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[v2.9.1] CHAMPIONS [update 09/03/21]

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 11:05 am
by Mikk-
I was playing the Binding of Isaac the other day and I thought to myself "might be neat to try and implement the Champion monsters without directly modifying or creating new monsters" - so I did! After a few hours here are the fruits of my labour!

Champions is a gameplay mod that adds 17 new variants of each monster and is cross-iwad compatible!!

Spoiler: Screenshots


Spoiler: Champion and Mutation types (spoiler alert!)


Download here
(requires GzDOOM 4.5.0 or later.)

Spoiler: changelog

Re: [v1.0] CHAMPIONS - Multicoloured Death Awaits!

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 11:45 am
by Cardboard Marty
This is really awesome! I've only dorked around with it a little bit but the cross-compatibility is sure to spice up enemy encounters for a variety of mods! Great job, can't wait to play with this more!

Re: [v1.0] CHAMPIONS - Multicoloured Death Awaits!

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:08 pm
by Shadez12
Is it me or does this affect the player as well?
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EDIT: It actually behaves sort of weird in Brutal Doom, monsters will change colors. Just testing this out in different mods for fun.

Re: [v1.0] CHAMPIONS - Multicoloured Death Awaits!

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:20 pm
by ErrantMasa
have you tested compatibility with LegenDooM Lite and/or Colourful hell yet? (I'll go ballistic if all three can combine!)

Re: [v1.0] CHAMPIONS - Multicoloured Death Awaits!

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:26 pm
by Mikk-
Shadez12 wrote:Is it me or does this affect the player as well?
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EDIT: It actually behaves sort of weird in Brutal Doom, monsters will change colors. Just testing this out in different mods for fun.

It... shouldn't? Definitely shouldn't - I suppose Marky Mark puts the ISMONSTER flag on the players - he must have some serious mental deficiency (i.e. severe retardation). :|

ErrantMasa wrote:have you tested compatibility with LegenDooM Lite and/or Colourful hell yet? (I'll go ballistic if all three can combine!)

I haven't tested it with either - but there's nothing to suggest that it won't. You'll just have to find out ;)

Re: [v1.0] CHAMPIONS - Multicoloured Death Awaits!

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:34 pm
by Shadez12
ErrantMasa wrote:have you tested compatibility with LegenDooM Lite and/or Colourful hell yet? (I'll go ballistic if all three can combine!)

Oh dear.
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Even the weapons are colored!
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I think you have your answer.

Re: [v1.0] CHAMPIONS - Multicoloured Death Awaits!

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:37 pm
by ErrantMasa
just tested it a bit (I also use DooM Roguelike Arsenal)! Even MAP01 is insane; I *love* it! If it's possible, get in touch with Hege Cactus, Yholl, and Sgt. Shivers (among other modders) and see whether there's some way to synergize all your respective mods! :BFG: :instagib:

Re: [v1.0] CHAMPIONS - Multicoloured Death Awaits!

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:11 pm
by RikohZX
Shadez12 wrote:Is it me or does this affect the player as well?
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EDIT: It actually behaves sort of weird in Brutal Doom, monsters will change colors. Just testing this out in different mods for fun.

Odds are Mark's got some really retarded method of causing monsters to despawn/respawn, likely to differentiate between alerted and passive/on the prowl for the pseudo-stealth. And for some reason the player uses some weird tags too.
I tested this and it's pure chaos, where even the player randomly changes monster attributes which can result in tanking a full shotgun blast head-on one moment, surviving death with 1 HP implausibly another, and then tapping a Dark Green's acid trail and exploding violently all over the place. It's fun to see that Champions even manages to work in the first place, but Brutal's so hilariously broken that it becomes anarchy.

Re: [v1.0] CHAMPIONS - Multicoloured Death Awaits!

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:06 pm
by Cyanide
This is great! :D
I would like some way of changing the amount / frequency of champion monsters, though.
Also, the dark red champions don't respect a monsters blood color when spawning the shootable corpse.

Re: [v1.0] CHAMPIONS - Multicoloured Death Awaits!

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 6:37 pm
by RikohZX
Well I wasn't able to capture a pic of it, but I tried playing Plutonia with this and Quake-Style Unbound. And I guess one of the Cacodemon enemies constantly rewrites their state or something already, so it was literally every variant type and cycling through all the colors rapidly while dodging and teleporting all over and releasing near-instantaneous death. I'm definitely finding some rather interesting reactions with other mods.

Re: [v1.0] CHAMPIONS - Multicoloured Death Awaits!

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 7:40 pm
by Samarai1000
I'm trying out this mod, and it's just... miraculous how well it works! Like, seriously! The modifiers are neat, can't wait for more, and testing it with Beautiful Doom, the color of the modifier applied to a monster actually carries over to their gibs. I have no clue how or why that works, but I love it!

Re: [v1.0] CHAMPIONS - Multicoloured Death Awaits!

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 10:16 pm
by Samarai1000
Okay, so I completely un-scientifically stress tested this mod with Colorful Hell, Legendoom Lite and Russian Overkill. Pretty much everything works fine (aside from sensory overload), but I have found a legitimate bug. The Champion modifiers apply to Russian Overkill's Warpocalypse Tank, since it's technically a monster. It has resulted in this amusing bug, though.

The top half of the tank (the turret) had the modifier that allows it to regenerate if you don't gib it, so upon trying to return the Warpocalypse, the turret was left behind. It can't move or fire, but the tertiary turret still fires at enemies.
Anyways, great mod!

Re: [v1.0] CHAMPIONS - Multicoloured Death Awaits!

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 2:54 am
by ErrantMasa
CHAMPIONS, or Super Pride Day!!

Re: [v1.0] CHAMPIONS - Multicoloured Death Awaits!

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 5:17 am
by Gorec
dead bodies of white variant are shootable and autoaim works on them

Re: [v1.1] CHAMPIONS - Multicoloured Death Awaits!

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 7:32 am
by Mikk-
I've made a few changes and hopefully squashed a handful of bugs and so Version 1.1 is here!

Download mk-Champions[1.1].pk3 (143kb)

Changes from previous version (v1.0)
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   New Features
      - New options menu!
         - Override global spawn chance and colour!

   Issues Resolved
      - fixed "hidden" corpses from being autoaimed (hopefully)
      - fixed white corpses being shootable
      - fixed multiple mod incompatibilities such as
         - Brutal Doom
         - Quakestyle Unbound
         - Russian Overkill