Hocus Doom (new version 10-03-2017)

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Re: Hocus Doom (new version 01-27-2017)

Postby ravage » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:13 pm

ActionAlligator wrote:Hey, this looks amazing, but the dropbox seems to be down or deleted; anything you can do? Thanks!

I'm not sure. Dropbox recently changed their policy regarding public folders (ie disabling them) so I'm not sure what to do at the moment.

Edit: The new links should work now.
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Re: Hocus Doom (new version 01-27-2017)

Postby ActionAlligator » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:11 pm

Hey, I meant to post this earlier, but I just wanted to say how delightful playing your mod was mr. ravage! :) I've always used cheats in doomstyle games for a more relaxing and timely playthrough, so I can't say anything about the gameplay, but the visuals are gorgeous!

Three minor notes however: Map05 (Frigid Fields) and Map16 (Valley of Gold) have fps problems for me; Map10 (Darkwolf Castle) spams my console with texture errors when I load it (no crashes or texture glitches that I could find or anything though); and I found two texture/prop inconsistencies on maps 04 (Night Brigade) and 07 (The Iron Vault). I realize the last point is the most trivial of polish issues, so apologies if it's seen as pointless, but I'm an OCD perfectionist and so couldn't help but post. ;)

Map10 (Darkwolf Castle)
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Map04 (Night Brigade) Those black stone textures should be the shiny metal/stone texture like the others (white x on automap gives location)
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Map07 (The Iron Vault) Missing plant pot where all the keylocks are
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Very much looking forward to the completion of the mod! :D
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Re: Hocus Doom (new version 01-27-2017)

Postby ravage » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:29 am

Thank you for pointing these out. As far as performance issues, I'm afraid there's not a whole lot I can do there. Map05 has snow particles which slow things down, and map16 is almost entirely a huge open map. As far as particles are concerned, you can try going to Options and lowering Hocus particle count down.
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Re: Hocus Doom (new version 01-27-2017)

Postby tsukiyomaru0 » Mon May 01, 2017 8:09 pm

Could you replace models with voxels? Or perhaps consider making a Software-friendly version altogether? I'm a little doomed due to fried PCIe Slot and a lazy brother tasked with getting the motherboard for me.
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Re: Hocus Doom (new version 01-27-2017)

Postby ravage » Tue May 02, 2017 2:08 am

tsukiyomaru0 wrote:Could you replace models with voxels? Or perhaps consider making a Software-friendly version altogether? I'm a little doomed due to fried PCIe Slot and a lazy brother tasked with getting the motherboard for me.

Voxels are converted into models at runtime, so it would actually run slower. Software-friendly is not possible due to all the gzdoom features I use (models, 3d sloped floors, and truecolor.) However, with progress on QZdoom and the next version of Gzdoom coming up, who knows what the future brings. But as far as making a version for the last version of zoom, its simply not feasible.
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Re: Hocus Doom (new version 01-27-2017)

Postby tsukiyomaru0 » Tue May 02, 2017 3:57 am

ravage wrote:
tsukiyomaru0 wrote:Could you replace models with voxels? Or perhaps consider making a Software-friendly version altogether? I'm a little doomed due to fried PCIe Slot and a lazy brother tasked with getting the motherboard for me.

Voxels are converted into models at runtime, so it would actually run slower. Software-friendly is not possible due to all the gzdoom features I use (models, 3d sloped floors, and truecolor.) However, with progress on QZdoom and the next version of Gzdoom coming up, who knows what the future brings. But as far as making a version for the last version of zoom, its simply not feasible.

Voxels doesn't seem to affect that much the performance on my end (yes, used the Voxel_Test). Even Dynamics Light have shown to be more intensive (D64 Fun Maps TestFacility). The only issue I found in VoxelTest were the switches... for some reason, those do not show.

And, after a small test: Software Rendering Voxels are much lighter on the system than OGL Rendering Voxels. Perhaps what could work is: check if the person is using Software or OpenGL rendering and switch on map loading whether it uses the Voxel or the Model. Or a simple optional patch to replace Models with Voxels.

That's of course just me suggesting....
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Re: Hocus Doom (new version 01-27-2017)

Postby ravage » Tue May 02, 2017 9:58 am

That honestly sounds like far more work than its worth, considering the direction that Zdoom is moving in. Also, I have been working on this project since 2009, why set me back even more? If I have to go back and change everything it won't get done until 2029. :V
(Edit: Its bad enough it might not get done by 2019 at the rate I move :P)

I appreciate the suggestions, but I don't have the time nor the inclination to backport to software mode.
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Re: Hocus Doom (new version 01-27-2017)

Postby ravage » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:19 am

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Progress Continues.
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Re: Hocus Doom (new version 01-27-2017)

Postby tsukiyomaru0 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:52 am

Nice to see it is still going. Is there a whole lot left to do?
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Re: Hocus Doom (new version 01-27-2017)

Postby ravage » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:03 pm

tsukiyomaru0 wrote:Nice to see it is still going. Is there a whole lot left to do?

I'm 2/3 of the way done with episode 3. I haven't really started on E4 yet.
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Re: Hocus Doom (new version 01-27-2017)

Postby ActionAlligator » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:49 am

Looking good =D Can't wait!
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Re: Hocus Doom (new version 01-27-2017)

Postby RichterBelmont12 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:57 pm

I'm glad this is still been worked on It really looks great just keep up the great work.
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Re: Hocus Doom (new version 01-27-2017)

Postby ravage » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:03 pm

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Work chugs along.
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Re: Hocus Doom (new version 01-27-2017)

Postby Captain J » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:19 pm

Now with magic dinosaurs to extinct with!
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Re: Hocus Doom (new version 01-27-2017)

Postby BerserkerTheRaccoon » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:17 pm

Hi,

I can't find the fourth orb in the map 21.

Could be a bug maybe?

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