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id Tech 6 General Talk / Re: id Tech 7 is upon us !
« on: July 01, 2018, 12:39:58 PM »
Full GPL release of the engine would still be great though. They don't really have anything to lose making the code public, since most AAA companies use their own tech and indies opt for engines that offer ease of use, good documentation and not overly restrictive licensing (see UE4 and Unity).

Pushing BFG forward is a neat idea, we lack coders to do so though. I'll definitely use BFG/SE2 branch for a small project and I'm also really into TDM engine. Somehow, I'm more comfortable working with Tech4 based engines than even UE4. I just love the freedom it gives in all aspects of editing.

id Tech 6 General Talk / Re: id Tech 7 is upon us !
« on: July 01, 2018, 03:45:20 AM »
Neat! I doubt that I'll play the game released on it due to weak hardware (had to play Doom on lowest settings), but that definitely sounds great.

I only hope that they'll make at least Tech 5 GPL, but I guess that ZeniMax is still blocking them on this front.

Welcome! / Re: I am new here
« on: June 16, 2018, 05:38:21 AM »

This place is definitely not alive. It's haunted, and the ghosts living here are quite salty. Yet still, it's one of the few places where you can get good advice and tips regarding the Doom 3 engine.

Strutt your stuff! / Re: Hand's viewmodel
« on: May 07, 2018, 11:35:23 AM »
Open this site and scroll down to last paragraph. You will find detailed explanation of what shadow mesh is, how it works and how to make one.

The Dark Mod Wiki

TLDR version:

Shadow mesh is a greatly simplified version of your model. As name implies, it is used for shadow calculations. To make one, apply material named: textures/common/shadow or textures/common/shadow2 to your simplified model, and hide it within the complex model.

id Tech 4 Level Editing / Re: Doomedit error
« on: March 24, 2018, 01:01:28 PM »
Doomedit is pretty old and buggy, Dark Radiant is a much better level editor for Doom 3, as well as numerous other games on this engine. I haven't experienced any errors with it so far and it's quite easy to use. Giving it a path to your game directory is the only necessary configuration, the editor handles all the rest on it's own.

You can download it from this page.

Check the material. BFG uses glsl shaders while GPL uses ARB. Changing the material might fix it.

id Tech 4 Scripting / Re: Multiple running script
« on: January 26, 2018, 02:48:29 AM »
I think that trigger_multiple won't trigger again until player leaves it and then walks on/touches it again. I might be wrong though, and in such case it would re-trigger after the set delay is over.

Strutt your stuff! / Re: fhDOOM (modernized idTech4)
« on: January 25, 2018, 08:10:30 AM »
I have troubles building solution for MSVC 2013 using CMake on Windows 10. I have everything required to build it (exact versions mentioned in building section on GitHub), yet it throws out an error: Unknown cmake command "add_force_include".

id Tech 4 Models and Animations / Blender 2.7.x MD5 exporter
« on: January 17, 2018, 03:43:53 PM »
Just found it in the web. I'm going to check how it works in a few days.

Good luck with your mod! Don't hesitate to show us any WIP screens too if there'd be anything worth posting.

I think that general mod development tips should work here. Write down all your ideas (if you haven't already), focus on those that can be done quickly and without (too much) effort, then move on to harder things that'll take longer to implement. I'm not really experienced when it comes to multiplayer mods, as I've been always more into asset creation/singleplayer side of things. You may try to get in touch with creator of Mars City Security mod, a lot of great work was put into it and you may receive a great deal of information about engine's netcode, or how it's development began.

Having to make a .pk4 all the time whenever you make a smallest change in files is really tedious, so unzipping them will be a time saver in the long run. There should be no issues with running the game/mod on unzipped files, and you'll have a bit easier access to everything.

A full list of useful commands can be found on idDevNet (sadly, pages dedicated to Quake 4 are no longer available, Wayback machine could be used to retrieve some information). Here's a direct link to commands page: Making Doom 3 Mods: Useful Commands (luckily Doom 3 pages are still there!).

Sorry fot a bit late reply, things move slowly around here.

This may be caused by the Steam version, but I haven't done much Quake 4 modding so I'm not your best bet when it comes to solving this issue. I could check if the error occurs on a cd version if you wish.

id Tech 4 Discussion / Re: Why so few uses of Id Tech 4?
« on: November 15, 2017, 06:31:11 PM »
This place would be almost dead without those quarrels shaking it up... Can't you guys just get it over with already? It's been a few years since BFG engine release, even more so since GPL. At this point, everyone should be happy that it works at all and still have fun with just fiddling with this old tech! Arguments won't change anything. Well, maybe they'll make the atmosphere here more toxic, I can feel that the amount of salt here is approximately four times bigger than the one of Dead Sea!

The engine is not really used by independent developers, because there are better and easier engines out there. Majority of them are artists, that's why things should be greatly simplified. Large studios may consider it a relic of past. But guess what, large studios don't care about UE4 or Unity, or other miraculous engines available for everyone (unless they try to sell it) as well. Large studios have invested too much time, effort and money in their own technology. Now, with that in mind we can say that only hobbyists, or Doom 3 modders that are experienced with the engine remain. Once in a while some looney with idea for a great game on this old engine appears, gets fed up quickly with obscurity of the engine or toxicity of this place, and leaves. This is a normal thing for any existing game engine.

Anyone is entitled to use anything they want (as long as it's legal) to develop their projects. If an indie team insists on using Doom 3 engine, then it's their decision and nobody should care. Were should provide technical information to help such a team work instead.

id Tech 4 Discussion / Re: Why so few uses of Id Tech 4?
« on: November 14, 2017, 05:29:00 PM »
I worked with different engines - Build, GoldSrc, Source, Darkplaces, ioquake3, UE4, id Tech 4 (GPL, BFG and their forks), mostly for personal projects, prototypes or learning purposes. I do it for fun, and will continue with it.

The problem of nothing released along with the engine could be fixed in a rather simple way. There were many modders back in the day, many resources were available, as well as information on how to do different things. With release of the engine, it could be as easy as simply getting it all together, but that for some reason never happened.

University is slowing down progress of my development base right now, but once I'll find enough time, I'll improve it significantly, then work on a version for fhdoom/GPL.

I don't care what anyone is using for development, projects, design, rocket science or even quantum physics in their spare time. It's their right to be stuck in the past, use ancient or modern technology or anything they want. People are still using Quake and Doom deriative engines!

If someone wants to live under a rock, I don't pry it off their back nor take a sit on it just to add some weight. Stopping every time I see a caveman, or to stare in awe at wonders of modern technology would only slow me down. My solution to every problem is to act. Do something, improve and fix until the problem is gone - just keep doing your thing, and don't bother with others.

Content for Games/etc. / Re: Storm Engine 2 Development Base
« on: October 19, 2017, 04:49:50 PM »
I'm busy with university stuff, and college seems to be a motivational roadblock for some reason. I intended mostly to make a prototype, or at least make it work. And well... it works! I'll have to add a player model in the future.

Video of the base pack would wait until at least Saturday, and it's not really much to show. Simple dev textures (like, 128x128), fire particle, a skybox and a level that mixes them. It's not really a visual pack, it rather focuses on functionality - you've got entity defs right there, with everything set up for you to make assets.

What I'll do is make some beginner level tutorials for working with the engine once I'll have more time.

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