[Gtkradiant] Quake 1

Mihai Drăghicioiu mihai.draghicioiu at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 05:58:48 CDT 2008

YARR! Thank you thank you thank ye!!

This will do great!

Let me tell u what I'm trying to do.. For a few years I have been
disappointed that I wasn't able to get collision detection to work, so
now I figured.. well, I'll just learn from someone who already got it
right, so why don't I look at the Quake source code, and as long as
I'm at it, might as well learn about other quake features which have
sounded attractive for quite a while... So now I looked at the quake
source, and I've decided to make a small demo: walking through a map,
with some opaque and some transparent polygons (i figured out how to
quickly sort them back to front too), a skybox, and some other stuff
I'll probably add later. I'm also working on a lightmap maker, which
supports HDR, so if I could combine that with a quake-ish map format,
that should be awesome! HDR lightmaps for everyone! :D

Now there is another problem: how do I use GtkRadiant with quake 1?
let me show u a screenshot of what I get, even though I installed the
game files and the radiant Q1Pack, and I set the path:


Also, when GtkRadiant starts, I get these message boxes:


I've worked with GTK+ before, and i think all you need to do to avoid
them is to set a zero page size for each GtkAdjustment (I haven't
counted how many of these boxes appear, they're about 10, probably one
for each spin button in GtkRadiant). To get past them, i just press
'no' until they're done.

Thanks again,

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 5:49 AM, Forest Hale <lordhavoc at ghdigital.com> wrote:
> There are several Quake map compilers, I maintain hmap2 which is a merged tool (contains qbsp, vis, light, bspinfo, bsp2prt in one executable which is launched with a commandline option to choose
> which tool to use).
> There are also tyrqbsp, treeqbsp, and a few others, and several different light utilities and a couple vis utilities.
> Here is the hmap2 repository browser: http://svn.icculus.org/twilight/trunk/hmap2/
> You can check it out with:
> svn co svn://svn.icculus.org/twilight/trunk/hmap2/ hmap2
> Note this codebase has several enhancements, such as compiling maps up to 1000000000 units in each direction, colored lighting (.lit files), deluxemapping (.dlit files), several types of light source,
> transparent water (during the bsp phase or the bsp2prt phase), reading of q1, hl, q2, q3, q3 bp, and doom3 .map formats, and some other features.
> Mihai Drăghicioiu wrote:
>> Hi everybody! I'm trying to learn how this whole BSP thing works...
>> I'm starting with Quake (1), and then I'll move on to the new ones...
>> So far I think I figured out how collision detection works with quake
>> maps, but I'd like to know how those bsp files are compiled... that is
>> -- I'd like to look at the source of the bsp compiler... I've googled
>> a bit but I can only find compilers for quake 2 and quake 3... any
>> idea where I could find the compiler for quake 1?
>> Any other suggestions are welcome... like should I bother with quake
>> 1? or should I start with 2 or 3? I'm planning on making a little
>> demo, and if possible, export the maps from blender, then compile the
>> bsp
>> Thanks,
>> Mihai
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