Simply Silly Software presents
³ HFDE/h : Hack of A Famous Doom Editor - HERETIC edition ³
P U B L I C B E T A
What is HFDE/h?
HFDE/h is a full featured PWAD editor for id Software's HERETIC based
on DEU 5.1-5.2 by Ralphael Quinet and Brendon J. Wyber. Basicly I took
DEU 5.2, and hacked it; giving it a brand new interface, some new
features, and of course support of heretic.
Since DEU is the most powerfull editor available, I picked it to work
with. Originally HFDE (the DOOM registered version) was designed for
my own use, hence the interface is how I like it.
Why a Public Beta?
Two reasons. First, you the public needed a GOOD Heretic editor, and
this one is the best. Second, it's the best way to test something this
huge. But WARNING: It's still a beta. This means there are sure to
be bugs, mistakes, spelling errors, etc.
It also means that some stuff isn't in yet (the full revision tracking
stuff comes to mind) so it might be a good idea to backup frequently.
For the most part, it's just like DEU (in fact, if you press ENTER with
an object selected, you go to the DEU menu structure). Several new
REVISION TRACKING: When turned on in the .INI file, HFDEH will
automatcily keep backup copies of your PWAD. This makes recovery from
mistakes very simple.
STAIRS FROM SECTORS COMMAND: You can quickly create stairs just by
drawing some sectors, and then chaining the together. Remember, when
selecting the sectors, start at the top of the stairs and work DOWN.
NEW INTERFACE: Press F1 to see how it works. I think you will like
AUTO SPLIT SECTOR: When you create a linedef that splits a sector,
HFDEH will automaticly split that sector.
BETTER SUPPORT FOR SECTORS INSIDE A SECTOR: With the previous versions
of the editor engine (HFDE, HFDE2) it had problems when working with
sectors inside a sector. I think I got them all fixed.
If you happen to find a bug, please send a little EMAIL message to
Josephw@ramp.com. In the subject field, please put HFDE error so it
will automaticly get tossed.
Simply Silly Software