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Vegeta

What chances are for a new Hexen project?

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I'm reading in the forums that many individuals recover their interest on Hexen, sadly I don't see any coordination between them so I make this thread. I'd like to ask everyone working or with interest in working in a new Hexen mod (with the exception of Ichor, Ultimate Doomer, and the Korax Heritage team, unless they'd like to work in another Hexen mod) to post here what are they doing, or what they'd like to do (not only I'm talking about maps, sprites, textures, and whatnot, but also project concepts).

Personaly I'd like to make a whole new bestiary for a Hexen III (a mod that takes place after the defeat of the Serpent Riders and their soul captor Praevus), with a final entity that'd be over the demon trio, probably their father, creator, master, that can be discused.

I have many ideas for monster sprites, all of them doable for my skills, problem is that I don't know much about decorate, and absolutly nothing about coding for JHexen.
I could also make some maps, but then again I don't know about scripting, I could compensate a bit that with voodo dolls and scrolling floors.

Anyone else?

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Well I'll post previews of the monsters, meanwile I'd like to ask for mythology/classic monsters that were unused in the Hexen/Heretic series.

So far I have these in mind (not all of them are in my ideas for sprites, and there are other more cliche like wizards/disciples, guardians, gargoyles)

-Cyclop
-Lava beast
-Sphinx
-Cerberus
-Ogros
-Demon
-Giant
-Goblin
-Dragon
-Undead skeleton
-Chupacabra (not as classic as the others but not bad for the list)
-Sirens
-Headless warrior (probably boring for a Hexen monster)
-Griffin
-Werewolf
-Rock monster

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The headless warrior wouldn't *have* to be boring -- Dullahan in Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is a VERY difficult boss creature with powerful attacks.

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For the headless warrior, it would add to the "spooky" factor if there were an emblem on the warrior's breastplate that looked vaguely like a face. I recall the Dullahan from Shining Force 1.

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I was working on a Hexen Project...well sorta. I was trying to add 3 new classes to the game; Necromancer, Paladin, and Assassin (basically a new cahracter from each of the three branches).

I just like drawing weapons, especially mythical, medieval ones. If you need something, I might be of help. If you want to see some samples of my work, you can go to the Zdoom forums, if you';re interested. It's the Demon Eclipse stuff.

I also have a Deathknight that I made. It doesn't really fit in with my Doom project, but I stuck it in there anyway. Maybe that would be useful? o_o

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Thanks, yeah I know about the Deathknight I were going to ask you for it. Currently I'm installing some new parts to my comp, but I have started with the sprites a bit.
About player classes thanks a lot for your offer, as I hope to make this some kind of community project that should have to be debated, yet an alternate "character classes" for it own could be cool for whatever project, or if it's posible for add extra classes even better. Another posibility could be to put one hero from each chapter (Corvus, someone from Hexen, someone from Hexen II), problem there is to choose wich, many shouldn't be happy.

Edit: Darkfish, yeah you're one of the "individuals" I mentioned, probably the one that started this "back to Hexen" stage.

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I'm very interested, but I'm afraid I won't be able to commit to anything for a long time. Good luck though.

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Well, so far these are the sprites, these are early stages, yet as I'm lazy and not that skilled don't expect major changes (just better colorations and minor details)


http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/8925/yakotaur2zj.gif

http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/8126/overlord8ps.gif (I get this from Darkest Hour Tc)

http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/4166/spider4ao.gif (from Blood it fit perfectly as it is)

http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/7705/spinx1nx.gif (from Osiris, the sprites are excelent I'm afroid to ruin it by adding wings)

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/8075/fighterboss0ck.gif

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/8863/deathknight9nx.gif (edited by Ezxariarch, I think the best of the pack)

http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/3513/cerberus39ub.gif (this is probably the one that needs more work, sprites from GBD2, may be I'll let it grey as it was)

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/5245/chupacab3on.gif (from Wolfen currently unedited)

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/606/weredemon4ym.gif

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I have writen a story for this, tell me what you think. It has some flaws that must be fixed.

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After defeating the Deathkings you finally escaped the realm of the dead and returned to the Chaos Sphere Hall, but this time something was different you sense malefic hidden eyes watching you.
You find that Korax wasn't the only owner of this cosmic artifact, from the shadows another Serpent Rider emerge, Eidolon. But it isn't only him, you can also feel the presence of another entity with unimaginable powers that surpass the Riders.
Ready to die you prepare yourself to the battle but in that moment a godlike creature, probably a Seraph, appears in the room and saves you from death teleporting you back to Cronos and sealing the gateway to the Dark Crucible, but dying in your place.
You knew that it was about time before you had to fight those beings, with the most intense training you honed your skills over the years preparing for your fate.
Now the time has cometh, a strong earthquake announce the day, a new undead army start invading the cities, and the most fearsome creature in the universe is here.

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You should goto my DE thread and download the latest beta wad. All the monsters have already been deocrated and there is a MUCH better version of the deathknight (with a shield and a sword). There is also a new hellish weapon up, but it's not decorated yet and looks a bit like the wraith version. Also, If you need a Weredragon recolored, feel free to tell me. Photoshop's color saturation should make be it look better.

http://forum.zdoom.org/potato.php?t=8831

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I checked the thread, wow you are very popular there. That Deathknight is just getting better, I'm afroid that I can't find the wad with the Death Knight sheet cuted in sprites cuted, do you remember the link to the download files? Or are you still working on it and waiting till finished?

If you could help me with the weredragon recolored, you're more than welcome, I were first toying to make Eidolon sprites then gave up and turned it into as a normal enemy, the Weredemon, more like a junior version. May be it could fit with your DE too.

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Vegeta said:

I checked the thread, wow you are very popular there. That Deathknight is just getting better, I'm afroid that I can't find the wad with the Death Knight sheet cuted in sprites cuted, do you remember the link to the download files? Or are you still working on it and waiting till finished?

If you could help me with the weredragon recolored, you're more than welcome, I were first toying to make Eidolon sprites then gave up and turned it into as a normal enemy, the Weredemon, more like a junior version. May be it could fit with your DE too.


This is the newest beta wad that is up. I will upload a new one once I finish revamping a few maps. This one should have everything you need.

NOTE: To run the mosnter wad, you must also load up the weapons and sound wads.

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Not big news, I just want to say that I'm finishing the sprite sets of these creatures, then I'll start with new ones. I have a great idea for the final boss, finally you'll face the demon that appears at the end of Heretic and Hexen (no, on this mod it isn't Eidolon, neither a Heresiarch, and yes the ideas I have are for the sprites).

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