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komojo

Virtual Reality Doom WAD Viewer for Google Cardboard

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This is pretty nice, especially for being done from scratch. The only comment I have is that there are actual doom source ports (Doomsday and GZ3Doom) which support VR

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This is great, I actually really prefer the more sightseeing type of experiences in VR as opposed to hardcore gaming. BUT: It crashes on on launch on my Samsung S8.

 

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Man, this makes me wish I had a VR device.

 

Quick suggestion: allow the player to turn off the "player start" and "teleport destination" sprites, to increase immersion.

 

Also worth noting is that for TCs like Batman Doom which use DEH files, the sprites corresponding to the different thing types may have been switched around, which results in odd things when viewing the maps in your app (e.g. boss sprites drawn in place of regular enemies). It might be nice to allow the program to read the DEH file somehow to reflect the actual in-game sprites. Or just give an option to turn off all sprites completely. 

 

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What are some interesting WADs I should check out in VR?

Also:

- Deus Vult and Deus Vult 2, full of excellent vistas.

- Vrack2

- run buddy (because of how big it is)

- Gravity (especially map 2!)

 

I don't remember if they all use the vanilla engine though.

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Why are you using a screenshot using Freedoom on the app store page?

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On 2/23/2018 at 10:30 AM, ukiro said:

It crashes on on launch on my Samsung S8.

That's too bad. I'll see if I can figure out why that's happening. For what it's worth, I've been developing it on an HTC One M8 phone.

 

As for the Freedoom screenshots, there's an existing Google Cardboard Doom port called DVR that did that in the app store, so I followed their example. Even for a free app, it's better to not use copyrighted material in the advertising, so that's pretty much what Freedoom is made for.

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13 minutes ago, komojo said:

That's too bad. I'll see if I can figure out why that's happening.

 

Let me know if you want me to debug anything—I have Android Studio installed.

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