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  1. Ryath

    Editing map names in Heretic

    Thank you! That's a huge help. Any chance you could upload one with all five of the episode titles as well? (I've been able to find the correct text offsets for Episode 1-3 but I can't seem to locate 4 and 5. Gave it a look and nope -- it appears just once. Out of curiosity, if you folks load up humpmini.hhe for example, are you telling me you don't see the original map names on the intermission screen? Yeah, I'm a big dumb idiot. Those new values fixed it. It runs fine now, though all the text offsets it gives seem to be... incorrect? Are these the Heretic 1.0 values you're talking about? It gives The Docks as 1252: But if I create that HHE file, it causes an error when trying to load it with Choco. However, the 1240 offset given by everyone else works fine.
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    NaNoWADMo 2018 (it begins!)

    Don't worry about it! You gave it a shot and nobody can blame you for dropping something you're not enjoying. I hope you can turn that WAD around sometime soon!
  3. Ryath

    Editing map names in Heretic

    Heh, that's the exact WAD I used for the template I mentioned! It doesn't have an Episode 3, which is why I got stuck at that point. Yep, I ran HHE in DOSBox and that's where I was having the freezing problem. Before it starts up, though, it says that my HERETIC.EXE is not the expected file size, so maybe that's what's causing it to choke? Is this because I have SotSR? It did occur to me at one point that they might be drawn from the same string. (My guess wasn't that it ignored the first 7 characters but that the double space was some kind of indicator to ignore everything before it. So I was close!) But I noticed when I loaded up Hump Mini or my own HHE patch that the automap names would display correctly but the intermission names were still the default IWAD ones. I fired it up again just now to make sure I wasn't crazy. On the automap, the first map is "E1M1: Ramparts". Hit the exit switch and... "The Docks". Could I be doing something wrong in the way I'm using the HHE patch?
  4. So we all know how the clunky process of changing map names in Doom (graphic lumps for the names on the intermission screen and a DeHackEd patch for the ones on the automap). Heretic, on the other hand, seems to have simplified things by cutting out the graphic lumps -- so instead everything needs to be done with a HHE patch. Unfortunately, I can't get HHE to run on any computer I've tried it on. It just freezes the moment it starts up. In lieu of HHE, I've resorted to looking at other vanilla Heretic WADs that replace map names and then using their HHE patches as a template. I've been able to replace the automap names of all the maps in the first two episodes, as well as the titles of the first three episodes. Problem is I can't find the locations (the actual number values) of the remaining strings I need to edit. And weirder, I haven't found any Heretic WADs that replace the intermission map names -- just the automap ones. So my question, I guess, has three parts. 1) Does anyone know how to edit all the map names for Heretic? Or maybe know of a chart that outlines all the relevant strings? Or even just a Heretic WAD that has all new map names I could look at to figure it out? 2) Is it possible to replace the intermission map names? I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be, but I also don't understand why I wouldn't have found anyone who's done it. 3) Is anyone familiar enough with HHE to know why it would be freezing on startup?
  5. Ryath

    NaNoWADMo 2018 (it begins!)

    You're killing it, @meapineapple! Does that put you 4 days ahead of schedule? An episode in a month is still a big achievement! Awesome start! I've got one episode finished so far. Not as many maps as I'd hoped, but I usually pick up my pace the closer we get to the 30th.
  6. Ryath

    NaNoWADMo 2018 (it begins!)

    I've been watching everyone's progress on the Discord but there's so much to see it's hard to keep up. And there's a ton more here in the thread! You guys are my heroes. As of the end of Day 4, I've got three 100-linedef maps done. E2M3: E2M5: E2M6:
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    NaNoWADMo 2018 (it begins!)

    24(-ish) hours left, folks! Get your mice and keyboards ready! Thanks Obsidian! And sure, of course you can link to the NaNo server. Done!
  8. Ryath

    NaNoWADMo 2018 (it begins!)

    Sorry I didn't respond to this sooner. No, it's not required for the challenge that you start on the 1st, just that all the maps are created within the month of November. Anyway, glad you're in!
  9. Hi Pan. I haven't played your map, but I wanted to try to help you understand why this thread is receiving the negative reaction it is. We don't really care about the quality of your map. Doomworld tends to be pretty supportive of new mappers, and I see great feedback on almost every WAD that gets posted -- as long as the mapper demonstrates that they're receptive to feedback. You've basically ignored every bit of constructive criticism, which doesn't help anyone involved. It doesn't help us feel like there's any reason to give you feedback, and it doesn't help you improve. The bigger issue here is an ethical one. You're asking people to put their valuable time and effort toward a goal that is literally unreachable (or at the very least was unreachable when you first proposed it). I understand that bugs are hard to find sometimes. If the thing preventing players from completing your challenge only popped up in certain runs of the map, it wouldn't be such a big deal. But the reason your challenge was impossible was because of errors that you'd notice simply by playing the map yourself. Which means you never verified that it could even be done. You didn't care enough to be bothered about whether you were wasting everyone's time and good intentions. For future reference, rather than steamrolling ahead the whole time, here's what would have been an acceptable response: "Oh geez, I really screwed up. I'll take the challenge down until I can make sure everything works right."
  10. Ryath

    NaNoWADMo 2018 (it begins!)

    I think I've got everyone signed up who wanted to be. If not, let me know. And there's still time to join in if you haven't yet! One week till the madness begins!
  11. Ryath

    NaNoWADMo 2018 (it begins!)

    Just an FYI, we've been talking in the Discord about the possibility of drawing out maps before the start of the challenge. At least for the moment, I'm considering that "working on the maps" prior to the 30-day window. Obviously, though, that only matters if you care about the official rules. If pre-drawn maps help you get more work done, go for it! Oh my gosh, that sounds awesome. Please do!
  12. Ryath

    NaNoWADMo 2018 (it begins!)

    Welcome aboard, everybody! I've updated the OP again after a really good question from @Phobus on the Discord. Putting together a resource pack of textures/music/sprites/etc before the start of the challenge is perfectly fine. The point's just not to start on maps until November 1st.
  13. Ryath

    NaNoWADMo 2018 (it begins!)

    Got a Discord up and running if anyone wants to stop by and chat! Here's the link: https://discord.gg/bh6TBTC. I hope I've set this thing up correctly. Glad to have you!
  14. Ryath

    NaNoWADMo 2018 (it begins!)

    Whoa! Woke up to way more interest in this thread than I was expecting. Welcome aboard, everybody! I've added everyone who seemed interested to the OP. I'll get one set up today.
  15. Ryath

    NaNoWADMo 2018 (it begins!)

    No problem at all. The sky's the limit!
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