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Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:50 pm
by NightFright
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.

Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:15 pm
by ragu
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

Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:19 pm
by NightFright
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.

Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:41 pm
by Gamerwarrior117
this works for doom campaigns as well not just for mods right?

Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:37 pm
by Gez
The base games do not need this as GZDoom comes with widescreen graphics already.

Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:31 pm
by NightFright
Except for the Doom statusbar. Nash wrote that one doesn't offer anything interesting visually if extended, so he didn't include it.

Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:30 pm
by Gamerwarrior117
what i mean is how do you have monster counts, items, secrets and the map name above status bar instead of top left corner?

Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:20 pm
by NightFright
With a code-based mod. Which this is not.

Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:15 pm
by primaris82
wen i use this mod the vanilla arms part of the bar is where the frag should be ? am i doing something wrong?

Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2021 2:54 pm
by wildweasel
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.

Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:50 pm
by primaris82
it just don't look right a blue bar with the old vanilla grey arms box looks weird

Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:55 pm
by primaris82
i attachet the photo of what it looks like

Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:55 am
by Delfino Furioso
it happened to me once: I was loading the widescreen statusbar wad/pk3 BEFORE the mapset wad
is should be the other way around

Re: Widescreen statusbars for Doom PWADs

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:19 am
by NightFright
You are loading a custom statusbar image on top of the widescreen one.

Version 2203 released

PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2022 2:27 am
by NightFright
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).