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Game Engine Black Book: Doom

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The paperback looks great, from a first excited flip-through.

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$ 0.77 profit per physical book copy is really horrible.

 

I wonder if itch.io would have been possible for the PWYW version. It seems that they have a 500 MB limit that can be raised to 2 GB.

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42 minutes ago, Manuel-K said:

$ 0.77 profit per physical book copy is really horrible.

 

I wonder if itch.io would have been possible for the PWYW version. It seems that they have a 500 MB limit that can be raised to 2 GB.

 

Please consider sending that suggestion to Fabien. I was wondering which publishers he had approached. I would have thought "no starch" would have been a good fit. 

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On 12/12/2018 at 10:23 PM, Jon said:

Please consider sending that suggestion to Fabien. I was wondering which publishers he had approached. I would have thought "no starch" would have been a good fit. 

I sent an email last Wednesday. Still no reply.

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maybe he meant "squashed by a door/platform" -- this is what "gibbing" internally means in the engine.

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1 hour ago, Revenant100 said:

Yes, 'tis a fine and informative black book and- wait a minute!

 

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He probably meant to talk about the pain elemental (when it's crushed).

Monsters like the pain elemental and the lost soul don't have reverse death animations programmed in the engine.

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On 12/13/2018 at 2:44 AM, InsanityBringer said:

Since Google kinda fucked up the ebook version of the book, Fabien is now doing a makeshift "Pay what you want" feature at his website. I'll probably indulge in it to hand him a little more money and get a better version.

I feel ashamed for not having a single dime to pay the man for his hard work. Bless him!

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1 hour ago, axdoomer said:

Monsters like the pain elemental and the lost soul don't have reverse death animations programmed in the engine. 

Lost Souls cannot be revived, but Pain Elementals absolutely can be resurrected by Arch-Viles through their RAISE state.

 

 

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I have been reading the PDF on my phone for a week or so and just placed an order on Amazon, it seems to be half off because I only paid about $25 USD so just a heads up to anyone who wants a deal.

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I finished this yesterday, I found it to be excellent overall.   I'm not a programmer, but enjoyed this immensely.  I highly recommend it to anyone who loves Doom, lived through the 90's era of gaming or dabbles in game design.

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Just got my copy in the post. I'll leave it at my office and read it (slowly) during lunch breaks, heh. Looking forward to it!

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