Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 990614
Request for Prboom-Plus doom engine.
Last modified: 2016-01-31 20:58:51 EST
Request for GPL Doom engine called Prboom-Plus 126.96.36.199
Sources are here
An example package for Mageia is here
maybe it can be adapted to fedora?
It has the following features over prboom
Better demo compatibility
Many more I cant remember right now, it is also still in development where prboom 2.5.0 seems to be dead.
I started thinking about that several moths ago. Unfortunately the prboom-plus engine introduces also some regressions and that's why I don't want to drop the current engine. I'll schedule some testing this month and we'll see.
Nah no need to replace the current package. It would be nice to have both :)
Could you tell me some of the regressions? maybe you could take them up with the author?
Most of the reason I want this is because the current Prboom does not have wide-screen modes and on my 16:9 screen its all distorted and stretched and then there is all the new features and bug fixes that enable bigger levels etc that can not be played on the current prboom.
Many thanks for your help
It was several months ago when I tested both engines in the local social and culture centre. I'm unsure if I remember the problems correctly, but I believe the plus engine started on both xinerama screens, so that it was too wide and split by the distance between both displays and it somehow resulted in no HW acceleration and too low framerate. That consequently caused keyboard control lockups and delays. I was even unable to quit the engine and it was impossible to switch that xinerama feature off and that made me angry. I finally uninstalled the package and returned back to the non-plus engine.
prboom-plus-188.8.131.52-2.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
prboom-plus-184.108.40.206-2.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
prboom-plus-220.127.116.11-2.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository.
prboom-plus-18.104.22.168-3.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
prboom-plus-22.214.171.124-3.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Thanks very much for responding to my request, I have tried the package on fedora 20 beta and its running fine I have tried all of the options and they work correctly, and I have tried all compatible wads (doom1/doom2/final dooms) and they also work as normal.
I just submitted a new update that satisfies rpmlint. Could you please re-test with prboom-plus-126.96.36.199-3 and leave karma in bodhi?
seems libmad is missing as i cant play wads (extra levels) that contain MP3's, and also portmidi is missing.
could this be fixed please? many thanks.
Regarding the MP3 stuff ... I was expecting this question. This cannot be fixed due to the libmad licensing. The library has been removed from Rawhide and F20.
Someone should convert all the MP3 sounds to OGGs and edit the WADs so that they contain OGG sounds only.
I'll look at the portmidi stuff and let you know.
Thanks for letting me know.
And here's the fairy tale ... http://www.mp3-tech.org/patents.html
The MP3 stuff is still protected by 10 US patents and the latest will expire in 4 years ... in April 2017.
So ... it seems we have to wait a bit :]
prboom-plus-188.8.131.52-2.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.
prboom-plus-184.108.40.206-2.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.
prboom-plus-220.127.116.11-3.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
prboom-plus-18.104.22.168-3.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.