Chocolate doom issue

Im trying to play Ultimate Doom using chocolate doom. I drag the IWAD into chocolate doom at it wont play the game. When i first downloaded it, it would play Doom 2. Now somehow its playing the Plutonia experiment. Does dragging and dropping not work? Please help!!

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Chocolate Doom does not support drag and drop. The documentation (INSTALL.txt) explains how to get started:

 * Within Explorer, simply place the IWAD file in the same folder as
   the Chocolate Doom files, and double-click chocolate-doom.exe.

 * Run Chocolate Doom from the command prompt with the '-iwad' command
   line parameter to specify the IWAD file to use, eg.

       chocolate-doom -iwad c:\games\doom2.wad

 * Set the environment variable DOOMWADDIR to the location of a
   directory containing your IWAD files.

 * If you have multiple IWADs in different directories, set the
   environment variable DOOMWADPATH to be a semicolon-separated list
   of directories to search (similar to the PATH environment
   variable).

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If you want drag-and-drop of IWADs for ChocoDoom, create a batch file, named chocolate-doom.bat (or anything else you want; the extension is important but not the name).

A .bat file is a text file, so edit it and put this single line of code in it:

chocolate-doom -iwad %1

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Or use a launcher.

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Gez said:

If you want drag-and-drop of IWADs for ChocoDoom, create a batch file, named chocolate-doom.bat (or anything else you want; the extension is important but not the name).

A .bat file is a text file, so edit it and put this single line of code in it:

chocolate-doom -iwad %1



How do I go about doing this?

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You don't know how to create a text file?

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Gez said:

You don't know how to create a text file?

We were all once computer novices, weren't we? :P

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I'm only asking to make sure that's the issue here.

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In windows, Open NOTEPAD (or WORDPAD).
Type in (or copy) the line:

chocolate-doom -iwad %1

Save it as a ANSI TEXT file (not the defaults in windows) with a name like "choco.txt"

Rename it to "choco.bat"
( You could try to name it "choco.bat" in the editor, but this is safe. )

Make it executable, if your system requires that to execute the file.
(Right click, properties).
(I run Linux, so your executable requirements may vary).

Bring up a DosBox or the command line, and type in the name "choco"
example:
>> choco plutonia.wad

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theserbiandoomer said:

I know how to make a text file but I dont know what to put in the text file.

Just the code line I put above. (chocolate-doom -iwad %1) Nothing else is needed.

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wesleyjohnson said:

In windows, Open NOTEPAD (or WORDPAD).
( You could try to name it "choco.bat" in the editor, but this is safe. )

This'll fail on any stock install of Windows because the shell option to hide known file type extensions is always enabled. If you name a file this way in Notepad with that setting enabled, it will append .txt silently and invisibly to the end of every file name, even if it already has an extension.

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I know you can right click on a file, choose properties, and change the filename there. Hitting OK to confirm does change the extension too if it was altered. But I don't know if that still works if hide known file type extensions is enabled.


In case anyone finds this thread wanting to drag and drop pwads with Choco Doom as well:

chocolate-doom -iwad doom.wad -file %1 -skill 4 -warp 11
That would load the pwad using doom.wad (assuming it's in the same folder as Choco Doom) and start E1M1, on UV difficulty.
chocolate-doom -iwad doom2.wad -file %1 -skill 3 -warp 07 -fast
Doom2 using pwad's Dead Simple replacement, Hurt Me Plenty, fast monsters.

Having a few bat files for the different episodes and iwads is very convenient if you don't want to use a launcher.

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