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  1. Hi everyone! As many of you, I really like old games. And I like to mix them. Some time ago, I got an idea - how about I take spell system from Dungeon Master games and add it to Doom and clones? And here it is! Is it a dumb idea? You tell me! :) This is still an early version, but it should give you an idea of what I am going for. What it does: Replaces the default player class with a new one, bringing new spells and a simple RPG and spellcasting system for player. Removes or repurposes basic pickups from the base game. What it does not: Replace or modify any existing maps or monsters in any way. You are a new player in an old world. How it works: Start casting by pressing F. Each spell is made of two to four runes. First rune only affects the power of the spell, the actual spell is the other up to three runes. Symbols are confirmed by pressing E and if the spell is shorter than four runes, you can confirm it with R. While casting, A and D are used for selection. Pressing Z will give you previously selected spell. Potions are used with C an V. Pressing F1 will show all this info and spell list in game. WADs and source ports used: GZDoom 4.8.0 or newer required. For now this is only for Hexen, therefore hexen.wad or hexdd.wad is required. Packed with the mod in the ZIP there is damnums mod - I recommend using it alongside Spellbook, as it shows spell damage. I'd like to implement that directly later. Please keep in mind this is a demo and still quite buggy and rough around the edges (especially flight potion, frost nova or the Z functionality). I intend to add more spells, maybe some weapons, rebalance the whole thing and more. Download and media: Since this is not yet the release, please download it from my OneDrive - or use the link below. Mirror: https://file.io/AiE4F5XgQ1CL Video 1 Video 2 Screenshot is a bit older, but it shows the UI: And the current spell list: Big thanks in advance for any feedback! I hope you guys enjoy this preview.
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    I need C/ACS help

    You need to add an entry in LANGUAGE for every song. You only have 22. Also, if you don't leave the string blank, it'll show the track name in game.
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    Send me your weapon ideas!

    I've been playing with the idea of remaking UT's Translocator in DOOM for some time now. Or how about a hellish rocket launcher that shoots explosive Lost Souls instead of rockets?
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    Mod Entry Points

    I don't think it works like that, but I can't tell for sure - am not that experienced. Closest thing I can think of is just putting that ZS file in a WAD/PK3, just with its own MAPINFO and loading up that file along with your main one. Haven't tried this myself though. There are even some managers, where you can set the order of loading user files. Or just drag both onto gzdoom.exe.
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    Mod Entry Points

    I'd probably use events like void WorldLoaded (WorldEvent e) or void PlayerEntered (PlayerEvent e) to do that in ZScript. If you don't know it, check this ZScript guide, it may help.
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    Post your mod or map ideas here

    I am currently trying to make mod that brings Dungeon Master magic system to DOOM (and clones). I'd like to have the spell power system and potion system as well. The idea is that there would be no weapons or ammo to find, just your spell book and regenerating mana. There could be more spell, as DM only has a few useful or applicable ones. Right now, I have a demo a showing basic spellcasting functionality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xZ0tEz2z54
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    switch weapons at the touch of a key

    Your script would look like this: script 315 (void) { //Your code goes here. } It's similar to programming, so you need to know some basics like data types, operators and so on. If you don't, you can start here. Once you do, you have two options: if you just want the code to run in a certain map, you can use the script editor in UDB to write the script. If you'd want it running in all of them, you would have to repeat it for each map or use LOADACS. EDIT: I opened BD in Slade to see how they do it - they use LOADACS. You can find script 315 in COMMANDS.txt - it gives player some special inventory items. You can find those in Tokens.txt
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    Random skybox idea

    I whipped up a simple solution for that, using LOADACS to load a script: #library "SkyChanger" #include "zcommon.acs" str SkyTex[3] = {"RSKY1", "RSKY2", "RSKY3"}; script 1 OPEN { str i = Random(Skytex[0], Skytex[2]); ChangeSky(i, i); } Similar thing could be done using ZScript. Attached the test file. SkyChanger.zip
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    Help me with GZDoom mod Intro!

    The IVF video will have no sound by default. You need to extract the sound into a separate file with the same name, except for the extension. So, if you have intro.ivf, you need to put intro.ogg in the same folder of your WAD.
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    UDB Crashing

    Had the same issue on Windows 11. Solution was to install an older driver. The one AMD recommends on their site(22.5.1) works for me - Radeon RX 5700 XT.
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    Post your Heretic/Hexen textures and decorations!

    I wanted better looking light decorations, so I remade the fire animation for various Hexen, Heretic and other torches. The new anim ations have about 20 frames, dynamic light and ambient fire sound.
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    Rant: Vanilla is too limited

    I'd say go for UDMF - you can still make maps with vanilla rules, if you want(in which case I wonder why would you complain about it). From various polls I've seen around the forums, most people use GZDoom anyway. Some users said earlier you have to be more creative with vanilla, but I see it as something stifling creativity - if you are truly creative(and I think you are from your work), then more options can only benefit you. And it's not like there aren't limits... Plus, if you like it, there is room to grow and learn new stuff like custom actors, scripts and many more things used for better atmosphere, gameplay and stories.
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    Toggle switches - when to use them?

    Or a crusher. Turn it on to flatten monsters and then off to proceed.
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    Toggle switches - when to use them?

    A light switch, like the ones in Duke 3D or in every room.
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