How I deal with multible mods and wads

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How I deal with multible mods and wads

Postby DooMag » Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:25 pm

This is just me asking for some input on method I personally use to manage multiple mods and wads when I want them to all be uniquely configured.

Like most people I use ZDL to manage my mods and wads. When I decided that I wanted to separate save files and settings between them I just copy pasted the gzdoom source port directory, renamed it and then added it to zdl as another source port. Sure it takes up space all for the sake of having a separate ini file and a few save files but it worked. What do you guys think? Am I just being lazy?
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Re: How I deal with multible mods and wads

Postby Kappes Buur » Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:26 pm

I used to do a similar thing in times long gone, now I have the ini file just the way I want to play any game.

Instead of filling your drive with multiple copies of GZDoom you could create a bat file to take care of the housekeeping of the various setups you prefer for a specific pwad.

Whatever works for you is good.
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Re: How I deal with multible mods and wads

Postby DooMag » Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:25 pm

Kappes Buur wrote:I used to do a similar thing in times long gone, now I have the ini file just the way I want to play any game.

Instead of filling your drive with multiple copies of GZDoom you could create a bat file to take care of the housekeeping of the various setups you prefer for a specific pwad.

Whatever works for you is good.

It did occur to me to use multiple ini files but gzdoom is tiny and the whole thing can be managed with ZDL. How do you made GDood use different ini files anyway. I tried -somefile.ini but it didn't work.
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Re: How I deal with multible mods and wads

Postby Kappes Buur » Wed Dec 22, 2021 3:48 am

DooMag wrote:..... How do you made GDood use different ini files anyway. I tried -somefile.ini but it didn't work.


The default ini file would be gzdoom-<username>.ini. If a certain pwad needed a specific ini file setup, it could be saved as gzdoom-<username>.ini.<specific pwad name>.

Then you have these options,
  • juggle the ini file names by renaming them (which affords some time to do)
  • create various autoexec files with the specific -config <xyz>.cfg and start GZDoom from the command line specifying the appropriate autoexec file.(also needs some time)
  • create a batch file for each setup (once set up it is easy)

But whatever, use what works for you.
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Re: How I deal with multible mods and wads

Postby DooMag » Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:51 am

Thanks I think I prefer using multiple but it was helpful of you to share an alternative method.
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Re: How I deal with multible mods and wads

Postby Enjay » Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:02 am

I have never actually messed around with mod-specific configurations, but doesn't ZDL allow tailoring of ini files (for itself, not just for the ports it is linking to) and then loading different ini configurations for different mods?

Kappes Buur wrote:
  • create various autoexec files with the specific -config <xyz>.cfg and start GZDoom from the command line specifying the appropriate autoexec file.(also needs some time)


You don't even need to start GZDoom from the command line. ZDL allows you to add things to the command line directly from its main window.

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