[No] Proper blood colors for some enemies

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Proper blood colors for some enemies

Postby masterkark » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:05 pm

I think there should be built-in settings to turn Cacodemon's blood blue, Baron's and Knight's green, Spectre's to fuzzy, and Lost Soul to no blood. As a bonus, maybe Revenant with a darker red blood.
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Re: Proper blood colors for some enemies

Postby Rachael » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:19 pm

These need to be split into separate topics. Having two requests in a single topic has a good chance that neither will ever get worked on since you would have to do both in order to close the ticket.
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Re: Proper blood colors for some enemies

Postby Graf Zahl » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:52 pm

It was a deliberate choice not to implement such gratuitous changes from the original game.
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Re: Proper blood colors for some enemies

Postby Walter Grimson » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:25 pm

But this is a known issue back from original game, not a choice. Even creators of the original game confirmed that this was their oversight to not implement that feature. I mean, don't you agree that these enemies INDEED supposed to bleed their natural color insted of red?
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Re: Proper blood colors for some enemies

Postby Matt » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:07 pm

We've got 25 years' worth of mods that presuppose the red blood behaviour and work with or around it, including:

1. Do their own translation of red to green blood (zillions of these, take your pick)
2. Have modified baron sprites that give it red blood (at least one version of Brutal Doom)
3. Strongly imply in its internal lore that the cacodemon has a protective layer of red liquid/plastic ablative skin that explodes to divert energy from an impact, which superficially resembles a blood splatter but is not actually the blood that oozes out after it has taken a lethal wound (Hideous Destructor)
4. Have a whole different set of sprites that presuppose that the baron or caco actor bleed red (numerous sprite replacements from the 90s onwards)

What is proposed here can break any number of those.
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