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Usefull lost threads on this forum  "It would be nice to have more sticky posts"

User is offline   Dukebot 

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I noticed that there is only one sticky post on this section of the forum and that they are a lot of usefull posts that maybe if they were in the front, lot of people would use that threads instead of opening new one. I think it's good to have a place were you can find things easily, so I've found some interesting topics that for me could be sticky posts (or at least this post could be sticky, pointing to the other posts). Here is the list of usefull topics I've found, feel free to add more if you want, the objective is to have a place where we can find the information with ease intead of browsing throught the pages, which is a task can require a lot of time depending on what you are looking for.

Mapping Questions Thread
Map bugs thread
Level Design/Gameplay design
Mapster32 Spanish tutorials
Mapster 32 scripting

What have you been playing? Post about Duke3d maps
All time best Dukematch Levels
List Duke Nukem mods that so bad they are good
Themed maps
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User is online   OpenMaw 

  • Judge Mental

#2

This thread is a great idea. Thank you for pulling these old threads out of the abyss. Hopefully we can get some new mappers coming into the Duke community now that we have some additional porting options out there being worked on.
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User is offline   Dukebot 

#3

Updated list of useful threads classified under categories:


General Level Editing

- Duke 3D Build Porn Discussion https://forums.duke4...orn-discussion/
- Duke3d Build Porn https://forums.duke4...e3d-build-porn/

- Mapping Questions Thread https://forums.duke4...estions-thread/
- Those simple questions thread https://forums.duke4...estions-thread/
- Map bugs thread https://forums.duke4...ap-bugs-thread/

- Level Design Thread https://forums.duke4...-design-thread/
- Level Design/Gameplay design https://forums.duke4...ameplay-design/

- General talk about ideas for maps, how to come up with new stuff, etc https://forums.duke4...-new-stuff-etc/
- What makes a map great? https://forums.duke4...es-a-map-great/
- How do you organize your projects? https://forums.duke4...r-map-projects/


Map discussion

- What have you been playing? Post about Duke3d maps https://forums.duke4...t-duke-3d-maps/
- All time best Dukematch Levels https://forums.duke4...kematch-levels/
- Themed maps https://forums.duke4...74-themed-maps/


Mapster32 Tutorials

- Mapster32 Spanish tutorials https://forums.duke4...spanol-spanish/


Mapster32 HOW TO

- Kicking Doors with Footprints https://forums.duke4...ith-footprints/
- [Tuto] - Rotate sectors neatly https://forums.duke4...sectors-neatly/
- Sector Rotate https://forums.duke4...-sector-rotate/
- How to add coop to a SP only map https://forums.duke4...-a-sp-only-map/


Other

- Map building by code https://forums.duke4...ilding-by-code/
- Ever wanted to play doom maps in duke nukem 3d? https://forums.duke4...-duke-nukem-3d/
- Skyboxes https://forums.duke4...11037-skyboxes/

This post has been edited by Dukebot: 19 April 2020 - 05:21 PM

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User is online   quakis 

#4

Handy thread this. Here's some contributions I've made that have been buried with time that might still be a useful reference for mappers:

How Important is Shading?
Creating On-Grid Circles Manually
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User is offline   gerolf 

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#5

Damn, I haven't seen some of these threads for quite some time. Thanks for taking the time to do this, but why are the mods sleeping on putting a sticky mark on important posts? There shouldn't just be one single sticky post here when this category is one of the more important ones that can keep this community going when we are all gone.

Anyways, what you're doing here is a good idea. I really miss how much more active this place was prior, on, and shortly after 2014. So many useful posts and remarks from the community, and then around that time Fresch made his notorious "beta gold" post, it seems soon after that this whole forum slowed down quicker and quicker to the point it is at now, and according to Mikko Sandt's website, there were only 11 Duke maps made in 2019. Now compare that to all the years prior (scroll down to the December 31, 2019 news). I'm not blaming that thread, but it is my observation that after that thread died down, the forum became less active while the discord seems to be becoming more active, but even it doesn't seem to be as active as it could be.

If there was a way to archive Discord posts as well, that could be useful too seeing as there's some tutorials and information hidden all over the discord. and some of that info has never reached the forum most likely.

This post has been edited by gerolf: 20 April 2020 - 05:18 AM

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User is online   oasiz 

  • Dr. Effector

#6

View Postgerolf, on 20 April 2020 - 05:10 AM, said:

If there was a way to archive Discord posts as well, that could be useful too seeing as there's some tutorials and information hidden all over the discord. and some of that info has never reached the forum most likely.


I've used this: https://dht.chylex.com/
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User is offline   Dukebot 

#7

View Postquakis, on 20 April 2020 - 03:50 AM, said:

Handy thread this. Here's some contributions I've made that have been buried with time that might still be a useful reference for mappers:

How Important is Shading?
Creating On-Grid Circles Manually


Thanks for the aportation! I will add them to the main index to have it centralized!


View Postgerolf, on 20 April 2020 - 05:10 AM, said:

Damn, I haven't seen some of these threads for quite some time. Thanks for taking the time to do this, but why are the mods sleeping on putting a sticky mark on important posts? There shouldn't just be one single sticky post here when this category is one of the more important ones that can keep this community going when we are all gone.

Anyways, what you're doing here is a good idea. I really miss how much more active this place was prior, on, and shortly after 2014. So many useful posts and remarks from the community, and then around that time Fresch made his notorious "beta gold" post, it seems soon after that this whole forum slowed down quicker and quicker to the point it is at now, and according to Mikko Sandt's website, there were only 11 Duke maps made in 2019. Now compare that to all the years prior (scroll down to the December 31, 2019 news). I'm not blaming that thread, but it is my observation that after that thread died down, the forum became less active while the discord seems to be becoming more active, but even it doesn't seem to be as active as it could be.

If there was a way to archive Discord posts as well, that could be useful too seeing as there's some tutorials and information hidden all over the discord. and some of that info has never reached the forum most likely.


I did this just because I like to have a place that points me were to go, as there was a lot of spread information started to do it on my own on a txt file but then I thought I could share this because it might be usefull to other people having an index for information.

I totally agree with your Discord point, it seems that with the pass of time Discord servers are becoming more popular than forums, not only with Duke Nukem Forums, but in general.

View Postoasiz, on 20 April 2020 - 09:10 AM, said:

I've used this:


This is really nice, I love using Discord and didn't know about this, thanks for sharing!



UPDATED list with the links you guys shared, thanks so much.

General Level Editing

- Duke 3D Build Porn Discussion https://forums.duke4...orn-discussion/
- Duke3d Build Porn https://forums.duke4...e3d-build-porn/

- Mapping Questions Thread https://forums.duke4...estions-thread/
- Those simple questions thread https://forums.duke4...estions-thread/
- Map bugs thread https://forums.duke4...ap-bugs-thread/

- Level Design Thread https://forums.duke4...-design-thread/
- Level Design/Gameplay design https://forums.duke4...ameplay-design/
- General talk about ideas for maps, how to come up with new stuff, etc https://forums.duke4...-new-stuff-etc/

- What makes a map great? https://forums.duke4...es-a-map-great/
- How important is shading? https://forums.duke4...ant-is-shading/
- How do you organize your projects? https://forums.duke4...r-map-projects/

Map discussion

- What have you been playing? Post about Duke3d maps https://forums.duke4...t-duke-3d-maps/
- All time best Dukematch Levels https://forums.duke4...kematch-levels/
- Themed maps https://forums.duke4...74-themed-maps/

Mapster32 Tutorials

- Mapster32 Spanish tutorials https://forums.duke4...spanol-spanish/

Mapster32 HOW TO

- Kicking Doors with Footprints https://forums.duke4...ith-footprints/
- [Tuto] - Rotate sectors neatly https://forums.duke4...sectors-neatly/
- Sector Rotate https://forums.duke4...-sector-rotate/
- How to add coop to a SP only map https://forums.duke4...-a-sp-only-map/
- Creating On-Grid Circles Manually https://forums.duke4...rcles-manually/

Other

- Map building by code https://forums.duke4...ilding-by-code/
- Ever wanted to play doom maps in duke nukem 3d? https://forums.duke4...-duke-nukem-3d/
- Skyboxes https://forums.duke4...11037-skyboxes/
- Discord search tool https://dht.chylex.com/

This post has been edited by Dukebot: 20 April 2020 - 12:43 PM

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User is offline   ck3D 

#8

Fantastic initiative, I'm completely supportive of this. I don't use Discord for anything, probably never will because I'm set in my old ways and not available enough to partake more than semi-casually, so it never even occurred to me that I might be missing out on content and info there, but public websites and message boards remain a crucial point of reference and popular crossroads for people with similar interests. Drowning in work these days (yearning for some spare time actually) but I've had it on my mind to post (humble) "Build Porn"-type of tricks and share habits for a while now. Probably will once I can manage.

You're putting your spare time to constructive use for this community, I really appreciate the effort.

This post has been edited by ck3D: 20 April 2020 - 12:00 PM

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User is offline   Mark 

#9

Am I having browser issues? None of those duke4 links worked for me.

This post has been edited by Mark: 20 April 2020 - 12:16 PM

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User is offline   Dukebot 

#10

View Postck3D, on 20 April 2020 - 11:59 AM, said:

Fantastic initiative, I'm completely supportive of this. I don't use Discord for anything, probably never will because I'm set in my old ways and not available enough to partake more than semi-casually, so it never even occurred to me that I might be missing out on content and info there, but public websites and message boards remain a crucial point of reference and popular crossroads for people with similar interests. Drowning in work these days (yearning for some spare time actually) but I've had it on my mind to post (humble) "Build Porn"-type of tricks and share habits for a while now. Probably will once I can manage.

You're putting your spare time to constructive use for this community, I really appreciate the effort.


Thanks, I wanted to do this now that I have extra time that I usually do not have. Also I enjoy doing this kind of things as I like to have information sorted and easy to find when I need to consult it.

In the past I used Discord only for Gaming, but now I use it for working with the computer doing projects and stuff, the more I use it the more I like it.

That build porn tricks would be very handy and usefull for a lot of people! Hope you can find the time to do that =).

View PostMark, on 20 April 2020 - 12:15 PM, said:

Am I having browser issues? None of those duke4 links worked for me.


Thanks for pointing that out, I fixed it. It seems that as I copied pasted from the old post, the links had "..." as the forum makes links shorter and places "..." in the middle. Now should work fine!

This post has been edited by Dukebot: 20 April 2020 - 12:59 PM

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User is offline   Micky C 

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#11

I wrote some guides on google drive about 6 years ago. Haven't really looked at them lately but I'm sure they're still relevant. They're not posts here but they should get some exposure.

Micky C's guide to good maps: https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing

Micky C's speed mapping guide: https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing

There should really be some information on mapster scripting in this thread. A guide for absolute beginners. A few seconds of typing one line of code in the console can save several minutes of work when it comes to bulk-editing of attributes, especially if the edits are conditional on something. Perhaps I could add something basic in my speed mapping guide sometime.

This post has been edited by Micky C: 22 April 2020 - 03:38 AM

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User is offline   Dukebot 

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View PostMicky C, on 22 April 2020 - 03:33 AM, said:

I wrote some guides on google drive about 6 years ago. Haven't really looked at them lately but I'm sure they're still relevant. They're not posts here but they should get some exposure.

Micky C's guide to good maps: https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing

Micky C's speed mapping guide: https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing

There should really be some information on mapster scripting in this thread. A guide for absolute beginners. A few seconds of typing one line of code in the console can save several minutes of work when it comes to bulk-editing of attributes, especially if the edits are conditional on something. Perhaps I could add something basic in my speed mapping guide sometime.


Great apportation, thank you, I added you guides under the category "Mapping Tutorials". Also created a category for mapster32 scripting as you suggested.


DUKE NUKEM MAPPING FORUM INDEX

General Level Editing

- Duke 3D Build Porn Discussion https://forums.duke4...orn-discussion/
- Duke3d Build Porn https://forums.duke4...e3d-build-porn/

- Mapping Questions Thread https://forums.duke4...estions-thread/
- Those simple questions thread https://forums.duke4...estions-thread/
- Map bugs thread https://forums.duke4...ap-bugs-thread/

- Level Design Thread https://forums.duke4...-design-thread/
- Level Design/Gameplay design https://forums.duke4...ameplay-design/
- General talk about ideas for maps, how to come up with new stuff, etc https://forums.duke4...-new-stuff-etc/

- What makes a map great? https://forums.duke4...es-a-map-great/
- How important is shading? https://forums.duke4...ant-is-shading/
- How do you organize your projects? https://forums.duke4...r-map-projects/

Map discussion

- What have you been playing? Post about Duke3d maps https://forums.duke4...t-duke-3d-maps/
- All time best Dukematch Levels https://forums.duke4...kematch-levels/
- Themed maps https://forums.duke4...74-themed-maps/

Mapping Tutorials

- Micky C's guide to good maps: https://docs.google....0XZF8UR0bU/edit
- Micky C's speed mapping guide: https://docs.google....S4ieZWWWTw/edit
- Mapster32 Spanish tutorials https://forums.duke4...spanol-spanish/

Mapster32 Scripting

- Nothing yet

Mapster32 HOW TO

- Kicking Doors with Footprints https://forums.duke4...ith-footprints/
- [Tuto] - Rotate sectors neatly https://forums.duke4...sectors-neatly/
- Sector Rotate https://forums.duke4...-sector-rotate/
- How to add coop to a SP only map https://forums.duke4...-a-sp-only-map/
- Creating On-Grid Circles Manually https://forums.duke4...rcles-manually/

Other

- Map building by code https://forums.duke4...ilding-by-code/
- Ever wanted to play doom maps in duke nukem 3d? https://forums.duke4...-duke-nukem-3d/
- Skyboxes https://forums.duke4...11037-skyboxes/
- Discord search tool https://dht.chylex.com/

This post has been edited by Dukebot: 22 April 2020 - 04:16 AM

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User is offline   Dukebot 

#13

New addition: How to make the grid size bigger (under the Mapster32 HOW TO section)


DUKE NUKEM MAPPING FORUM INDEX

General Level Editing

- Duke 3D Build Porn Discussion https://forums.duke4...orn-discussion/
- Duke3d Build Porn https://forums.duke4...e3d-build-porn/

- Mapping Questions Thread https://forums.duke4...estions-thread/
- Those simple questions thread https://forums.duke4...estions-thread/
- Map bugs thread https://forums.duke4...ap-bugs-thread/

- Level Design Thread https://forums.duke4...-design-thread/
- Level Design/Gameplay design https://forums.duke4...ameplay-design/
- General talk about ideas for maps, how to come up with new stuff, etc https://forums.duke4...-new-stuff-etc/
- Map feedback thread https://forums.duke4...eedback-thread/

- What makes a map great? https://forums.duke4...es-a-map-great/
- How important is shading? https://forums.duke4...ant-is-shading/
- How do you organize your projects? https://forums.duke4...r-map-projects/

Map discussion

- What have you been playing? Post about Duke3d maps https://forums.duke4...t-duke-3d-maps/
- All time best Dukematch Levels https://forums.duke4...kematch-levels/
- Themed maps https://forums.duke4...74-themed-maps/

Mapping Tutorials

- Micky C's guide to good maps: https://docs.google....0XZF8UR0bU/edit
- Micky C's speed mapping guide: https://docs.google....S4ieZWWWTw/edit
- Mapster32 Spanish tutorials https://forums.duke4...spanol-spanish/

Mapster32 Scripting

- Nothing yet

Mapster32 HOW TO

- Kicking Doors with Footprints https://forums.duke4...ith-footprints/
- [Tuto] - Rotate sectors neatly https://forums.duke4...sectors-neatly/
- Sector Rotate https://forums.duke4...-sector-rotate/
- How to add coop to a SP only map https://forums.duke4...-a-sp-only-map/
- Creating On-Grid Circles Manually https://forums.duke4...rcles-manually/
- Making the grid size bigger https://forums.duke4...id-size-bigger/

Other

- Map building by code https://forums.duke4...ilding-by-code/
- Ever wanted to play doom maps in duke nukem 3d? https://forums.duke4...-duke-nukem-3d/
- Skyboxes https://forums.duke4...11037-skyboxes/
- Discord search tool https://dht.chylex.com/
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