October 10, 2008
The first result of my "DOOM 3 exercise" discussed at the
was pointed by PlanetQuake on a
item and a
picture of the day
This example demonstrates the use of an RSS feed and Doom 3 GUI for displaying the
PlanetQuake news in-game. Interaction between a game and a website is my hobby
horse. In fact, doing it with the DOOM 3 SDK was easier than expected, as all the
necessary API was already available.
Of course it's only a first step. Like Doom 3 content files are mostly text
based (maps, script...) I'm currently investigating a diff/patch
method generated in PHP from a webserver:
- Big data from *.pk4 + small Patch from website = dynamic fresh content.
A WorldServer like COOP or DIE for Quake2
and a login/account system are on my todo list.