[No] Console Style XDeath For HUDface

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Console Style XDeath For HUDface

Postby ChopBlock223 » Tue May 03, 2022 2:31 pm

Throwaway suggestion which I don't see being given any serious consideration, but I'll just shoot my shot because of the very remote possibility that someone thinks it's a good idea.

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I think it would be extremely cool if there was native support for the special animation frames used in some of the old console ports of Doom which shows the face on the HUD gibbing when the player, well, gibs. I figure if one of the loaded .wads/.pk3s has the relevant frames, the animation is used for the player's XDeath state, assuming the feature is toggled on, otherwise it's skipped and the HUD face defaults to normal behavior.
The frames could even be included in .wads aimed at Vanilla or Boom ports, and they'd do nothing there, but if you played with GzDoom, you'd get that animation, maybe even an altered or all new animation if the .wad in question has an all new HUD face set.

I'm well aware that you could already achieve the same end result with something such as SBARINFO, but Combine_Kegan's cries of pain has made me afraid of that format, and this would make implementation on the creator end swift and painless.

If you read this far, thank you, you can now throw this trivial suggestion in the recycling bin.
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Re: Console Style XDeath For HUDface

Postby phantombeta » Tue May 03, 2022 9:32 pm

I'm reasonably sure this is already in.
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Re: Console Style XDeath For HUDface

Postby Graf Zahl » Tue May 03, 2022 11:46 pm

The animation is already defined, but it has no graphics in the IWAD. However, we will not put these in the base resource as a default. If you want this, make your own extension.
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Re: Console Style XDeath For HUDface

Postby ChopBlock223 » Thu May 05, 2022 7:43 am

Graf Zahl wrote:The animation is already defined, but it has no graphics in the IWAD. However, we will not put these in the base resource as a default. If you want this, make your own extension.

Oh, wait, so if I put in the correctly named frames myself in the .wad, it will just work? To clarify, I wasn't asking for the frames to be integrated, I was just looking for an easy implementation on the user end.
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