Stacking Sectors

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Stacking Sectors

Postby Siberian Tiger » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:08 pm

Hallo,

I seem to have reached an issue that I can't fully resolve by myself. I have created a very simple test map but contains a lot of children sector references within the parent sectors and includes slopes, what would be the best way to link these two parent sectors together? I have tried using the Stack Points (THING ID: 9078 && 9077) and also tried Sector_SetPortal[1], but in a much more 'busy' environment with the lower and upper sectors - I am unable to successfully get it to work properly.

If someone would be willing to help me out with this, that would be great! I am completely stuck at this point....


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Re: Stacking Sectors

Postby Rachael » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:48 am

First and foremost, the upper and lower sector stacks almost have to be congruent or your portals are going to be glitchy as hell. That doesn't mean that the complete area needs to be congruent, only the "windows" by which the view/player traverses. However, if it's view only and the player only sees one view and not the other (i.e. is only ever in the lower sector) then this isn't a major concern.

Secondly, I've covered the way to create linedef-defined stackers in this tutorial here: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=59149

I realize it's not concise and clear on how you are supposed to do it, but it's one of those things that you have to learn by doing, really. I attached an example WAD and a diagram to try and help you figure it out.
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Re: Stacking Sectors

Postby Siberian Tiger » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:44 pm

Thank you for the feedback and the information! Be chance, is there any well known WAD(s) that use these types of Portals? More examples the better for myself to further understand how it works in a very busy environment.

Thank you again!
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Re: Stacking Sectors

Postby Kappes Buur » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:56 pm

Take a look at Tormentor's Refinery, which has a 3 part stacked sector section using things

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Re: Stacking Sectors

Postby Rachael » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:39 pm

Not exactly "popular" per se, but 20 heretics in the map "FINAL" uses the linedef version.
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Re: Stacking Sectors

Postby Siberian Tiger » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:23 pm

Thank you Kappes Buur and Rachael! I will take a look at these when I can!
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