Enhanced E1 (Dynamic lighting etc) - small update 21/05

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Enhanced E1 (Dynamic lighting etc) - small update 21/05

Postby wran » Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:25 pm

I was messing around with dynamic lighting in E1M1 as a way to learn the basics of Ultimate Doom Builder and I was pleased enough with the results (and inspired by similar projects of this nature) that I ended up doing Episode 1 in it's entirety. I figured I might as well throw it on here in case anyone else is interested in having a look. I've since learnt to do other things like 3D floors, sloped surfaces and so forth, and threw all that stuff into the wad in the hope that something might stick.









With PBR materials, screenshots courtesy of BerserkerNoir. Grab the mod from here





- As of version 1.5, all Episode 1 maps are entirely dynamically lit.

- A flashlight mod is pretty much essential. (This here is a good one.) This thing is dark, despite my best efforts to mitigate that by throwing goddamn floor lamps everywhere.

- The Doom PS1 soundtrack is also highly recommended.

- Should work with most mods, although ones that have their own custom lighting system (like Brutal Doom) may cause conflicts and cause sprites to appear incorrectly lit. At least I think that's what's going on, I dunno.

- Should run fine on most PCs. Source: my laptop, which is a POS.

- I may look at doing the other 3 episodes if this thing garners any interest. I'm well aware it's not the most original of ideas :)

https://www.mediafire.com/file/ksi7t1v7 ... c.wad/file
Last edited by wran on Sat May 21, 2022 11:07 pm, edited 13 times in total.
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Re: Enhanced E1 (Dynamic lighting for Episode 1) - update 24

Postby wran » Sat Apr 23, 2022 5:33 pm

new update

- placed lights over the waste pit in the E1M3 opening area (whoops)

- tidied up and tweaked some of the light placements

- other minor stuff

updated link in the OP
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Re: Enhanced E1 (Dynamic lighting, swimmable) - update 30/04

Postby wran » Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:28 pm

New update:

- brightened up a few areas

- toxic nukage waste pits are now swimmable, so you can go for a paddle :)

- various other tweaks/improvements

updated link in OP, any comments/suggestions/criticisms are welcome.
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Re: Enhanced E1 (Dynamic lighting, swimmable) - update 30/04

Postby BerserkerNoir » Sat Apr 30, 2022 3:08 pm

I will give this a try, I see potential paired with PBR Materials.
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Re: Enhanced E1 (Dynamic lighting, swimmable) - update 30/04

Postby wran » Sun May 01, 2022 4:26 pm

cool! let me know what you think.

new update...soonish.
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Re: Enhanced E1 (Dynamic lighting, swimmable) - update 30/04

Postby BerserkerNoir » Sun May 01, 2022 6:12 pm

Loved your work dude!



Just one question, how did you convert the maps format to place Dynamic Lights in them?
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Re: Enhanced E1 (Dynamic lighting, swimmable) - update 30/04

Postby kalensar » Sun May 01, 2022 8:07 pm

That was really fun! Thanks for making that! I hope you build a cool E1/Doom1 upgrade because that was fantastic.
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Re: Enhanced E1 (Dynamic lighting, swimmable) - update 30/04

Postby wran » Sun May 01, 2022 9:49 pm

BerserkerNoir wrote:Loved your work dude!
Just one question, how did you convert the maps format to place Dynamic Lights in them?


thanks, nice screenshots! I used zwadconv(think that's right?) to convert the Doom maps into Hexen format, and then Builder to get them to UDMF. Notepad++ for converting to a pwad, and Slade to clear out all the unwanted stuff. I really can't stress enough that I had no idea what the hell I was doing throughout most of this however, so for anything I did horribly wrong, blame Google :)

kalensar wrote:That was really fun! Thanks for making that! I hope you build a cool E1/Doom1 upgrade because that was fantastic.


Thanks man! focusing on E1 for now, but I really enjoy doing this kind of thing.
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Re: Enhanced E1 (Dynamic lighting, 3D floors etc) - update 0

Postby wran » Mon May 02, 2022 6:16 am

another update:

- added some 3d floors and also some spiffy windows

- fixed a minor geometry bug in E1M9 that happened as a result of my endless meddling :)

- other small tweaks

link in op, all feedback very gratefully recieved.
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Re: Enhanced E1 (Dynamic lighting, 3D floors etc) - update 0

Postby wran » Thu May 05, 2022 6:01 am

update:

- added some sloped surfaces to spice things up a bit

- a bit of spit n polish

updated link in OP along with the description, which is an absolutely riveting read now. There's also a stupendous new screenshot of some stairs. Anyway, this will be the last update for a wee while, barring anything gamebreaking and/or incredibly embarrassing.
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Re: Enhanced E1 (Dynamic lighting, 3D floors etc) - update 0

Postby Metrasher » Mon May 09, 2022 1:35 am

I love it! Love it to a point where playing vanilla map feels simple and plain. I'd love to play all episodes in this style of maps.
I hope you have the interest in doing such a work. Never felt that level of modenity in Doom until now. It's incredible.

Thanks for your work. I'll keep watching, waiting for updates.
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Re: Enhanced E1 (Dynamic lighting, 3D floors etc) - update 0

Postby wran » Mon May 09, 2022 8:05 pm

cheers!!

Another update is imminent (can't seem to stop fiddling with this thing lol) but if you're looking for something similar I recommend Hey Doomer's Relighting Doom mod viewtopic.php?f=43&t=74412 and HontE Remastered https://www.moddb.com/mods/honte-remastered, both incredible projects that far outstrip my amateur efforts - the HontE maps in particular were a huge source of inspiration.
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Re: Enhanced E1 (Dynamic lighting, 3D floors etc) - update 1

Postby wran » Tue May 10, 2022 4:15 am

new update:

- all sector-based lighting has been ditched - the maps are now 100% dynamically lit

- fixed some minor texture issues

- various tweaks and whatnot

Op updated. Also as an aside: how amazingly awesome is Ultimate Doom Builder, holy shit.
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Re: Enhanced E1 (Dynamic lighting, 3D floors etc) - update 0

Postby BerserkerNoir » Tue May 10, 2022 12:05 pm

wran wrote:cheers!!

Another update is imminent (can't seem to stop fiddling with this thing lol) but if you're looking for something similar I recommend Hey Doomer's Relighting Doom mod viewtopic.php?f=43&t=74412 and HontE Remastered https://www.moddb.com/mods/honte-remastered, both incredible projects that far outstrip my amateur efforts - the HontE maps in particular were a huge source of inspiration.

Absolutely!!
I love those projects, but unlike them this project of yours isnt that heavy on performance in comparison.
Thanks for the Hard Work!
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Re: Enhanced E1 (Dynamic lighting, 3D floors etc) - update 1

Postby wran » Wed May 11, 2022 4:14 am

small update:

- brightened up E1M4 somewhat, that shit was just too dark

- made a switch more visible in E1M5

EDIT: Just posted 1.5b, that refines the lighting in several areas.

BerserkerNoir wrote:I love those projects, but unlike them this project of yours isnt that heavy on performance in comparison.


Ha, you can thank my hamster powered PC for that :p
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