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Splitscreen Brutal Doom? Complex?

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I've been trying for fucking hours, yet I can't find a way to play doom split screen. I've tried legacy, didn't work. Any other ports that work? Also, I would like to play with mods, WHILE playing split screen. 

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Try SSZDoom, Can't gaurantee it'll work with Complex Doom though but it's the only ZDoom fork I know of that can do splitscreen (launch it with command line parameter -splitscreen to enable Splitscreen).

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26 minutes ago, dmg_64 said:

Try SSZDoom, Can't gaurantee it'll work with Complex Doom though but it's the only ZDoom fork I know of that can do splitscreen (launch it with command line parameter -splitscreen to enable Splitscreen).

Command what?

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2 hours ago, dmg_64 said:

Just extract this batch file to your SSZDoom folder and double click it.

ss-screen.zip

It works, any idea how to get mods on it?

 

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Yeah, you can modify the batch file, Right click it > Modify and add the following line next to -splitscreen

 

-file <modfilename.pk3/wad> <modfilename2.pk3/wad> ... etc

 

sszdoom -splitscreen -file "haha-yes.wad"

 

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Mid 2017, yeah I'm pretty sure you'll get some errors with modern mods (whatever has been added to GZDoom since) because of the older code ssZDoom (based on ZDoom 2.8.1) is using. Plus, DumdogsWorld hasn't posted on the ZDoom thread since February 3rd 2017 hasn't posted since.

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wait doom can splitscreen?, OH YEAH!!!!!!!!

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13 hours ago, TheUnknown said:

I've tried legacy, didn't work.

You're new, but FYI Legacy is, well, legacy software to say the least. And it hasn't aged well.

 

I haven't kept up with the ZDoom scene in a long time but I know @Edward850's been working on a splitscreen branch (nicknamed "banana split" IIRC) of the Eternity Engine. This would be more for conservative play, it wouldn't even begin to serve your needs for the kinds of mods you like to play.

 

Admittedly irrelevant, but I often wonder what the best way to handle 2 player split-screen in wider aspect ratios is. With 4:3, that's narrow enough that you can get a nice and wide 8:3 ratio for both players, but with 16:9, that's just too wide to be aesthetically pleasing. The stretched FOV can be ignored easily enough, but it still irks me on some level. 8:9 doesn't seem like a very nice ratio, unless you compensated with a higher FOV, at which point the view would look too tall for what most people are used to.

 

It's probably not something that devs have considered all that much for the past decade; the 7th gen of consoles coincided with the wide adoption of 16:9 and focused on bringing PC style multiplayer to consoles (attempted before but Xbox was the first successful attempt at it, so successful that you'd be a fool not to compete *cough*nintentdo*cough*), meaning that splitscreen wasn't even a consideration regardless of the user's aspect ratio.

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On ‎5‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 12:09 PM, tempdecal.wad said:

Yeah, you can modify the batch file, Right click it > Modify and add the following line next to -splitscreen

 

-file <modfilename.pk3/wad> <modfilename2.pk3/wad> ... etc

 


sszdoom -splitscreen -file "haha-yes.wad"

how can I move the second player as I set it up?

 

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