This week saw the release of The Dooomed Invsaion off The Doomde Dmeons from the Doomed Planet of Doom, a project built on Spear of Destiny that appears to be a parody of the various DOOM themed Wolfenstein 3D mods that have come out over the many years in the community.
Attributed to “honto janai” and released by TryHardWolfers, this project appears designed to come off as low effort as possible, with odd mapping choices and some unusual enemy behaviours. Counter to this, the game boasts some interesting and cool gameplay changes (As is typical of the TryHardWolfers account) which elevate this project above many of the older DOOM-themed projects out there.
The game comes with all the files necessary to play, but will require DosBox or some other form of DOS emulation to run on modern operating systems.
Simply titled Gerolf’s SDM 2021, this two level project by community member Gerolf is the first project we’ve seen released for the Spear of Destiny Demo since Colonel Bill/Biergut’s project almost two years ago!
While built using the restrictions of the demo, this project features some small aesthetic changes to the engine, but does not stray far from the original.
The project runs on Wolf4SDL, and being built on the demo, legally comes with all the files needed to run the project!
Serpens has been continuing on with releases for the MacenWolf project; a project that seeks to port most mods from the now-defunct Macintosh Wolf3D community to Wolf4SDL, and doing so in a way that tries to keep the experience as authentic to the original as possible.
This week sees two more mapsets by the infamous Laz Rojas!
Mutant’s Lair (Shown Left) is a 10 map project that follows a story very similar to that of Episode 2 of the original Wolfenstein 3D.
The Haunted Castle (Shown Right) spans seven maps, and does something not often seen, utilizing the Pac-Man ghosts as a central element rather than something to be tucked away in a secret level.
Wolfenstein 3D In G Minor is a new project created by AstroCreep using LZWolf. While only being one level, this map is four times the size of a normal Wolfenstein 3D map, and takes advantage of features in LZWolf to add a little variety to the experience (Detailed in the project’s download). This is also a mod that includes sprites created using Dunkelschwamm’s Wolf3D Boss Generator, which randomly generates boss sprites based on settings specified by the user.
Thomas Weiling has emerged with a new set of maps for Spear of Destiny!
Year of the Angel is a full collection of 21 levels, with a goal to “merge the suspense and the atmosphere of Episode 2 together with Spear of Destiny itself”. The game is challenging, with Mutant enemies from the outset; be warned!
Year of the Angel is a pure mapset, and as such will require a copy of the full version of Spear of Destiny to play. However, it should work with any Wolf3D source port (And comes with included files for LZWolf and ECWolf).
This week has seen Serpens continue to release new ports in the evergrowing MacenWolf project. Wolfenstein Adventures is a collection of 26 maps spread over 16 scenarios created by Josh Mills.
In a fashion similar to what occured with Simon’s Oldies a few months ago, Serpens has split Wolfenstein Adventures into two playable collections, and included a bonus folder full of vintage modding guides and other text files that apparently used to accompany Josh’s projects. Interesting artifacts for those interested!
TryHardWolfers has released a new project entitled V-Day to celebrate! In it, BJ Blazkowicz finds himself covered in a dangerous Nazi love potion.. To win, the player has to find all the items necessary to wash the chemicals off, all the while avoiding the soldiers’ loving “embrace”.
As usual, a very different and interesting approach to games from THW, and worth the play.
V-Day will run without any other game files, but will require an emulator like DosBox to be able to play.
Edit: Download has been updated to latest version; including some mapping tweaks on maps E4M4 and E6M8, and cleaning up the mapping data.
Wolf3DGuy has brought us a new, vanilla-inspired project this month.
Wolfenstein 3D The Way ID Did is a large 60 level game that tries to replicate the mapping style and philosophies of the original Wolfenstein 3D. Wolf3DGuy -inspired by Doom The Way ID Did– has gone as far as to attempt to ascertain which member of id Software made which levels, and to best emulate their style in the matching level of this project.
Being a project focussed on mapping, this game will require the full version of Wolfenstein 3D to be able to play. Wolf3DGuy has packed an optional pk3 file, so the project can be played using the original DOS version, Wolf4SDL, LZWolf and ECWolf!