Invisible Weapons and Monsters?

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dotherightthing
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Invisible Weapons and Monsters?

Post by dotherightthing » 02.01.2006 16:08

I'm new to DooM demos, and have run into a little (actually sort of big) problem.

Demos work fine, and I have Ultimate Doom (doom.wad).
BUT weapons like the BFG 9000 and plasma gun are invisible!  It's like I'm using a shareware wad, but I know I'm not because I can play all 4 episodes.  Also, some monsters are invisible, but the blood wounds are visible when they are being shot.

I am using prboom to play the demos.

It's probably just something dumb, but I'd really appreciate some tips.

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Re: Invisible Weapons and Monsters?

Post by Opulent » 03.01.2006 08:52

lots of variables here.  Can't say I've ever seen that.
Prboom crashes out (AFAIK) if it cannot find a resource...
things to try:
1) an earlier version of PrBoom (like 2.02).
2) verify that your Iwad is the correct size; perhaps you have modified some of the lumps.
3) delete your prboom.cfg file.
4) try eternity (another source port)
5) try glboom.exe instead of prboom(opengl renderer)
6) perhaps specifying the Iwad is necessary in the command-line: eg. prboom -iwad doom.wad -playdemo n1m4-001
gl.

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dotherightthing
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Re: Invisible Weapons and Monsters?

Post by dotherightthing » 03.01.2006 13:36

OK. I tried eternity and glboom, and there's no change.  A curious thing to note is that the "invisible" weapons are not quite invisible.  I can see shadowy transparent outlines of where they are supposed to be located.

I found that the invisible weapons are visible in episode 3 and 4 demos.  However, in episodes 1 and 2, they rarely show.

And the "invisible monster" turns out to be spectres.:P  Stupid me, I guess that's what happens when you're a n00b.

I hope there's no such thing as invisible special weapons in the game too?  (I know what the invisibility powerup does, so it's NOT that.)

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dotherightthing
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Re: Invisible Weapons and Monsters?

Post by dotherightthing » 03.01.2006 13:41

Problem solved, I found my old 486 machine and took the WAD off there.

Thanks for helping out a dumb n00b.

Have a happy 2oo6!