Led's Generic Weapon Mod (Updated 15th October 2019)

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Led's Generic Weapon Mod (Updated 15th October 2019)

Postby LedIris » Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:16 pm


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Led's Generic Weapon Mod Updated 15th October, 2019

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Bloody Chainsaw by Neccronixis




What is this?

This is a simple gameplay mod consisting of new weapons and quality of life changes. All weapons have been overhauled and replaced with more satisfying and powerful counterparts whilst still retaining a strong balance in the game. Every weapon has its use!

I started off by combining code from mods like Faspons and Weapons of Saturn, as well as some code from Patriot1776, faslrn and wildweasel. I've hopefully made something enjoyable for everyone. This is a weapon mod, built purely for my personal use, but released here for feedback (as well as for anyone who enjoys this type of modding ;))

Features?

  • An options menu - want to customize some aspects of the mod to your liking? Feel free!
  • Reloading can be enabled/disabled on the fly!
  • New weapons, with added punch, casings & smoke (not enough smoke to lag out computers)
  • Weapon movement changes - weapons bob through all animations, as well as use a new bob style.
  • Pickup flashes - picking up important items actually feels good!
  • There IS recoil, however you don't have to pull the mouse down when firing any weapons

What's new?

Changelog wrote:-Brightmaps have now been added to all weapons! This adds some very neat visual effects - for example, when you are in the dark, you can see the green lights glowing on your plasma rifle. Muzzle flashes have also been brightmapped, resulting in more vibrant and better looking flashes when firing in the dark
-Casings have been reworked slightly. They no longer play their sound effects as soon as they spawn, instead they only play when bouncing. They also have different bouncing depending on which weapon you're using
-Terrain splashes have been removed to further increase compatibility
-Disabling reloading on the Rocket Launcher will now also slightly decrease its rate of fire for balancing. It is now more closer to the vanilla Doom Rocket Launcher
-All weapon offset animations now have interpolation, resulting in much smoother and more consistent looking animations
-Starting amount of 9mm ammo has been increased from 40 to 50
-Menu has been tidied up and reorganized slightly. It is now more clear what certain options will do
-Green armor, megaarmor and backpack now have pickup flashes
-Assault rifle has had a very slight accuracy increase and horizontal recoil decrease to make it more useful
-Shotgun firing and pump sounds have been beefed up a bit
-Lower quality sound effects for picking up powerups have been replaced with the same sound but in much higher quality
-Startup title and text have had their color changed for Halloween :)


Credits wrote:Lippeth - Weapons of Saturn. Permission granted to use resources. (thank you, dude)
Faslrn - Feedback, testing and code. (with permissions. Big thanks to him for the testing and support of the mod :) )
Captain J - Sprites, testing & feedback (big thanks to J! :D )
GAA1992 - Voxels, testing & feedback
Credits from WoS:
Beautiful Doom by zer0
Brutal Doom by Sergeant_Mark_IV
Demon Eclipse by Eriance
Accessories to Murder by wildweasel and DoomNukem
Weasel Presents: NAZIS v2 by wildweasel
DOOMRL Arsenal by Yholl, SoloSpaghetti and Sgt. Shivers
Killing Floor by Tripwire Interactive
Return To Castle Wolfenstein by Gray Matter Interactive
Doom 3 by id Software

Soldier of Fortune II by Raven Software (sound effects)
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault by 2015, Inc (sound effects)


If I've missed any credits please let me know.
Last edited by LedIris on Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:58 pm, edited 79 times in total.
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Re: [WIP] Another personal mod (Updated!)

Postby LedIris » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:00 pm

Updated! I've replaced the chaingun with an assault rifle, still need to try balancing it a bit. Right now, it has a high rate of fire & damage at close range, with a lot of horizontal recoil & not very good damage at long range. It has great accuracy if fired in single shots. I would like to try finding beefier sounds for it, but I think they're fine at the moment.
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Re: [WIP] Another personal mod (Updated!)

Postby faslrn » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:19 pm

LedIris wrote:Updated! I've replaced the chaingun with an assault rifle, still need to try balancing it a bit. Right now, it has a high rate of fire & damage at close range, with a lot of horizontal recoil & not very good damage at long range. It has great accuracy if fired in single shots. I would like to try finding beefier sounds for it, but I think they're fine at the moment.


What are your plans for the others weapons ATM?
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Re: [WIP] Another personal mod (Updated!)

Postby LedIris » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:27 pm

faslrn wrote:
LedIris wrote:Updated! I've replaced the chaingun with an assault rifle, still need to try balancing it a bit. Right now, it has a high rate of fire & damage at close range, with a lot of horizontal recoil & not very good damage at long range. It has great accuracy if fired in single shots. I would like to try finding beefier sounds for it, but I think they're fine at the moment.


What are your plans for the others weapons ATM?


I still haven't quite thought that out. I was thinking of replacing them with WoS weapons, but made more satisfying and more fun to use, kind of like how you did with Faspons. Another idea is to replace them with smooth vanilla-like weapons. The way I'm making this is really unprofessional and sloppy, but I've been testing out different weapons and seeing how they fit with the aesthetics of the other weapons. I wanted to get the weapons that are already in at a stage where they are balanced, but fun to use, and fit for different purposes.
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Re: [WIP] Another personal weapon mod (Updated!)

Postby GAA1992 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:34 pm

Looks great so far! The individual shell system is marvelous! The sounds are great as well. Have you ever played Crossfire? Is a Counter Strike copy that has many cool weapons and sounds. I suggest you take a look. I have them, but not in a good quality.

Pickup flashes are a reliever! I wasn't used to them.

Loved the MOH sounds! And all the other ones actually.

I'm waiting for updates! Keep up the good work!
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Re: [WIP] Another personal weapon mod (Updated!)

Postby LedIris » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:47 pm

GAA1992 wrote:Looks great so far! The individual shell system is marvelous! The sounds are great as well. Have you ever played Crossfire? Is a Counter Strike copy that has many cool weapons and sounds. I suggest you take a look. I have them, but not in a good quality.

Pickup flashes are a reliever! I wasn't used to them.

Loved the MOH sounds! And all the other ones actually.

I'm waiting for updates! Keep up the good work!


Hey! Glad you liked! The individual shell system still needs tweaking, and it was actually really easy to code :D I've played Crossfire before, some sounds in it are very cool. Pickup flashes are a cool, very subtle effect IMO, and I think looks quite nice. :)
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Re: [WIP] Another personal weapon mod (Updated!)

Postby faslrn » Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:00 pm

LedIris wrote:
faslrn wrote:
LedIris wrote:Updated! I've replaced the chaingun with an assault rifle, still need to try balancing it a bit. Right now, it has a high rate of fire & damage at close range, with a lot of horizontal recoil & not very good damage at long range. It has great accuracy if fired in single shots. I would like to try finding beefier sounds for it, but I think they're fine at the moment.


What are your plans for the others weapons ATM?


I still haven't quite thought that out. I was thinking of replacing them with WoS weapons, but made more satisfying and more fun to use, kind of like how you did with Faspons. Another idea is to replace them with smooth vanilla-like weapons. The way I'm making this is really unprofessional and sloppy, but I've been testing out different weapons and seeing how they fit with the aesthetics of the other weapons. I wanted to get the weapons that are already in at a stage where they are balanced, but fun to use, and fit for different purposes.


Don't worry about the sloppiness :lol: Let me know what you think of for each other weapons, would love to see what will do with them ;-)

LedIris wrote:
GAA1992 wrote:Looks great so far! The individual shell system is marvelous! The sounds are great as well. Have you ever played Crossfire? Is a Counter Strike copy that has many cool weapons and sounds. I suggest you take a look. I have them, but not in a good quality.

Pickup flashes are a reliever! I wasn't used to them.

Loved the MOH sounds! And all the other ones actually.

I'm waiting for updates! Keep up the good work!


Hey! Glad you liked! The individual shell system still needs tweaking, and it was actually really easy to code :D I've played Crossfire before, some sounds in it are very cool. Pickup flashes are a cool, very subtle effect IMO, and I think looks quite nice. :)


I had a thought about the new shell system: in Faspons, I have it where shotgun guys have the potential to drop a 4-pack of shells and I thought "what if shotgunners here died and spread 4 shells around that you could pick up?". I don't know if would look cool or play out but could be something to tinker with.
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Re: [WIP] Another personal weapon mod (Updated!)

Postby LedIris » Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:17 pm

faslrn wrote:Don't worry about the sloppiness :lol: Let me know what you think of for each other weapons, would love to see what will do with them ;-)

I had a thought about the new shell system: in Faspons, I have it where shotgun guys have the potential to drop a 4-pack of shells and I thought "what if shotgunners here died and spread 4 shells around that you could pick up?". I don't know if would look cool or play out but could be something to tinker with.

I actually did tinker with that. I made a test shotgunner that dropped the individual shells, and it actually worked pretty well! The shells dropped were randomized, so they all looked different every time, and it looked pretty cool. I don't know if I'll be implementing this in the mod or not, but it was a pretty cool looking effect. :) I think in the next update I'll replace the SSG, then move on to the Rocket Launcher. I've been testing offset animations to see how they look on WoS weapons, and they look real nice, so I'll be adding them in.
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Re: [WIP] Another personal weapon mod (Updated!)

Postby LedIris » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:49 pm

Updated! I've added the Rocket Launcher in, as well as pickup sounds for the Berserk, Shellbox, Ammobox, Rocket and Rocketbox. The Berserk also has a pickup flash now. I had to remove the offsets that were put on the Rocket Launcher's original reload as they would leave a pixel gap just below the weapon. :(
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Re: [WIP] Another personal weapon mod (Updated! 1 May)

Postby LedIris » Sun May 01, 2016 8:39 am

Updated! I've added the Super Shotgun in now. You can single fire it twice with primary fire, or you can fire both shots with a secondary fire. I've tried to make the animation look nice.
How is the balance on the weapons? I would like to know, so I can work on it a bit more.

Hotfix: Fixed the Super Shotgun being picked up with no ammo
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Re: [WIP] Another personal weapon mod (Hotfix v2 1 May)

Postby LedIris » Sun May 01, 2016 11:22 am

Important update: I fixed the Yellow Skull key (previously when picked up it gave a Blue Skull instead)
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Re: [WIP] Another personal weapon mod (Hotfix v2 1 May)

Postby GAA1992 » Sun May 01, 2016 12:21 pm

What i like most is the attention you give to fix errors as fast as you can to bring better material on.

I'll edit this post here soon with feedback!


EDIT: Well, i think it's a good idea to make separate ways. Mainly for compatibility reasons.

Everything fires, feels smooth, and norths the gameplay to a faster rhythm.

There's only one thing. The Rocket Launcher reload calls a sprite that spawns something weird. Just keep looking to the left upper part of the weapon to see what i mean.


Keep up the good work! Now we just need these cell weapons to disintegrate them! :)
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Re: [WIP] Another personal weapon mod (Hotfix v2 1 May)

Postby -Ghost- » Sun May 01, 2016 12:31 pm

What's different between this and your other gameplay mod? Seems like it'd be easier to merge them together.
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Re: [WIP] Another personal weapon mod (Hotfix v2 1 May)

Postby LedIris » Sun May 01, 2016 12:41 pm

-Ghost- wrote:What's different between this and your other gameplay mod? Seems like it'd be easier to merge them together.


The other gameplay mod is a mess - it's code is all over the place, there's a lot of unused content taking up space and I felt like starting again with all of it. As well as this, the fact that it had it's own gore system probably turned off people who are fond of using Ketchup or Droplets. Not everybody likes tracers, either, as they make WADs that use switches activated by gunfire harder. (Fragport is an example) I'd like to make something that appeals to a bigger audience.

With this mod, I have tried to make the code a lot easier to read, as well as accomplishing the same tasks that my other gameplay mod did, only organized a lot better. This mod doesn't have tracers, custom monsters or gore - it's purely a weapon/item mod, so it's more compatible with HUDs, Ketchup and monster replacement mods, things like that.

I've also improved a bit with DECORATE since my other gameplay mod, and I've been attempting to make the weapons feel a bit more satisfying than in the other gameplay mod. (Like getting involved with offsets to make the weapons look much better when firing)
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Re: [WIP] Another personal weapon mod (Hotfix v2 1 May)

Postby LedIris » Sun May 01, 2016 1:32 pm

GAA1992 wrote:What i like most is the attention you give to fix errors as fast as you can to bring better material on.

I'll edit this post here soon with feedback!


EDIT: Well, i think it's a good idea to make separate ways. Mainly for compatibility reasons.

Everything fires, feels smooth, and norths the gameplay to a faster rhythm.

There's only one thing. The Rocket Launcher reload calls a sprite that spawns something weird. Just keep looking to the left upper part of the weapon to see what i mean.


Keep up the good work! Now we just need these cell weapons to disintegrate them! :)


Hey! Thanks for the feedback! Yeah, I am trying to improve on vanilla gameplay a bit. :) The "something weird" is actually supposed to be an empty rocket magazine, kinda like how the Rifle also drops an empty magazine. It looks really strange, might have to try finding new sprites for it. :lol:
I have a decent idea for the cell weapons, still not sure on the Chainsaw yet though. :wink:

Also, your comment on what you like most made my day. :mrgreen:
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