Beautiful Doom pre-7 build 92446d5 (May 20, 2019)

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Beautiful Doom pre-7 build 92446d5 (May 20, 2019)

Postby Jekyll Grim Payne » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:10 am

That enhancement mod from 2008.

DOWNLOADS
* ModDB downloads
* GitHub releases

REQUIRED PORT: GZDoom 4.0.0

If you've never heard of it — here's an overview.

TRAILERS (old)
Spoiler:


YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... aItM1TVxO5

Eviternity gameplay with Modern Guns


FEATURES: (for those who never heard of it)

Beautiful Doom is a GZDoom mod that remakes all objects and monsters in the game to look more impressive, cool, bloody, you name it, but it retains the vanilla gemaplay.
At the moment it's only effectively compatible with GZDoom; Zandronum was supported by earlier versions but at the moment Zandronum is just too far behind GZDoom in terms of supported features, so the mod would lose about half of its coolness in it.

It has:
  • Smoothly-animated monsters, weapons and SFX such as particle fire, smoke, empty casings, ricochet, bullet tracers and new and improved sounds
  • You can play either with fully vanilla guns or rebalanced enhanced guns that provide more tactical variety; the weapon set can be changed in options at any time
  • Smooth animations for monsters and some items by Gifty, used at his permission and blessing
  • New deaths, animated blood and lots of special effects for monsters
  • Physically accurate gibs, unique for every monster
  • Interactive decorations: breakable lamps (by explosions), killable impaled victims, etc.
  • Light effects, halos, fire, smoke, etc.
  • Footsteps, footprints, smooth water, and lots of other stuff

The mod is a PK3-file. Some of its components are relatively standalone, so you can comment monster- or item-related lines in DECORATE to play with only some of the features.

PLEASE REPORT ANY BUGS YOU FIND!

UPDATE HISTORY
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I started making pre-7 releases on GitHub and thought it's probably a good idea to upload them here, since some people follow this thing on ModDB and ZDoom forum, and I've kinda neglected those. Sorry!

New features of Beautiful Doom pre-7 compared to 6.4 release
If it's the first time you've come across this version, here's a general ovewview of new features:

  • Added a full third weapon set: Modern Guns. They are characterized by various features more typical for modern FPS games: bullet travel time and damage falloff, magazines and reload, recoil, a Quick Kick and other changes. Overall they're more powerful but trickier to use. See readme on the main page for detailed description.
  • Revamped blood and gibs graphics, physics and sounds. They look, behave and sound better. Resurrection of gibbed monsters also looks cooler.
  • Updated a bunch of weapon effects. Casings now have smoother flying animations and more varied resting positions. Smooth smoke appears over barrels after shooting a weapon. Bullets produce more detailed bullet puffs that create various effects depending on which kind of a texture was hit (an imitation of materials).
  • Added a bunch of new special effects, such as new torch sprites, flame particles for Arch-Vile, updated visuals for monster fireballs, and a lot more.
  • Mod mostly moved to the new language of ZScript which allowed for a multitude of optimizations.
  • Mod now has built-in "modules": using Beautiful Doom Settings, players can toggle weapon, monster and item replacements. Disabling one of those modules allows partial compatibility with other mods: for example, by disabling monsters you can play Beautiful Doom along side monster mods, such as Colorful Hell.

Changes between build 92446d5 and earlier pre-7 releases
  • Fixed Health Bonus showing "test" message on pickup (thanks Latin00032)
  • Fixed Vanilla/Enhanced bullet weapons not using ammo when tracers are disabled (thanks dontpokethebear3893)
  • Updated Fire and Green Fire death animations with new effects and smooth color transitions (thanks kodi)
  • Updated Plasma death animation with smooth color transition (thanks kodi)
  • Added smooth long red trail to Revenant missiles
  • Converted to ZScript and updated all light sources and Explosive Barrel (other decorations WIP)
  • Updated sprites, halos and dynamic lights for torches, candle and candelabras, as well as lamps (performance should be somewhat updated as well)
  • New explosive barrel sprites showing bubbles. A broken piece of a barrel is left when it's exploded. Added new sound to differentiate from vanilla Doom explosions
  • Objects/decorations can't be enabled/disabled yet but this will be added
  • Fixed certain monsters not calling special map scripts (such as Mancubi and Arachnotrons on Doom 2 Map 07). Thanks to marcinmarcinmarcin for reporting and MarisaKirisame for helping with the fix.
  • Added "Background weapon reload" option: if enabled (while using Modern Guns), weapons will automatically reload their magazines if they have been unselected for a while. The duration after which the automatic reload happens is about x2 of the weapon's normal reload animation duration.
  • Adjusted the volume of some weapons.

Spoiler:
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Re: Beautiful Doom 6.0

Postby Jekyll Grim Payne » Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:32 am

Updated to fix incorrect rocket hud sprite.
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Re: Beautiful Doom 6.0

Postby Skrell » Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:55 am

Just amazing! Please post more pics!!!
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Re: Beautiful Doom 6.0

Postby Zhs2 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:43 pm

The fact that the keys are custominventory items breaks them to no end in multiplayer. Fix them back into keys and give them their respective key species pl0x :(
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Re: Beautiful Doom 6.0

Postby Kombine » Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:42 pm

Just played through a couple of maps from different WADs with this. The only major gripe I have so far is the weapons (mainly the SSG) seem to kick back the enemies farther than they should.
Other than that, I'm enjoying this mod. Looks like I have a nice alternative to Smooth Doom.
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Re: Beautiful Doom 6.0

Postby Jekyll Grim Payne » Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:39 am

Zhs2 wrote:The fact that the keys are custominventory items breaks them to no end in multiplayer. Fix them back into keys and give them their respective key species pl0x :(


I don't really play multiplayer much so the feedback about multiplayer bugs would be much appreciated. But do you know why exactly they don't work? These custom inventories give you the same keys, not different items. I thought they should work just fine.
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Re: Beautiful Doom 6.0

Postby Vict » Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:48 am

What's the cvar for disabling weapon smoke? The readme mentions it, but I can't find a key binding for it.
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Re: Beautiful Doom 6.0

Postby Jekyll Grim Payne » Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:54 am

Vict wrote:What's the cvar for disabling weapon smoke? The readme mentions it, but I can't find a key binding for it.


Default bind is I (weapon effects and debris toggle) and it's not really a CVAR but a script (puke "Debris_Toggle"). But I just noticed something is wrong with it, i.e. it doesn't affect all the necessary stuff. I'm going to check and fix it right away.

UPD:

Wad updated. Now the debris toggle function should work fine and I also fixed the key definitions (they should work in multiplayer properly).

UPD:

Updated to 6.0.1. I think you'll like this.

* Fixed keys acting wrong in multiplayer
* Added BDoom_weapsounds WAD: if you don't use it, the weapons will have standard sounds.
* Fixed Debris Toggle function so that it properly affects all weapon
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Re: Beautiful Doom 6.0.1

Postby Yutrzenika » Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:54 am

Couple nitpicks I have: Not a huge fan of the the HD item pickup sprites, and even more nitpickier, the spent shells ejected from the SSG flying with each other and landing together right next to each other perfectly, no deviation or anything.

Aside from that, glad to see Beautiful Doom is back. Also, find it amusing that your trailer boasts 100% original Doom gameplay, while you show footage of you playing with mouselook.
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Re: Beautiful Doom 6.0.1

Postby Jekyll Grim Payne » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:06 am

Yutrzenika wrote:Couple nitpicks I have: Not a huge fan of the the HD item pickup sprites, and even more nitpickier, the spent shells ejected from the SSG flying with each other and landing together right next to each other perfectly, no deviation or anything.

Aside from that, glad to see Beautiful Doom is back. Also, find it amusing that your trailer boasts 100% original Doom gameplay, while you show footage of you playing with mouselook.


Well, mouselook is a feature of the port. If you really want to be nitpicky you should say that playing through ZDoom and derived ports cannot offer original gameplay at all by definition because many aspects of internal mechanics are different in the ports and in original Doom ;) Also it helps to point out that GZDoom is the most suited port. Trailer are never completely honest too, of course.

I would like to put HD sprites in a different wad so that people don't need to use them. But I cannot do that because they have to be defined in the weapons code and thus have to be present in the same wad as weapons, otherwise that would produce errors. I cannot replace original sprites with HD ones directly because they would show up in HUD taking huge amount of space unless you're using alternative hud (which not all people do).

You're right about SSG shells. Their falling location was varied but the variation was too low. I improved it a little. See below.


UPD:

Wad updated to 6.0.2
* Blood pools are now limited to the amount of 50. They start despawning starting from the earlies one when more appear. Helps to conserve memory.
* SSG shells falling position is more varied
* Some small fixes in weapons original/alternative sounds
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Re: Beautiful Doom 6.0.2

Postby Slax » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:25 am

Dunno, man. More cluttered than beautiful.
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Re: Beautiful Doom 6.0.2

Postby Jekyll Grim Payne » Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:29 am

Slax wrote:Dunno, man. More cluttered than beautiful.


I didn't really add anything except a few pickup sprites.
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Re: Beautiful Doom 6.0.2

Postby Zhs2 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:22 pm

Jekyll Grim Payne wrote:
Zhs2 wrote:The fact that the keys are custominventory items breaks them to no end in multiplayer. Fix them back into keys and give them their respective key species pl0x :(


I don't really play multiplayer much so the feedback about multiplayer bugs would be much appreciated. But do you know why exactly they don't work? These custom inventories give you the same keys, not different items. I thought they should work just fine.

In the sense that you can pick them up and they are added to your inventory, they do work. However, in multiplayer only one person can pick them up because after they are run over they are removed from the map - hence 'broken', because three different people can pick up three different keys and potentially become trapped behind doors they don't have keys to because they couldn't pick up the original items for themselves, if the levels are built in such a way.

I made the same exact personal edit (to BD_INV in BDoom_Objects.wad) in your last build of DBeauty up on idgames, but in the interest of making it official I'll include the code here. (I also had no idea you still existed to complain about this to!)
Spoiler: Key Decorate

Not huge changes, but a behavioral change that's much appreciated nonetheless!
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Re: Beautiful Doom 6.0.3

Postby Kombine » Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:08 pm

Another bug to report: The SSG primary fire uses 1 shell instead of 2 now.
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Re: Beautiful Doom 6.0.3

Postby Jekyll Grim Payne » Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:42 am

Zhs2 wrote:The fact that the keys are custominventory items breaks them to no end in multiplayer. Fix them back into keys and give them their respective key species pl0x :(


Thanks a lot! I didn't know that this was how it worked. I'm fixing it right now.
Please check it out and let me know if it works now!

Kombine wrote:Another bug to report: The SSG primary fire uses 1 shell instead of 2 now.


You're right. That's very silly of me. I changed SSG code a little (that was in order to implement the use of both original and new sounds) and forgot to fix ammo
use.

I uploaded version 6.0.4.
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