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  1. I envision the Doom Editing Academy as a comprehensive video showcase on YouTube. It should cover a wide variety of topics that are listed below. Each video should be short and to the point, go over a single topic, and not exceed 5 minutes. Videos should be categorized under 3 levels of skill; basic editing, expert tips, and master tricks. Everything should be itemized, so no covering 2 or more topics in the video at once. Some Ideas Include: Where to download the games, source ports, and editors. How to set up Doom Builder to start building your maps. How to build a standard doom door. How to create damage sectors. How to insert sprites. Beginners guide to Slade3. How to use Slade3's color remap tool. How to use Slade3's colorize and tint tool. How to insert a custom monster into Slade3 How to insert a custom monster into Doom Builder How to use additional additional texture resources with Doom Builder. How to set up the file structure of a standard wad. How to set up the file structure of a PK3 file. How to use the #include tag. How to make swim-able water. Go over each ACS special individually. Go over each sprite scripting action individually. What the different game formats are. What differences there are between the boom, hexen and UDMF formats. How to set up Boom conveyers. How to make 3D bridges and 3D platforms. How to make a movable 3D platform. How to create a custom map name title for the automap. How to place and align upper, middle and lower textures. How to make scrollable floors. And anything else that you can think of. I envision it having hundreds of videos and having multiple video uploaders. Does anyone think this is a good idea? Is anyone willing to put some time into this kind of endeavor? What other topics would you like to see discussed in the Doom Editing Academy?
  2. I don't see these titles on your list Bad Toys 3D Chex Quest Heretic 2 Star Trek DS9: The Fallen Cube Cube 2 Most of these are digital download only so I don't know if they would work for your criteria.
  3. I haven't noticed this so much on my PC as I have on my phone browser. It is a little more challenging now to look for the full resolution images on that device. Why would anyone want to pirate images from stock image sites like 'Getty Images'? Without having an account and paying for them the most that you will get is a less quality image with a watermark. It will then take you a while to remove it and be quite annoying to do so in a graphics editor. That just seems too much work to me. Sites like Pinterest no longer support direct image linking anymore. You have to download the image to your device, upload it to Pinterest and then paste in the link to where you found the image. This just seems too tedious and redundant. This is if you pin images through their website and not through their app or chrome add on.
  4. In vanilla un-modded Doom the Lost Souls cannot be resurrected with the Archvile. You can however add the 'Raise' state to them in your decorate script in Zdoom. I did that once to all the Heretic monsters when I ported the Archvile into Heretic. I don't see why you can't do something of this nature in your map though. I wish that I can make D'Sparil act like an Archvile and raise the dead. @Fonze I hear you loud and clear, I wouldn't want to teach or encourage anyone to make a 'next gen' Doom map for their first map or just because they can. I think it best just to teach them the basics and they can experiment with the rest. I understand that it takes trial and error to make a good map and it also takes a lot of critical feedback from the community for what you can improve upon for next time. It also takes a lot of confidence and patience to know what you want to achieve with each map and then achieve it without allowing others to make you believe the map is anything less than what you envisioned it to be. That could be anything from an experimental map to 'see what you can do' to a more standard map that emphasizes on creating fluid gameplay. As an artistic person myself I use the editor as my canvas to create a room that is both artistic visually and uses what enemies that I envision the map to have. Because of this my maps take a little longer that I would want but it will be worth it in the end. In the future I am going to make a few test maps so that I can refer back to them in the future. Some examples are: Creating a house with a basement, main level, upper loft and a pseudo sloped roof that uses zdooms stacked sectors. Creating a small map that experiments with slopes. Creating a map that exploits HOM. Creating a map that uses nothing but randomly placed 32x32 squares with various sector heights. Creating a map that shows off the different door functions. Creating a map that uses different swimmable liquid effects. Etc and etc. @Dragonfly Please keep us updated on your tutorials. I hope to see them in the future and use them as a valuable resource. Maybe you can also give us a tutorial about how to make a SkullDash map, how to script the levels, how to insert the coins and the like.
  5. I have already previewed this project on YouTube and your website prior to you posting this forum. There is a few things that I would like to point out. Why is there a lightsaber? There is no lightsaber in Star Trek. You can probably use the Klingon bat'leth instead. Why are the weapons on the left side of the screen? Most first person Star Trek games the weapon sits on the right side of the screen if not in the center. You can hijack the weapon models from Star Trek: Elite Force 2. They are really nice and it even contains a bat'leth. If you feel that you need extra weapons you can take them from Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force to round out all the weapon slots. That is if you know how to do such a thing.
  6. Evil has never looked so good:
  7. So I map in the Hexen format by default, it is the most familiar to me. In that format everything that you activate needs a tag so I got used to doing it that way. Mapping in Heretic or Doom without the Hexen format is so alien to me. In those formats you can select the door action and as long as the lindef is right next to the sector that you want to open it will work. No special tagging required but I am just not used to doing it that way. For monster teleportation I haven't figured out how to successfully pull that off. I got comfortable using monster spawners in the Hexen format but then they changed how to spawn monsters in the new Zdoom format in Doom Builder 2. The old way was much more comfortable to me. There was even a nice trick that spawned a monster when you broke a pot in Hexen that has since been changed in the new Zdoom format. @alowe I think that half the fun in making your own maps is figuring things out yourself. I feel that when you have the basics down, whether it be scripting or mapping, you can experiment with the more advanced stuff and see what you can do with them. I even get stuck on some of the basics myself and that's when I think something like a YouTube channel would come in very handy. Honestly I consider myself a detail whore, I love great architecture, atmosphere and choice in textures when it comes to finding a nicely designed map. I have seen a few maps that were very basic when it came to functionality but based upon their architecture alone they created a sense of astonishment and atmosphere that made me enjoy the map even more.
  8. I'm currently playing "1 Monster" and I am currently on like map 19 or 20 the one with all the revetments. Next up is the map with all the Cyberdemons. This is a rather interesting wad, you already know what kind of strategy that you need based upon the first enemy that you see in each map. I would have to say my favorite maps are the ones made by Dutch Devil. Up next on my playlist is HUMP.wad for Heretic.
  9. You can donate them if you wanted to. I don't have hours just lying around either. Thanks for your interest. That's where we need Dutch Devil, Tormentor667, Agent Spork, Krustus and others tell us what makes a good and bad map. That so made my day and that is so true. When I first started messing around in Doom Builder I had to reverse engineer what someone else did to learn how to do it myself. That is how I learned how to do half the stuff that I know now. I also find it difficult to read and understand text based tutorials that should be described visually. As a visual person I find videos a lot easier to understand and apply because I see the process on how to do something in real time. I learned how to do 3D floating platforms, 3D bridges and swimmable water the new way by learning how SGtMarkIV did it in "Knee Deep in the Jungle." and a simple door by opening up MAP01 in Hexen. I'll add your list to the list up top. I don't map in Boom so I don't know how to do conveyors. I know how to map out 3D Bridges in Doom Builder 2. I can modify the map name in Zdoom but not in Boom. I can do some different sectors such as a swimming pool, open-able pillar, damage floors, scrolling floors, and etc. Don't forget to about how to align upper, middle and lower textures. I don't know what you mean by self-referencing sectors, what is that?
  10. Ditto on that one, some of those maps took me over 2 hours to complete. You can also try: Deus Vult Deus Vult 2 The Ultimate Torment & Torture Austerity - A Simplicity Tribute MAP29: For We Are Many Decade OGRE Labs Good luck trying to get through any of these maps because some of them are freakin' huge. Some of them have hundreds to even upwards to a thousand plus enemies. Don't say I did not warn you. Edit: These are not mega wads sorry but they have huge levels anyways.
  11. @Gez Right, just don't put the .png file extension in your script.
  12. Just a quick question, Is there a tool that can convert a Doom, Heretic or Hexen map into a script usable by WadC? I build all my maps visually with Doom Builder and I want to know what they look like translated visually into WadC script language.
  13. Why don't you PM me with the wad in question and I'll see what I can do about it. If I can't I'll let you know.
  14. It depends on what your intention for the Coin.png is. If you intend on using it as a menu or HUD graphics I would put it in the graphics folder, if you are using it as a sprite i would put it into the sprite folder but if you want to use it as a texture I would put it in the texture folder. It is clear as day on that end especially when using Doom Builder 2 and Zdoom (or it's children) as your test engine. In your case I think you want to use it as an inventory icon. Is this correct? If so you need to rename the file to COINA0 so that the editor and the game recognizes it as a sprite and not as a simple graphic. Then in the line that says inventory.icon it needs to read Inventory.Icon "COINA0" and not "COIN.png". Let me know if this helps.
  15. Well there is this Doomworld Speedmapping Compilation #6 if I remember correctly.
  16. @Jon While I was over at the WadC website I found out that I could not download any of these wads. birds, church, don, fractal, garden, laby, square. I know that you can create them yourself with the editor but those links are dead.
  17. I know right. I think that he just wants mods for games that came out prior to 2000, even though I listed some games that came out afterwards because you can't have one without the others. I think that they want "of all time" because you will remember them for "all time." Just what I'm thinking. I guess that is why it is becoming increasingly more difficult to find more great mods for these older games. The sites that hosted them have since shut down or have been archived. Even finding stuff on Filefront or Fileplanet can be difficult now. Ravengames used to have a lot of mod content for ravens old games but it is only a review site now. I used to find wads for Heretic that were not found in the archive there a few years ago. I guess that you can look for mods at GameBanana or LoneBullet and see what is there.
  18. If this is a wad, like you said, did Slade 3 make a backup file as you saved it? You can open up a backup file from the file menu and try opening the wad from a previous save point. If you reinsert the monster back into the wad, don't forget to place the sprite frames between the S_Start and S_End markers. You can insert your script into the decorate file or use the #include tag to include a separate script file. Often Slade crashes when you don't insert the resources correctly or you do too much stuff at once.
  19. If your kill anything you die permanently and have to start the level over, but, if a monster kills you, you explode killing everything in the area and you get re-spawned instantly. Either the monsters will have to be placed in hoards or be able to inflict great amount of damage to the player in order for the player to die. Essentially the player becomes a voodoo doll.
  20. The Idea: I want to make a personal weapons mod for Heretic (maybe Doom) that replaces all the weapons with satanic, necromancer style weapons. I want it to be completely easy to compile and create so I need great weapons from the community. I was looking at the weapons from Realm667 but only a few come close to what I am looking for. I know there are some great weapons made for Hexen but I don't know where to find them. I don't understand weapon scripting nor understand how to design them on my own. So here is the challenge, create (or find on the internet) any weapon below and the best weapons in each category will be included into the weapons mod. If it turns out better than expected I will release the mod to the public. What I am looking for: Weapons: A spiked staff that is black and glows in red when powered up. The Gauntlets of the Necromancer can stay except for the un-powered version needs to be red (not green) and the powered up version can shoot out a red bolt of energy. Both versions can siphon health from the enemy. A black wand with a red skull in place of the gem. It would shoot out red skulls instead of yellow bolts. A black and red crossbow with a skull on it that shoots out red fiery bolts instead of green ones. I don't know what to do with this weapon but it should be evil. A more evil version of the Hellstaff. A ghost version of the Phoenix Rod. This needs to look more like the Phoenix Rod but act like the wrethverge from Hexen. Un-powered needs to shoot out a single ghost while the powered version needs to shoot out a bunch of them. I don't know what to do with this weapon but maybe it shoots out everything randomly what is mentioned above? Consumables: An evil version of the Morph Ovum. It turns the enemies into ghosts which attack the other enemies until they explode. All the other items, health and armor need to look more evil than the ones already present in the game.
  21. It is rather strange how extreme free online storage is. Dropbox offers only 2 gigs for free while flickr offers 1 terabyte. Google docks offers 15 while other sites don't advertise their free storage limits. I personally do not need 1 TB for pictures at flickr while I need more than 2 GB at Dropbox. I would like a standardization from across the board. If all sites would offer 20 to 50 GB for free as their standard fair and charge money for extra I would understand that. What do you think? Do you feel that you need extra space on some sites while not needing the extra space on others?
  22. My controls are very wonky but they work for me... Arrows - Move Ctrl - Run Shift - Jump / - Crouch Space - Use Left Mouse - Fire Right Mouse - Use Item Mouse Scroll Up - Previous Item Mouse Scroll Down - Next Item Mouse Scroll Click - Change Weapon Occasionally I would use the right mouse button in some Doom wads as the use key.
  23. There was a map in skull tag that used Tiny Tim's "Living in the Sunlight" when you activated all the switches in the map.
  24. I think that if you use them for your own personal projects it should be just fine. Udderdude used Doom and Hexen enemies in his Hoards of Chaos project Heretic and later used enemies from Doom and Heretic for his Resurrection of Chaos for Hexen later. Plus hasn't Raven technically abandoned all their old games anyways? Can't we reuse abandoned games assets in our own games as long as it is not sold to the general public?