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Rudolph

Help with Perdition's Gate

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So I was shocked to find out that there were more commercial Doom megawads after Final Doom, one of them being Perdition's Gate.

 

I went to download it on Tom Mustaine's website, but I was met with a rather worrying picture of a woman handcuffed to a chair. What the hell?

 

Anyway, I downloaded the archive, but when I opened it, I found not a single WAD file, but rather a series of them as well as a couple of executable files. This got me even more worried. In my experience playing Doom with source ports, I never had to run an executable file - Doom Unity does not count - and I am confused as to why a megawad that was initially set to be included in Final Doom would require this many files.

 

How exactly do I install Perdition's Gate? And is it safe to run those executables?

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The only file you need is the one called pg-raw-x.wad

Thats the whole megawad.

 

The other files are for when you run it natively on DOS environment.

Backthen, for a megawad with custom textures and other thing to be playable on the original Doom2.exe, there was programs that let you ''merge'' the new data with the original wad to be playable.

Pretty much creating a kind of iwad to be playable.

 

Modern source ports can play them without the hassle of merging things up and without needing those programs anymore.

Programs like deusf.exe, dehacked.exe, nwt.exe, etc.

Still, those are needed for playing on pure vanilla (through DOSbox or on a PC with native DOS).

 

As Perdition's Gate and Hell 2 Pay were commercial PWADs, they needed a program to merge things.

They are curiosities if you don't gonna play the conservative way. 

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1 minute ago, Rudolph said:

Really? So if PG-RAW-X.wad is all that I need, what are the other WAD files for?

 

5 minutes ago, P41R47 said:

The other files are for when you run it natively on DOS environment.

Backthen, for a megawad with custom textures and other thing to be playable on the original Doom2.exe, there was programs that let you ''merge'' the new data with the original wad to be playable.

Pretty much creating a kind of iwad to be playable.

 

Modern source ports can play them without the hassle of merging things up and without needing those programs anymore.

Programs like deusf.exe, dehacked.exe, nwt.exe, etc.

Still, those are needed for playing on pure vanilla (through DOSbox or on a PC with native DOS).

 

As Perdition's Gate and Hell 2 Pay were commercial PWADs, they needed a program to merge things.

They are curiosities if you don't gonna play the conservative way. 

Perdition's gate come with an extra PG-RAW.wad

You can pass by it, as its practically the same as PG-RAW-X.wad except for one simple lump that doesn't change anything.

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I don't completly remember seeing a woman in a chair though. Although I dont really wanna check.

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6 minutes ago, Mr Masker said:

I don't completly remember seeing a woman in a chair though. Although I dont really wanna check.

i just went there looking for that :D

Doesn't found it :(

are you sure @Rudolph that you downloaded it from Mustaine's page?

 

EDIT: you mean the header?

well... thats are Tom's fetishes, maybe?

Interesting for sure!

I went to that page like zillions times and this is the first time i notice it.

Damn!

Doom is far more interesting than that, i suppose :/

 

Jokes aside, they are probably representative of Tom's work as he like to take phtographs.

Maybe there is a portpholio somewhere with his photographs.

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Yeah, I was talking about the header. It is the first thing you see when the page loads. I do not want to kinkshame or anything, I was just taken aback: I had followed the link given by the DoomWiki page and for a moment I thought I had been sent to some unsavory website.

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7 minutes ago, Rudolph said:

Yeah, I was talking about the header. It is the first thing you see when the page loads. I do not want to kinkshame or anything, I was just taken aback: I had followed the link given by the DoomWiki page and for a moment I thought I had been sent to some unsavory website.

Yeah, it has impact.

But the header change with every reload of the page, and, as far as i seen, there are two photos of that kind.

Mostly artistic, i may say, but well, yes, it may make someone with the guard down have a surprise for sure. 

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Anyway, I got the megawad running just fine, so there is that. Thanks for the assistance!

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9 hours ago, Mr Masker said:

PG-RAW (edit) Actually i think i misremembered that extract from the exe thign im very tired

 

Thxs for the download link. Is this a full megawad?

I never knew this existed.

Also I read the doomwiki for it but I didn't see the date it was made unless I missed it?

Edited by Korozive : Nevermind just found out it is 32 levels.

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10 hours ago, Diabolución said:

Off-topic: could someone who owns an actual physical copy share an ISO of Perdition's Gate?

I would actually just love to see if there's a physical copy of Perdition's Gate. Hell, I would love to see a D!Zone copy on my hands too :P

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