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Doom Episode - 1 Remaster (demo available)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:58 pm
by StalkerBlade
(PLEASE READ REQUIREMENTS BEFORE PLAYING)

Replay the classic Doom maps from episode 1, but this time with far more detailed environments and a fresh coat of paint!

Each map was carefully created to maintain the gameplay of the classics. I also fixed some of the issues I've always had with the originals by re-executing some of the ideas the id team came up with in the 90's; giving it a more modern touch while keeping everything intact.

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So far there's five maps that are done: E1M1, E1M4, E1M5, E1M8, and E1M9.


Requirements:

  • DYNAMIC LIGHTS AND SHADOW MAPS MUST BE ENABLED. YOU CAN FIND THESE IN THE DYNAMIC LIGHTS OPTIONS. Without these settings on, you won't be able to see, and the lighting will look incorrect and extremely ugly without shadow mapping turned on.
  • Latest version of GZDoom (this was designed ONLY FOR GZDOOM. compatibility is not guaranteed for other source ports)
  • Doom2.wad
  • A decent GPU should get the job done. These were made on an older GPU without any trouble, so they shouldn't cause too many issues.
  • It isn't exactly required, but it's strongly recommended that you enable "dark sector lighting".

While only tested with a few mods (Brutal Doom, Smooth Doom, Supercharge, etc), this should be compatible with most other gameplay mods.

You can download the demo here: https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=16G-DYlrZihWPgDewhHJ6k7evnc_O4Us8 (detailed credits inside the pk3 file)

Re: Doom Episode - 1 Remaster (demo available)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:41 am
by Void Warrior
Great job, StalkerBlade! It's a pity that only five cards out of nine, but it's quite enough for a demonstration!

Listen, when you finish the first episode, do you plan to re-release the next two (or three) episodes? I would love to replay them again, but in a new wrapper! 38^)

Re: Doom Episode - 1 Remaster (demo available)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:48 am
by m1lk
damn that looks good, ill give it a shot

Re: Doom Episode - 1 Remaster (demo available)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:55 pm
by StalkerBlade
Void Warrior wrote:Listen, when you finish the first episode, do you plan to re-release the next two (or three) episodes? I would love to replay them again, but in a new wrapper! 38^)


I've thought about it a few times and I even have a few ideas, but I don't want to get too ahead of myself lol. I think if I do, I'll need to look into finding a few mappers who would be interested in being a part of it...Took me almost a year just to finally get a demo out the door, so I can't promise anything at the moment. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Re: Doom Episode - 1 Remaster (demo available)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:47 am
by Void Warrior
I understand. Better late than never.

Re: Doom Episode - 1 Remaster (demo available)

PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:45 pm
by Ashat Maself
HOLEE SHEET THIS LOOKS AMAZING

Re: Doom Episode - 1 Remaster (demo available)

PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 2:59 pm
by Enjay
Oooh, this is really nice, and quite an interesting take on how to rework the levels. Often remakes make major changes to the map layout but this keeps things very similar to the originals and yet the new coat of remastered paint really works well and really gives the familiar maps a fresh new look. A very nice "less is more" approach.

Good use of sound environments too. I wish more people used them. They can make a huge difference to the feel of a map.

Re: Doom Episode - 1 Remaster (demo available)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:22 pm
by MentzWolf
Link is broken oof

Re: Doom Episode - 1 Remaster (demo available)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:23 pm
by StalkerBlade
Enjay wrote:Good use of sound environments too. I wish more people used them. They can make a huge difference to the feel of a map.

I wanted to make the maps have more "spacial awareness" to them, and they really helped with it lol. It is a bit of a shame that they don't get used very often though.

MentzWolf wrote:Link is broken oof

Dropbox left me an email saying they were banning the link for 24 hours due to high traffic...The link still works on my end, but I'll have to see what I can do.

edit: link is now updated.

Re: Doom Episode - 1 Remaster (demo available)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:23 pm
by wran
Played through this and it's great. Super well optimized too.

Really hope to see the rest of e1 at some point :)

Re: Doom Episode - 1 Remaster (demo available)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:14 am
by Rex705
Looks pretty cool. I always love a good remaster/remake of classic Doom maps.

Made a video :D

Re: Doom Episode - 1 Remaster (demo available)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:21 am
by bitflipper
The maps are really cool. This addition feels... unnecessary, to say the least.

Re: Doom Episode - 1 Remaster (demo available)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:33 pm
by StalkerBlade
bitflipper wrote:The maps are really cool. This addition feels... unnecessary, to say the least.


Here's the context for it:
https://doomwiki.org/wiki/E1M4:_Command_Control_(Doom)#Inspiration_and_development

Re: Doom Episode - 1 Remaster (demo available)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:20 pm
by bitflipper
Oh, ok that makes a lot more sense lol. I was kinda taken aback... I had to boot up Doom II to see if I had somehow missed it (but of course I booted up 1.9, so no dice). Thanks for the explanation. I finished all of the episodes last night (played with Project Brutality), and I really liked how you recreated the feel of the original levels, but they still felt new at the same time. Super cool

Re: Doom Episode - 1 Remaster (demo available)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:35 am
by bitflipper
bitflipper wrote:Oh, ok that makes a lot more sense lol. I was kinda taken aback... I had to boot up Doom II to see if I had somehow missed it (but of course I booted up 1.9, so no dice). Thanks for the explanation. I finished all of the episodes last night (played with Project Brutality), and I really liked how you recreated the feel of the original levels, but they still felt new at the same time. Super cool

* Doom