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What is it?
This is my attempt at recreating a 1996 FPS PC game known as Powerslave in America, Exhumed in Europe and Seireki 1999: Pharaoh no Fukkatsu in Japan.
This is a standalone mod, it does not require any IWAD to function.
Changes from the original PC version:
- Enhanced SFX.
- Training level, which actually teaches you something about the game.
- More varied enemy behaviour.
- Widescreen-friendly weapons.
- Widescreen-friendly HUD.
- New music.
- "Throw Grenade" key (assign this in the "Controls" menu).
- "Quick Melee" key (assign this in the "Controls" menu).
Currently, only 2 levels (Training and Abu Simbel) are included.
Credits: see Credits.txt in the PK3.
Public Test 1.2 (20.02.2015):
Added: mummies can now resurrect fallen mummies (just like in the original version).
Added FORCEXYBILLBOARD flag to all projectiles.
Added: player now has "usefail" sound.
Anubis Zombie: changed projectile damage (1 -> (random(12, 16))).
Anubis Zombie: changed PainChance (100 -> 80).
Mummy: changed projectile damage (5 -> (random(15, 20))).
Mummy: changed projectile speed (4 -> 8).
Mummy: increased projectile acceleration (1.03 -> 1.08).
Spider: slightly increased movement speed (3 -> 3.2).
Magnum: changed the maximum ammo ammount to match the original version (99 -> 300).
M-60: changed the maximum ammo ammount to match the original version (200 -> 300).
Grenades can now be thrown underwater (hotkey only).
Fixed: Blocking Decorations could be moved by projectiles and explosions.
Fixed: When player stood on a thing, his sprite was stuck in "jumping" mode.
Fixed: lowered falling damage recieved by player (1.0 -> 0.6), so it works more like in the original version.
Cosmetic decorate changes here and there to make stuff look a bit more random.
...And more small tweaks I've forgot about.
Added Serious Sam-style underwater camera swaying (see qtilt.acs).
Fixed NODES error in MAP01.
Cosmetic changes in MAP01.
Changed status bar type from Fullscreen to Normal.
Replaced some sounds which had cracking noises with better recoded ones.
Public Test 1.1 (13.02.2015):
Anubis Zombie: lowered projectile damage (2 -> 1).
Spider: decreased speed (3.5 -> 3)
Spider: increased actor height (18 -> 24)
Pushable Block: added NODAMAGE flag.
Fixed, Torch powerup: ExTorchActiveMarker was not properly removed from the player's inventory.
Added "replaces" properties to ExUnusedMarker1, ExUnusedMarker3, ExUnusedMarker4 and ExGrass2 to reduce GZDoom complaining about them.
Changed underwater player status update logic from using inventory items to direct player class checks.
Random view rotation when player takes damage is now twice weaker.
Cosmetic changes in MAP01 (mostly texture alignment)
Training map's movement input hint now displays real keys instead of WASD.
This mod requiresGZDoom pre-2.1 r655 or newer. It won't function properly with older versions of GZDoom and probably won't function at all with any other source port.
This mod extensively uses dynamic lights, so make sure they are enabled and use default settings (both "Light size" and "Light intensity" should be set to 1.0). Alternative HUD is not (and probably will never be) supported, so make sure it's disabled.
This game was surely good at their times indeed, I've finished it some years ago through DosBox and it was an amazing experience... Also I've ripped some monsters from it (I mean not this project, but Exhumed itself) for my project GORE + some sounds, and while I think this will be some new IWad for users, I hope this won't bump excessively with my mod... Really good work, now I'll give a look into it, expecially to know if you've included ONLY CHECKPOINT totems for saving purposes (this was the worst problem of original Exhumed for me...). Time to hunt some Anubi or Bastet derivatives...
Last edited by Ozymandias81 on Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:42 am, edited 1 time in total.
WARCHILD_89 wrote:...those Palm trees look amazing where did you find these? Or do you know how to create them?
I don't remember where I've got the model (big chunk of work on this mod was done in 2012, so, well, I just don't remember... It may've been lifted from one of Sitter's model packs), but I've retextured it myself (using images found in Google image search).
I thought this was a very old thread... (GZDoom on SVN reached r1600 IIRC.) Git numbering scheme counts revision from the last tag, and GZDoom labels development as "pre-next version" so it's "pre-2.1 r655".
Great work man ! I Enjoyed play this version, even if i love the PSX version. There is two thing that bother me. The damage system is a little bit anoying and the blood look like coffee stain. Anyways, the feeling, the ambience is there since the first stage. The music is really cool too.
Great effort, but the player definitely takes waaay too much damage. In addition, the anubis attacks jerking the view around make them more of a hassle than fun to fight. And those little red guys? A TAD too hard to hit, though crouching down and slashing with the machete seems to be the best way to get rid of them. Like I said though, pure wizadry.
Echelon5 wrote:Great effort, but the player definitely takes waaay too much damage.
Enemy/projectile damage ammounts are more or less the same as in the original version. The falling damage on the other hand is way higher. Sadly there aren't any ways to tweak this in ZDoom, you can only choose between no damage, Hexen-style falling damage (that's what currently used) and Strife-style falling damage (even more punishing than Hexen's)...
Echelon5 wrote:In addition, the anubis attacks jerking the view around make them more of a hassle than fun to fight.
Judging by the overall reaction, I shall probably tone down this effect a bit...
Echelon5 wrote:And those little red guys? A TAD too hard to hit, though crouching down and slashing with the machete seems to be the best way to get rid of them.
You can deal with them easily using the machine gun. "Quick Melee" button kinda helps to deal with them too.
Nash wrote:Made With GZDoom Builder(tm)?
I've actually written a Build engine map format 6 -> UDMF converter back in 2012, which did most of the dirty work for me. But yes, all the map editing was done in GZDB.
From a quick test, I made it through the underwater section in the first non-training level and found that the game had not removed the "underwater" flag from me. So I could not switch weapons from the slow machete, my movement had random bursts of speed, and the player voice sounded as if it was drowning when I took damage.
If you use those, just be aware that they ought to be credited to Paul "nmn" Zarcynski (sp?). They were done in Powerslave's palette for a very old, very abandoned project of mine, so I have no problem with them being used.