Caleb will need to muster all his strength to take down the mighty Tchernobog, who has managed to free himself from the grip of death. Death Wish is a new campaign for Blood with over 30 new levels, cut scenes, and more. All levels have been modified for Co-op play. The entire mod was developed by a single mapper, ensuring consistency and quality.

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Death Wish for Blood gets a big update this Halloween!

After several years since the last version I'm releasing an update to Death Wish that makes improvements to health/ammo distribution, level design, and more! Here's what's new:

1. Changes in level design / architecture in every mission. Some maps have been altered more than others depending on how much wiggle room I had in relation to sector, wall, and X-sector limits.

Screen Shot 2017 10 09 at 3 55 0Areas like this have been spiced up to keep increase variety and visibility.


2. Ammo adjustment and placement. I took a harder look at this for the higher difficulty settings, too, since some of the enemies can get bullet-spongey.

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Look — E2M3 (Mothership) isn't so dark anymore! I think this mission got the most complaints, and subsequently it received a lot of changes. Brighter/better vent and Core sections, no accidental lock-outs (including co-op), shorter pod ride, better enemy placement, less enemy spam on higher difficulties, adjustments to the ending sequence to prevent DOSBox from crashing (efficiency issue) etc.


3. Health distribution. One of the biggest complaints I've received has been the lack of health, and looking back I agree. After playing through the base game several times with an eye on health drops, I can say that v1.3 was way more conservative than it should have been. I don't want to force people to find all the secret areas to avoid save-scumming though a difficult mission. If you're already getting through easily on Extra Crispy there's no way I can make it challenging without making it unbearable to the other 99% of players. I'm thinking of adding some bonus content that's ultra-difficult but there may not be time for that.

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I've got a bad feeling about this...


4. Two secret levels have been added as well as two (short) transitional missions. I made them secret levels because the base Death Wish campaign is already pretty long.

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One of two new secret levels to explore!


I hope everyone is ready! The update will also include a few things I haven't mentioned here, but this is the big stuff. For a breakdown of the changes you can check out my previous Death Wish news update to get more details. Leave a comment if you have anything you want to say about what you did or didn't like about v1.3 — now's your last chance!

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It has finally arrived! Death Wish is a new campaign for Blood with over 30 new levels, cut scenes, and more split up into 3 action-packed episodes.

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Death Wish 1.3

Death Wish 1.3

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Version 1.2 and Crispy patch combined with some other fixes here and there encountered by people who were doing recorded streams of their playthroughs.

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q321
q321

Graphics in E2M8 with BloodGDX is corrupted. It has been reported to BloodGDX author. goo.gl/tJ87KJ

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Dzierzan
Dzierzan

Cool to see updated Death Wish. I've recently finished this mod using custom weapons, but using Dosbox to avoid any graphical issues caused by BloodGDX. This port is cool and all, but still requires a lot of work.

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q321
q321

There are not many issues in BloodGDX (so far I played episodes 1 and 2). I reported glitches I found to BloodGDX author but I think it would be also useful if author of the mod tested it with BloodGDX. He can find glitches players could overlook and report why he thinks they are happening which would be useful for fixing them.

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Dzierzan
Dzierzan

M210 is playing mainly Death Wish or other addons to find issues. Besides, despite that BloodGDX is better in many aspects, I prefer using Dosbox because of the renderer, GDX is using Polymost and the colours are not true to original Blood. Of course this is very subjective. I don't mind playing original episodes using GDX.

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123darkelf
123darkelf

Fun fact: The kickable heads and buckets in this mod can make you fly, although that might be due to GDX.

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Bloatoid Creator
Bloatoid

I only used the default assets so this might be a GDX problem <_<

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123darkelf
123darkelf

Yeah, I'm guessing the same XD. Can't wait for 1.4 btw.

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q321
q321

This is best mod for Blood I know with clever level desing and great atmosphere. I'm at second episode in BloodGDX and all works mostly fine. Here are few remarks:
a) I hope that author will test this mod in BloodGDX before next release to ensure everything works. I'm sure that M210, author of BloodGDX, will be willing to help if there are some problems that need fix on port side. BloodGDX is IMHO currently best way to play Blood.
b) I have badly corrupted sky graphics at the end of e2m1.
c) Some places in this mod are so dark that I cannot see anything. For example path out of core after getting moon key in e2m3. I would prefer a bit more visibility.
d) If I forget to take spider key in e2m3 from dead body and leave the room, I cannot go back as the doors are locked. Is it a bug or am I missing something?
e) While the mod is great, speech in cutscenes is really bad. :-) I think that voice of some actor should be used or only music and text could be there.
That is all, looking forward to next release.

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Bloatoid Creator
Bloatoid

a) You could email him and ask! I didn't add any assets to the base game, so anything that gets fixed for the original levels will improve Death Wish as well.

b) I haven't had this problem. It only happens at the end of the mission?

c) Most super-dark areas (like several in e2m3) got reworked for better lighting conditions.

d) This is fixed in v1.4. That mission in particular received a lot of alterations.

e) Cutscenes are being redone for v1.4 if I have enough time to do them properly. I don't want to delay the October update for their sake.

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q321
q321

Thanks for reply. b) Yes, only at the end of the mission. Here are screenshots of the place on BloodGDX forum, maybe it is a port's bug: Goo.gl
As I continue playing, I noticed also this problem: When I jumped over posts with lanterns in water in e2m4 and tried to use skull key, Caleb just said "I need a key" although I had it.

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Bloatoid Creator
Bloatoid

WHOA I've never seen that glitch before! o_O Must be something with GDX... maybe related to sloped floors beneath parallax ceilings?

The door past the light posts requires Key 7 (there's a little blue "7" posted over the entrance since retail Blood doesn't have an actual Key 7 symbol) . Key 7 is tricky to find in any of the missions where it's placed so you'd need to explore some more. DW is bundled with a walkthrough if you ever get stuck finding a secret.

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q321
q321

Yes, I overlooked that blue "7". Thanks.

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Amazing mod.
Out of the 30 levels I think there maybe only 1 or 2 I didn't like as much. Otherwise it's solid all the way through.

There is an amazing variety of environments all with different well executed atmospheres and interesting well thought layouts.

Gameplay is always fun and health-ratio is pretty much perfect in every map.
There is also some neat effects here and there and tons of secrets to find in each level.

A must play for any fan of Build engine games.

Nov 9 2012 by NESfag

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