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Predator Sound FX

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Ok, so here are the Predator sounds for Doom, tested with Doom v1.2. We wasted the better part of a night's rest to put them together. A few notes regarding some of the sounds in Predator:

The sound of the BFG is a spliced sound of the Predator's laser. It has two parts, three beeps and a whoosh. In the movie the beeps come after the whoosh but in the BFG, well, the beeps come first.

Many lines in the movie were "chopped" for clarity.
"I'll bleed you (2 second pause) real quiet."
becomes
"I'll bleed you real quiet." (no pause)

The chaingun sound was a total compromise. We would have loved to have used Blane's minigun, but when sampled and run with doom, instead of a chaingun it sounded like industrial machinery, no matter how many times we tried. So instead we settled for the sound of normal machine gun fire. In pistol mode it sounds terrible and even in chaingun we found the sound to be mediocre. But oh well. What can we say. T2.WAD and ALIENS2.WAD are two instances where the chaingun sounds good for different reasons. T2 just looped a single pistol shot. In ALIENS2 the compromise is that the pistol sounds cheesy while the chaingun sounds at least halfway decent. The same could not be said about Predator.

(Ultimately a gunshot from a Doom audio package was selected. Not my idea, but D.W.'s - T.T.)


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    • By StevenC21 · Posted
      Umm... this isnt Doom 64? Or even remotely related to it?   In addition, its a shitty wad. You are expected to fight 2 arch-viles with a pistol, and then a cyberdemon witha  chaingun in an enclosed space.
    • By Nems · Posted
      Should have been called "Doom 64 for Boom".   I really wanted to like this more. I mean, I do like it but I feel like the gripes I have regarding it just bring my overall rating for it down too much.   It was interesting to see how, at first, the authors recreated the Doom 64 levels in Doom 2 with just vanilla assets. You can still see some of that in the Boom levels like how revenants and arch-viles are used in place of where traps where. That was an interesting touch and I liked that.   As I got further into it though and more of the Boom tricks were used my thoughts wandered from "hey this is a nice vanilla interpretation" to "man I could be playing Doom 64 EX or Doom 64 Retribution". I really wish they would have stuck with vanilla constraints for this reinterpretation. I would have liked to see how they would have handed nightmare monster placement (would a nightmare imp be worth two imps or three, for example). I feel like using Boom and DeHacked cheapened the experience, like they were trying to replicate Doom 64 as close as possible rather than doing a vanilla Doom (2) interpretation.   Additionally, map 30 can fuck right the hell off with that puzzle bullshit.   Anyway, if you don't mind any of the complaints I made, you'll likely have fun with this. I got some fun out of this as well but to me it feels like it's trying to be exactly like Doom 64 rather than simply a vanilla Doom 2 interpretation of Doom 64. In trying to be exactly like Doom 64, it just makes me want to play that more than this.
    • By Marlamir · Posted
      Pretty good. The combat was fun and design wasn't bad at all.
    • By Meril · Posted
      Despite its age, nice details and well designed. Way how blue key is hidden is really clever. But map is dark and cramped. Enemies are only imps and hitscanners.
    • By Dovahxul · Posted
      the more I play the more I get more sad that this map pack is going to end soon its really great :)
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