Interview with DavidPH

On May 12, 2016, in , by admin

Today, Tango TV interviews DavidPH, a previously mostly-unknown figure in the Doom community responsible for much of the modernization effort involving ACS (the scripting language introduced by Hexen) and ACC (its compiler). We talk about such subjects as:

  • David’s first modifications, and his scripting language for creating Doom maps
  • His contributions to ZDoom and the Eternity Engine, plus a failed attempt at writing a Doom clone
  • The purpose of ACS, and his efforts to improve it by creating a new compiler, and supporting other languages such as C
  • Nitty-gritty details about ACS bytecode and the ACS virtual machine

Though much of the discussion is technical in nature, David makes a sincere effort to explain the concepts in a way most listeners could understand, so there’s no reason to be intimidated by the content of this episode.

Note: This interview was recorded in late February 2016.

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3 Responses to Interview with DavidPH

  1. jazzmaster says:

    Is there an alternate download mirror for the file?
    it keeps stopping the download at 73 MB.

    • admin says:

      Not at the moment. Maybe your browser broke in the middle of the download and is giving you the cached unfinished copy? Try clearing your cache or using a different browser?

  2. frombozz says:

    That was very interesting. I hope you’ll interview more interesting developers!

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