Combined_Arms v2.3: Reloaded edition! (Bugfix 5-25-21)

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Re: Combined_Arms v2.3: Reloaded edition! (Bugfix 5-25-21)

Postby Tesculpture » Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:33 am

Combine_Kegan wrote:It's actually another helmet slotted over his normal helmet. Though it IS in reference to the Bomber King box art. You can see Arti's normal helmet underneath the visor at low HP.


I see! It all makes sense now; Arti is not just an adventurer, but a gentleman as well! For he believes that his hat deserves its own hat!

Jokes aside, its occurred to me I haven't actually given a proper feedback yet. So here goes.

-The new graphics for the Artificer are great, and the changes are welcome. In particular I like the Cobalt Mace and the Cyclops Cannon a lot more than their forbears. The Mace's ability to smack down even tough monsters in a couple of hits if your footwork is on point makes it a lot better than the old punching gauntlets. The sniper scope on the Cyclops meanwhile gives a unique advantage among the classes.

-The Blastmaster...well, it's the Blastmaster, but with a much needed overhaul. I love it. Having Ranger grenades behave fundamentally the same regardless of temperature makes it a lot easier to use, and both the Firebrand's and the vent attack's new behaviour is vastly more useful than what it did before.

-Playing as Tech Monk makes me feel like a character from a Tatsunoko cartoon!...were Tatsunoko cartoons an inspiration for this at all? Utilizing the various combo attacks makes you burn through ammo fast, but in turn lets you tear through your enemies exceptionally fast too. Fun and a nice change from shooting things with guns. (That said I think I've found another bug; the Kame Bomb's explosion does not seem to alert enemies.)

-Past-Linked is another nice change from guns, albeit a far more slow and methodical one. Learning when and where to utilize the various subweapons takes some practice, but is satisfying (and deadly) when you get it right. That said, I noticed the class can run into difficulties in maps/mapsets that, say, give you a SSG before it gives you a Shotgun - for Past-Linked, this means having no ranged attack whatsoever for an extended period.

-The changes to the Crate Weapons are infinitely welcome; the Reload-Curse was an amusing idea, but not one suitable for the one weapon you expect to be able to bail you out in times of crisis (ie the BFG replacement). Feel like I should have more to say here, but can't think of anything...

-The other little additions, like the new mugshots with their unique per-class foibles, the option for more traditional Berserk-Pack replacements behaviour (I hope you will include this in GMOTA's Ring Of Might as well), and still being able to give your Revenant Box milk to drink, are all wonderful icing on cake.

-Malefactors is also a lot better balanced than Combined Harms was; in particular, the toning down of the Imp's lobbed fireballs means they are no longer as lethal as Chaingunners in close quarters.

Hope this is useful to you. As I said with the last major update, well played sir.
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Re: Combined_Arms v2.3: Reloaded edition! (Bugfix 5-25-21)

Postby Combine_Kegan » Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:37 am

I'm just gonna trim down that huge block of text and just get to this one.

Tesculpture wrote:-Playing as Tech Monk makes me feel like a character from a Tatsunoko cartoon!...were Tatsunoko cartoons an inspiration for this at all? Utilizing the various combo attacks makes you burn through ammo fast, but in turn lets you tear through your enemies exceptionally fast too. Fun and a nice change from shooting things with guns. (That said I think I've found another bug; the Kame Bomb's explosion does not seem to alert enemies.)


Actually that set was more inspired by Xexyz on the NES and Tokusatsu characters as a whole, and I'm glad you've been enjoying this update so far, I'll be sure to make the Kame Bomb alert enemies, coulda sworn I made it do that though.
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Re: Combined_Arms v2.3: Reloaded edition! (Bugfix 5-25-21)

Postby Trusty McLegit » Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:43 am

Damn, I love this mod so much! Great to see all the progress and I'm excited to see the new classes as they come. Any chance of uploading V1.4 again? MKII is great but I'm nostalgic for the old sprites and can't find it anywhere. Thanks for all the hard work!
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Re: Combined_Arms v2.3: Reloaded edition! (Bugfix 5-25-21)

Postby Combine_Kegan » Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:39 pm

Trusty McLegit wrote:Damn, I love this mod so much! Great to see all the progress and I'm excited to see the new classes as they come. Any chance of uploading V1.4 again? MKII is great but I'm nostalgic for the old sprites and can't find it anywhere. Thanks for all the hard work!


In the future I might release a zip folder containing older versions of Combined_Arms, the same with GMOTA, but for right now I'm leaving things as is.
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Re: Combined_Arms v2.3: Reloaded edition! (Bugfix 5-25-21)

Postby Trusty McLegit » Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:21 am

Fair enough, I was able to find it on an old hard drive anyways. Cheers!
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Re: Combined_Arms v2.3: Reloaded edition! (Bugfix 5-25-21)

Postby ClessxAlghazanth » Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:18 pm

Hi ,

I wish I found about this mod earlier :) The classes are very unique and fun to use , and go well with monster packs such as rampancy :P

One thing I noticed is that when playing as past-linked class and using the melee weapon , your shield's hp is displayed (using target spy) instead of enemies you're facing

Not sure if it's know behavior or it's not intended to play with monster hp bar mods , anyway :roll:

Thanks for this great mod :wub:

Best regards ,
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Re: Combined_Arms v2.3: Reloaded edition! (Bugfix 5-25-21)

Postby Combine_Kegan » Thu Aug 05, 2021 1:24 am

Yeah, I'm afraid with how the shield works, it won't play nice with health bar mods, it's constantly spawning solid actors in front of you to block projectiles and stuff.
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Re: Combined_Arms v2.3: Reloaded edition! (Bugfix 5-25-21)

Postby ClessxAlghazanth » Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:06 am

Combine_Kegan wrote:Yeah, I'm afraid with how the shield works, it won't play nice with health bar mods, it's constantly spawning solid actors in front of you to block projectiles and stuff.


I see :)

Do you have any future plans for Combined Arms ? It's quickly become one of my fave weapon mods 8-)
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Re: Combined_Arms v2.3: Reloaded edition! (Bugfix 5-25-21)

Postby Blackgrowl » Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:11 am

Does anyone else have the player selection menu stretch badly that you only see half the helmet? I don't know how to fix it, I do have the latest GZDoom 4.6.1, maybe it's the old config back from GZDoom 4.0.0?
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Re: Combined_Arms v2.3: Reloaded edition! (Bugfix 5-25-21)

Postby Tesculpture » Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:49 am

I've found another bug relating to non-bleeding monsters; Lilk's Axe does not interact with them (restoring health/consuming axe ammo). The impact FX is that of hitting a wall instead of a valid target.
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Re: Combined_Arms v2.3: Reloaded edition! (Bugfix 5-25-21)

Postby Combine_Kegan » Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:18 pm

ClessxAlghazanth wrote:
Combine_Kegan wrote:Yeah, I'm afraid with how the shield works, it won't play nice with health bar mods, it's constantly spawning solid actors in front of you to block projectiles and stuff.


I see :)

Do you have any future plans for Combined Arms ? It's quickly become one of my fave weapon mods 8-)


I do, I have a few more sets planned
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Blackgrowl wrote:Does anyone else have the player selection menu stretch badly that you only see half the helmet? I don't know how to fix it, I do have the latest GZDoom 4.6.1, maybe it's the old config back from GZDoom 4.0.0?


Yeah this is an annoying quirk with newer GZDooms, you can fix it by going into your options menu, using the search, and looking for "Disable clean menu scaling" Toggling that on will bring the class select screen back to a normal size.


Tesculpture wrote:I've found another bug relating to non-bleeding monsters; Lilk's Axe does not interact with them (restoring health/consuming axe ammo). The impact FX is that of hitting a wall instead of a valid target.


That's less a bug and more of a quirk of how I got the weapon set up. Crash states (When you hit non-bleeding actors) are registered the same as a Death state unless you define it otherwise. I think for now I'll leave it as is, the whole point of the axe is draining life force from monsters, and if you're hitting something that isn't bleeding, it's probably made of stone, metal, or some other inorganic material, and it's most likely not alive, technically.
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Re: Combined_Arms v2.3: Reloaded edition! (Bugfix 5-25-21)

Postby ClessxAlghazanth » Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:59 pm

For some reason Malefactors doesn't run for me

I load up-to date versions of both CA and Malefactors using ZDL , but I only get regular Doom monsters , no new ones :(

My load order is

Map wad (I tried with Scythe and Demonfear , as well as Doom II iwad)
CA 2.3
Malefactors 1.2

Using GZDoom gles 4.6.1

I tried re-downloading in case of a corrupt/incomplete dl , but nope

CA alone works without issues with vanilla/other custom monster packs such as Rampancy

Any ideas ?

Thx
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Re: Combined_Arms v2.3: Reloaded edition! (Bugfix 5-25-21)

Postby Combine_Kegan » Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:24 am

ClessxAlghazanth wrote:For some reason Malefactors doesn't run for me

I load up-to date versions of both CA and Malefactors using ZDL , but I only get regular Doom monsters , no new ones :(

My load order is

Map wad (I tried with Scythe and Demonfear , as well as Doom II iwad)
CA 2.3
Malefactors 1.2

Using GZDoom gles 4.6.1

I tried re-downloading in case of a corrupt/incomplete dl , but nope

CA alone works without issues with vanilla/other custom monster packs such as Rampancy

Any ideas ?

Thx


That doesn't make any sense at all, I did the same thing: Loading up C_A and Malefactors in GZDoom 4.6.1 have you double checked to make sure ZDL is still pointing at the right location for Malefactors?
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