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Since the first encounter with Hell dimension took place, space marines began to engage in a long and hazardous series of missions against hellspaw...

Revenge: a classic DOOM experience
8.13 MB
WAD Type
Archive Maintainer      : Ty Halderman
Update to               : /combos subdirectory; this is RELEASE #6+!
Advanced engine needed  : GZDOOM 1.5.6 (OpenGL renderer)
Primary purpose         : Single play
Title                   : Revenge: a classic DOOM experience
Filename                : rslvenge.wad (main modification),
                          Classes\rslvealt.wad ('Mentor' skin),
                          Classes\rslveblk.wad ('Haxer' skin),
                          Classes\rslvegal.wad ('Banshee' skin)
Release date            : July 01, 2013
Author                  : Richard Smith Long
Email Address           : <email removed>
Other Files By Author   : rslproto.zip, rslrebel.zip, rslengee.zip, rsliczdp.zip
Misc. Author Info       : AKA "Dick S. Long"

Description             : Since the first encounter with Hell dimension took place,
                          space marines began to engage in a long and hazardous series
                          of missions against hellspawn. Let's see how the standard UAC
                          arsenal has changed during all this time...

My rationale:

Some times ago, the release of "GZDOOM Advanced" set IMHO a new trend in the field
of DECORATE weapon modding: the restyling/refresh of classic DOOM weapons. Soon other great mods
followed ("DOOM Plus", "DOOM Enhanced" and "Beautiful DOOM" come to mind), each one with its own
particular focus in reinterpreting the classic arsenal of the space marine.
This is my modest attempt at it - "Revenge" takes most of its inspiration from older versions
of "GZDOOM Advanced" (version 0.72g specifically) and builds on it, trying to keep it simple
but also adding its own bits of originality.


Nov. 10, 2009: initial release.

Dec. 11, 2009: release #2.

- fixed shell casings sound bug.
- fixed random spawners for inventory items.
- added on/off/discharged animations for existing plasma weapons.
- added automatic reloading.
- implemented three new weapons:
  - grenade pistol,
  - hypersonic railgun,
  - netherworld seal.
- added switchable periodical reloading of the shotgun when idle.

May  13, 2010: release #3.

- XDeath now leaves no resurrectable corpse (added for tactical/performance reasons).
- added new set of sprites with black gloves (rslveblk.wad).
- added custom HUD (rslvehud.wad).

July 17, 2010: release #4.

- fixed custom HUD scaling.
- adjusted RPG capacity (now able to hold 4 rounds).
- augmented number of BFG9001 traces, enriched projectile trail.
- corrected netherworld soul rotations.

Aug. 19, 2010: release #5.

- merged rslvehud.wad with main modification file rslvenge.wad.
- retouched default shotguns appearance (now black matte finished).
- added UAC helper drones; adjusted death animations accordingly
  for all applicable actors (player included).
- enriched gore system with smaller particles.
- customized alternate and black weapon skins with palettes.

February 17, 2011: release #6.

- changed simple to pointed pistol in rslvealt.wad.
- added fullscreen HUD.
- integrated Xaser's vanilla-compatible blood system
  for added effect (can be reverted though).
- changed minigun reloading capacity to "virtually infinite".

July 01, 2013: release #6+.

- mirrored pointed pistol to black-gloves set also.
- added random one-barrel-after-another firing mechanism
  for the double-barreled.
- fixed display scaling with normal HUD.
- added new sounds (and potential skin) to player class.
- implemented two new weapons:
  - homing missile launcher,
  - plasma channeler.
- added weapon tag names.
- added custom fonts and mugshots to skins rslvealt.wad,
- fine-tuned powerups duration.
- added blend effect for player burning death.
- channeler re-modeled after Eriance's Plasma Repeater.
  Can overheat, too!
- fixed HUD fragcount.
- fixed overloaded player sounds.
- added custom teleportation effect.
- reimplemented rslvealt.wad into new 'Mentor' skin.
- reimplemented rslveblk.wad into new 'Haxer' skin.
- added new 'Banshee' skin (rslvegal.wad).
- revamped skin HUDs.
- tidied up DECORATE lump.
- fixed grenades death state.
- added diversified replacements for explosive barrel:
  - gas larvae,
  - ice tank,
  - phosphorous drum,
  - neutron cylinder,
  - supply cask.
- made magazines ammunition independent from skill level.
- introduced custom bullet puff by Xaser.
- customized pump-action, double-barreled appearance in
  'Mentor', 'Haxer' and 'Banshee' skins.
- added Lloyd Irving custom ANIMDEFS and TERRAIN.
- dramatically improved the animation of knuckleblade/iron knuckles;
  fixed actor hit sound activation.
- better balanced rpg and double-barreled: chain explosions
  and increased pellet effectiveness, respectively.
- fixed behaviour of particle actors on moving flats (MOVEWITHSECTOR).
- improved appearance of still actors whenever applicable (FORCEXYBILLBOARD).
- rationalized directory structure of the modification.
- integrated 'LeftOvers' data bank.

Modification details:

 Old weapons, restyled:
 (they are mainly described in terms of differences wrt their original counterparts)

UAC standard issue knuckleblade (Fist/Chainsaw)
 - now a stealth weapon (does not alert monsters)
 - increases speed and can hit repeatedly only with Berserk or Adrenaline

UAC 9-gauge semi-automatic rifle (Pistol)
 - 10 rounds, requires reload (wastes magazine leftovers)
 - not fully automatic
 - each round is now more powerful
   (a better alternative to shotguns against former humans)

UAC 12-gauge pump-action shotgun (Shotgun)
 - 8 rounds, requires/allows for per-shell reload
 - slightly improved speed
 - improved kickback

UAC 12-gauge double-barreled shotgun (SuperShotgun)
 - 1 round, requires reload
 - increased reload time
 - doubled pellet number wrt pump-action
 - increased pellet effectiveness
 - generous kickback
 - may randomly fire with single barrels in sequence

UAC 10-gauge minigun (Chaingun)
 - 200 rounds, requires reload
 - ammo type is Belt (of 10-gauge bullets)
 - wind-up and wind-down delays
 - frantic firing rate

UAC rocket-propelling gun (RocketLauncher)
 - 4 rounds, requires reload
 - rockets travel x1.5 times faster
 - chain explosions ensue on collision

UAC phased plasma cannon (PlasmaRifle)
 - slightly-increased rate of fire

UAC BFG 9001 (BFG9000)
 - slightly higher charge-up time
 - increased number of traces (x2 times)

 New weapons:
 (not part of the Vanilla roster)

UAC 40-gauge grenade pistol (slot 5)
 - 1 round, requires reload
 - fires bouncing, explosive grenades (slightly less powerful than rockets);
   reloads faster than RPG

UAC homing missile launcher (slot 5)
 - 2 rounds, requires reload
 - fires two seeker rockets in diverging directions; if a target was locked
   at the time of fire, these home in on it

UAC plasma channeler (slot 6)
 - high power, explosive projectile with good accuracy at short range -
   yet splash damage may affect the wielder
 - heavy ammo consumption ratio, inadequate at greater range
 - can overheat after excessive, continuous use

UAC hypersonic plasma railgun (slot 7)
 - high power, extreme accuracy, virtually-unlimited range
 - slow firing rate

Netherworld Seal (slot 0)
 - unleashes damned souls that seek and ravage targets around
 - drains the wielder's health for each attack

 (yes, some carriable items are also added!)

Portable infrared goggles (Infrared)
 - can be carried and activated whenever necessary

Portable adrenaline dose
 - can be carried and activated whenever necessary
 - gives Berserk power, and increased movement speed for a limited amount of time

Portable endurance kit
 - can be carried and activated whenever necessary
 - increases health, armor and gives reflective invulnerability for a limited amount of time

 UAC helper drones:
 (you may find one guarding the corpse of a fallen comrade):

CryoDrone: the slowest and most enduring, sports a slow but effective cryogenic attack
           that can freeze former humans in seconds.

PyroDrone: the fastest and less shielded, mounts a powerful flamethrower
           that vaporizes former humans in a couple bursts.
           Its attacks are not so effective against hellspawn...
           And beware of its death!

DisDrone:  the best balanced of the three, embodies a powerful energy cannon
           that disintegrates zombies and stuns any other monstrosity.


(1) The suggested commandline for launching the modification is the following one
    (assumes that the modification has been decompressed in subdirectory 'RSL' of your (G)ZDOOM directory):

    (g)zdoom.exe -iwad <IWAD_PATH>\<IWAD_FILE> -file <CUSTOM_LEVEL_PATHNAME> RSL\rslvenge.wad

    (1)    if under GZDOOM, add option '+gl_nogl 0' to ensure GL lights are applied;

    (2)    to try a different set of (more classic-looking) sprites for some weapons
           along with a custom palette / fonts / mugshot, also add 'RSL\Classes\rslvealt.wad' ('Mentor' skin);

    (3)    to try the mod with assorted weapons in 'black gloves' style and yet another palette /
           font set / mugshot, add 'RSL\Classes\rslveblk.wad' instead ('Haxer' skin);

    (4)    finally, to try the mod with a female character and still another palette /
           font set / mugshot, add 'RSL\Classes\rslvegal.wad' instead ('Banshee' skin).

    (NOTE) NEVER add 'RSL\Classes\rslvealt.wad', 'RSL\Classes\rslveblk.wad' or 'RSL\Classes\rslvegal.wad' simultaneously.

(2) Do not forget to bind a key for weapon reload under 'Options > Customize Controls'
    in (G)ZDOOM.

(3) You may also want to bind keys for toggling "automatic reload" and
    "periodical reload of the shotgun when idle".

(4) To obtain the complete set of weapons and/or carriable items for quicktesting
    without breaking the weapon set at your disposal, type 'rsl' in the console.

(5) The modification is compatible with the following IWADs: The Ultimate DOOM, DOOM 2, Final DOOM.

By reading the following credits you may spoil certain "surprise monsters" in the modification...

Additional Credits to   : Various sources (see below)

                          eliw00d for the original GZDOOM Advanced, from where I took
                          resources, code... But most of all, inspiration

                          Eriance, for the gorgeous Plasma cannon and BFG 9001 spritework

                          Captain Red for DOOM Plus

                          Kinsie for DOOM Enhanced (doomenh.wad)

                          Jekyll Grim Payne for Beautiful DOOM (dbeauty.wad)

                          DoomRater for the reload-oriented DECORATE actors

                          Vaecrius for the recoil ACS script

                          id for the original DOOM sprites I customized

                          Rogue/Velocity for the Knuckleblade

                          Uboa and JoeyTD for the Pump-Action

                          Eriance for the Double-Barreled

                          Carnevil and the Skulltag team for the Minigun

                          Banjo Software for the RPG and the Portable endurance kit

                          Cory Whittle (icd-deh.wad) for the Portable adrenaline dose

                          Enjay for the terrain splashes and animations

                          Lloyd Irving for the renewed ANIMDEFS and TERRAIN definitions

                          Graf Zahl for the default GLDEFS I slightly customized

                          The Innocent Crew for the Rocket Zombie

                          The Monster Resource WAD (monsters.wad) for the Shotgun Soldier

                          Vader for the Lord Of Heresy

                          iddqd.ru for the Grenade Pistol

                          Eriance for the Plasma Railgun

                          Raven Software and Lobotomy Software for the Netherworld Seal

                          eliw00d and Agent Spork for the custom HUD resources

                          Rogue/Velocity for all UAC helper drones

                          Tormentor667 for the Austerity and Sapphire custom palettes

                          Rogue/Velocity for the disintegration death states

                          Raven Software for the fire death states

                          Raven Software for the gore system-enriching smaller particles (Heretic)

                          Xaser for the custom blood system

                          Raven Software for the custom player sounds

                          the Blasphemer team for the small fonts

                          Apogee / 3DRealms, Eriance and Xaser for the Homing Missile Launcher

                          Apogee / 3DRealms, id Software, Captain Toenail and Eriance for the Plasma Channeler

                          for <ALT> ('Mentor' skin):
                           the Skulltag team for the player skin
                           id Software for the mugshot
                           Rogue/Velocity for the small fonts
                           the FreeDOOM team for the big fonts
                           Raven Software for the status bar base
                           Apogee / 3DRealms for the custom sounds
                           Midway / Cage / FootMan / Zygo for the custom
                            pump-action and double-barreled sprites

                          for <BLK> ('Haxer' skin):
                           the Skulltag team for the player skin
                           Banjo Software for the mugshot
                           Banjo Software for the small fonts
                           Banjo Software team for the big fonts
                           Banjo Software for the status bar base
                           Apogee / 3DRealms for the custom sounds

                          for <GAL> ('Amazon' skin):
                           the Skulltag team for the player skin
                           Rabotik for the mugshot
                           Raven Software for the small fonts
                           Rabotik for the big fonts
                           Rogue/Velocity for the status bar base
                           Apogee / 3DRealms for the custom sounds
                           Mike12 and Sergeant_Mark_IV for the custom
                            pump-action and double-barreled sprites

                          Raven Software for the gas larvae and ice tank,
                          Rogue/Velocity for the phosphorous drum and supply cask,
                          Banjo Software for the neutron cylinder.

                          Raven Software for the custom teleportation effect.

All other authors I forgot to mention: please forgive me! I tried to be accurate as much as I could.
If you here notice some of your resources un-mentioned, please notify me and I will try to remedy.


* What is included *

New levels              : None
Sounds                  : Yes
Music                   : No
Graphics                : Yes
Dehacked/BEX Patch      : No
Demos                   : No
Other                   : (G)ZDOOM-specific lumps
Other files required    : None

* Play Information *

Game                    : DOOM
Map #                   : None
Single Player           : Designed for
Cooperative 2-4 Player  : Maybe (untested)
Deathmatch 2-4 Player   : Maybe (untested)
Other game styles       : None
Difficulty Settings     : N/A

* Construction *

Base                    : New from scratch
Build Time              : 4 months total
Editor(s) used          : Adobe Photoshop, GoldWave Audio Editor, Notepad, XWE
Known Bugs              : None (that I know of, at least)
May Not Run With...     : Ports not supporting DECORATE; level WADs with heavy amounts of DEHACKED / DECORATE modifications

* Copyright / Permissions *

Authors MAY use the contents of this file as a base for modification or
reuse.  Permissions have been obtained from original authors for any of
their resources modified or included in this file.

You MAY distribute this file, provided you include this text file, with no
modifications.  You may distribute this file in any electronic format (BBS,
Diskette, CD, etc) as long as you include this file intact.  I have
received permission from the original authors of any modified or included
content in this file to allow further distribution.

* Where to get the file that this text file describes *

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