Widescreen statusbars (v2205)

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Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

Postby NightFright » Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:50 pm

av_fix.wad contains five lumps:
DEHACKED
MAPINFO
M_ALIENV (optional)
M_NRFTL (optional)
STBAR

It's called "fix" because it contains more than just the STBAR images, it also has files for the map names. That's why it's not called _WIDE as usual. This file naming scheme is consistent throughout the collection. I hope this settles your confusion, and I can assure you, the statusbar is right there, fully functional and everything.
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Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

Postby ragu » Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:15 pm

Ultrawide Statusbars
I've adapted NightFright's original widescreen statusbars into ultrawide versions, for those of us who like our Doom even W I D E R. Some of them have minor tweaks, some of them I took some more extensive liberties with. There's also a few HUDs for PWADs that aren't included in the regular widescreen pack, they might work as regular widescreen assets but I haven't tested.

I've included some instructions on how to get the ultrawide assets to look right in GZdoom in the text file, as it doesn't scale them up properly when letting it do its thing automatically, it needs some manual settings.

Here's a few I'm most proud of:
batman_ultrawide.png

cchest_ultrawide.png

mm2_ultrawide.png
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Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

Postby NightFright » Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:19 pm

It's a giant waste of screen space, though. With literally nothing happening visually and functionally within those gaps that you fill with these additional graphics. It's the main reason why I am having a really hard time returning to this project. My attitude towards this approach has changed quite fundamentally.

I don't want to talk any of you guys out of using this stuff, obviously there's still some interest for this, but personally I have just moved on to the approach from the Fullscreen Statusbar Mod.
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Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

Postby Gamerwarrior117 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:41 pm

this works for doom campaigns as well not just for mods right?
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Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

Postby Gez » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:37 pm

The base games do not need this as GZDoom comes with widescreen graphics already.
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Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

Postby NightFright » Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:31 pm

Except for the Doom statusbar. Nash wrote that one doesn't offer anything interesting visually if extended, so he didn't include it.
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Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

Postby Gamerwarrior117 » Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:30 pm

what i mean is how do you have monster counts, items, secrets and the map name above status bar instead of top left corner?
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Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

Postby NightFright » Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:20 pm

With a code-based mod. Which this is not.
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Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

Postby primaris82 » Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:15 pm

wen i use this mod the vanilla arms part of the bar is where the frag should be ? am i doing something wrong?
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Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

Postby wildweasel » Sat Dec 11, 2021 2:54 pm

primaris82 wrote:wen i use this mod the vanilla arms part of the bar is where the frag should be ? am i doing something wrong?

Are you playing in deathmatch mode? Because the FRAGS counter gets covered by the ARMS box in any other mode, just like in vanilla.
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Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

Postby primaris82 » Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:50 pm

it just don't look right a blue bar with the old vanilla grey arms box looks weird
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Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

Postby primaris82 » Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:55 pm

i attachet the photo of what it looks like
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Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

Postby Delfino Furioso » Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:55 am

it happened to me once: I was loading the widescreen statusbar wad/pk3 BEFORE the mapset wad
is should be the other way around
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Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

Postby NightFright » Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:19 am

You are loading a custom statusbar image on top of the widescreen one.
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Version 2203 released

Postby NightFright » Thu Mar 10, 2022 2:27 am

I admit I underestimated the popularity of this project. After four years, it's time to make an update. This was mostly done to include what has been posted here in the meantime (with some fixes where necessary), plus 2-3 bars I have made by myself. Over at Doomworld, a similar project has popped up and I will see what can be used from there here in the near future as well.

Also, I moved the project to Github for better version control.

Changelog v2203:
- Added: 25 Years on Earth, 2048 Units of /vr/, Akeldama, Doom 64 for Doom II, Eviternity, Lost Civilization, Lullaby, Requiem, Slaughterfest 2012, Valiant
- Updated: Batman Doom (Ultrawide), Community Chest 1-4 (Ultrawide), Memento Mori II (Ultrawide + DEHACKED)

BTW, most of these should also work in Crispy or International Doom. Some graphics are provided in PNG format, which might cause problems and I need to check whether they can be converted to the Doom palette without issues. I know at least for HacX that it needs to stay as PNG since otherwise the palette will get messed up when using HacX 2.0 (uses its own palette - maybe can be solved by providing two variants, one based on HacX 1.x and another with 2.x palette).
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