By Nick Giles
Gothic Windows is a program for those who are addicted to Doom,(the reason I wrote this may
indicate my passion for Doom!) For those of you who do not feel at rest unless they feel
the touch of the fire key and the gentle sound of demons being toasted alive! However, in
Windows, these comforts are deied from you! Or so you think! Now things have changed, for
the better? Demons in Windows? Yes! Of cousre! Why not? This little, (an I mean
little, it took about 1/2 an hour to write!) program will bring the Doom environment to YOU!
So whilst you are typing away in Word or calculating in Excel, you can have all the home
comforts of Doom! Every so often a Doom demon will be heard, to accompanie you through
those hard, long Spanish homeworks, (ta very much Mrs. Mitchell!)
This program is to be developed MUCH more, this is just a quick taster! By the end of the
Summer 1996 I hope to have baddies pop-up on the sreen and take a shot at you! And alsorts
of other nice things! Stick around and look-out for updates.
This is FREEWARE and you may distribute this program as much as you want as long as you
distribute this file intact and unmadified and all the other files that originally came with
it. (To make it easier just get the ZIP file from my FTP site,(see below for address))
Files you should have:
vbrun300.dll - Dynamic Link Library requiered to run this program,(i.e you
MUST have it!!!!)
threed.vbx - Thingy for all the nice 3D effects
archvile.wav - Windows Wave file to play the Arch Vile's soundFX
demons.wav - Another wave file for Demons this time
sergs.wav - Yet another wave file for the sergeants
gothwin.exe - Hmmm, I'm not too sure what this file does, can anyone tell me?
imps.wav - Guess!!! No, not a gorrilla!
gothwin.txt - This file!
This program should NOT in anyway do anything nasty to your computer or your data, but if it
does I claim NO responcibility in anyway for damage done. If you experience anything funny
or something doesn't work then please E-Mail me and I'll try and rectify it!
iD Software - for creating Doom and Doom2 which I spend a large percentage
of my time using in one way or another.
Matt Tagliaferri - for creating WADVIEW and DOOMCAD which were the source and
inspiration for Gothic Windows.
Bill Gates and his chums at Microsoft - for creating Microsft Visual Basic 3.0
professional from which this program is writted
Greg Lewis - for Dehacked which I borrowed the layout idea of his text file
Dan James - for telling me that I was a Doom freak and not to spend all
my living time on Doom. So I played Doom2!!!
If I've missed anyone off then please let me know and I'll correct it.
Where to get Gothic Windows from:
Where you got it from FOOL!!! Ok, I don't know yet, I haven't released it yet! It will be
on my FTP site which is:
and maybe somewhere on:
I don't know yet!
Just a final note:
This is my first program I have released, I've written many more but not released them!
Please tell me what you think, I want to know! Just E-Mail me! Sometime in the Autumn
I will be releasing a BIG program that I and 3 other people have been working on for nearly
a year now. It's called Playgroups for Workgroups and it lets you have muli-setups for
Windows 3.x. You type in You username and password and get transported to your own personal
Windows desktop! Well, that's enough about Playgroups! Time to move on, get cracking on the
next version of Gothic Windows....
Nick Giles - email@example.com