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[Fixed] Autodetection doesn't work / Tnt not available

Tue, 16 Jul 2002 02:43:04

KnutMann

When i first installed vavoom, i used the launcher to autodetect the main wad for the specific additional wad file. Now vavoom always launches the heretic wad when i setit to autodetect and i have to set up the full path to the game wad like 'basev\tnt\edm.wad'. This also means that i can't use the tnt.wad file because i cand select it from the 'game' dropdownmenu.<br><br>What did i wrong?  ???
Tue, 16 Jul 2002 03:58:37

Janis Legzdinsh

I made a seperate option for it and didn't update launcher. Simply set game to Autodetect and in additional options write '-tnt'. Similary for Plutonia the option is '-plutonia'.
Wed, 17 Jul 2002 04:00:25

KnutMann

thanks for this hint, but i still have the problem, that i have to enter the full path to the additional wad file i want to play.
Wed, 17 Jul 2002 17:40:22

Janis Legzdinsh

Path to the additional wad files specified with '-file' option is relative to the base directory, i.e. directory where Vavoom95.exe is in.
Fri, 26 Jul 2002 04:01:58

KnutMann

But if I select Doom2 as game, and all the doom2 levels are in the basev\doom2 dir, why can't the launcher find them itself without the relative path?
Fri, 26 Jul 2002 04:41:41

Janis Legzdinsh

The behavior of the -file option is exactly the same as in original Doom. And putting your stuff in basev generally is a very bad idea. Additional wad files should be placed in the main directory just as with the old good Doom. I'm also planing to change loading of wad files in game directories by loading all wad files in alphabethic order, not just wad#.wad.
Fri, 26 Jul 2002 20:09:09

KnutMann

Maybe i misunderstood the function of the basev\... folders. I thought they were especially ment to put all the stuff for the certain game there, to keep cointrol of the files. I dont want to put all my wads into the main dir because the tnt wads for example support more functions than the usual wads and i dont want them to mix up with the other wads. I think sorting them (if the launcher automatically sets the gamedir) is a better way.
Sat, 27 Jul 2002 17:09:35

Janis Legzdinsh

Yes, sorting them definately is a good idea. And if you want, create a subdirectory in Vavoom directory for your wads and specify the relative path to the wads, for example tnt/coolwad.wad or something like this.

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