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Diaz v3 - Random Public Beta #3.5! [p.13]

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:14 am
by wildweasel
As of November 2015, Diaz v3 lives at this Github space. The Dropbox link died when Dropbox discontinued Public Folders.

I've been thinking for a while - I really don't want to work on Hernandez because I feel I won't be able to live up to that I've established with Diaz, and I'm getting a bit rusty Doom-wise and need something to sharpen up my skills with. Then I figured that WWHC-Diaz, despite being an improved version of an older mod, still had some flaws to it in terms of organization, bugs, things I could do much better with newer ZDoom features like A_ZoomFactor.

So I guess it's time I gauged interest from the community - is anybody interested in me continuing to update Diaz, or would you rather I just made a new mod from scratch instead? (New mod from scratch will considerably delay my releasing anything.)

Features that I could feasibly add to Diaz in a new version:
  • Distribute in a cleaner fashion, perhaps in a 7-zip archive.
  • Fully comment my Decorate code so that future generations of ZDoomers can see how I achieved certain effects.
  • Fix some outstanding bugs.
  • Add in some of the features I deemed "not tactical" as an optional game mode (such as including the Force-A-Nature double barreled shotgun addon I released a while back, and have it only appear in a certain skill level)
  • Make the Mauser rifle properly zoom in when sighting.
  • (Possibly?) allow the player to wield both the P50 and Judgment pistols simultaneously.
  • Improve many animations with the use of Offset instead of duplicate frames.
  • Include better sprites for certain enemies and weapons.
  • Include Diazlore in game as a help screen.
  • Others (please add your suggestions here and I will consider them)
Video below.

Re: [Poll] Diaz version 3?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:15 am
by Snarboo
I wouldn't mind seeing another Diaz update.

Re: [Poll] Diaz version 3?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:21 am
by Marisa Kirisame
I would love to see this masterpiece get an update.

Re: [Poll] Diaz version 3?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:27 am
by Per-Scan
I voted yes. Mainly because it really interests me seeing these things evolve and develop and 2 years can make quite a difference in one's thinking and execution of ideas. :)

Re: [Poll] Diaz version 3?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:30 am
by Princess Viscra Maelstrom
A continuation/update to and already awesome mod? Hell yes, I would love to see it! :D Your HC-Diaz mod is without a doubt one of the best weapons mods out there, but updating the concept and fixing some bugs/balance issues in it would be awesomeness reloaded!

Re: [Poll] Diaz version 3?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:01 am
by Salad Viking
Of course! Diaz is a superb mod. Any way that it can be improved is a welcome change!

Re: [Poll] Diaz version 3?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:21 am
by Xaser
Sure. :)

But don't cancel Hernandez, now. It's a helluva good work in its own right already, and most certainly needs to be finished at some date (even if it's a long ways from now or with considerable guest-work involved).

Re: [Poll] Diaz version 3?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:54 am
by wildweasel
I suppose now's the best time to start asking, what would you all like to see in the new version?

Re: [Poll] Diaz version 3?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:05 pm
by Apothem
Flying clowns that shoot ice scream cones of napalm that have smilely faces on them.

Re: [Poll] Diaz version 3?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:17 pm
by lukas
Flying clowns that shoot ice scream cones of napalm that have smilely faces on them.

Two headed imp that spits out lost souls and is riding a demon? :lol:

Also btw I voted yes cause I very much liked Diaz, definitely the best of your mods IMO.

Re: [Poll] Diaz version 3?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:50 pm
by Sangelothi
I'd like to see my favorite gun from the original again upgraded and ready to kick ass :D (The Spas 12 if you don't remember watching my review :3: )

Re: [Poll] Diaz version 3?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:06 pm
by TheDarkArchon
Another shotgun to even out all the automatics would be nice, but it sure as Hell should NOT be a SPAS-12. I've seen enough of them in games to last most of a lifetime.

Re: [Poll] Diaz version 3?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:11 pm
by wildweasel
I'm with TDA - the reason the SPAS didn't make into the WWHC version is that I hate SPAS-12's anymore. I don't suppose you've tried the Force-A-Nature addon? (you can find it at my Arms Dealery thread in Resources)

Re: [Poll] Diaz version 3?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:48 pm
by SamVision
One thing you could do is make the theme and atmosphere similar to Hernandez (eg. Bloody title screen, all human enemies are possesed, futuristic looking weapons, etc.) I would like more Hernandez, but Diaz with some more recent features would be awesome.

Re: [Poll] Diaz version 3?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:46 pm
by Woolie Wool
The horror atmosphere comes from the fact that Hernandez is set several hours after Diaz and the demonic corruption has progressed much further.