADs do
not follow the expected, organized format
established by DOOM2.WAD. Not only that, but NWT is
a DOS application, which means it cannot run on
modern operating systems without emulation.
Thus, this repackaged edition restructures both of the affected files, TTP.WAD and TTPDEATH.WAD, to use the same directory format as the Doom II IWAD, and thus allow modern source ports to load them properly. Now you can simply load the appropriate files (i.e. TTP.DEH and TTP.WAD, or TTPDEATH.WAD) just by dragging and dropping them onto your source port of choice. All three included WADs play 100% identically to their original versions, which remain available separately on the archive for historical interest in ttp103.zip. In addition, for users who wish to play the WAD on a DOS machine or a DOS emulator, you can use DeHackEd and DeuSF to install it as normal, and the batch file installers (TTP.BAT and TTPDEATH.BAT) have been updated to match.
This repackaged edition was uploaded with written permission from Matthias Worch, the original author, who went on to become a veteran game developer and whose modern website can be found at worch.com.
id - for the game which will last forever (even with Quake coming)
DENIS MOELLER/TiC for NWT
GREG LEWIS for Dehacked
`SKYCLAD' and `DEINE LAKAIEN' without whose music I would not have survived the last week ;)
the many people who tested the levels
New from scratch
a lot :-)
[TTP.WAD and TTPDEATH.WAD:] WadEd, DCK, Deep, NWT and Dehacked. <br>