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  1. (Well, since this has been on /idgames for ages, and just got a /newstuff review a week or so ago, I figured it's about time to start a thread about it on here in search of some more feedback for a potential update in the future. Original post from ZDF follows. -ww) Weasel Presents Get it here! (/idgames link) Or via Github This should work with ZDoom 2.6.1 (tested with latest SVN as of 12/13/2012). It's more than just a reskin of Nazis. Really, apart from the bullet tracers, this is effectively designed from scratch, using borrowed TekWar enemy sprites to give the mod a sort of Lethal Enforcers/Operation Wolf 3 feel. Terrorists! is intended as a tribute to 1980's and 1990's action movies like Commando, Die Hard, Under Siege, Total Recall, and The Terminator. The focus here is on giving you all the tools you need to become your own Man of Action. The feature set:This is a Hollywood-realism mod - weapons recoil and need to reload, but that's all! No complicated magazine systems, no bandaging, no weapon slot limits. Included weapons are cliché, but each one is made using resources that have not been seen yet in a Doom mod. (Although there is an Uzi, it is not Shadow Warrior's, for example.) "Hostage System" replaces large powerups with civilian hostages that must be "rescued" with the Use key to obtain special items. Off-hand melee button with two modes: Kick and Taser. Aims to be cheesy...but *good* cheesy!And here's some screenshots! The Berducci P92 Sabre is a special edition custom handgun with great accuracy and unparalleled rate of fire. This will probably be the mainstay of your arsenal. (Thanks Mike12) The Kuznetzov 47M is a powerful, reliable assault rifle with manageable recoil. (Thanks Necronixxus) The Sherazi Mark IX SMG is fast and relatively light on recoil, but good luck hitting anything at a distance. (Thanks Necronixxus) The Aartsen Slugger shotgun shoots powerful 12 gauge shells at up to 200 rounds a minute in semi-automatic fire, but it does not eject shells automatically, so reloading may take a while. The Cooke GLP-140 is a revolutionary new method of delivering explosive ordinance up to distances of nearly 200 meters. Its 15 meter blast radius makes it great for dealing with crowds, but ammunition is rare. And some comments from the peanut gallery. Strategies and tips:Every weapon can be melee'd with using the alternate fire button. Some weapons have alternate modes that can be accessed by pressing Weapon Zoom. Currently this includes the AMR-82 and the Black Boar. Bind a Throw Grenade key and a Toggle Melee Mode key from the controls menu. The latter of these must be used if you want to try the taser. Press the Weapons/Ammo/Stats popup key (bindable in Controls under the Strife Popups) to see your collection of weapons and ammo on one screen. The AMR-82's damage does not change when zoomed or unzoomed. However, accuracy is (very slightly) reduced when unzoomed. Zooming also centers the point of origin for the bullet, so it is recommended when shooting through gaps to zoom in first. The Black Boar is much more controllable when steadied. Press Weapon Zoom to steady the weapon, at the expense of movement speed. Armor is extremely useful when up against foes like Dualie Dooley. Press USE to rescue hostages. They will drop useful items. Some enemies wear body armor and will resist pistols, SMGs, or shotguns. If enemies are making metal clanging noises and you're absolutely sure that they aren't robots, try a higher caliber weapon. (Tip: the Magnum and AR pierce armor!)Again, I'd appreciate any feedback that I might not have gotten from the folks at the ZDoom forums; bugs, balance changes, things like that. Check the in-game help system in the menus for more information on the weapons, enemies, and how the upgrade system works.
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    No experience playing mods - little help needed

    Unfortunately, The Golden Souls and its sequel make non-trivial changes to Doom actors and behaviors, making Brutal Doom incompatible with it. You could certainly still try, but it would have unpredictable results and may potentially make the game unplayable.
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    Doom 64 for Doom II - /idgames link is up

    Update for those that care: I got the toolchain installed, along with what I assume are all its dependencies, but upon trying to Make in the 64doom/src folder, I'm running into problems where it's failing to #include libdragon.h and I don't understand how to tell it where to look for it. I even copied the libdragon files into (a copy of) the /src folder, no effect. I'll take a break from this for the time being - if I pick it up again, I'll probably go start a thread in Source Ports to avoid cluttering this one too much. (unless someone else feels like trying).
  4. Favorite: Julius. A true "veteran" who never got a (canonical) game of his own, the best part of Julius is that he factors so heavily into the "bad" endings of the Sorrow games - and in Dawn, the bad ending is effectively its own remixed game. Sure, we know next to nothing about him as a person (besides him being a Belmont, and being irritatingly protective)...and we never did get that "war of 1999" game...but one can't deny, a Belmont with facial hair (and a kickin' trench coat) is pretty awesome. Least Favorite: Brauner. He's a cool boss fight, but he's totally wasted potential, because no sooner do you meet him, than he's unceremoniously booted out of the storyline in favor of Dracula, as if to say, "Fie to this pretender, there is room for only one Lord of the Night in this series!" (edit: weasel lives up to his member title yet again)
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    Doom 64 for Doom II - /idgames link is up

    Well, given 64doom's maintainer never wrote compiling instructions (only instructions to build the ROM), this is gonna be an adventure...and it starts with installing the N64 toolchain. Here we go... 😖
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    Doom 64 for Doom II - /idgames link is up

    I was going to say "Challenge accepted!", since I have an Everdrive 64 and all, but then I realized 64doom doesn't have a way to accept DEH patches or embed external files, unless I've missed something. I could merge D64D2.WAD into DOOM2.WAD, but that DEH does more than just rename maps, and I get the feeling the game would be pretty significantly broken without it...
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    Chocolate Doom Scripts?

    The difference between them is that -file works exactly as -file did in vanilla Doom, where loading PWADs with changed sprites (or flats?) would throw out all sprites/flats present in the IWAD and use the ones in the PWAD instead - many older mods needed to include every single unchanged sprite/flat from DOOM.WAD for that to work correctly, which was illegal (you may see a lot of 1994/1995 WADs on /idgames that are noted as "cleaned" versions, as a result). Tools like DEUSF and DMADDS were used later, to splice the unchanged sprites into a PWAD in order to then use it with -file; -merge mimics this behavior so that these tools are unnecessary. Disclaimer: I have not read the Doom Specs and may be referencing certain facts incorrectly or just plain getting things wrong.
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    Doom Wiki Month in Review (Issue #3)

    I can't be the only one a bit disappointed that these are just trading cards and not an actual deck-of-52. (Has that ever existed in a Doom form?)
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    TotalBiscuit's Funeral by JMAA removed?

    Why the interest?
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    Rename recycle bin?

    It seemed appropriate, given the wallpaper. [edit] I keep forgetting I have this user title. Guess I've lived up to it again.
  11. I've been thinking about playing through some classic megawads using prboom-plus, and the demo recording and playback functions in that port are amazing, especially the ability to fast-forward and rewind, change camera angles, etc. What I have to wonder, though, is could this be used for gameplay purposes? If I make a mistake in a play session (while a demo is recording), could I then go back through the demo and arbitrarily decide to "take over" halfway through?
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    The most advanced ZDoom mod?

    Meanwhile I'm left wondering why a HUD mod is 200 megs.
  13. wildweasel

    My Doomworld and Zdoom forums accounts disabled

    Well, I've looked into it, and it seems only the LuciferSam86 account is deactivated (due to inactivity). Merlin86 is still active; you probably just had the wrong password.
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    The most advanced ZDoom mod?

    The most advanced ZDoom mod is, by definition, the most advanced GZDoom mod. Remember the two are basically one and the same nowadays.
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    Cola 3: The Soda of Style

    Screenshots! Cola 3 is a sequel to an unfinished sequel to a really old early-GZDoom mod of mine, The Adventures of Mister Cola. The original mod was a basic set of weapons that all had powered-up versions that'd enable when you found a six pack of cola. The sequel gave weapons gradual (albeit uninteresting) upgrades that came from, of all things, health pickups. Both, I'd argue, were missteps in the realm of gameplay and theme. Nowadays, though, I felt like randomly giving the concept a third try, using the basic gameplay of Cave Story as inspiration. In Cola3, you have a small selection of weapons that have infinite ammo (with reloading because damn it I like reloading), but every enemy drops a pile of "cola bubbles" that fill that weapon's upgrade bar. Each weapon has 3 upgrade levels, with significant behavior changes (so it's not like cola2 where it just boosts damage). However, you must take care not to get hit, as taking hits reduces your weapon's upgrade bar, and you can lose levels this way. Weapons and Items The Credits Enough Already, Let's Try It Out Get it from the new itch.io page - don't worry, it's still 100% free to download, I'm not selling it or anything, but if you feel like giving me a little donation as thanks, you may do that now.
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    Cola 3: The Soda of Style

    That's sort of what I was shooting for (pun intended) with the ww-skillguns proof of concept some years back - though I'd want to really retool it internally if I were to make it any more fully-featured. Serious mods are nice and all but there are just too many things I'd have to make compromises on to make them work with the average Doom level, which sort of encourages the odd bit of silliness. It's nice to be able to let loose once in a while and not have to worry about "is this gun firing the right caliber ammo? are the penetration characteristics correct?" etc. Man, if I'd remembered this existed while I was working on the mod, I'd totally have figured out some way to sneak in a reference to it somewhere. I was pretty much morally required to give the playing cards Mutant Powers once someone mentioned him during early development. (grin)
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    Cola 3: The Soda of Style

    It's probably better that I leave it that way, since this is how Doom engine has always handled dropped items. Considering they're not strictly essential items like keycards...
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    How did Brutal Doom add hitboxes/locational damage?

    From what I recall, Brutal's headshots are handled by having all enemies spawn separate actors that represent their "head," while making the "main" actor slightly shorter than normal. If the "head" is damaged/killed, it kills its "master." This has some side-effects - it doubles the amount of CPU load per actor (possibly more than doubles, I haven't tested), but also has (had?) a tendency where enemies were accidentally head-shotting themselves if they were trying to aim up too steeply.
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    Cola 3: The Soda of Style

    Given I haven't had anybody tell me that there's any outstanding bugs or balance problems with the mod in a while, I guess I'm going to go ahead and consider what's uploaded to be a Release Candidate. I'll see about putting it on /idgames and declaring it "done" if I don't hear anything for the next week or so.
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    DOOM:ONE

    I have no idea what this is and reading this thread told me almost nothing.
  21. One of the best Doom mods to be inspired by the works of Albert Camus. Really brings home the total distance there is between all people, men and women, imps and demons, and the futility of communication. For what are we communicating but the fact of our inability to communicate? Ultimately however there is hope; WildWeasel believes that we can change, after all, albeit that we may not survive the transformation.
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    What are clubs

    Unless you're playing with a Spanish deck, in which case it's coins, swords, and cups. =P (Useless playing card trivia! Woohoo!)
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    Forum Update?

    So this is why I wasn't logged in. =P
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    Wad/mod trailers

    Considering I have a mod near completion that is probably in need of a trailer, the things I'm reading in this topic are giving me some thoughts as to how I should approach it. I have, like so many others, opted for the epic music fast cuts, even if intended in a joking manner: Though given what @yakfak has said above, I wonder if I shouldn't do my next mod's trailer more in the style of an audio commentary-cum-instructional guide, since it has some unusual mechanics that are probably best understood via live explanation.
  25. I don't even remember which WAD had this, but I swear I was playing through an otherwise-legit WAD that, for no reason at all, played "Who's Johnny?" over one of the maps.
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