The definitive gameplay enhancement mod for the GZDoom and Zandronum engines. Adds realistic gore, dismemberments, headshots, executions, lightning effects, particles, makes enemies smarter and harder, makes gun louder and beefier, and adds epic new boss battles.
This mod brings lots of improvements on gameplay, visual and sound design, visual effects, and massive changes of all game aspects in general over the original Brutal Doom. It also adds new unique stuffs and shows the vision of the game by team Blackmore1014, Iddqd_Idkfa_Idclip, Doomsmile, Bifurcator, Vsonnier.
"Brutal Doom: Black Edition" is a dark, serious, realistic and meaningful vision of the original Brutal Doom.
The mod follows the serious, evil and creepy atmosphere of original Doom franchise: "Black Edition" combines large battles and speed of classic Doom with a meaningful realism, the dark and atmospheric aesthetic of Doom 3 and the dynamics of modern stuffs found in Doom 2016.
The mod also focuses on diversity of game, but take care of preserving the original style and atmosphere of the original Doom I/II.
"Black Edition" offers plenty of skill levels and gameplay modifications (see FATUM menu below skill levels) that would fit cowards and heroes alike. On higher difficulties though, it turns to a not forgiving hardcore mod where the Doomguy is always on the verge of succumbing which should be a challenge for the most skilled players.
If you are either bothered by regular Brutal Doom, or want both modern and conservative vision of the game with new unique stuffs, experience it with "Brutal Doom: Black Edition".
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-- Please don't forget about some stuff in game options --
1) ESC - Vivisection - Customize Keyboard. Here bind button for "Burst Fire", "Flashlight" and "Combat melee attack (Quick Punch)".
2) ESC - Vivisection - Display Options - Dynamic Light Options - Light Shadowmaps - ON. This setting required for shadows from flashlight.
3) ESC - Descent into Hell - Before new game - Below Skill Levels - Additional Game Modes: Fatum - Open this section - Here you can enable unique game modes.
Recommended to enable option "ESC - Vivisection - Display Options - Hardware Rendering Options - Sector Light Mode - Dark". It's important for atmosphere and suspense in mod.
Also if you want to play with Doom 3 experience: "ESC - Black Tractate - Black Edition Options - Sector Light Options". Here you can configure value of darkness in the game.
== Brutal Doom: Black Edition v3.2c ==
No need load default Brutal Doom. BD: BE all include. Works only with latest GZDoom.
== Old version Brutal Doom v20b: Black Edition v2.1c Legacy ==
Saved the last old version Brutal Doom v20b: Black Edition in separate folder. If you want play on Zandronum, old GZDoom, or phone with Doom touch - you can use this old version.
== How install ==
1) Download mod.
2) Download latest GZDoom version - Zdoom.org
3) Download or buy four Doom wads (doom.wad, doomu.wad, doom2.wad, tnt.wad, plutonia.wad).
4) Create new folder.
5) Put mod file "BDBE_v3.2c.pk3" in folder.
6) Unzip all files GZDoom in folder.
7) Put four Doom wads in folder.
8) Select mod file "BDBE_v3.2c.pk3" and move over "gzdoom.exe".
8b) You can create shortcut for fast launch and load mod and addons after gzdoom.exe.
Now you can create new or copy any other shortcut. Open shortcut properties:
In "Target" you must specify the path to folder. After gzdoom.exe you must add necessary megawad, mod and addons.
Example for Doom, Doom 2: Hell on Earth, Final Doom: TNT Evilution, Final Doom: Plutonia Experiment:
"D:\Games\Brutal Doom BE\gzdoom.exe" BDBE_v3.2c.pk3 AltDHTP.pk3 LP.pk3 BD2.pk3 ADAMP.pk3
Example if you want load other unofficial megawads (levels):
"D:\Games\Brutal Doom BE\gzdoom.exe" -file hellbound.wad BDBE_v3.2c.pk3 AltDHTP.pk3 LP.pk3 BD2.pk3 ADAMP.pk3
In "Start in" you must select your Doom folder.
Now you can fast and easy launch game.
== GZDoom settings ==
In this video you can watch my settings in game - Youtube.com
In first want to thank all Doom community and Brutal Doom community. For advice, help and resources. Thank you to those who helped, not refused and allowed to use their stuffs. It's very difficult to know and remember everyone authors of all original stuffs, but need try to list. If someone missed, please remind.
Sergeant_Mark_IV ("Brutal Doom")
pa1nki113r ("Project Brutality")
Doomguy5th ("Insanity's Brutality")
MajorCooke, DBThanatos and ZZYZX ("D4D: Doom(4)")
dal_lemos ("Neo Doom")
Doomguy141 ("Brutal Doom Redemption")
Gifty ("Smooth Doom")
Nash Muhandes (SpriteShadow)
Nash Muhandes, Caligari87, Tormentor667 (MotionBlur)
The author of shotgun shell smoke in Brutal Doom v21
Detailed and updated credits in Game: Black Tractate - Black Edition Options - Credits.
Thanks everyone who play in mod.