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DOOM 2 for DOOM 1 (ZDoom\GZDoom) - v1.2: SMOOTH DOOM support

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3 hours ago, Medenutcracka said:

Lost souls into revenants. Dear god.

Fear not, they are rare and can be killed faster. :-)

EDIT: Also, if a particular spot was not right for the revenant, they will not be spawned.
At least that's what I hope for!

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really awesome idea! looks like a lot of care was put into this. thanks for making and sharing Noiser :D

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My pleasure! 8D

There is this curse with randomizers, for being too chaotic or random... so I tried to make something less invasive or at least coherent with the level design of each stage. I don't know if I succeeded, but I'm pretty confident so far. Tell me if you find something gross!

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Pinky and Lost Soul had a baby and didn't feed him?! Cacodemon had twins, but who's father? ...sometimes i run in to Caco's back with chainsaw... oh noooo!

Interesting mod, i will try on ZDoom.

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3 hours ago, Doomenator said:

I saw this one, unfortunately I don't like it. :-(

It was exactly what I felt with other randomizers, it's too random and lead to a lot of unbalanced scenarios: Pinkies can turn into Arch-Viles, Soulspheres can turn into Megaspheres, Ammo was not properly balanced (For example: Arch-Viles have 700 HP, Hell Knights have 500 and they replace Pinkies with 150). Also, the Super Shotgun is too overpowered in Doom 1... but if you don't find it you will have to deal with D2 monsters that are a chore to kill (due to the high HP). 

Anyway, just not my cup of tea I guess. Take this one as another take of the same idea. 8D

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1 hour ago, Noiser said:

I saw this one, unfortunately I don't like it :-(

How's that for variant? :)

 

Spoiler

actor ZombieReplacer : RandomSpawner 3004
{
    DropItem "ZombieMan", 255, 100
}

actor ShotgunGuyReplacer : RandomSpawner 9
{
    DropItem "ShotgunGuy", 255, 80
    DropItem "ChaingunGuy", 255, 20
}

actor ImpReplacer : RandomSpawner 3001
{
    DropItem "DoomImp", 255, 100
}

actor DemonReplacer : RandomSpawner 3002
{
    DropItem "Demon", 255, 80
    DropItem "Spectre", 255, 20
}

actor InvisDReplacer : RandomSpawner 58
{
    DropItem "Spectre", 255, 100
}

actor BaronReplacer : RandomSpawner 3003
{
    DropItem "BaronOfHell", 255, 40
    DropItem "HellKnight", 255, 20
    DropItem "Revenant", 255, 10
    DropItem "Archvile", 255, 10
    DropItem "Fatso", 255, 10
//    DropItem "Arachnotron", 255, 10
}

actor CacoReplacer : RandomSpawner 3005
{
    DropItem "PainElemental", 255, 20
    DropItem "Cacodemon", 255, 80
}

actor LostSoulReplacer : RandomSpawner 3006
{
    DropItem "LostSoul", 255, 100
}

actor ShotgunReplacer : RandomSpawner 2001
{
    DropItem "SuperShotgun", 255, 80
    DropItem "Shotgun", 255, 20
}

actor SoulsphereReplacer : RandomSpawner 2013
{
    DropItem "Soulsphere", 255, 67
    DropItem "Megasphere", 225, 33
}

 

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2 hours ago, Doomenator said:

How's that for variant? :)

If you want my honest opinion, I'm not sure about all D2 monsters (or almost all of them) replacing the Baron.

But if you like that way, go for it! Just make sure to give the BOSSDEATH attribute to all of them, or E1M8 will break (I think you will need to mess with MAPINFO as well). Also I recommend adjusting the Mancubus\Arachnotron radius so they don't get stuck. :-)

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I think that such things are only for custom maps. Vanilla Doom without any additions itself is good enough.

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NEW VERSION RELEASED! (v1.1)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pydpc2l5wdhlsrs/D2forD1_v1.1.rar?dl=0

 

  • ADDED A NEW DIFFICULTY: THE ICON OF SIN
     

A bit harder than UV, this difficulty will spawn a few more Revenants, Mancubi and Arachnotrons. If you were missing more Doom 2 monsters coming at once, this one was made for you! Be aware that it can be very hard depending on what map you're playing (for example, the fourth episode of No End in Sight or the second one of The Return of Hadron). Still, I think it's a very fun addition, and fairly balanced with regular maps.

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Also:

  • Improved the Ultra-Violence difficulty to be more engaging than before
  • Baron of Hell spots have some shells, making SIGIL's E5M4 beatable from pistol start when you go to the Archvile guarding the Invencibility Sphere (if you take that route first)
  • Improved the code to avoid stuck Arch-Viles (still may happen, but it will be rare, I hope)
  • Made several tweaks to improve gameplay balance
  • Pain Elementals and Chaingunners will be better spotted from distance
  • Fixed a bug with Revenants and Barons of Hell awekening early on (e.g. Ultimate Doom's E4M2)
  • There will be less hitscanners in harder difficulties to compensate the new, powerful enemies
  • Spots without hitscanners will leave a corpse instead of only a shotgun
  • I put a warning for the poor ones who wanted to see my code lol


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Please, feel free to give your feedback!
Difficulty is alright? Have you seen anything weird?

I will add screenshots and maybe some videos very soon. I just don't wanted to drag this version even further.

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Here we go... My computer doesn't want to record videos yet, I will have to try again with another software.
In the meantime, have some screenshots with some of my favorite WADs:
 

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Doom The Way Id Did E3M5

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Concerned E2M3

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Base Ganymede E3M1


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Double Impact E1M5

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Deathless E3M7

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No End in Sight E3M4
 

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Lunar Catastrophe E2M7

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Eternal Damnation E3M1
 

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Thy Flesh Turned into a Draft-Excluder E4M2

 

 

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--- NEW VERSION (v1.2) ---

DOWNLOAD:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mmi83n78np7sm40/D2forD1_v1.2.rar?dl=0
This is probably the most refined version to date. Have fun!
 

List of features:

  • Fixed the disastrous height value for Arch-Viles, noticeable when played without auto-aim
    (geez, why I didn't test it with freelook before? Thanks to SergeantDiggs for help me out!)
  • Made some changes for the IOS difficulty
  • Improved the Mancubus code (to avoid stuck enemies)
  • STRONGLY improved the Arch-Vile code (still not perfect, but a lot better)
  • Shells will appear correctly on the beginning of No End In Sight E3M3
  • A shotgun will be spawned near to Chainsaws or Berserks, to avoid unfair situations with other D2 monsters
  • Made some other minor tweaks
  • and...

- Added an alternative link compatible with Smooth Doom:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qmnau807dl3mphw/Smooth_D2forD1_v1.2.rar?dl=0

The file have a new wad called "smooth_D2toD1.wad" and a .bat file.

"smooth_D2toD1.wad" and "SmoothDoom.pk3" should be loaded on the right order, or they will not work. I recommend using the BAT file to avoid any confusion. Just click on it to play Ultimate Doom or drag and drop any custom mapset you want (as you would do with GZDoom.exe). All the files needs to be on the same folder.

Here's the shortcut:

gzdoom.exe -file SmoothDoom.pk3 smooth_D2forD1.wad

This version fixes a lot of bugs that happens when you tried to load both wads, including sprite bugs with the Plasma Rifle, the BFG, Baron of Hell and the Shotgun Guy. 

Tell me if I forgot something or if you find anything weird. 

I'm always open to feedback!


 

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Even after the update, there's still a couple instances of monsters getting stuck. I booted up Episode 2 and saw an Arch-Vile get stuck in the plasma gun staircase secret near the Blue Key on mission 3 "Refinery" (It was very satifying to chainsaw it to death though).

 

Everything else seemed to work in order though.

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3 hours ago, Traysandor said:

Even after the update, there's still a couple instances of monsters getting stuck. I booted up Episode 2 and saw an Arch-Vile get stuck in the plasma gun staircase secret near the Blue Key on mission 3 "Refinery" (It was very satifying to chainsaw it to death though).

 

Everything else seemed to work in order though.


Yes, the E2M3 case is the one I hated the most lol

I tried a lot, but I was not able to make him out of that stair. Even so, that was the only persistent case I found, even testing with other custom wads. Stuck Arch-Viles may still happen, but it will be a lot rarer now.

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