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  1. Who else is doing duolingo and wants to be my friend? My username is phraggle - post yours

    1. fraggle

      fraggle

      And if you haven't tried it here's a link to sign up 

      https://invite.duolingo.com/BDHTZTB5CWWKSGTDDGVTU5YRTE

  2. I recently took up painting and decided to do a self portrait

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  3. This weekend I put together designs for these backdrops for displaying my Doom miniatures. These are just some initial prototypes but the basic idea works. I wrote a Python script that does perspective transformations from a Doom screenshot to generate floor and curved wall patterns. When assembled and viewed from the right angle it looks like the figures are "inside" the screenshot.

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    1. Doomkid

      Doomkid

      This is brilliant! Tweet this, I bet people will love it.

    2. fraggle

      fraggle

      Linguica posted it on doom_txt and it seems you are correct!

       

       

  4. Anyone remember my bent-up, stomping Arachnotron figure? Ever wonder what happened to him?

     

    Well, in October last year I finally got around to fixing those bent legs, and I think you'll agree the result is a lot better:

     

    arach.jpg

     

    But the story doesn't end there. I recently hired Jay Adan to do a professional model paint of my set of reaper minis. But I have two Arachnotrons now and I had to decide which one got painted.

     

    It was no contest. Stompy got the star treatment:

     

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    I hope there's someone out there who will enjoy this heartwarming tale of redemption.

  5. Who else is on Mastodon that I'm not already following? Reply with your profile link for a follow.

  6. Here's Don Ivan Punchatz's EGM magazine cover, color shifted to match the Doom palette (original is here). I did this a while back for whatever reason (I think I was just interested in palette shifting and how to better adapt things to the Doom palette). Feel free to use it in your mods if you like.

     

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    1. Endless

      Endless

      Hi, that looks fantastic, bye.

  7. This weekend I put together a cool hack as part of work on my vanilla Doom smooth weapons mod. In recent years custom palettes have become popular and I was curious to what extent these palettes deviate from the original Doom palette. It turns out that with the exception of Ancient Aliens, not much. Anyway, I put together this which may be useful for people making gameplay mods, and here's a video of Back to Saturn X E1M07 in Chocolate Doom with smooth weapon animations.

     

     

  8. Happy Birthday to deca2.wad, which friends and I published 20 years ago today:

     

    https://www.doomworld.com/idgames/levels/doom2/deathmatch/d-f/deca2

    1. Catpho

      Catpho

      What a relic. Do you feel old now :P

      BTW, @Spikehas a sick avatar.

    2. fraggle

      fraggle

      Different Spike I'm afraid.

    3. BigDickBzzrak
  9. My blogs have recently been accused of being boring, so maybe this will be more interesting.

     

    I'm seeking feedback for my Vanilla Doom Smooth Weapons mod which I think is now close to ready to release. Instructions are in the included text file; please take a look and let me know what you think. If you encounter bugs please let me know, and for the record, vanilla demo desyncs count as bugs. The only bug I'm currently aware of is that the chainsaw jumps about on ZDoom-based ports.

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    2. fraggle

      fraggle

      My thought too.

    3. fraggle

      fraggle

      Oh my god the only actual video of qzdoom on Youtube is by the kingnoger guy who posted all those weird threads about having made a multicore rendering source port.

    4. SiFi270

      SiFi270

      I've tried this with ZDoom and the chainsaw still seems to be having problems. When I attack with it, DSSAWFUL plays in its entirety, with no DSSAWIDL afterward, and then the jittering the decorate entry was supposed to prevent comes back.

       

      Another thing I've noticed about playing in ZDoom is that pistol pickups no longer work, which can break some wads like Shadows of the Nightmare realm where players have the pistol taken away from them for one reason or another and have to find a new one.

  10. Just discovered that my oldest post on Doomworld turned 18 years old last month, meaning that it's now of legal drinking age in the country where it was born, and could in theory now get married to another > 18 year old post, or even appear in a porno.

     

    On 12/26/1999 at 3:14 PM, fraggle said:

    That's right. Enjoy, and email me if you have any queries

     

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    2. Thacorax

      Thacorax

      That is one sad post for one sad hacker. I now know why you report my blog. You couldn’t handle my doomness. You’re just a nerd. Welcome to the real world, where people actually think about what they write. You ain’t so bright announcing that you’re a hacker on a forum site. My path is before me and I’ll be your doomslayer tonight. 

       

      You americans, you have a lot to learn. You Americans think you have been teaching the world. America will be taught the harshest lesson of all. Don’t fuck with others, AT ALL. 

      the USA is gonna have a reading demise day 

    3. Thacorax

      Thacorax

      Dimise typo, reading. I will not apologise, to an American.

    4. fraggle

      fraggle

      I'm not even American! 

  11.  

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    2. fraggle

      fraggle

      Heh, fair enough. I've become quite a fan myself but I can understand why it's not everyone's cup of tea. The gameplay can become quite repetitive. I hear they're planning to overhaul some of the basic gameplay this year to try to improve things.

    3. Jon

      Jon

      I think last time I sat down I managed to get my 8bitdo sfc30 pro joystick mapped to fit the ships and completed the docking tutorial, just barely. I at least admire it requiring patience, persistence, practice; I think I just lack the time in one consistent lump needed to get into it properly.

    4. fraggle

      fraggle

      Ah, it sounds like you didn't get past the tutorial stage then? I completely understand.

       

      I recently got my wife into playing it with me so I've been watching her experiences learning to fly a ship. It's certainly not an easy game to get into - the learning curve is almost comically steep by modern game standards. I've compared it to learning to drive a car, except you're doing it in 3D. Lots of crashing into walls, crashing into ships, etc. In her case using a proper flight stick instead of a gamepad helped a lot.

       

      But it can be quite a bit more fun once you do get the hang of it. Particularly as a multiplayer game it plays quite nicely, though it's a shame the multicrew feature isn't available on Mac.

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    1. Doomkid

      Doomkid

      Agree with the sentiment but think it's a shame that 99% of places people come to discuss ideas they may not necessarily agree on are privately owned, often by people who have an agenda to foster a certain point of view and silence another. Still, the comic is factual and pretty funny.

       

      (To be clear I'm mainly talking about social media platforms, Doomworld has been tenfold better since political "discussions" stopped happening)

  13. How have I never seen this before?

     

     

     

    1. Megalyth

      Megalyth

      I have also seen this nein times.

    2. Liberation

      Liberation

      And that kids, is how the war was won!

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    2. joe-ilya

      joe-ilya

      fraggle said:

      Huh? Oh, god damnit, I made a mistake.

      And now if I want to fix it I need to fly back to London.

      Or just modify your avatar.

    3. Hellbent

      Hellbent

      I don't believe you.

    4. fraggle

      fraggle

       I heard the other day that this is being taken down :(

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    2. Bucket

      Bucket

      I'm on the shitter right now but I'll be sure to dedicate any particularly satisfying turds to you on your special day!

    3. SavageCorona

      SavageCorona

      Bucket said:

      I'm on the shitter right now but I'll be sure to dedicate any particularly satisfying turds to you on your special day!


      The best birthday present

    4. Csonicgo

      Csonicgo

      I was going to send a message but I assumed you already knew. Yay!

  14. Here's a video showing peoples' reactions to the Doom ***4*** reveal at Quakecon that was posted today:



    I thought it was interesting and I have some thoughts about it.

    First of all, what's the current state of development of the new Doom game? It's hard to tell of course, but all signs so far have pointed to it being stuck in development hell: in the past few months we've seen Carmack's departure from the company along with several negative comments about the company on Glassdoor.com that went viral. Here's another article from last year with some more info.

    Recently we've seen what on the face of it looks like more positive news: the teaser trailer, the news that Wolfenstein preorders would get beta access to the new Doom, and now this reveal at Quakecon. But is it just a clever PR strategy to build up hype? "the DOOM beta won’t begin until a later, yet-to-be announced date" says the Wolfenstein: New Order website, and the teaser video only showed what amounted to a few model close-ups and no actual gameplay.

    This reveal is the first time that id have shown actual gameplay to outsiders. But a few things make me skeptical.

    First of all, the lack of any public showing reeks of a PR attempt to build social media hype by making people talk about it. If the game is almost ready, why not just show it publicly or better still, let people at Quakecon actually try it out? Why all these silly games with closed theaters and the strict no-photography rules?

    Secondly, I can't help noticing how they kept the fans who did see it waiting for several hours before they were allowed to see it. In the video above you can see one of them say how he waited for two and a half hours to see the reveal. If you think about it, this again seems like a clever marketing tactic to get lots of positive "reviews": the only people who have seen the reveal are the biggest Doom fans, the ones eagerly anticipating this game who were dedicated enough to hang around long enough to see it. And they got exactly what they wanted: a crowd of people all too eager to tell the waiting journalists how awesome the new Doom game looks.

    The PR story that Id seem desperate to play up is that Doom is almost done, and its release is only just around the corner. But I don't think those beta testers will be seeing this for at least another year, probably at least a year and a half - and maybe even longer. We're even seeing admissions to this effect - that the whole thing was a PR stunt to try to restore some "confidence" in the game's development.

    On the positive side we do at least have some details about what the game might be like when it's done. One thing that seems abundantly clear is that the gameplay is very similar to Brutal Doom: we've heard talk of spines being ripped out, hand-to-hand combat and intentionally excessive gore. One tweet I saw described it as "Brutal Doom in HD".

    Brutal Doom is controversial among classic Doom fans; personally I'm on the fence about it. Classic Doom to me was always a spooky and atmospheric experience rather than a horror/gorefest, though certainly there are aspects of both in the game. Games like Serious Sam and Painkiller have been called spiritual successors to classic games like Doom, but personally I just found them tedious.

    That said, it wouldn't be very interesting if they were just doing Doom 3 again, with slightly improved graphics, so maybe this is a good thing. Things that aren't changing are usually dead, and perhaps what FPSes need more than anything is something different, more light hearted and fun rather than just another straight-laced military combat simulator. God knows we have enough of those on the market already. I just hope all those "finishing moves" don't become repetitive and tired after five minutes of gameplay.

    EDIT: Corrected a couple of errors and added a couple of details I found in this thread.

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    2. joe-ilya

      joe-ilya

      I think they only picked the retard fans(those who only appreciate graphics) just so the actual fans will see these overeactions.

    3. Cupboard

      Cupboard

      No, joe-ilya, they did not. It is not cool to hate on Doom 4 yet. Doom 4's graphics will probably be about as groundbreaking as Rage's graphics were, namely, awesome in some ways but severely limited in others. Chances are it's going to be a satisfactory FPS that appeals to the mainstream community.

    4. Tuxlar

      Tuxlar

      Secondly, I can't help noticing how they kept the fans who did see it waiting for several hours before they were allowed to see it. In the video above you can see one of them say how he waited for two and a half hours to see the reveal. If you think about it, this again seems like a clever marketing tactic to get lots of positive "reviews": the only people who have seen the reveal are the biggest Doom fans, the ones eagerly anticipating this game who were dedicated enough to hang around long enough to see it. And they got exactly what they wanted: a crowd of people all too eager to tell the waiting journalists how awesome the new Doom game looks.

      I agree, marketing is one thing, but this reeks of manipulation for an audience specifically inclined to be fanatical. Seems a bit disingenuous...

  15. It's now been over 10 years since this thread when I set up my SLIGE MegaWAD generator to make Woolie Wool look silly. With some occasional downtime the generator has been diligently creating a new 32-level MegaWAD every day since then. My current estimate is that it's generated over 3,800 MegaWADs containing over 121,000 levels. Does this make me the most prolific author of published Doom levels ever?

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    2. fraggle

      fraggle

      I'm not sure I've even configured the MegaWAD's SLIGE config properly to be honest. Probably could get something much nicer if I put some effort into it.

    3. darknation

      darknation

      10 years more! 10 years more!

    4. Csonicgo

      Csonicgo

      fraggle said:

      I'm not sure I've even configured the MegaWAD's SLIGE config properly to be honest. Probably could get something much nicer if I put some effort into it.


      I have a floppy disk in my drawer full of slige configs. I should drag it out and lend you the configs. Be warned, after 8 or so config themes, slige starts to wig out on parsing them.

  16. Several years ago I uploaded a video of impencse.wad to Youtube, and it's accumulated quite a few views since then. Today I was playing with Youtube's analytics system and discovered this graph which has an amusing bump in it (text at the bottom helps to understand):

    1. 40oz

      40oz

      I'm sure people have shared links to that video fast forwarded to that part to some doomer's virgin eyes.

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    2. DuckReconMajor

      DuckReconMajor

      Yeah I remember a little after one Halloween I looked at our hose in Google maps and saw Halloween decorations up. I was amazed at the quick update until I took a closer look and realized they were last year's decorations.

    3. Blastfrog

      Blastfrog

      DuckReconMajor said:

      Yeah I remember a little after one Halloween I looked at our hose in Google maps and saw Halloween decorations up.

      Who the hell puts Halloween decorations on garden hoses? That must look awfully retarded when you're watering the lawn. :P

    4. DuckReconMajor

      DuckReconMajor

      Air hose. For inflatable Rubber Ducky. The kids think it's a snake :)

  17. I'd be interested to see this applied to WADs on the /idgames page.

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    2. hervoheebo

      hervoheebo

      Truth to be told, if there's a 0 to 5 stars scale, people will only rate with 0 or 5. As much the like/dislike system is widespreadly abused, I think that it would work the best for /idgames.

      But really, you should look at the comments and not the rating when looking at what files to download.

    3. kristus

      kristus

      hervoheebo said:

      Truth to be told, if there's a 0 to 5 stars scale, people will only rate with 0 or 5. As much the like/dislike system is widespreadly abused, I think that it would work the best for /idgames.

      But really, you should look at the comments and not the rating when looking at what files to download.

      Reading the comments of wads, that's not exactly true.

    4. 40oz

      40oz

      typically /newstuff reviews + the posts that follow it make it clear. Sometimes you can glance at the comments to not be totally surprised of what to expect but usually they aren't very helpful.

    1. Danarchy

      Danarchy

      Nice.

      I've read a bit of that comic before. It's pretty funny.

  18. Most satisfying thing to happen this weekend was definitely when the evangelist preacher who tried to convert me in the street was forced to admit that I obviously knew more about the historicity of the Bible than he did.

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    2. Bank

      Bank

      Danarchy said:

      THey always try to sell me that crap when I go to Best Buy, but I always turn it down. They always give me the same story too: "we even had one of these that was sold to a customer that AN ELEPHANT [their emphasis] stepped on and we honored the warranty!" Either they're full of BS or they have an exclusive contract with the circus.


      Do you frequent the same Best Buy? A story like that might become pretty popular around a particular store if it happened.

      Likely bullshit though.

    3. Jonathan

      Jonathan

      But then he schooled you in Doom DM whilst singing the free software song and you were all like "wtf!?" but it turned out to be opposites day.

    4. Maes

      Maes

      Jonathan said:

      free software song


      Which sounds like RMS raping a cow, horse, goat, camel, llama, mule, donkey, yak, buffalo and jackass. In that particular order.

  19. Apparently, a chocolate shop called "Liddabit sweets" in Brooklyn, New York, is selling "Chocolate Doom" chocolate bars:

    Well, Chocolate Doom is basically what it sounds like: total chocolate overload, in the best possible doom-y way. It has a crumbly salted cocoa sablé cookie base, a layer of creamy milk chocolate ganache, and a light whipped white chocolate ganache on top of that. Covered in dark chocolate, of course.

    Feedback from customers seems good:

    Just bit into a chocolate doom bar from @Liddabit Sweets. holy crap. Might be my new fav

    Sounds tasty. Apparently they were a valentines day special though so I can't order any to try for myself :-(

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    2. DuckReconMajor

      DuckReconMajor

      Is it okay if I post "fraggle will kick your ass for stealing his name" on that blog?

      To be honest I think if the bars came back and you showed them Chocolate Doom they'd probably give you free chocolate.

      But IMO they should have googled "chocolate doom" first.

    3. fraggle
    4. MajorRawne

      MajorRawne

      Why would you buy a valentine present called Chocolate Doom? Wouldn't it be better suited as a Halloween present? For someone you didn't really like?

  20. A while back I changed the DNS for my domain, soulsphere.org, to use the free DNS service on afraid.org. This means that if you want your own Doom-themed soulsphere.org subdomain, either for your website or for something else, you can just add it on afraid.org.

    The site includes free URL redirects, http://thisthread.soulsphere.org/ for example.

    Hopefully this is useful to someone.

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    2. Edward850

      Edward850

      Best Subdomain ever. No sense in keeping dyndns any more.

    3. DuckReconMajor

      DuckReconMajor

      Sorry to bump this thread, but is there anyway to display a favicon when using one of these subdomains? Mine will show up when I type in the cloaked URL, but it comes up blank otherwise.

    4. Ralphis

      Ralphis

      Creaphis said:

      I have no choice but to observe that everyone in this thread except for Fraggle is a recent convert to fishdom.


      Fraggle is an original.

      YO FRAGGLE HOST ME SOME FILES!!!11

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    2. Pavera

      Pavera

      DuckReconMajor said:

      Krispavera's isn't 48x48.


      Heh, well I just uploaded it and it worked.

    3. Danarchy

      Danarchy

      It needs to be 48x48 OR LESS. It doesn't have to be exactly 48x48. That would invalidate all the old 32x32 avatars.

    4. DuckReconMajor

      DuckReconMajor

      Well, yeah, I figured my post sort of implied that.

      It is funny though, when uploading a ZDaemon profile picture, it has to be exactly 100x100.

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