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Wads with '90s 3D rendered art

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I'm looking for partial conversions or other wads that use 3D rendered sprites of the sort common in the 1990s: low-poly, abstract by necessity, untextured but brightly colored. Here are screenshots (lifted from https://onemandoom.blogspot.com/) from Strain and Hell to Pay that show the kind of thing I'm interested in:


I think it would be interesting to supplement one of these partial conversions with similar art from other wads, creating a total conversion that avoids the clash of styles between the vanilla sprites and 3D rendered sprites. It would undoubtedly violate the wad's licenses, unfortunately.

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Oh man. I have strong memories of finding POVDoom on some shovelware CD as a kid. I didn't know it was made by Iikka Keränen. Massmouth is another good suggestion.

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Well, I wanted Doomed in Space to feel like a cheesey-but-fun 90's mod and that's partially due to the ripped/edited resources. It's still pretty incomplete, but it takes a page out of the Dark Forces book as well as a few other good Doom clones that use those basic and goofy but also endearing types of sprites. The first half is in a playable state, you might get some enjoyment from it.

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Harmony does this, except that it actually looks good. Plus there's the original Hacx. (EDIT: I don't think either of these wads used bad 3D rendering to create the sprites, but at least they have that '90s feel).

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Harmony uses digitized photos of clay models, much like Doom itself.

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Some (but not all) of the enemies in Hacx were made in 3D.

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scifista42 said:

Older versions of Freedoom.

Yep, the Serpentide and Orb Monster were 3D models.

Not Jabba said:

Plus there's the original Hacx. (EDIT: I don't think either of these wads used bad 3D rendering to create the sprites, but at least they have that '90s feel).

Hacx WAS made in the '90s.

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What about Doom Must fall 2097? Its entirely in that style.

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rf` said:

What about Doom Must fall 2097? Its entirely in that style.


Another one I'd forgotten! Doom Must Fall might be the apex of the style.

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