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I like to dick around with graphics editing software sometimes. Recently I've been playing with photos and making them into Doom skies. I've accumulated a bunch, and so I'm releasing them for other people to use. 40 skies in total!

2014-07-19 update: more skies, demo map fixed for PrBoom+, other tweaks
http://www.mediafire.com/?bchwnavzsnu73nk

There's a few really good ones, a bunch of decent ones, and a couple mediocre ones that maybe someone will like anyhow. Also a few edits of classic iwad skies, to extend them and/or make them tile vertically.

Some highlights (width trimmed to 512px in some cases):










Let me know if you use them for anything!

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Plums do you think you could make that purple planet sky in true color and not horribly shoved into Doom's terrible limited magenta range since Doom's palette has almost 2 full ranges of colors you can replace anyway so people can make a purple range to handle it.

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Tarnsman said:

Plums do you think you could make that purple planet sky in true color and not horribly shoved into Doom's terrible limited magenta range since Doom's palette has almost 2 full ranges of colors you can replace anyway so people can make a purple range to handle it.

Agreed! I love the look of that purple sky, but in its current form it'd be really difficult to use. Having the original version to remap into a more purple-friendly palette would be great.

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Very nice plums, looking forward to see/use some of these.

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Tarnsman said:

Plums do you think you could make that purple planet sky in true color and not horribly shoved into Doom's terrible limited magenta range since Doom's palette has almost 2 full ranges of colors you can replace anyway so people can make a purple range to handle it.


Probably. I don't know if I could recreate it strictly as true-colour, but I could at least replace the blue/purple dither with another few out-of-palette colours, which is probably what looks the worst to people. Maybe soften the white band too.

Speaking of which, do you (or anyone else) have a good non-redundant Doom palette? I know there's like 8 colours that are strict duplicates, I imagine you can get away with removing some of the browns too. Probably not too hard but if someone's done that work already, I wouldn't mind having a copy.

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likely due to the gamma on my phone, the purple sky looked pretty great when I saw it earlier but now I do see what they mean. gonna check out the pack though :D

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Download link updated, new version includes a demo map with sky transfers, a few skies renamed, and a few tweaked patches. I didn't change the text file now that there's a map, but don't worry about that, it'll be fixed for idgames.

https://www.mediafire.com/?4795zp1vle48jm4

Will work on the purple stuff (there's another one in there too) later.

Oh and thanks all, for comments/interest/etc.

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Thanks guys.

lol, HOMs everywhere in PrBoom+ software mode because I forgot to make a proper bounding box for the sky walls. Will update later, in the meantime use GLBoom+ or ZDoom or something else.

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I love the purple skies as is, beautiful for a DOS game's palette limit. Great skies!

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hah, chicago skyline.

The forest one could be neat, not sure I've ever seen a map with a sky like that.

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Doomkid: I actually like the purple planet like that too, but I'm going to try touching it up anyhow.

Ribbiks: Forest was a neat idea but I think the scale is too large. Might try again another time with that same picture or a similar one at least. Also yeah, a few recognizable cities in there :)

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Speaking of extended IWAD skies, the other day I was wandering around Flickr and found out there's quite a good bunch of pictures that would help greatly if someone wants to create a 1024px wide SKY1. (Not sure about how CC licensing works in Flickr so I tried my best at filtering the pictures that allow modifications)

I got reminded of this because of Plums' 512px wide SKY1 in this wad, which is quite ingenious, but I'm confident it can be expanded in a better way by using non-repeating mountains

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This is what i've been waiting for, a cool blue sky, ill use it in one of my projects.

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Of course, thanks for spreading it around.

Will probably get to tweaking those purple skies today...

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update: http://www.mediafire.com/?bchwnavzsnu73nk

-demo map works properly in PrBoom+ in software mode
-misc tweaks to some skies
-four more space skies from this post
-purple skies have alternate-coloured versions with less dithering, and purple non-paletted versions embedded as PNGs in the wad. (click for fullsize)





This is probably it for this one, going to wait a day and then upload to idgames

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Wow. Really nice selection you have here. I am definitely going to use some of these.

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sweet!! damn those slave skies you linked to look really cool!

several weeks late edit: hahaha yeah space not slave. my b

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Tango said:

slave skies


Assuming you are on a phone and meant "space skies?" Thanks!

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