[WIP] WidePix: 16:9/21:9 Graphics Replacement Project

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[WIP] WidePix: 16:9/21:9 Graphics Replacement Project

Postby Nash » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:15 am

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Download not available at this time as this requires a feature that literally just got added a few hours ago. I am only posting here to show my progress. I still need to finish up the other games' artwork. Download will be made available when the next official version of GZDoom is released.

Do NOT use these images until I declare my work complete. Don't add these into your mod compilations.

    - I am aware of other similar attempts - what I am doing different here is mine supports ultrawide (21:9). Also, my pack does NOT alter the original 4:3 portion of the images.

    - The id Software logo will not be moved as this would mean the logo would be pushed offscreen depending on what aspect ratio the user is on. In future, it might be possible to dynamically position the logo relative to the screen borders with ZScript, but that is currently beyond the scope of a simple graphics replacer. Maybe can be considered further down the road.

    - I will most likely not do the Raven games (Heretic/Hexen) as I was informed that NeoWorm is/was working on one and I'd rather not step on their work.

    - Strife is currently not planned because that would take a crapton of work (there are like 10 million graphics to replace for Strife)

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Re: [WIP] WidePix: 16:9/21:9 Graphics Replacement Project

Postby Nash » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:40 am

Doom 1 titlepics done. I will not do one for the shareware version because according to the EULA (and if I'm reading the engine source right in GZDoom) you're not allowed to mod the shareware version.
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Re: [WIP] WidePix: 16:9/21:9 Graphics Replacement Project

Postby NightFright » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:00 pm

Great that GZDoom finally allows this after the feature had been requested many times. Even better is that we have reliable and capable people who are already delivering the goods before they can even be used officially.

The new graphics are extremely well done and look like official releases. Let's finally go widescreen completely!

You will also do the intermission/episode ending screens for Doom, Doom II and Final Doom?
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Re: [WIP] WidePix: 16:9/21:9 Graphics Replacement Project

Postby Nash » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:12 pm

NightFright wrote:You will also do the intermission/episode ending screens for Doom, Doom II and Final Doom?


Yes that's the plan. The Doom games will be fully covered. Including No Rest For The Living and Sigil.
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Re: [WIP] WidePix: 16:9/21:9 Graphics Replacement Project

Postby Tormentor667 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:18 pm

Very good work Nash, that looks official to me
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Re: [WIP] WidePix: 16:9/21:9 Graphics Replacement Project

Postby Darkcrafter » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:50 pm

NightFright wrote:Great that GZDoom finally allows this after the feature had been requested many times. Even better is that we have reliable and capable people who are already delivering the goods before they can even be used officially.

The new graphics are extremely well done and look like official releases. Let's finally go widescreen completely!

You will also do the intermission/episode ending screens for Doom, Doom II and Final Doom?



Wow, how do I enable this feature?
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Re: [WIP] WidePix: 16:9/21:9 Graphics Replacement Project

Postby Scuba Steve » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:01 pm

Nash wrote:Yes that's the plan. The Doom games will be fully covered. Including No Rest For The Living and Sigil.


NRFTL just uses stock Doom2 screens, correct?
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Re: [WIP] WidePix: 16:9/21:9 Graphics Replacement Project

Postby NightFright » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:01 pm

@Darkcrafter:
Guess you need to download the latest compiled GZD snapshot if you can't wait for an official release.
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Re: [WIP] WidePix: 16:9/21:9 Graphics Replacement Project

Postby Nash » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:12 pm

Scuba Steve wrote:
Nash wrote:Yes that's the plan. The Doom games will be fully covered. Including No Rest For The Living and Sigil.


NRFTL just uses stock Doom2 screens, correct?


Hmm you're right. Not sure why I was incorrectly remembering nerve.wad having custom screens. Still, the plan is to complete all the stock Doom games with this project!

EDIT: ACHKCHYUALLY!!! Knew I wasn't imagining things. Apparently the d2bfg version of the WAD has a lump called DMENUPIC.

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Re: [WIP] WidePix: 16:9/21:9 Graphics Replacement Project

Postby Scuba Steve » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:52 pm

OK... so the original XBox release of NRFTL had no additional screens... but the BFG edition DID?!
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Re: [WIP] WidePix: 16:9/21:9 Graphics Replacement Project

Postby Rachael » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:01 pm

Scuba Steve wrote:OK... so the original XBox release of NRFTL had no additional screens... but the BFG edition DID?!

Correct. The original XBox version only had additional levels and secret exits to get to them. Plus NRFTL. It was otherwise 100% identical to v1.9. No medkit changes. The graphic lumps still referenced Doom 1, even (it did not have the episode list for Doom 2/NRFTL).
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Re: [WIP] WidePix: 16:9/21:9 Graphics Replacement Project

Postby Scuba Steve » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:10 pm

So that image you posted is the intermission pic?

ZDoom automatically detects nerve.wad and changes the level patch lump names... does it do the same for this image?
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Re: [WIP] WidePix: 16:9/21:9 Graphics Replacement Project

Postby Scuba Steve » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:02 pm

I've been separately working on a high definition widescreen set of images... but I did have this when I was starting work on them...

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Re: [WIP] WidePix: 16:9/21:9 Graphics Replacement Project

Postby Nash » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:25 pm

@Scuba: that looks great. No sense in me repeating the work, when it has already been done - can I include that in my pack? I'll respect your decision if you say no. :)
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Re: [WIP] WidePix: 16:9/21:9 Graphics Replacement Project

Postby SiFi270 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:31 am

The Unity version made a mockup titlepic for No Rest shown when selecting addons, but I don't know if there's currently a way to extract it, or if it would even be the right size for a titlepic if you did. The Eternity Engine's launcher also made a custom titlepic for D2BFG as a whole:

But yeah, they both use DMENUPIC as a base and could easily just be pasted onto a widescreen version of that.
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