This is a Total Conversion mod that i'm working on using the MAX PAYNE 1 Gaming engine (MaxED). The mods based on the 1978 Cult Classic Zombie Horror movie DAWN OF THE DEAD, & i'm trying to stick as closely as can to the movie, & as closely as the MaxED will allow me. I'm also using the DIRECTORS CUT version of the movie as refferance. This mod will have the same story, weapons, characters, music, & green skinned Zombies as the original movie, & just like that movie you will have to shoot the Zombies in the head to kill them.

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11 comments by Halloween4 on Jun 9th, 2011


Check out my Mod Information Profile for progress on this up & coming
Max Payne Total Coversion Mod of the original 1978 version of this cult horror movie.

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Here's some more New Screenshots taken from my work on this Total Conversion.
DOTD - Canteen (1) DOTD - Canteen (2)
DOTD - Condiments DOTD - Canteen Counter
DOTD - Cutlery DOTD - Jug & Sandwiches
DOTD - Kitchen (1) DOTD - Kitchen (2)
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DAWN OF THE DEAD - Firing Range Demo

DAWN OF THE DEAD - Firing Range Demo

Jun 22, 2009 Movies 1 comment

An in game Video showing a demonstration of an Animated Firing Range that I made for this Total Conversion Mod.

DAWN OF THE DEAD - Main Video ( 1 )

DAWN OF THE DEAD - Main Video ( 1 )

Dec 11, 2007 Trailers 0 comments

This video is the first main/long video that I've made for my DAWN OF THE DEAD. The video contains footage of just some of the work that i've achieved...

DAWN OF THE DEAD - Teaser Video ( 2 )

DAWN OF THE DEAD - Teaser Video ( 2 )

Dec 11, 2007 Trailers 0 comments

This is the second teaser video that I've just recently made for my DAWN OF THE DEAD mod, but unlike the first video this one does contain some in game...

DAWN OF THE DEAD - Teaser Video ( 1 )

DAWN OF THE DEAD - Teaser Video ( 1 )

Dec 11, 2007 Movies 0 comments

This video's been on the web for some time now, but I've decided to post it up on ModDB also, just to have all my video's in one place. This teaser video...

DAWN OF THE DEAD - In Game Rolling Script Video

DAWN OF THE DEAD - In Game Rolling Script Video

Dec 11, 2007 Movies 0 comments

This is a video of the rolling script that I wrote for my mod, it appears just before you start the first level & it gives you a bit of background...

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Halloween4 Creator
Halloween4 Dec 11 2013, 6:50am says:

Hi all,

I hope this post finds you all well, & that you are all looking forward to your Chistmas holidays!

Anyway, onto the reason for this post.

There's 3 questions that I keep getting ask over & over again concerning this mod that, well, quite frankly I find baffling. They are as follows:

(1). Is this mod dead.
(2). Why Is the mod taking so long to complete.
(3). Why am I using such an old game engine to create this mod.

In answer to question No.1 - Is this mod dead:

Please be assured that if this mod was dead I would remove the mod's profile pages from this site as what would be the point in dispalying them anymore if the mod was never going to be released. So please don't keep asking this question as your comment will only be removed by myself.

Continued below....

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Halloween4 Creator
Halloween4 Dec 11 2013, 6:51am replied:

In answer to question No.2 - Why Is the mod taking so long to complete:

Unlike most other mods on this site I am working solo on this mod, meaning I am doing everything on my own, & considering that this is a Total Conversion mod in which I am attenpting to copy an entire movie, you be able to begin to understand that this is no mean feat for one person alone.

So with the above being said, you have to keep in mind that when i'm not able to work on this mod ( because of real life commitments ), then no one else is, so production halts. This is unlike most other mods on this site that have teams working on them.

On this note, this mod is also only a hobby of mine & not a full time thing, unlike a lot of other mods being worked on, on this site, which is great if you &/or your team have the time spare, but personally as a modder who's working solo, I find that real life commitments & problems have to take precedence, & believe me I have had some very big real life problems to deal within the last 2 years or more ( as mentioned in previous posts ), so production has had to come to a halt on this mod for all that time, as I neither had the time or presents of mind to work on this mod during this time period.

However, I have recently taken up the mantel to start working on this mod again & so I hope to soon be posting New Screenshots of my latest work on this mod, if not at the end of this month ( Dec, 2013 ), then definitely in early Jan, 2014, so keep your eyes pealed.

Continued Below....

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Halloween4 Creator
Halloween4 Dec 11 2013, 6:52am replied:

In answer to question No.3 - Why am I using such an old game engine to create this mod:

This is perhaps the most baffling of all the 3 questions to me. Purely because there are still mods being made out there for Half-Life 1, & even DOOM 1 ( also note that a DOOM 1 mod is currently in the Top 100 of MOTY's this year ), & the Max Payne game engine ( MaxED ), has a younger & far more advance & capable engine then both these games.

With that said it would also be wise to keep in mind that in modding it's not about how old the game engine is that you are using to create your mod. It's down to what you can do with, & bring to that engine, & believe me i've done things with the Max Payne engine ( MaxED ), that were thought simply not possible when the original Max Payne game was released in 2001, as many have also done with the Half-Life 1 game engine in the past & present.

Ultimately modding is about how good a game your finished project is & not what game engine you are using to create that project, as there are many modern games out there today that have been made on vantasticly powerfull game engines that are just all eye candy & no substance, & are games that simply don't live upto many of the older games of yesteryear, in both the story telling, or the replayability departments.

Continued below....

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Halloween4 Creator
Halloween4 Dec 11 2013, 7:25am replied:

In conclusion, I hope my answers to the 3 questions above will lay these 3 questions to bed once & for all as you also might want to keep in mind that these 3 questions are the bane of every modders life as they are asked these 3 same questions over & over again, by members of this sites community that are most often not modders themselfs & so do not understand the hard work & long hours that are needed to produce even a very small mod let alone a Total Conversion mod, & it's also these 3 same questions that have made many modders give up on their projects in the past due to the outside pressures of this sites community, & as a result many great looking mods have fallen by the wayside, never to see the light of day. Even I myself have thought about stopping my work on this mod at times in the past simply because of the pressure of being asked these 3 questions constantly, but thankfully I have found the strength & presents of mind to continue.


I hope you all have a great Christmas holiday. :-)

All the best: Halloween4 ( A.K.A Andy )

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matty19908 Feb 2 2014, 1:07pm replied:

Keep up the amazing work man, im a massive massive massive george romero / dawn of the dead fan (pretty much watch it atleast once a week if not more.)

Ive always wanted a game that lets you relive the film but there is nothing being made at all apart from this so ive been following this for a long time and look forward to the new screenshots/info, take all the time it takes man, no rush, ill keep checking back every now and again and hopefully one day i get to play it :D

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cuca Jul 1 2012, 5:58pm says:

Keep up the amazing work friend. =D

Already finished Max Payne 3 and is not as good as the 2 first, just waiting for your mod

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Halloween4 Creator
Halloween4 Jul 3 2012, 5:16am replied:

I'm really suprised to here that mate as i've heard nothing but possitive reviews about it thus far, it's even been given at 9.3/10 rating on IMDB: which is near as dam a 10.

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cuca Jul 8 2012, 7:44pm replied:

Yes, everybody loved it, but it have that Call of Duty feeling that most of the max payne's fans don't like, also the game is ruined by the cutscenes, for every 3 minutes of gun battle there is a 4 min cutscene, most of them cannot be skiped.

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Halloween4 Creator
Halloween4 Jul 11 2012, 1:50pm replied:

That does sound like a right PAYNE.
See what I did there lol.

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sv_gravity Jun 9 2012, 7:28am says:

I'm still looking forward to this mod man, combining 2 of my favourite things means I'll keep checking every few months till it's done. Nice that you chose to use the original 1978 movie for your base as well, that was one of my favourites and its a shame whenever I google “Dawn of the Dead” these days I mainly find links for the pathetic remake.

Just one thing, please include the scene where Roger says “I'll try not to come back” and you must also have shuffling, moderately slow, moaning zombies which can only be killed by a shot to the brain - unless they are those child zombies which hey find during that helicopter refuelling stop, you can make those fast :)

Your gonna have to include the “we got this man, we got this by the ***” line as well :)

Good luck with the mod and keep us watchers posted on its progress, maybe even release a little alpha demo in the future kind sir?

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Halloween4 Creator
Halloween4 Jun 11 2012, 9:34am replied:

I myself liked the DAWN OF THE DEAD remake, but I judge it on it's own merrits & not as a DAWN OF THE DEAD remake, because when judged like this it's still a pretty classy zombie movie compared to a lot of the Zombie movies that have come out in recent years as it contains some pretty scary moments, especially the bathroom scene at the begining.

However, I think that perhaps they should have called it something else & not a DAWN OF THE DEAD remake as it bore little ressemblance to the original movie apart from being set in a mall, & feel that if they have done this it would have been recieved a lot better by the public.

I also liked the fast paced Zombies in the remake as I think it made the zombies more frightening so I have included both slow & fast zombies in my mod.

As for the diolog you mentioned, well i'm trying to make my mod look & sound as close to the original movie as possibe & this includes lifting music & diolog from the original movie, so the diolog you have mentioned might well end up being in my mod.

As for the helicopter refuelling scene that you mentioned, that was part of the original movie. Well that scene will also be included in my mod but because i'm not a character modeler & only do re-skinning the children from this scene will now be replace with adult zombies as the original Max Payne game does not include character models of children sadly.

By the way you might also be pleased to hear that I have just recently returned to working on this mod again after a very, very long period of non production, this is because I have in the last couple of years become a father to both a baby girl & boy, so haven't had a lot of time on my hands to work on this mod, but i'm up & running again now & I hope to post some progress reports very shortly, so stay tuned.

All the best: Halloween4

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Sandseeker Jun 2 2012, 11:33am says:

Looks like an amazingly good mod! Cant wait to see more news!

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Halloween4 Creator
Halloween4 Jun 7 2012, 1:31pm replied:

Thanks mate ;-)

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