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kmiller1610

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  1. kmiller1610

    Building an original DOOM LAN

    Death Manager works adequately. It's not as fast as doomenu, but if you are going to devote a day with three others to vanilla doom gaming, it certainly gets the job done.
  2. kmiller1610

    Building an original DOOM LAN

    Thanks so much for the suggestion. I'll try it. Yesterday, I upgraded one of the machines to 1.9 and it ran the level we hung on flawlessly. The command line isn't too bad loading the program, but I will try DM to see what it can do.
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    Building an original DOOM LAN

    We had another Lan party yesterday, using my vanilla Doom Dos LAN. A good time was had by all. But we ran into problems with Icarus wad on level 6. We skipped the level and the whole thing crashed on level 10 or so. After reading the wad notes, I realized the 32 levels were designed for Doom 1.9. I am still running 1.66 so that explains some of the problems. The version of Doomenu I am using does not support 1.9. Yes, I know. You think I should "upgrade" to XP and just use Zdoom. But I am stubborn. Does anyone know of any reliable wad loaders or menuing systems that work under Dos and Doom 1.9? Yes, I know. Use the command line. But that's a little tough with a group of 4 when two of them are young teenagers. Any thoughts are welcomed.
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    Building an original DOOM LAN

    Yeah and it felt wrong then too. The whole point of Doom is the adrenaline rush of impending death. When you can whip 50 pound weapons around that fast and run like Bob Hayes on Red Bull, what is the point? Ho Hum. Not scary anymore.
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    Building an original DOOM LAN

    Answered my own question. Zdoom and ZDL make it all easy, plus it looks and feels a lot more like original Doom. Doom Legacy isn't really even close. I still prefer the wads of the late 1990s plus vanilla / DOS Doom, but the new wads under Zdoom are certainly fun.
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    Building an original DOOM LAN

    Does anyone know how to get a non-commercial wad to load under Doom Legacy? (under XP) It will load Doom2, TNT, Plutonia, but I can't get any of the other wads advertised to work to load.
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    Building an original DOOM LAN

    Actually, I play with a gravis gamepad, but the other three members of our group play keyboard. They were quite efficient, dealing with waves of enemies. I played the early versions of Doom under Windows and I can play dozens of FPS games with a mouse. That's why I gave it up. I really prefer the gamepad to recreate the original feeling of the game.
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    Building an original DOOM LAN

    Thanks. I do have 1.9 for Ultimate Doom, which has "Hideous Strength" but the last time I tried it for Doom 2, I had problems. But that was again, probably in the late 1990s. Guess I'll experiment. Thanks for the help!
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    Building an original DOOM LAN

    In our first 4 player Lan Party since last year, we played 8 levels of Neowolfload (sp?) and all 10 levels of Bitchin 97. A good time was had by all. However I have a question for you Doom2 wad experts. Before the party, I googled best "cooperative mode Doom2 wads" and found a bunch of likely candidates, all of which are newer than my current list of wads, that date back to 1997-1998. or so. We are still running 1.66 and I noticed that the newer wads run on something other than that. Anyway, none of the newer wads run on my LAN. Should I upgrade my version of DOOM? Will it make my older wads inoperable?
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    Building an original DOOM LAN

    My buddy and I are working on finishing TNT and FINALLY had a session last week. You were right. The problem was Doomenu. By using the command line, we were able to go right to any level. (We are now at 28).
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    Making Doom a little more social

    I built a legacy Doom Lan for this very purpose. I have a 6 (4 to play, two back-ups) machines outfitted with DOS, old Lan cards, Doom, Doom2 and dozens of custom wads. I got most of what I needed on ebay, including the IPX drivers (personal netware). Here's the thread. http://www.doomworld.com/vb/showthread.php?postid=907088#post907088
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    Building an original DOOM LAN

    If you install a service pack 1 version of XP and stick with old video drivers, it will work. But that's quite an elaborate "fix." EAW is really the best, accessible cooperative mode that has such huge ambiance and good play balance. Saturday, we were all 4 of us defending the channel together in our Spits with all that Brit chatter barking through the speakers (I got 7 kills, but had a head on collision that ended my quest for a rating above "Terrible" Sorry you can't store more computers. I have 6 XP machines, 4 DOS/98 machines and 1 Dos only back-up for Doom parties (plus a laptop). I built the 4 Dos/98 machines for under $100. (But I did have cases and extra hard drives sitting around)
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    Building an original DOOM LAN

    Thanks. That's really helpful. I will test it. I'll also try a command line approach. I had not considered that the problem might be doomenu.
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    Building an original DOOM LAN

    A buddy and I played the wad cooperatively up through level 18. We had no problem using Doomenu warping back to where we had left off. The day of the party 4 of used Doomenu to warp to level 19. We played 19 and 20. The later in the day, we tried to warp to 21 and it jumped back to level One. I watched the screen and all the info was right, but it didn't work. To me, that means a problem with the wad itself
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    Building an original DOOM LAN

    I really prefer Lan parties to the Internet. People bring food and chat and you can enjoy each other's company a lot more.
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