[WIP] Darkest Forces: A Star Wars Inspired Mod

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I, on the other hand, am really quite stoked that it's in the Disney timeline. I love what Disney are doing with the franchise at the moment and the whole First Order, Kylo Ren, Snoke thing that's going on as well as an interesting shift to the next generation (wrong franchise :lol: )of good guys.

What's more, I don't *think* a Disney timeline Doom mod has been done yet.

And the mod looks stunning. Very, very effective.
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It's like a dream come true, stunning work right here.
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Holy shit, this is fucking amazing. I'd buy this even if it was a standalone indie game!

Also another Disney timeline fan here. Can't wait for Episode 8!!!
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This looks outstanding. I am bouncing off the walls buzzing for this! Fantastic work. Awesome...
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Impressive! Most impressive!
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Thanks for the support, folks!

Here are some quick weapon sketches.
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Arvy wrote:
1. For the HUD and the scattergun which I envision as a replacement for the super-shotgun.
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The Scattergun looks like Franchi SPAS-12 (i know in the films, the blasters are modified from real-life firearms)
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skyrish10 wrote: The Scattergun looks like Franchi SPAS-12 (i know in the films, the blasters are modified from real-life firearms)
Yes, I plan to base it off SPAS.
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Hey there, folks!

Progress status: 2/3 of the first map are finished layout-wise, I'm adding some detailing now. Since I'm a sucker for animated textures I've decided to show you something:
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Question: I'm curious to know more about how decals work, but can seem to find the proper way to add new decals. Like, I would like to place some red First Order flags around the map, on the walls like this, but don't know how to.
Would appreciate any help!
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You'd do it through TEXTURES, that's the easiest way I've found.

Create a Flag graphic, add it to your wad, then add it to TEXTURES, then add the corresponding background to it. It's basically a new texture, but it's much less file size to create it as separate pieces, as opposed to just drawing it on a wall in photoshop. For tall walls like in your example, impassable mid tex is the way to go, but bear in mind that these will not show real time decals such as scorch marks from blasters, etc.

Sorry, here's the wiki page. It's harder to explain : https://zdoom.org/wiki/TEXTURES
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Vostyok wrote:You'd do it through TEXTURES, that's the easiest way I've found.

Create a Flag graphic, add it to your wad, then add it to TEXTURES, then add the corresponding background to it. It's basically a new texture, but it's much less file size to create it as separate pieces, as opposed to just drawing it on a wall in photoshop. For tall walls like in your example, impassable mid tex is the way to go, but bear in mind that these will not show real time decals such as scorch marks from blasters, etc.

Sorry, here's the wiki page. It's harder to explain : https://zdoom.org/wiki/TEXTURES
Aha! Of course, impassable mid texture in the air - great solution. Thank you for the advice.
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This is shaping up very nicely! Keep up the good work. :)

One thing that bothers me a little is the low contrast of the textures, but it's consistent across your texture set and actually works pretty well in this sort of clean sci-fi setting so I don't see that as an error. ;)
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Arvy wrote:
Vostyok wrote:You'd do it through TEXTURES, that's the easiest way I've found.

Create a Flag graphic, add it to your wad, then add it to TEXTURES, then add the corresponding background to it. It's basically a new texture, but it's much less file size to create it as separate pieces, as opposed to just drawing it on a wall in photoshop. For tall walls like in your example, impassable mid tex is the way to go, but bear in mind that these will not show real time decals such as scorch marks from blasters, etc.

Sorry, here's the wiki page. It's harder to explain : https://zdoom.org/wiki/TEXTURES
Aha! Of course, impassable mid texture in the air - great solution. Thank you for the advice.
Another option is to create actor definitions for each wall decoration (with, for example, the banner texture as the sprite), and give the actors the FLATSPRITE or WALLSPRITE flag. Place the actor in the map and align it with the wall, and voila!

I personally find this method easier when you have a lot of slopes and sector-based geometry, and it might be difficult to add another linedef for your banner texture, plus it's easy to add extra features to the actor if you want more than just a non-moving decoration (destroyable banners, switches that use ZScript logic, etc.).
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Hey folks

The most recent area that I'm working on is the large tube, inpsired by the similar section in Republic Commando's "Ghost Ship" level.
One of the things that I'd like to introduce here is the zero gravity combat, that I hope will be both fun and refreshing in terms of gameplay.
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AFADoomer wrote:Another option is to create actor definitions for each wall decoration...
Huh, this might be interesting to try since I'm curious to test various new (well, new for me) stuff in Doom. Thanks!
Cage wrote:This is shaping up very nicely! Keep up the good work.

One thing that bothers me a little is the low contrast of the textures, but it's consistent across your texture set and actually works pretty well in this sort of clean sci-fi setting so I don't see that as an error.
Thanks for the feedback.
Yeah, the contrast might be a bit low in several places, however I think this works for the gloomy, thick atmosphere that I'm trying to create in various sections throughout the level.
But if I see that the style harms the gameplay, I'll try to fix the problem :)

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this looks very good can't wait to play it.

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