Hell Renaissance : The Great Mindsucking Machine (WIP v0.1)

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Darkcrafter
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Hell Renaissance : The Great Mindsucking Machine (WIP v0.1)

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Hell Renaissance : The Great Mindsucking Machine - the level add-on for GZDoom in making since May 8 2018 (v.0.1)

A new UAC experiment on creating a machine to backup human mind into a digital image and transfering it via quantum entanglement to the cloud data center located in a different dimension failed. The machine got it hard and started sucking and subverting minds of everyone it could reach making armies of demonic forces out of them.

The mindsucking process failed to do it with your mind perhaps because once hell couldn't handle your presence before.

Lots of new ideas maps and music
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System Requirements:
GZDoom v.4.8.0 or LZDoom v3.85 at least
Needs a quite good CPU at least like i5 2600K, made and tested on Ryzen 5 1600, gtx 1060 3gb, works quite well in 720p on AMD's integrated Vega 3 and recent Intel iRIS Xe without fancy stuff enabled. Also tested and works in low res mode with AMD HD6770 graphics card.
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Installation:

1) Extract the archive contents into an empty folder.

2a) For a 64-bit computer with a good graphics card (at least supports OpenGL 3.3) extract GZDoom v.4.8.0 or higher
into the same folder you have extracted hell renaissance archive contents to.

2b) For a 32-bit computer or simply machine with outdated graphics extract LZDoom v3.85 into the same folder you have extracted hell renaissance archive contents to.

3) Buy Doom II (1994) and extract Doom2.wad into the same folder you have extracted hell renaissance archive contents to. You could try to get freedoom2 instead.

Works ONLY with hardware rendering (GPU renderer): Vulkan or OpenGL. If you're lucky and have a Vulkan capable card please choose Vulkan as it gets substantially faster and resulting in a smoother hell renaissance gameplay.
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Please do not share.
Download the add-on (408mb):
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Screenshots (imgur)
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Re: Hell Renaissance : The Great Mindsucking Machine (WIP v0.1)

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The screenshots are... interesting. I don't think I've ever seen a project before where I cannot tell where the skybox ends and the sector geometry begins! How many maps does this have, anyway? And what's your roadmap for it more or less?
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Dynamo wrote: Thu Oct 13, 2022 6:09 am The screenshots are... interesting. I don't think I've ever seen a project before where I cannot tell where the skybox ends and the sector geometry begins! How many maps does this have, anyway? And what's your roadmap for it more or less?
This one currently has 16 maps and map17 in the infancy stage but I'm going to push for more in the future. I'd like to go full 32 level mapset but will I be able to do it well enough :blergh:

The current maps are almost empty gameplay wise and I'm not going to saturate them with gameplay yet, maybe with some exceptions like map15 is somewhat "ready". My first goal here is to deliver the levels count and I'll get to the gameplay in the final "mastering" stage.

Now, after 4 years of development, the only version I have published up to date is v0.1 yet people generally like it for the scale and graphics.

The day I discovered that dynamic skybox script for doom maps was really one when I decided to make a full fledged episode for doom.
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Re: Hell Renaissance : The Great Mindsucking Machine (WIP v0.1)

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Wondering if there is a way to disable BSP and clipping visibility checks for certain levels. Would be super cool to have this option implemented in MAPINFO like NOCLIPPING, or maybe somehow limit this check for only certain sectors.

The biggest issue on some of these maps is CPU bottleneck that is introuced on geometry visibility stage. I'd want for the main game camera only render the main geometry and skybox camera only the skybox sector, in case this feature drops by.
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Re: Hell Renaissance : The Great Mindsucking Machine (WIP v0.1)

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Amazing work. May I ask where did you get the hires version of sp_rock texture? Looks really faithfully.
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Re: Hell Renaissance : The Great Mindsucking Machine (WIP v0.1)

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Reinchard2 wrote: Sat Oct 29, 2022 11:06 am Amazing work. May I ask where did you get the hires version of sp_rock texture? Looks really faithfully.
Thanks I did it on my own maybe somewhere in 2019 there was a service to upscale photos via srgan ran by some ukranian (I guess) guys for some plan. But before the texture was rotated and multiplied so a bigger version appeared that looks less repetitive. The next hell renaissance iteration I improved it even more so there is less srgan artifacts and it looks a bit more consistent. The other textures were also upscaled by me, some hand drawn details are there for sure. The same applies to other textures, some will get improved again like sky3 hell texture.

Painful process but definitely worth doing it by hand.
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Re: Hell Renaissance : The Great Mindsucking Machine (WIP v0.1)

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Darkcrafter wrote: Sun Oct 30, 2022 12:35 pm
Reinchard2 wrote: Sat Oct 29, 2022 11:06 am Amazing work. May I ask where did you get the hires version of sp_rock texture? Looks really faithfully.
Thanks I did it on my own maybe somewhere in 2019 there was a service to upscale photos via srgan ran by some ukranian (I guess) guys for some plan. But before the texture was rotated and multiplied so a bigger version appeared that looks less repetitive. The next hell renaissance iteration I improved it even more so there is less srgan artifacts and it looks a bit more consistent. The other textures were also upscaled by me, some hand drawn details are there for sure. The same applies to other textures, some will get improved again like sky3 hell texture.

Painful process but definitely worth doing it by hand.
For a moment I thought you managed to find the source photo for this texture. It looks so natural. I read somewhere that this texture is probably based on a photo of some minerals or crystals, but I looked at the libraries the iD artists was using and found nothing similar. Anyway, good job on this one and several others. Cloudy sky form first episode of Doom2 also looks very good.
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Re: Hell Renaissance : The Great Mindsucking Machine (WIP v0.1)

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Could you please point into that exact iD library, I can remember there was some sort of CD full of images where some of the game's graphics originated from, I simply forgot its name.

Well, I tried to use google image search with sp_rock texture and it actually gives some minerals results looking pretty similar to the game! Kind of, I actually really liked the work of Cheello on 3D reconstruction of sp_rock in blender by hand: https://youtu.be/qvuud4cV2L4?t=175
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Re: Hell Renaissance : The Great Mindsucking Machine (WIP v0.1)

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Library is called "Aris Media Clips 10". Yes, Cheello does a really good job with voxels and parallax. I was also making sp_rock by hand for my pbr stuff.
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Re: Hell Renaissance : The Great Mindsucking Machine (WIP v0.1)

Post by Cygnus1337 »

Im having a problem with your map which includes with;
- No Skyview
- Loading music not found
- monsters starts glitching with a textures and other monsters as well
- & The sound is not sync when starts to slowing down framerate (sometimes)

Also i really like one of your mountain 3d model version from your skybox

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