Got to play it a bit more, and I most say, I'm really enjoying it! A few things in particular I like:
The slight transparency you added to explosions, muzzle flash and the like.
For some reason I'm not entirely sure, I really like the chance of monsters deaths being mirrored. It adds a certain something to the scene.
Correcting the blood splatter for the cacodemon and knight/baron.
(This one may not be your idea but I'll add it anyway) A strong feeling of force when Doomguy is hit: archviles not only pop you in the air but shove you back a fair ways. Getting hit with a rocket will definitely ping pong you around the terrain, provided you survived.
The smoother, clearer yellow numbers for the all ammo counter. Much easier to read.
However, I also have a few issues:
When I launch the game, everything will be displayed correctly on my monitor (I use a 1280 x 1024) sans a tiny bit of letter-boxing, but after a few seconds the resolution will automatically change; when it changes, it will size the vertical space of my resolution correctly (bye black bars) but will increase my horizontal resolution too much; the right side of my screen is a bit cut off.
My last issue is that the SSG has some weird lighting on it's reload sprites. I put a pic on the bottom of the post that shows both this issue and the resolution issue.
Now that the pros and cons are out of the way, I have a suggestion: add an IWAD popup screen like PrBoom and ZDoom have for convenience of picking the wad you want to play. You should also throw in a config file within the Doom Retro directory so users can tweak things outside of the game, like manually setting their resolution.
All in all, I'm really digging it man. Just a few problems to squash out, and I see a staple port (for me, anyway.) Great job.
EDIT: Never mind on the config file, I found it. I guess that leads me to another suggestion: I highly recommend that you keep all Doom Retro things (screenshots, the config) within the Doom Retro directory, as it not only keeps everything concise, but it also keeps all the storage space in a location the user wants it, as some people might not have any more space on their C drive and instead use an external hard drive.
Last edited by Platinum Shell on Feb 12 2014 at 07:56