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Posted by DEAD_FiSH on Feb 14th, 2012

So I started mapping with UDMF (Ultimate Doom Map Format) for GZDoom and Skulltag, and yeah it`s pretty badass! It saved me from trouble of coloring sectors with ACS functions (Sector_SetColor) or fading them (Sector_SetFade).
Instead I can do that without ACS. I can even set ID to a line while giving a totally different action!
HeXen map format is old skool and it`s cool, but UDMF is a fan made format and it`s pretty awesome.
I can even do a separate texture alignment on upper and lower textures in GZDoom Visual Mode.
But still HeXen rules!

UDMF is not a map format on it`s own, it`s more like updated HeXen map format. It still uses ACS and that good stuff HeXen map format brought!

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Salsa_Shark Feb 14 2012 says:

HeXen rules! It's one of my favorite games of all time!

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DEAD_FiSH Feb 14 2012 replied:

Mine too! It`s underrated though, especially among doomers!

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Salsa_Shark Feb 14 2012 replied:

Yeah true, I'm in to the whole genre of doom games though, i still play blood, doom 95, etc.

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DEAD_FiSH Feb 15 2012 replied:

Blood! Ooh yeah! There is also HeXen95.
Many people hate HeXen because of puzzles, lol! And they call themselves old skool games who play hard games!
My friend has beaten HeXen when he was 10 years old, on PlayStation and after that on PC!
I also love a game called Strife. I play vanilla, cuz the game was never ported like Blood, it`s source code was lost!

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Salsa_Shark Feb 16 2012 replied:

HeXen was on PlayStation? Dam, I've still got the original dos version on CD, doesn't work on my PC windows 7 (not even in dos box :( )

The current project I'm working on was heavily inspired by blood, I've played Strife but only the shareware version...

I have the beta source code for blood, but only for dos.

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DEAD_FiSH Feb 18 2012 replied:

Can you do a little favor for me?
I want you to take a photo of a box and the CD. I`d appreciate it! I`m a huge HeXen fan!
And YES I wanna have a pic of original release (by that I mean first issue)!

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Salsa_Shark Feb 19 2012 replied:

Dam, sorry, I kinda wish I could, :( but a couple of years back, I made the unfortunate mistake of loaning my copy to a "friend" who went walk about; prick also took my copy of Heretic! >:(

But I do have another friend, who I know for a fact has the CD; don’t know about the box though, when I see him again I’ll be sure to take a photo of it ;)

EDIT: I don’t know if it’s the first issue, but will see :)

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