Grimm Quest for the Gatherer's Key is a Hack and Slash Fantasy game with some platforming elements that leans heavily on extremely bloody and satisfying gameplay. Players can explore a huge world that often offers several different routes that lead to accomplishment. Almost every part of it is customizable to taste, not only the graphical aspects but also it's gameplay aspects.
This is the final Windows release of Grimm:Quest for the Gatherer's Key. It offers many updates and bugfixes over the original releases and is the definitive free 'Mod' version.
This is Grimm Quest for the Gatherer's Key.
SUPER IMPORTANT: GRIMM DOES NOT RUN WITH THE BFG EDITION OF DOOM3!
RIGHTS and stuff:
- All original content & code copyright ID Software and their owners.
- All other code added for grimm and sikk mod fall under their own GPL license, it would be considered common courtesy and your moral obligation to contact me via Moddb.com before using any code that is not part of the original GPL/SDK license.
- You are not allowed to redistribute any custom assets of this mod such as sounds/models/etc.. without prior written consent.
- Just contact me before doing anything with the mod here, it's the right thing to do and I'm open to anything! Moddb.com
STARTING / INSTALLATION INSTRUCIONS:
- If you have a previous version of Grimm, remove it totally!
- Unrar/unzip the RAR or ZIP file you downloaded into the root of your doom 3 folder. e.g. (C:\Games\Doom 3) making sure to use the FOLDER extraction method.
- This will create a new folder called 'grimm' in the root folder of your doom 3 installation.
- Start Grimm from the 'mods' menu.
OR: Create a shortcut to Doom3 and add the following:
"+set fs_game grimm"
"C:\Program Files\Doom 3\DOOM3.exe" +set fs_game grimm
IMPORTANT: FOR ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES BELOW.
Known issues & bugs:
Issue: Sometimes after switching very quickly between weapons the torch doesn't light up anything.
Fix: Switch to a different weapon and back
Issue: While using SSAO I can see artefacts everywhere, sometimes in the form of grain and other times I can clearly see the edges of transparent textures.
Fix: This is inherent for the Doom 3 engine and cannot be fixed. Either accept these graphical artefacts or turn of SSAO.
Issue: The game is far too dark!
Fix(es) There are many ways to fix this. You can adjust light levels using the g_brightness and g_gamma console options, or by adjusting them from the main menu. You can also adjust the ambient lighting properties, please read the sikkmod readme for more instructions about graphical issues, tweaks and performance.
Issue: Particles sometimes turn into black squares.
Fix: Save your game, restart Doom 3 and load your last saved game.
Issue: The game only runs on windows!
Fix: There currently is no version for either Linux or Mac available of Grimm, but I am planning to implement them in the future.
If you can compile on either Linux or Mac, please register and www.doom3world.org and let me know! :)
Issue: The game is too hard!
Fix: Play it on an easier mode, there is absolutely no shame in that whatsoever.
Grimm is harder than other games, especially on Hard. I myself have not even tested Nightmare mode but I am sure it's possible.
Can you play Grimm on nightmare mode? Make a movie on it and post it on youtube!
Issue: The game is too easy!
Fix: Play it on a harder difficulty mode, if you claim you can play it on nightmare... make a video of it and post it on youtube! :)
Issue: What is Grimm's Challenge?
Answer: It is a battle arena where you can hone your skills with the Scythe, quite addictive as well.
SO WHAT IS GRIMM QUEST FOR THE GATHERER'S KEY?
It's a fantasy hack&slash game with a lot of platforming elements that you might find in games like the Prince of Persia or Tomb Raider series, but from a First Person perspective. The world that players enter is wrought with danger. There are traps and enemies around each corner, coupled with pitfalls and abysses to cross. Cunning is often more important than quick reflexes (but those help too). The world of Grimm offers no remorse! Players will get very basic information and will have to learn how to travel this world by trial and error. Each weapon will require skill and has a learning curve. Most weapons have special attacks that can be used.
Make sure to check out the gameplay videos and screenshots in the video and image sections of the websites below.
For all information and queries, please point your webbrowser to: Moddb.com
For all bug reports and support, please visit: Doom3world.org
Register an account at doom3world and post in the thread I linked to, I do not provide support anywhere else.
You can also take a look at the youtube channel for Grimm: Youtube.com
Did you like what you see? Spread the word! :)
Based on the award winning Doom3 engine, enhanced with fully customizable features such as Parallax Mapping, HDR, Bloom, SSAO and other high-end features coming from Sikkpin's SikkMod, Grimm looks and plays like a modern game. This mod will move to Doom3 GPL as soon as it is released.
Heaven and Hell are at war and have been closed off to new souls. Human souls now wander in purgatory after death, unable to go up to Heaven or descend down to Hell. The angel, Gabriel, has stolen The Grim Reaper's key of the Gatherer's Keep, the entrance to both Heaven and Hell. He is determined to fight his way through the souls in purgatory and the Demons and Angels in Heaven and in Hell to regain what is rightfully his and restore order.
You are the Grim Reaper.
And Lo those that stand in the way of the Grim Reaper and His Scythe.
For Ever Lasting Death will be their Fate.
USE THIS SOFTWARE AT YOUR OWN RISK. I CAN HOLD NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR THE USAGE OF THIS SOFTWARE. IT IS RELEASED ONLY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL VALUE.
Have fun playing Grimm!