Metroid: Dreadnought v1 - The Galaxy is Doomed

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Re: Metroid: Dreadnought v1 - The Galaxy is Doomed

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Captain J wrote:would be neat if it's widescreen-friendly, and i'll waiting for other addon with new characters as well, then!


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How's this? Figure I'd edit it so it doesn't abruptly cut off.
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Re: Metroid: Dreadnought v1 - The Galaxy is Doomed

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now it looks better, thanks.
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Re: Metroid: Dreadnought v1 - The Galaxy is Doomed

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Next time you edit a sprite I created, please let me know in advance, thanks. It does look more awesome now, by the way. Now all there is to do is give it animation. I noticed that this mod only uses a static weapon frame for firing. Is there a way to tone down the effects a little beyond metroid_noeffects? The Power Beam does not operate like the Prime or Hunter's Power Beam. At any rate, I'll make changes when I release the code for Weavel's Mod. I'll also include a fist weapon for his Arm Sword.. if I remember to do that.
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Re: Metroid: Dreadnought v1 - The Galaxy is Doomed

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I've got my eye on trying to slap together monsters for this mod. I know Term mentioned that someone was working on Metroid monster sprites, but I dunno where that's going, assuming it's not just flat-out on hold.

Could just be modifications of the default Doom foes.
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Re: Metroid: Dreadnought v1 - The Galaxy is Doomed

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Silentdarkness12 wrote:I've got my eye on trying to slap together monsters for this mod. I know Term mentioned that someone was working on Metroid monster sprites, but I dunno where that's going, assuming it's not just flat-out on hold.

Could just be modifications of the default Doom foes.
Term's stated in this thread that he feels more or less done with the mod. it's to be assumed that monster and level-replacements were planned features that ultimately fell through the cracks.
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Re: Metroid: Dreadnought v1 - The Galaxy is Doomed

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Is it just me, or is Colorful Hell completely incompatible with this?
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While it doesn't make any major changes to enemy behavior, they do need to be replaced for things like health/ammo drops and the Ice Beam to function as intended. As a result, Metroid won't work with any monster mods that aren't specifically made with it in mind.
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Understood
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Viscra Maelstrom wrote:
Silentdarkness12 wrote:I've got my eye on trying to slap together monsters for this mod. I know Term mentioned that someone was working on Metroid monster sprites, but I dunno where that's going, assuming it's not just flat-out on hold.

Could just be modifications of the default Doom foes.
Term's stated in this thread that he feels more or less done with the mod. it's to be assumed that monster and level-replacements were planned features that ultimately fell through the cracks.
Yep. I know. He told me that too. But, he's not who i'm talking about, is he : P

I guess i'll just get cracking on this stuff, then.
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Re: Metroid: Dreadnought v1 - The Galaxy is Doomed

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Eric_ wrote:While it doesn't make any major changes to enemy behavior, they do need to be replaced for things like health/ammo drops and the Ice Beam to function as intended. As a result, Metroid won't work with any monster mods that aren't specifically made with it in mind.
Actually, it's not so much an incompatibility as it is a lack there of. Certain monster's in are intended to drop health and armor bonus, which, in dreadnought, don't necessarily exist.

I'm actually working on a addon to rectify this, so I'll probably contact Term about dropping it here, it'll have about 4-6 variations to choose from, more of a "choose what you want to play with" sort've deal. Makes it a shitload more playable and fun. May do something about how many missiles you can get at one time from a missile pack since it is way too easy to hit 999 missiles.

The other problem is that all of the monster's from ColorfulHell lack [wiki]Frozen death[/wiki] states (aka frozen corpse), hence why the ice beam will not freeze them. Again, not an incompatibility, just a lack of a particular state in the monster pack's decorate. Mind you, it's just a bit of code and not another sprite, since ZDoom will handle coloring them in the frozen state, so there is that.

Oh yeah, I recall asking Term about making a monster pack, and he said, if you do make one, make it as an add-on, and not directly part of Dreadnought. Or something to that effect.
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Re: Metroid: Dreadnought v1 - The Galaxy is Doomed

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you could add an option that limits the amount of pick-ups you can get to an arbitrary limit, with the default being something like 250 missiles and 10 Power Bombs, which is more than enough to sustain yourself, and you could choose of having no pick-up limit or make it even lower so that levels don't get as hilariously easy once you get all the beams and power-ups.
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Re: Metroid: Dreadnought v1 - The Galaxy is Doomed

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Viscra Maelstrom wrote:you could add an option that limits the amount of pick-ups you can get to an arbitrary limit, with the default being something like 250 missiles and 10 Power Bombs, which is more than enough to sustain yourself
Really for 99% of mods out there, 1 Power Bomb is all you would really need for any possibly situation. I think even Go 2 It and Go 4 It would suffice with one power bomb.

In other news, I don't know if it's just me, but Zan 2.0 breaks this now. Which sucks. I liked having this with Deathmatch and co-op.
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Re: Metroid: Dreadnought v1 - The Galaxy is Doomed

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TerminusEst13 wrote:Yeah, I don't think thread should be locked. Even with my "definitively cancelled" project, Cyberrunner, the topic's still open and the OP's still intact for people to peruse as they please. Locking and junking threads does nothing but hurt archiving.
Clownman wrote:Term, Would it be okay if someone else were to continue/edit/modify this? as in make some maps and enemies for it really.
Just asking to make sure, because I'd love to play this mod with some good alien/sci-fi themed maps.
If you do, please make it a separate add-on. You can use this thread or make a new thread to post your progress, but I'd rather not have a modified base .pk3 going around and then people come to me thinking I'm in charge of whatever other changes someone else made.
BUMP!

Hey Terminus, I know you said to make it a separate add-on, but would it be okay to modify the base .pk3 if someone wanted to re-tweak it with just ZDoom/GZDoom in mind? Because I'm brainstorming here and ZDoom is still far ahead of Zandro feature-wise and I figure cleaning it up for ZDoom use would allow for a more fine-tuned singleplayer experience.
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Re: Metroid: Dreadnought v1 - The Galaxy is Doomed

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Big C, i'm fairly certain that a lot of the stuff in the main PK3 could be modified via an external addon loaded after the fact....
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Re: Metroid: Dreadnought v1 - The Galaxy is Doomed

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Pretty much. There's not a whole lot of things that can't be replaced with an add-on and would mandate needing to modify the base .pk3.
That being said, my preference that you don't modify the .pk3 is only that, a preference. There's really nothing I can do to stop you, if you really want to or feel you have to.

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