Welcome to Shadows of Chaos

Hexen II - Shadows of Chaos is a brand new mission pack for Hexen II. Featuring new enemies, revamped classes, a new plot, large maps, and revamped gore. It also features slightly more fleshed out RPG elements thanks to being based on the Game of Tomes mod.

What to expect

Environments based on the whole series. New and old enemies from past games make a return, more puzzles with proper hints, Portal of Praevus features. Explore a new land pulling inspiration from the previous games in the series.

Demo

The release is TBD but a demo version is nearly ready. Will feature 2 relatively large maps and roughly a half hour of gameplay. The demo maps are ready, the release just needs a few features polished before going live.

Special Thanks

Spike - giving Hammer of Thyrion BSP2 support

peeweeRotA - Game of Tomes modification - Site link

Skiffy - Wendigo model (created from his new Quake shambler model)

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Hexen II - Shadows of Chaos - Demo available!

Head over to the download section to download it now

Features:
3 large levels to explore

new puzzles

new enemies

improved gore

new character abilities

coop support

Shadows of Chaos - 1.0 Demo


Hexen II - Shadows of Chaos now on moddb

Hexen II - Shadows of Chaos now on moddb

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Hexen II - Shadows of Chaos is a brand new mod/mission pack for Hexen 2 based off of Game of Tomes.

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SoC - Crusader Demo Patch

SoC - Crusader Demo Patch

Patch

Drop in your root hexen 2 dir and overwrite - PATCH FOR CRUSADER WITH BUFFED WEAPONS AND NEW GLYPH

Shadows of Chaos - Modding suite

Shadows of Chaos - Modding suite

SDK

Tools for modding/map creation for Shadows of Chaos

Shadows of Chaos - 1.0 Demo

Shadows of Chaos - 1.0 Demo

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Demo release of shadows of chaos, featuring 3 distinct levels, new enemy types and player abilities

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EbonKnight
EbonKnight

This is absolutely INCREDIBLE. I seriously cannot believe that that H2 modding scene has FINALLY taken off - man I have been waiting for this for YEARS.. hell decades, at this point, nearly!!!

Would be amazing if it could work with this pack: Hexen2retex.narod.ru
Alternatively, if you know some other properly working HD mods for HoT.. Inkubo's site seems to be down, at least the dl bit. I know that I tried the original Game of Tomes with the pack from that page and it didn't want to play nice, probably because it is based on JHexen. Still, it looks amazing, would be great to get textures like that with your mod.

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bloodshot12 Creator
bloodshot12

Unfortunately i don't think hammer of thyrion supports loading of external files, and this branch would have to be updated separately.

Maybe once spike updates FTEQW to have more accurate Hexen 2 support and this mod works on it we could but for now I'm no engine coder so there's not much i can do.

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EbonKnight
EbonKnight

I see.. makes sense :) Ah well, for me the main thing is new levels and mechanics to dig into, gfx would just be a nice top layer on the awesome cake.

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lordzanny
lordzanny

With Hammer of Thyrion 1.5.8 and a verified complete download with the right md5 (pre extraction), it crashes with FATAL ERROR: Mod_LoadBrushModel: maps/demo1.bsp has wrong version number (844124994 should be 29) when trying to start with any class.

I don't think HoT supports sv_consistency toggling, so I can't force it to load the bsp.

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bloodshot12 Creator
bloodshot12

You need to use the bundled build of Hammer of Thyrion, it will not work with any other engine

Spike updated HoT with BSP2, which is what makes the large maps possible

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lordzanny
lordzanny

Are these patches for BSP2 support available anywhere? I'm on Linux so the Windows binaries are no go, and I use my own patch for HoT to uncap the framerate.

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bloodshot12 Creator
bloodshot12

As of right now no, unfortunately you'll have to wait until bsp2 gets merged into the main HoT branch to get linux support

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Shadesmaster
Shadesmaster

If Game of Tomes is to HeXen 2 as Quoth was to Quake, then Shadows of Chaos is HeXen 2's 'Arcane Dimensions.' It took the good and built upon it in every way, including a much MUCH larger menagerie of baddies from the whole series to boot, and then some (and a bunch not even in the VERY SOON TO BE HERE demo). ;)

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Doommarine23
Doommarine23

Glad to see you made a page for this man. Awesome work as always

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Guest
Guest

Beautiful, keep up the good work!

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