Hands of Necromancy [Full game released!]

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JCGemX
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Re: Hands of Necromancy [Full game released!]

Post by JCGemX »

Got this log of errors after successfully repacking(registered as an Iwad and all)to play this in GZDoom using ZDL, tested with and without my mods, same problems occurred, so this isn't being caused by one of them:

Script error, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:mapinfo.txt" line 512:
Unknown property 'cvar_redirect' found in map definition

Script error, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:mapinfo.txt" line 528:
Unknown property 'cvar_redirect' found in map definition

Script error, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:mapinfo.txt" line 543:
Unknown property 'cvar_redirect' found in map definition

Script error, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:mapinfo.txt" line 558:
Unknown property 'cvar_redirect' found in map definition

Script error, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:mapinfo.txt" line 573:
Unknown property 'cvar_redirect' found in map definition

Script error, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:mapinfo.txt" line 605:
Unknown property 'cvar_redirect' found in map definition

Script error, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:mapinfo.txt" line 621:
Unknown property 'cvar_redirect' found in map definition

Script error, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:mapinfo.txt" line 636:
Unknown property 'cvar_redirect' found in map definition

Script error, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:mapinfo.txt" line 658:
Unknown property 'cvar_redirect' found in map definition

Script error, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:mapinfo.txt" line 690:
Unknown property 'cvar_redirect' found in map definition

Script error, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:mapinfo.txt" line 706:
Unknown property 'cvar_redirect' found in map definition

Script error, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:mapinfo.txt" line 721:
Unknown property 'cvar_redirect' found in map definition

Script error, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:mapinfo.txt" line 736:
Unknown property 'cvar_redirect' found in map definition

Script error, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:mapinfo.txt" line 751:
Unknown property 'cvar_redirect' found in map definition

Texman.Init: Init texture manager.
Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 18:
Unknown patch 'graphics/titles/hands_of_necromancy.png' in texture 'M_DOOM'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 37:
Unknown patch 'fonts/bigfont/0050.png' in texture 'GRAPHICS/M_PAUSE.PNG'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 41:
Unknown patch 'fonts/bigfont/0041.png' in texture 'GRAPHICS/M_PAUSE.PNG'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 45:
Unknown patch 'fonts/bigfont/0055.png' in texture 'GRAPHICS/M_PAUSE.PNG'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 49:
Unknown patch 'fonts/bigfont/0053.png' in texture 'GRAPHICS/M_PAUSE.PNG'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 53:
Unknown patch 'fonts/bigfont/0045.png' in texture 'GRAPHICS/M_PAUSE.PNG'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 57:
Unknown patch 'fonts/bigfont/0044.png' in texture 'GRAPHICS/M_PAUSE.PNG'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 64:
Unknown patch 'graphics/statusbar/invarrowl1.png' in texture 'INVGEML1'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 71:
Unknown patch 'graphics/statusbar/invarrowl2.png' in texture 'INVGEML2'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 81:
Unknown patch 'graphics/statusbar/invarrowl1.png' in texture 'INVGEMR1'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 91:
Unknown patch 'graphics/statusbar/invarrowl2.png' in texture 'INVGEMR2'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 708:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_L1' in texture 'WGOLA0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 709:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_R1' in texture 'WGOLA0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 715:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_L1' in texture 'WGOLB0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 716:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_R1' in texture 'WGOLB0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 722:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_R2' in texture 'WGOLC0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 728:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_R3' in texture 'WGOLD0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 737:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_L1' in texture 'WGOLE0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 741:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_R1' in texture 'WGOLE0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 750:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_R2' in texture 'WGOLF0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 759:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_R3' in texture 'WGOLG0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 765:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_L1' in texture 'WGOSA0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 766:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_R1' in texture 'WGOSA0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 772:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_R1' in texture 'WGOSB0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 773:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_L2' in texture 'WGOSB0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 779:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_L4' in texture 'WGOSC0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 780:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_R4' in texture 'WGOSC0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 786:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_L4' in texture 'WGOSD0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 787:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_R4' in texture 'WGOSD0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 793:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_L4' in texture 'WGOSE0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 794:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_R4' in texture 'WGOSE0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 800:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_L5' in texture 'WGOSF0'

Script warning, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:textures.lmp" line 801:
Unknown patch 'WGOL_R5' in texture 'WGOSF0'

ANIMDEFS: Can't find graphics/statusbar/airbubbles1.png

Execution could not continue.

Script error, "HandsOfNecromancy.ipk3:animdefs.lmp" line 3:
Unknown texture graphics/statusbar/airbubbles1.png
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Rachael
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Re: Hands of Necromancy [Full game released!]

Post by Rachael »

The "Unknown property" errors are an incorrect version of GZDoom (requires a master branch version, no current release exists with the cvar_redirect option) - you can visit https://devbuilds.drdteam.org/gzdoom/ to get a dev build. (If you are not using Windows you can use the side bar to find GZDoom for the platform you are on)

The rest of the errors are because you packaged the files incorrectly. Hands of Necromancy is distributed in such a way that all .pk3 files must be moved in with the .ipk3 in order to function correctly - or you can use a zip tool to dump all *.ipk3 and *.pk3 into the same folder and repackage them as a single .ipk3 if you want. (No filenames will collide, the zip content files are split by function)

I'm sorry I do not use ZDL so I can't help you with that.
JCGemX
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Re: Hands of Necromancy [Full game released!]

Post by JCGemX »

How do you properly repackage the files into one ipk3? What are the step-by-step instructions and the names of the programs you use to do it?
(sorry if I sound dumb, considering you explained it to some degree in your post)

Also, is it possible to turn this into some sort of weapon pack? to use in other IWADs I have(Hexen, Heretic, etc.).


Edit: After dumping the files into a folder & using 7zip to "add to HandsofNecromany.zip" I managed to successfully boot into the game with the mods I'm using right now.

The only thing I only want to say is: If the devs see this, please put some documentation into the game's files explaining how to do this, for the newcomers, or for people who have never repackaged an IWAD before.
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Re: Hands of Necromancy [Full game released!]

Post by Professor Hastig »

JCGemX wrote: Thu Feb 23, 2023 1:04 am The only thing I only want to say is: If the devs see this, please put some documentation into the game's files explaining how to do this, for the newcomers, or for people who have never repackaged an IWAD before.

The main question should be 'why?'
What do you gain from ripping the installation apart instead of just using it as-is? If you must use a more recent GZDoom version, just set its autoload to the game's installation folder.
JCGemX
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Re: Hands of Necromancy [Full game released!]

Post by JCGemX »

less clutter in your folder, I'm one of those people that has all the IWAD I use with ZDL in the same directory as the GZDoom.exe. I know it sounds messy but in reality, I make a copy of every IWAD I use/have and also put them into one of two backup folders, one for IWADs made by Id, and another for IWADs made by the community like this one, and I only put the ones I will use into said directory.
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Re: Hands of Necromancy [Full game released!]

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That sounds like a bad trade-off. I'd also expect new games to go different routes than sticking to the traditional single-IWAD paradigm that just contains everything.
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Re: Hands of Necromancy [Full game released!]

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You can do whatever you want to your game as long as you don't distribute copyrighted content without permission (short of promotional type stuff like streaming it and whatever) - however we will not offer support for repackaging the game like this. As long as you add to your search paths the Hands of Necromancy folder then all you need is the single .ipk3 and it will load the remaining game data on its own - this is by design. The .ipk3 by itself essentially "-file"s in its remaining content; it only has to be able to find it.

The game is split into multiple archives for distribution purposes. It's easier to hotfix the code in a single .ipk3 file than it is to update the entire kit and kaboodle with textures, sprites, and audio, if it's unnecessary.
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Re: Hands of Necromancy [Full game released!]

Post by Emmanuelexe »

Hands of Necromancy is now at -40% on Steam for the Spring Sales!

Here are 8 screenshots of the expansion coming for the game! A city, a monastery, inside a pyramid, etc... cool stuff!
We will have a release date for it soon and it will be free.

Screenshots:
Spoiler:
Last edited by Emmanuelexe on Sat Mar 18, 2023 11:28 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Hands of Necromancy [Full game released!]

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Great looking castle maps!!
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Re: Hands of Necromancy [Full game released!]

Post by Emmanuelexe »

Some event:

Hands of Necromancy is nominees for the GDWC 2022 in the "Studio Category":
https://thegdwc.com/games/282e3220-a6ee ... 369952fbed

You can support us for the "Fan Choice", you have just to like the page! (You can share it too but its not needed for the vote)

EDIT: We are not in the Fan Choice but in the Jury Choice, oops, sorry
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Re: Hands of Necromancy [Full game released!]

Post by Emmanuelexe »

"Hands of Necromancy - Evil Rises Again" is released, it is a free expansion of 9 maps for the game.

You have to use the beta version of the beta branch on Steam to activate it, it will be in the other shops (GOG, Itch io) when this version will go live.

The progression is linear like in Heretic/Doom.

Trailer:
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Re: Hands of Necromancy [Full game released!]

Post by peewee_RotA »

Looks AMAZING!

Here's a speed run:
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Emmanuelexe
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Re: Hands of Necromancy [Full game released!]

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Hands of Necromancy expansion is now in the live version of the game on Steam!
It will be updated soon on GOG and Itch io!
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Re: Hands of Necromancy [Full game released!]

Post by Redneckerz »

Awesome Emmanuelexe, great to see this continue to get support. It needs more love!

When it comes to tech: Any new features planned for the Redemption fork of GZ, which HON uses?
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Re: Hands of Necromancy [Full game released!]

Post by RKD »

I've left this game on a side waiting updates for a couple of months and there has been a lot of additions from what I see. Alt-fires, an alt HUB system, and now even more levels? :shock:

I can't say I'll be playing again quite yet (busy irl) but I'm very happy to see this game getting more polishes and updates over time! Great job!

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