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[[File:DOOM-IT UI.png|thumb|right|DOOM-IT being used to browse the Master Levels list.]]
 
'''DOOM-IT''' is a frontend [[GUI launcher|launcher]] program bundled with MS-DOS releases of the [[Master Levels for Doom II]]. Created by [[Chris Badger]], the program presents a [[Wikipedia:Text-based user interface|text-based user interface]] that can be used to browse through and launch the master levels. The UI presents various information about each WAD file, including which level(s) a WAD file replaces, and a preview of the associated text file with additional information about its contents.
 
'''DOOM-IT''' is a frontend [[GUI launcher|launcher]] program bundled with MS-DOS releases of the [[Master Levels for Doom II]]. Created by [[Chris Badger]], the program presents a [[Wikipedia:Text-based user interface|text-based user interface]] that can be used to browse through and launch the master levels. The UI presents various information about each WAD file, including which level(s) a WAD file replaces, and a preview of the associated text file with additional information about its contents.
  
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== Features ==
 
== Features ==
 
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[[File:DOOM-IT Configuration.png|thumb|right|DOOM-IT allows various game options to be configured before launch.]]
 
* Keyboard or mouse-driven text UI.
 
* Keyboard or mouse-driven text UI.
* Allows launching single-player, model, serial or IPX network games.
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* Allows launching single-player, or modem, serial or IPX [[multiplayer]] games.
 
* Phone book feature for storing up to 10 phone numbers for dial-up play.
 
* Phone book feature for storing up to 10 phone numbers for dial-up play.
 
* Multiple WADs can be selected to be loaded together, allowing levels to be combined with graphics and sound replacement WADs.
 
* Multiple WADs can be selected to be loaded together, allowing levels to be combined with graphics and sound replacement WADs.
 
* Quick search feature allows a favorite WAD to be jumped to by typing its filename.
 
* Quick search feature allows a favorite WAD to be jumped to by typing its filename.
 
* Preview window shows the contents of WAD text files, with the ability to expand full-screen to read the full text file.
 
* Preview window shows the contents of WAD text files, with the ability to expand full-screen to read the full text file.
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== Master Levels Menu Interface ==
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The [[Master_Levels_for_Doom_II#Master_Levels_Menu_Interface|Master Levels Menu Interface]] is a WAD for ZDoom-compatible ports that presents a text UI similar to DOOM-IT (albeit with a different look and feel). Since DOOM-IT is a DOS-based 16-bit programa and will not run on recent versions of Windows (or other OSes), this provides a convenient alternative for modern machines.
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== See also ==
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* [[Master Levels for Doom II]]
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* [[Setup program]]
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* [[DeathManager!]]
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==External links==
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* {{idgames|file=utils/frontends/doomit71|title=DOOM-IT v7.1}} (shareware version)
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* {{idgames|file=utils/frontends/doomitp2|title=DOOM-IT v6.7 registered upgrade patch}}
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* {{idgames|file=utils/frontends/dpatch80|title=DOOM-IT v8.0 registered upgrade patch}}
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[[Category:Launchers]]

Latest revision as of 00:29, 12 October 2020

DOOM-IT being used to browse the Master Levels list.

DOOM-IT is a frontend launcher program bundled with MS-DOS releases of the Master Levels for Doom II. Created by Chris Badger, the program presents a text-based user interface that can be used to browse through and launch the master levels. The UI presents various information about each WAD file, including which level(s) a WAD file replaces, and a preview of the associated text file with additional information about its contents.

The UI is also used for Maximum Doom, also included on the Master Levels CD; it performs a similar role of allowing users to browse through the collection and try different WAD files.

Features[edit]

DOOM-IT allows various game options to be configured before launch.
  • Keyboard or mouse-driven text UI.
  • Allows launching single-player, or modem, serial or IPX multiplayer games.
  • Phone book feature for storing up to 10 phone numbers for dial-up play.
  • Multiple WADs can be selected to be loaded together, allowing levels to be combined with graphics and sound replacement WADs.
  • Quick search feature allows a favorite WAD to be jumped to by typing its filename.
  • Preview window shows the contents of WAD text files, with the ability to expand full-screen to read the full text file.

Master Levels Menu Interface[edit]

The Master Levels Menu Interface is a WAD for ZDoom-compatible ports that presents a text UI similar to DOOM-IT (albeit with a different look and feel). Since DOOM-IT is a DOS-based 16-bit programa and will not run on recent versions of Windows (or other OSes), this provides a convenient alternative for modern machines.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]