Feature #1582

Player actions while game is paused

Added by vermil almost 15 years ago. Updated about 7 years ago.

Vanilla emulation
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In Beta6.2, when you pause the game, you lose all control.

However in the original games, you could still toggle the automap on/off in all games and scroll through your inventory in Heretic and HeXen, while the game was paused.

Labels: Gameplay

Related issues

Related to Feature #1648: Complete vanilla DOOM emulationProgressed2003-07-17

Has duplicate Feature #1506: The ability to scroll the auto map whilst pausedClosed2010-01-21


#1 Updated by skyjake about 19 years ago

- Milestone: v1.9.0-beta6 --> Eventually

#2 Updated by vermil almost 15 years ago

To elaborate a bit. All automap controls not related to player movement should still be usable while paused (i.e. follow mode, the grid, position marking etc).

However while you can scroll through your inventory while the game is paused, you were not able to use an inventory item while the game is paused.

#3 Updated by danij almost 15 years ago

This isn't a bug. Pausing a game should mean just that, its paused.

#4 Updated by vermil almost 11 years ago

Logically yes, Pausing the game should pause everything.

But in the original Doom, Heretic and HeXen you could still do the below things and also enter cheat codes while the game was paused.

I feel this is behaviour that Dday should not be changing (i.e what is essentially player control).

#5 Updated by skyjake almost 11 years ago

Ticket moved from /p/deng/bugs/674/

#6 Updated by skyjake almost 11 years ago

Moved to feature requests. We take certain liberties in modifying the game UIs (e.g., HUD messages, automap rotation, etc.), and Pause behavior falls under this category.

From a technical POV, implementing this is problematic as game UI time is inherently linked to game world time. It would require adding a separate "pause game world only" mode.

#7 Updated by skyjake over 10 years ago

  • Tags set to Gameplay
  • Category set to Vanilla emulation

#8 Updated by skyjake about 7 years ago

  • Target version set to Vanilla / Gameplay

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