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Deutex can't find IWAD

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I tried to use Deutex on Ubuntu out of curiosity after reading its manual, and I have failed like a dumb.

I typed the following:

deutex -bmp -dir Téléchargements/Textures/decontex/ -extract Téléchargements/Textures/decontex/decontex.wad


And then my command prompt returned this:

Saving pictures as BMP (.bmp)
Files will be saved in directory Téléchargements/Textures/decontex/.

Error: Can't find any of doom.wad, doom2.wad, doompres.wad, heretic.wad, hexen.wad, strife1.wad


Did I forget to do anything before?

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Dumb question: is there an iwad in that decontex folder?

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Gez said:

Dumb question: is there an iwad in that decontex folder?

Yes I pasted DOOM2.WAD in the folder after several tries. I still get the same error.

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Maybe try placing Deutex in a folder path that only has English language characters in it? or a folder path where each folder is no more than 8 characters?

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I have tried that and it doesn't change the error message I get.

I have found those options in the help but I don't know if it changes anything:

-doom <dir> (opt.) Indicate the directory of Doom.
-doom2 <dir> (opt.) Indicate the directory of Doom II.
-doom02 <dir> (opt.) Indicate the directory of Doom alpha 0.2.
-doom04 <dir> (opt.) Indicate the directory of Doom alpha 0.4.
-doom05 <dir> (opt.) Indicate the directory of Doom alpha 0.5.
-doompr <dir> (opt.) Indicate the directory of Doom PR pre-beta.
-heretic <dir> (opt.) Indicate the directory of Heretic.
-hexen <dir> (opt.) Indicate the directory of Hexen.
-strife <dir> (opt.) Indicate the directory of Strife.
-strife10 <dir> (opt.) Indicate the directory of Strife 1.0.


Thanks for the suggestions so far.

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Those just define where the particular IWAD is located. They might help. (Okay, maybe not, then.)

There's also DOOMWADDIR, which I suppose Linux should support, since it handles environment variables.

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How does DOOMWADDIR works? I have found a post about that (from you) when I searched about Deutex in the forums but I am still clueless :P.

I have tried that as well BTW:

deutex -doom2 deutex-4.4.0/ -bmp -dir Textures/decontex/ -extract Textures/decontex/decontex.wad


While DOOM2.WAD is in the deutex-4.4.0 folder.

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Try:

deutex -doom2 deutex-4.4.0/doom2.wad -bmp -dir Textures/decontex/ -extract Textures/decontex/decontex.wad

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The Wikipedia article on environment variables seems to explain how to set them in Linux. Just type that into the command line before running DeuTex, where VARIABLE is DOOMWADDIR and value is the path. There should be ways to automate setting it, similar to batch files in DOS.

It's strange that it's giving you problems because the program is maintained primarily to work on Unix systems (keeping DOS support a bit more secondary). You could also contact the author. I know he posts at rec.games.computer.doom.editing (at Google Groups) sometimes, so he's still around and has some interest in DOOM. His email address is at the bottom of his site.

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Make sure the "doom2.wad" file is lowercase. Linux is case sensitive and "DOOM2.WAD" will not be detected.

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That could be it, indeed, if the program isn't checking for both upper and lower case names somehow. By the way, the command just takes the path to the directory, not the file (in response to Gez's suggestion.)

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Thanks! I have put DOOM2.WAD in lowercase in home/charly/ and:

DOOMWADDIR=/home/charly/
deutex -bmp -dir Textures/decontex/ -extract Textures/decontex/decontex.wad


It has returned:

Saving pictures as BMP (.bmp)
Files will be saved in directory Textures/decontex/.
Extracting entries from WAD Textures/decontex/decontex.wad
Reading WAD ./doom2.wad: (2919 entries)
Reading WAD Textures/decontex/decontex.wad: (195 entries)
PWAD entry identification...done
Color palette is Doom

Error: Could not write file textures/decontex//wadinfo.txt

Looks like we are closer to success but there's still one error.

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Now it gives:

Error: Could not write file textures/decontex/wadinfo.txt

It doesn't seem to be it.

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Could the program need some sort of write-access permission? I'm not familiar with Linux but it simply seems to be unable to write the file to disk. Neither is it dumping any of the contents, I presume.

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It is likely that you are right, I check the permission.

Edit: Finally it isn't linked to the write-access permission.

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