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Everything posted by PaquoCastor

  1. But, but McGee. Then again, I play Episode 3 of Keen Commander every now and again. I mean, it's only three levels to win. So I can't really see that as unending torment.
  2. The year is getting close to half time and I spent a decent chunk playing id Software games. I really should get back into level design, and maybe release my Wolf level I've been sitting on. Current idea: learn fabrication of jump pads in eternity. I wonder how far can I take platforming without requiring jumping.

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    (Poll) Your favorite Doom source port?

    I'm going to try not to be passive aggressive friends.1 See I was thinking about Firestorm Viewer and a lot of the flack it gets. And how added features always lead to some headaches somewhere, the curse of progress as it were. So, we, as a community, have gotten past square v. rectangular pixels and opl v. gus v. native midi? And if we want to annal wouldn't 'vanilla' require no resolution higher than 320x240? 320x240 full screen as default is what should be then, no? Or would that be 320x2002? Not to mention the problems involving hardware and software limitations, but I digress. Ahahahahaahahahahah!!!111!!1oneoneone Okay personal history time to show where I'm coming from. In like 200X I wanted to play more by that company that made my favorite games I played on that 286 I destroyed: Commander Keen. And there was that GBC game, maybe that's why I can almost stomach it, too hard though. I mean that 286 also had Wolf, but I wouldn't like that for a while. I found Doom Legacy on the net, and shareware Doom. Sometime after Doom 3 came out, and I had already played Quake 3 and Doom II on GBA, I got that collection of Doom minus Master Levels that did not have original executables. So I got to experience Doom 95 on a Windows ME. Fun. And that's why I hate squashy-squashy doom. So after playing 'vanillia3' I moved on to Doomsday, with 3D models and all that Quake 2 stuffs. (Techbases and memories of Doomsday, you'd think I'd like Quake 2 more than I do.) There was a brief stint with Risen3D, because the maps by Sitters and Abbs. Then I wanted multiplayer, since my siblings wouldn't play with me. So I found Player Connector where I quickly became a Skulltager. I still was when Zandronum was being born, which I quickly changed to. But then Doom Classic Complete on PS3 happened, and I fell in love again. After playing Batman Doom and the Raven games in Chocolate I noticed the vanilla mapping era, like BTSX and DTWID and DINO. And Thou shall not save, and Skillsaw's Boom maps made me want to try out a Boom descendant, because I was more of a purist then. So I tried both PrBoom and Eternity, and hated both, that I just went to ZDoom anyway, but that annoyed me too. Then Retro came out and I was like, I can play NRFTL chocolate-like, heck yes! Eventually I came around to Eternity, I think Vaporware helped a lot there. So I think if I spent more time with any source port I could love it, maybe even Legacy again. But for now, Eternity works for me for what I tend to play. GZDoom for maps that require it, or with tag 0 lifts. GlBoom+ as a demo player, since most demos are PrBoom+ nowadays. Chocolate when I feel like it. I need more time with Crispy and Delphi, and even 3DGE, SLaVE looks interesting. Oh that's a wall of text with minimal editing, I hope I didn't Willits it. 1. Shoot, not even a sentence in. 2. See above 3. I was a child dang it!
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    The Doomguy Test

    No, I like it. I used to, but it's not fun. Yes. Yes. Oh god no. Yeah. I kinda did in middle school, although it was more a five level episode to utilize ZDoom features I didn't know how to use. No. Why would I do that? Heh, yes. More like 90%. Oh god yes. Nope. All the bloody time. Not really. No. What's that? Let's just say that I consider fps to be one of my least favorite genres.
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    (Poll) Your favorite Doom source port?

    I honesty can't see how anyone could think any menu perfect, and PrBoom+ seems to have it's share of feature creep as well. (I get shadows, but why health bars?) I mean there are always nits to pick if one wishes. Also, could a community ever agree on what the defaults should be without alienation? (Which is for the rich by the way.) The only thing that truly annoys me about the Eternity Engine is that, as far as I know, autorun is not in the menus. All we need is good documentation and a search feature. That's what makes power-user software awesome. But is it really power-user, since most things with that level of customization tends to be more popular in the parts I frequent. Although In high school I mentioned how what I want in games is a feature-full options menu to which I got a response in the vain of that's just the developers being lazy. Also, GZDoom has added so much to the experience in the last year alone, it truly is an amazing engine. I just prefer the way EE feels, how it handles. I really don't know what it is, but I love EE. However, I do not think onetruesourceportism is a good color on anyone, but I can see both sides on various engines here and I think the developers should do what they think best, for better or worse. It's what I'd do, and that's what makes them worth chancing.
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    (Poll) Your favorite Doom source port?

    I do use dir, hence PrBoom+ loading French Doom II. The reason I set both is because I have an awkward hierarchy of wad folders. The nice thing is that once I set up Chocolate Doom I can just type: chocolate-doom -iwad doom2.wad {-file, -merge} foo1.wad foo2.wad ... foon.wad -deh bar.deh While with Eternity I tend to use: set doom2=PATHTODOOM2FILES eternity -iwad doom2 -file %doom2%/foo1 %doom2%/foo2 ... %doom2%/foon -deh %doom2%/bar Replacing doom2 with whatever game I'm going to play of course.
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    (Poll) Your favorite Doom source port?

    I forgot to mention, I think giving level designers the freedom to define their own end state is a great boon and mapinfo is the best addition. Sad that it took till Quake for that to be vanilla. Of course due to world map and such, Keen gives more freedom here than Wolf or Doom. I'm excited for the new universal standards in advance engine capabilities. Umapinfo is going to be a game changer, and if we have get a cross-port content definite language, a singular Chex 3 rewrite could work in most advanced engines. And this might not be the place, but this has been bothering me, why do most level editors not have full UDMF support? I'm guessing it's a whole use-case scenario. How many people are going to use the vanilla name spaces? They only are useful for someone who wants more control over thing placement, or needs to surpass the binary format size limits, right? Well, and debugging for engine programmers maybe. I managed to mess with the configs in the pk3 of Slade to produce a Doom name space map, but I couldn't figure out how to make the editor use the boom line specials. So I just entered 11 under special in the linedef property plane, and ran it through GZDoom, EE, 3DGE, and Doomsday. The exit switch didn't work in Doomsday, but otherwise it went well. I couldn't get that far with GZDoomBuilder-Bugfix.
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    The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfal thread

    Daggerfall is the reason I can't stomach Morrowind. One step forward, five steps back. Some of the best dungeon crawling I've ever had in an RPG. Funtastic class creation kit. A reasonable leveling system. Ridiculous life simulation systems. Not the Imperial Cult faction. Reasonable default speed. At Least Morrowind had true 3D and actual content I guess. Maybe I should just mod out the leveling system, but I didn't have to mod Arena, Daggerfall, or Skyrim to enjoy them. Not even community Patches!
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    (Poll) Your favorite Doom source port?

    My Introduction to Doom was the shareware episode in Legacy of all ports. I am currently defaulting to the following: Wolfenstein 3d: ECWolf Doom: Eternity Engine Heretic/Hexen/Strife/etc.: GZDoom Quake: Mark V Hexen II: Hammer of Thyrion Quake II: Yamagi Quake II Quake III: ioquake3 I like native resolution support, autorun, decoupling of turn and strafe (I'm looking at you Wolfenstein), mouselook in games that had look up/down keys, mouse 4/5 for move up/down, scroll wheel for inventory management, and a console is always a nice thing to have. I am also totally okay with hardware renders (gl_nearest_mipmap_nearest, now that I know more of what a mipmap is), and I like that border around my screen in all of these 90s shooters. I like being able to do most setup with the menu as documentation and console for quick changes. I am so used to maneuvering Eternity's menu, that PrBoom+'s gives me headaches. Enter to toggle, page up/down don't do what I want (it's left and right), and I have to start at page one every time I close the dang menu, what is this? And why does PrBoom+ default to French Doom II‽ Also, is Chocolate the only port that actually uses %DOOMWADPATH%?
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    Why do you use the editors that you use?

    I've been mapping with SLADE3 due to the irrational reason that I could actually manufacture a UDMF map in Doom name space with it with a lot less tinkering than GZDoom Builder despite the fact that I'm probably not going to make maps in that name space. Then I actually liked the editor, and since I very much plan on using EMAPINFO in the future that's one less editor I need anyway. Which is weird since I tend to like a variety of specific tools rather than a swiss army knife. But it's really I put more time in learning SLADE3, and that familiarity makes me like it.
  11. Sometimes I just have to say that the Wraith Corp megawads have one of my favorite doom soundtracks.

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    Specific Things in Doom that annoy you

    The horizontal auto-aim gets on my nerve sometimes, just need to git gud. On the other hand, I need to be less Good-At-Doom.
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    NASTY: Not A Sourceport, Thank You (Alpha 4)

    For some reason those automap screenshots surfaced repressed nightmares of using the Kafkaesque Daggerfall map. (Of course I'm joking, overhead view and knowledge of level curves worked wonders there.) This is truly crafted from fine beauty.
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    First person platforming in the Doom engine

    So, like a hip drop? Cool. Honestly I liked the platforming in The Golden Souls, so I'd probably enjoy this more. Due to the games I was raised on, I like it when the character winds up jumps, like Vorticons Keen, or those cinematic platformers, like Blaze Epic's oeuvre. Then again, SMB in the eighties has a learning curve to it compared with the average contemporary indie plat. Nintendo "fixed" that in the super version.
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    Post Your Doom Picture (Part 2)

    Ergo Consistency argument; i.e. I agree. Thing is far from ready, terrible layout too, needs less linear.
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    Post Your Doom Picture (Part 2)

    Physics. This is why one shouldn't abstract oblivion but rather abstract nonsense. Consistent contrast is better than meaningless non-chaos no? At least I fixed the invisible walls surrounding a skin column in an other room. Is still a room bigger on the inside. Cause why not?
  17. Tink by Obsidian The Revenant Problem by Revenant100 for Machaward
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    Post Your Doom Picture (Part 2)

    Creatively bankrupt the wadsicle: Yep, I've been trying to make some sort of three-dimensional playable environment or something.
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    Your thoughts on Plutonia

    I can name two maps off the top of my head that I didn't like as much: 16: The Omen and 26: Bunker. I don't think Plutonia is that hard either, TNT has maps that are harder than most of Plutonia actually. Some of the Master Levels aren't walks in the park either. But I think I'd rather replay Perdition's Gate than Plutonia anytime soon, maybe a few maps here and there. Doom II is still my favorite of the official sets. Actually I recently played most of the officially constructed, contracted, and licensed Doom sets this year on normal or higher with quick saves via Eternity. I even managed time to finish Strife. I still need to play the console levels though, maybe PSX TC sometime next year.
  20. I think I have the basic technical skills of map making, now I need to learn what this creativity people talk about is.



    Am I nineties yet?

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    2. 42PercentHealth


      You also need:

      1. Wolfenstein textures mixed with other textures
      2. SS Nazis mixed with other monsters.
      3. Huge areas with just a few imps and/or hitscanners
      4. Small areas with 100+ imps and/or hitscanners (bonus points for including barrels as well)
      5. An invulnerability every time the player has to face anything tougher than a mancubus
      6. Soul spheres in at least every other room
      7. Lava textures that don't do damage
      8. Floor textures that do damage
      9. Progression hidden behind unmarked doors -- player should have to spam walls with the use key or with bullets in order to progress
      10. Monsters stuck in walls

      That ought to do it! ;-)

    3. Anidrex_1009


      Point 8. Hate that crap.

    4. Ichor


      8a. Be Inconsistent with the damaging floors. One floor would do damage, but another would not, with no way of telling which is which.

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    Specific Things in Doom that annoy you

    Eternity auto-switches like that, and I feel like it happens when using the pistol too. But that's probably a bad memory on my part. Usually it's a good thing for a casual playing on Hurt Me Plenty like me.
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    A first mediocre WAD with a little story

    I got to an arena with a skybox and after grabbing a BFG and defeating two cyberdemons and a baron nothing happened. I checked the stats and it said all monsters that were spawned were defeated.
  23. I was playing E1A6 of Square and I noticed how much more fun swimming is with fly up/down keys, good thing GZDoom allows binding them to mouse 4/5, unlike some 90s games. Some games take both buttons as one, others just don't have those actions. Then again this is more of an issue with how I play doom engine games: with the border, no crosshair, and either no mouse look (Doom/Chex/Hacx) or much lower vertical sensitivity than horizontal (I like auto-aim).

  24. I thought the top 100 list has some known inaccuracies, so I could see that. I still need to finish Final Doom, I'm currently working on Evilution again. I think I like Sieban's and Mustaine's styles over the Casali Brothers. It's like Jimmy Sieban does what I like about Petersen maps without the same flaws, and Tom Mustaine has a similar style to McGee, which makes sense. Also I'm bad at Doom; I tank homing missiles with my face and strafe into imp balls. I have finished Hell to Pay for what that's worth.
  25. Josh Sawyer? I wonder If I'll even be on long enough for a custom title. Eh, time shall tell.