Download HexStartup++ v2.0 (Windows xp up to 10 32/64 bits), + source code + step by step screenshots.
With this program you can take the full potential of Hexen loading screen instead of that sad brown color.
-Uhh, but slade3 can convert this type of files, well, yeah, but take a look into the spoiler and you'll know why I did this software.
Spoiler:Making a startup,notch and netnotch files are now as easy as making a cake
NOTE: This isn't a image editor software, this software only converts a group of .ppm images into the correct lumps that hexen likes, for editing the images and creating the image files, you'll need GIMP for converting/creating the images.
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HexStartup++ v1.0, created by: ibm5155
Before you run this software:
-You need the GIMP software to convert your image files to .ppm or .png (https://www.gimp.org/)
(others softwares may do the same but I have only tested with gimp)
-This software only support .ppm and .png image files with indexed 16 colors.
-You can create a Hexen compatible STARTUP,NOTCH and NETNOTCH files as long as you maintain the proper image size (https://zdoom.org/wiki/Startup_lumps)
-For creating a notch and a netnotch file you must before load a startup image for creating a default palette.
-netnotch and notch just need to be using indexed 16 colors and it should also be using the same RGB colors that the startup file is using.
HOW TO USE:
-you need at least a keyboard to interact with it (input text and enter operations)
-you can run step by step if you open the the HexStartup++ software or you can just drag and drop all the image files on it (if you do that for
notch or netnotch, you must include your startup file in order to create the right palette)
-Step by step information about how to create a startup lump is included in "Step by Step" Folder (notch and netnotch should be the same way).
WHERE CAN I RUN THIS SOFTWARE:
-For now, only on windows xp up to 10 (32/64bits).
SLADE3 shows the right image for STARTUP BUT NOT FOR NOTCH/NETNOTCH, WHY?
-Slade shows the STARTUP using the startup palette included in the startup file, while for notch/netnotch it just uses the default hexen palette.
but the file is ok.
WHAT SOURCE PORTS CAN THIS TOOL BE USED:
-Gzdoom,Zandronum 3.0 and up,Qzdoom and also Zdoom.
-Vanilla Hexen Works but notch and netnoch are hardcoded into the .exe file so you'll Always see the default notch and netnotch (unless you edit with na hex editor the .exe file).
-Use the source code the way you want, as long as you add a credit information about me :).
Example: "code Based on HexStartup++ from ibm5155"
-I can be compiled on ms-dos and linux (if using SDL), but I'm lazzy and for now the windows build is fine.
-If you really want to compile this project, you need to include this project in the include director (https://github.com/ibm5155/MT2D)
THIS SOFTWARE HAS A VIRUS!!!:
-Nah, I only know how to make meme virus :p.
Jokes aside, this is a software that almost no one ran, so it'll not be in the antivirus database and they are gonna keep an eye opened in this file.
-If you are still afraid about this file, check the source code and compile yourself.
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS!!!:
-ASK HERE: https://forum.zdoom.org/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=56556