Essential wads

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Essential wads

Postby leileilol » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:48 am

Besides IWADs, what are your essential PWADs to load with?

Please note i'm not asking for lists of the 'best' wads, just wads you can't live without. Such as any WADs you would most likely put in the skins/ folder that ISN'T a Tails skin, lame cutman mspaint skin #342, a lulz novelty pack or a skin of any sort.

Vanilla, Boom and Zdoom specific, of course.

this is because my zdoom folder is rather empty only containing the usual iwads and the team tnt megawads
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Re: Essential wads

Postby Enjay » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:24 am

In Zdoom, in addition to a few skins, I usually load a crosshairs WAD to give me some additional crosshairs (duh) and my own "njsplash" WAD which adds splash sounds and sprites to the liquids, footfall sounds to the other flats and enhanced switch sounds to the (you guessed it) switches. I also have a blood bath announcer WAD that autoloads but, to be fair, I usually forget all about it and should probably remove it.

In addition, in GZdoom, I also autoload lights.pk3. I haven't traditionally loaded brightmaps.pk3 but I may give that another go now that I am on a new machine with a better graphics card. And finally, I usually autoload a flashlight WAD. I have to cheat to get the flashlight but, on my old CRT, it was sometimes a useful thing to have at the ready just in case. Most of the time I don't use it and it's probably another thing that I could now do without.
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Re: Essential wads

Postby Cutmanmike » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:26 am

leileilol wrote:lame cutman mspaint skin #342


Low blow maaaaan.

I autoload some hi-res font thing but I forgot where I got it from. You can easily make your own now anyway.
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Re: Essential wads

Postby Skippy » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:40 am

njsplash.wad, lights.pk3, brightmaps.pk3, a custom GLDEFS lump that provides glows to certain flats in GZDoom, and the PSX Doom music pack. :|

I often use a small WAD that gives me a flashlight and plunges the entire level into pitch darkness, with a night sky included. A whole new way of playing - it's especially good fun when playing TNT:Evilution (you can spot the hitscanners from their brightmaps if you're eagle-eyed enough). ;)
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Re: Essential wads

Postby Gez » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:43 am

Just a homebrewed compilation of stuff nicked here and there, including Enjay's splash mod, the dynamic lights and brightmaps from GZDoom plus some more, the Skulltag hires item sprites, high-quality ogg versions of the games' tunes, etc. Often with some minor modifications.
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Re: Essential wads

Postby Kinsie » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:02 am

A self-made WAD with a "test" level to quickly see if things work. Basically a large map with a single checkerboard texture, with large towers (one with a pit full of multiplayer spawns), a small pit with GZDoom-powered bridges and water, a dark room, a deep pit for fall damage stuff, and a switch to spawn zombiemen all over the map.
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Re: Essential wads

Postby Ryan Cordell » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:07 am

Soon it'll be GS that'll be my essential wad.
Because, to be honest, Doom just isn't as immersive now if I don't use it. :?
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Re: Essential wads

Postby Captain Proof » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:08 am

Skippy wrote:I often use a small WAD that gives me a flashlight and plunges the entire level into pitch darkness, with a night sky included. A whole new way of playing - it's especially good fun when playing TNT:Evilution (you can spot the hitscanners from their brightmaps if you're eagle-eyed enough). ;)


What is that small wad you were talking about?I would like to try it :)

Usually the only Essential wads I use is Hi Res Textures,Nash's Gore mod,Lights,and Either Doom64 Music or PSX Doom Music.I would like to find another gore mod though,particularly the one used in Gears of Hell.
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Re: Essential wads

Postby esselfortium » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:53 pm

Nothing.
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Re: Essential wads

Postby Skippy » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:14 pm

@Captain Proof: here you go. Run the zip, don't unpack it. Requires GZDoom. PSX/D64 music, brightmaps.pk3 and lights.pk3 HIGHLY recommended.

http://www.mediafire.com/?smbbm05dy3o
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Re: Essential wads

Postby Captain Proof » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:20 pm

Awesome,I'll take a look at it tonight.Thanks Skip
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Re: Essential wads

Postby Project Dark Fox » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:39 pm

I just run a custom status bar that packs in much more information than the classic Doom status bar, while still keeping a mugshot and adding a health bar. The keys are separated so that all six keys can be seen in their own windows and not bunched up in a little sliver. To the left is a kills and secrets tally, I added room for more weapon slots (in the case that a mod uses weapon slot 8), and there's even an extra counter where secondary ammo is kept right below the primary ammo counter (Zharky uses primary and secondary ammo). The only thing that's missing is an inventory bar.
Nothing else is autoloaded.
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Re: Essential wads

Postby Zippy » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:57 pm

esselfortium wrote:Nothing.
Same. Never found anything extra that's worth always having loaded.
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Re: Essential wads

Postby Remmirath » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:00 pm

Same here. Just GLDEFS autoloaded.
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Re: Essential wads

Postby Da Spadger » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:39 pm

Blood color definitions for the Doom monsters that don't bleed red.
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