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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 Lol 6 · Posted
      Neither bad nor amazing. Giving it 4 stars because I actually enjoyed it
    • By Endless · Posted
      Cute, awesome and quite solid! Little map with a lot to pack. Would love to see a megawad or episode mapset in this style
    • By Denim Destroyer · Posted
      Picture this: you are playing a community project megawad and are still within the first ten levels. Some of the levels you have already played are fun but then you arrive here. Nothing bad or good and is over before you know it. The perfect level between two good levels in a megawad.
      Vanillic Acid is not part of a megawad or even a level set but exhibits all of the characteristics of a filler level. It has all the base characteristics of a Doom level and fails to do anything interesting with it. This level isn't bad but in the ocean of idgames why bother taking the time to play this one?
    • By Argenteo · Posted
      Awesome midis. Some maps appear to be filler? I don't dislike them. I like to take breaths. My absolute favorite is Procustes Chambers (24). Replayed and re-enjoyed again. Great music!
    • By Summer Deep · Posted
      Very worthwhile map, starts out pretty tough, then becomes more manageable, but always challenging enough. Plenty of chaingunners, Barons, Revenants etc, but the big two are absent. All it really needs is a bit more of a 'big bang' ending.
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