HD Veteran+ (v2.0) for DOOM 3 & RoE

DO NOT INSTALL/PLAY WITHOUT READING THE IMPORTANT NOTES & INSTRUCTIONS!
MAKE ALL GRAPHICAL CHANGES THROUGH THE "AUTOEXEC" FILE!

This mod was designed and tested for the dhewm3 sourceport, found here: Dhewm3.org

Original mod credits:
- veteranD3, by Slade
- Arl's Improved models, by Arl
- High-poly Models meshes, by Sikkpin
- High-poly weapon LWO, by Rockmong
- Enhanced Doom 3 models 1.1, by Evilengine
- High Poly Models (repack), by sluggard_
- Green Plasmagun, by Phrozo
- Parallax Extreme, by Junkguy/[x26]VOLAND/Maha-XRygel/Dafama2k7
- Wulfen Texture Pack, by Wulfen
- High-Res Pipes, by Wulfen/Tets1
- MonoXead Textures, by MonoXead
- Redux, by Clear_strelok
- Widescreen Fix, by Clear_strelok
- Essential HD Pack, by H3llBaron
- Wulfen Texture Fix, by Dafama2k7
- HD Delta Kiosk, by MarcelusSK

Compiled by: jacobn928
I take no credit for any of the features this mod offers. I have compiled mods from many different creators into one package, solely for convenience. The only thing I have done myself is edited and/or deleted some of the files to make them compatible with Dhewm3 and the other mods, and adjusted ammo counts/health pickups/etc. If any of the original creators would like their mod removed from this package, please contact me and I will remove it as soon as possible. (I found the AI scripts and audio log mods through links on a Steam forum, both with no discernible author. If you made one or both of these mods, please let me know and I'll add your credit to the list.)


INTRODUCTION:

HD Veteran+ (v2.0) brings a challenging, refreshed, and exciting way to experience DOOM 3. This mod greatly extends the difficulty of the game; the player will take more damage from enemies, deal less damage to enemies, and pick up less ammo throughout the game. The enemy AI scripts have been edited to make them more aggressive as well. To balance these setbacks, your arsenal has been re-worked to fit a new combat style; every move you make is now a careful choice, and can be the deciding factor between life and death. Choose your weapons and strategy wisely!

In addition to gameplay changes, this mod greatly increases the graphical quality of the game. Textures and models have been updated to look more vivid and crisp, as well as the lighting and shadows. AI and weapon models are more detailed, the UI is now in full HD, and the loading splash-screens have also been updated. All of this adds up to make the game much more vivid and atmospheric.

I highly recommend this mod for both new and returning players of DOOM 3. Good luck, and have fun!


INSTRUCTIONS:

DOOM 3:
-Unzip the file using an extraction software such as WinZip or WinRAR
-Place the "HD Veteran+" folder in your DOOM 3 directory (not \base)
-Select HD Veteran+ from the mods menu
-Start a new game and enjoy!

RESURRECTION OF EVIL:
-Unzip the file using an extraction software such as WinZip or WinRAR
-Place the contents of "d3xp HDVet+" into the "d3xp" folder in your DOOM 3 directory -OR- Create a new folder in the directory, copy "pak000" and "pak001" into the folder, then copy the mod files (this keeps the mod separate from vanilla RoE)
-Copy zzz_pak004, 005, 006, and 007sikk from "HD Veteran+" into either "d3xp", your separate mod folder, or "base" (these files contain most of the HD textures and lighting)
-Start a new game, or select your modded folder from the mods menu
NOTE: adding files to "base" will affect your vanilla DOOM 3 installation, but you can always just remove them after playing RoE


FEATURES:

-Stronger and more aggressive enemies
-Fewer ammo pickups throughout the game
-Less armor and health gained from pickups
-High quality models, textures, lighting, and other graphical aspects
-A redesigned arsenal of weapons
-Realistic audio log sounds
-High quality UI and splash screens


WEAPONS:

-Grenades, chainsaw, and grabber are now togglable, and cannot be accessed by scrolling through your weapons. Instead, you can quickly switch back and forth between your guns and these specialty weapons. The grabber and double barrel have also been given separate keybinds in RoE, and are no longer tied to the fists and shotgun.

Pistol:
-Holds 10 rounds
-Does more headshot damage but less damage to body shots

Shotgun:
-Holds 5 shells
-Spread decreased
-Now reloads one shell at a time
-Individual pellets do less damage

Machinegun:
-Holds 50 rounds
-Spread increased
-Alternate texture

Chaingun:
-Holds 60 rounds
-Spread increased
-Rate of fire slightly increased
-Alternate texture

Grenades:
-Less bouncy

Plasmagun:
-Holds 30 rounds
-Now fires glowing green plasma
-Damage increased
-Splash damage added (be careful!)

Rocket Launcher:
-No changes

BFG 9000:
-No changes


IMPORTANT NOTES:

Use Dhewm3 to play this mod!

This mod works best, and has been faithfully tested, using the Dhewm3 sourceport. Attempts to play it with vanilla D3 have been varied; at first there were multiple graphical issues, including problems with widescreen stretching and textures not loading. After completely reinstalling the game, the mod was running smoothly. Upon starting the game again after closing it, however, the graphical issues returned. This mod is also incompatible with the Lost Mission expansion pack, even in Dhewm3; the game will crash randomly, textures will not load, difficulty will remain unchanged, and the UI will not be formatted correctly. If you would still like to try and play it with these issues, just copy everything inside the "d3xpHD" folder into "d3lm". (If anyone who is more well-versed in modding/coding can fix any of the issues listed above, then please do! I am not very experienced when it comes to this kind of stuff, and I'm sure there's a fix that I'm just not seeing.)

If you want to alter graphical settings, please use the "autoexec.cfg" file in the mod folder. Attempting to do so from the main menu may cause problems. Everything you can safely change is inside the CFG file, and you can also add new lines to the file at your discretion. (I have already added a code; an FOV setting. Feel free to change this to your liking)

This mod causes the sentry bots to have a super high rate-of-fire. This was not intentional by me, and none of the original mods included listed this as a feature. Regardless, I think it adds to the game in a positive way, making the sentry bots a very useful ally during harder sections of the game. I couldn't find out what was causing this, so I unfortunately have no idea how to remove it if you don't like this change.

Hope you enjoy playing this as much as I have, and a HUGE thanks to all of the D3 modders out there! None of this would be possible without all of your hard work and dedication.

Please let me know if you encounter any bugs and I'll try my best to fix it.

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Please read the "README" file before playing. Installation instructions below. Enjoy!

HD Veteran+ (v1.0) [OLD & OUTDATED]

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Old version of HD Veteran+, download the most recent file.

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Sergio_bb
Sergio_bb

Hello! Tell me, how to make the zombie corpses not disappear in RoE?

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pummelmuffin
pummelmuffin

I'd love to try this but I've either screwed up big time or this is suffering from a whole new, unique version of Sikkmod's old AMD problems. Not sure how to get screenshots in Dhewm but every texture is pure black other than computer screens, lights and reflections.
Tried dealing with the usual solutions to the issues with AMD cards, didn't seem to change anything, so I'm not sure if that's actually what's going on or not.

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jacobn928 Creator
jacobn928

Ah crap, forgot to put this in the readme! It is the Sikkmod/AMD problem; the file “zzz_pak007sikk” contains a lot of the lighting effects from Sikkmod. I couldn’t find a fix for it except for deleting it completely. It will remove some of the HD lighting, but that’s just a small portion of the mod.

Everything else should still work, but let me know if you have any more issues.

(P.S. Dhewm3 stores screenshots in Documents/My Games/Dhewm3)

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Guest
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Files link?

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jacobn928 Creator
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Uploading now, should be ready in about 45 mins

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