MAPINFO (Hexen)

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MAPINFO is a definition language originally introduced by Hexen.

Note: This language is entirely separate to and should not be confused with, the DED Map Info definition type.

Dialects

Since it's introduction in Hexen, the MAPINFO definition language has seen many extensions and expanded syntaxes in other Doom source ports. These extensions have resulted in a set of somewhat conflicting "dialects".

Hexen

Support for the Hexen dialect of MAPINFO was extended to all supported games as of Doomsday version 1.15 (by translating these definitions into DED format at runtime).

All features in this dialect are available in all supported games, with the exception of hubs; which are currently limited to Hexen.

ZDoom

The ZDoom dialect of MAPINFO is detected so that it can be gracefully ignored. If encountered, unsupported features in foreign dialects result in warnings being logged (and if enabled, Alerts).

See also

  • DED
  • MAPINFO - DoomWiki article describing format specifics.