HexStartup++ 2.0 (startup,notch,netnotch tool)

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Re: HexStartup++ v1.0 (startup,notch,netnotch tool)

Postby Tormentor667 » Mon May 22, 2017 3:51 pm

This is neat
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Re: HexStartup++ v1.0 (startup,notch,netnotch tool)

Postby Gez » Mon May 22, 2017 3:54 pm

ibm5155 wrote:EDIT: Hmmm, vanila hexen doesn't like the notch file (is it hard coded?)

Yep! They were small graphics so they hardcoded them in Hexen. I externalized them for ZDoom a long while ago. (Long enough ago that back then you zipped a patch file and attached it to the forum instead of making a pull request.) That's why you'll find the notch and netnotch lumps in gzdoom.pk3 instead of in HEXEN.WAD.
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Re: HexStartup++ v1.0 (startup,notch,netnotch tool)

Postby Enjay » Mon May 22, 2017 4:11 pm

To my mind, ideally what you could do with this tool is tell it where all three original graphics are (startup, notch and netnotch) and then the tool spits them all out together and graphics compatible with each other.

It's a shame that we can't have true True Colour graphics (yet) but this is certainly a nice way to make the best of what we have right now.
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Re: HexStartup++ v1.01 (startup,notch,netnotch tool)

Postby ibm5155 » Tue May 23, 2017 8:03 pm

Project update:
-the Project has now a GitHub page (https://github.com/ibm5155/HexStartup-)
-Fixed random crashes that happened when you used the drag and drop method to run HexStartup++
-Fixed the crash that happens whe we are denied to create a file.
-Fixed the crash when loaded a notch without the startup palette being loaded.

Download link for v1.01: http://www.mediafire.com/file/en7yppaie ... +v1.01.zip

EDIT: After some research, I'm gonna let the code under GPL-3 license
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Re: HexStartup++ 2.0 RELEASE

Postby ibm5155 » Wed May 31, 2017 2:19 pm

Who requested PNG support? :D

HexStartup++ v2.0 just got out of the box with png support: Download link

What's new:
-Added PNG support.
-Created a generic image struct so I'll not need to edit the main logic code if I add some extra image format support.

And here's another startup lump generated with a png file with the help of Gimp for making the image better with a low palette :D
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Re: HexStartup++ v1.01 (startup,notch,netnotch tool)

Postby Rachael » Wed May 31, 2017 2:22 pm

That increases the usability of your program by multitudes, since PNG is one of the most common formats. It also means that no one is stuck to certain image tools.

While I haven't had a chance to personally test this yet - I have to say just the sound of that merits some form of a kudos, I think. :)
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Re: HexStartup++ v1.01 (startup,notch,netnotch tool)

Postby ibm5155 » Wed May 31, 2017 2:52 pm

Rachael wrote:That increases the usability of your program by multitudes, since PNG is one of the most common formats. It also means that no one is stuck to certain image tools.

While I haven't had a chance to personally test this yet - I have to say just the sound of that merits some form of a kudos, I think. :)


Ty, yeah I just opted by the Netpbm image format because it was too simple to read (there's no need to even have a lib to deal with it), but there were also the cost of having a limited set of tools for generating this file format.
On the future I may even try to convert the images in case they have more than 16 colors so there'll be almost no need for an external tool for converting it. (Not saying I'll do that, but if it's not that hard I may even try).
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Re: HexStartup++ 2.0 (startup,notch,netnotch tool)

Postby Minuk » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:52 pm

Thank you for this amazing tool.

This is exactly what I wanted.
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Re: HexStartup++ 2.0 (startup,notch,netnotch tool)

Postby Tormentor667 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:35 pm

Thanks for png support
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Re: HexStartup++ 2.0 (startup,notch,netnotch tool)

Postby ibm5155 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:10 pm

It's nice to see that this tool was userfull not just for me :)
I also hope that I'll someday make it also work on Linux (I'm just afraid about the libpng guy and maybe my engine itself :S )
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