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Samsara: Extra Heroes (Version C2) + ExMixer (0.81)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:58 pm
by S_Andrew_S
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If you're here, presumably you are familiar with Samsara. If you are not, then you may want to look here first. Otherwise, read-on.

Link to Zandronum topic

The release of HC was a pivotal moment for Extra Heroes as it widened the audience of the addon to ZDoom users instead of simply Zandronum players. It made more changes to the mod in any update for Extra Heroes, or perhaps Samsara, period. At the same time, the update took much longer than desired, but along with it came a lot of redesigned content. Today is the release of Extra Heroes version C2, which will be the last version of the version C builds (with the exception of future patches until the release of the next major build, which will go under a different designation). Version C had a major issue, however, in that a lot of the original player base could no longer play as a result of opening up the player base to ZDoom and using CVARINFO to log CVARS. In order to fix this issue, Extra Heroes had to be merged into 0.3666, creating one file (yes, we got permission from Kinsie to do this). Therefore, anyone can play these new builds now. I will repeat:

DO NOT RUN THIS BUILD WITH 0.3666, you will have errors - it is no longer needed!

What is the main goal of these addons anyways? Well, I, S_Andrew_S, or Zandrewnum as I like to call myself these days (it's my preferred support and my name fits into it, the name kinda just caught on and I felt it was quite clever) and Jesh with the help of Dynamo (formerly) have created this mod with much of the same intentions of the original Samsara, however, we differ in that we have added heroes that were left out of that cut, ones that we felt should've been there, perhaps from my very own testimony ones that deserved a place more than other heroes. The roster of heroes added:

Spoiler: Character Roster


Spoiler: Credits

Spoiler: Changelogs


Now that new builds are released, you may use them on GZDoom (at least version 2.1) or Zandronum (3.0 or above).

Spoiler: Downloads and Installation


Spoiler: Our Discord Channel

Re: [WIP] Samsara: Extra Heroes + ExMixer

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:07 am
by Whoah
Words cannot express my excitement for this! Can't wait for the GZDoom-compatible version!

Re: [WIP] Samsara: Extra Heroes + ExMixer

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:06 am
by Captain J
Maaaan that trailer was one heck of a big rigs ride. I see you added tons of classes and monsters in one package, including some less-known ones like Witchaven! Looks really super-impressive and i can't wait for the first release. Please keep it up!!

Re: [WIP] Samsara: Extra Heroes + ExMixer

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:04 am
by Nailz the Ravager
I have to admit - it's magnificent! I'm very happy to see the characters from "In Pursuit Of Greed" and "Cybermage"! Good luck with your project!

Re: [WIP] Samsara: Extra Heroes + ExMixer

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:17 am
by CD-Roman
WaWaWeeWa - outstanding work. How about the SiN game? :)

Re: [WIP] Samsara: Extra Heroes + ExMixer

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:26 am
by Kinsie
Tried to run the linked Extra Heroes in GZDoom 3.4.0 alongside Samsara 0.3666 and received some errors on startup that stopped the game from running:

1.) The "C" versions of the fireballs in Lo Wang's slot 7 try and re-define the user_angle variables from their parents, and the engine doesn't like that. Commenting out these re-definitions seems to suffice.
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Script error, "samsara_ex-hb3.pk3:decorate/lowang/slot7.dec" line 1211:
'user_angle' is already defined in 'MagicCircleFlameBall_1C' or one of its ancestors.

Execution could not continue.

Script error, "samsara_ex-hb3.pk3:decorate/lowang/slot7.dec" line 1211:
Unexpected ';' in definition of 'MagicCircleFlameBall_1C'


2.) The SBARINFO barfs upon accounting some old Skulltag shit.
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Script error, "samsara_ex-hb3.pk3:sbarinfo.txt" line 492:
'RuneIcon' is not a type of inventory item.
Script error, "samsara_ex-hb3.pk3:sbarinfo.txt" line 505:
'teamscore' is not a type of inventory item.

Script error, "samsara_ex-hb3.pk3:sbarinfo.txt" line 505:
Expected ',' but got string constant "Red" instead.
I'm not sure how to fix these in a way that doesn't make Zandronum angry. I think I might have just left them commented out in 0.3666?

3.) GZDoom does not support, and never will support, the ConsoleCommand ACS function. Please see the Samsara 0.3666 version of script_auto.h to find out how to convert these commands into something both GZDoom and Zandronum can tolerate (namely, GetCVar and SetCVar!)

(EDIT: Just seen people talking about an unreleased(?) GZD-compatible version. I guess that answers that. Hopefully these comments help, at any rate.)

Re: [WIP] Samsara: Extra Heroes + ExMixer

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:28 am
by S_Andrew_S
Kinsie wrote:Tried to run Extra Heroes in GZDoom 3.4.0 alongside Samsara 0.3666 and received some errors on startup that stopped the game from running


That's because the current builds are Zandronum only. The trailer was recorded in GZDoom 3.3.2 with my test builds of extra heroes and the mixer.

Re: [WIP] Samsara: Extra Heroes + ExMixer

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:29 am
by Kinsie
S_Andrew_S wrote:
Kinsie wrote:Tried to run Extra Heroes in GZDoom 3.4.0 alongside Samsara 0.3666 and received some errors on startup that stopped the game from running


That's because the current builds are Zandronum only.
Yeah, I just noticed people talking about a GZD-compat version.

Well, hopefully those comments help at any rate.

Re: [WIP] Samsara: Extra Heroes + ExMixer

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:30 am
by S_Andrew_S
Kinsie wrote:
S_Andrew_S wrote:
Kinsie wrote:Tried to run Extra Heroes in GZDoom 3.4.0 alongside Samsara 0.3666 and received some errors on startup that stopped the game from running


That's because the current builds are Zandronum only.
Yeah, I just noticed people talking about a GZD-compat version.

Well, hopefully those comments help at any rate.


I'll keep them in mind.

Re: [WIP] Samsara: Extra Heroes + ExMixer

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:32 am
by GeneralDelphox
This is nice. Mind if you make the ExMixer as a standalone monster pack?

Re: [WIP] Samsara: Extra Heroes + ExMixer

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:44 am
by PixelWAD
This is like best thing ever!

Re: [WIP] Samsara: Extra Heroes + ExMixer

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:50 am
by PlayerLin
I'll try this mod when this can run at latest GZDooM release. :)

Re: [WIP] Samsara: Extra Heroes + ExMixer

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:22 am
by killbotvii
PlayerLin wrote:I'll try this mod when this can run at latest GZDooM release. :)

I don't think you read the OP correctly. They literally say that it can run on the latest version of GZDoom.

Re: [WIP] Samsara: Extra Heroes + ExMixer

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:48 am
by S_Andrew_S
killbotvii wrote:
PlayerLin wrote:I'll try this mod when this can run at latest GZDooM release. :)

I don't think you read the OP correctly. They literally say that it can run on the latest version of GZDoom.


No, not yet.

Re: [WIP] Samsara: Extra Heroes + ExMixer

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:11 pm
by killbotvii
Looks like I didn't read it correct then lol.