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Back to Saturn X graphic/audio enhancements

Postby m8f » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:58 am

Back to Saturn X episodes 1 and 2 are already among the best-looking wads.
Awesome textures, great music, and maps with elaborate layouts and intricate detailing leave very little space for enhancement. Almost everything is as good as it can be.
But because of project's vanilla nature, some things still can be modernized with help of ZDoom features.
At the other hand, big visual enhancement [G]ZDoom mods like Beautiful Doom or Smooth Doom are not fully compatible with BTSX because of palette and special textures.

So, here I share a list of mods that:
  1. are fully compatible with BTSX or made specifically for it;
  2. do not change BTSX own style;
  3. do not change vanilla gameplay (at least no more than [G]ZDoom itself changes it)
  4. add something to visual and audio appearance of BTSX.

Mods that are modified for BTSX or made specifically for it:

Other recommended mods:

Other relevant mods:
  • Remastered BTSX soundtracks: Episode One and Two by Velvetic. Episode One is outdated (map31 was moved to map32 and new map31 was added, so you may want to rename D_EVIL to D_ULTIMA in pk3). One can argue that these soundtracks are not an enhancement, because they are quite different in style. Original topic.

Also it would be nice to have:
  • Different item pickup sounds like in Beautiful Doom.
  • Different switch sounds like in njsplash.wad.
  • Liquid splash sounds and animations like in njsplash.wad. I can provide a list of liquid flats.
  • Titlemaps.
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Re: Back to Saturn X graphic/audio enhancements

Postby reikall » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:50 pm

The set of voxels I made for this last night has been deleted from ModDB with no explanation, so nevermind I guess.
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Re: Back to Saturn X graphic/audio enhancements

Postby m8f » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:46 pm

reikall wrote:I liked the palette.

Awesome!
I added Reikall's Voxels and BTSX-flavoured addon for it to recommended list.

reikall wrote:The set of voxels I made for this last night has been deleted from ModDB with no explanation, so nevermind I guess.

I uploaded it to mediafire while there is no other link to download.
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Re: Back to Saturn X graphic/audio enhancements

Postby reikall » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:30 pm

Hi there,

It was deleted by Back to Saturn X admin, esselfortium, not us. You would have to contact him.

Kind Regards,
The Mod DB Team.


Take down my add-on, please.

Edit: nevermind.
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Re: Back to Saturn X graphic/audio enhancements

Postby m8f » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:54 am

reikall wrote:Take down my add-on, please.

I contacted esselfortium:
...I'd like to keep that page limited to the official downloads only — I don't have any problem with the mod existing, I just don't think the ModDB page is the place for it.


Should I still take the add-on down? It is beautiful and deserves to be seen.
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Re: Back to Saturn X graphic/audio enhancements

Postby m8f » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:32 pm

Added animated skies (glittering stars) for Episode 2.

I'm not content with final result, but even a little motion adds life to otherwise static picture.
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Re: Back to Saturn X graphic/audio enhancements

Postby Talon1024 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:39 pm

There's also remastered versions of the BTSX soundtracks by Velvetic.

The BTSX E1 remastered soundtrack isn't up to date with the newest release of BTSX E1, however.
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Re: Back to Saturn X graphic/audio enhancements

Postby m8f » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:14 pm

Thanks for the mention! Added to the list.
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Re: Back to Saturn X graphic/audio enhancements

Postby m8f » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:47 am

Update: added new obituaries.
May contain grammar mistakes (I'll be glad to hear about them to fix them).

Fun fact: with PSX version of Sound Caulking and new obituaries, there is no difference between loading BTSX with Doom2 and FreeDoom2 iwads.
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Re: Back to Saturn X graphic/audio enhancements

Postby m8f » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:20 am

Update:
  • Converted custom obituaries and pickup strings (and more) to DeHackEd format. Now it is compatible with blood fixer.
  • Added BTSX Style Fullscreen HUD for vanilla weapons with additional features (see entry in OP).
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Re: Back to Saturn X graphic/audio enhancements

Postby SiFi270 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:37 am

Something seems to have gone wrong with the yellow keycard in that HUD.
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Re: Back to Saturn X graphic/audio enhancements

Postby m8f » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:04 pm

I found the difference between keycards, and this should be fixed by now. I updated the file, the link is the same.
It is very strange that I see yellow keycard correct with fix and without. Is it OK now?
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Re: Back to Saturn X graphic/audio enhancements

Postby SiFi270 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:12 pm

Now it looks like this, which is also an issue I've been having with blackfish and ptoing's version.
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Re: Back to Saturn X graphic/audio enhancements

Postby m8f » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:20 pm

May I ask you to try second time? http://www.mediafire.com/file/jvj4d857a ... anilla.pk3
It now uses the same image as the yellow skull, as for this HUD they look the same.
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