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Hexen 95 Windows Laucher

Mon, 08 Sep 2003 23:06:08

mago

I was just trying the Hexen Launcher a while ago and I noticed it does has a feature that makes it possible to select custom wads to play automaticly. Since I don?t have any, and Kmod and Fury are Doomsday compatible only, I couldn?t try it. Anyway, have any of you tried that option? It?s any effective? I know it won?t run a single map, like WadAuthor does. What should I do to test my maps using the launcher (since it gives me the option to choose a map AND resolution, very useful to check the visual part of them)?
Tue, 28 Oct 2003 03:42:14

nwwoods

A good Hexen mod that you can use to test that out with is a wad called Caldera. Its a good play too. Lots of puzzles, utterly cool visual effects and cool things you have to do. For instance, in one level of it you have to crack the code of a VERY difficult combination lock to get an important item. I only figured out how to solve it after A LOT of trial and error, and the combination changes everytime you play a new game. I have played it using the Korax Mod (v2.2), but I don't recommend it. Even on the lower difficulty levels, its very easy to die at the beginning since Korax Mod of course starts you out weaker than you would if you were playing normal Hexen. Play using normal Hexen if you don't want to have to restart a bunch of times. Its compatible with Hexen 1.1 and above.
Wed, 29 Oct 2003 01:08:20

Nightwolf

Where i can find Caldera?
Thu, 30 Oct 2003 03:33:16

nwwoods

Here is a link to the Caldera home page. [url:1u5v1a9p]http://www.rattlebars.com/mtz/caldera.html[/url]
Thu, 30 Oct 2003 03:53:35

Nightwolf

Errr... the download link is broken... can you please upload it?
Thu, 30 Oct 2003 04:19:48

nwwoods

I don't know, let me see if I can find an alternate download site.
Thu, 30 Oct 2003 04:22:22

nwwoods

Here is an alternate download site that I know works 'cause I just tested it: [url:1f9ah2zy]http://www.gamers.org/pub/idgames/levels/hexen/a-c/caldera.zip
Thu, 30 Oct 2003 04:22:42

Ichor

Try here.
Thu, 30 Oct 2003 05:03:25

Nightwolf

Ok, thanks!!
Fri, 21 Nov 2003 03:05:08

Gokuma

Is there somewhere I can find Hexen 95 minus the iwad. Or if it has the shareware iwad I don't care. I've never seen it and I'm interested to check it out.
Fri, 21 Nov 2003 07:36:53

RambOrc

Hexen 95 offers you sheer nothing over Vavoom so nowadays it's not worth the 30 seconds installation.
Tue, 22 Jun 2004 18:04:15

kraileth

Just a question (yeah, I know this thread is old): Where do I find this HeXen 95 thing? I've been searching for it for several years now. There are not many webpages that even mention it. And I don't have a clue where I could get it! There was not a trace of it to be found on either the HeXen CD version nor on the Deathkings Expansion CD. The only thing I never took a look at is that "locked format" thingy on the Deathkings CD. Windows says that the content of the CD is 2.3 MB. Looking at the CD and judging from the amount of used space, I'd say that there's well over 100 MB of data on the CD. Is this where HeXen 95 is hidden? In this case I'd have to take a look at what they did to the filesystem and how to get the rest of the data. If not: where did you get HeXen 95 from? And could you please tell me where I can get it? Is it perhaps free as the Doom 95 launcher is which came with Final Doom? In this case it would be really, really nice if anyone could mail it to me. I guess that it should be well below 1 MB compressed without the IWAD. I'd really like to take a look at it. Thanks a lot for any piece of information you can provide.
Tue, 22 Jun 2004 18:13:59

leilei

I don't know where it is out there, but I certainly do have it <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> Unfortunately it crashes in the options dialog under win98 and above. But if you want it, lemme know (I could send it via MSN or email)
Tue, 22 Jun 2004 18:37:45

kraileth

It would be really, really great if you could email it to me. My email adress is shown in the profile. Thanks in advance!
Tue, 22 Jun 2004 18:45:52

leilei

Got 2MBs of mail space free? Because that's how big it is.
Tue, 22 Jun 2004 18:50:40

kraileth

Yes, it should be ok (I've got 6 MB. But I hope that they have not restricted attachments...).
Tue, 22 Jun 2004 19:10:28

leilei

You've got mail! (I hope.)
Tue, 22 Jun 2004 19:29:37

kraileth

Whooo! It worked. Thanks again! This is just great. As was stated above, the game itself terminates when executed, but the launcher is quite interesting. It's not even very confortable compared to Doom95, but finally the phantom has a face. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> Now I've got to dig out my Win95 CD and try to get a virtual OS work on my Win2k... <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> [edit]The game itself (Hexen 95) seems to work on WinME. The launcher works partly - if you press configure and change something, it'll crash due to some false interaction with ME's kernel).[/edit]
Tue, 22 Jun 2004 20:09:07

leilei

Or even better, go use these superior ports: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.zdoom.org">http://www.zdoom.org</a><!-- m --> <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.vavoom-engine.com">http://www.vavoom-engine.com</a><!-- m -->
Tue, 22 Jun 2004 21:13:06

kraileth

Thanks for your suggestion. But it's not like you think. I was searching for Hexen 95 just because I was really curious about it. I considder myself part of the Doom community and I'm into Source ports for quite some time now. I'm quite sure I have some old jHexen version(s) somewhere on my drive from the times where there was no doomsday or not jDoom at all. Sometime '99, I think. zDoom is the port I use most of the time now (even though developement of the DOS version seems to have stopped - <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( --> ). For Vavoom... I red that the author of this port is here at the forum as well. As you surely know, over at the zDoom forums, Vavoom is, well, not liked much. If I remember correctly, someone even declared it "the worst port since Legacy". While I do not share this point of view, Vavoom just is not my port. I've tried it on several machines and it never ran to my satisfaction. It's allways quite slow (sometimes not even that much faster than Quake Tenebrae on the same computer!) and the DOS port just keeps on crashing (might however be related to my OS of choice - FreeDOS). Apart from that (and the annoying graphic glitches) I think it really has potential. The lightning is nice and the fact that this port is the trailblazer for Strife support (Maybe Vavoom will also be the first to allow the Chex games as IWADs? <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> ) ... And of corse the fact that it is to be the engine for the Korax' team games will let me keep an eye on it.
Tue, 22 Jun 2004 21:36:26

leilei

Vavoom has it's own programming language interpreter, Vavoom C, that's why I like it <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> And that's also why I prefer Quake1 over 2 and 3. Oh and the strife support kicks ass too. I did try diving inth VC, it seems to be structured a bit Tribes-ish but I think I can handle it.

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