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Historically compatible Hexen engine.

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chocolate-hexen - historically compatible Hexen engine


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Chocolate Hexen is a port of Raven Software's 1995 game "Hexen" that aims to behave as similar to the original DOS version of Hexen as possible.


-artiskip Don't allow artifacts to be used when the run key is held down. -cdrom [windows only] Save configuration data and savegames in c:\hexndata, allowing play from CD. -config <file> Load main configuration from the specified file, instead of the default. -dumpsubstconfig <filename> Read all MIDI files from loaded WAD files, dump an example substitution music con‐ fig file to the specified filename and quit. -extraconfig <file> Load additional configuration from the specified file, instead of the default. -file <files> Load the specified PWAD files. -iwad <file> Specify an IWAD file to use. -loadgame <s> Load the game in savegame slot s. -mb <mb> Specify the heap size, in MiB (default 16). -mmap Use the OS's virtual memory subsystem to map WAD files directly into memory. -nomonsters Disable monsters. -nomusic Disable music. -nosfx Disable sound effects. -nosound Disable all sound output. -ravpic Take screenshots when F1 is pressed. -respawn Monsters respawn after being killed. -savedir <directory> Specify a path from which to load and save games. If the directory does not exist then it will automatically be created. -scripts <path> Development option to specify path to level scripts. -skill <skill> Set the game skill, 1-5 (1: easiest, 5: hardest). A skill of 0 disables all mon‐ sters.


-setmem <version> Specify DOS version to emulate for NULL pointer dereference emulation. Supported versions are: dos622, dos71, dosbox. The default is to emulate DOS 7.1 (Windows 98). -v10override If provided, the check for the v1.0 IWAD file is disabled, even though it will almost certainly cause the game to crash.


-demoextend Record or playback a demo without automatically quitting after either level exit or player respawn. -longtics Record or playback a demo with high resolution turning. -maxdemo <size> Specify the demo buffer size (KiB) -playdemo <demo> Play back the demo named demo.lmp. -shortticfix Smooth out low resolution turning when recording a demo. -strictdemos When recording or playing back demos, disable any extensions of the vanilla demo format - record demos as vanilla would do, and play back demos as vanilla would do. -timedemo <demo> Play back the demo named demo.lmp, determining the framerate of the screen.


-1 Don't scale up the screen. Implies -window. -2 Double up the screen to 2x its normal size. Implies -window. -3 Double up the screen to 3x its normal size. Implies -window. -fullscreen Run in fullscreen mode. -geometry <WxY> Specify the dimensions of the window. Implies -window. -height <y> Specify the screen height, in pixels. Implies -window. -noblit Disable blitting the screen. -nograbmouse Don't grab the mouse when running in windowed mode. -nomouse Disable the mouse. -width <x> Specify the screen width, in pixels. Implies -window. -window Run in a window.


-autojoin Automatically search the local LAN for a multiplayer server and join it. -class <n> Specify player class: 0=fighter, 1=cleric, 2=mage, 3=pig. -connect <address> Connect to a multiplayer server running on the given address. -deathmatch Start a deathmatch game. -dup <n> Reduce the resolution of the game by a factor of n, reducing the amount of network bandwidth needed. -extratics <n> Send n extra tics in every packet as insurance against dropped packets. -newsync Use new network client sync code rather than the classic sync code. This is cur‐ rently disabled by default because it has some bugs. -nodes <n> Autostart the netgame when n nodes (clients) have joined the server. -port <n> Use the specified UDP port for communications, instead of the default (2342). -privateserver When running a server, don't register with the global master server. Implies -server. -randclass In deathmatch mode, change a player's class each time the player respawns. -server Start a multiplayer server, listening for connections. -servername <name> When starting a network server, specify a name for the server. -solo-net Start the game playing as though in a netgame with a single player. This can also be used to play back single player netgame demos. -timer <n> For multiplayer games: exit each level after n minutes.


-aa <files> Equivalent to "-af <files> -as <files>". -af <files> Simulates the behavior of NWT's -af option, merging flats into the main IWAD direc‐ tory. Multiple files may be specified. -as <files> Simulates the behavior of NWT's -as option, merging sprites into the main IWAD directory. Multiple files may be specified. -deh <files> Load the given dehacked patch(es) -merge <files> Simulates the behavior of deutex's -merge option, merging a PWAD into the main IWAD. Multiple files may be specified. -nocheats Ignore cheats in dehacked files. -nwtmerge <files> Simulates the behavior of NWT's -merge option. Multiple files may be specified.


To play, an IWAD file is needed. This is a large file containing all of the levels, graph‐ ics, sound effects, music and other material that make up the game. IWAD files are named according to the game; the standard names are: doom.wad, doom1.wad, doom2.wad, tnt.wad, plutonia.wad Doom, Doom II, Final Doom heretic.wad, heretic1.wad, hexen.wad, strife1.wad Heretic, Hexen and Strife (commercial Doom engine games). hacx.wad, chex.wad Hacx and Chex Quest - more obscure games based on the Doom engine. freedm.wad, freedoom1.wad, freedoom2.wad The Freedoom open content IWAD files. The following directory paths are searched in order to find an IWAD: Current working directory Any IWAD files found in the current working directory will be used in preference to IWADs found in any other directories. DOOMWADDIR This environment variable can be set to contain a path to a single directory in which to look for IWAD files. This environment variable is supported by most Doom source ports. DOOMWADPATH This environment variable, if set, can contain a colon-separated list of directo‐ ries in which to look for IWAD files, or alternatively full paths to specific IWAD files. $HOME/.local/share/games/doom Writeable directory in the user's home directory. The path can be overridden using the XDG_DATA_HOME environment variable (see the XDG Base Directory Specification). /usr/local/share/games/doom, /usr/share/games/doom System-wide locations that can be accessed by all users. The path /usr/share/games/doom is a standard path that is supported by most Doom source ports. These paths can be overridden using the XDG_DATA_DIRS environment variable (see the XDG Base Directory Specification). The above can be overridden on a one-time basis by using the -iwad command line parameter to provide the path to an IWAD file to use. This parameter can also be used to specify the name of a particular IWAD to use from one of the above paths. For example, '-iwad doom.wad' will search the above paths for the file doom.wad to use.


This section describes environment variables that control Chocolate Hexen's behavior. DOOMWADDIR, DOOMWADPATH See the section, IWAD SEARCH PATHS above. PCSOUND_DRIVER When running in PC speaker sound effect mode, this environment variable specifies a PC speaker driver to use for sound effect playback. Valid options are "Linux" for the Linux console mode driver, "BSD" for the NetBSD/OpenBSD PC speaker driver, and "SDL" for SDL-based emulated PC speaker playback (using the digital output). OPL_DRIVER When using OPL MIDI playback, this environment variable specifies an OPL backend driver to use. Valid options are "SDL" for an SDL-based software emulated OPL chip, "Linux" for the Linux hardware OPL driver, and "OpenBSD" for the OpenBSD/Net‐ BSD hardware OPL driver. Generally speaking, a real hardware OPL chip sounds better than software emulation; however, modern machines do not often include one. If present, it may still require extra work to set up and elevated security privileges to access.


$HOME/.local/share/chocolate-doom/hexen.cfg The main configuration file for Chocolate Hexen. See hexen.cfg(5). $HOME/.local/share/chocolate-doom/chocolate-hexen.cfg Extra configuration values that are specific to Chocolate Hexen and not present in Vanilla Hexen. See chocolate-hexen.cfg(5).


chocolate-doom(6), chocolate-heretic(6), chocolate-server(6), chocolate-setup(6)


Chocolate Hexen is part of the Chocolate Doom project, written and maintained by Simon Howard. It is based on the Hexen source code, released by Raven Software.
Copyright © id Software Inc. Copyright © Raven Software Inc. Copyright © 2005-2013 Simon Howard. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU Gen‐ eral Public License <>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
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