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Syaped

A Doom Like Shooter

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Hiya guys,

 

I'm looking to throw together a quick little shooter on the same tech level as Doom, Duke 3d etc. Wondering what tools you'd recommened to do this as easily as possible. I just want to throw my own sprites in there really.

 

Cheers!

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If you decide to go down the doom modding route, swing by zDoom.
They've got lots of tutorials, and will enable your mod to run places besides DOS.

Their wiki also documents all the entities and formats in a very nice manner, in my opinion.

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Hey thanks for the ideas guys. My first thought was to get into that old WAD hacking but was afraid it'd be a painful outdated process. I'll look into those new tools though and Unity sounds good too, the Pro edition wouldn't be needed for something simple like this would it?

 

Here's a pic of what I'm doing. A pixelized Warhammer 40K Space Hulk shooter :) (Yes I know about GW's mighty banhammer)

 

wv95k2.jpg

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Oh yeah, reminds me of when I used to play Space Hulk down at the youth club.

If you change that engraved symbol to something else, you could go ahead and use your own space marines...

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Sorry for digging up this thread, but Syaped, have you checked out www.wolfenstein.com?

I first thought "Well, neat flash game", but no, if you use a DOM inspector you'll see that every wall column is actually a 3px wide
div. All the sprites are images scaled onto divs. I think the performance is really good.

(HTML Element applications tend to be a lot faster than HTML5 Canvas applications, with many sprite draws)

 

Anyways, you could do something like this easily with js and a very basic raycaster returning the column height and horizontal offset of the hit point on a wall tile.

 

Just another 2 cents from me, - I know I will create a small HTML + JS game soon, and maybe you'd consider using it for your game.

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