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The Supreme Topic of Miscellaneous Knowledge  "Trivia, Research, etc."

User is offline   Marphy Black 

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#1201

I've just received a copy of the Rise of the Triad Official Player's Guide (way at the bottom), and reading through the beginning sections, I realize that it clears up several long held mysteries I've had regarding the game's plot.

If you've played the game, you've most naturally seen the in-game intro sequence which summarizes the story as thus: a strike team known as the HUNT is sent to San Nicolas Island to scope out a bunch of weirdos inhabiting the island's monastery. Before they can report back to their HQ, their boat is exploded, forcing them to enter the ancient site of worship.

It's the manual that explains a bit more of the things we're familiar with now:
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So this is where we learn about the Oscurido cult that worships El Oscuro and wishes to blast Los Angeles to kingdom come for bad guy purposes. However, one thing always puzzled me: the mention of "a pyrotechnics expert and a rich movie studio head have joined forces with the Oscurido cult." What's that all that about?

Strictly speaking, the manual does plainly, if not indirectly, identify who these two individuals are supposed to be:
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So if you were ever curious, "General" Darian is not actually a general. He's just a special effects guy. And Sebastian Krist is not a man of military rank either. He's the former head of a movie studio. That studio was called "Triad Pictures".

Technically, everything I've stated here so far has always been easily accessible information for anyone who checked the manual, although I don't think many people acknowledge the fact that half the bosses in the game are filmmakers. Still, what the hell is "Triad Pictures"? Where does San Nicolas Island fit into the picture? What does a man with a lunchbox obsession and Joe sitting in a chair threatening to staple his own hands have to do with Tom Hall wearing a robe? Why does the HUNT blow up an innocent and defenseless tower at the end of the game? Believe or not, there are answers to all of these questions, and as far as I can tell, they were only revealed within the Player's Guide story synopsis and no where else.

Rather than provide a scan, I'm just going to retype the whole section:

Rise of the Triad Official Players Guide said:

THE STORY SO FAR

Triad Pictures, owned and run by Sebastian Krist, has long been suspected as a haven for the cult worshippers of "El Oscuro, the Dark." The Oscuridos believe their divine godhead will come and cleanse the world of non-believers. Their rituals are rumored to include animal sacrifices, pagan "black magic" ceremonies, and other grisly satanic events.

Krist has masterminded a number of weapons heists and tapped the expertise of John Darian, a special-effects wizard, to kill his Hollywood rivals. Now the pair and their followers have retreated to an old Spanish monastery on San Nicolas Island, a secluded hunk of rock that's situated about 20 miles west of Los Angeles and partially owned by Triad Pictures.

Even though there isn't enough evidence to directly link Krist with the Oscuro cult, a special team of counter-terrorist agents, organized with the cooperation of major world powers under the United Nations and called the HUNT (High-risk United Nations Taskforce), has been trailing Krist and observing activity on the island. In the last few days, monk cultists and guards wearing uniforms with the Triad Pictures logo have been spotted overseeing the movement of a shipment of explosives off the island. The HUNT has also discovered that the cult plans to destroy Los Angeles. In fact, the bombs planted around the city have already begun to detonate, but before the HUNT can leave the island or even get to a radio transmitter, the cultists destroy their boat. Left with no way out, this lightly-armed band of commandos decide to fight their way into the monastery and destroy the remaining detonation devices before Krist and Darian can wreak havoc on an unsuspecting city. Millions of lives hang in the balance. You're a member of the HUNT team. If you succeed, you'll be a hero to billions. And just think of the movie offers...

MISSION OBJECTIVE

Kill or be killed. This simple statement encompasses a number of more complicated tasks, like solving puzzles, killing Triad members, finding weapons, killing monks, getting ammunition, slaughtering more followers of El Oscuro, and finding power-ups and life restoratives.

The overall goal of the game is to locate Darian, Krist, and El Oscuro's earthly manifestation, and then rid the world of their odious presence. They guard the detonator device that is systematically blowing up explosives hidden all over Los Angeles. Destroy this device, win the game, and you may earn a few weeks of leave before your next mission.


And there you have it. Everything about the game makes sense now. The ancient monastery was renovated by Triad Pictures to be used as a movie set, a cover for their true nefarious deeds. The triad logo and even the "Triad" name itself alludes to the cinematic production company owned by movie mogul Sebastian Krist, John Darian being the head of the special effect department. The thing you blow up at the end of the game is a "detonation device" that would have blowed up Los Angeles (or rather, you stopped it from further blowing up the city, it seems). And that truly is some miscellaneous knowledge.

For the record, I don't think the 2013 remake utilized much of this movie production studio/filmmaker espionage aspect of the Triad storyline.

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This post has been edited by Marphy Black: 06 May 2017 - 05:47 PM

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User is offline   MrFlibble 

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#1202

Cool find! I wonder if this plot was there from the start or created as an afterthought for the players' guide. The game seems to "work" quite well without these details. In fact, I remember Krist being described somewhere as "movie mogul turned cult pawn" suggesting that his role was not as important at least in some versions of the background story.
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User is offline   Marphy Black 

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#1203

View PostMrFlibble, on 06 May 2017 - 04:32 AM, said:

Cool find! I wonder if this plot was there from the start or created as an afterthought for the players' guide.

I'd hazard a confident guess that Tom Hall did indeed handle most of the lore bits that appear in the guide. For what little the story had relevance to the gameplay, there are still smatterings of innocuous plot bits scattered all around in the enemy and item descriptions. For example, the TNT crates are specifically described as being unused explosives meant for the LA bombings.

Also, I just remembered that I totally forgot that ROTT's manual has a second story section for some inexplicable reason at the back. It's a tad more wordy:

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While it mostly reiterates what it already said at the booklet's beginning story section, it does reveal to us the name of Triad Pictures' island monastery film, "Prayers in the Dark" (The Dark, El Oscuro, get it?), and clarifies that the cult's detonation device used to set off the explosives planted in LA is also a mobile band jammer, so in addition to saving LA, blowing up the tower also conveniently gives the HUNT the ability to contact HQ again. And I guess the Triad's uniforms are actually Korean military surplus, which I would theorize is just Hall's way of acknowledging why the costumes fit so poorly (more so on the cut actors that we haven't seen much of, unfortunately).

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This post has been edited by Marphy Black: 07 May 2017 - 01:29 AM

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User is offline   MrFlibble 

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#1204

This bit of narration from the manual seems to suggest that Thi Barrett is the team leader. I'm not sure if this is mentioned elsewhere (IIRC in the 2013 remake Taradino Cassatt is the leader). At least, that rhymes somewhat with her taking the cetral part of the box art.
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User is online   Sanek 

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#1205

Is there any Balls of Steel promos? I don't know how popular these game was, but I'm sure 3DRealms at least did some effort to promote it, since it have so much Duke Nukem connections. :rolleyes:
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User is online   Micky C 

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View PostMarphy Black, on 05 May 2017 - 08:47 PM, said:

I've just received a copy of the Rise of the Triad Official Player's Guide (way at the bottom), and reading through the beginning sections, I realize that it clears up several long held mysteries I've had regarding the game's plot.


A bit late to the party, but wouldn't it be hilarious if the cult was simply a film crew making a movie, all the instances of aggression from both sides were just a series of misunderstandings?

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User is offline   Marphy Black 

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#1207

Just stumbled into a bit more of Rise of the Triad trivia, this time offering a little insight into a cut feature. To set the stage, I imagine many of you are familiar with the Lightning Guard, if not by his name then likely by him being the "No, don't shoot!" guy who sometimes pleads for mercy. His other notable characteristic is his ability to steal your missile weapon if you get to close to him. When he does, he says "Gimme that!" and plays a unique two frame animation. However, there are some peculiarities about this animation sequence when you view the raw frames.

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Rather unnecessarily, this animation has full 8-sided rotations even though you're pretty much always only ever going to see the Lightning Guard from the front perspective when he steals your weapon. Perhaps the explanation behind this can be derived from the sprite names: LIHUSE. Clearly these sprites weren't originally intended for weapon stealing at all. They were meant for a generic "Use" state.

I thought I'd seen this pose in this context before, and lo and behold, reviewing Joe's actor capture session videos shows that the Low Guard, Death Monk, and Deathfire Monk also had these poses recorded:

https://youtu.be/zUbuFR6tVrc?t=9m28s - Low Guard
https://youtu.be/QPyeeSKlnWY?t=1m47s - Death Monk
https://youtu.be/QPyeeSKlnWY?t=7m58s - Deathfire Monk

And while we don't have any visual confirmation for the rest, checking the source code, we can see a whole commented out section for most of the enemies' Use states.

	/*
	{&s_lowgrduse1,&s_highgrduse1,&s_opuse1,&s_strikeuse1,
	 &s_blitzuse,&s_enforceruse1,NULL,NULL,
	 NULL,&s_darianuse1,NULL,NULL,
	 NULL,NULL,NULL,NULL},*/
	 {0},


Curiously, though, the Use states for the Death Monk and Deathfire Monk are null'd out here, making me think the Use state was either cut early before being implemented for those two, or the monk types were not meant to have a Use state at all, despite having already recorded said frames.

The big question still on my mind: What exactly was this Use state intended for? The only object interaction I can recall enemies performing is opening doors. Even if doors were the sole intended use case, there's still the question of why the monks lack the Use state. Maybe they just interacted through intangible sorcery powers?

Technically, we do have one other example of the Use sprites being used in-game: "General" Darian pressing the spear stabbing buttons in his cage employs his DARUSE frames, the only other character to have such frames in the released game files. However, as you can see from the commented out code section above, this isn't necessarily reflective of the generic Use state all enemies were meant to have.

As a side note, we do have evidence that the missing Use frames were fully digitized for all of the actors. In the ROTT manual, we can see the Death Monk using his Use frames in the bottom-left flip book on pages 24 and 26.

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User is offline   MrFlibble 

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#1208

I have always wondered why you see the dog's paw opening doors when in Dog Mode but no comparable animation during normal play. That would be much similar to the animation of Duke using keycards.
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User is offline   oasiz 

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#1209



Wanted to give LD a quick spin again...
M4 has a quake effect that has always been broken, decided to do a quick fix by adding some triggers and such.
Mostly was curious about that building which gets ripped apart.

I'm guessing that this is the first instance that they tried Quake fx in the game and it appropriately gets done in a Hollywood blvd. themed area, probably wanted to combine those two early on.
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User is offline   MrFlibble 

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#1210

Not sure where to post this, a guy recently did interviews with Scott Miller, Ken Silverman and Jon St. John:
http://www.arcadeatt...k/scott-miller/
http://www.arcadeatt.../ken-silverman/
http://www.arcadeatt...uk/jon-st-john/
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User is online   Micky C 

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View Postoasiz, on 17 May 2017 - 01:33 PM, said:



Wanted to give LD a quick spin again...
M4 has a quake effect that has always been broken, decided to do a quick fix by adding some triggers and such.
Mostly was curious about that building which gets ripped apart.

I'm guessing that this is the first instance that they tried Quake fx in the game and it appropriately gets done in a Hollywood blvd. themed area, probably wanted to combine those two early on.


Looks like something that can be emulated pretty easily with the sliding door effect.

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User is offline   oasiz 

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#1212

It actually should be doable in retail as well, quake effect just works a tiny bit differently since it triggers less hardcoded stuff (sound/shake)
Quake is one of the few "wallpoint mover" effects along with curtain/bridge that exist in Duke.

Mostly was curious about it's application in this map since that building ripping apart is something I haven't really seen in maps.
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User is offline   Marphy Black 

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#1213

I came across an odd feature in Redneck Rampage: When you die, you can use the "rdelvis" God mode cheat to resurrect yourself, but this will cause the game to continually repeat the message "CHEATER! YOU USED THE CHEAT TO COME BACK ALIVE" in your HUD.

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Not sure why this technique warrants endless spam on the player, but it's amusing nonetheless.

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User is offline   Marphy Black 

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#1214

I finished Redneck Rampage for the first time proper, and while looking up some related information, I came across a preview for the game in the March 1997 issue of Computer Gaming World. (Unfortunately, I can't find a reliable source to determine when the game finally did ship.) Of interest is that this article mentions a few features that did not appear in the finished version. Here's an on-line scan of the preview: https://archive.org/...e_152#page/n45/

The notable points:
  • Bear Traps are referred to as a weapon that you could lay down and would latch onto enemies to slow them down. No Bear Traps can be found in the final files, but there exists a relevant text line in the 0.7 alpha demo's USER.CON:
    definequote 58        BEAR TRAP!


    In the final game, this quote is designated for "POWDER KEG!", which is a strong hint that the cut Bear Trap was previously meant for the Power Keg's weapon slot. In a sense, the Powder Keg does seem similar in function to the Bear Trap's description since it's an item you can drop at will, but otherwise, I couldn't find any other remnants of the trap's behavior.

  • A cowboy boot kick is mentioned, most likely a direct reuse of Duke's mighty foot feature. The final game does not have any such quick melee feature.

  • Perhaps most intriguing, a pre-finale sub-boss by the name of William Joseph Beaudrey is brought up. He's described as a wealthy landowner who acted as an alien collaborator, becoming a living head preserved in goo who rides around in some sort of tractor vehicle. Again, there's nothing left of this boss in the files. The only hint that he was even planned is the name of the penultimate map, E2L7: Beaudry Mansion. That the level takes place in an extravagant mansion does match his character description. However, nothing in the finished level suggests that a boss battle would have occurred here. There's a big open field at the end, but that's just a transition to the area seen in the next map, ENDGAME: Close Encounters, where you fight the UFO and eventually the Alien Queen end boss. Since the article's enemy descriptions are accurate, including spoilers for the rest of the bosses, I would have to believe that Xatrix did seriously consider including this Beaudry guy as a whole extra boss encounter. He had to have been cut pretty late, though.

And not a cut feature, but apparently the Skinny Old Coot's appearance is supposed to be based on Ross Perot. I wouldn't have guessed, but I do see the resemblance now.

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User is offline   Mark. 

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#1215

skinny old coot kind of reminds me of the dad from "That 70's Show"
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User is offline   Marphy Black 

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#1216

Still continuing my odyssey through the Redneck series. In the Route 66 expansion, I found this secret message in the OOB area at the end of E1L4: Big Billy's Brewery.
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Eric Boltjes is one of the ten credited mappers on the project. For the record, the expansion includes 14 levels, and 2 of those were inconsequential episode openers with no actual gameplay. Eric later ended up at Guerrilla Games where he worked on the Killzone series. Incidentally, fellow Route 66 mapper Cho Yan Wong (whose name recently came up in the Deadly Kiss thread) also went on to work on Killzone at Guerrilla Games.

I also found this secret message in the OOB area at the beginning of the final map E2L7: Oddity Museum.
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Unlike most messages, this whole spiel is actually a single ART tile (except for the alien head) rather than individually placed letter sprites, so it was easy to find.

I've only just begun Rides Again, but I've already stumbled into a strange oddity while converting the soundtrack. The lyrics in the game version of Mojo Nixon's "Cybersex" track are different compared to his later studio album release.

Redneck Rampage Rides Again - Cybersex third verse:

Game lyrics said:

Well, I'm lookin' through your Windows
And I can see your very bold font
Why you tiltin' my hard drive?
Baby, please don't taunt


I don't wanna log on, baby
I just wanna slip my log in
Digital's all right with me
As long you don't cut my skin


Sock Ray Blue album - Cybersex third verse:

Album lyrics said:

Well, I'm lookin' through your Windows
And I can see your very bold font
Yeah, postcards from the King
That's the only email I want


Well, I don't wanna log on
Slip my log in
Wanna point and click my joystick
In your silicone valley of sin



I can't offer any particular explanation for this. As far as I can tell, the album with Cybersex was released about a year after Rides Again. I imagine the change wasn't actually directly related to the game, but there you go.

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User is offline   Hendricks266 

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  #1217

When I was working on HTTKC, I did some digging and was able to get in contact with the original artist of the Duke Caribbean and Nuclear Winter box art. His name is Preston Palmer, and he has a Facebook page for his art, including tattoo work: https://www.facebook...onPalmerTattoo/

Before you ask, he did not have a copy of the original images.
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#1218

View PostMarphy Black, on 05 June 2017 - 10:49 PM, said:

I can't offer any particular explanation for this. As far as I can tell, the album with Cybersex was released about a year after Rides Again. I imagine the change wasn't actually directly related to the game, but there you go.


As an avid Mojo fan I can tell you there is probably no reason beyond "just because." Mojo would do a lot of takes and change lyrics. He did the same thing with High School is a Prison which appeared on Rock N Roll High School Part 2. Sometimes these minor lyric changes would just evolve into completely new songs.
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User is online   Sanek 

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#1219



It's not actually RARE (since it was all found on this forum), but the word was added for the sake of clickbait. :rolleyes:
All the credit goes to Jimmy and Chuck Jones (of course) - I just made a little slideshow with some classic music to go with it.

This post has been edited by Sanek: 09 June 2017 - 02:44 AM

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User is offline   icecoldduke 

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#1220

In Shadow Warrior the callstack for playing "Zilla sends his regards Lo Wang"

> ShadowWarriorx64.exe!PlaySound(int num, int * x, int * y, int * z, int flags) Line 831 C++
ShadowWarriorx64.exe!_PlayerSound(char * file, int line, int num, int * x, int * y, int * z, int flags, PLAYERstruct * pp) Line 706 C++
ShadowWarriorx64.exe!DoSoundSpotMatch(short match, short sound_num, short sound_type) Line 1377 C++
ShadowWarriorx64.exe!DoMatchEverything(PLAYERstruct * pp, short match, short state) Line 1696 C++
ShadowWarriorx64.exe!DoVator(short SpriteNum) Line 497 C++
ShadowWarriorx64.exe!SpriteControl() Line 7037 C++
ShadowWarriorx64.exe!domovethings() Line 8079 C++
ShadowWarriorx64.exe!MoveLoop() Line 3072 C++
ShadowWarriorx64.exe!RunLevel() Line 3235 C++
ShadowWarriorx64.exe!NewLevel() Line 1648 C++
ShadowWarriorx64.exe!Control(int argc, const char * const * argv) Line 2965 C++
ShadowWarriorx64.exe!app_main(int argc, const char * const * argv) Line 4105 C++
ShadowWarriorx64.exe!WinMain(HINSTANCE__ * hInst, HINSTANCE__ * hPrevInst, char * lpCmdLine, int nCmdShow) Line 496 C++

ICED Shadow Warrior Port
https://crozzbreed23...site.com/icedsw

This post has been edited by icecoldduke: 09 June 2017 - 04:54 PM

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User is offline   Nancsi 

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#1221

According to this site: http://dukenukem.wik...m/wiki/Derelict

Easter Eggs

- At the cargo hold, there is a well-hidden smuggled cigarette stack with the names "Pest" "Marlborough" "Camper" and "Dukex", which are direct references to cigarettes "West" "Marlboro" "Camel" and "Durex" condoms.


I tried my best, but no luck. Not even with Mapster.
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User is offline   Rellik 

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#1222

that's because whoever wrote that was using the HRP, here's where I found it and the relevant HRP texture:

Edit: I went ahead and removed the text from the Wiki, but does anyone think I should go back and leave the cigarette smuggling reference, or does anyone have any idea what the intent of this so-called easter egg could be?

Attached thumbnail(s)

  • Attached Image: scrn0000.jpg


This post has been edited by Rellik: 11 June 2017 - 03:41 PM

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User is offline   Nancsi 

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#1223

That texture appears in other levels as well (as early as E1L2, as it's a v1.3D texture), and the original didn't even show anything remotely similar what we have seen in the HRP. It looks good, but it's an unofficial easter egg.

This post has been edited by Nancsi: 11 June 2017 - 11:16 PM

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#1224

/*************************************************************************
POSITION VARIABLES:

		POSX is your x - position ranging from 0 to 65535
		POSY is your y - position ranging from 0 to 65535
			(the length of a side of the grid in EDITBORD would be 1024)
		POSZ is your z - position (height) ranging from 0 to 65535, 0 highest.
		ANG is your angle ranging from 0 to 2047.  Instead of 360 degrees, or
			 2 * PI radians, I use 2048 different angles, so 90 degrees would
			 be 512 in my system.

SPRITE VARIABLES:

	EXTERN short headspritesect[MAXSECTORS+1], headspritestat[MAXSTATUS+1];
	EXTERN short prevspritesect[MAXSPRITES], prevspritestat[MAXSPRITES];
	EXTERN short nextspritesect[MAXSPRITES], nextspritestat[MAXSPRITES];

	Example: if the linked lists look like the following:
		 旼컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴
컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴
컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴커
		 ?     Sector lists:               Status lists:               ?
		 쳐컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴
컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴
컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴캑
		 ? Sector0:  4, 5, 8             Status0:  2, 0, 8             ?
		 ? Sector1:  16, 2, 0, 7         Status1:  4, 5, 16, 7, 3, 9   ?
		 ? Sector2:  3, 9                                              ?
		 읕컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴
컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴
컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴켸
	Notice that each number listed above is shown exactly once on both the
		left and right side.  This is because any sprite that exists must
		be in some sector, and must have some kind of status that you define.


Coding example #1:
	To go through all the sprites in sector 1, the code can look like this:

		sectnum = 1;
		i = headspritesect[sectnum];
		while (i != -1)
		{
			nexti = nextspritesect[i];

			//your code goes here
			//ex: printf("Sprite %d is in sector %d\n",i,sectnum);

			i = nexti;
		}

Coding example #2:
	To go through all sprites with status = 1, the code can look like this:

		statnum = 1;        //status 1
		i = headspritestat[statnum];
		while (i != -1)
		{
			nexti = nextspritestat[i];

			//your code goes here
			//ex: printf("Sprite %d has a status of 1 (active)\n",i,statnum);

			i = nexti;
		}

			 insertsprite(short sectnum, short statnum);
			 deletesprite(short spritenum);
			 changespritesect(short spritenum, short newsectnum);
			 changespritestat(short spritenum, short newstatnum);

TILE VARIABLES:
		NUMTILES - the number of tiles found TILES.DAT.
		TILESIZX[MAXTILES] - simply the x-dimension of the tile number.
		TILESIZY[MAXTILES] - simply the y-dimension of the tile number.
		WALOFF[MAXTILES] - the actual 32-bit offset pointing to the top-left
								 corner of the tile.
		PICANM[MAXTILES] - flags for animating the tile.

TIMING VARIABLES:
		TOTALCLOCK - When the engine is initialized, TOTALCLOCK is set to zero.
			From then on, it is incremented 120 times a second by 1.  That
			means that the number of seconds elapsed is totalclock / 120.
		NUMFRAMES - The number of times the draw3dscreen function was called
			since the engine was initialized.  This helps to determine frame
			rate.  (Frame rate = numframes * 120 / totalclock.)

OTHER VARIABLES:

		STARTUMOST[320] is an array of the highest y-coordinates on each column
				that my engine is allowed to write to.  You need to set it only
				once.
		STARTDMOST[320] is an array of the lowest y-coordinates on each column
				that my engine is allowed to write to.  You need to set it only
				once.
		SINTABLE[2048] is a sin table with 2048 angles rather than the
			normal 360 angles for higher precision.  Also since SINTABLE is in
			all integers, the range is multiplied by 16383, so instead of the
			normal -1<sin(x)<1, the range of sintable is -16383<sintable[]<16383
			If you use this sintable, you can possibly speed up your code as
			well as save space in memory.  If you plan to use sintable, 2
			identities you may want to keep in mind are:
				sintable[ang&2047]       = sin(ang * (3.141592/1024)) * 16383
				sintable[(ang+512)&2047] = cos(ang * (3.141592/1024)) * 16383
		NUMSECTORS - the total number of existing sectors.  Modified every time
			you call the loadboard function.
***************************************************************************/

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User is offline   Marphy Black 

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#1225

Still perusing Redneck Rampage, and I noticed there's a reference to a missing Leonard line in the Cuss Pack. The pack comes with a readme that provides a transcript of all of the new lines, but one of these isn't actually one of the included VOC files.

Cuss Pack README.TXT said:

I'm happier then a pig in shit LN_Sorry.voc

However, the provided LN_SORRY.VOC sound is actually the line "Well, shit fire and fuck me running," which makes this VOC a duplicate of the included LN_WHUP.VOC which itself is also a duplicate of the included E1L1.VOC.

For the record, I'm not sure what the context of the original non-cuss LN_SORRY.VOC line is. The non-cuss line has Leonard say "Sorry, uh, I guess I just got caught up." This VOC isn't called in the CON code, and I haven't heard it in-game, so its use must be buried in the compiled code (assuming it's used at all).

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Another instance of General 6000 I just noticed today; Scooby Doo and the Witches Ghost.

There are at least bird chirping and explosion sounds which were also used in Shadow Warrior in this movie. This one amuses me in particular because I always thought Wang's voice sounds like an unconvincing Asian Scooby Doo impersonator. But yeah, kinda weird, the explosion sound is way clearer than it is in SW, but the ambient bird chirp fades out partway through. I can rip a few seconds of these two scenes from the movie if anyone wants me to?

Really should start maintaining a list of "Shit what uses General 6000" somewhere for the hell of it.

Edit: Here you go - https://www.mediafir...j0fv7dvdpg7bqan
I think there were some door sounds too, but I couldn't find them again, might have been one of the other movies.

Also did notice how Banjo Kazooie has one of the water splash sounds from SW too, but it usually mixes with another splash and is thus not immediately obvious, only realized when my N64 didn't play one of them whilst editing a Let's Play of the game.

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I have a question:

If Apogee/3DRealms was considered one of the major gaming companies back in the day (the distributed Id's Wolfenstein and Keen games), why they tried to sell DN3D and SW via other companies, like FormGen or GT Interactive?
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View PostSanek, on 01 July 2017 - 07:57 AM, said:

I have a question:

If Apogee/3DRealms was considered one of the major gaming companies back in the day (the distributed Id's Wolfenstein and Keen games), why they tried to sell DN3D and SW via other companies, like FormGen or GT Interactive?

FormGen/GT had access to retail shelf space.

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To expand on what TX said, 3D Realms was a developer and GT Interactive was a publisher. 3D Realms would sometimes pick up smaller studios' games, almost like a pseudo-publisher (like Death Rally) and pretty much be a gateway to a real publisher. With 3D Realms' name on the product companies like GT Interactive would consider publishing the titles. 3D Realms went through publishers purely for their distribution/money.
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