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Phobus

Sector Effect type 6 (Doom format mapping)... Also 15

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I've been mapping for... decades. Literally, more than one decade, at this point. How the hell have I only just noticed there is no Sector Effect 6 or 15? Any guesses why the numbers were skipped? Some kind of hint in the source code, or a function unused in Doom II?

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Interesting! It'd be good to have crushers in the map that don't require a line trigger, but an "ammo creator" is an unusual concept.

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Would be cool to plug your plasma gun into a wall and have unlimited ammo in a specific area! Like a stationary gun with more freedom of movement.

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I've noticed, whilst doing a bit of planning for some future work, that Line Actions 78 and 85 are undefined as well.

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9 hours ago, Phobus said:

I've noticed, whilst doing a bit of planning for some future work, that Line Actions 78 and 85 are undefined as well.

 

The Unofficial DOOM Specs Release v1.666 mentions this

 

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while Joe Pantuso's DOOM Game Editor book mentions

 

linetype 78 as

  • Retrigger_LightsToDimmestNear
  • Lowers light level to lowest adjacent level
  • Not used anywhere

 

and linetype 85 as

  • Retrigger_LwrFloorRaiseCeiling
  • this Linedef does nothing
  • Not used anywhere
Edited by Kappes Buur

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Lower Floor and Raise the Ceiling at the same time, eh? That'd have been good to see. I've used ZDoom to achieve that multiple times. I can't say we needed another light changing linedef... I'm struggling to find homes for all of the ones we've got!

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On lundi 26 août 2019 at 7:19 PM, SiMpLeToNiUm said:

Sounds similar to the ammo spawners from Skulltag invasion, maybe?

 

I imagine it was probably more like a sector where your ammo regenerates while you stand in it. Spawning items seems more involved than other sector effects are.

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17 minutes ago, Gez said:

 

I imagine it was probably more like a sector where your ammo regenerates while you stand in it. 

There are energy rechargers in Descent. Such a thing would only make sense in DOOM with the plasma cells, acting as battery superchargers.

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Take a room with a lot of crates, put an "ammo storage" sign, bam, verisimilitude preserved.

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