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Everything posted by Arctangent

  1. Arctangent

    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
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    Commissioning mods?

    I don't think being known by how easy it is to exploit you makes any sort of sense. also "paying with recognition" is something that morally obliges everyone else to point and laugh at you, then run you out of town
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    Drifting DoomGuy

    Alternatively, you can just walk - it takes less time to decelerate if you're moving slower, after all. If that's still too loose for you, using a joystick or a gamepad with analog directional input will allow for even slower movement, or if you want to stick to a keyboard, crouching while walking is the slowest you can go with digital input.
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    Yanny or Laurel, what do you hear?

    At first it was Yanny, then it flunctuated between Yarry and Yaurel until it settled on Yaurel. Doesn't really seem to me like it could shift to starting with an L sound, though, at least not with my ears. ... Also, honestly, I found the voice kinda creepy.
  10. but i'm not i've been saying you were pretty blatantly thinking that everything everyone was saying to him was aimed at you, thus putting words into their mouths while claiming they were doing the same to you
  11. one your replies targeted at no one in particular, in the context of thinking that people were saying you didn't like difficult maps and that they were putting words in your mouth, after someone else entirely just said they don't like difficult maps
  12. but you've yourself diverted the flow of the topic to focus on yourself just because you couldn't be bothered to realize that the past several pages have been about spd's opinions, not your's
  13. do you get your custom title from always thinking the spotlight's on you or something
  14. y'might want to read your own topic because this clearly shows you haven't been doing so
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    Zdoom Friendly mods, Something that is dead?

    Yes, outdated software tends to run better on outdated hardware than up-to-date software does, unless said outdated software has massive optimization issues that a latter version fixes.
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    Why game makers like EA are nowadays evil?

    Are you implying that there is not a single movie studio, movie label, or novel publisher that has one sold a product that isn't high quality and not a blatant cash grab? Because if so ... where the hell in the world do you live, to never have encountered anything that so much hinted at the opposite? Candy Land?
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    Zdoom Friendly mods, Something that is dead?

    You've got that completely backwards. If you yourself weren't bound to a computer that can't run GZDoom, would you restrict yourself to outdated software ( which does effect modding, what with the rate that GZDoom and previously ZDoom add new modding features ) just for a minority on outdated hardware? That's pretty damn inane when most of your audience is perfectly capable of running your mods without issue, especially since it can take a lot of work and messy coding to downgrade something to something as dated as the last ZDoom version. Hell, it might not even be possible without significant sacrifices.
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    What if Classic Doom had permadeath?

    If they had it in Doom 1 and wanted to keep it in Doom 2, I'd imagine the text screens would act like checkpoints, where instead of losing your progress entirely, you'd just be forced to restart the level after the last text screen with a pistol start. I mean, the text screens are seemingly there for the same reason they were included in Doom 1, just with the added benefit of being able to continue directly after one instead of having to go the New Game and select the next episode. More importantly, though, as you hinted at going from 8-9 map permadeath sessions to a 30 map one would just be such an extreme change in what the mode would mean, so giving more meaning to the "episodes" of Doom 2 for this purpose would make a lot of sense to prevent the whole mode from being overwhelming.
  19. I think in this case it's more like playing any difficulty mode while being completely unable to hit anything with your guns, even the hitscan ones.
  20. You could always, y'know just say "yeah I'm good" halfway through and do something else at that point.
  21. have you like not actually interacted with anything new since 1999 like I'm not even sure if you've bought food since 1999 since that would entail you realizing that prices have risen due to inflation, much less the prices of many other things rising and falling due to politics and technological advancement also til that dota had codified and popularized the moba genre 5 years before it was even created, now that's impressive
  22. Everyone who enjoys a good slaughtermap, which includes quite a few people on Doomworld. Okay, but why though? y e e e e s h
  23. I'm not sure why you're on a forum about video games when you consider playing a video game for 20 minutes a loss of 20 minutes. Seems like your priorities are pretty twisted. Yes, I'm sure you're being so respectful in the first place by pissing all over others' hobbies and interests and treating people as if they're some rare breed of horse. Why, why would anyone lack respect for someone like you? It's inconceivable.
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    Shellspam DM

    Download here. The handful of multiplayer maps that got tossed out here recently reminded me of this little pack of 9 ( and one incomplete ) "oldschool" DM / duel speedmaps I made ... cripes, it's been three years at this point apparently, and I decided that it's worthwhile enough to left the world see as opposed to just letting it rot on my harddrive. They were all made in various 24-hour sessions of no real structure and that I never actually kept track of the dates, so ... yeah. Forewarning: most of these maps haven't been tested in actual PvP, and the few that were were tested only barely. That said, just going back and running around 'em tells me they're some of these aren't great, even without actually spamming a single shell. A chunk are pretty experimental and gimmicky, too. All that said, and that's just about the gameplay, without even starting on the aesthetic of some of these things. Still, I don't think any of them are absolute trash, some of 'em might actually be decent, and hey, maybe some of their concepts will inspire future, less messily crafted maps. Screenshots: Credits and maplist: