Bio Hazard wrote:Just to settle the debate on wether or not Chex Quest contians UD:
Yes it does:
OK, on checking the output file, your copy clearly does contain UD. Your copy, therefore, cannot be the original. At some point, it would seem that someone has merged Chex with the Ultimate Doom IWAD and released it. As chaoscentral said, The original serial box version was a single episode using a Doom1 shareware WAD with all the entries replaced. It did not contain and maps from other episodes. I have a copy somewhere, but can't find it.
Presumably you could grab the ver 1.9 shareware Doom, merge it with your Chex IWAD and essentially have a restored full Ultimate Doom IWAD.
As for getting the dehacked patch out of the exe, it is possible. I did it some time back. You need to set up dehacked with the same exe version as the chex quest one (which may be difficult these days). Set the regular, unhacked exe as your normal one and chex.exe as the hacked one in dehacked.ini. Then you start dehacked and press S (save). The differences between the 2 exe's are then saved to a dehacked patch. IIRC, the only changes are strings. No behaviour is altered.
wildweasel, are you sure chex2 was meant to run with chex1 as you described? I have chex 1, 2 and 3 somewhere (IIRC Chex 3 was unfinished) and I recall loading 2 and 3 on top of a regular IWAD. But that was some time ago so I could be wrong. There were certainly additional sprites and items in the add ons that wouldn't have been in the original and also wouldn't easily work with just the -file parameter in a vanilla exe.