My Randomizer mod for Zdoom, IMOD, has been updated again… Quite a lot of updates for it lately, which is good. It is a randomizer mod like AEOD that randomly replaces original enemies/items/weapons from ones from realm667 and ones from other addons of mine. It also has RPG elements such as levelups and the ability to upgrade your movement speed and max health through levelups, both of these stats start “nerfed” (aka weaker than they normally would be in normal doom), so that it’s a challenge at earlier player levels. You can also buy items buy hitting F1 to select an item to buy, and then can buy the selected item with the F2 key if you have enough credits. You get credits per levelup.
Other features include improved lighting, blood, and lensflare effects on torches, the ability to play custom maps that require Final Doom or Ultimate Doom in Doom 2. There are 4 doom 1 episodes defined that allow you to for instance, play 2002ADO.wad inside of doom 2. All the textures needed are included to play the maps right, and in Doom 1’s case, doom 2 enemies will randomly show up to make it more interesting and the SSG is available as well.
The new version is out. It has a new feature to add creepy horror elements to the game. Frightening sound effects, like in youtube screamers, will play every once and a while to freak you out. It is completely random when they play, it can happen 3 seconds in, or 2 minutes in, maximum time it can happen is 5 minutes in to the map. So it’s very unpredictable. Some of these sounds are quite loud and horrific. I think it’s a nice feature and it will make the game way more creepy.
Here are some screenshots with the new bloom effects shown off. The wad I am playing is a Doom 1 wad called rrward02.wad. It’s Awesomely well done for a 1995 wad.
More Screenshots, This Time from Eternal Doom 3 (high-res textures had to be turned off to play it)
More Screenshots from Momento Mori, and the IMOD versions of strain and Mars Doom
Download IMOD here.
To install unzip the files to your Zdoom folder where Doom 2 is installed. Run the load.bat or imod.bat files with the wad to play as the first parameter (aka “Load mm2.wad” mm2.wad), or type this in the windows run box “C:\doom2\zdoom.exe -file imod.pk3 <wad to play>”. Substitute Gzdoom for zdoom if you want to run with that, and change the folder doom2 is installed in if you must.
I made high-res bumpmapped textures for the mod and heavy metal music renditions as well. They are available Here . Unzip them to the same folder. These require Gzdoom due to the skyboxes that are present. To run with them type this in the run box instead: “C:\doom2\zdoom.exe -file imod.pk3 imgfx.pk3 <wad to play>”. As before substitute Gzdoom.exe if you want and change the folder to your doom2 folder.
Here is the bonus pack. It contains the converted megawad maps from Obituary, Strain, and Mars Doom. Unzip it to your zdoom/doom2 folder. Strlev is the wad for playing strain. oblev is for obtic, marspjlv is for mars doom. Run them by typing the .wad file after the load.bat or the gzdoom -file imod.pk3 command. Enjoy…