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"The Dark sense of war" is a total conversion mod for Doom III.

It is running on the most dynamic engine frequently called as "Doom 3 engine" but in fact is called "Id tech 4". Even if the engine has a lot of years in activity, It still manages to compete with other more advance ones.

The current project is a spin-off to the old classic game, "Return to Castle Wolfenstein", which gameplay and atmosphere successfully got into our hearts.

The project aims to bring back old school gameplay which a twist of nowadays one, with that said, it is not going to be on rails. It is suppose to be more open but at the same time as linear as "Return to castle Wolfenstein".

Inspired by a lot of famous "puzzle" and "adventure" games, our famous hero "William 'BJ' Blazkowicz" is going to another quest to castle wolfenstein (or at least it's supposed so), but things are going to change ominously very soon...

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Id tech 4 Early Forest Footage (shadows on) Kar-98* - Mauser Rifle
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: First Person Body View... Is it really that Special?

10 comments by =FF=Sturm on Oct 21st, 2011

A lot of people have been following the mod for a looooooong time. It's very well known that this mod used a fake way to create first person body view (Take a look to the first screens on image gallery).Time has passed and so the tech has been improved (or make worse, depending of you point of view).So, I will have a few lines to explain how is it done and it's advantages and disadvantages...

1- It uses a custom model that it's mostly altered to make use of it in first person. In fact, the model is the player model, and the mod's CFG (autoexec) forces you to use r_skipsuppress, showing the actual thirdperson model. The model has both arms deleted and the head, but also optimized (back is not going to be seen). There is a huge load of cmds altered in order to make it look good. It's not simple, but yet effective (pm_ wise).

2-It's bad at the same time. Really, it improves visual quality and inmersion a lot, but it also limits you.
You can't use mirrors (well, reflective water works, since you only see the lower view, so).
You can't play in thirdperson.
You can't use it in multiplayer, only works for SP (not even coop).

So, after a long read, some modders would actually get some little tips hide inside the whole text, obviously not revealing the full way of do it.

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R3DeckHD Dec 6 2011 says:

watching the video!!!

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cordenand Dec 5 2011 says:

looks good tracking

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=FF=Sturm Dec 5 2011 says:

Uploaded some testing videos. Just to show some stuff I recently added detail wise. It can affect gameplay sometimes.

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R3DeckHD Dec 6 2011 replied:

nice!!! but frankly, i don't get what's the purpose of the video...what changes the gameplay? :/ need details $.$ :D

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=FF=Sturm Dec 6 2011 replied:

Another case would be a damaged gun (for example, a rifle).
You aim from the sights/scope and it explodes when firing. (using the bfg concept xD) causing the the player to be wounded.

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R3DeckHD Dec 8 2011 replied:


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=FF=Sturm Dec 6 2011 replied:

You can find some buggy ammo, that if you put it in the gun it causes it to crash, and you have to make another reload.

Also you can damage the gun if you spend a lot of time using it at maximum. (too many reloads, time passing with it...)

Keep in mind that fast reload doesn't work always, sometimes it can go wrong.

Among many other cases.

It won't be very complicate to donĀ“t do a complex game. It may kill the fun if it is overused. It will be quite simple and very random.

The concept is there, it just needs a good execution.

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R3DeckHD Dec 6 2011 replied:

oh nvm, i just saw the video tittle 'idle gun'... now i know the purpose of this video lool so srry.

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R3DeckHD Nov 23 2011 says:

how many maps for mp have u done already? :D

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=FF=Sturm Nov 23 2011 replied:

The mp is canned, but I still have the wolf_beach remade to be ported to Et-Xreal.
Another one is wolf_base.

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R3DeckHD Nov 24 2011 replied:

sorry to be a noob but what do you mean by 'canned'?

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=FF=Sturm Nov 24 2011 replied:

halted, to be port to EtXreal.

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R3DeckHD Dec 2 2011 replied:

can't wait to play supply depot2 on this version hehe

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R3DeckHD Nov 26 2011 replied:

oh okay

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