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More information about this Doom 3 modification. This short list of Q/A is meant as a preventive way to avoid any confusions.

Posted by CED2011 on Jan 29th, 2013

I would like to take some time to provide more side information about this Doom 3 modification.
Since it's relatively new here at ModDB, I'd like to have this short list of Q/A from the start.
This is just as a preventive way to avoid any confusions. The below list may suffer changes over time.

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What is this exactly?
This is a Doom 3 single player campaign. It runs as a mod.

Are you working with somebody else?
I'm working alone.

Did you port anything from other games?
Not at all, art, coding (GUI coding for the most part), level design and scripts are being created from scratch and, in the case of images, handcrafted using photoshop software. It takes more to it than meets the eye.

Are the custom textures yours?
No!
Specific credits go out to Philip Klevestav (Visit his web Here) and Garth "Zombie13" Hendy, take a look at his amazing texture pack Here
(The authors allow the use of their textures as long as a link is provided to their original work, and as long as the users are not making money out of them without a contract)
However there are also textures made by me for this mod.

Any concept artists?
No. I try to represent everything I think of in a sheet of paper to use it later.
However I sometimes look at concept art online to get ideas but usually don't use them.

Will you make money out of it?
No, because this is not a commercial project, it's a mod.
In the future I will consider doing something to go standalone if it raises enough interest. Currently as it is, it requires Doom 3 to be played.

How far is it from release?
This can take a lot of time. I cannot estimate a date because it's very early in development yet, I'm sorry about that.

How does the aim mode work in this mod?

Pretty much like any other games. There are 2 aim modes which are Shouldered / Iron sights and Scoped.
If it can be aimed normally it will just use its sights. The rocket launcher is a scoped, destructive s.o.b

Will it be available for BFG Edition?

This is a common question I see,
No. They are different engines with different file system.
Unless it's possible to port all this stuff and make it compatible with BFG, this mod is going to be released only for standard Doom 3.

Will this include graphical improvements?
For the time being, S.T.A.R. 1088 uses the idTech 4 engine as it was first conceived, leaving graphical modifications aside. It is still to be decided whether or not any kind of graphical mod will be added to the project.
Yet and thanks to the high quality textures brought in by excellent artists like Philip Klevestav and Garth "Zombie13" Hendy, and the level of detail applied to every corner of the maps, the graphical experience is certainly a step up compared to that one Doom 3 offered.

Does this have anything to do with Doom 3?
The fact that it runs on the Doom 3 engine may lead to confusion. But it has absolutely no tie to the title. If things go as planned, and given the current situation of the project, I'm starting to consider a stand alone release where Doom 3 will no longer be needed.

What program do you use to create maps?
I use the standard Doom 3 level editor (DoomRadiant)

Are there going to be new enemies / monsters?
Yes, there are going to be new enemies.

Any upcoming patches for the assets pack?
No, the assets pack is complete and no longer being updated. There were lots of changes and additions I've been asked to add, and I believe the patches did all the work they needed to do.
By the way, I'd like to thank all of you who left your amazing comments and those who downloaded it.

Why did you include Call of duty features?
I don't play that game myself.
Remember, the fact that something has been popularized by a game (currently hated by many), doesn't mean every other game or modification out there added such features because of such games. It's a shame for those who think like that.

I actually don't like to do this but just in case it's always good having a short "FAQ".
Ask anything you may consider appropiate in the comments anytime, please no offensive stuff to anybody (me or other members).

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Screenshots - Ship interior
Tactical flashlight attached to the shotgun (Old model and feature)

Ship interior

I hope you are enjoying these dev pics, if that doesn't happen there's no reason for me to upload them.
Know anyone who likes Doom? Spread the word! Did you like this? Leave a comment, it helps a lot.
Thank you all for reading.

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douglas_quaid
douglas_quaid Jan 30 2013, 7:54am says:

Good stuff!

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Ripley
Ripley Jan 30 2013, 9:35am says:

Looks real good so far! Tracking it! Would it make a difference, when using DOOM 3 BFG Edition or the older DOOM 3 Standard Edition?

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CED2011 Author
CED2011 Jan 30 2013, 11:44am replied:

Thanks!
Updated the list as this is a common question.
It's not likely to be released for BFG edition as it is.
They're different engines despite the game is the same.

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Argoon
Argoon Jan 30 2013, 11:48am replied:

The Doom 3 BFG Edition has no modding tools and the game assets are in a totally different (binary) format to the one of the original Doom 3 (text format) so no i don't think he or anyone for that matter will in the present moment be able to make mods for it or make old ones work on it. And imo the original Doom 3 with some modifications looks better then the BFG Edition.

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CED2011 Author
CED2011 Jan 30 2013, 10:29pm replied:

Some people were saying the textures look horrible in BFG. I don't own it so I cannot say.
I did not know it was not moddable at all, thanks for the info!

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downlode
downlode May 1 2013, 9:36pm says:

This shows a great deal of promise, I hope the pressures of Real Life(tm) don't get in the way of its' completion. As for the Doom3 - Doom3 BFG question, the data in BFG is in encrypted format, as Argoon stated. Modding for it would be very difficult, to say the least.
I have them both, prefer the original hands down. Don't like the save messages, the dumbed down option menus and don't see any real improvement in graphics. I guess some people like it for the achievements, which are a non-issue to me. It does come with Ressurection of Evil, and a small expansion which is ok, but not terribly memorable.

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xJTC3x
xJTC3x Jun 22 2014, 11:10pm says:

Awesome mod man and amazing job! The CED assets pack was amazing. I'm really excited for the release of this. :D

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