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Music/Sound on Windows Vista/7
Due to some changes in Windows Vista and Windows 7, midi music can no longer be turned down independently of sound volume. Unfortunately for the time being, the only way to be able to turn music down while keeping your sounds is to turn music off entirely.
To do this, go into the Odamex Launcher, goto file > settings and find the box at the bottom that says "Extra Command Line Arguments". In that box, put in "-nomusic" without quotations.
The other option to get music working properly is to install Freepats:
1) Download freepats-*.zip (where * indicates latest date) 2) Unzip into C:\TIMIDITY 3) Rename crude.cfg to timidity.cfg 4) Run Odamex
Another option is to ignore sdl_mixer and use Portmidi, which is now the default sound playback system on Windows
WADs and directories
Odamex looks for wads in the following order:
- Commandline -waddir parameter
- DOOMWADDIR environment variable
- Working directory
- Program directory
Make sure at least one of those has the wads you want to use. You can also specify semicolon (";") delimetered lists of paths in either the commandline or in DOOMWADDIR.
Odamex will also autodetect iwads that are installed from an official retail installation, whether from floppy disk, CD, internet purchase from id software, or the Steam releases of Doom.