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Hacking the DOOM.EXE file

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The file dehacker.zip contains the article "Hacking the DOOM.EXE file". It will form the basis for a new chapter in the forthcoming 1.4 doom specs. Also included are 5 simple Qbasic programs to extract text lists of stuff talked about in the article. Some neat things can be done by modifying the EXE file, including making any thing have the same "inviso" property that spectres have, making any monster "float" like cacodemons, making cacodemons "shoot" lost souls instead of lightning-balls (sort of...make your own pain elemental! Don't wait for Doom II).

There's the potential for a skilled programmer with time and vision to make a "Doom customization kit" so that everyone can enjoy the possiblities.

All the info is based on the registered 1.2 version, and will be updated when 1.4 comes out. Also, please note that those without experience as hackers will probably just be confused by this material.


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Doomkid

  

Historic. This seems to be the first ever use of the term "dehack" too.

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    • By Hellektronic · Posted
      Wow, this is a stellar example of what a Doom wad should be.   I'll start out by saying it's not easy in any sense of the word- I recommend hurt me plenty, and I never do that, lol. Ultraviolence is almost too hard in my opinion, and I'm like a blood-drinking Doom veteran, so you might want to take my word for it. It's the kind of maps where anytime you find a major switch, all hell breaks loose all around you. Lots of cacodemons, lots of spectres, and big groups of imps. There's also a lot of nukage, but don't be too intimidated, a lot of it is just short lengths you can run.   The map design, the music choices, the gameplay? Fantastic. Very well balanced items, and not too easy either. We're talking pretty much Doom 2 amounts of monsters if not more, but in Ultimate Doom, which is also a cool aspect. There aren't very many Ultimate Doom wads these days, and I appreciate the enemies of the first game a bit more than I do Doom 2.   In the end? Very tasteful. This is one of my favorite wads, I think.    
    • By P41R47 · Posted
      Really good Episode for Ultimate Doom.   The maps are puzzle-ish and maze-ish and cramped, also sometimes tight on ammo. But the layouts are really fun and entertaining. Maybe adjusting sector light could have been better, but anyway, this is a good mapset with neat details and a good story, too. I played this episode along this dehacked patch, that comes really handy to know what is happening at the end.   I hope Cleimos 2, the conclusion to this story, follows the same entertaining approach like this one. Thanks Rand & Steven Phares for this complete episode for U.Doom
    • By P41R47 · Posted
      Morbus seems to be the best planet to go on vacation... Well, at least if you like living a nightmare!   Fun little atmospheric mapset, really dark and with interesting gameplay choices, like extremely tall elevators, big dark open areas, switch hunting and more. Just my cup of tea!   And even if planet morbus is silly, it is a hell of fun!
      One of the first wads i ever played, no clue i still love it... even with all the let downs!
    • By digithead100 · Posted
      Pretty long maps and there are some real stinkers in there like map 19. But overall, its fun even though it can get frustrating at times.
    • By joepallai · Posted
      A fun, non-linear base level somewhat on the easy side but still worth playing and has good replayability.  
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