If you have the latest version of GZDoom (preferrably a devbuild), then start the map and wake up the monsters by shooting. Gameplay slows down quite a bit. But it gets far worse when you open one of the two doors on either side of the exit and wake them up.
Open the console and type "profilethinkers 7", close the console and re-open it. At the bottom, one of the biggest lag producers is none other than the flares.
The culprit is easy -- disable the ACS calls for toaster checking and play around in the map again. You'll notice immediately you have much more of your FPS back. Rather amusing that but if you want an explanation for it, see the spoilers.
Spoiler: How the hell does that even work!?
Simply put, you're calling two functions in a row: A_JumpIf(ACS_ExecuteWithResult(...),"Toaster")
For simple little things like this, it's not only unnecessary, it's also a hindrance, especially if they do nothing else. Furthermore, if you want to do checks, I suggest considering doing those on the actors BEFORE they call A_SpawnItem(Ex), etc. After all, that's two extra steps its performing: spawning and removing itself from the game.
This is more like it! I've played this mod for years and years. v26 was great but v27 so far is going to step up its own game. I just found this out and I have played it with the likes of GZDOOM 188.8.131.52. I don't have Zandronium, but these bugs keep killing my gameplay more than the monsters. Honestly, there is nothing wrong with the arsenal but every time I advance to a new level, the weapons I acquired suddenly disappear. Please fix this, Daedalus. Other than that, great mod!
P.S. Should I use older versions of GZDOOM or newer versions? I have no clue. Please reply.
Hey there, I've recently came across your mod and I'm enjoying it so far, reminds me of Project Brutality when I tried it a few years back, the monster variations and tier system is interesting to, more difficult, not so much that it's unassailable (Tried with older version with LCA and couldn't pass the Legendary Zombie due to OP weapon) so that's fine, showing some appreciation on your mod, I would say the upgrades is a nice addition while giving diversity, I'd say if you add these for all weapons, you could at-least make it an option in the Mod Menu while keeping a more classic experience as default, would also like more options that can make it easier and harder adversely, like setting monster tiers, distribution ratios and even numbers? would be nice, could also make unarmed Silent? without alerting monsters to your presence, it's rather silly when you do a kick or punch the air, it alerts everyone nearby. >.-.>
Yo, I've had a feedback .txt on my desktop for a month or two so I figured I'd finally make an account and post it. Dunno how feasible some of 'em are to add.
So far this is my favorite mod I've played, I wouldn't bother to think about or write down suggestions if I didn't really give a shit.
Double Barrel Upgrade: Self-Loading like Quake Champions [Unrealistic, but neat]
Quad Barrel Upgrade: Speed Loader or moon clip that loads all 4 at once
Pump action: Full Choke, Mag-fed, potentially keeping it relevant after you pick up another shot gun.
Assault Rifle Upgrade: less full auto spread, 120% to 150% RPM increase, visually longer barrel or muzzle brake [M203 isn't that worth it with dedicated GL, RL, and hand grenades]
D-Tech Rifle Upgrade: Toxin Grenade or toxin flamethrower
Pistol: Bigger mag, higher fire rate
Pre-upgrade Auto Shotgun: +1 on empty like pump
Faster Railgun reload
Different boot sprite when you have berserk?
@Major Cooke Thanks for the heads up on WADs inside PK3s memory issues, I'll get around to sorting out the toaster stuff out eventually. I've kept the D2 liquid textures in for the animdefs lump though they probably aren't really necessary, I've just had them in for that long I never bothered to remove them.
@m8f Late reply but awesome stuff! Naw, the nade and mine weapons aren't selectable unless you cheat and they never will be.
It is intended behaviour from the way I did the shared keys cvar way back when, never thought it was that big of a deal though.
@NullWire Yes, I'm well aware of that and it will be fixed in due time alongside some of the blood models which still randomly spawn on liquids. Been busy with other games since the last big update on this and didn't thoroughly bug check when I released it.