I'm not sure why I've never bothered to make an account here until now, as Doom is my favourite game, but anyway I've been some developing modding tools for the GBA Doom 2 port by Torus Games in Blitzmax if anyone's interested. Main motivation was to uncensor the game which I've finally finished and made a patch for it too if you all want to download it.
But for whatever reason it looks like nobody really modded this version of Doom before, a russian gba modding team "MagicTeam" was able to uncensor the graphics and translate it though. But it looks like it's taken 15 years before a proper modding solution was done haha.
Anyhow these tools allows you to replace:
*Modify, View & Extract in-game Sprites/Textures/Flats
*Modify, View & Extract raw graphics, such as the Hud.
*Modify, View & Extract rom Palettes.
*Convert all above to and from .PNG files
*Modify, View & Extract sounds (partially as of 0.1-0.2 Beta).
It doesn't modify anything major like maps, music or proper GBA sprites (like the guns under the hud) or anything fancy like that, since I don't know how those file formats work at all.
Here's an old video I did when the Tools were in their early stages where I briefly show some customization:
You can make some simple mods for it, so here's another old example where I replaced the Icon Of Sin with Mark Z u c c erburg
But the games content file structure in the Rom is a big complicated mess full of different algorithms etc.
If you want to read all about it on how it works and perhaps make your own tools or something, there's a Documentation.txt that explains it all in full detail inside the modding tools package.
Anyway by using these tools I was able to make a separate uncensor patch, it replaces the PLAYPAL equivalent to the original PC wads palette, all the sprites, textures, and flats were resized and adjusted to fit with the GBA's version. The colormap works a lot differently in this port so I couldn't make it 100% the same as the MS-DOS original but still looks pretty good imo!
In a nutshell, all this results in basically everything in the game being uncensored! (With the exception of disappearing bodies, and hanging body sprites as they weren't there in the first place)
Here's some comparisons! The left side being the original release and the right side being the modded version:
I've also got a video that shows the comparison on the fly so if you want to see that it's here:
Anyway I hope you all will find some uses out of these, I'm currently hosting the tools and PC Conversion Patch on my own site.
Therefore you can get the Modding Tools themselves here:
And the Conversion patch here:
Hope you have some fun with these lads ;)
P.S. Admins, the capacha on the registration is broken, even when you check the recapacha box and is done, I get this:
You did not pass the security check. Please try again.
So I had to register with Google.