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Shadowmaker

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This is my first attempt on making an Invasion map, hopefully it meets up to standards and expectations of a traditional invasion game. This map contains seven waves, in which the player will have to fight through mounds of demons and hellspawn. To spice the waves up a bit, I have included different music to play through every few waves. Moreover, this is a contribution submission to Zandronum's Community project: Invasion Unleashed [ https://zandronum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=43155#p43155 ]

Furthermore, I will note that the light house - isn't exactly the way I imagined. The light house just doesn't seem like a light house without some sort of halo or a strong indication of the source hosting an actual light. When the player is in side the light house, the point light is enough to demonstrate that the light house's light source is active, but from a-far - it isn't as it is simply way too dark. There has to be a better way to make the light house actually seem like a light house, but I am unsure as to how. If anyone has a solution, feel free to make it happen.

In addition, do note that the SkullTag Resources is required to play this map. With that said, the load order has to be specific. Load Order must be the following: SkullTag_Contents.pk3 shdwmkr.pk3 The link to the SkullTag Resources is provided below under "Other files required".

Why is this map called Shadowmaker? Primarily from this song by Apocalyptica: Shadowmaker [ https://youtu.be/MtUU5AP4XZg ]



VIDEO RENDERER NOTES ------------------------- OpenGL _IS_ required when playing this map. This map utilizes dynamic lighting as a source for lights and effects, as well as 3D Slopped Floors.



PERFORMANCE NOTES ------------------------- This map might be rather resource and rendering intensive on various systems abroad. Here is a few Console Variables that could help a bit by disabling some special features based on the Zandronum [GZDoom] engine: Line Mirrors (Software Renderer) R_DrawMirrors [True|False] Line Mirrors (OpenGL Renderer) GL_Mirrors [True|False] Sector Reflections GL_Plane_Reflection [True|False] Dynamic Lights GL_Lights [True|False] Render translucency effects R_DrawTrans [True|False] Toggle Rendering Precision GL_Render_Precise [True|False]


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  • File Reviews

    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Classic funny little skin, still used in servers to this day so I think it deserves some love.   I like that the voice clip says “WHERE ARE A MY PANTS?”
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      More an exercise in 3-d artwork than a game. Just someone's bedroom with a HK in a tiny lobby outside the door, and a Caco in a tiny yard outside the window. A BFG and Invisibilty Sphere are also in the yard but you can't get out there. I think the name is a clue - maybe this was the start of a bigger level, then abandoned. He ought to have allowed it as a base for development.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Starts with all monsters with their backs to you, and you might as well leave it that way and just listen to the music. One big rectangular room with no finish switch. They couldn't even make the rectangle properly - freehand I guess. Kill the monsters if you want, it's easy.    
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Superb firework display of thousands of fireballs seeming in slow motion because of the vastness - mostly avoidable as they land where you were ages ago; but worth playing just to see it. A HUGE square surrounded by tiers with hundreds of imps and a few others, plus a blockhouse you can enter first to collect ammo.  Fighting through the hundreds of monsters when you get onto the tiers is another matter, overwhelming at UV. I cheated to finish so at least I could review.  Some HOM bugs.
    • By CountArchvile · Posted
      Terrence For fucks sake...
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