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SIREN TC | v0.5

PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 8:54 am
by DoomwithaView




Welcome to Siren, a mod built on ID's latest tech demo 'Doom 2'

This aims to be an experience closer to an 'Aliens' game but with the variety and gameplay benefits the rosta of Doom monsters brings

This is a slower, more perilous mod that aims to tell its story through its own set of levels.

Thanks for looking. Any feedback would be great.

Gzdoom Only
Mouse look: Yes
Crouch/Jump: Yes
Flashlight: Yes (included)


Keybinds Required:
Alt Fire
Grenade
Flashlight
Use Inventory Item (PDA)

Download 0.5

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xKpqIt ... p=drivesdk

Screens

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Contributing Features
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The weapons
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ChangeLog
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Join in on Discord

https://discord.gg/k9Cnu9k5pE

Re: SIREN | v0.1

PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 10:04 am
by wildweasel
Do you have any screenshots of these weapons and level?

(edit) Thank you.

Re: SIREN | v0.1

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 3:17 pm
by Ferretmanjcdenton
I can't wait for this ..I already told you on YouTube..
It's amazing..

If you like I can offer myself as a Playtester ..

Re: SIREN | v0.1

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 5:05 pm
by Enjay
From the video, it really looks as if you have captured the Aliens-like feel that you were going for. I've got to say that the presence of stealth monsters bothers me though. I rarely find them fun to play against.

Re: SIREN | v0.1

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 6:22 pm
by DoomwithaView
Ferretmanjcdenton wrote:
If you like I can offer myself as a Playtester ..


Absolutely, that would be great. Grab the download.

It would be great to get feedback on:

Gameplay. Siren is the Smoke monster that will chase you around certain parts of the level. It's pretty much indestructible and can kill you pretty quickly. It means you're forced to run away at certain points and it can get quite tense.
I foresee this being quite divisive...

There are two ways around it, use dedicated switches to teleport it away or subdue it with enough fire power. In both cases it will eventually come back.

Performance. I've tried to restrain myself from using everything GZDoom has to offer but I'm a little concerned about performance hits using reflective floors.

Level design. Is it fun and logical enough to get through? Are there enough resources etc.

Enjay wrote: I've got to say that the presence of stealth monsters bothers me though. I rarely find them fun to play against.


Thanks Enjay. I agree with this point. They never actually made it in.

Re: SIREN | v0.1

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 4:59 pm
by TheOldKingCole
So far I like what I'm seeing. Here are a few criticisms I have. First, switch the triple burst and full auto on the assault rifle. It makes more sense for a triple burst when aiming more precisely. ADS should also cause crosshairs to disappear.

Re: SIREN | v0.1

PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 1:30 pm
by DoomwithaView
TheOldKingCole wrote:So far I like what I'm seeing. Here are a few criticisms I have. First, switch the triple burst and full auto on the assault rifle. It makes more sense for a triple burst when aiming more precisely. ADS should also cause crosshairs to disappear.


Thanks for the comment, I think you're right. It definitely makes the most sense. I wanted there to be some 'cost' to full auto so the weapon isn't too OP for what is essentially a starting weapon.
There's other ways to balance it with accuracy and damage differences though.

Re: SIREN | v0.2

PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:38 am
by Techy_koi
I have to say that this Mod/TC is very good the tension and Claustrophobic Atmosphere is top notch, along with the Siren entity around every corner is good, and I have to say that v0.2 is getting good loving every playtest I'm having.

Down side is the main hall due to the reflective floors it does drops my gosh a little bit also v0.2 has an issue/bug in the shotgun between the ammo count 12-10 the shotgun won't reload, also the minigun moves a bit to the left side a bit when you select it.

But nonetheless this is a very well made Mod/TC and I love it to bits, can't wait for v0.3!!!

Re: SIREN | v0.2

PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:30 am
by DoomwithaView
Hi, thanks for playing.

Re: the reflective floor. I'll probably take it out. I couldn't be sure of the performance cost without feedback, but I don't see many mods/wads using them so I guess that's pretty telling. While I'm aiming for a certain level of visual fidelity, I want to give it every chance of being playable by as many people as possible. Thats kinda what Doom is about.

I've come across some mega, game-crashing bugs that will be getting fixed very soon and I'll fix those weapons along with that too.

Thanks for the feedback!

Re: SIREN | v0.25 (Testers Needed)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:59 am
by DoomwithaView
Posted a major stability fix.


Re: SIREN | v0.25 (Testers Needed)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:58 am
by TheOldKingCole
Hey I heard you need testers. I would be glad to help. I have some experience with testing mods, specifically Ali's Brutal Doom/Ali's Challenger.

PS. When the mod reaches 1.0 will there be a weapons only version?

Re: SIREN | v0.25 (Testers Needed)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:56 pm
by DoomwithaView
That's pretty much the roadmap to 1.0, yeah. A finished mod that will play nicely with other wads. Realistically, the levels will be a longer process and come later...

Re: SIREN | v0.25 (Testers Needed)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:18 pm
by Techy_koi
Back again to test, I will report any bugs or any kinds of weird stuff happening

Re: SIREN | v0.25 (Testers Needed)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:40 pm
by DoomwithaView
TheOldKingCole wrote:Hey I heard you need testers. I would be glad to help. I have some experience with testing mods, specifically Ali's Brutal Doom/Ali's Challenger.


Brilliant, I love that mod!

Do you know what (this is my first mod), what's the best way, in your experience, to approach testing? Should I just continue to post incremental releases on here?

Re: SIREN | v0.25 (Testers Needed)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:44 pm
by TheOldKingCole
DoomwithaView wrote:
TheOldKingCole wrote:Hey I heard you need testers. I would be glad to help. I have some experience with testing mods, specifically Ali's Brutal Doom/Ali's Challenger.


Brilliant, I love that mod!

Do you know what (this is my first mod), what's the best way, in your experience, to approach testing? Should I just continue to post incremental releases on here?


That would be a good way to get input. Another is the test any random aspect of the mod to check for any bugs. For example I did a all weapon cheat and checked every weapons firing, reloading, and switching animation. I found out that switching the lever action rifle to the regular shotgun would show a single frame of the regular shotgun before the sprite switches back to the deselect animation.