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Easy way to look through forums for quality of life mods

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Anyone know of what is mentioned in title?

 

I swear some of the best, absolutely fundamental but utterly simple mods I've come across are buried in places like these forums or the ZDOOM forums like a directional damage indicator, darkdoomz and weapon wheels. The problem is, thus far I have no way to find such gems without just digging through the forums or knowing exactly what I am looking for.

 

Is there no organized way to find these mods like how mod databases like Moddb or the nexus sites have categories and such? Otherwise, I find that I'm going through total gameplay overhaul mods, many of which I don't want to look through and it would take forever.

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41 minutes ago, m8f said:

 

I'm aware of that but isn't there an actual tagging or keywording system to threads? Would actually make it easier to know the specific terms to use, such as the ones you used in your example. Besides certain results are still far more expansive than what I was looking for like Dusted Pandemonia or High Noon Drifter - Slightly OP edition, on the first page which makes me think the search might not be as helpful as I would hope.

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There are some mods documented on both zdoom wiki and the doom wiki, there's also Wads In Progress a site that has mods in a more presentable manner, but sadly not a lot of modders use it.

Tons of good stuff gets buried on the forums and goes unnoticed sadly

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That's a shame. Most of the lists are just of famous mods/maps. Nothing like the things I mentioned. They are so minor but add so much, especially when used together.

 

Why do some authors just upload the file to the forums and nowhere else? I haven't gone to the Doomworld database for anything but maps because I never seem to find anything but maps.

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1 hour ago, DMPhobos said:

also Wads In Progress a site that has mods in a more presentable manner, but sadly not a lot of modders use it.

That's still going?  I thought it died years ago.  I suppose others might have as well, which wouldn't contribute to it being used.  It's not a super helpful site for someone who wants to find finished mods though.

 

https://www.wad-archive.com/ seems to pick up a lot of stuff that doesn't get sent to idgames, particularly in the arena of ZDoomy stuff, though its search is not always the best either (it seems to return a few too many results than it should, sometimes).

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Well, I can help you with some mods I found in my years of Doom; at least, Doom 1. If you have a loader like ZDL, this is how I recommend the load order. (I do edit these mods to my liking though, I'm also assuming you're using GZDoom)

 

Doom 2 Minor Sprite Fixing Project

Smooth Doom

Smooth Textures

Smooth Fluids

Ketchup V5 - Smooth Doom Patch (Personal Preference)

Sound Caulking (You may not like the new chaingun sound if you choose PC)

Perkristian's High Resolution Sound Pack (Sound Caulking has this already but they're in .ogg format which makes them sound kinda off. I merged this with Sound Caulking already but this is just if you don't want to go through the trouble of replacing sounds)

Knee Deep in Zdoom (The only reason I recommend this is to isolate a .pk3 in there called 'Enable_Item_Rotations' which gives you rotations on items, only use this if you still want to play classic maps)

Doom IWAD Brightmaps

Doom Skyboxes

Fancyworld

Duke Nukem 3D Shadows for Doom

Footsteps (The download links won't work, the only way to get this mod is to go to the Github Repository and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page)

Thy Flesh Consumed Intermission Screen (If you use The Ultimate Doom)

Edited by Eric the Sandvich

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