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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18 comments by Bloatoid on Oct 31st, 2011

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It has arrived at last!

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.

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Death Wish is a massive new Blood campaign that has been under development since January 2010 and has finally been released. Every level is highly polished, and you may even see a few Mapedit tricks you never thought possible! The creator is a long-time Build veteran who has pulled out all the stops to make this the most amazing, original user content for Blood ever released.


  1. Over 30 levels spread out across 3 episodes, which includes secret levels and transition levels for flowing smoothly back into the main campaign.
  2. 6 new cut scenes, appearing at the beginning and end of each episode explaining the story and its developments throughout the course of the game.
  3. New story, taking place after the events of the original Blood and its add-ons while staying within the same mythology.
  4. The Tome message system, giving the player hints and story tidbits during play to further deepen the story and reveal hints or secrets.
  5. All the levels have been adapted to be playable in Co-Op mode, so you and up to 7 other friends can tackle Death Wish together.
  6. All levels include modified enemy and item placement depending on difficulty settings for added replay value. Even long-time Blood pros will find a challenge in Death Wish's brutal Extra Crispy setting.
  7. A very detailed plain-text Walkthrough is included. It is split into 2 sections: One with the basic player path discussed and the other revealing all available secrets.
  8. A Commentary text file is included, revealing the creator and lead QA tester's thoughts on Death Wish and its content.
  9. A detailed README file is included, ensuring that everyone can get things working properly even on varying file system configurations.
  10. Simple drag-and-drop installation — no confusing or malfunctioning installers.

A Long Time Coming

It has been ages since our hero Caleb set out against the evil Cabal, and this may be his biggest challenge yet. Three complete episodes, complete with the elusive secret levels, await.

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The journey begins in the mountains and quickly takes you to the unforgiving, icy north. From there you will traverse a plethora of varied environments from dry deserts to dank caves in pursuit of your longtime foe Tchernobog. Years have passed and the world has changed, but Tchernobog's burning desire for power has remained the same. With Tchernobog's new powers to aid him, will Caleb be able to defeat him once again before it's too late?

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Death Wish 1.3

Death Wish 1.3

Nov 23, 2011 Full Version 3 comments

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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SamVision Nov 11 2011, 4:01pm says:

I found a better area of improvement. Too many freaking Green Cultists. They are very annoying and there are far too many of them. In the next version please bring their numbers down.

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Bloatoid Nov 14 2011, 9:35pm replied:

A lot of people are love/hate when it comes to Acolytes. I enjoy them because it's always YOUR fault when they manage to damage you since they use an attack that is telegraphed and easy to dodge. Also, they are only really a threat in small spaces or in large groups and create a lot of friendly fire, which mixes up some of the battles nicely.

I might tone them down a bit in some places in version 1.2 just the same, even though I only find them to be a big nuisance in the higher difficulties where you can't quickly eliminate them. I'm making a list of things to touch up as I watch various youtube videos and Let's Play vids of Death Wish.

Oddly, no one ever complains about my hordes of zombies :-)

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SamVision Nov 16 2011, 1:48pm replied:

Zombies are fun to kill. A well placed explosive can create some dazzling results when facing hordes of zombies.

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Mateos Nov 11 2011, 9:13am says:

OK. And if you don't own the GOG version? How to start a mod through original one?

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Bloatoid Nov 11 2011, 2:51pm replied:

The README covers basic, non-GOG installs.

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TheUnbeholden Nov 9 2011, 8:44am says:

Holy sheeeeettt. I can't believe a Blood mod is out after all this time. As soon as I get the game I'll try this out.

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lemoncurry? Nov 8 2011, 11:32pm says:

Oops I posted this in the news comments instead of the mod's main page comments, wanna make sure this gets seen so sorry for doublepost.

Cant get this to work. Im using windows 7 64 bit and I've got the gog version of blood. after following the gog installation instructions for this mod when I click on dw.bat I get an error saying cannot start or run due to an incompatability error with 64 bit version of windows. blood alone works just fine and I've played other mods for it using the mod launcher thats on the gog forums. I have absolutely no idea how to use dosbox and any help would be appreciated. I also dont know where else I could post this.

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lemoncurry? Nov 8 2011, 11:39pm replied:

I also realise that the instructions said to use DW GOG.exe but when I click on it dosbox launches, does some stuff and then exits, the game never starts.

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GhostCrabGames Nov 9 2011, 11:13am replied:

That's strange. Are you using bmouse by any chance? I had that happen to me when I forgot to copy bmouse into the correct directory.

If things still aren't working correctly you could always try just launching the mod straight through DOSBox to make sure it at least works that way.

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lemoncurry? Nov 9 2011, 12:48pm replied:

Nope I'm not using bmouse. I also had a friend guide me through how to use dosbox and I could get the game to launch that way but when it did it was windowed and when I tried to fullscreen it the colors got messed up.

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lemoncurry? Nov 9 2011, 1:24pm replied:

Well on a hunch I installed bmouse and the shortcut did do more this time but it still closed before starting the game.

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

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.

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