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  1. Foxpup

    Why is my teleport Not working

    You also need to place a teleport destination Thing inside the tagged sector, and it must be flagged to appear on all relevant skill levels/game modes.
  2. Foxpup

    No waterfall texture?????

    Incidentally, the reason why adding WFALL1-WFALL4 textures to a WAD "just works" without requiring any additional hacks is that this animation sequence has always been defined in all versions of the game despite there being no textures for it until Final Doom. This may be why you misremembered it as already existing. (It's the same story for the nonexistent SWATER1-SWATER4 animated flat, which can also be used simply by providing the missing flats for it.)
  3. Well, the other part of the negativity is that some things just are negative. You asked us (quite emphatically) to confirm this effect of saving and reloading and we did. That confirmation included the inconvenient fact that your discovery has already been discovered and well documented by others before you. I can see how this is disappointing, especially if you put a lot of time and effort into it, but you shouldn't let it discourage you. Not every great idea you have will be a winner; you just have to keep at it and hope the next one will be better.
  4. At least part of the negativity stems from the simple fact that allowing saving and loading in speedruns would allow far more shenanigans than this. There is actually quite a lot of game state that is lost/reset when loading a saved game. In particular, saving and loading restores normal gameplay after triggering the all-ghosts bug, thus trivialising any map where that bug can be triggered on demand (though it does allow 100% secrets on E4M3, for what that's worth). There are also less game-breaking but still unfairly beneficial tricks such as making monsters forget their targets and making revenant and archvile attacks miss. Part of the reason Doom speedrunning doesn't need a "glitchless" category is that the single-segment requirement automatically excludes an entire class of known glitches.
  5. Foxpup

    DEHACKED crashing my friends Zandronum server.

    There's nothing wrong with your DEHACKED lump, and I don't know why you thought it was to blame. Remember that projectile speeds are multiplied by 65536, so your projectile actually had a speed of "only" 70. This is still extremely high, and you may observe various problems with projectiles this fast, but crashing the game isn't one of them. No, the reason your WAD crashes is simply that you forgot to convert your punch sprites (PUNG*), which are still in PNG format. Any port that can't use PNG sprites will crash when a player selects the fist (either manually or automatically when going berserk or running out of ammo).
  6. Foxpup

    UDB Noob Question (Exiting a level)

    More specifically, switches, teleporters, and manual/push actions work only from the front side. Walkover actions other than teleporters and all gunfire actions work from either side.
  7. There are a few exhibition and cowboy action shooters who are this fast, though it's probably not a viable technique under combat conditions. The real question is why Doomguy fires the pump shotgun so slowly by comparison: anyone this skilled can easily run a pump gun almost as fast as an autoloader. It's almost comical the way Doomguy handles the pump shotgun like a total beginner but the double-barrel like a world champion.
  8. Just teleporters, specifically. This is so that a traditional pad-to-pad teleporter won't just immediately teleport the player again when they step off the destination pad.
  9. Foxpup

    What’s the best version of duke nukem?

    The original v1.3D release is clearly the best. They never should have patched out Duke's impressive hopak dance moves.
  10. Foxpup

    Doom Legacy crashes

    Which WADs specifically are you trying to play? If they require a modern source port, well, there's your answer. Or are you having this issue with vanilla-compatible WADs or the original IWADs?
  11. Foxpup

    Looking for some technical info on sky rendering

    What you're seeing is pincushion distortion from mapping the cylindrical projection used in sky textures to the gnomonic perspective used to render the game world, so that the rendering of the sky visually matches the rest of the world. For example, step onto the balcony at the start of Doom 2 MAP01, and turn slowly while looking at the sky through the fence. Observe that the horizontal spacing between the fence posts changes as your view rotates due to perspective, and the sky distorts to match it (at least on the horizontal axis). The perspective mapping of the sky is done using the precomputed math table xtoviewangle[], which is generated in R_InitTextureMapping() using the tangent table. The effect is that each vertical column of pixels in the sky texture is stretched horizontally by a factor of 1/cos2(α) where α is the viewing angle relative to the centre of the screen.
  12. Write caching is the culprit. When you save a file, it is not actually written to disk immediately, instead it is temporarily stored in the disk cache so that multiple file operations can be batched up and written to disk all at once, improving both throughput and disk lifespan by reducing the number of physical writes required. It does have the nasty side effect that a power failure will cause loss or corruption of cached files that you thought were already saved, which includes not just your WAD but also UDB's configuration files. Write caching can be disabled if you want extra protection against this type of event, though it will impact disk performance. An uninterruptible power supply is a far better solution to the problem of power failures.
  13. Foxpup

    P_CheckMissileSpawn bug

    Actually, the fact that projectiles without NOBLOCKMAP will randomly crash vanilla Doom has been common knowledge since as early as 1995 (the phenomenon is mentioned in Fun with DeHackEd!, for example), though until this thread I don't think anyone has known why.
  14. Foxpup

    Big Half-Life Update

    No doubt this is because Blue Shift isn't actually a Half-Life mod; it actually uses its own modified engine (for some reason), and is totally incompatible with the original Half-Life engine. It would indeed instantly crash if you tried to load it as a Half-Life mod, so the behaviour in the update isn't a regression.
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    Source Ports personal deal breakers

    This actually pre-dates ZDoom - the first source port to add vertical spread to all hitscan weapons was none other than DOSDoom , which I don't think even gives you an option to restore the original behaviour at all.
  16. Foxpup

    Beyond just a bool

    Part of it is coming from the fact this is the usual reason for people to ask questions similar to yours, but most of it is coming from the fact that you said "ya pretty much" when I straight-up asked you whether this is the case.
  17. Inb4 "the hanged corpse sprites are edited photographs of the execution of Mussolini and his followers". They're not.
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    PrBoom+ giving me error message when using custom wads

    Considering the error message specifically refers to a sky texture, this may have been worth mentioning earlier. Does your WAD's TEXTURE1 lump (or TEXTURE2 if present) contain a valid texture named "SKY3"? Because it needs to even if your map doesn't contain any sky sectors, as Doom unconditionally attempts to load the hardcoded sky textures when starting a new game.
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    Dehacked : Monster keeps refiring infinitely.

    They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. That's actually not the case: the definition of insanity is being mentally incapable of controlling one's actions or understanding the difference between right and wrong, and therefore being unable to be held legally or morally responsible for said actions. Still, it is the case that you're doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result, so let's start there. You still have state 741's next state inexplicably set to 737. (Also, I think you need to think harder about how your monster's pain and death states are going to work if you're overwriting them with an extended attack.)
  20. Foxpup

    PrBoom+ giving me error message when using custom wads

    Are you using a third-party texture/resource WAD for your map? If so, what does its text file say about advanced engine requirements?
  21. Foxpup

    PrBoom+ giving me error message when using custom wads

    Every WAD you download should include a text file detailing (among other thing) whether an advanced engine is needed to run it. PrBoom+ (and DSDA-Doom) are not advanced engines - they are basic limit-removing Boom ports. If the "advanced engine needed" is anything other than "Boom", "limit removing", or "no"/"vanilla", the WAD is (probably) not compatible with PrBoom+/DSDA-Doom and cannot be expected to run without errors.
  22. Foxpup

    Error With Map Walls

    Corrupt geometry can sometimes be magically fixed by clicking on the problem sectors in Make Sectors mode; beyond that it's impossible to suggest anything without seeing the WAD.
  23. Foxpup

    so, where super shotgun come from?

    It does in co-op multiplayer, and BFG tracers absolutely do not discriminate.
  24. Foxpup

    so, where super shotgun come from?

    Simply because they are far, far, less effective in combat than movies and video games would have you believe. In particular, they are way slower and more fiddly to reload than magazine-fed weapons, especially if you try to load both shells at once which is a sure-fire way to put one shell in the gun and one shell on the floor unless you've had a lot of practice at it, and even then there's no way you're reloading as fast as Doomguy. And you have to deal with all this after only getting off a measly two shots, which is a problem since you never know how many shots you'll actually need in a given combat situation (especially since nobody's perfect and you're likely to miss one or more shots). It's no exaggeration to say that double-barrelled shotguns are almost as obsolete as the blunderbuss from which they directly descend (the double-barrel was literally invented as a way to get more than one shot out of a muzzle-loader), and are favoured by civilians (including criminals) mainly because they're less legally restricted than magazine-fed weapons in many jurisdictions (especially those with very tight gun control like the UK or Australia) rather than any practical advantages, which are pretty marginal except in certain shooting sports where the rules explicitly favour double-barrels.
  25. Foxpup

    Dehacked : Monster keeps refiring infinitely.

    Again, what are you talking about? I did no such thing. Literally all I did was change state 741's next state to 728. My DEH file is otherwise identical to the one you posted. The FatAttack actions were already like that; you can see this plainly in the screenshot you posted, too. I just assumed you did that and that it's what you wanted it to do in the first place. If not, where did this file even come from? Are you attempting to modify a DEH created by someone else without understanding how they did it? I feel like I'm missing something fundamental about what you're actually trying to do.
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