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Re: Chex Skulltag Pack (WIP) [looking for mappers]

Postby cq75 » Tue May 10, 2011 10:15 am

skib wrote:You said you are looking for mappers.
I might be able to help.


I am looking for mappers, yes. Post screenshots of your work, and I'll accept them on a case by case basis if they are good enough. Use Chex3 as the IWAD, and CSPXX.pk3 (XX replaced with the latest version) as additional files in Doom Builder 2.

Don't forget about my config, that should help.

Here's some tips:

1. The space in hallways/passageways/rooms should not be smaller than 64 for any reason, except for secrets. In tiny passages, it's too easy to get stuck, and impossible to dodge fire. I use 128 as my minimum hallway size.

2. Don't litter the level with weapons. Some games have you tripping over super shotguns, but if you have auto switch on you might lose a firefight because you accidentally ran over a zorcher.

3. I do not recommend using the usual Doom standard weapon placement (i.e., super shotguns at every spawn) unless it's vital to your map.

4. Chex Quest does not have tech bases! You're going to have to be creative, especially since Chex's E1 and E2 are generally inferior in detail to Doom's maps.

5. If you want to make good Chex maps, it helps to make your own textures. You don't have to draw them from scratch but simple Photoshops (like what I did in places for INV01) can turn a boring, repetitive texture into something new, that gives a lot more insight into the room it's put in.

You can find a good guide here, too http://www.skulltag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=188
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Re: Chex Skulltag Pack (WIP) [looking for mappers]

Postby skib » Tue May 10, 2011 2:04 pm

@Wild weasel Here's a beta of a mod for a competition

@cq75 Ok, those tips are reasonable! :D
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Re: Chex Skulltag Pack (WIP) [looking for mappers]

Postby BouncyTEM » Tue May 10, 2011 4:29 pm

Uh, yeah, about that mod of yours, Skib...screenshots would help. :P

Spoiler:


Honestly I think these speak for themselves. :\
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Re: Chex Skulltag Pack (WIP) [looking for mappers]

Postby cq75 » Tue May 10, 2011 8:46 pm

Thanks for posting screenshots, Bouncy, but why not just tell Skib to do so?

Do you want feedback on this mod, Skib? I'm not interested in it enough to give a detailed review, unless you really want one. I'd rather play Chex Quest or Doom than Heretic.

I don't care very much about the quality of your previous work, I'm not hiring you, or anyone else as a permanent mapper, I judge maps individually, and take the best ones.

If you give me a Chex map, I'll critique it.
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Re: Chex Skulltag Pack (WIP) [looking for mappers]

Postby skib » Wed May 11, 2011 2:51 am

It's just to show you what I can do!
You don't need to play!
I will make a Chex map for you!
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Re: Chex Skulltag Pack (WIP) [looking for mappers]

Postby cq75 » Sat May 14, 2011 11:19 am

I updated the doom builder 2 configs so they now included Skulltag's pre-defined dynamic light things

Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?1b3zbijc4vid28o
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Re: Chex Skulltag Pack (WIP) [looking for mappers]

Postby cq75 » Sat May 14, 2011 9:23 pm

A new version, with a new map, ZM05!

.pk3: http://wadhost.fathax.com/files/CSP14-11.zip

Screenshots:

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Re: Chex Skulltag Pack (WIP) [looking for mappers]

Postby cq75 » Wed May 18, 2011 3:40 pm

I'm working on a railgun replacement

These sprites fit right over the skulltag railgun sprites.

EDIT Newest (and best) version:
Spoiler:


EDIT - pickup sprite:

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.pk3

Rail ZorcherV4.pk3
With pickup sprite
(133.99 KiB) Downloaded 43 times




Ways to launch this .pk3:

1. As a PWAD of Doom 2, using the Skulltag Engine

OR

2. As a PWAD on CSP.pk3.

Load it in the order Chex3.wad -> CSP.pk3 -> RailZorcherV2.pk3
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Re: Chex Skulltag Pack (WIP) [looking for mappers]

Postby skib » Thu May 19, 2011 3:30 am

It's good!
Do you mind if i map for doom instead?
I can't map for chex quest.
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Re: Chex Skulltag Pack (WIP) [looking for mappers]

Postby cq75 » Thu May 19, 2011 3:33 am

Not at all. If you make anything good for Chex Quest that you want me to try, let me know.

Update: Re-coded the railgun so you can reload it manually.

I also fixed up some maps
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Re: Chex Skulltag Pack (WIP) [looking for mappers]

Postby cq75 » Fri May 20, 2011 1:22 pm

Added some detailing to the subway map

(flemoids not included in the final map)

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Re: Chex Skulltag Pack (WIP) [looking for mappers]

Postby cq75 » Mon May 23, 2011 5:26 pm

New version out! (ChexSTPack15-1.pk3)

It contains a new map (ZM06 - Quarry) and the railzorcher sprites, with new behavior to allow for an early reload (you don't have to fire all four shots before you reload it)

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Contains a new skin, the crate disguise skin. It is slightly larger than the original player in radius and height.

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Re: Chex Skulltag Pack (WIP) [looking for mappers]

Postby Captain Ventris » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:22 pm

cq75 asked me to post in his thread, but my Skulltag account seems to have asploded, sooo anyway: As I mentioned in-game, the shading on the railgun leaves something to be desired on the entirely original bits (the center and coil at the tip). They're hardly shaded, and certainly not to the degree of the original smooth Chex Quest sprites. They just stand out as a bit too MSPaint-y. Still, like I said, I liked the design, it's the right kind of quirky.
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Re: Chex Skulltag Pack (WIP) [looking for mappers]

Postby cq75 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:52 pm

you're right, it is barely shaded. Any tips on how to improve it? Shading is the hardest part for me.

If I can't figure it out, I'll do some photoshopping.


New version out: Chex Skulltag Pack P15-2

A new map is included: ZM07

http://wadhost.fathax.com/files/ChexSTPackP15-2.zip

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I also fixed a few bugs, the LAZ device used to allow freeaiming even if the server forbade it.

Unfortunately, I introduced a new bug, the CL Zorcher is messed up. I'm planning on releasing a new version of this mod soon, so that new version will have that fixed.

Captain Ventris wrote:but my Skulltag account seems to have asploded


Unless something changed since I last checked, all you need to do is reset your password.
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Re: Chex Skulltag Pack (WIP) [looking for mappers]

Postby Captain Ventris » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:42 am

I have no idea about spriting, just calling what I see.

and the ST forums claim not to remember my username-e-mail combo, so gg.
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