If it doesn't work well in Dos, use Rebirth or XL?

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What port do you recommend most for non-XL levels that don't perform well in Dos?

Always Rebirth
3
50%
Always XL
1
17%
Rebirth for D1, XL for D2
0
No votes
XL for D1, Rebirth for D2
0
No votes
It depends (and, at least not primarily, on which game the level is for)
1
17%
I don't play levels I can't play under Dos
1
17%
 
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If it doesn't work well in Dos, use Rebirth or XL?

Post by kakhome1 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:17 am

Which do you prefer using for (non-XL) levels that don't run very well (or not at all) in Dos? (If you run all levels through a port regardless, please just select whichever one you'd recommend when Dos actually isn't even an option.)
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Re: If it doesn't work well in Dos, use Rebirth or XL?

Post by LightWolf » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:30 am

I mainly use Rebirth, but that's simply because I have for a while. Before that, I was a big D2X-XL user. I still use XL sometimes. It really depends on what you are trying to do. I'd recommend trying a few levels of First/Counterstrike in both (and toying around with XL's options) and deciding based on that.
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Re: If it doesn't work well in Dos, use Rebirth or XL?

Post by kakhome1 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:48 am

How can I most quickly set XL's ini file and options to best match Dos? (The pured2 toggle is broken.) Also XL keeps flashing the number of points I earned after killing a robot in the middle of the screen.

As for D1 in XL, how do I set that up?
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Re: If it doesn't work well in Dos, use Rebirth or XL?

Post by LightWolf » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:45 pm

How to set up XL to best match DOS? It's been a little while...
I'm not sure if you can change the points mid-screen thing. In "Misc" (I believe?) settings, you may be able to fix both of these things after setting "Expert Mode" to full then going on a wild goose chase all over the options to perfect everything to an acceptable degree.

You set up D1 in XL the same way you do D2: Copy all needed files to the "Data" folder.
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Re: If it doesn't work well in Dos, use Rebirth or XL?

Post by kakhome1 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:06 pm

So...is there anything you (or anyone else) remember(s) regarding setting XL up to match Dos best?
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Re: If it doesn't work well in Dos, use Rebirth or XL?

Post by Alter-Fox » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:00 pm

I'm an XL cub but you knew that already. I use it cause I like the explosion (and other, lesser) effects though, so I can't help with your question.
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