I hold no responsibility for any loss or damage caused by the use of WadManager
I have tested this version thoroughly and it shouldn't cause any problems. Of
course I know the program and know what it's supposed to do, and what it isn't,
but I have tried to make it crashproof and hopefully foolproof. Use and enjoy!
Hello DOOMers, here is a small utility I have created that allows you to
easily choose and load all those extra levels that have been uploaded to the
DOOM sites. WadManager works with DOOM 1.2 only.
The WadManager distribution is composed of 4 (four) files :
WM.COM - The executable - run this by typing WM at the prompt
WM.EXE - The main program - do not run this
WM.INI - Configuration file
WM.DOC - This file
DOOM 1.2 - If you don't have this...
a mouse - Sorry, no keyboard support yet ( if ever )
a VGA - Well, if you have DOOM...
You can get the latest version of WadManager from :
though I suggest checking the incoming directory first for any recent uploads.
And if I can get on to wuarchive.wustl.edu, it will also be in the MsDos
uploads DOOM directory somehwere.
I might also be persuaded in sending you the latest version of WadManager in
Some things I might add in the future :
Renaming the WADs.
Ability to have different WAD directories
Ability to select soundcard settings
Ability to edit the multiplayer macros
No need to be smaller than SETUP.EXE, it can be as big as I want
Thanks to the guys at iD Software for creating such a great product as
This is also the last version I will be releasing for a while : it's time for
a holiday now. See you in September, when hopefully DOOM II : Hell on Earth
will be out (if it isn't out in two weeks ;-)
If my Software Engineering tutor had a look at my code, he would definitely
say that it's the worst example of bad cohesion he's ever seen...
v1.0 - Initial release.
v1.01 - WAD sorting added.
v1.05 - WAD scanning added : now WadManager knows what missions are available
in the selected WAD and displays them in a different colour.
Added WAD deletion. 1st release.
v1.06 - Maximum number of WADs now 512 (was 128). Added possibility to choose
No Monsters and Respawn.
v1.07 - Added Autoload feature.
v1.08 - Added multiple WAD selection and deletion. Fixed a little bug in the
v1.09 - Fixed nasty bug when deleting files that were in the AUTOLOAD. Also
fixed fact that in certain occasions it wasn't possible to view
v1.10 - Added Info button.
v1.11 - Added ability to change mission numbers. 2nd release.
v1.11a to v1.11c - Various minor bugfixes.
v1.11d - Now WadManager automatically selects the first available mission.
Now it's possible to select in the INFO box only those WADs that
have extra missions.
v1.11e - There was one...but I can't remember what it fixed.
v1.12 - Added page scrolling with right button.
v1.13 - Added support for SER4 and bugfixes in WM.INI code.
v1.14 - Added TXT reading. 3rd release.
v1.14a - Fixed SER4 code where COM2 became COM1, COM3 became COM2 and so on.
Also added COM directive in WM.INI
v1.50 - Added swapping : now WM only takes 1336 bytes in memory when running
DOOM. If I hear someone complaining about WM taking up too much
memory... Also DELETE now deletes the TXT files, if they exist.
Added QUIT button to the TXT reading display. Fixed CR/LF problem in
text files : now WM reads and displays properly any text file.
Question mark in the font used for TXT reading was screwed. Various
bugfixes. Added WAD count at the bottom of the screen and in INFO box.