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    Making Doom & Doom 2 characters?

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    Making Doom & Doom 2 characters?

    Post by stathmk on Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:54 pm

    Does anybody recommend any web programs, web tutorials, or books about how to make your own Doom or Doom 2 characters? Such as replacing an imp, demon, or cyberdemon with an animated custom character? I first should check out the Doom Bible on doomplanet.com .

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    Did the server crash and lose information again?

    Post by stathmk on Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:13 am

    I received a topic reply notification email for this topic. In the line of the e-mail that indicates when it was sent, it indicated 2:22 am. Did the server crash in the last ten hours and lose information like it did in September or so?

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    Re: Making Doom & Doom 2 characters?

    Post by Schabbs on Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:39 am

    @stathmk wrote:I received a topic reply notification email for this topic. In the line of the e-mail that indicates when it was sent, it indicated 2:22 am. Did the server crash in the last ten hours and lose information like it did in September or so?

    There's no mention of a server crash today on Forumotion. Maybe someone posted it and then decided later to delete it.



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    No server crash?

    Post by stathmk on Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:16 pm

    @Schabbs wrote:There's no mention of a server crash today on Forumotion. Maybe someone posted it and then decided later to delete it.
    Thank you. If simply somebody posted it and deleted it, then that would make more sense. Today must be a slow news day.

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    Re: Making Doom & Doom 2 characters?

    Post by rgamesinc on Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:26 am

    The way I do it is I grabbed XWE (eXtendable Wad Editor), open up the Doom Wad (or make another one) and export enemies, use paint to make whatever I wanted to make them or what not (over the exported enemy or item or whatever I exported to make sure the new graphic in the correct format and pallette) and then using XWE I go to whatever graphic I want to replace and simply go to Entry -> Replace and replace the graphic.
    If I wanted to actually add an entirely new enemy alltogether, then it would depend on which source port you'll be using. If you're using Skulltag, that's one of the easier ones to code new enemies so you just add a Decorate script to your Wad (which I don't think I'll be going fully into how to do right now) and then add the new graphics in the format "NAME1234". NAME is the four letter (or number) word that all frames of the graphic for a single enemy should have in common. 1 is the frame (such as first frame of walking, first frame of attacking, so on and so forth). 2 is the rotation for 1. 3 should be the exact same as 1, but only exists if the rotation is not facing forward or backward. 4 is if 3 exists, should be the mirror rotation of 2. In the end, it should be something like this:
    NAMEA1 - Facing forward
    NAMEA2A8 - Facing forward at an angle
    NAMEA3A7 - Facing sideways
    NAMEA4A6 - Facing backwards at an angle
    NAMEA5 - Facing backwards
    The decorating script itself is a whole other topic, I'm not to good with it myself but I have made a few short successes on it (back in the days when my Ravenous mod was going to be a Doom 2 mod)

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    Thanks for the info.

    Post by stathmk on Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:15 pm

    Thanks for the info. Now I'll have a better start at editing.

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    Re: Making Doom & Doom 2 characters?

    Post by Tragos2d on Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:49 pm

    If you want to use colors beyond Doom's muddy palette you will want to use .PNG images with a transparent background set. (bright blue)

    If you want to replicate ID software's spriting process you will need a lazy susan, the monster or figure you plan on digitizing, a video camera or digital camera, a program like graphics gale or paint shop pro, and lots of free time. Very Happy Goodluck!

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