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The Ultimate DooMer

[newproject] The Serpent Riders are back!

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Yep, it's about time I announced my latest project, Serpent: Resurrection - a ZDoom Hexen adventure!

Features include:

    25 creative and realistic maps
    3 new weapons for each character, bringing the total up to 7
    2 new mana types for the aforementioned weapons
    An RPG system, complete with attributes and level breaks
    A magic system, with spells and an attribute to cast them
    A monetary system, so you can buy/sell items
    A ton of new items, both usable and puzzle
    A ton of extra monsters, both old and new
    And all 3 Serpent Riders together in the same adventure!
Insert questions, comments and newproject tag jokes in this thread.

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Heh, there is always a project going on when you're around. :D
Sounds great. Not too familiar with Hexen though.

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This makes me horny. No, really.

Edit : Adding actual content now

"25 creative and realistic maps"
If you aren't doing something like recycling old maps like I did with HOC, 25 is way too many. I would say 15 is a better number, and just make them a bit longer. That's enough for 3 hubs.

"3 new weapons for each character, bringing the total up to 7"
That's nuts .. you'll be adding 9 new weapons total. I hope you'll be recycling some Heretic weapons, or it'll take you forever.

"2 new mana types for the aforementioned weapons"
Easy enough to do, with zDoom :B

"An RPG system, complete with attributes and level breaks"
I don't think this is nessecary, but you can try it. It worked in Strife, sortof :p

"A magic system, with spells and an attribute to cast them"
How is this going to work? You select spells from a menu or something? I think it would be better to just add new items that do what the spells do.

"A monetary system, so you can buy/sell items"
This shouldn't be too hard with zDoom.

"A ton of new items, both usable and puzzle"
Sounds good .. if the items actually get used. :X

"A ton of extra monsters, both old and new"
New monsters from scratch? Will you take some from Hexen II? :P

"And all 3 Serpent Riders together in the same adventure!"
Easy enough to do .. too bad Korax is a big wimp :P

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Yipes, sounds great, you just announced it, but I can't wait.
BTW, are you planning to use Eidolon model converted into sprites from EBDoom, or something else. Any chance for a higher demon than the Serpent Riders.

Where's Ichor?

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I love you. I am so thoroughly in a Hexen mood.

EDIT: Now I remember. Eidolon was the big red goat man.

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Are there going to be any summoning spells? Possibly for the wizard, I think it be neat being able to conjure up an imp or something to fight with you.

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udderdude said:

That's nuts .. you'll be adding 9 new weapons total. I hope you'll be recycling some Heretic weapons, or it'll take you forever.


Only one from Heretic, and that's a replacement not a new.

udderdude said:

How is this going to work? You select spells from a menu or something? I think it would be better to just add new items that do what the spells do.


Scrolls. (and a magic attribute to cast them) A menu will be used, but for displaying and improving attributes.

udderdude said:

New monsters from scratch? Will you take some from Hexen II? :P


Maybe.

Vegeta said:

are you planning to use Eidolon model converted into sprites from EBDoom, or something else.


EBDoom, providing the palette holds when converted.

/me hides

Vegeta said:

Any chance for a higher demon than the Serpent Riders.


Nope, Eidolon will be tough enough ;)

Vegeta said:

Where's Ichor?


I don't have any plans to put him in there :D

bartwart said:

Double post, oh well.

Throw in the Heresiarch and Maulotaur as well.


Already planned ;)

POTGIESSER said:

Are there going to be any summoning spells? Possibly for the wizard, I think it be neat being able to conjure up an imp or something to fight with you.


If I can make it work, yes. (I think I know how to, but obviously untested)

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udderdude said:

"3 new weapons for each character, bringing the total up to 7"
That's nuts .. you'll be adding 9 new weapons total. I hope you'll be recycling some Heretic weapons, or it'll take you forever.


Heh, I've got 30 different weapon effects to code, draw and sound-ify before my own hexen weapon mod is complete. So between this and mine you're going to be spoiled rotten :D (although I'm heavily recycling lots of existing raven themes unlike TUD, so maybe I've less work)

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chilvence said:

Heh, I've got 30 different weapon effects to code, draw and sound-ify before my own hexen weapon mod is complete. So between this and mine you're going to be spoiled rotten :D (although I'm heavily recycling lots of existing raven themes unlike TUD, so maybe I've less work)


Hmm, looks like there's gonna be more than one way to skin an Ettin .. :P

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Judging by your previews works I believe you are capable of doing this.
Is it posible to add a fourth class (Corvus) in Zhexen? Zdoom has changed a lot in the last months, I'm a bit outdated with that info.

Oh an please include Zedek, Menelkir, and Traductus, and if it's not that much work, the four horsmen.

If along the development of this mod you need help on something drop me a line, I'm currently working in other mod, but I'll see what can I do, I'd love to help. Oh, and please, don't use monsters from DOOM like in certain Heretic mod, they don't seem to fit in my opinion.

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Ooooh, sounds sexy. Odd though that Ichor hasn't posted here yet...

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DarkJedi188 said:

But is it gonna be hub sets of maps or a linear flow of maps?


Both.

Vegeta said:

Is it posible to add a fourth class (Corvus) in Zhexen? Zdoom has changed a lot in the last months, I'm a bit outdated with that info.


It's not possible to add a new class, although NiGHTMARE is working on some new character classes that replace the existing ones.

Vegeta said:

Oh an please include Zedek, Menelkir, and Traductus, and if it's not that much work, the four horsmen.


Zedek/Menelkir/Traductus yes, Horsemen no.

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Will there be coop mode, so when zdaemon finally upgrades to the latest zdoom we can have a romping good time?

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Hmm. There are some things you must add in the source to create a new class, but it may be possible to convert the existing code to a more generic format.

If I can figure that out, then I will ask Randy if he wants to add it.

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