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Feature #2393

Map selection UI for Master Levels for Doom II (Episode with additional packages)

Added by skyjake about 2 months ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
3rd party compatibility
Target version:
Start date:
2020-01-03
% Done:

0%


Description

There should be a convenient way to play the Master Levels.

Possible approaches:
  • Master Levels could use custom Episode definitions. This would allow selecting the PWAD via the New Game menu, after which the right PWAD would be loaded automatically and the game would start in the first map of the PWAD. Requires enhancing the Episode definitions with an "Additional Packages" property. The Master Levels Episodes DED could come built-in with Doomsday and be loaded via a built-in profile in the game library if any Master Levels are available.
  • The Master Levels could be automatically added to the game library as one or more built-in profiles. Perhaps appearing as a single game profile with an additional ChoiceWidget for selecting the PWAD to play.
For reference:

Related issues

Related to Feature #2185: Package repositoriesIn Progress2016-11-20

Related to Bug #2382: Recognizing IWAD/PWAD files with more accuracy (using CRC-32)New2019-12-27

Related to Feature #2394: Episodes defined in game profileNew2020-01-05

History

#1 Updated by Drako about 2 months ago

It seems to me that it is worth to implement something slightly more general. Namely, there should be an easy way to organize PWAD files as episodes in profiles. Such profiles should be easily exportable/importable so that users can share them (as text files for example). The PWAD files in such profiles should be automatically downloaded if the URL is provided (related to Feature #1647). Maps in these PWAD could be identified by the crc-32 of a PWAD and the MAP internal name from that PWAD (related to Bug #2382).

#2 Updated by skyjake about 2 months ago

#3 Updated by skyjake about 2 months ago

  • Related to Bug #2382: Recognizing IWAD/PWAD files with more accuracy (using CRC-32) added

#4 Updated by skyjake about 2 months ago

  • Related to Feature #2394: Episodes defined in game profile added

#5 Updated by skyjake about 2 months ago

Drako wrote:

It seems to me that it is worth to implement something slightly more general.

Added #2394 and #2395 to cover that functionality.

#6 Updated by skyjake about 2 months ago

  • Subject changed from Map selection UI for Master Levels for Doom II to Map selection UI for Master Levels for Doom II (Episode with additional packages)

#7 Updated by skyjake about 2 months ago

  • Description updated (diff)

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