Christopher Nehren apeiron+usenet at coitusmentis.info
Mon Apr 25 19:30:32 PDT 2005

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On 2005-04-26, Michael C. Shultz scribbled these
curious markings:
> Error: Main WAD file not found
> You need either doom.wad, doom1.wad, doom2.wad,
> tnt.wad, plutonia.wad, heretic.wad or heretic1.wad
> from any sharware or commercial version of Doom or Heretic!
> If you have one of those files, be sure it has the correct case
> or use the -IWAD command line switch.

You need to get a WAD from somewhere (e.g. a shareware copy of one of
the aforementioned games, or commercial, registered installation media).
In the U.S., you should be able to pick up a copy of DOOM '95 or DOOM2
'95 at your local Wal-Mart for ~ 10 USD (which is what I paid for mine).
Just copy the WAD from the disc and you're ready to go.

> also,  "... that's for games/doomsday, which you start with deng, as the
>  pkg-message clearly shows you when you install it." does not seem to work as 
> the pkg-info suggested it should when I ran "/usr/local/bin/doomsday -g jdoom 
> -f /usr/local/share/deng/Data/jDoom/jDoom.wad".

Hmph. Blame my (normally superb) memory for that one. My apologies.

Best Regards,
Christopher Nehren
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