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SIGIL  "Split from "John Romero and Adrian Carmack's new FPS""

User is offline   Tea Monster 

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#151

Same here. There was some talk of resurrecting the project at some point. I even looked into doing something with Mark involving a Halloween map (very) loosely based on R'lyeh. TD had coded it so that the Lich Witch could raise up the dead mummies from a graveyard to do battle with player. If I say so myself, it would have been great. I think the worst thing was the manner in which it got shelved.

I'd developed a custom camera set-up in Blender to get the different sprite angles rendered. I could also animate the lights so that firing animations would properly light up the model on the right frames. You could also get backlighting on the sprites and all sorts of other cool lighting effects that you just couldn't do with a game model. Once you had that, just hit F12 and wait for the sprites to be deposited into the correct folder.

The only real problem that I had was getting the pallete swap to work on the rendered images. Blender kicked out 256 RGB images and converting them to Duke/Doom palette was problematical. Thankfully, the Duke Spookem sprites converted quite well without serious issues. If I were to do this to professional standard, I'd want there to be a clear WYSIWYG pipeline that would give me exactly the colours I wanted. There was a paid-for add-on that addressed this, but I wanted some back-up from the community before I plumped down the dosh for it. As you can see from the Doomworld thread, and even here, that never happened. There is probably some other way of dealing with the palette issue, but with the response I got (and that Duke Spookem never regained consciousness) I never investigated further.
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User is online   NightFright 

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#152

So... shouldn't the release be close now? I am surprised we still don't have a fixed date in spite of "mid February" drawing near...
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User is online   Ninety-Six 

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#153

Same. In fact just the other day I looked for information.


Nothin'.
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User is offline   HulkNukem 

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#154

Romero autographed the copies.
My guess is they are shipping soon and when they start to the release will be announced/released
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User is online   NightFright 

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#155

Well, fingers crossed for paying no taxes when shipping to Germany. If they send from Ireland it shouldn't be an issue, even though I already read there are some arrangements to kinda "refund" the customs tax. When buying the Beast Box, these 19% extra would really hurt.
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User is offline   Nancsi 

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#156

Very long last two months waiting for Sigil. I hope it ends soon.
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User is offline   cybdmn 

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#157

View PostNancsi, on 10 February 2019 - 11:14 AM, said:

Very long last two months waiting for Sigil. I hope it ends soon.


Got mail, saying shipment is delayed until sometime in april.
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User is offline   MusicallyInspired 

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#158

Uh oh.

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User is offline   Zaxx 

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View Postcybdmn, on 13 February 2019 - 04:09 PM, said:

Got mail, saying shipment is delayed until sometime in april.

Da fuq? Will this affect the release of the map pack itself?

This post has been edited by Zaxx: 13 February 2019 - 06:09 PM

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User is offline   HulkNukem 

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#160

We dunno, Romero hasn't said anything.

I know he wants the Buckethead music to be going on while playing the maps, but I don't want to wait another two months just to play them. I can easily wait for my physical beast box, I'd rather not have to wait for the levels.
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User is online   NightFright 

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#161

But you cannot play without the spiked head statue on your desk. It's a must. Otherwise the maps are completely unplayable and don't make ANY sense whatsoever.
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User is offline   fgsfds 

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#162

Well, fuck
https://twitter.com/...835123570872322

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This post has been edited by fgsfds: 16 February 2019 - 03:55 AM

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User is online   NightFright 

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#163

If they are fair they should delay the release of the freeware wad as well. Anyway, could happen any day now. It's not like anyone who already ordered will cancel if the standalone edition is available sooner.


This post has been edited by NightFright: 16 February 2019 - 10:11 AM

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User is offline   HulkNukem 

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#164

The free wad IS delayed until the physical copies ship.

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This post has been edited by HulkNukem: 16 February 2019 - 03:15 PM

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User is offline   Jimmy 100MPH 

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#165

I kinda hope some people do cancel because a bunch of bullshit came up and I just didn't have the finances for this. I fucking hate that people have to release this kind of shit around major holidays.

Coke costs a lot of money you know. - oasiz
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User is offline   HulkNukem 

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#166

You'd want to join their waiting list then.
https://bit.ly/2SU5yvH
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User is offline   Jimmy 100MPH 

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Fuckin a man, thanks for the heads up. I did not know about this.

Coke costs a lot of money you know. - oasiz
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User is online   NightFright 

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#168

Waiting list for what? To cancel the order? Or are they planning to enable more orders?
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User is offline   Major Tom 

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....so because the "head on a stake" paperweights OR Buckethead's soundtrack are causing issues for the physical release, the people who wanted the free WAD by itself (and I count myself among that number) have to wait.

:wallbash:

Also, if Romero did this SPECIFICALLY to release SIGIL on the week before (or OF) Easter.... :rolleyes:

This post has been edited by Major Tom: 17 February 2019 - 09:35 AM

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User is offline   Jimmy 100MPH 

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View PostNightFright, on 17 February 2019 - 12:53 AM, said:

Waiting list for what? To cancel the order? Or are they planning to enable more orders?

The initial offering was a pre-order that funded production. It appears they made more than how many were pre-ordered which is smart business to be honest.

Coke costs a lot of money you know. - oasiz
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