Custom WAD files

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Custom WAD files

Postby pwnz0r » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:24 am


Sorry for asking a lame, but how can I play with zDoom with custom WAD files?

ZDoom and custom WAD/PK3 files
Should you wonder how to launch ZDoom with a custom WAD/PK3 file, see the wiki.
Short summary; it's almost always as easy as dragging the WAD/PK3 file(s) in question over (G)ZDoom.exe (and start playing with the appropriate IWAD).

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What should I do to play with custom/downloaded wads?

Thnaks in advance!
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Re: Custom WAD files

Postby Xaser » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:59 am

It's not too tough to get started -- First make sure you have a copy of your main game WAD (doom.wad or doom2.wad, for example) in a place where ZDoom can find it. This is usually the same directory you have ZDoom installed in, but if you happened to get Doom off Steam, ZDoom will automatically find it in that case.

Once you've got ZDoom running on its own (assuming you haven't already), loading a wad is as easy as dragging the wad and dropping it on zdoom.exe. If you're looking for a quick start, that's the way to go.

Another great option is ZDL, which allows you to load custom WADs in a list and launch 'em all at once. Give it a try.

Finally, if you're old-school like me, you can always use the command line and add the -file parameter plus the filename of the wad to load. For example,
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zdoom -file pwad.wad

will load a file called "pwad.wad" -- substitute the name of whatever it is you want to use, and you're set.

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Re: Custom WAD files

Postby pwnz0r » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:21 am

Thanks for help, now I can play! :)
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Re: Custom WAD files

Postby jallamann » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:20 pm

pwnz0r wrote:The link is invalid

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