Hi. Long time lurker. Read tons of posts from lots of sites, read up on ZDoom, doom wikis and such.
Decided to register here. I like it the most. I have lots of questions. I read the FAQ's and all the 'Read this first you 'tard" stuff.
Basically, I want to be able to play Doom with my friend on our lap tops. We have Dell inspiron 3800 and 8100. I want to be able play all the awesome PWAD's and fan made material I have read and read about. Especially Memento Mori and Community Chests.
I have a basic understanding of most of the terminology used on Doom forums involving software.
Here is where you come in DoomWorld:
I scoured the web trying to find a 'step by step' process for playing doom and playing fan made content. I found a lot of "how to's" and stuff like that, but it skips a lot of steps because almost all assume the reader has a compete understanding of the text. Well, I do not. I would like it if the DoomWorld community could come together and help organize a ground up "how to" involving getting the most out of the doom experience, while keeping in mind that I (and other readers) need to have their hand held... probably the whole way.
Mods, please do not delete this or refer me to FAQ or something similar. I am just doing my homework. Both lap tops have XP. I am well aware of the deficiencies of that OS in terms of Doom. I am not asking how to run Doom on XP.
So... Did I ask too many questions? Did I ask too little? The wrong ones? Point me in the right direction starting at Step Number 0. Ask me questions if you want.
I guess to start, a list of things I need to get the most out of doom would be nice...
What OS should I use? Programs I need? (MS DOS, WIN9x...? Help me!), A mouse? Cables to link two laptops? Where should I start? Where to get all this?
Sorry about the book I wrote. Just trying to cover all bases.