Greetings, fellow Doom and DII addicts!
This is the sequel to my previous, and apparently well-received,
version of Reddot. I have gotten a lot of requests for a program of
the same ilk to be made for DII. I totally understand this. There
are enough levels in DooM that really make use of Reddot, let alone
the new great ones in DII. Sorry it's taken me so long to get this
out. If you wrote me and didn't get a response, I probably didn't
have the time to write, or my old address was shut down (I switched
I upgraded this version slightly. Apparently, having the dot on the
'immediate damage' weapons (lead-slingers) wasn't enough. So I have
added the dot in DII to almost all the weapons instead of a select
few. Yes, this even includes the BFG, you maniacs. Personally, I
don't really have a use for it, and left the installation out of the
main reddot .bat file, but made a separate one for the BFG instead.
The only weapon that I didn't add the dot to was the fist.
Although, I'm sure I'm gonna get requests for that, too. Go figure.
This version of reddot is made for and tested in DII ver. 1.9
Installation is simple, like the last time.
- Unzip reddot2.zip into your DOOM2 directory with all the other
- Type redin2 to install the graphics files into your D2 wad.
The program will automatically save your original .wad files so you
can remove the dot anytime you like. But, again, I recommend always
keeping a backup of your .wad somewhere (even though it takes a lot
of space) just in case of emergencies.
To uninstall the dot is just as simple.
- Type redout2
The program will place the original D2 wad files back in their
proper place, and delete the extra graphics files that the
installation program extracts in the beginning.
To install the BFG dot:
- Type redinbfg
- Type redoutbf
Just about all the files contained in the package begin with 'red',
so if you want to delete them all later, they should be easy to find.
To make this program, I used the latest version of the program I
used last time:
DMGRAPH by Bill Neisius (email@example.com)
This is a wonderfully easy program, and I give my many thanks to
Bill for his efforts! I have included this program just in case you
do not have it yet so you don't have to go rummaging around on the
net to find it after getting this. You have to have this program
for mine to work.
I have tested and retested this program and can find no flaws in it
to date. I use a 486/66 w/350m HD, 20m RAM, QEMM 7.03, and DOS 6.
I assume no responsibility for problems or loss of data in
connection with this program.
If you have any questions, comments, or requests (will be
considered...), my new address is as follows:
Thanks for your support of the initial reddot!