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UDMF support

Last modified: 2013-08-11 03:55:23 UTC
Bug 1001 - UDMF support
Summary: UDMF support
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Odamex
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Server & Client (show other bugs)
Version: (old) 0.6.x
Hardware: All All
: P1 enhancement
Assignee: Odamex Bug Reporter
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Reported: 2013-08-11 03:55 UTC by Alexander Mayfield
Modified: 2013-08-11 03:55 UTC (History)
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Description Alexander Mayfield 2013-08-11 03:55:23 UTC
UDMF is a map format supported by ZDoom and Zandronum.  It is a plain-text map format which does away with several of the binary lumps that the Doom and Hexen map formats have.

UDMF maps consist of three lumps: the header, TEXTMAP and ENDMAP.  The header and ENDMAP are markers, while TEXTMAP contains the map data.  ZDoom currently supports several other lumps:

- ZNODES: ZDoom GL/GL2 nodes.  Normal nodes aren't recognized here.
- REJECT: Reject tables, same as Doom and Hexen.
- BEHAVIOR: Compiled ACS, same as Hexen.
- DIALOGUE: Strife conversation data.

Yes, that means that the nodes are optional, and that if nodes are omitted the port is expected to build their own nodes for the map.