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I think Steve is talking about the [wiki]SKININFO[/wiki] lump/file Skulltag and Zandronum support.Enjay wrote:I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for, but it has been possible to have multiple skins in a single WAD for a long time.
Honestly looking at SKININFO's available commands, it seems like it's too little to have even justified creating a new lump/file based on S_SKIN, it's literally 3 new commands. Maybe SKININFO could use some major additions for Zandronum 3.1*, to justify it being a separate lump/file instead of an update to S_SKIN.
That aside, the fact that SKININFO has so little difference from S_SKIN means that GZDoom could probably support it fairly easily. Then again, the trouble of adding SKININFO support may outweigh the benefit of adding said support, instead of the other way around.
It's just that Enjay's (VERY) old WAD only uses two of all the commands S_SKIN has, or maybe those were just all the commands available back in 2003, or a mix of both.Scuba Steve wrote:This seems less flexible?
Either way, S_SKIN actually has a lot more commands as you can see here by clicking here: [wiki]S_SKIN[/wiki]
*If it comes out before we are all in a retirement home.
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That's the important part... Skininfo can be inside a complete mod which includes new skins, whereas s_skin only reads assets related to the skins.S_SKIN lumps MUST be in a standalone wad with ONLY the resources needed to make the skin work; everything else is ignored.
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I think it's mostly lack of interest. It's seen as a multiplayer vanity feature, which is not really the focus of the port. In addition there's the interplay between skin, class, and player character gender that should be clarified first, perhaps, and who wants to do that?Scuba Steve wrote:Is there a reason GZdoom doesn't support this feature?
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I only suggested the S_SKIN method simply because the OP read a bit like the reason for the request was to have multiple skins in a single WAD but I wasn't sure if that was all that the request was looking for.
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Honestly, I’d want it because your weapon not being shown on your player model in reflective surfaces or cutscenes is kind of immersion-breaking. Plus, you don’t have to make separate substates on the player definition just to account for the selected weapon.