John Romero wrote:Hi Hugo,
Looks like an interesting project recreating the DOOM Bible! Good luck.
Ask me whatever you need.
Tom Hall wrote:Yeah, I know about the project, cool idea.
Happy to answer what I remember -- if you wait a week, I might have access to my DOOM notes. I just moved, so in boxland!
Tom Hall wrote:It should be: Multiple shots in a 60-degree arc. That should make more sense.I wrote:Hey, Tom, thanks for your reply!
Well, since you are busy, take your time to respond to this question:
-You wanted more weapons for Doom than what appeared in the finished game. Among them, is the Spray Rifle. The way this weapon is described makes it really confusing:
Spray rifle (brown). Multiple shots in a 600 are. Powerful as shotgun, but spread out more. Shotgun recoil.
The "brown" thing is the color the player's uniform would adopt if he/she had selected this weapon. But, what's the weapon supposed to do? I already implemented it in game by doing this:
-Made it an energy weapon that shoots like a Shotgun (multiple hitscan shots, spread with distance).
-Every shot uses 10 Energy Cells (max amount of these is 400).
-Shots have a max distance range of 600 map units (shooting enemies farther than this will not reach them).
-Each shot of this weapon releases 25 hits, opposed to the Shotgun that releases 7.
-Shooting it directly to a wall causes damage to the player.
All this is because I took my liberties in interpretating what you wrote there, but I still want to know from you what was it really supposed to do.
hfc2x wrote:Back to the Spray Rifle, since Tom said that it's kind of a wide-range type of Shotgun, it only raises the question: What on earth is it supposed to look like? Any ideas?