<WIP> Doom II Superficial Update

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<WIP> Doom II Superficial Update

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This addon is not a replacement for IWAD and cannot be (firstly technically) used in this role.

Old description (to be honest, it sucks, but I decided to keep it for history):
Spoiler:
Screenshots (slightly outdated):
Spoiler:
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Download last Demo: (for Doom II)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/11An06A ... sp=sharing

Work is guaranteed only on (G)ZDoom and compatible ports (such as k8Vavoom).
This is still a raw version, so there may be some errors, flaws, etc.

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Map 13 gameplay with Nightshift:

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Re: Doom II Updated (WIP)

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Based on the screenshots. I think you're putting a lot of effort into this!
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Re: Doom II Updated (WIP)

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Demo is released, link (and description) in the first post.
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Re: Doom II Updated (Demo Released)

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If someone, well, suddenly, wants to get a test version of this, write to me in the PM. I will not post a public link because of the theoretically possible emergence of theoretical problems with copyrights.
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Re: Doom II Updated (Demo Released)

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SLON wrote:If someone, well, suddenly, wants to get a test version of this, write to me in the PM. I will not post a public link because of the theoretically possible emergence of theoretical problems with copyrights.
Modified Doom 2 levels are okay to distribute as long as the result requires Doom 2 to run. You should be fine.
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Re: Doom II Updated (Demo Exist)

Post by Dr_Cosmobyte »

I've downloaded this before the links got removed (and because you referenced this in Nightshift), played around and i feel i should say i loved the subtle changes; the urban maps are WAY more satisfying to play and the new textures change the entire look of it.

I specially like to use this with the BD Map Enhancement system, because nothing gets lost and the maps get a whole new life without any loss in performance or content.

I did recommend this mapset to some friends. Please don't give up on it :)
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Re: Doom II Updated (Demo Exist)

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Well, I think there will be an open release soon. In particular, the textures are rearranged inside pk3 to work adequately in the zdoom, some have been replaced, and all the rest on trifles. Again, this was conceived as an improvement to an existing, so do not be surprised that some levels will be greatly changed, while others will only be slightly.

It is worth noting that initially I thought to add more alpha-beta content, like "the blob" enemies, but, frankly, I do not find a place for them.
And in general, it seems that the classic doom franchise did not achieve what we wanted, in particular, apparently there should have been more "natural" maps with caves, waterfalls and other things (something in the spirit of Alien Vendetta Map 08), ice caves, etc. Well, that's just by the way.
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Re: Doom II Updated (Demo Exist)

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Creating now mapinfo, I once again drew attention to the original texts of Doom 2, and once again I think that they were written by some dude who himself did not know what he was dealing with. It looks more like a plot of something in between Aliens and Resident Evil, and not the game that we know in fact.

On another note, I decided to change the names of a number of maps because their original names reflect, uh... nothing. I bet that some of them were invented by the same person who wrote the "plot".
So map 14 will be renamed to "ruined villa", map 17 to "chemical plant", and so on.
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Re: Doom II Updated (Demo Exist)

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Some Doom 1 levels additions.







In fact, it was started at the same time as with Doom 2, but was put on hold in favor of it.
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Re: Doom II Updated (Demo Exist)

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Added a brief description of the levels in the first post, so that their changes were clear (this is still in progress, though).

Well, to have something to show:




These are the updated map10's barracks, which in fact are the main purpose of this map (since the alpha), despite the deceptive name in the original Doom 2.
As always, this is technically the same, only with a modified visual. I also think that I will dare to change some, if not all of the doors that open with a shoot, to the usual ones, since in the original it was rather a rather bad and implicit experience.
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Re: <WIP> Doom II Updated (Demo Exist)

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Some small innovations

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Re: <WIP> Doom II Updated (Demo Exist)

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I think I've finally reached the point where I can release this. This is still far from the final version, although quite a lot of what I had in mind is already present. As always, any ZDoom compatible port and Doom 2 wad are required to run. Yes, there are still some flaws, but I'd rather lay out what I have now than delay it again.
There are also some new enemies present: cyberbarons (the same guys from the cover of Doom 1), Nazi dogs, and one of which I don't want to spoil.

Maybe that's why I'll tackle Doom 1 levels, with a passing refinement of this.
Also, my thoughts on what can be brought to Doom 1 (in addition to the notorious minor level improvements):
Spoiler:
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Re: <WIP> Doom II Updated (Demo Exist)

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Little of updated E2M5, in this time screenshots from LZDoom (vanilla-experience, yes).
Corrupted zones will remain, just their number will be slightly reduced (IMHO, in the original they went too far with all this wood).
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Re: <WIP> Doom II Updated (Demo Exist)

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An (unfinished) updated version of E1M8. This is a merging of alpha and final versions. Now it really makes sense for you to wander into them (yes, that's pretty spoiler alert, but I don't think that's a big problem). The hellish portal is also returned, because so it, IMHO, looks more logical.
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Re: <WIP> Doom II Superficial Update

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The small update is released. As always, you can't run this without the original Doom 2 and any ZDoom compatible port.
As always, most of the changes are on maps 13 and 16 (you can also check 31 and 32).

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