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Saturday, August 28, 2004

Doomsday 1.8.1

Following a link on Linux Games, I decided to give Doomsday a try. Doomsday is one of the many projects based on the original DOOM sourcecode. After a little tinkering, I got it to work. The only problem is that MIDI music won't loop right now. Other than that minor glitch it seems to work great. FWIW, here's the script I use to run the game:

export DENG_MIDI_CMD="aplaymidi -p 65:0"
/usr/local/bin/doomsday -game jdoom -file /usr/local/share/deng/Data/jDoom/doom.wad -userdir ~/.doomsday/jdoom

The DENG_MIDI_CMD variable tells it to use aplaymidi to play the MIDI music. DOOM is one of the few games (along with all the Star Wars games) that I have to have the music turned on. You will also need to use sfxload to load a SoundFont if you are using a Creative Labs card.

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