Doom 64 is a not so well known port of Doom for the Nintendo 64. Unlike the ports for other consoles, it's not exactly a port, but a completely new game, featuring completely new levels, textures, sprites, enemies, and a new plot that takes place right after the events of Doom 2, and it's plot strongly suggests to be the prequel to "Doom 2016" as it be considered a reasonable explanation of how the Doom Marine stayed in Hell and became known as the "Doom Slayer" (thus being considered canonical to the series by many fan theories, and being the TRUE Doom 3). In 2003, Samuel "Kaiser" Villarreal was able to extract all textures, sprites and sounds from the N64 ROM and faithfully recreate the levels in the Doomsday engine, thus creating the Doom 64 Absolution TC, and later making Doom 64 EX (an emulator for the ROM for PC). The Doomsday engine is today considered obsolete, and a Doomworld user called Nightside successfully ported all maps to work on GZDoom, but has given up the project.

Brutal Doom 64 aims to continue this project of "porting" (actually recreating from scratch) Doom 64 to GZDoom and Zandronum engines. Unlike Doom 64 EX or Doom 64 Absolution the goal of this project is not to make a 1:1 port of Doom 64 for PC, but to enhance it in every possible way, bringing the satisfying gore and gunplay of Brutal Doom, new sounds and special effects that greatly enhances the oppressive atmosphere of D64, and attempting to include all the content cut from the original game due the cartridge space of the N64.

What it includes:

- All weapons revamped to feature new sounds, animations, and have greater feedback.
- Several stuff that were removed from the final game, such as Revenants, Masterminds, a weapon that was shown in an old magazine featuring an interview with the D64 devs that never got added into the final game, and an enemy called Hellhound which was also cut due the N64's cartridge space.
- New gore featuring dismemberments, gibs, new blood splashes, blood decals on the walls, floor, and ceiling.
- Brightmaps (such as monsters eyes glowing in the dark).
- Multiplayer support through the Zandronum sourceport ( up to 64 players, either Co-Op, Survival Co-Op, and Deathmatch).
- Revamped levels featuring new decorations, lightning system, fog, light shafts, etc. Techbase levels were optimised to have better navigation, new ambient sounds, more security cameras to remove the need of "switch hunting", and having some parts of the levels remade to look like a more plausible place. The Hell levels were also upgraded with new ambient sounds, and more disturbing imagery.
- Option to play with the Brutal Doom 64 weapons and enemies on regular Doom 2 levels, or with custom maps. Or play the Brutal Dooom 64 levels with other gameplay mods.



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this a modification of a Rom? Can I play it on the Nintendo 64? Is this Doom 64 Ex?
A: Neither of above. This is a total conversion made for GZDoom/Zandronum for PC. No, you can't play it on the N64 (its hardware couldn't even render the effects being used here to start with). You require GZDoom or Zandronum installed, and you need to own Doom 2 to play it. It doesn't matter if you got it from Steam, GOG, or even if you got the BFG Edition. Any iwad will work. If you don't have it, Steam sells it for $5 Store.steampowered.com


Get the sourceport from here:

Get Doom 2 from here:
Store.steampowered.com

Q: Does this support multiplayer?
A: Yes. Up to 64 players on Zandronum 3.0. Co-Op, survival co-op, and deathmatch. Zandronum 2.1 will not be suported.

Q: Can I run with on software mode?
A: This mod is made for OpenGL and makes heavy use of additive translucency and dynamic lights. It is playable on software mode, but it will honestly look terrible.

Q: But I have a potato computer and cant run these new effects because my fps drops too much.
A: I will add a CVAR that allows you to disable the fog and reflection effects.

Q: Will the Revenant, Mastermind, Chaingunguy, and Archvile return?
A: You can already see the Revenant and the Chaingunguy (now Zombie Marine) on this video. The Mastermind still uses a placeholder sprite (just a pallete swap of the Arachnotron) but it will soon get its own sprites.
I am not sure about adding the Archvile, since its a very complex enemy (he forces the player to run away and take cover or would cause extreme damage with its unavoidable attack) and there would be no places designed for an Archvile fight in this game, and it would end up being just a very annoying enemy that adds nothing to the game's experience.

Q: Will there be fatalities and executions?
A: No, unlike the original Brutal Doom, this version is focused on making it as much as disturbing, horror and survival-oriented possible and a much more serious tone, So there won't be such over-the-top stuff.

Q: Will there be weapon reloads, assault rifle, etc?
A: I will make two player classes that can be choosen at the New Game menu. The player will be able to choose the "Classic" class for oldschool gameplay, or the "Tactical" class, that has an assault rifle, and weapons that deals more damage, but needs to be reloaded, and probably sprinting.
I am still not sure if I will include this on the initial release.

Q: Any way to contribute to your work?
A: Yes, I have a Patreon and a Paypal account (Paypal adress on my Patreon page).
Patreon.com

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Many bugs were found on the initial release of Brutal Doom 64, but I quickly fixed them in two updates this week.


Changelog:

Version 1c:
- Fixed a bug introduced in 1b that would make the SSG alt fire consume no ammo.
- Fixed a bug causing berserk fists to not explode some enemies.
- Added a new death animation for Zombies, Imps, and Pinkies when killed with the chainsaw or BFG.
- Now when playing on multiplayer co-op, rockets and plasma balls will fly through friendly players.
- Increased plasmagun fire rate.

version 1b:
- Now this version will work on Zandronum 2.0, GZDoom, Zandronum 3.0. Whatever you want.
- Added hitboxes for the heads of zombies and imps.
- Revamped pistol, better sound effect, more damage, less fire rate.
- Revamped Chainsaw. 3x more damage, consumes ammo.
- Added a new system to make flares on lamps look much better.
- Re-imported all textures from D64 Absolution in .png format. All textures are looking better now.
- Added several new sound effects.
- Fixed desynced plasmagun projectile.
- Replaced song files with Absolution's versions, to make the download size smaller.
- Fixed several maps crashing on Zandronum's multiplayer.
- Changed behavior of Dark Imps and Spectres (now they remain invisible for less time).
- Added descriptions for the difficulty settings.
- Added alt fire Super Shotgun (now you can fire only one barrel at time by pressing the right mouse button).
- Added more ammo on several levels.
- Improved the hellgate and changed the whole battle at the end of map08.
- Edited the BFG trap on Map23, now the traps will fire Rockets instead.
- Added a basic reward on Hectic (will add more in future versions).
- Fixed nail trap sound being too loud.
- Fixed incorrect shotgunguy uniform color.
- Nerfed some switch hunts to make them more clear.

Just download version 1C at the download section, and remove any previous installations you had.

Your save games from version 1 will no longer work, so to resume your game, you will need to use the IDCLEV cheat.

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usernaemanresu
usernaemanresu

Now all we need is Project Brutality 64

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nagibrich
nagibrich

it already exists Moddb.com

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P5ychoDooM
P5ychoDooM

Fires this version contain all the extra levels from the Absolution TC including the expansion packs that was last included?

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CobraofNorth
CobraofNorth

Hi there!
I'm kinda... surprised.
I got to secret level Outpost Omega, where I found the articact (1 of 3), and... the laser gun (new weapon). No Unmaker, though. Will it be available later, or after the collection of all 3 artifacts, or...?

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Korell
Korell

Not sure if I'm understanding you correctly, but the Unmaker is the laser gun. Doom.wikia.com

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Civarello77
Civarello77

I think he wanted to know if you can get the Standard-Model of the Unmaker in BD64; the one with the pentagram at the front. Good question, as I would like to know as well.

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Korell
Korell

Ah, okay. I picked up the Unmaker on MAP12: Altar of Pain. That one uses souls as its ammo, and has the pentagram and the weird, creepy noises when you equip it.

Having no reference for another laser weapon I then used the IDKFA cheat to give me all the weapons, and then I found another laser weapon that uses energy cells as its ammo, so I imagine that Brutal Doom 64 just replaces the Unmaker on the first secret level with this new laser gun.

EDIT: Yes, he did. Watched a few YouTube videos until I found some that show the weapon pickup secret on Outpost Omega.

This first one shows the Unmaker being found in the original Doom 64 at 47 seconds.
Youtube.com

This second one shows the UAC laser gun (that was backward engineered from the Unmaker) in the same place in Brutal Doom 64, at 4 minutes 52 seconds.
Youtube.com

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dblackbird
dblackbird

I have a problem with my screen resolution,

When I put my screen resolution size at 1366x768 and put it on full screen it gets all glitchy.

can someone help me.

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Korell
Korell

I've experienced a bug on level 12, Altar of Pain. On killing the final two enemies, the bars blocking the normal exit didn't lower, meaning I couldn't use it to exit the level. Luckily there is a secret exit on that map, though, so I could still progress. I've only played the level once, though, so as I've not seen anyone else mention it I imagine it is a rare occurence that doesn't always happen.

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marklegg
marklegg

Happened to me too, but it doesn't happen on all difficulties.

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Good mod, but, currently, in my opinion, it's missing a lot of what made Brutal Doom enjoyable. Alt-fires, reloading, interactive dead bodies, taunts, fatalities and other features. Apparently all of them were removed "because it makes the game less atmospheric", but ironically, the ending of the game is actually pretty over-the-top for a "horror shooter". I won't spoil it for anyone, but do know that the ending pretty much reminds you that you're playing a Brutal Doom mod and not just Doom 64 with…

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