This happens when I start the game
Yeah, in the last build I made a while back I "stubbed in" Heretic support but didn't do any of the actual writing. The automap powerup is a good catch, that will require a tiny trivial code change. I'll make sure I do that before claiming any "official" Heretic support.
Ok nevermind. I could get the map and it worked like the automap should. The problem was me not using the right tool. That made me spot another problem tho, that also happens with usual doom iwads.
When you end a level with the glowing-eyes power, you start the next level with this power as the active "weapon", but the power as inactive. (no journal pages appearing, no golden view effect) And since it looks similar to the picking up things 'weapon" but can't actually grab things in that state, the confusion happened to me. :p
Maybe a good fix would be to make the player start the level with the picking up things "weapon" set on by default. ^^
Hmm, I can't seem to reproduce this (by opening the quest screen, then opening the automap). Are there any other steps you know of that can cause this to happen reliably?
I was just able to reproduce this bug. It was to get stuck on the Inventory screen this time. Here are the exact steps I used. It happened at least twice in this exact way.
gzdoom -iwad DOOM2.WAD -file friendly.pk3 -warp 02
Completed camera quest, entered the secret area, collected both keys, completed the fishing quest, opened Inventory, opened Automap, closed Automap, unable to leave Inventory screen.
I hope this helps to reproduce the bug so it can be squished.
EDIT: additional conditions that may or may not have been present at the time; the level's alternate music CD was playing; the teleporter in the level was used at least once; neither of the level's switches had been activated; the problem ocurred while physically inside the exit room with the quest giver.
Thanks for this info, very helpful. I'm not able to reproduce the bug yet, but there's enough info that I can try a few things.
Two more questions, which exact version of GZDoom are you running, and on which OS?
GZDoom g4.3.3, according to terminal output
Okay, I've got 4.3.3 compiled on my laptop which runs a distro based on 18.04 (though it seems unlikely OS has anything to do with this). I am still unable to reproduce this. The steps I followed were:
Do these steps reproduce the issue for you?
If you're comfortable capturing some video of a session, that might be useful.
Thanks for the info, sorry this is a weird one.
I've been unable to reproduce this behavior on this level a third time.
This is indeed a weird one. I thought for sure if I managed to get it happen twice that it would happen reliably under the same circumstances.
It just so happens I'm set up to record play sessions, and I enjoy lounging around in Mr. Friendly on my time off. The bug happened on a completely different level just yesterday (at the time, I thought I had reproduced it already so I've forgotten where exactly it happened) It seems to be quite rare, but I'll try to track it down and hopefully provide reproducible circumstances and video evidence to go over.
Thank you for working with me on this.