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Localhorst86 (OP)

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Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« on: May 13, 2018, 05:21:26 pm »
Hello there,

I am struggling getting the full version of wolf3d running on my RS-97. The shareware version that comes with the cfw works fine, but as soon as I drop the full version .wl6 files in the game folder the game refuses to start at all and returns to gmenu2x.

I have tried multiple full versions, from the ones available to purchases at GOG.com to various different versions found on abandonware sites. All to no avail.

Has anyone gotten the full version to run?

Jutleys

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 05:26:25 pm »
I will look into this.

VanZan

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 05:45:37 pm »
Didn't even realise it was a shareware version in the cfw!

Localhorst86 (OP)

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 06:35:01 pm »
Anyone had some success here?

dinosaw_act

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 06:14:15 pm »
Hi,

The version compiled for the custom firmware only supports the shareware files. To get it to work with the .wl6 files you need to change a #define in version.h and recompile.

I've built a new wolf3d file which supports the full version files which you can get from:

http://www.thefossilrecord.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/rs97/wolf3d170518.7z

Easiest way to get it up and running is to copy the existing wolf3d folder to another name, e.g. 'wolf3d_full'. Then copy the files from the full version there and finally copy in the updated wolf3d. You then need to add a shortcut from your game menu and point it to the new wolf3d file in the folder you just created.

Bob Fossil


Jutleys

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 06:39:24 pm »
Hi bob nice to see you here.

Localhorst86 (OP)

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 09:16:20 pm »
Hi,

The version compiled for the custom firmware only supports the shareware files. To get it to work with the .wl6 files you need to change a #define in version.h and recompile.

I've built a new wolf3d file which supports the full version files which you can get from:

http://www.thefossilrecord.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/rs97/wolf3d170518.7z

Easiest way to get it up and running is to copy the existing wolf3d folder to another name, e.g. 'wolf3d_full'. Then copy the files from the full version there and finally copy in the updated wolf3d. You then need to add a shortcut from your game menu and point it to the new wolf3d file in the folder you just created.

Bob Fossil

Thanks. I just tried that but tit didnt work. I tried leaving the shareware files (wl1) in there and I also tried without them (only wl6 files) but that didn't work. The system crashes back to gmenu2x instantly :(

dinosaw_act

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 09:31:28 pm »
Works for me on CFW 1.4. :) It was fussy with which game files it loaded though - it only works with v1.4. Here's what I have in my RS-97 folder:

Code: [Select]
    1156 Oct  1  1994 audiohed.wl6
  320209 Oct  1  1994 audiot.wl6
     724 Jan  1  1980 config.wl6
  150652 Oct  1  1994 gamemaps.wl6
     402 Oct  1  1994 maphead.wl6
      44 Mar 13 07:44 run.dge
    1024 Oct  1  1994 vgadict.wl6
  334506 Oct  1  1994 vgagraph.wl6
     486 Oct  1  1994 vgahead.wl6
 1545400 Oct  1  1994 vswap.wl6
  387432 May 17 17:51 wolf3d

The code refers to this set of files as 'Wolf3d Full v1.4 Apogee'. Check the files are all lower case too.

Bob Fossil

Localhorst86 (OP)

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 10:13:56 pm »
well, looks like I can't get the proper files :(

My GOG copy comes with "Wolfenstein 3D Registered v1.4" - not the Apogee version.

dinosaw_act

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 10:26:20 pm »
There is support for another 1.4 variant in the code 'Wolf3d Full v1.4 GT/ID/Activision' which I've compiled and put here:

http://www.thefossilrecord.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/rs97/wolf3d170518-2.7z

If it doesn't work with that version then I guess you're out of luck.

Localhorst86 (OP)

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 10:33:35 pm »
There is support for another 1.4 variant in the code 'Wolf3d Full v1.4 GT/ID/Activision' which I've compiled and put here:

http://www.thefossilrecord.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/rs97/wolf3d170518-2.7z

If it doesn't work with that version then I guess you're out of luck.

Very cool, this one works with the GOG version. Thank you very much.

Edit: this site contains a patch utility that will update any version to the one supported in your second build if anyone is interested:
https://maniacsvault.net/ecwolf/download.php
« Last Edit: May 17, 2018, 10:51:03 pm by Localhorst86 »

HercTNT

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2018, 04:54:39 am »
There is support for another 1.4 variant in the code 'Wolf3d Full v1.4 GT/ID/Activision' which I've compiled and put here:

http://www.thefossilrecord.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/rs97/wolf3d170518-2.7z

If it doesn't work with that version then I guess you're out of luck.

Very cool, this one works with the GOG version. Thank you very much.

Edit: this site contains a patch utility that will update any version to the one supported in your second build if anyone is interested:
https://maniacsvault.net/ecwolf/download.php

Thank you local for the patch link. It works great. Thank you bob for the updated wolf3d. All works perfect now.

VanZan

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2018, 12:01:43 pm »
Patch didn't work for me on the files I used it on (I own Wolf 3D on Steam). But I was able to find a version online that works thankfully.

By the way are there any other games in the cfw that are also shareware? I know CZDoom and Chocolate Doom have shareware wad files....what else? I want to have the full versions.

Jutleys

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2018, 09:15:10 am »
I will add this to the new v1.6 firmware for all.

DieterLaser

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2018, 07:49:38 pm »
does it work with spear of destiny?

DieterLaser

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2018, 10:39:16 pm »
i can't make the full version run. i tried taking the files from the shareware to see if it works but it doesnt. any idea? im trying to do this with the Full Game preset

DieterLaser

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2018, 12:21:09 am »
it finally works

Jutleys

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2018, 08:44:17 am »
Can you post how you made it work for others thanks.

DieterLaser

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2018, 01:58:55 pm »
I could only make it work with the newest official version

its called v1.4g

the differences between the versions:
v1.4 was released, with cheat codes
v1.4 was re-released without cheat codes
v1.4g was released, with cheat codes

here is a thread about it:
https://forums.3drealms.com/vb/showthread.php?t=20855

DieterLaser

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Re: Wolfenstein 3D won't accept full version
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2018, 02:03:59 pm »
does somebody know if it also works with the newest version of spear of destiny (.sod) files? I would like to know, before i buy another game that doesnt work on the rs97

 

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