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Linguica

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  1. I have absolutely no idea WTF happened. Using the default theme template suddenly started to make the server give some sort of internal error. So I copied the theme into a new theme and made THAT the default and now it seems to work again. I love being an amateur webmaster, it's always a new adventure.
  2. Doom 2 but it has Half-Life sound effects VVV DOWNLOAD VVV hlsounds_v0_99.wad.zip
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    New rule against offsite harassment

    I figure I should address this given that I own the site, etc. I have been on something of a sabbatical in recent months (not covid, just usual stuff) so I have not been following recent developments but the lack of a clearly delineated set of rules has been a long standing insistence of mine. I have been on the internet long enough to know that trying to craft a complete set of rules of what is and is not allowed is generally a fool's errand as people inevitably find ways to game the system or do things that are technically allowed but are clearly antisocial. To that end the forum rules have at my insistence remained a sort of amorphous "don't be antisocial" rule. A clearly expressed and maintained analogue (although I'm not hereby endorsing it) is the Contributor Covenant. We may or may not need to adopt an actual literal set of rules in the future but at the moment it is intentionally quite vague.
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    The Linguica Archive: As Vanilla as it can be

    Nope. I can only imagine I deleted it from my web space for some reason I can't fathom. The hex edit is clearly a plain old 404 link. From looking at the link I literally pasted in the simple Python code I used to generate the colormap so I don't think it's a huge loss.
  5. Hello, you may remember mikoportals, where if you make a floor at -32768 and fall onto it, it functions as a portal and you fall out the ceiling? Well did you know you can very easily combine it with prior art (e.g. Doom 64 for Doom 2) and thusly make a vanilla "conveyor belt" to do whatever? Well now you know (more you know shooting star here) miko_01.zip
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    The Doom Movement Bible

    The Doom Movement BibleHi and welcome to the Doom Movement Bible. Here I sort out once and for all all the quirks and vagaries of the Doom movement code, including all the weird tricks and how they operate.Metrics Strafe running SR50 Skip glide Squeeze glide Line skipping (south / west) Item bumping Monsters opening doors Wall running Thing running Wallrun "air control" Line skipping (north / east) Momentum preservation Void glide Elastic collisions
  7. Review: http://www.doomwadstation.net/2016/Etitan/ Made by GrahfMetal / Jeffrey Canam I have no idea what the author means by this so I will make a thread for this on Doomworld, because apparently I have been stopping it somehow? http://decino.nl/doom/ETITAN.zip
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    Doom Iceberg

    For what it's worth, I made this for doom_txt several years ago.
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    Did the Slayer become Doomguy again? [Spoilers]

    If all WADs are canon (according to the popular fan theory), then if someone makes a WAD of the once again mortal Doomslayer turned Doomguy, explicitly set post TAG2 coming out of the sarcophagus, then by definition it immediately becomes canon?
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    The Ancient Gods 2 - Impressions and Story Spoilers

    FYI: if you want to farm Doom Levels, get to the final boss and then exit to the main menu and reload the final boss encounter (from the main menu for me it's down-down-enter-enter-enter-up-enter). Every time the fight starts you gain another Doom Level. You can use the console and the disconnect or leavegame command to instantly kick yourself out to the main menu after, sadly I can't find any way to reload the level with a console command.
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    The Ancient Gods 2 - Impressions and Story Spoilers

    Uhhh he realized he wanted to be the one to do it. Or whatever.
  12. I imagine you have seen https://readonlymemory.vg/a-brief-history-of-speedrunning/ but I will paste a relevant section: As for visualizations, Google Groups is about the only thing still around that still has conversations from that time period. Here is a post announcing the Doom Honorific Titles: https://groups.google.com/g/alt.games.doom/c/tlTGtnpCR1A/m/ENuiCMxGnoUJ although the presentation would have looked somewhat different as there were dedicated newsreader programs for reading and posting on Usenet.
  13. It would be neat if the functionality of this could be somehow combined with jmickle's old tool
  14. FWIW, it may be significantly faster to load the IWAD on an old PC if you "unpack" it so that all textures are a single patch. In a sense you are precalculating the work that the engine has to do every time you boot the game.
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    DW loads really slow rn (tortard gone)

    In the interest of transparency I activated the Contingency Patreon I set up a year or two ago to help with the server costs. https://www.patreon.com/doomworld To be clear I'm still not sure what the long term operating status of Doomworld is going to be as I am still quite tired of holding up the firmament, Atlas-like, but there has been some movement in private discussions about figuring out a better long term setup than "Linguica does random sysadmin shit on his own"
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    DW loads really slow rn (tortard gone)

    I implemented a tor blocklist and upgraded the server to boot.
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    DW loads really slow rn (tortard gone)

    Someone is repeatedly spamming Doomworld with huge numbers of login requests from Tor exit nodes and absolutely swamping the servers. Even disabling logins isn't helping much. To be honest I am pretty sick and tired of the responsibility of running the Doomworld servers so I don't know what solution there is to this.
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    DW loads really slow rn (tortard gone)

    Doomworld appears to be undergoing a DDOS at the moment. I had to disable logins to stop the server from exploding. It's not great!
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    Doom Pictures Thread 2020

    Last thread: To upload without using attachment space you can upload pictures to https://imgur.com or short videos to https://gfycat.com.
  20. I added a download link in the OP, hopefully it's the most recent version.
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    Undocumented vanilla bug?

    Out of curiosity, if you used Dehacked to make the chainsaw function like a rocket launcher, does that mean its explosions wouldn't push you or anything else around at all?
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    Where would you sleep in Doom?

    I choose to interpret this as "where would you feel comfortable sleeping if you were teleported into a stock Doom / Doom 2 map?" and my answer is the secret room in the red key building in Map02. Unreachable by the demons, there's a window, and an emergency teleport exit if things go bad.
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