Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:54 am Post subject: TX_START and TX_END texture problems, RESOLVED unhappily
I am trying to convert cc4-tex.wad to use the TX_START and TX_END method instead of the older PNAMES and TEXTURES1 method. I used the latest official version of Slade 3 to convert the textures to Doom Graphic paletted. It works flawlessly in ZDoom, GZDoom and Zandronum, but in ZDaemon (and probably Odamex), some custom textures work but some don't. I don't know why. I thought "Maybe ZDaemon doesn't like a texture and doesn't load any after that one.", but I tested that theory, and there is no such pattern. Then I thought "Maybe it is the textures that were originally made of more than 1 patch that don't work.", but I observed that some of the textures that do work were indeed made from more than 1 patch before conversion. There seems to be no rhyme or reason behind which ones work and which ones don't.
Here is the texture pack I "made": cc4-tex2_b1.zip, and a test wad to show the problem: cc4-tex-test_v1.zip, and the original texture pack in case you don't already have it: cc4.tex.zip. The test wad shows the first 256 flats (no problems there) and the first 258 textures (plus a few more because of animated textures).
The original works fine, but it steps on the toes of other wads that also load textures that way. I would like to be able to load my maps wad with other maps, and still have it work in ZDaemon.
Can somebody please help me figure out the problem?
Last edited by Empyre on Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:59 am; edited 1 time in total
Never-mind. I hadn't cleared my maps wad from loading, so the textures that were working were the ones in my wad.
This isn't what I wanted the answer to be, but now that I know, I'll just abandon the idea loading my maps with other maps. I think I have enough of them now to do that. With that in mind, I can rename them from EMPxx back to MAPxx. I think I'll still use non-standard song names, like D_MAPxx. to make it easier to figure out what song goes with which map.
I'd rather say don't use EMPxx for map names. There's little to no reason to deviate from the standard MAPxx convention.
This isn't what I wanted the answer to be, but now that I know, I'll just abandon the idea loading my maps with other maps. I think I have enough of them now to do that.
I honestly don't know why you did that in the first place. Even if your mod is relatively short, it's still definitely okay to host it as is. Why would you mix it with other maps/mods and also break the MAPxx convention?
I admit I didn't read too deeply in the explanation of the problem itself, and I understand it might be a ZDaemon limitation or something, but I just wanted to say that you probably shouldn't be unhappy about resolving the problem in such a way; it sounds likes a decent fix on your end to me.
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