Funny reading your lightning set up. I've done something very similar in a new sample map called pd_lightning. Yours is a bit more involved and mine is more a trap than an effect for ambiance. I used func_counters to toggle the lights in my setup. The new version of progs_dump will be out soon. (I am hoping to get it wrapped up later tonight.
Is progs_dumps something i can find in the create menu?
You mean when you first launch TrenchBroom?
If that is what you mean, the answer is NO.
progs_dump is a mod. You can enable it in the editor at the bottom of the Map Inspector tab. Look for the Mod selection area at the bottom right side of the screen. Then you load the FGD (found in the progs_dump development folder) at the bottom of the Entity Inspector tab. The FGD will allow you to see all of the specific entities like dead monsters, the candle and other entities.
I must have misread one of the previous posts, I thought you were using progs_dump. As dumptruck_ds said, it's a mod, so if you did want to use it, you'd need to download and install it, and then set up your map editor to use the mod's entity definitions.
BTW, other mods provide similar entities for setting up ambient sounds with specific properties: e.g. Quoth has ambient_generalpurpose, Arcande Dimensions has ambient_custom_loop, and Copper has ambient_sound.
only issue is... 1 where do I find it? and 2. can players play maps made with it... or do I need to put my maps some where specific? thanks.
Scroll down here for the new version I just posted last night. Please read the readme and manual. I spent a lot of time and most of your questions are answered there.
Textures With Incompatible Colors...?
I have custom textures for a map I'm making but once I convert the texture from an image to a texture and put them in the custom wad and run the map in Quake, I see that the texture's colors are simplified, parts of the texture are simply grey where the colors are I guess incompatible or whatever.
What's going on? Is it a problem with Quake's colormap, a problem or a problem with the WAD?
Do the colors look correct in texmex? (Or which was editor you’re using?)
Any Quake 1 Texture Artists Still Around And Active ?
Somehow, in 2019, I need some Quake 1 inspired textures for my indie project. So I am wondering if there are still any good Quake 1 texture artists around and reachable (like Speedy for example, who I have no contact with, unfortunately).
Quake uses an 8 bit color palette. More info here:
is there any engine that allows me to increase the lightmap size for my maps? I was wondering if I could get some nice 2048 or even 4096 lightmaps for cool lighting
misc_poster, you can see Spike and ericw discussing that, starting at post 19263 here: http://celephais.net/board/view_thread.php?id=4&start=19263
I am very close to finishing my map, but am facing a few issues I need to iron out. The one I'm not sure of, is r_speeds, and what they should be for a modern machine.
After building it with a level 4 vis, I find with the FTE Quake Engine, the sound still stutters, where it doesn't with other maps. By stuttering, I mean that the last second of sound or so repeats multiple times while the game keeps running. The frame rate seems to average 60FPS, with the worst frame rate still over 35.
The "draw indices" value indicated by r_speeds can get over 70,000. Is that too high? How do authors today ensure that the maps aren't too detailed? Is the sound issue an FTE Quake issue only?
Curves And Grid
Hi and hello! In my first post I'd like to say hi to QUAKE maniacs and thank to people who made trenchbroom (@kristianduske), compiliations tools (@ericw), and @dumptruck_ds for great tutorials and all others people thanks to them I could back to QUAKE maps - thank you very much!
I got two question:
1. Is possible to use on some Q-port patches/curves like in Q3.
2. Is this a big problem to not keep the grid (I know it is very important, but maybe new compilators can handle it without any problems). Here I show my little altars: https://imgur.com/a/cchxDSP
as for sure you see they can't handle the grid. Of course I can make altars in the grid but they don't look as good as this style. Is this a real bad idea in building map or I should always handle the grid? Thanks!
Is this a real bad idea in building map or I should always handle the grid?
"Always stay on grid" is like a func_msgboard/terrafusion mantra.
In this particular case it won't really matter, since it's a loose object and not part of anything structural*. But otherwise, yes, you should always try to stay on grid when building in Quake, 2 at the very least.
It is possible to use smooth on-grid curves to achieve your desired result, though.
* - I hope you're going to mark this altar as a func_detail_wall.
Quake, 2 at the very least.
Grid 2, not Quake 2. I wouldn't inflict that on you!
@onetruepurple - thanks for advice, I always keep in grid in DOOM3/QUAKE4/QUAKE1 but I thought there could be some new feature I didn't know about. I look at my altar once again and it was just easy to see rectangles in triangles chaos. I love brush style mapping! Back to QUAKE mapping thanks new compilers and trenchbroom is like holidays for me. I had to loose work on maps 10 years ago cause compilation time :(
Now is good grid 2 units.
Looks great in map, for now without func_detail and _phong 1
Grid 0.125 For Life Yeah \m/
"I Wouldn't Inflict That On You!"
So is Q2 mapping not really a thing now? Genuine question, since I've been out of the game for a long time and have just started resurrecting a project that I started about 20 years ago.
As far as I have heard there are still MP and "jump" maps being created. We have a small group of Quake 2 enthusiast on the Quake Mapping Discord with a dedicated #q2-mapping-etc channel.
I know a few of the regulars there are interested in giving Quake 2 SP mapping a spin. Including myself. Most likely in the new year for me as I am finishing up a project.
Come say hi: https://discordapp.com/invite/j5xh8QT
Why Thank You! :D
Have done, thanks!
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