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  1. Arctangent

    Post Your Doom Picture (Part 2)

    this makes me wish we had a doomsphere reaction
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    Is Split-Screen Multiplayer Dying?

    I get the feeling you're seeing shades of yourself in someone far more fanatical and thus claiming I'm talking about a strawman, when really it's a real breathing dude that's standing right in front of you and doing that shit where you can see it with no issue.
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    Is Split-Screen Multiplayer Dying?

    yeah this totally isn't demanding it of the pretense of not doing so being blasphemy, sure
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    Is Split-Screen Multiplayer Dying?

    I mean, I'd say most people don't actually have people to play local multiplayer but like to play multiplayer anyway, so providing a poor netcode for them to play with other people or even long distance friends is far, far, far less acceptable to the general population than skipping out on a feature a smidgen of buyers are going to use. It seems pretty damn selfish, y'know, to not only demand that development time is taken away from the parts that most people find far more vital to their enjoyment of a game, but also claim not doing so is some abomination against the true nature of gaming or whatever.
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    Is Split-Screen Multiplayer Dying?

    is there really more to say to this than "ok"
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    Don't think it'd be too difficult to do in GZDoom, or at least, replacing any floor - regardless of what it originally was - with lava.
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    Commissioning mods?

    Well, that sure is one indirect way to look down upon Carmack. Doom as a whole, really, considering the insinuation that it was just a waste of time. And art is?
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    A question about 3D enemies and hitboxes

    Through use of ZScript, it should be pretty simple to have a single hitbox be the "primary" actor, which then creates the rest of the "secondary" actors through an PostBeginPlay() override and maintains their position in its own Tick() override - you'd want to do it that way specifically as otherwise you run the risk of desyncing some hitboxes by a tic. Furthermore, proper locational damage multipliers would be a lot easier than in Decorate, as the secondary actors could override DamageMobj() to intercept the damage dealt to them, then deal it altered to the primary actor.
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    How would you, if you would, rebalance the pistol?

    As far as the original topic goes, I'd opt for just shoving the chaingun on slot 2 and letting a fifth ammo type weapon take slot 4, since the chaingun is basically to the pistol as the chainsaw is to the fist. Except with no berserk for the pistol. As far as making bullet weapons more viable in general, I'd opt for increasing their damage-per-ammo by like x1.5 or x2. I don't think shells and clips need to be even - especially since the chaingun means clips are better at controlling enemies through stunlock - but the disparity between the two is large enough to the point of really making the clip weapons underwhelming.
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    Commissioning mods?

    Toss up a topic about asking for help with a project with very specific goals ( as opposed to the "single broad gimmick" or "hey make a map about anything" most community projects do ) with no intention of making anything yourself, and see how quickly you should reconsider ever entering a casino ever.
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    Commissioning mods?

    I feel like you completely missed what this topic is about, but it would probably be a smart idea to have an anti-scam thread where the commissioner can, say, post screenshots of the map layout or stuff so that people can make sure that the person they're commissioning from didn't just take someone else's map and edit it a bit. As someone who follows an artist that does Twitch emote commissions, I can tell you that that occurs more often than you'd hope - but catching someone in the act can mitigate it. 'Course, this is a pretty future-focused problem, as the Doom community's pretty dang small ( y'know, compared to the entire online art community ) that there's not really much of an opportunity for an unknown to pop up and start offering to map for cash, since ... I mean, who the heck's going to take them up on that offer with how easy it is to tell who's a prolific mapper and who isn't around here?
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    Commissioning mods?

    I think you're jumping to that conclusion a bit early, considering I'm pretty sure a much more significant reason would be that no mapper / modder well-known enough has actually said they're taking commissions yet. Like, I may be wrong about that, but I don't think I've ever heard or seen of someone doing that yet. Which, y'know, would keep the concept from happening far before lack of interest could even enter the picture. You have to have legs before you can walk, after all.
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    Commissioning mods?

    When's the last time a person went to a prominent mapper, asked for a very specific map in gameplay, atmosphere, theme, etc., and actually had it made for them? Because that's the thing: you're comparing the release of something made entirely out of the creator's passion and something the creator made out of someone else's passion. While these may sometimes have overlapping results should two people in the community basically have the exact same dream project, that's an extremely rare circumstance and really shouldn't be considered. Hell, with how many factors there are in a video game level, even significant overlap in dream projects don't make for a match, as a creator could release a mapset with the exact type of aesthetic somebody else has been waiting for for a long time, but with a type of gameplay they can't stand at all Or, to put it another way, you're basically saying that it's be rare that someone would bother commissioning an artist for art of their favorite character when said character already has plenty of fan art. But five seconds of being around artists that do commissions shows that that's just plainly not true, because there's a lot more to it all than just having more art of said character.
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    What MIDIs can I use?

    just because you know you're capable of writing down your neighbor's secret family recipes without them noticing does not mean that you should
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    Commissioning mods?

    i think the choice is pretty clear ain't it