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>What the fuck is this?
Only some of the best PC games ever made. We will be beating the campaigns of three different games over the course of three different nights.
>That's fucking awesome. What games are we playing?
You didn't look at my glorious APNG I spent weeks crafting in Paint? Each game will have at least 30 minutes to get acclimated and to join up before starting at 3:30pm Eastern Standard Time. A quick note on the latter two games, there will be a two hour testing period for both games on Friday from 1pm to 3pm as well and another testing period at the same times on their respective days. I request that you participate in them to make sure everything works. Make sure you know what times these are in your timezone. We will possibly play through them more than once depending on how quickly they are completed.<Friday: Doom I & II as well as some fun WADs
It's fucking cooperative Doom. I don't have to explain shit.<Saturday: Sven Co-op
This was a pain in the ass to set up, so come on and play and make me happy. No steamfags allowed because I don't want to explain how to set things up and I don't want people slowing down the server downloading files they likely do not have.<Sunday: Deus Ex
That's right, the entire campaign is playable thanks to one, somewhat unstable mod. This isn't the cleanest experience, in fact it will be awful if it's your first playthrough, but also extremely fun. I recommend that you play the game single-player first if you haven't already, though.
>What do I download
I assembled everything you should need at the following link. It is encrypted by a Vigenere cipher because it's a good casual filter. The link decryption key for this board is wewlad
and the key for the 7zip archive is happychanukkah
>How do I install?
Download the package. I'm not going to bother separating them because this is an untested format for a gamenight and I want to control as much of the expected issues as I can. It's 1.84gb download if you were concerned about size. Included is:<Zandronum installer for Windows + x86 and x64 archives for Linux, along with doom.wad, doom2.wad, and of course Chex Quest<Sven Co-op with Half-Life, Blue Shift, and Opposing Force maps, client files for RevEmu, and a model package<Deus Ex GOTY Edition GOG installer with HX mod and modern renderers for Windows and possibly Linux that will improve performance and arguably visualsDOOM>Install the version correlating to your operating system>Create a new directory and put doom.wad and doom2.wad in it>Point Zandronum to said directory if it doesn't do so automatically>Join the server and Wadseeker will download everything you needSVEN CO-OP>Extract the game archive>Extract Playermodel Pack to .\Sven Co-op\svencoop>Put all contents of the client folder into the Sven Co-op root folder (where svencoop.exe is located)>Create a shortcut for revemu and add svencoop.exe at the end of the target line>Start the game through the shortcut>Connect to server via consoleDEUS EX>Run the GOG installer>Merge the system folder in HX with the system folder in your installation>Open deusex.ini, hit Ctrl+H, and replace the first gamespy you find with deusexnetwork>Launch the game via HX>Check the server browser>Stick with the prod<Optional: To use modern renderers, drop the contents of your chosen renderer in the system folder of Deus Ex. Edit both deusex.ini and hx.ini by inserting your renderer of choice under [Engine.Engine] at the variable GameRenderDevice or, if it's the first time you're starting the game, select which renderer you want to use. The developer of the dx11 extension put in a watermark that can be removed by changing the variable SupportMETextEnabled from True to False in the same .ini files. Game will have to be ran at least once before to see this.PSA for Linuxfags
All three games have worked in the past according to secondary sources, but I didn't get any Linux testers unfortunately. Please use this thread for any experimenting if you have troubles.
>This sounds like it'll be a clusterfuck. Are you going to ruin Christmas?
Don't worry. Jedi Academy will be hosted immediately afterwards by some0ne much more competent.