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Taking maps from Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders

Sun, 20 Sep 2009 10:13:09

RambOrc

I was thinking about the additional episodes of Heretic (e4, e5, e6) that probably a lot of people don't really know, do you think we could convert those maps to Hexen and use them as locations for SE?
Mon, 21 Sep 2009 01:06:35

Firebrand

Yes, the only problem I can think of is the textures, how would we handle that? Should we change textures replacing them with Hexen textures or leave them as they are?
Mon, 21 Sep 2009 08:33:30

RambOrc

I guess that would vary from texture to texture, some are generic enough to be usable in Hexen and a bunch of Heretic textures are already in KRPG. How much work would it be to add all not yet added Heretic textures to the KRPG wadfiles? If all were added, we could just convert a map, leave all textures as original and then replace whatever we want by Hexen textures. Independent of the texture question, I'd suggest that we all look into the episodes 4-6 in Heretic, and make a list of maps we would want to use for KRPG. Together with the 3rd party maps we already have since SE Alpha, we might have a high enough number to plan the whole storyline through them. One more idea would be to scour the web for more free-to-build-upon wadfiles out there with maps that could be used as locations.
Mon, 21 Sep 2009 16:10:51

Firebrand

Yes, this sounds good. As for the question, with the right tools, it would be a matter of a couple of clicks (and command line commands, heh! <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc9.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->). I'll get to it ASAP.
Sun, 04 Oct 2009 14:47:31

RambOrc

I've been checking out a few of the e4 maps, there are several maps with a common theme (mausoleum, catafalque etc) which could be used as a necropolis hub at some point in the story.
Mon, 05 Oct 2009 14:05:23

Firebrand

If you make a detailed map list of those you are interested on, I can compile a small map pack during the week and upload it converted to hexen <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc9.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->.

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