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NiTROACTiVE

Any Software That Takes Pictures Of Doom Maps?

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For some time, I have been using SLADE v3.0.2 to save map images of maps from Doom WADs that I feature in my Doom WAD playthrough videos on YouTube. However, I was wondering if there was a more simpler software that takes pictures of Doom maps. I could use the latest version of Slade3, but still, any ideas?

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There are two ways to take screenshots of DOOM maps from within GZDBBF, GZDB or DBX

 

1. Save Screenshot (F10 or Ctrl+F10)

 

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2. Automap Mode and Ctrl+F10

 

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or external apps, like:

 

MWSnap

XnView

IrfanView

 

Edited by Kappes Buur

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So, there is this Tool, called Automapper. Yet, it seems a bit barebones. Then there‘s also WAD2SVG, although I never got this to work properly. 

 

Other than that I am not aware of any nice renderers for Doom maps. I would love to have a tool like this, which can export a proper .pdf / .ai vector file and maybe has options such as different color schemes, line thickness, etc. 

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You've got omgifol's drawmaps.py script. It and SLADE are what the Doom Wiki uses.

 

There's also NASTY if you want a much fancier rendering.

 

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Addendum to my post above:

 

At times it may be desirable to have a screenshot of a map without the bounding linedefs.

For example:

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This can be done easily with GZDB or GZDBBF.

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This also works with DB2 or DBX, but those lack the facility to not render the grid.

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When it comes to saving map images with Slade v3.1.4, how can I edit the options for how map images are saved? For example, let's say I wanted to save the images with white backgrounds, without thing spots, as well as 800x600 dimensions. How can I do that?

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5 hours ago, NiTROACTiVE said:

When it comes to saving map images with Slade v3.1.4, how can I edit the options for how map images are saved? For example, let's say I wanted to save the images with white backgrounds, without thing spots, as well as 800x600 dimensions. How can I do that?

 

What you can do in Slade3 is fairly limited, yet may be enough for your purposes.

But the Slade WIKI has this to say.

 

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@Kappes Buur Oh, now this is an interesting find! So you can change color schemes and line thickness. That's very great. Thank you really much.

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