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To be honest, I didn't plan to write any news during these weeks, but while I read your comments I'm really suprised about how many watchers want to see again the original HUD from the wolf3d.

Posted by Marvin_hun on Sep 9th, 2010

To be honest, I didn't plan to write any news during these weeks, but while I read your comments I'm really suprised about how many watchers want to see again the original HUD from the wolf3d.

I'm suprised, because I think that the old HUD:

  • blankets too big area from the display (the original HUD includes a dark-cyan frame around the display + a gross dark-blue panel ---> you can see the old HUD in our last video, if you don't remember correctly)
  • includes unnecessary informations: the silhouette of current weapon & head of the player. Yes, I think the head is very unnecessary, because during the play you must focusing to the playing area, not to your head (when you drive your car you don't watch your face in the driving-mirror, do you?) I wrote some news ago, that the game will hard and killer, so you won't have time to gaze yourself.
  • plus don't forget that in 1992 there wasn't widescreen monitors! (I think the old HUD could look so stupid on widescreen monitors)

...we make this mod for you, so I must to allow for your hopes. The only problem is that I haven't got enough knowledge to make this HUD and we have too much work with the actual goals.

If there is somebody who can recreate to 100% the original HUD (with some little changings) for the mod, than OK, we will use it (like an option for those who want to see it in the game)

One last thing: we need a source modeller who can finish some animation (spine-turning, aim-anims...etc. also need a good qc-file-knowledge...etc. he knows the others...)

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Sep 9 2010, 5:42pm says:

whilst I agree it blankets too big of an area, a modern take on the old classic hud could work well. a minimalist stylized version

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Armageddon104 Sep 9 2010, 6:48pm replied:

This could work, just don't do like they did on the iPhone version of wolfenstein, the had these ugly images spaced apart, it it just didn't look right. But I still think the old hud would be best, it's not like you need those blue borders around the screen though. :)

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klichka Sep 9 2010, 6:18pm says:

Stylize the hud is what I'd say. I'd ideally like an option to switch for those who want it like the modern doom ports do.

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goirdin Sep 9 2010, 6:30pm says:

Somebody make it for them! Shouldn't be too hard right? And I think it would really add to the effect of recreating Wolfenstein, I wouldn't mind it taking up a little bottom space.

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RandomusIdiotus Sep 9 2010, 6:36pm says:

We want the old HUD for nostalgia, not for practicality. :p

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CakeMaster7 Sep 9 2010, 8:24pm says:

Why don't you make the old HUD with modern day graphics and techniques but make it so that it doesn't block the entire screen? Or make that AND give the option to use the old HUD so everyone's happy!

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Benvox2 Sep 10 2010, 12:49am replied:

yea im with this

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Marvin_hun Author
Marvin_hun Sep 10 2010, 1:55am replied:

this was what I write. sry for my bad ernglish

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modlisk Sep 10 2010, 8:43pm replied:

yea I agree with you.

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Dan911 Sep 9 2010, 9:17pm says:

Silly andris, i said i will code it :P

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Marvin_hun Author
Marvin_hun Sep 10 2010, 3:04am replied:

If you haven't time to coding the main goals Dan, why do you promise that you will do it?

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Jashin Sep 9 2010, 9:48pm says:

Wow, I like it.

The "not completely modern-looking" cel-shading is perfect for Wolf Real-3D.

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ALIENwoods Sep 10 2010, 1:25am says:

In hungarian:

Úgy gondolom, hogy az egész hudot betenni fölösleges, régen tény hogy menő volt, de manapság azért kb. az első 1 percben lenne élvezetes nézni azt. Ha értenék annyira a kódoláshoz, akkor készítenék egy VGUI panelt amin animált textúra ként random időközönként jelenne meg ez a klasszikus fej :).
De nem vagyok kóder és pont :D.

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medve Sep 10 2010, 10:15am replied:

sztem mindenképpen be kell rakni a régit, de új formába kell rakni. én arra gondoltam hogy ilyen 3D fej lenne a kép helyett és ugynúgy vérezne meg grimaszolna, mindig csinálna valamit. másik dolgo hogy ténleg szar hogy a fele képet kitakarja, de kicsit leszűkítve baromi jól nézne ki.

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Marvin_hun Author
Marvin_hun Sep 10 2010, 12:36pm replied:

Az addig ok, hogy jó lenne megjeleníteni a régi hud-ot, s igazából az sem probléma, hogy letakar a képből, hiszen az egész játék egy horizontális térben játszódik lépcsők, galériák nélkül. Meg is csináltam az új hud-ot, de sajnos halvány gőzöm sincs, hogyan lehetne megjeleníteni sajnos. Az arcot mindenképp képekből rakom össze, a 3d-s grimaszokat nem vállalom...

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Cyowolf Sep 10 2010, 1:53am says:

It could do without those large borders, but yes, I do like the old hud.

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