Weapon game feel

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Weapon game feel

Post by Okgo5555 »

have been musing about what id's next shooter would have been if it was an iterative step rather than an entirely new approach like they did with quake. So, it got me thinking about what features were in the "doom clones" of the time that realistically could have found their way into whatever the DooM after DooM 2 would have been.

What came to mind was the way the weapon spites scaled ever so slightly when the player was moving in ROTT from 1995. I always thought that this small touch did a good job of making the hud weapon sprites feel immersive and made the player pawn feel less like a kill vehicle that has a 2d representation of its weapon. I thought it made a real difference in the "game feel" of the weapons.

Is there a way to intergrate this in a gzdoom mod? Is there some relatively workable way to emulate this touch?
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Re: Weapon game feel

Post by Matt »

Would you happen to have a vid or a pair of screenshots showing this effect? I tried to look up some ROTT longplays and I can't see it.
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Re: Weapon game feel

Post by Okgo5555 »

Goto 2:14:30 and pay attention to when the player picks up the bazooka. Just look at the weapon sprite during the sway animation. You will notice that the weapon sprite scales up and down as part of the weapon sway while the player moves.

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Re: Weapon game feel

Post by ramon.dexter »

Sorry, but barely noticeable.
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Re: Weapon game feel

Post by Jarewill »

Yeah, I also don't notice it.
However if you want to scale the HUD sprites then you could try using A_OverlayScale.
I never used it before so you will have to experiment a bit.

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