[v0.5.3] ARGENT - The Streamlined Doom 4 Mod

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Re: [v0.5.0] ARGENT - The Streamlined Doom 4 Mod

Postby Ragequit » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:40 am

Bit of a problem with the 'nades -- When you exit a map with more than 1 grenade charged, you will enter the next map with only one grenade charged, the others will have to recharge again.
(3 grenades is maximum you can buy for people who happen to not be Xaser)
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Re: [v0.5.1] ARGENT - The Streamlined Doom 4 Mod

Postby Xaser » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:55 pm

Got it fixed. For those who haven't already got a savefile (or abhor downloading 50 megabytes for a 1-line fix), I've upped v0.5.1 which fixes the 'nade charging -- download's in the usual folder. All better-er now!

Ragequit wrote:(3 grenades is maximum you can buy for people who happen to not be Xaser)

For people who do happen to be me, the maximum you can buy is slightly higher:
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Re: [v0.5.1] ARGENT - The Streamlined Doom 4 Mod

Postby Ragequit » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:36 pm

Xaser wrote:For people who do happen to be me, the maximum you can buy is slightly higher:

About 210 grenades thrown in an estimated span of 18.5 seconds.
That's some very good arm action Argent Doomguy has going for him.
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Re: [v0.5.1] ARGENT - The Streamlined Doom 4 Mod

Postby Xaser » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:30 pm

I want to make a punmanteau, but all I can think of is "Armgent". I need about six trillion sleeps.
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Re: [v0.5.1] ARGENT - The Streamlined Doom 4 Mod

Postby DoomKrakken » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:43 pm

Best KEK ever. :D

"Slightly higher", he says.

Hey, Xaser, so I noticed that you actually edited the EMG Pistol's sprite so that it was pointed even more forward whenever charging up a Charged Energy Shot, like what actually happens in the game. Would you be able to show me how you did that?
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Re: [v0.5.1] ARGENT - The Streamlined Doom 4 Mod

Postby Xaser » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:23 pm

I don't really have a special trick or technique for the sprite edits, unfortunately -- I just pixel-edited them using my janky half-artist skills. You can maybe get away with using a skew effect to start the work then edit from there, but there's no one-shot solution that doesn't involve spending a lot of time with a paintbrush.

One thing I do find helps a ton is having an editor where the paint-dropper (or whatever named equivalent that lets you set your paintbrush color by clicking on a pixel in the image) has a convenient keybind -- it's just ctrl+click for me in PSP7, which saves eons of time. Half of what I do is fill in space by doodling texture patterns with neighboring colors. :P
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Re: [v0.5.1] ARGENT - The Streamlined Doom 4 Mod

Postby DoomKrakken » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:36 pm

It's no problem. I was wondering if you did anything differently. Turns out, that's actually the exact way that I edited some of the sprites I had... holy cow... :D
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Re: [v0.5.1] ARGENT - The Streamlined Doom 4 Mod

Postby namsan » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:47 pm

Very nice mod!
I played this mod for 12+ hours, and I had so much fun.(Especially with new BFG)

Suggestion:
I want reserve ammunition indicator on HUD.
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Re: [v0.5.1] ARGENT - The Streamlined Doom 4 Mod

Postby namsan » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:22 am

Bug report:
The game stopped when I used Stun bomb to monsters.
Mod's version is V.0.5.1, and I was using GZdoom g3.1.0.
I screenshotted console message.
http://i.imgur.com/Peyt0hW.png
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Re: [v0.5.1] ARGENT - The Streamlined Doom 4 Mod

Postby Xaser » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:59 am

Yuck! I see the issue in the code -- missing null check (and some ugly coding in general). It seems likely this will happen if you kill a Lost Soul or Pain Elemental while they're stunned.

Thanks for the report -- I'll crank out a fix when I can.
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Re: [v0.5.1] ARGENT - The Streamlined Doom 4 Mod

Postby Outtagum » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:44 pm

Just wanted to say that I'm having a lot of fun with this. I have to admit to pretty much ignoring the upgrade system in favour of just playing through WADs with the standard guns but I do really like them. It's great to have a mod with Doom 4 weapons that I can play with keyboard only.

I wonder, though, if it would be possible to change or give the option to switch the 'Secret Found' sting to something else. I kinda feel like Bill and Ted have just walked in the room every time it goes off! :P
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Re: [v0.5.2] ARGENT - The Streamlined Doom 4 Mod

Postby Xaser » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:20 pm

Well, it took a bit longer than I expected thanks to grievous distractions, but v0.5.2 is out, with a few bugfixes and additions:

  • Fixed VM Abort when killing a stunned Lost Soul or Pain Elemental.
  • Added a reticle indicator thingy for the Rocket Launcher's Lock-on Burst mod (finally -- I kept forgetting about this).
  • Added a screen flash effect when "purchasing" something with the mod kit.
  • Rewrote the BFG code to be less-hacky & more zscript-y. Of particular note is that the Modern BFG's zappy things will correctly cease to fire if the player (or an ally) is standing in the way. This is a slight behavior nerf if for some reason you'd gotten used to firing forward in order to zap enemies directly behind you, but the behavior makes more sense than the previous one (where players were just arbitrarily immune to the BFG zap damagetype).

The download's available in that one particular folder as usual. Enjoy!

@Outtagum: I can't think of a way offhand to make the secret found sound (heh) configurable via an option or somesuch, so my advice may be make a quick patch wad (or request it from someone) that replaces the sound with something else... which is far from ideal, of course. Welp. :P

Glad you're enjoying it, though!
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Re: [v0.5.2] ARGENT - The Streamlined Doom 4 Mod

Postby 0mrcynic0 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:27 pm

Is there a possibility that the Super Shotgun could be given an upgrade as well?

I'm liking this mod btw, especially when the backpack option was finally added.
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Re: [v0.5.2] ARGENT - The Streamlined Doom 4 Mod

Postby Outtagum » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:28 am

Ah, no worries. I can live with the fanfare. Just thought I'd ask. :) Thanks for sharing your work and thanks for replying. :)
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Re: [v0.5.2] ARGENT - The Streamlined Doom 4 Mod

Postby Xaser » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:44 pm

Thanks for the interest! *infinite thank-loop*

0mrcynic0 wrote:Is there a possibility that the Super Shotgun could be given an upgrade as well?

I've never really considered it since D44M's SSG didn't have any weapon mods either (just incremental upgrades & mastery, which ARGENT doesn't add either of in general). I'd not wish to hard-[No] the idea, but I wouldn't be sure what to mod in and the project's gotten a little scope-creep'd as it is. Hope that's not too disappointing to hear.

[Of course, I also did explicitly state I wasn't going to do grenades/etc., and look at us now... ;]
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