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Everything posted by yakfak

  1. what I meant to say, instead of the cat thing, was that I don't just play maps once if I like them; there's a select set of maps which are sort of doom canon to me and I'd love to some day make videos about why I find them important. I'd rather chisel away at a really great map and slowly find more each time than save my way through it! so completionism as a term doesn't tell the whole story
  2. yes! advanced completionism is explaining why Proving Grounds is the best Doom 1 map ever to my cat and then going to sleep and dreaming about Proving Grounds
  3. i'm an E1 enjoyer. i don't really miss the presence of caco cos the whole episode is about running forwards while firing the chaingun. also it's the most transformative episode to play without going in any of the secrets cos it NEVER gives you the rocket launcher, really strictly about shooting low tier enemies with low tier guns and that's fun. E2 and E3 suffer because they add big boys but withhold the good ammo and the maps which'd most benefit from chainsaws (the M1s) do not have them E4 is second fave cos it brings the challenge level up to the power of the weapons. that cave in e4m2 is just the zone of random death though, classic funny romero balancing in action i'm a slough of despair fan and don't think it's an E3 weak point at all... i always like rooms packed full of enemies and adhering to weirdly shaped columns. the fact that it's mostly one texture doesn't bother me as much as it could. actually feeling inspired to make a tribute map
  4. hmm I am properly back into this. just stared at a map for 90 minutes, then moved a radsuit a short distance and then saved the map

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    Doom Pictures Thread 2023

    chaos chaos aah
  6. has anyone tested it? It claims to be standard Ultimate Doom v1.9 as executed through DosBox but I'm wondering if it doesn't secretly raise the seg limit and ignore VPOs... I've been testing some fairly open maps where you can see for quite a distance and haven't seen it crash yet, which leads me to wonder if its legit. is there a quick way to tell? thanks
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    Thoughts on Witchaven?

    witchaven owns in a sword and sorcery fashion. I don't really think its fun to play (and I think not a lot of game tweaking really took place, its just a stack of unrefined ideas and D&D dungeon layouts which is kinda what I'm in to!) but its wonderful to be inside and the game can be... ahem... vanquished!!! reminds me of a more FPS Might and Magic 6 with its hostility, its haphazard command of 3d and its general uncanniness.
  8. despite being on a gamer arc rn with replaying celeste and trying to learn the mechanics better, none of that game awareness really transfers over to doom for me. i just can't seem to play doom as anything other than a casual game - it might be that there's too many variables to control, from in-game factors like monster movement, dodging things you can't be looking at right now and kill order to out-of-game factors like comfort and game equipment, that stops me zoning in and becoming teh doomguy. my flailing has just gotten slightly more systematic over the years and even that I kinda resent. lol


    with celeste, uh, a lot of people here have probably played that game so they understand when I say 7C... a challenge with (almost? there's subpixel stuff i don't understand) no rng and no need to be looking anywhere except directly in front and which requires you to input a strict series of commands, probably a whole minute where all you can do is tackle the thing as intended or die and I get such a rush from that! i get madeline eagle vision and press the buttons more precisely than I normally would and I know regretably  I will never experience that in any 3d action game, and that's a me thing rather than a limit on any particular game genre


    things like plutonia which I've always softly criticized for being "do the intended thing or die" maps still don't put me in that zone of concentration and I can't really work out why

    1. wallabra


      i mean having a good "doom flow" means something different for everyone, and it isnt even for everyone anyway, don't worry too much about it!

    2. Naarok0fkor


      Always remember that Doom isn't about fragging, only participation counts (just like booze contests) and in the end, everybody in the world will realize that...


      ...shotguns are stupid...

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    SIGIL II - Episode 6

    things I love about Sigil 2: - every level having that fireblue secret and a roaming cybie, it's fun to have an activities checklist like that - barons in tight corridors that you have to back out of in a hurry - the set pieciness that avoids turning every map segment into an arena - the absolute texture chaos - the joy of throwing random moving parts around like up down floors and crushers, avoids being too static - the jim flynn-style ledge secrets you end up crossing more than once, lol. map 2 is basically an ENIGMA level - its general air of cruelty (the gibbering fiend decision of giving the mastermind MORE health) - the jimmy midis!!! I could say that some of the levels just END though... you inevitably traverse the landmarky parts of each map thinking "this'd be a good ending" but the conclusion is always actually in a random sub basement. some of the eye secrets were a bit repetitive but I appreciate the commitment to the gimmick
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    Doom Pictures Thread 2023

    ramps in doom are like ramps in celeste uhhhhh the games are so iconically blocky
  11. the serious sam-style exploding zombieman (i feel like we should avoid calling them s****** bomber or whatever) is in a lot of popular wads, I'd have to say that was #1. it usually signifies a WAD with a lot of effort put into it that is completely the opposite of what I like about doom :))))))))
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    Is using SAVES in Doom bad?

    my toxic trait is forgetting to use saves and then skipping to the next map when I die
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    Doom Pictures Thread 2023

    i really wanted to make a normal doom 1 sewer/ "toxic refinery" themed map it doesn't work in doom.exe though, there's a bit where the floor should recede and turn to nukage and it forgets to transform and im agog
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    Why people delete their good works?

    unfinished projects can weigh on yr mind. free up memory with this one simple trick! tbh there are several wads I should've deleted instead of linking to dw, not to mention hundreds of posts. attention is often not worth it
  15. what era is this for? dos, win 95? if you can host the ISO as a cd drive there should hopefully be a setup/install program which you can run either through dosbox or through a virtual machine and that'll unpack the doom heaven client too, if it's there it might just be a bunch of .bat files though, some of these things were pretty cheap and cheerful edit: ohhhhhh it probably expects either doom.exe or doom95 and won't be able to hook into gzdoom or anything
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    do you use cheats in doom?

    i use idchoppers when people forget to put chainsaws in their maps! i enjoy teh saw playstyle almost unreasonably also idbeholda when I have like "Monsters 200/200 Secrets 1/6" but no iddt there's no stigma to cheats, just call it assist mode lol
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    looking at dw made me revive a map just as a hobby, not intending to release
    it's funny to see the minimal path through the map, its areas bereft of detail
    and then the all-mportant optional sewer tunnels which get all the style linedefs and real calculation
    crawlspaces rule gameplay is sorta four outta ten

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    2023 Cacowards

    just wanna say that the write-ups are really good and the myhouse swerve made me giggle hope everyone's well cya
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    epic acquires bandcamp?

    guess i'll die? lol
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    Doom in other game genres

    cursed to be able to design Doom TCG in my head in a minute flat, but never be able to make it lol
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    Bad map concepts

    circular maze where the keycards are dehacked to run away from you
  22. ^ devo "b stiff" is so incredible lol I know they were into that infiltration of pop thing but I wish they'd stayed more strangely musical like they were there and on the first album I prefer EPs and old twelve inch singles to albums honestly, extended versions of songs I already love are amazing list of those: Portion Control "Go-Talk" Melvins "Eggnog" This Heat "Health & Efficiency" lol Cabaret Voltaire "Drinking Gasoline" Cabaret Voltaire "Sensoria/Cut the Damn Camera"
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    Post your Doom textures!

    very flexible textures for many situations
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    Comfy Maps (or, favourite maps to just exist in)

    ooh i love spaceships no matter if they're convincing and sleek or boxy silver sectors. just hanging out in a rough approximation of the death star or the uss enterprise or whatever's at the beginning of talosian or a bunch of classic early individual levels, that's the good stuff. also industrial settings but i can kinda just make those for myself, im a brickwork and railings demon and come from those places anyway beast island with the monsters off? most of btsxe2 or sunlust with the monsters off and NEIS e2m2 despite it not really looking like anything. sometimes the abstract places are the best places to sit and enkeli maps! my experience with maps really hasnt advanced for like four years, maybe i already found too many cosy places
  25. this heat "deceit" art bears "world as it is today" front 242 "front by front" magma "kohntarkosz" parliament "funkentelechy vs. the placebo syndrome" my terrible 70s/80s centric taste