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Author Topic: [VIDEO] DoomRL Tutorials (pre 0.9.9.6)  (Read 23382 times)

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[VIDEO] DoomRL Tutorials (pre 0.9.9.6)
« on: June 08, 2011, 23:01 »

Welcome to my series of DoomRL videos in which I explain many, many, many things. Despite being a simple game, DoomRL has a vast collection of small details: all of them are important and just by knowing them you can improve your game. However, I understand well that it takes forever to get good at this game, which is why I'm not going to just explain things, I will do them myself. In these tutorial videos, I'll be playing the game in a number of ways for the sake of everyone learning what I do right and what I do wrong.

I will TRY to post about once a week. Given the way this first video came out, they will probably be long videos, so at least it's a good amount of content for being at that rate. We'll see how things go.

This is the OP so it's mostly an index. Whenever I post a new video, it'll be here instead of in the latest post. If, on the other hand, you have questions/comments/etc., definitely post here and I will reply to the best of my ability.

For those of you planning to watch the whole thing, I've created a playlist. If you're just looking for a specific level, see the (spoiler'd) index below:

Video Index:

Supplementals:
Accessing and Customizing DoomRL Configuration Files
Config Package (.zip file)
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Re: DoomRL Tutorials [VIDEO]
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011, 23:15 »

Kudos to Game Hunter for sharing his DoomRL wisdom with the rest of us.

That said, folks who have questions/comments on particular parts of the tutorials should state the referenced tutorial number/video part in the post in this thread so that everyone can see where the question is coming from.
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Re: DoomRL Tutorials [VIDEO]
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011, 01:06 »

Nice, it looks like you got the game sound and voice to co-exist. Bravo on the thorough explanation, even though I know all that stuff I don't think I'd be able to even do half the job you've done conveying it.

The only constructive criticism I can come up with is I don't recall whether or not you went over always coming at the stairs from the north, due to the shotgun angle issues, but I did notice you never came at the stairs from the south. Granted I'm a very negative person, so the fact this is the only thing I can come up is actually a pretty solid endorsement from me. Aren't I pleasant? :)
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Re: DoomRL Tutorials [VIDEO]
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011, 01:38 »

The only constructive criticism I can come up with is I don't recall whether or not you went over always coming at the stairs from the north, due to the shotgun angle issues, but I did notice you never came at the stairs from the south.
It figures that I forgot to mention it in this recording. I had to re-record a few times on account of vocal flubs, mis-recording, and some other complications. Annotations have been added at 8:54 in the first video in order to mention it, although for the purposes of this video it's not QUITE important enough to go into detail. When I hit up Hell's Arena, there will be more than enough corner-shooting to go around for the details to become significant. Thanks for the catch, though, I doubt I would have noticed it.
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Re: DoomRL Tutorials [VIDEO]
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011, 09:39 »

Not bad man.

I really just hate the concept of gift dropping on principle, but seeing it in action forces me to grudgingly accept its utility.
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Re: [VIDEO] DoomRL Tutorials
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 12:56 »

New video's up.

This time we explore the beginning after the beginning: the first random floors after the Phobos Base Entry. Questions and comments are welcome and wanted as always.
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Re: [VIDEO] DoomRL Tutorials
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 20:08 »

Nice stuff. You reminded me running exists and gave me a good idea of when to use it. Saved my ass a few times now.
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Re: [VIDEO] DoomRL Tutorials
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011, 21:47 »

Added a quick video to help those who are confused with customizing DoomRL via the configuration files.

Nice stuff. You reminded me running exists and gave me a good idea of when to use it. Saved my ass a few times now.
Yeah, if you're in a tight spot and can afford the accuracy loss (ie, using shotguns) then running is a great way to survive. Sometimes you might even use med-packs and save healing globes for the purpose of running again.
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Re: [VIDEO] DoomRL Tutorials
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2011, 07:05 »

Game Hunter, you're the man!

Edit : LOL 3000th POST :DDDDD
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Re: [VIDEO] DoomRL Tutorials
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2011, 22:28 »

New video's up.

This week's tutorial places us in the most important special floor: Hell's Arena. It is here that you will learn the proper technique, and it is here that many players will become accustomed to completing levels without error. (Not that I do that in any of these, but you'll get the point.)
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Re: [VIDEO] DoomRL Tutorials
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 02:07 »

Awesome videos. Even though I don't always learn anything new, I find that I play a lot more carefully after watching them, so big thanks.

Also, that UV AoMr arena run was hilarious:
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Re: [VIDEO] DoomRL Tutorials
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2011, 22:09 »

New video's up.

Chained Court can be explained very easily. "Lots of zerk, use it to kill everything." In fact, this works for nearly every approach one takes to it, either by the easy or hard layouts. Still, the Arena Master can be unwilling on Ultra-violence, and so it is necessary to learn what to do against it there.
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Re: [VIDEO] DoomRL Tutorials
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2011, 21:44 »

Game Hunter: Maybe I haven't told you how awesome these videos are.  If I haven't, shame on me!

Also, this thread really deserves to be sticky'd.
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Re: [VIDEO] DoomRL Tutorials
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2011, 06:24 »

Game Hunter: Maybe I haven't told you how awesome these videos are.  If I haven't, shame on me!

Also, this thread really deserves to be sticky'd.
Agreed and done :D
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Re: [VIDEO] DoomRL Tutorials
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2011, 06:26 »

Game Hunter: Maybe I haven't told you how awesome these videos are.  If I haven't, shame on me!

Also, this thread really deserves to be sticky'd.
I swore I had done that earlier.

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