[Software] Custom wad/pk3 loader

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[Software] Custom wad/pk3 loader

Postby armisius » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:43 pm

You have a lot of maps and therefore you're tired of managing lot of files? Unofficial GZDoom Launcher makes this a lot easier, just choose your IWAD and your custom files and press launch! And enjoy your favorites maps in no time!

Hiii I'm Armisius and I'm developing this software to ease the custom maps launching in GZDoom, I did this because I was tired of D&Ding (drag 'n drop) in the gzdoom.exe (also didn't googled for a launcher because I'm lazy as f***, and yes, I prefeer to make my own software)and with this is lot easier because saves the configuration for each wadpack or pk3pack or mappack however you want to name it, and then is easier to launch and have everything organized.

Let me now what you think about this! (Reviews, comments, recommendations)
For Admins: It's ok if I use puush.me to upload?
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Config file where everything is saved:
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If you think this is not apropiate just don't be agressive, have in mind that this work took time!
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Re: [Software] Custom wad/pk3 loader

Postby SamuraiSTALIN » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:02 pm

What advantage does this program have over, say, ZDL?
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Re: [Software] Custom wad/pk3 loader

Postby armisius » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:06 pm

SamuraiSTALIN wrote:What advantage does this program have over, say, ZDL?

I don't even know really... Just that my launcher's size is 1mb :v, its something I've tried
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Re: [Software] Custom wad/pk3 loader

Postby MaxED » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:48 pm

ZDL is 40 Kb. Anything else?..
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Re: [Software] Custom wad/pk3 loader

Postby edward850 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:58 pm

Unless by "1mb" you actually mean 1 Megabit (0.125MB / 125KB), and not 1MB, that is rather substantially large for a basic GUI launcher.
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Re: [Software] Custom wad/pk3 loader

Postby merlin86 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:30 am

here my 2 cents: the launcher seems easy, maybe too easy. With ZDL (or ZDE) I can launch/join network games, use DMFLAGS(2), edit some basic options, save/load/quick load profiles. A neat feature that you could implement are checkboxes for DMFLAGS(2) instead of typing their values (but if they change their values could be a mess). So, the question you could ask yourself is "why a guy should use my launcher?" maybe checking other launchers. IMHO being "lazy" it's not an excuse for making mediocre software (my personal opinion, which can be wrong for you)
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Re: [Software] Custom wad/pk3 loader

Postby armisius » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:57 am

Ok, I'll make it worth, but also, ZDL is 14MB not 40KB.... Image
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Re: [Software] Custom wad/pk3 loader

Postby merlin86 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:21 pm

Actually main executable only is 1.4 megs... Maxed got wrong? Anyway if you put some beta online we could give a try...
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Re: [Software] Custom wad/pk3 loader

Postby armisius » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:42 pm

Yeah 1.4 Mb for the executable, but if you delete all those DLLs it will not work, so, when you're determinig the programs size, you should add the DLLs you've used to make it run, my executable needs nothing but itself (1.179 KB)
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Re: [Software] Custom wad/pk3 loader

Postby MaxED » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:58 pm

I ment ZDL 3.1. And it IS 40 Kb.
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ZDL 3.1.rar
(16.05 KiB) Downloaded 115 times
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Re: [Software] Custom wad/pk3 loader

Postby Silentdarkness12 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:43 pm

I'm not going to knock this program just because it seems lesser than ZDL. It's nice to see someone delve into launcher/frontend coding. Maybe see about trying to add a few features on, perhaps? A more advanced menu for setting DMFLAGS would be neat.
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Re: [Software] Custom wad/pk3 loader

Postby armisius » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:07 pm

This project is super pre-alpha, I'm not coming back here until I get something Stable and user-friendly. See you soon.
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Re: [Software] Custom wad/pk3 loader

Postby doony » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:41 pm

this programs for load wads are very cool since many mods use multiple wads or pk3 files, and some mods are incompatible to newer versions of zdoom, gzdoom not to mention the ones only avaliable for other sourceports like risen3d, edge or zandronum for example
I got problems for load wads properly many times already and I'm happy someone is fixing that
there is no problem have in have many ways to do the same thing, more means better :)
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Re: [Software] Custom wad/pk3 loader

Postby Average » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:46 pm

I'm always on the lookout for a shiny new launcher so I'm eager to see what you come back with. I've got a few ideas of what I'd personally like to see added to a 'basic' launcher that I've yet to see but I'll hold back sharing them with you (if you're even interested!) until you come back with your next stable release. :)

Anyway, welcome to the forum and good luck. :)
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Re: [Software] Custom wad/pk3 loader

Postby Jaxxoon R » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:29 pm

I stick by my decision to use nothing but Hobomaster's Doom Launcher forever until Windows 67 1/2 comes along and ruins backwards compatibility, whereupon I will load it in GLASSBOCS along with the GLZERTERNITY++ source port developed by friendly maverick reploids and reptilians from deep within the earth's crust.
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