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Everything posted by Quasar

  1. Quasar

    Nearly all betruger physical appearances in Doom 3.

    Wouldn't mind another vid with all the times he taunts and laughs at you :P
  2. Quasar

    Early and unused DOOM 64 Level Designs

    @Nevander The pic you meant to link:
  3. With Xbox One getting mouse and KB support, there will be almost no reason to suffer with the Bethesda launcher on PC if the game gets sacked with it. Of course if the game ends up having mtx, I will skip it altogether, however much it will hurt my soul to have to do so.
  4. The Doom Wiki article has now been updated with details for this release, as well as including more info and pics about various variants. https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Reaper_Miniatures
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    Doom Reaper Collection is COMPLETE!

    @Dusty Any chance you have a pic of the two different arachnotron variants side by side? I am currently searching for a direct comparison and there's nothing to be found anywhere. Very frustrating.
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    Early and unused DOOM 64 Level Designs

    With some of the concessions I mentioned, it should be doable on PSX. Not sure about N64, but, you could probably pull it off there also.
  7. I've been wanting to say basically this for quite a while now but couldn't put it in good words. I keep feeling like there should be an official statement from our sites to the effect, because hatred and bigotry and bullying are not welcome in this community regardless of motivation, and the desire to inflict such things on people is not a valid matter for political discourse in the first place.
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    Early and unused DOOM 64 Level Designs

    As far as the Icon of Sin goes I can state there was almost definitely a memory constraint issue there as well - spawning monsters at runtime in the Jag-based ports is a really bad idea because it increases zone fragmentation severely - this is why Nightmare skill level with respawn is also disabled. There's no way that MAP30 from PC would remain stable for very long on the PSX. Also, with the way VRAM budgeting works for monsters, the number of types of monsters it could have spawned would have to be severely cut-down, and a limit placed on the number that could be active at one time would also have had to be added (which requires scanning the mobj queue, which is expensive in terms of processing time). I'm sure if anybody could ever get ahold of Aaron Seeler, he'd back up this reasoning.
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    Things about Doom you just found out

    There are actually two of them now (a Doom 3 themed one, and a Doom (2016) one). The Doom 3 game also had an expansion pack.
  10. Excellent news; not too unexpected (I follow Julia Reda on twitter for the main purpose of tracking this situation).
  11. December was a pretty busy month for the wiki. Aside from all the new stuff, the Doom 3 level articles are also in the process of being improved by Lil'Devil. Community and Media Cacowards 2018 Game Engine Black Book: Doom Top 25 Missed Cacowards Top 100 Most Memorable Maps Classic Doom Boss level ending not triggered if every player is dead List of stock level statistics Voodoo script Doom (2016) Beneath Boneyard Mods Back to Hell The Castle of Blood Dark Hell Demonastery Disturbia Doom 64 for Doom II Doom City Doom Must Fall Jade Earth Man on the Moon Maskim Xul No Chance Operation Sea Wolf Port Glacia Preacher Raven series Runaway Train SIGIL Sin City (1995 WAD) Tangerine Nightmare Total Chaos UAC Invasion: The Supply Depot Umbra of Fate The Warlock's Hearth People Keegan Covey (Stupidbunny) Darch Death-Destiny David J. Hill (Mentzer) Mackey McCandlish (Avatar) Misty Yugiboy85 Previous Issue
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    Gaming Heads Cyberdemon statue open for pre-order

    I've been known to splurge on some expensive items but this is out of my comfort zone by about $400.
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    Doom Console Palettes

    The base palette used for the Jaguar version is the same as the PC, but the CRY colors that are looked up using it are naturally and necessarily slightly different, because CRY is a relatively small color space. There's a significant amount of hue distortion, and most of it is in the green direction, as is usually the case with 16-bit color spaces. This is probably what you're seeing creating the noticeably "richer" skin complexion.
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    Bethesda.net issues

    Please do not derail the topic.
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    Bethesda.net issues

    People are now getting banned from the service for having Cheat Engine just installed on their computer, even if it's never being run at all, or not being specifically run with any Bethesda games. There are rumors circulating also that people are getting banned for using ReShade, or for modding the game.
  16. OK I was extremely skeptical of this, given that anybody could just fake a screenshot of a chat app. But then I found this earlier tonight: Here's some direct conjectural comparison for fun: Or of course maybe the edges of the shield correspond to the lower parts, if you prefer. Am I on to something here? Remember what happened to the UAC in Final Doom - it was repurposed into an organization with the explicit mission of fighting Hell: This logo would seem to be from a UAC with just such a mission. The central sword stabs down through something resembling a gateway of sorts, into flames, where it strikes at the tip with force denoted by the streaks or sparks coming out. But hey, maybe I'm crazy :)
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    Since late last year I have occasionally been using some of my scant free time to plug away on a back-port of Jaguar Doom to the PC. As of the last couple of weeks it is now capable of dry-running all of the gamesim and most of the renderer (there is no screen output quite yet, but it's close), opening an SDL rendering context with hardware upscaling capability, and accepting very basic input (such as getting the window to close). To finish this I have to reverse engineer the remainder of the GAS assembler files for the Tom and Jerry ASICs (most of this is done already), get key bindings working, get sound working, and finish translation of the CRY-16 framebuffer contents into an RGB 32-bit texture for display. It can load either a Jaguar Doom ROM of any format, or the extracted jagdoom.wad file from inside it, and accepts either format as the argument to -iwad. The Github project is at https://github.com/team-eternity/calico-doom if you want to keep tabs on the development blow-by-blow. Here's a cute screenshot of it running the demos as fast as possible without any graphics output yet ;)
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    SIGIL - New Romero megawad [released!]

    My Beast Box is pre-ordered.
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    I did some work previously adding more control options and gamepad support. I want to do a 1.1 release with that stuff pretty soon.
  20. Quasar

    Bethesda.net issues

    Does anybody ever read these things? https://bethesda.net/data/eula/en.html * Can terminate at any time with or without reason, with no obligation to continue allowing access to your data. * All games are online only. * Modding games is a violation of the license. * Allows unlimited spying on your computer while you're playing a game.
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    This is what dark Seraphime entities are...imo

    I disagree because the depiction seems to draw from Byzantine iconography with the sun-like orb (though I suspect that's intended to be Mars in this case) in the background forming a halo, plus the partial or complete rings which frame two of their heads forming additional halos, while the third has wings like an angel. I believe that what we're looking at are this universe's equivalent of angels, the Seraphim - some kind of divine beings that are using their powers to protect or enhance humans instead of trying to conquer them as the demons are doing. They may in fact have organized and acted as mentors to the Night Sentinels, if I'm correct. That they look "similar" to the demons shouldn't be strange - if this is still drawing from Semitic traditions (and indications are good in that regard otherwise), they share the same creator/source. The demons rebelled against their creator or maybe just against the established order of these beings and became evil, while others became good. Remember that the being that gave the Doom Slayer his armor was described by the demons as a "heretic," ie., someone not believing in and following their cause. Isn't that how they would view angelic entities in comparison to themselves? It's all conjecture til we're shown more anyways.
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    'Advanced Doom Utility CD' from 1994

    Is this on archive.org?
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    This is what dark Seraphime entities are...imo

    Given Hugo Martin is a self-described cinema buff, if he's making reference to that stuff deliberately, it shouldn't be surprising. Will be interesting to see if this gets confirmed as an influence at some point.
  24. It's that time again - the proper time, at least. Since we had an extra large issue last time to make up for being late, I'm doing a small one this time with the last half of November, to get back on schedule. Doom 2016 Datapad Hologram Power core Rune trial arena Rune trial passage Rune trial temple Threat pulse Mods Map articles for All Hell is Breaking Loose Map articles for Army of Darkness TC ASDOOMII: The Final Countdown Forest Valley People Rick Barba, author of several relevant strategy guides T. Elliot Cannon (Myscha the Sled Dog) Ben Mansell (Bauul) Teams TeamTNT/List_of_members Previous Issue
  25. If you are to worry, it'd have to be about the parts that are under the purview of Bethesda Softworks (the publishing arm). That'd be stuff like the release date setup (will they do something like a staggered release, since those are all the rage now, where significant bonuses or in-game content are locked behind pre-ordering?), the contents and quality of materials used in any special editions (like the infamous nylon bag), and possibly, any push they might be exerting on id Software to find means to monetize the Doom series with microtransactions (will things like the Doom 2016 player armor, demon types, etc end up having to be bought rather than unlocked through gameplay?). While we've been given zero indications that we should worry about this stuff with respect to Eternal itself, they are unfortunately the overwhelming trends in AAA game publishing at the moment and it'd almost be amazing if we don't see steps in that direction versus what we got in 2016.