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Revenant100

Doom 2 Minor Sprite Fixing Project - v1.9 Release (updated 1/27/18)

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This is looking pretty neat, I like these kind of enhancements. Never realized how much some of the characters jitter when they go through certain sequences, heh

Just one thing though, in the first revenant pic in this thread, those three gray pixels I believe are actually chopped off from the guns on a previous frame for the revenant. Not sure which one though. (And I can't remember offhand where this discovery got made)

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Yes, I meant money for the re-releases.

Anyway this look like a good stuff.
I hardly notice these things when I play, mainly because all that fighting and carnage which is usualy happening in the game.
The point is that when you conbine all these fixes together, then it might improve overall *smoothines* on screen, especialy these animation changes.

What about compability? Can you think about any posible conflicts with popular mods? is it safe to use with brightmaps mods and such?

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I looked at the pics and I was surprised to see these small errors.

I'm definitley going to download this.

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something that always bothered me was the cyberdemon's feet moving around in the death animation

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Ahh man! I wanted to do this myself but I never got to it. Thank you very much!!

Do you mind if I use it in my own Doom projects?

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if i remember correctly I think the burning barrel and some of the torches jiggle around a little when they animate. I'll have to check up on that to make sure though.

EDIT: nevermind, I think that's the sourceport I use that makes the sprites jiggle a little when they animate. One thing that does bother me though, is that some parts of the flames (especially in the center) on the short firesticks and on the lost souls look exactly the same on each frame, while the outsides of the flame animate a little more vividly. It's not exactly an error as much as it is a cosmetic thing that I take issue with.

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There was a project doing all these and more some time ago and, instead of releasing what was done, AFAIK, it was just allowed to rot and die. Kind of a shame to see people continuing to have to re-duplicate these efforts over and over.

Either way, don't forget to cure the WolfSS's purple crotchspot disease.

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Gez said:

I actually just restored the Baron's cut walking rotation sprites from alpha 0.2. This is more-or-less functionally identical to using the Hell Knight's sprite naming system.

Sokoro said:

is it safe to use with brightmaps mods and such?

Oddly enough, it looks like custom brightmaps are largely compatible with my sprite fixes. I didn't change the sprite dimensions (except for the hanging corpses which don't glow), so the brightmaps can be applied to the monster animations with no ill effect. However, there is one minor incompatibility: I renamed and added a few sprites to restore the missing rotations, so you'll notice your brightmaps won't take effect when looking at monsters from certain angles.

Just as a minor word of warning, if you're using custom brightmaps, that means you're using an OpenGL renderer. I've only really tested these fixes in software mode. I can't fully guarantee if the adjusted sprite offsets will agree with the sprite clipping methods enabled by default in most OpenGL modes.

40oz said:

Do you mind if I use it in my own Doom projects?

Absolutely, I encourage anyone interested to use this as an open resource. After all, this is still id's core work here. You'll probably want to first merge these changes with the full sprite set for convenience, though.

40oz said:

It's not exactly an error as much as it is a cosmetic thing that I take issue with.

Indeed, I noticed the static flames myself when going through all of the frames, but for the reason you mentioned, I don't want to change it since it's a cosmetic issue. I wish to avoid altering id's artistic choices, so I'll only make a sprite edit if the change is minimal and the issue can justifiably be considered a technical error. Removing the Cyberdemon's hooves from the barrel explosion (and consequently the Spider Mastermind's death frames) is probably the most involved edit I'm going to make.

mouldy said:

something that always bothered me was the cyberdemon's feet moving around in the death animation

Quasar said:

Either way, don't forget to cure the WolfSS's purple crotchspot disease.

Both of these have been taken care of! Again, be sure to check the current changelog if you want a total rundown of all of the fixes made so far.

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i think that's part of doomguy's hand but it's hard to tell. Also the muzzle flashes from the weapons have a lot of strange pink outlines and scattered pixels.

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Da Werecat said:

How about this brown pixel?

Yep, that looks worth fixing. Since the Super Shotgun's sprites are based on the regular Shotgun sprites, I'm guessing that's just a leftover pixel from Doom Guy's glove before it was shrunk down and mostly hidden by the barrels.

Also, it would be nice to see all the weapons properly centered.

This is the next major change I plan to test for the updated release. It seems small enough, but I want to make sure the new weapon offsets don't seem too weird or jarring after eveyone's become used to the off-center versions for nearly two decades now. I just imagine it could be the kind of change subtle enough that you can't quite put your finger on it yet noticeable enough to mess with your mind and slightly throw off your aim.

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Regarding the Wolfenstein SS rotations, I think the firing frames generally suck overall with the weird mid-stride stance. Try these:
http://www.speedyshare.com/Ba8jz/WolfSSFiringRotations.wad

Sadly I can't remember where I found these (it was several months ago now), but I'm pretty sure it was somewhere on the ZDoom forums. Not that this really narrows the search down much.

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BaronOfStuff said:

Regarding the Wolfenstein SS rotations, I think the firing frames generally suck overall with the weird mid-stride stance. Try these:
http://www.speedyshare.com/Ba8jz/WolfSSFiringRotations.wad

Thanks, those are definitely an improvement. I just implemented them and appropriately adjusted the sprite offsets. It's just a shame we don't know who made these at the moment. I've done a lot of searching and I can only come up with DoomJedi's rotations. Oh well, hopefully the author will appear to take due credit.

As for the rest of the project, here's a preview of a change coming in the next update: I fixed the Baron's pants suddenly becoming darker when he dies, likely a mistake made when his hooves were darkened.

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On the second and third frames, over the shoulder of the baron, there are some droplets of red blood.

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Gez said:

On the second and third frames, over the shoulder of the baron, there are some droplets of red blood.

The others are correct in saying that it's a chunk of flesh as seen in the following frames, but upon closer inspection of the chunk's RGB values, it is indeed using a blood red color in the second frame rather than the Baron's proper skin tone. This little spot of red also exists in the Hell Knight's death frames, so it's definitely an error as it should have been caught during the palette swap when they converted the Baron's skin color. Good catch, I'll make the fix now.

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Revenant100 said:

I fixed the Baron's pants suddenly becoming darker when he dies, likely a mistake made when his hooves were darkened.


I lol'd. Pants?

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After quite a bit of work, I'm happy to announce the release of version 1.1 of this project. It's quite a big update over the previous release with the WAD file now comprised of 779 graphic entries, over 130 of those featuring a manual sprite edit of some sort. The main focus for this update was working on refining the smoothness of the walking animations as well as the transitions to the different animation states and between rotations (particularly the mirrored frames). I'm very pleased with the progress made, and the effect looks great in action.

(Outdated, see original post)

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I'll have to make a version of this that is compatible with smooth weapon animations too, if you're okay with that.

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Sure, I'm fine with that. There isn't much you'd have to alter to make this WAD compatible with Perkristian's smoother weapon animations, though. His pack already uses uniquely-named weapon sprites to avoid conflict. The only thing missing is that his weapon sprites aren't properly centered as I did with mine.

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You could always make your own UD version from the normal by cutting out the VILE sprites.

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Lemonzest said:

Could this be made compatible with Doom/UltDoom? at the moment it errors out in prboom with "VILE missing frame"

I just added a Doom 1/Ultimate Doom compatible version to the first post.

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Very nice, I had messed with the offsets and cleaned them up (at least attempted to) myself but not to the extent that you have done. Now if only this was made compatible with the smooth weapons pack.

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