Having Zerker (or invite him) scripts (sorry i don't know either python & doom map format)
can we convert ShadowCaster maps to lets say HeXen maps (because hubs, and polyobjects doors).
Lets start from maps, and there is already many attempts to create, re-create shadowcaster monsters.
We can't build it already as identetical, look at zblood (its poor Blood TC, but now its getting much more close to original Blood), lets start from something just.
ruinsa.map-map(simple32x32 map fmt wolf3d)
ruinsa.arc-(monster defenitions) - i think there is stored all infos about monsters
ruinsa.crt-creatures(monsters) - monster placements on map
ruinsa.scr-script(music-actions on obelisk)
i am trying to backport shadowcaster demo maps into shadowcaster cd, so with that i am understand some part of *.map files, if i discover more will post, also actors of monsters can be taken from manual, it has some numbers on how it speed, damage... etc
the demo maps incompatible with cd version, does floopy and cd compatible to each other?
There is demo from 11 October 1993 and from 15 October 1993, i have floppy and CD and PC-98 floppy, but not PC-98 CD, if something can be helpful i can post. PC-98 is not so far from DOS.
Also you can edit RAVEN.EXE find ruinsa.map and ruinsa.MAP and replace it to any other map lets say temple.map and temple.MAP if map name is shorter than ruinsa.map dont forget to write 0x00 to terminate string with \0
so you can start game from other map.
I have found cheat codes by using CheatEngine, i can upload *.CT files CheatTables, one cheat of them is GOD.
I am still believe its possible because we have:
RLE0 - Run Length Encoding Zero Based its described on internet in many places
Great Progress at ShadowCaster
Many peoples that is very talanted, i re-readed entire topic including previous too, that closed now.
Doom source code, Rise of the triad (ROTT) source, Wolf3d source, In-Purist of Greed source code, there is many peoples who re-created doom:test,pre-alpha,alpha,beta versions for zdoom, so they know binary in details, some of doom old versions released just recently.
Also there is russians\ukrainians who interested in this game at hexen-game.ru and here vk.com/shadowcaster
If i discover something new\interesting will post...