Another follow up to my ages old “Just how ‘original’ is the Ultimate Doom on steam?“, I thought I’d follow up with the DooM 3 BFG version.
I already have DooM 3, but this is apparently remastered, and includes the previous versions!?
It’s not like it really offers anything I don’t have, but it’s on sale so whatever let’s go.
And in the base/wads directory there they are!
And sure enough the are the latest versions of the game files to be found according to doom.fandom.com. Great! So to further the abuse I tried them under my mutilated DooM.
Ultimate Doom seems to work just fine on it’s own I tested it briefly warping to a few levels but yeah it just works! Doom2 however bombs out that the resource TITLEPIC is missing from the wad. How disappointing!
Naturally I just took the easy way out, and basically checked for the resource, and load another if it’s missing.
@@ -477,7 +477,11 @@ else pagetic = 170; gamestate = GS_DEMOSCREEN; - pagename = "TITLEPIC"; + /* the Doom 3 BFG EDITION version of Doom 2 is lacking the titlepic */ + if(W_CheckNumForName("TITLEPIC")>0) + pagename = "TITLEPIC"; + else + pagename = "DMENUPIC"; if ( gamemode == commercial ) S_StartMusic(mus_dm2ttl); else
It’s a shamefully basic patch. But it works.
Another interesting thing is that DooM 3 BFG also includes the gravis ultrasound bank data, so you could load them up into some other emulator and enjoy that gravis experience. I don’t know if it’s licensed or what, but it’s a nice touch.