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ALPHA GUNS (and more)

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Way back in April of 1993 id Software sent to their Beta Testers the Alpha v0.4 of their upcoming game "Doom: Evil Unleashed". Most of the weapons, powerups, health and ammo never made it into the final game. Many of the early wall and floor textures were also dropped. There's even a monster in the early Alpha versions which you would hardly recognise.

Alpha Guns is a Partial Conversion for Doom and Doom II which simulates part of this Doom Alpha v0.4.

The early Space Marine had a very crude arsenal at his disposal - chainsaw, bayonet, rifle and machine gun. The rocket launcher, plasma gun and BFG 2704 (later to become the BFG 9000) were still in the pre-prototype stage where only a weapon icon was available. The Super Shotgun of course was still only a thought in some UAC engineer's head.

ALPHA GUNS enables you to experience the DOOM amd DOOM II worlds as if advanced weapons development had ceased back in April 1993. See what the early Space Marines had to deal with as you battle the original levels with the Alpha chainsaw, bayonet, rifle and machine gun. The levels are now filled with Alpha powerups, health, armor, ammo, etc. Only the most battle-hardened Space Marines need apply because the remaining weapons (super shotgun, rocket launcher, plasma gun and BFG 2704) have all been replaced with prototype versions which may not work quite as well as the production models you have come to know.

See below for Extra Notes - artistic licenses taken, test results, etc.


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It rules, 5 stars.

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ZDOOM IS FUCKING TIGHT but this works for it OMFG soooo god damn nice

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It's a decent weapons mod, I like the status bar in particular. The guns themselves are really only useful for their graphics.

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It was okay.

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The "beta" patches that come with MBF are astronomically better than this. But that is no reason to give this 0 stars. 3/5

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Nice wad and hilarous prototype weapons. 4/5

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Effort: A+ WAD: F- (Jokes!!!) Overall: D (Jokes again!!!!)

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If the Chaingun, Rocket Launcher, Plasma Rifle, and BFG actually did what they did back in their beta stages, I might have awarded a minimum 3 stars.

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holy shit your good man

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5 stars simply for the resources like skies and graphics.

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Damn thing won't run on my Doomsday! So, no stars for you!

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This is an awsome WAD...it very intresting

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Quite interesting, but the weapons power and effects aren't so correct. 3/5

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good but the the levels & half the graphics are missing out of this wad.

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I was looking for that sky texture for ages, thank you! The Ep3 sky was completely new to me, should be able to make something very nice out of it.

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I cant acess the new weapons :(

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Well, it does share some of the alpha material, but it isn't truly alpha guns. Would be nice to see a full alpha mod complete with score system.

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QUOTE: The "beta" patches that come with MBF are astronomically better than this. But that is no reason to give this 0 stars. 3/5 No they arent, the only thing that i like in MBF are Lost Soul, Barons powerball sprites and SKYBOX with 4 moons. Rest is just too close to the original. Also lack of ALPHA weapons in MBF was a big mistake.

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    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Classic funny little skin, still used in servers to this day so I think it deserves some love.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      More an exercise in 3-d artwork than a game. Just someone's bedroom with a HK in a tiny lobby outside the door, and a Caco in a tiny yard outside the window. A BFG and Invisibilty Sphere are also in the yard but you can't get out there. I think the name is a clue - maybe this was the start of a bigger level, then abandoned. He ought to have allowed it as a base for development.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Starts with all monsters with their backs to you, and you might as well leave it that way and just listen to the music. One big rectangular room with no finish switch. They couldn't even make the rectangle properly - freehand I guess. Kill the monsters if you want, it's easy.    
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Superb firework display of thousands of fireballs seeming in slow motion because of the vastness - mostly avoidable as they land where you were ages ago; but worth playing just to see it. A HUGE square surrounded by tiers with hundreds of imps and a few others, plus a blockhouse you can enter first to collect ammo.  Fighting through the hundreds of monsters when you get onto the tiers is another matter, overwhelming at UV. I cheated to finish so at least I could review.  Some HOM bugs.
    • By CountArchvile · Posted
      Terrence For fucks sake...
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