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Also available:Greetings, Doomworld forums! I'd like to share with you all the release of a small project I've been working on. To keep a long story short, I recently came across Perkristian's high-res sound effects pack. I like the idea of enhancing Doom while remaining as pure (and compatible!) as possible, so I pondered what other areas this line of thought could be applied to. Perkristian's pack is pretty definitive when it comes to the sound effects, and the music has been dealt with in many ways over the years, but what about the game's art? Of course, I wouldn't dream of recreating the art and thinking it an improvement, but I have noticed tiny little errors in the sprites that seem trivial to fix. Why not go ahead and make those fixes?
Hence, I bring you the Doom 2 Minor Sprite Fixing Project. The three main goals of this endeavor are as follows:As for how to use it, this WAD in its current state works with limit removing ports. However, vanilla doom2.exe compatibility simply requires some DeuSF work. With that in mind, you can pretty much use this WAD with any other level or mod as I can't imagine any conflicts. Simply run it with the lowest priority in the add-on hierarchy. Most newer source ports have an autoload feature, so I recommend using that. I personally have this WAD autoloaded while playing Zandronum and I haven't come across any issues.
This project now also includes the Doom 1 and 2 Minor DeHackEd Fixes patch files as optional augmentations for convenience.
Here's the current download of v1.7 which includes both Doom 2 and Doom 1-compatible WADs (released 7/28/16):The complete changelog including the 1.7 edits can be viewed here:
Compatibility patches for select PWADs:Now if you've made it this far, you probably just want to see some screenshots of the changes in action. Well, truthfully, it's rather difficult to showcase the end result outside of the game since many of the effects must be seen in motion. If the idea interests you, I suggest simply downloading the WAD right now and autoloading it during any future Doom sessions. I know this sounds cheap, but some changes are subtle and I think it would ruin the point to explicitly search for the differences. Nonetheless, here's a sample of some of the fixes:
Phew, with all that done, I'll end by saying that this project is still very much and will always be a work-in-progress. I'm open to feedback on the current release as well as potential ideas for further changes.
Last edited by Revenant100 on Aug 24 2016 at 08:15