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Hacx - IWAD release (v1.2)

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HACX is an action filled DOOM Engine game. The story is set in the near future, where you'll find yourself engrossed in an international blastfest. Wield weapons of mass destruction from China to Paris to combat a devilish artificial intelligence and its hordes of loyal fanatics. Can you handle it, hacker?

This release is a stand-alone IWAD that does not require DOOM II to run, and is compatible with many popular ports. Release also includes several minor map fixes since v1.1 (making levels fully co-op compatible) and other miscellaneous tweaks.

HACX.WAD can be run either as an IWAD with ZDoom and Eternity or as a PWAD alongside DOOM II using other ports like Chocolate Doom and PRBoom.


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Erick

  

For the most part, a solid IWAD to have in your Doom library. Some of the levels do show off some impressive atmosphere and visuals, showing off the world of Hacx with a Cyberpunk theme infested of some nasty monsters and robots. The weapons, while nothing too spectacular, look and sound cool, with the pistol and Uzi being great fun to use. A shame that the last 4-5 levels aren't really good and are obviously rushed out (you can finish MAP16 in less than 1 second) given the game's development history. Still, an interesting IWAD with a style and backstory that holds up a strong identity for the game. I hope to see 2.0 give Hacx the long-awaited vision and execution it needs.

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BigDickBzzrak

  
The levels in the middle of the game are truly awesome. I like to replay them from time to time. Looking forward to 2.0.

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joe-ilya

  
Boring play, good looks.

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DooManic

  
Originally a commercial addon, this was leater rereleased as freeware. Unfortunately it's lacking the final levels as it was never really finished. Aged extremely well and comes with all changed graphics and sounds, making for a game feeling very different from Doom (except the shooting itself, of course). Can be played as a standalone IWAD, so why are you still reading this?

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Voros

  
An add-on. Now an IWAD. It is that good. While the levels are EXTREMELY complex, even for MAP01, just makes the whole thing more unique. The ugly pistol weilding thugs, the robotic shotgun, the fat rocket launcher AND chaingunner and so on. The challenge is pretty sweet. 5/5

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Jacob_jub

  
I dont really like it.

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Guest

  
Awesome ! I really like the game older version , but some things like the lighting seems pretty odd to me , now looks great :33

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Guest

  
Always have liked this.Now it plays a hell of a lot better.

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Doomkid

  
Good sprite work and level design for something so old.

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sluggard

  
Sweet ...

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Guest

  
Cacodemon is an mirror? :/

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Obviously a LOT of effort went into this and it shows, if this was released 10 years ago you'd be picked up by a professional publisher in no time but even then it's a great effort. I got stuck in a room, don't know if this was intended or a bug I also dislike the Ghetto handling of the Uzi LOL. Well done overall! I'll definitely give it another shot.

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Hacx is an *okay* game, it's good AND bad. Sprites and weapon concepts are nice but the enemies are annoying and the level layout is boring. -Mikk

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Pretty good, thanks!

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Just finished first level. Great new look for doom. Looking forward to the next 20 levels. 5 out of 5

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An excellent (now-free) 'independent' game from the late 1990s. HACX2 is shaping to be an even better experience.

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Dis cool

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I guess it starts okay, but the levels get boring and redundant, and the enemies aren't really all that hard and/or interesting. Feels like the designer got bored halfway through and started recycling the levels with minor changes. It shows effort, but feels incomplete and unsubstantial.

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Can't wait for 2.0.

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One of THE BEST EVER!!!

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HAXC rules!!!

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I really hope they continue making 2.0 in the future, I really enjoyed this game, I know it's 2013 but this game hasn't lost it's charm.

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nice map 5/5

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HELL YEAH! HACX WORKS WITH ZDOOM NOW! 5/5 just for that. ~Joe Anderson

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^ They are making 2.0! It's actually been in development all these years, they're just taking their time! *****

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