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Old 06-23-2008, 04:02 PM   #1
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Doom2 cd (mac version)


I have an old Doom 2 cd I picked up at a second hand store the other day for a buck. It's "For the Macintosh" and can't seem to mount it on my pc. Either the cd is no good (even though it doesn't have scratch on it) or I'm using the wrong file system. Do mac cds not use iso9660? Perhaps someone would be kind enough to tell me what I can do to mount this thing.
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:03 PM   #2
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I have an old Doom 2 cd I picked up at a second hand store the other day for a buck. It's "For the Macintosh" and can't seem to mount it on my pc. Either the cd is no good (even though it doesn't have scratch on it) or I'm using the wrong file system. Do mac cds not use iso9660? Perhaps someone would be kind enough to tell me what I can do to mount this thing.
Thanks in advance
Did you try to mount with "mount -t hfs"? I think old macs used HFS, but I am not sure if the same applies to CD's. I think you know this already, but you probably won't get the game to install in Linux. If you manage to mount the CD, all you really want are the "WAD" files and use a Linux binary for Doom with those WAD's.

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Old 06-23-2008, 05:14 PM   #3
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It seems every OS that deals with CDs used their own variations of iso9660. You might recall that some CDs were made for BOTH WinDuhs and Mac and each system would see an entirely different set of data on the same CD. I'd forgotten all the details (hey, that was ~13 years ago!) but Google may help you dredge up some history lessons - try searching for tips on how to create CDs for "Windows95 and Mac". I think you can mount/view either on Linux though - but then again might just be delusional.
 
Old 06-23-2008, 07:00 PM   #4
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Did you try to mount with "mount -t hfs"? I think old macs used HFS, but I am not sure if the same applies to CD's. I think you know this already, but you probably won't get the game to install in Linux.
Duh! I didn't build my kernel with HSF support. Gonna head off the the kernel constuction yard in a second and compile away.

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If you manage to mount the CD, all you really want are the "WAD" files and use a Linux binary for Doom with those WAD's.
Yes the wads are what I'm after.My original cd was stolen way before ID opensourced Doom and just want to check out some of the 3d stuff out there.

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(hey, that was ~13 years ago!)
Has it really been that long?Darn I'm old.

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You might recall that some CDs were made for BOTH WinDuhs and Mac and each system would see an entirely different set of data on the same CD.
Can't believe I'd forgotten that.I feel even older now.

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but Google may help you dredge up some history lessons - try searching for tips on how to create CDs for "Windows95 and Mac"
I tried a few different search strings on Google earlier but the "create cds" is one I didn't think about.
Thanks for the replies guys.
 
Old 06-23-2008, 09:27 PM   #5
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It was hfs and I got my wad file.

Lol the cd has quicktime 2 on it along with dos upgrades (go figure).

Thanks again guys.
 
Old 06-24-2008, 12:13 AM   #6
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It was hfs and I got my wad file.

Lol the cd has quicktime 2 on it along with dos upgrades (go figure).

Thanks again guys.
Awesome. Thanks for the reply Reboant. I was actually guessing( and that is pretty much all I do here, lol) about hfs , but from now one I can actually recommend this to others.

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