tracey-sama's beautiful waifu
Joe, please consider reading our introduction thread. No need to read all the super-technical stuff, but skim through it and soak in some basics.
Now in this thread, what you want to do in order to have people enjoy your demos:
- Label them properly. See the pattern everyone's using? 1t or 1n identifies the wad, the following two numbers tell what map it is. Then there's the category identifier, that's a bit of a code, but for UV Max/Speed you simply put minus/hyphen there. Then there are three numbers for the exit time in form of minutes seconds seconds. Your map25 max would be 1t25-611, your map15 speedrun would be 1t15s123. The "s" specifies secret exit and I put some placeholder numbers for time, because I haven't watched it. You don't need to follow the naming convention strictly, but it's the local etiquette.
- Put a textfile with information about the demo in the zip archive, preferably with the same name as the demo itself. Specify details about the demo in this textfile. IWAD and PWAD used, map number, your port (or exe) of choice, demo category, exit time, recording date, maybe some commentary. Just download someone else's demo and have a look! You can steal a template you like and start using it regularly.
- I've mentioned complevel, because you started using prboom-plus. This is very important! Your demos are complevel -1, which means you haven't specified any and the game was using your custom settings. That's not how we record, because we want everyone's demos to behave the same, as intended by authors of the wad. As the thread title suggests, it is complevel 9, which means "Boom behaviour". Simply add "-complevel 9" to your command line. With the hyphen, without the quotation marks.
That should be all you need to know right now. Please don't ignore it.