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Powerslave 2 [some guy bumped this]

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:17 pm
by Sgt Dopey
This project is a Total Conversion of the game Powerslave/Exhumed into GZDooM and Skulltag
I Have done almost all of the props and have done 3 weapons (Machete,Revolver,M-60) and one monster (Anubis Zombie)

This mod is NOT compatible with software mode due to the textures not being in the doom pallet

Screenshots
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I will require help with DECORATEing the monsters and help with ACS and Polyobjects and maybe some maps

latest Release
This is the latest release which is Alpha 2
Powerslave 2 Alpha 2.rar

Re: Powerslave/Exhumed TC

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:40 pm
by wildweasel
Powerslave isn't that hard to run in Dosbox, so I'm not entirely sure that I see the point of this.

Re: Powerslave/Exhumed TC

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:47 pm
by Sgt Dopey
wildweasel wrote:Powerslave isn't that hard to run in Dosbox, so I'm not entirely sure that I see the point of this.


Its kind of going to be like the ROTT TC but with Powerslave Resources and new levels

Re: Powerslave/Exhumed TC

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:51 pm
by wildweasel
New levels? Okay, that somewhat justifies it. I was under the impression that you were just doing a 100% port, a la ZBlood.

Re: Powerslave/Exhumed TC

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:16 am
by SamVision
Name this something different so people won't think this is a Powerslave remake. ROTT TC was called Return of The Triad.
wildweasel wrote:Powerslave isn't that hard to run in Dosbox, so I'm not entirely sure that I see the point of this.

PowerSlave was pure garbage, so if someone is willing to make a ZDoom remake of it (which this guy is apparently not doing) I would welcome them to do so since that game had some good ideas.

Re: Powerslave/Exhumed TC

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:17 am
by Sgt Dopey
SamVision wrote:PowerSlave was pure garbage, so if someone is willing to make a ZDoom remake of it (which this guy is apparently not doing) I would welcome them to do so since that game had some good ideas.


I am remaking it for GZDooM

Re: ZPowerslave

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:29 am
by SamVision
But you are making new levels, and I assume you are going to fix the game's awful issues.

BTW NMN made a set of over and under shotgun sprites that were drawn in the style of PowerSlave. In a few days I will try and upload them if you want to use them.

Re: ZPowerslave

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:40 am
by Sgt Dopey
What were some of the games awful issues i only know of 2 the lighting and the AI of the Anubis Zombie

Re: ZPowerslave

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:44 am
by wildweasel
Well, the game's biggest flaw is automatically fixed simply by virtue of being in ZDoom - that of the game's awful checkpoint save system.

Re: ZPowerslave

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:52 am
by Snarboo
jaegerman45 wrote:This mod is NOT compatible with software mode due to the textures not being in the doom pallet
It's completely possible to convert Powerslave's palette to an appropriate PLAYPAL and COLORMAP lump for use with ZDoom's software renderer.

Also is this based more on the PC version or the console versions? Because there's a world of difference between the two.

Re: ZPowerslave

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:56 am
by Sgt Dopey
Probably the PC version cause i have no idea how to do hubs

Re: ZPowerslave

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:39 am
by wildweasel
jaegerman45 wrote:Probably the PC version cause i have no idea how to do hubs

MAPINFO#Cluster_definition and Hub should help here.

Re: ZPowerslave

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:38 am
by Tormentor667
I like!

Re: ZPowerslave

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:02 am
by Enjay
Sounds good to me. I'm fairly sure I own (or perhaps I no longer have a copy) Powerslave but I think I gave up on it very early on due to it not being fun. A decent GZDoom TC that takes the good ideas and makes a playable game out of it would be most welcome.

Re: ZPowerslave

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:23 am
by rsl
IMHO Powerslave had a great atmosphere, and well-designed levels. Its main problems (PC version) were the absence of a savegame system that rapidly led to frustration, and a control system that with today's mouselook (even ZDOOM-style) looks very out-of-date. Personally, I'd be eager to play this even if it was intended as a 1:1 remake of the original.