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Plug and Pray Remake

User is offline   ozelot47 

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Hi everyone,

i'm new here in this forum and i want to show you my project for Duke Nukem.
It is a remake of the Episode "Plug and Pray". I have not found anywhere
the Plug and Pray Maps for Duke Nukem PC, so i have decided to create
all 6 maps.

...If you are wonder, my english is not very well, because i'm German...

If you are interested for my Maps, i have uploaded Videos to show you my progress...

Here is the link for my Playlist


The last Video are only the maplayouts. I think 95% should be right.

At the Moment...

- All maps are playable
- Lighteffects/Shadows will be added later
- some Texture errors will be fixed (? Skew/Uneven/Crooked ? Textures)
- some Touchplate errors will be fixed (Nightmare Zone, Alien Rendezvous)
- Trackside Tragedy : I have problems with the "Elevator Transport" (behind the Yellowaccess room to the Basement), i will try to solve it.
- Gates Motel : Part 2 and 3 in the Video are not Plug-and-Pray-like. I will remove all additionall sectors to the Nuke Button in the Basement with the Green Walls.
- Explosions will be added (Ministry of Fear - Final Boss room / Trackside Tragedy - the Red Tunnel Area / etc. )

Greetings, ozelot47
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User is offline   hismasterplan 

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#2

Bad ass.
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User is offline   nukemania 

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#3

Now this is really interesting. I haven't played the original Plug N Pray maps in a while, but a first glance at what you made, they're really good :P
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User is offline   Jinroh 

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Pretty rad, I never got to play Plug 'N Pray, so this is really awesome.

Keep up the great work man. :P

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User is offline   t800 

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Ozelot47, nice work, it just reminded me of this: http://forums.duke4....and-tiles-rips/
Darkus managed to rip most of sprites from PSX Duke 3D (wall textures, enemies, even decorations). Maybe your maps could benefit from it to make them more authentic to their PSX original counterpairs? I dont know if you have experience with .CON coding, but it would be amazing if your effort would transform into full fledged TC like DN64 TC is, so it would contain changed sprites for enemies (or at least added PSX exclusive enemies).

Also xMobilemux scanned pages from official strategy guide for Duke Nukem Total Meltdown with maps of its exclusive levels, so maybe you could use them to iron out inaccuracies? > http://forums.duke4....post__p__170563

Good luck anyways!

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This post has been edited by t800: 10 September 2013 - 01:07 PM

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User is offline   faked 

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This is looking VERY good.I can hardly wait to play it!Good luck on it! :P
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User is offline   ozelot47 

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So...a little update so far. :P

From my View, nearly all texture/touchplate errors are fixed.
Light and Shadow effects are finish.
Trackside Tragedy : The "Elevator Transport" behind the yellow access room finally works correct.
Explosions works via Touchplate (Trackside Tragedy/Gates Motel/Ministry of Fear)
Alien Rendezvous : The UFO works too (comes down from the sky)

Now i'm doing the Difficult Levels to enemies (Piece of Cake...Damn i'm Good)
and i adjust the weapons/ammo sprites (from the scanned pages of the Maps).
Thanks for that.

t800, i would add the original textures and sprites but unfortunately i have no idea how
to do that with the .CON coding. ;)

You can see the new/improved Maps on Youtube...



I hope you like it...
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User is offline   nukemania 

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I don't know if you want to aim for 100% map accuracy, but I found 2 differences. I don't know if these things can be changed/adjusted:

-The double doors at the start in Nightmare Zone open too quickly. I remember that they open much slower than that in the original.
-Also in Nightmare Zone, the transparent bridges at the end in your version are much different from the original. In the original, you could walk until the Nuke button exit; the bridge was continuous. In your version, there are some breaks in the bridges.
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User is offline   ozelot47 

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Thanks for the note. I have adjusted it. Doors from Gates Motel were also adjusted.
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User is offline   ozelot47 

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I searched for the UFO light pattern (Alien Rendezvous) but i only found
a few Gameplay Videos on Youtube. Nobody from them show the Map from above (from the Sky).
I tried to see the light pattern from the Floor, so i have created the UFO Lights.

The Round Lights shine against the clock and the outer green Lights shine together with
the inner blue Lights. The inner green lights shine after the outer lights.

There is one Problem with HRP. The green lights look in HRP like light blue lights.
I used the PAL: 8

Is that ok or is there something wrong?

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User is offline   LeoD 

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View Postozelot47, on 15 September 2013 - 07:46 AM, said:

I searched for the UFO light pattern (Alien Rendezvous) but i only found
a few Gameplay Videos on Youtube. Nobody from them show the Map from above (from the Sky).
I tried to see the light pattern from the Floor, so i have created the UFO Lights.

The Round Lights shine against the clock and the outer green Lights shine together with
the inner blue Lights. The inner green lights shine after the outer lights.

There is one Problem with HRP. The green lights look in HRP like light blue lights.
I used the PAL: 8

Is that ok or is there something wrong?
Hm, maybe it has something to with the highpal lookups.
Can you check Polymost (HRP+renderer) vs. Polymer (HRP+renderer) ?

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User is offline   ozelot47 

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Updatetime...

now i have finished all difficult levels to enemies and sprites.
The weapon/ammo and health sprites should be right but I have added
a few more Weapon and Health Sprites only for the difficult DAMN I'M GOOD.
Furthermore i have added a few missing secret places that i have forgotten.
For example, the Secret in the Barpillar (Duke Royale) and two Secret Places
in Ministry of Fear (Wall in the Room where the elevator is and the Secret in
the Bossroom).

In the next days, I will make a testplay on difficult level DAMN I'M GOOD
to test all doors/tochplates/enemies etc.

I will see how hard it is :)
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User is offline   ozelot47 

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So, i have tested to play all maps on difficult DAMN I'M GOOD.
It is really really hard but doable.
From my view most things should be right but it is only from my perspective.

I will upload the Plug and Pray Episode tomorrow evening (German Time)
and post the link in here ;)
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User is offline   ozelot47 

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As i promised. Here is the Plug and Pray Episode.

You can play it with all Versions (Atomic, HRP, DukePLUS).
I have created it with DukePLUS but DukePLUS is not required. If you don't have DukePLUS
then you must add lines from the DUKEPLUS.CON to USERCON of the Duke3D folder to play Plug
and Pray as an episode.

http://www.dateiuplo...3c1abb300e41d99

Now it is your turn. Have Fun ;)
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User is offline   nukemania 

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Awesome, really looking forward to trying this out ;)

By the way, can we point out any inaccuracies we may find?
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User is offline   LeoD 

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View Postozelot47, on 24 September 2013 - 07:09 AM, said:

As i promised. Here is the Plug and Pray Episode.
[...]
Now it is your turn. Have Fun ;)
Will play ASAP. :blink: In the meantime I have repackaged the episode for autoload use, added a USER.CON and a README. Non-DukePlus users can simply drop this ZIP into autoload.
DukePlus users can use the autoload feature as well by using the included batch files (normal DukePlus / Z-Pack). Should be compatible to future DukePlus versions, too.

[EDIT:] Download link moved to the "Other Stuff" section of this thread.

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This post has been edited by LeoD: 11 July 2015 - 08:15 AM

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User is offline   TerminX 

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Autoload? Why on earth...?

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User is offline   Hendricks266 

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Noobs no smart Duke set up play game.
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User is offline   NightFright 

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I have played the first level ("Nightmare Zone") last night and found it pretty confusing. xD Apparently it's supposed to imitate Tomb Raider, but level design rather reminded me of Duke!Zone II (which isn't exactly a compliment, as most of you know). Anyway, this isn't the mod author's fault, so level designers need to be blamed. ;) Apparently this also doesn't have some custom textures the original level had (like the huge swing door after the bridge which should have Egyptian glyphs), but I can live with that.

Anyway, at least the "dressing room" for Lara Croft (at least that's what one of the secret areas looks like) was converted rather poorly, I gotta say. Missing a lot of custom sprites and detail. Just compare it with some Youtube videos like this one and you will see. Also, enemies dont have the gimmicks from the PSX version (like the pig cops with pink dresses). The level itself seems to imitate the original well enough for all I could see, but don't expect a highly accurate replica. In general, I am sure this can be done better. It's not that I don't appreciate the effort and work which has been put into it... a groupfile release with the proper ART files added (and properly placed ingame) might make a huge difference.

Hoping for the rest of the levels anyway, maybe things get better there and less confusing.


This post has been edited by NightFright: 25 September 2013 - 01:01 AM

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User is offline   NightFright 

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(Accidental double post, sorry)


This post has been edited by NightFright: 25 September 2013 - 12:40 AM

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User is offline   faked 

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I enjoyed it very much! ;)
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User is offline   LeoD 

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Played the first three levels so far. I didn't know the original before, so I'm having some fun. I think the whole thing needs quite some fine tuning before calling it a day, though. HRP players should wait for maphacks ('til the weekend or so). There are lots of props and pickups clipping into walls or each other.

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User is offline   Mateos 

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Thanks for the non-DP single-folder, easier for MP ;) Dunno why just for a folder people get mad? or I missed something?

Edit: Is it only me, or the volume of the music is incredibly low?

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This post has been edited by Mateos: 27 September 2013 - 11:04 AM

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User is offline   Nancsi 

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Started playing Nightmare Zone. It looks fine, but there are a lot of work to do with it. The level is waaaaay too bright compared to the original. Adding darkness here is adding more atmosphere to the level. There are a lot of missing door/ambient sounds too. Even if some of them aren't part of the original, I recommend to add more of it to add atmosphere. The shotgun between the tripwires is missing and this makes the level a lot harder. The alien button which operates the door into the Tomb Raider area allow very short time to run, much shorter than the original, and it easily result you run into tripwires and die. There are many missing tiles, like the hands in the touchplates that opens the multiple doors, and also there are a lot of missing new textures as well.

I think with some more work, this could be brilliant, but I recommend to make the neccessary adjustments before the final release. Then you will be king. :P

This post has been edited by Nancsi: 28 September 2013 - 12:15 AM

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User is offline   LeoD 

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View PostLeoD, on 25 September 2013 - 10:19 AM, said:

HRP players should wait for maphacks ('til the weekend or so).
Done. [EDIT:] Download is obsolete as of HRP 5.4.

View PostMateos, on 27 September 2013 - 10:55 AM, said:

Is it only me, or the volume of the music is incredibly low?
Same here.

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This post has been edited by LeoD: 11 July 2015 - 08:17 AM

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User is offline   Mateos 

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Also, if more spawn points could be added, to make some MP possible, please :P

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User is offline   The Commander 

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View PostMateos, on 27 September 2013 - 10:55 AM, said:

Thanks for the non-DP single-folder, easier for MP :P Dunno why just for a folder people get mad? or I missed something?

Because the autoload folder system is redundant and shouldn't be used any more.

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User is offline   ozelot47 

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Hello and merry christmas to all,

it was a long time but since i'm studying I have barely of time. Anyway I have decided to
make the Plug and Pray maps multiplayer ready. I have compared my maps to the original maps
and must say that many things are not 100% exact. But I think a 1:1 implementation is nearly
impossible for me. Maybe it's because i am not a Pro-mapper. I have two questions.

One question about the multiplayersprites.

I must make the Sprites blue and I must place at the begin of the map exact
7 APLAYER-Sprites in the same sector. When i let the lotag 0 then it is multiplayer
and when i set the lotag to 1 is there only coop or is there multiplayer AND coop?
When i have finished to place the multiplayersprites, can i test the multiplayersprites in
Singleplayer because of correctness and functionality?

And one other question.

Does anyone have or does anyone know a site where i can get a GRP file which includes
the plug and pray textures/sprites? Or maybe a ready made Tileset that can be include
to GRP file? I know how to insert a Tileset to GRP with DukeRes (i guess) but i dont
know how to create a new Tileset with DukeRes. I mean how to get the new sprites into
the Tileset or .ART

Greetings, ozelot
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User is offline   ozelot47 

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Attached File  plugandpray.rar (281.76K)
Number of downloads: 779Happy new year to everyone

Now I have added in every map multiplayersprites.
In addition to the plug and pray maps I add three maps that are the same maps than the
first three levels of plug and pray but with changes. These are some Funmaps.
Maybe you like it :)

The First Map is "Catastrophe Zone" which turns Nightmare Zone into a catastrophe.

The Second Map is "Trackside Blizzard" which turns Trackside Tragedy into a winter atmosphere.

The Third Map is "Gates Motel - Hidden Rooms" which add a new area to Gates Motel.
You need a second blue accesscard to open the left "out of order" elevator.

Here is the changelog with the most important changes

Nightmare Zone
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- Room behind the first double door is smaller
- Add one missing secret place in the room where the pool is
- Redone the Secret Place where the teleporter/dressing room is
- Replace some textures

Trackside Tragedy
-----------------
- Redone the Track outside, now it should look original-like
- Redone the controlroom and secret place where the switches are (Red Tunnel)

Gates Motel
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- Add a teleporter for multiplayer between celler (nearly end) and the Gold Room from Shining
- Replace some textures

Duke Royale
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- Redone the stairs in the first building
- Remove the windows from the first building

Alien Rendezvous
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- Place some Respawns for Pigcops where you get the blue accesscard
- Replace some textures (walltexture in the room with the big door, bottomtextures)
- Add one missing secret place, before you fight the second Battlelord
- Add one teleporter for multiplayer between the secret level room and the room with the big door

Ministry of Fear
----------------
- Replace some textures
- Add an one-time-womanscreamingsound that i have forgotten
- Add one missing secret place in the room where you fight the Boss

Greetings, ozelot
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User is offline   LeoD 

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Post #16 download link (autoload version) updated.

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