[Shadow Warrior] Minimized/fixed Wanton Destruction

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[Shadow Warrior] Minimized/fixed Wanton Destruction

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The original "Wanton Destruction" groupfile (wt.grp, 46 MB) does not only contain addon data, but also everything else from sw.grp, bloating filesize needlessly. There is a smaller, more recent re-release available by ProAsm (wantdest.grp, 9 MB), but it also still contains a lot of trash data which Raze does not need and partially even ignores explicitly.
I have made a third version which uses max zipfile compression and only contains what's absolutely necessary to run the addon with Raze, shrinking it to merely 3 MB.

*UPDATE Apr 22, 2021*
Implemented SCPM's three fixed maps (5/7/10 - $outpost, $plax1, $volcano) with miniboss/final boss not spawning on the lower difficulties, two minibosses/one anime girl not available on the last map in the first two difficulties and a secret not being accessible.

Download (zip, 3 MB)

Installation:
- Unzip wanton.grp and wanton.grpinfo* to the Raze subdir which contains sw.grp.
- Launch Raze and select "Shadow Warrior: Wanton Destruction (wanton)" from the bottom of the groupfile selection list.

* Using the included grpinfo is essential since the groupfile itself does not contain any info about what it is or how the maps should be named ingame.
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Re: [Shadow Warrior] Minimized/fixed Wanton Destruction

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Nice! Thank you for this, NightFright. ;)
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Re: [Shadow Warrior] Minimized/fixed Wanton Destruction

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NightFright wrote: Implemented SCPM's three fixed maps (5/7/10 - $outpost, $plax1, $volcano) with miniboss/final boss not spawning on the lower difficulties, two minibosses/one anime girl not available on the last map in the first two difficulties and a secret not being accessible.
AFAIK these updated maps have made it into some of the other available packages. There's also a code size fix for some of these problems, inherited from SWP.
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They are definitely not in the official release (wt.grp), maybe in ProAsm's - but one would have to compare map CRCs. That one fixed map for Twin Dragon with the accessible secret isn't really worth the effort, though - you can load that externally as a mod or something. Are there autoload options for the SW addons in raze.ini as well? Because then one could e.g. take the maps, zip them and put them in there.
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Yes, there are separate options for all of these, use "ShadowWarrior.Wanton" and "ShadowWarrior.TwinDragon" sections.
But like I said, SWP had code side fixes for most of these issues so most should be taken care of automatically.
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Right, otherwise a lot more people would complain about getting stuck in WD.

Anyway, if anybody wants the map fixes for both addons as separate mod for Raze's ini autoload section, here it is. I threw in a small extra TILES024.ART for "Twin Dragon" to add a menu title (tile #2366), similar to WD.
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NightFright wrote:Right, otherwise a lot more people would complain about getting stuck in WD.

Anyway, if anybody wants the map fixes for both addons as separate mod for Raze's ini autoload section, here it is. I threw in a small extra TILES024.ART for "Twin Dragon" to add a menu title (tile #2366), similar to WD.
Nice!

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