I don't think DECORATE will receive any new major features, but it's not just going to be thrown away. Too many mods rely on it. DECORATE is parsed after ZScript, so you can create DECORATE actors that inherit from ZScript ones and get the best of both worlds.Tormentor667 wrote:So, is DECORATE now slowly disappearing from the developers' radar and is replaced entirely by ZScript or will both be developed parallely in the future so people with little programming skills can continue using new functions and other people can go crazy with ZScript?
To be fair, ZScript is a lot closer to real, big-boy programming than anything else in the engine, and a lot of the code examples in the ZScript thread focus on complicated stuff, so I can understand how people can be scared off as a result.Zanieon wrote:Personally all this fear many modders are having with ZScript now is the same thing that happened to UDMF years ago, people though it would be a total changer of how map would be made, but in the end, it is just Hexen format with even more powerfull abilities, so, the same happens to ZScript, you can make an actor exactly as in decorate PLUS giving the option to access many internal features of the engine which decorate was not able to do.
Gez wrote:My single fear of ZScript is that we will never get the thingdeltas I've been hoping would one day allow me to remove bullet point 5 from this.
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