Talk:Using ZIPs as WAD replacement

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In his update, TheDarkArchon wrote: "If I'm getting this right, doesn't the /patches/ directiory do what P_START/END do in WADs?"

Sort of. The previous wording was correct in that this is for graphics referenced by PNAMES. Traditionally, these are found between P_START/P_P_END markers, but they are not required in a wad. I leave the decision as to whether or not it's important for the average user to know this distinction up to someone else. -Randy Heit 16:53, 17 October 2007 (CDT)

I see some inconsistency here. Below the table it says "(Note: Any lump found in the root directory is added to the global namespace.)" while below that it says "Any file not in one of the reserved directories is not added to the WAD directory and can only be used by code that looks for full path names. Currently that is only the music code but it will be gradually extended so that everything that references a lump name can do it." now which one is it going to be? Will files in the directory root be picked up as lumps or not?

--CodeImp 11:00, 2 January 2009 (UTC)