I've not done any announcements in a while — sorry to those who follow this mod via ModDB.
I have good news! For a few months now the next version of Beautiful Doom has been under development, and while I've not made a full-blown release, those development versions are now available on GitHub! You can find them here: Github.com
Just download the whole thing as an archive and run it as you'd run any other mod (instructions are also at the bottom of that page).
The new version is being transferred from DECORATE to the new scripting language introduced in GZDoom: ZScript. It allows for an insane customizability, and thus I've been able to introduce a bunch of cool features.
The most important one is Modern Guns: a third weapon set that changes gameplay further while still fulfilling the same functions. But don't fret: you can still select Vanilla and Enhanced guns at any point; they will not be discontinued.
The basic features of Modern Guns are:
- Non-energy weapons have recoil and require to be reloaded.
- Weapons are overall more powerful but usually with trade-offs: the chainsaw might get clogged with blood and jam, has to be cleaned with alt.attack; Plasma Rifle can overheat (but the heat can be dispersed manually at any point); overcharging Modern BFG can explode in your face.
- You can use Quick Kick while any weapon (except BFG and Chainsaw) is selected and even while it's being reloaded.
- Bullets are projectiles, they have travel time and damage falloff (which is stronger for some weapons, like SSG, and weaker for others, such as Assault Rifle).
Also, gibbing (and resurrection) has never looked better:
Damage falloff and SSG with piercing capabilities:
There's still a LOT of work to be done, so I try to update the repository regularly. Check it for updates and don't forget to check my YouTube channel.