This is a reupload of the legendary 1997 total
conversion STRAIN to repackage it in a manner
suitable for modern users. The original version
uploaded to /idgames on September 14, 1997 was
distributed as a self-extracting LZH file, which
one could run only in DOS, split into four pieces
so the user could copy them to four 3½-inch floppy
disks and install the WAD that way if they wanted.
Because both DOS and floppy disks have been
obsolete for decades, this method now serves only
to deter all but the most tech-savvy users from
playing it, and thus it has been repackaged as a
regular ZIP file.
strain.zip contains the complete contents of the
self-extracting LZH extracted with another program
so that the timestamps are preserved. No files are
needed to play the WAD in modern ports apart from
STRAIN.WAD and STRAIN.DEH, but they are included
anyway for historical accuracy.
The WAD's permissions (see below) allow it to be
redistributed as long as the original text file
and package are included with no modifications.
Thus, the original 1997 strain10.* package is
included as two separate files complete with the
original /idgames archive timestamps, not only to
follow the permissions but once again for
historical interest. The original package also
remains available on the archive itself as a
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