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Re: The Soldier Z - WIP - Update 11 9/12/2018

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:07 pm
by LOLANONIMUS
Hi, I wonder if you can make a pk3 version for my port on android

Re: The Soldier Z - WIP - Update 11 9/12/2018

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:31 pm
by Brohnesorge
Just rename the .zip to a .pk3 and it should work on Doom Delta. It does for me at least.

edit: Apologies for nothing having anything substantial to say regarding your guys' feedback or anything. I've been focused elsewhere and don't have any energy or drive for Soldier Z right now.

Re: The Soldier Z - WIP - Update 11 9/12/2018

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:43 pm
by LOLANONIMUS
Ok thanks

Re: The Soldier Z - WIP - Update 11 9/12/2018

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:11 pm
by OfficialYeen
Spoiler:


Firstly, this mod is great for people like me who want a tactical experience but are too soft to play Hideous Destructor.

The weapons feel great, with the exception of The Eye, which I feel like doesn't have enough oomph when firing, especially since it's so powerful. The recoil is fine, but it doesn't sound like I'm firing a talking, demonic, possibly organic, one-hit-wonder super cannon that I stabbed myself to get one shot out of. :lol:

The SMG's are wonderful, and I like to imagine that you can't drop them because they have a strap (you start with it, after all).

I have a couple suggestions for more added realism/difficulty:
  • Include an option to carry less ammo. By the end of a long map or wad, it seems a little crazy to be carrying 10 SMG mags, 80 shells, a few power cells, a couple ammo belts, etc. Then again, that could all possibly be crammed into a bag, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • For that matter, it's crazy to think you're carrying that many weapons at once (I know it's Doom, gimme a sec), so maybe include another option to have only one extra weapon slot, so your loadout would look like; Knife, Sidearm, SMG, and whatever weapon you pick up. This way, planning what weapon to carry with you and ammo management become a big part of the strategy, especially if you're forced to make due with whatever weapon you can scavenge.
  • You could either have these as more difficulty options, or add them to some kind of "Soldier Z options" tab.

All in all, this is a great mod! It's a whole lot of fun and has become one of my favorites to play!

Re: The Soldier Z - WIP - Update 11 9/12/2018

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:23 pm
by -Ghost-
I agree on the ammo part, but less weapons might get a little boring if you're playing a megawad.

More gear would be great as well. If you do go with less weapon capcity, maybe there could be an item to give you extra weapon slots or something.

Re: The Soldier Z - WIP - Update 11 9/12/2018

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:24 pm
by Brohnesorge
Always glad to hear people are enjoying the mod! I will say that the current way inventory works is grounded purely in video game logic, which is why I use the term "softcore tactical" to describe it. Also the interpretation of having a strap for the SMGs is 100% canon, I just didn't feel like adding a strap to the sprites. It's also kind of a reference to a scraped idea I had of being able to find more weapon straps that prevented you from dropping the weapon you put them on, but that eventually became the upgrade system.

All that said, I am definitely going to add some more difficult options in the future, and I am actually working on a weight system in general for Soldier Z, with weights being based on the IRL weight and general unwieldiness of the guns/ammo. That's still quite a ways off and I am focused elsewhere right now. Also improving The Eye's feedback, because you aren't the first person to mention how wimpy it feels.

Re: The Soldier Z - WIP - Update 11 9/12/2018

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:04 pm
by -Ghost-
I hope you come back to this soon, like Yeen said it's a great niche between regular Doom and Hideous Destructor. I like HD as well, but sometimes you want to be tactical but still able to play any mapset, too.

This mod goes really well with Project Babel monsters; the extra abilities and better AI complement the more tactical weapon loadout and items.

Re: The Soldier Z - WIP - Update 11 9/12/2018

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:16 pm
by Brohnesorge
Figures after I say that, I get snowed in and have the Soldier Z work drive. Expect a small update soon. Nothing super major, but an update nonetheless.

Re: The Soldier Z - WIP - Update 11 9/12/2018

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:06 am
by -Ghost-
Cool! Any chance of the sidearms becoming regular weapons, rather than infinite ammo ones? I like the idea of the quick draw, but infinite ammo always feels weird.

Re: The Soldier Z - WIP - Update 11 9/12/2018 - MK23 Poll

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:39 pm
by Brohnesorge
I'm not opposed to adding that as an option later on down the road, but I'd want to finish up some other stuff first.

So the next update is taking me longer than expected to finish up, but I'm trying to make it as worthwhile as possible. So far, it includes things like better animations on the AUG, VFX options and dropping empty mags when reloading. But one thing I am considering adding is a new side arm: the H&K MK23 SOCOM heavy pistol. I've wanted to add the weapon for awhile, but I've been having some hang-ups. So I'll put it to a poll!

Some things to consider:
-It would be slightly slower firing than the M9, but would be stronger and have a much lower chance to jam.
-Slower to draw.
-Lower magazine capacity and a slightly slower reload.
-Chambered in FMJ .45 ACP, dealing 8-16 damage, compared to the UMP45's .45 hollow point ACP+P 12-18 and the M9A3's 9mm 5-15.

I was presented with the possibility of just replacing the M9A3 with it because it's just better in almost every way, just being slightly slower, so I offer that as an option as well.

Re: The Soldier Z - WIP - Update 11 9/12/2018 - MK23 Poll

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:38 pm
by -Ghost-
It sounds like a good average between the M9 and sawn off/revolver. Would it have the ability to be silenced?

Re: The Soldier Z - WIP - Update 11 9/12/2018 - MK23 Poll

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:00 pm
by Brohnesorge
Yes, but it's effects may not be as overt as you might expect. Suppressors never fully silence a gunshot, and I feel like they would be nearly useless in the type of environments you see in most Doom maps.

Re: The Soldier Z - WIP - Update 11 9/12/2018 - MK23 Poll

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:06 pm
by -Ghost-
I've been mixing this with that Universal AI mod as well, since it does have a limited "sneaking" ability depending on light levels in a map. I can't fully stealth with it due to loud weapons, but it does sometimes let me dodge stuff or improve my angle or something.

Re: The Soldier Z - WIP - Update 11 9/12/2018 - MK23 Poll

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:09 pm
by JimmyJ
I barely touch the M9 since the revolver was introduced, a semi auto with a little more punch would be most welcome to me. Since I don't really use the M9 much I wouldn't feel too bad seeing it go, but I don't feel like keeping both around is a problem.

Re: The Soldier Z - WIP - Update 11 9/12/2018 - MK23 Poll

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:04 pm
by will183
MK23 socom?!?!?! YEAH BOIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!