Hocusdoom RELEASED (/idgames pending)

For Total Conversions and projects that don't otherwise fall under the other categories.
Forum rules
The Projects forums are only for projects. If you are asking questions about a project, either find that project's thread, or start a thread in the General section instead.

Got a cool project idea but nothing else? Put it in the project ideas thread instead!

Projects for any Doom-based engine (especially 3DGE) are perfectly acceptable here too.

Please read the full rules for more details.
User avatar
TheUltimateDoomer666
Posts: 36
Joined: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Hocus Doom

Post by TheUltimateDoomer666 »

This looks very good! I played the shareware Hocus Pocus a lot and got the full version too. I hope this great mod will continue to be worked on and eventually finished.
User avatar
Tormentor667
Posts: 13458
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2003 3:52 am
Location: Germany

Re: Hocus Doom

Post by Tormentor667 »

I loved the original game and I already love the screenshots as the perfectly transfer the classic 2D feeling into a 3D environment... awesome work ravage!
User avatar
neoworm
Posts: 1729
Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:17 am
Location: Czech Republic

Re: Hocus Doom

Post by neoworm »

I remember seeing this long ago at rf' blog/homepage. Looked sweet back than, looks sweet now.

Yet, I wonder how would it look with enemy sprites done in Heretic/Hexen style... I have a day off tomorrow.
User avatar
Tormentor667
Posts: 13458
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2003 3:52 am
Location: Germany

Re: Hocus Doom

Post by Tormentor667 »

Just played the first beta and I have to admit this is the greatest thing since ever! :D Awesome retro-feeling, well transferred into the world of Doom with all the features that the original game had. Every single detail has been converted... I am absolutely impressed!
User avatar
Zero X. Diamond
Posts: 675
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:46 am

Re: Hocus Doom

Post by Zero X. Diamond »

neoworm wrote:I remember seeing this long ago at rf' blog/homepage. Looked sweet back than, looks sweet now.

Yet, I wonder how would it look with enemy sprites done in Heretic/Hexen style... I have a day off tomorrow.
At the very least, take a crack at making those hands look less like a wrinkled, veiny old man's.
User avatar
Xeotroid
Posts: 385
Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:44 am
Graphics Processor: nVidia with Vulkan support
Location: Czech Rep.

Re: Hocus Doom

Post by Xeotroid »

I must say that only thing that I didn't like was that collecting treasure wasn't as satisfying as in original game or in Doom (etc.), it feels like I have to get exactly in to the center of the treasure to collect it, maybe resizing the radius might help? ;)
User avatar
Hetdegon
Posts: 319
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 12:55 pm
Graphics Processor: nVidia with Vulkan support
Location: Chireiden

Re: Hocus Doom

Post by Hetdegon »

Xeotroid wrote:I must say that only thing that I didn't like was that collecting treasure wasn't as satisfying as in original game or in Doom (etc.), it feels like I have to get exactly in to the center of the treasure to collect it, maybe resizing the radius might help? ;)
I agree, it's really easy to run over gems without collecting them. Leads to losing a bit of time doing nothing as you make sure you collect them all.



Anyway after playing for a while, I loved it. Everything looks so pretty and I missed a bit of button-mashing in my shooting. (Although it's of my understanding that not everyone likes mashing the fire button, but I am personally fine with it). Enemy placement is pretty fun as well.

The eyecandy is just spectacular, special effects feel right, architecture is colorful and pretty. I am specially fond of how smooth the tall mushroom models look, far cry from some really low-poly models out there.

No other complaints aside from the item pickup radius. Although, as a suggestion, I'd make the frames where enemies flash red when hit, to be given the BRIGHT flag, it looks a bit off when they go around dark sectors.
User avatar
SamVision
Posts: 2424
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:47 pm
Location: Behind You

Re: Hocus Doom

Post by SamVision »

What is this and why is it so beautiful?
User avatar
Nash
 
 
Posts: 17283
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2003 12:07 am
Twitch ID: nashmuhandes
Github ID: nashmuhandes
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Re: Hocus Doom

Post by Nash »

3 complaints so far:

- gem radius too tiny
- you can see enemy info in your HUD even if the monster is behind breakable cubes
- the pixel density of the mushroom model's texture (and possibly others too; I'd have to double check) isn't the same as the other stuff around it (level textures, monster sprites)... they are too smooth. :P Decreasing the textures so that they will appear blockier/more low res would make them blend better with everything else... this is just an opinion

Otherwise... AWESOME
Tux
Posts: 65
Joined: Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:55 pm

Re: Hocus Doom

Post by Tux »

plays very well! :>
User avatar
ravage
Posts: 288
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 9:30 pm

Re: Hocus Doom

Post by ravage »

Nash wrote: - gem radius too tiny
A lot of people seemed to have this issue. Fixed. Had to rearrange some treasure in levels that suddenly got stuck on a higher ledge than where they were placed. Probably a good thing given that its not really the best of ideas to have treasure so close to a wall that's going to slow you down.
This also has the interesting side effect that you can collect gems hidden by breakable blocks without actually destroying them.
Nash wrote:- you can see enemy info in your HUD even if the monster is behind breakable cubes
Unavoidable given that the breakable blocks are actually models and not level geometry.
Nash wrote:- the pixel density of the mushroom model's texture (and possibly others too; I'd have to double check) isn't the same as the other stuff around it (level textures, monster sprites)... they are too smooth. :P Decreasing the textures so that they will appear blockier/more low res would make them blend better with everything else... this is just an opinion
I'm not really sure this is a major issue. I think the texture resolution is fine.
User avatar
everamzah
Posts: 149
Joined: Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:17 am
Location: Augusta, ME.

Re: Hocus Doom

Post by everamzah »

Spoiler: Video preview
User avatar
Captain J
 
 
Posts: 16776
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:20 am
Discord: DiscussJ#3128
Location: A Year old Pizza Box

Re: Hocus Doom

Post by Captain J »

book marking bump, go amiga, this wad looks amazing as good-miga!

EDIT: apologies, it game almost looked like a amiga game. the graphic was almost like it.
Last edited by Captain J on Sat May 10, 2014 10:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Zero X. Diamond
Posts: 675
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:46 am

Re: Hocus Doom

Post by Zero X. Diamond »

Except Hocus Pocus wasn't released for the Amiga?
User avatar
Batandy
Posts: 1271
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:56 am

Re: Hocus Doom

Post by Batandy »

This is awesome! Great job! I love colorful TCs

Return to “TCs, Full Games, and Other Projects”