Thanks to everyone for all the feedback we have got in the first 24hrs of release. The reception we have had is nothing short of amazing!
We're working to release ASAP the v1.01.1 which addresses some bugs within the mod: weapon exploits, wrong graphics here and there, and the ocassional code-driven crash. However, there are some crashes that are bugs of the engine itself, and that's outside our reach. We can only hope that's fixed soon.GZDOOM NOT RUNNING BECAUSE OF OLD HARDWARE. HOW TO FIX.
In the meantime, it has called our attention that a portion of users can't play the GZdoom devbuilds due to old hardware, particularly the graphics card. The jump of GZdoom from the 1.x to 2.x meant it needed newer shaders, only available in "newer" video cards. This doesnt mean it needs state of the art hardware, but it indeed is a higher requirement than what the 1.x versions had.
This has caused that some people just cant run GZDoom at all, with or without D4D. It just so happens that D4D requires the very latest GZdoom's features, only available in the 2.x versions of the engine.
However, there's two ways around this, neither of these are pretty, but they will allow people to somewhat play D4D if they so desire. They both are about using the software render, but rememberSOFTWARE RENDERING DOES NOT HAVE FULL COLOR SUPPORT. IT USES A 256 COLOR PALETTE, AND THE D4D EFFECTS WILL LOOK LESS THAN OPTIMAL: BAD COLORS AND OTHER VISUAL GLITCHES, ESPECIALLY IN LASER EFFECTS, be ready for ugliness.
That being said, this a non elegant solution for players that simply cannot run the hardware render. Might look ugly, but is better than nothing, right?** Method 1 **
The first one is the easiest: getting the latest Zdoom devbuild (instead of GZDoom). Zdoom has only software rendering, so therefore, will work even with computers with the weakest video hardware (with exceptions probably).
Download Zdoom devbuilds here:http://devbuilds.drdteam.org/zdoom/** Method 2 **
The second, is to enable gzdoom's software render, but this is slightly tricky.
1. Run Gzdoom. It will crash/inform the lack of hardware. Close the application.
2. GZdoom will create a .ini with the name of your computer in the same folder where you have GZdoom.
3. Open the .ini with notepad and search for "vid_render" without the quotes.
4. Change it's value to 0
5. Save the file
6. Run the game
At this point, it will be in software render and you will be able to load and play D4D.
Once again, we, the team, want to thank everybody for their kind words! We hope you have a lot of fun with this thing!