UDMF conversions from other vanilla formats

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Re: UDMF conversions from other vanilla formats

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ZDBSP seems to be the universal nodebuilder and best for GZDoom maps.

I always use these configs:





Even setting to Do not build nodes would be alright,


since GZDoom will build nodes on the fly if they are missing.

The ZDoom WIKI has some articles concerning NODE and REJECT
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Re: UDMF conversions from other vanilla formats

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Hopefully, this will keep the console from showing an "invalid ACS module" error when running the converted map in-game?
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Re: UDMF conversions from other vanilla formats

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Ultimate Freedoomer wrote:Hopefully, this will keep the console from showing an "invalid ACS module" error when running the converted map in-game?
Ordinaryly that message does not appear.
To solve that riddle your best option would be to upload either the original and/or the converted pwad or at least provide a link to it/them.

Is the pwad, which you converted to Hexen format, by any chance a multi-map pwad?
If it is, then, something I hadn't mentioned before and to be aware of, only the map loaded into UDB is converted to UDMF, not every map, which means that the conversion needs to be repeated for each map in the pwad.
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Re: UDMF conversions from other vanilla formats

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I’m using GZDB because it cooperates with maps in pk3 files better than UDB does.
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Re: UDMF conversions from other vanilla formats

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As per handling pk3 file, GZDB, GZDBBF and UDB do not allow pwads in pk3 to be loaded to edit maps. Instead, the map folder must be extracted first and then the map can be loaded to be edited, with the pk3 file loaded as a resource.

In terms of which one is 'better', that is for the user to decide.
However, consider this:
  • the last GZDB version was r2787 with many improvents over DB2
    the last GZDBBF version was r3107 with many improvents over GZDB
    the last UDB version is r3944 with many imrovements and additions over the previous editors.
Of course, anyone is entitled to use whatever they prefer.
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Re: UDMF conversions from other vanilla formats

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Kappes Buur wrote:the last UDB version is r3944...
Things move fast. 3.0.0. r3945 ;) (a quick fix for an issue in the last update)
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Re: UDMF conversions from other vanilla formats

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Enjay wrote:
Kappes Buur wrote:the last UDB version is r3944...
Things move fast. 3.0.0. r3945 ;) (a quick fix for an issue in the last update)
Fast indeed :D

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