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  •  LOL, Half-Life (1+ / 0-)
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    Desroko

    I had a hard time getting into it (Duke Nukem 3d and Quake are my most recent favorite shooters, shows how old-school I am.)

    What I wanted to do when I was a kid was try to convert Descent and Duke Nukem 3d levels between each other...it was hard because of the completely different styles (Duke 3d does not have true floors above floors, but unlike Descent has outdoor areas and many other extra features.)

    "The devil is just one man with a plan; but evil, true evil, is a collaboration of men, which is what we have here today." -Fox Mulder

    by BlueEngineerInOhio on Wed May 09, 2007 at 04:13:37 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah, (1+ / 0-)
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      it took me a while to figure out that Duke Nukem "3D" (and Doom before it) weren't truly 3D. such trickery. That sounds like quite a hard project you took on.

      I've been thinking about getting back in since HL2 came out, but I don't own any computers/cards powerful enough to run Source.

      •  LOL, I gave up not long after the (1+ / 0-)
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        first sewer hole to fall through.

        I did have some pretty good stand-alone Descent maps (there were so many tricks you could put in that the game didn't use normally, like twisting textures, "fake 4d" by having corridors cross each other, using doors other than the usual hostage cells as exploding doors, invisible walls, etc.)

        It's funny how game engines work--as dressed-up as it looked for the time, for instance, Rise of the Triad wasn't even Doom-caliber let alone full 3d, but used a glorified Wolfenstein engine.

        "The devil is just one man with a plan; but evil, true evil, is a collaboration of men, which is what we have here today." -Fox Mulder

        by BlueEngineerInOhio on Wed May 09, 2007 at 05:50:20 PM PDT

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