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About durian

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  1. Monster Condo
  2. I learned how to use map editors and make levels in the dark old days, when there was only one map format. In many ways the experience of mapping now is very far removed from the experience of mapping then, but the rules and processes dictated by the map format constitute a comforting point of continuity, which I've missed when dabbling with more advanced formats. I guess part of the reason I still play around in editors is because I enjoy the familiarity - it's been a part of my life for twenty years - and since that feeling is diminished when I move away from more traditional formats, I don't tend to bother.
  3. It's worth noting that in those shots - as well as homogenised texturing - the lighting is also homogenised, which (I'd say) contributes a lot more to their bland appearance than the uniform texture theme. The first shot, for example, would otherwise look like this: Not so bad.
  4. Dug out some of my old nin vinyl - fixed is a gem:
  5. Not even a little.
  6. Software. I generally prefer the way things look under a more restricted palette. And, to echo DotW, - to my eyes - the light just looks off with hardware rendering - generally too bright, with not enough contrast between light and dark. GZDoom's 'palette' tonemap is pretty good though, but for most part (that is, unless I'm playing something that requires hardware rendering) I've no good reason to use it over regular software rendering. And if you throw something like Urthar's DM2PAL into the mix, then the "browning out" mentioned in the OP isn't such a problem.
  7. Not finished in here, but it's coming along.
  8. Requiem.
  9. Nice stuff @Angry Saint - some interesting shapes and texture combos. It might be worth playing a little with the light levels - perhaps bringing the overall level down a bit, and introducing some contrast.
  10. Yeah, I love ToD's approach to visual design. And that map in particular is clever and a lot of fun.
  11. There used to be a reasonably detailed FAQ, which included a short guide for new members with a few dos and don'ts - e.g., don't post an introduction thread - but I can't see the link any more, I guess since the software update. Edit: See above!
  12. Love 'em - have enjoyed playing them on repeat for more time than I'd care to admit - though think there's probably more that could be done with them.