DOWNLOAD VULKAN INC v1.5
Out on a distant dwarf planet beyond the solar system, the UAC subsidiary Vulkan Inc has been tapping a promising source of geothermal power. The planet's internal temperatures are far in excess of natural levels, giving it a breathable atmosphere and even liquid water despite its huge distance from the sun. The struggling corporation is ardent in their efforts to accelerate extraction of this energy and set themselves up to profit off the growing power demands on Earth - a huge set of extraterrestrial drilling complexes have been set up to extract every valuable resource the planet has to offer. The latest addition is Borehole SG3, a superdeep vertical tunnel currently under construction that is on the point of breaking through into the planet's mantle eight miles below the surface.
To defend their prize, the UAC has set up a heavy presence of their military security division throughout each complex - but today, a helicopter ferrying recruits from the lower outposts into the base surrounding the new borehole has been met with an eerie silence. One senior officer disembarks, signalling to the pilot to return while they investigate. As they venture down into the deepest reaches of the power station, they'll discover that the new borehole has hit a passageway to hell...
This is a completely reworked version of the WAD "Vulkan" from 2017! It's called "Vulkan Inc" now to distinguish it from the renderer - yes, I spent a long time making sure no other WADs were called Vulkan and I overlooked that it was the name of an entire upcoming graphics engine. This is a Doom-based semi-conversion that, time willing, will eventually comprise 20 or so maps across three episodes.
The game has been spruced up throughout, with:
- Reworked and polished maps
- More fully supported Metroidy upgrading
- An entirely Doom 2-less texture set comprising Freedoom and original textures
- Rewritten, smoother enemies
- A new HUD that's less of an eyesore
- Better balanced difficulty
- A new BDLite base, shedding Brutal Doom and making the custom and Doom enemies more consistent
In respect to the "1.5" version number, this new PK3 contains the entire first episode plus a demo of the second one, with two new maps that take place after the cliffhanger!
Spoiler: More screenshotsThanks to all in the ZDoom and Realm667 communities for their help and resources!
Effects and weapons originally compiled by Sgt Mark IV
Music from the Doom Metal V4 pack
Textures from Freedoom
Monsters and code from resources by
ZRRION THE INSECT
DOWNLOAD VULKAN INC v1.5