- HUD's Original Icons (Restores the HUD's original icons for armor and ammo) - August 13th, 2014
Dedicated Versions: (These are modifications of the HUD which are created and maintained by other members of the community for their favorite mods)
Important Notes: (Last updated on August 13th, 2014)
- The HUD requires development builds of ZDoom 2.8pre-589-gf482dc0+ and GZDoom 1.9pre-790-gc30cfb3+. Latest official releases of ZDoom 2.7.1 and GZDoom 1.8.6 will not work, as the HUD uses features that these versions of the engines do not have.
- It does not work with Zandronum or Skulltag (in case of the latter, it never will be), as they do not have the necessary features.
- It will only work out of the box with projects that do not alter the player's arsenal. Modification of the HUD is necessary if you want custom weapons and ammo to work with it.
Additional Patch-related Notes: (Last updated on August 13th, 2014)
- Do not request patches; except for the Brutal Doom patch, the ones I will be making are only for mods that I'm interested in.
- The patches above assume that you are using unmodified versions of the respective mods. Typically, the patches should work with modified versions of the mods as long as the class names of the weapons and their associated ammo types are left untouched.
- The main HUD is required for the patches to work. Make sure it is loaded before the patch files, and after any other mods.
- The icons patch is meant be used with the main HUD alone, if one so desires. Do not mix it with the other patches.
Brutal Doom patch notes:
- The patch was tested with brutal19. There are no guarantees that it will work with older versions.
- The patch is only meant to be used with "vanilla" Brutal Doom. So, if you use an add-on or a mutator of some sort, and it turns out that it does not work, do not come to me and complain about it. I have absolutely no intention of supporting these add-ons and mutators.
- As with the main HUD, the patches should only be used with the latest ZDoom or GZDoom versions. This is not for Zandronum. And before you ask - no, there will not be a Zandronum patch (see the Important Notes section above as to why).
What's new/changed in this version:
- Replaced the console (small) font with a bigger one.
- Increased the size of the inventory bar. It can now show 8 items at once.
- Tweaked the selected inventory item's position in relation to the inventory box so it is drawn centered.
- Utilized DrawImage's new scaling feature to scale the ammo icons - goodbye to manual scaling!
- When displaying the armor icon, the armor's actual sprite is used.
- Increased the alpha of dimmed elements from 0.35 to 0.5.
- Reorganized things in the ACS library and removed redundant code.
- Separated the ACS library into two files; one that contains common code and one that only contains the things which differ across the patches.
- The HUD's own custom armor and ammo icons are now in a separate patch.
- Health and armor bars are adjusted dynamically to player's health and the type of armor he/she is wearing.
- Map's stats are marked when they are achieved. For map time, it is displayed in blue if you are under the map's par time. Once it goes above that, it will turn to white/gray, denoting that you failed to beat the par time.
- Added a patch-creating guide.
- With the icons patch:
- Without the icons patch:
- Pushed the HUD elements five pixels towards the edges of the screen (see the third point just below).
- The keys display has been relocated to the far right, and is now part of the ammo/arms display.
- The bars and their displays in general are slightly shorter than before; this was a consequence of an attempt to make more room for something to be added at the bottom-center in place of the old keys display's location. The idea of adding the thing was scrapped later, and I decided to leave the displays in their new length.
- The ammo/arms display has a more spacious background now. It is a mirrored version of the health/armor display's background, with some changes.
- As a result of the new background for the ammo/arms display, the dual-ammo display now uses the same bar graphics used by the health and armor.
- A weapon that uses two ammo types can have an ammo icon drawn for each ammo type/bar, primary and secondary.
- When adding weapons to the weapons array, a "NoSlot" keyword can be used instead of an actual slot number to designate a slot-less weapon; this was added in for the rare cases where a weapon can be used "legitimately" and at the same time has no slot assigned to it -- ZDCMP2's Grenade weapon demonstrates this case.
- Added a level time display, which is part of the level stats display.
- The level stats display uses the same background used by the all-ammo display, only mirrored (consistency).
- Added an infinite ammo indicator; if the player has an InfiniteAmmo powerup or the infinite ammo cheat enabled, the ammo bars will be drawn full and in a unique color. Their counters will be replaced by an infinity symbol with the same color scheme.
- If the player has no armor, the health display will be drawn alone at the middle of the background, now.
- The left-hand side display is no longer drawn with translucency and in grayscale when the player is dead.
- Tweaked the blue console font color a little (it is a bit brighter now).
- Tweaked the blue font color used for the health and armor counters when over hundred (take 2).
- Added a patch for ZDoom Community Map Project 2.
- Miscellaneous changes here and there.
- Tweaked the color of the blue bar slightly.
- Tweaked the blue font color used for the health and armor counters when over hundred.
- The air supply display is now drawn dimmed when the player is not currently underwater.
- Replaced the HUD's name and version number with a bar display of the player's air supply. Not useful for vanilla maps, but it is still more useful than what it is currently replacing.
- Removed the HUD's menu options; this is to avoid potential conflict with ZDoom itself and other mods. (See the readme.txt file for information on how to change the options now)
- Implemented some code so that weapons using AmmoType1 as reserve ammo and AmmoType2 as "clip" ammo are shown correctly in the dual-ammo display.
- Updated Accessories to Murder's patch's base code to v1.14.
- Added a patch for Brutal Doom.
- The reserve ammo type(s) associated with the currently equipped weapon is shown "highlighted", while the rest of the types are dimmed (this was meant to be part of v1.12, but I ran into a little block when trying to implement it then).
- Weapons slots are specified through ACS, now, which means no SBARINFO-work is needed in that regard.
- Extended the all-ammo and current ammo displays so their counters can go up to 4 digits in size.
- Reworked the dual-ammo display a little.
- Made custom colors for use with HUDFONT2_DOOM and NC_SMALLFONT fonts.
- Gave the HUD version display some translucency.
- Set the HUD version to be retrieved from the LANGUAGE lump.
- Removed some redundant graphics and color definitions.
- The HUD's version number is displayed in place of the player's name.
- Added a background for the individual keys in the key bar.
- The HUD's version is part of the HUD now. It is displayed centered at the top of the screen.
- Replaced the old method of defining custom console variables with the new, CVARINFO one. With this, the end-user does not need to do anything regarding the CVARs and their "initialization", anymore. The engine will take care of that now.
- The test pistol is no longer selectable through normal means if you happen to have it. (See the decorate.txt file for more info)
- Keys are now displayed centered at the bottom of the screen, and in their old place the player's name is displayed.
- Moved the inventory bar up a little.
- Added custom inventory bar arrows graphics.
- Added a section in the readme.txt file about HUD scaling.
- All-ammo display counters do not change color anymore, and thus modders do not need to do much work when adding new ammo types to work with the HUD.
- Changed the way the "selected weapon's ammo" display works, resulting in a less hassle when incorporating new weapons and their ammunition.
- Changed the graphic of the inventory selector.
- When the health bar is yellow, the bar frame glows yellow, as well.
- All-ammo display backgrounds are now of the same style as the tally backgrounds.
- Added a readme.txt file explaining how to make new weapons work with the HUD, and also explaining the HUD menu (make sure to read the file).
- The HUD version is logged in the console.
Version 1.6 (file was lost):
- Back-ported most of the changes that went into the Doom Expanded's version of the HUD.
- Added support for dual-ammo-using weapons.
- Added a bar overlay for health and armor bars when going above hundred.
- Level stats and reserve ammo displays are now toggleable from a newly added "NC HUD" options menu (See below for more info).
- All-ammo-types display is now being drawn at the top-right corner of the screen.
- Merged the current ammo and arms displays together.
- Armor bar frame no longer continues to glow/flash when player's armor is 0. Instead, the whole display is drawn with some translucency.
- Keys icons are drawn with alpha translucency.
- The HUD is toggle-free now.
- Added: An all-ammo-type display, however, to be actually displayed, a keybind has to be pressed and held ("A" by default) (experimental).
- Added: A "low ammo" indicator (current ammo display only) just like the armor one.
- Added: Ammo icons for the different ammo types.
- The arms display has been 'merged' with all-ammo-type display.
- Initial release.