JIWadPatcher will patch any registered IWAD from DOOM, DOOM II, Final DOOM, Heretic, Hexen and Strife to the latest or any other official version.
Shareware IWADs cannot be patched as they can be downloaded for free. JIWadPatcher is released under the BSD license.
uses part of the jbdiff utility version 0.1.1, written by
Copyright 2005-2007 Joe Desbonnet available here.
Zipped jar and source code (MD5:3e8d32317c5dfa0a70b51edcbab45cb5).
registered IWADs are:
How to use:
Double-click the JIWadPatcher.jar or start it from the console with "java -jar JIWadPatcher.jar" to open a GUI.
Click the button and choose the IWAD you want to patch to the latest version. A message will tell you if the patching succeeded.
If you want to patch your IWAD from the console you would for example type "java -jar JIWadPatcher.jar C:\DOOM\DOOM.WAD".
Simply give the wad location as an argument and it will be patched to the latest version.
Patching your IWAD to a certain version is only possible from the console.
"java -jar JIWadPatcher.jar C:\DOOM2\DOOM2.WAD DOOM2_1666" will patch your DOOM2.WAD to version 1.666.
Possible versions are:
For more info about the different IWAD versions check the DOOM Wiki.Compilation and Jar packing:
Java 1.5 build with console only:
Use build15.bat to build a java 1.5 compatible jar.
If you want to do it by hand do the following steps:
Move to the src directory. Replace PatcherMain.java with PatcherMain15.java. Compile the code with "javac -source 1.5 -target 1.5 doom\*.java".
After that you can optionally move the .java source files out of the directory before packing the jar.
Pack the jar with "jar -cfm JIWadPatcher.jar Manifest.txt doom patches".
The JIWadPatcher.jar can also be used as a library for your own program.
Just import the jar in your code and call the patcher as shown in the main function in PatcherMain.java.
JIWadPatcher 1.0 (14 Jan 2010)
initial release.JIWadPatcher 1.0.1 (7 Feb 2010)
proper exception handling and error messages.JIWadPatcher 1.0.2 (27 May 2010)
GUI will use system look and feel automatically.
added java 1.5 compatible PatcherMain class (console only).
changed IWad.java to be java 1.5 compatible.
text area will scroll to the last message automatically now.
added plutonia anthology patch.