After what must seem like forever, the team that is developing DoomChronicles is here to to deliver! For those of you that have been in a coma, or living in a commune, and are wondering what this mod is all about, then read on: DoomChronicles is a modification for Doom3 that revamps the multiplayer experience with the addition of many features; This mod aims to provide an improved multiplayer experience by bringing a mix of classic and new gameplay elements and improved technical aspects to Doom3, and is more centered on creating a solid gameplay than having high customization abilities.
Some of the fixes in this version include:
- Fixed the powerup timer not resetting for the local client on a listen server.
- Fixed the speed of the run animation to match the increased movement speed.
- Fixed several issues related to items respawn times.
- Fixed a bug causing increased bandwidth usage.
- Improved the weapons pickup trigger size.
- Fixed some issues with projectiles impact effects.
The bots support all of DoomChronicles features including the alternate fire of weapons and are capable of using elevators, jumppads and teleporters to navigate the maps; this release also improves network performance by fixing an issue causing excessive bandwidth usage.
Some of the changes included are:
- Revamped the pre-game warmup, now it can be truly disabled and the HUD displays more info such the count down timer and player names in tourney games.
- Removed the spawn effects “shake” due performance and gameplay issues.
- Removed the player spawn animation due visual and gameplay issues
Note: If you currently have v0.10, you need to go here for the update patch. Linux and Mac support is planned and will be ready shortly after initial release.
Refer to the readme for more information.
*************************************************************** * DoomChronicles * * Multiplayer v0.20 * * www.doomchronicles.com * *************************************************************** =============================================================== INSTALLATION =============================================================== Note: Archiving software (WinZip, WinRAR, WinAce or similar) may be required for successful installation. |::| Open with the archiving software of choice and extract the contents of "DoomChroniclesMP.zip" maintaining folder structure. |::| Move the extracted contents (which should be a folder and two .bat files) into the Doom3 installation directory (default C:\Program Files\Doom 3\). |::| Start Doom 3 and click on the "Mods" button, select "DoomChroniclesMP" from the list and click on the "Load Mod" button. |::| Alternatively double click on the file "DC_MP_Client.bat" within the Doom3 directory. |::| Once the mod has been launched, look for, or create, a multiplayer game. Note: DoomChroniclesMP requires Doom3 with v1.3.1 patch installed. Note: Setup instructions for patch-only downloads are the same, only changes the name of the .zip file and allow to replace files if asked. Note: Linux and Mac support is planned and will be ready shortly after initial release. =============================================================== CHANGELOG V0.10 to v0.20: =============================================================== Additions: * Bots with an advanced artificial intelligence capable of using all the DoomChronicles features, such as the secondary fire and jump pads. * Main menu window for configuring bots on listen servers. * Auto-Bots system which allows servers to fill a minimum number of slots with bots, for more information and instructions on its use; check the file docs\bots.tx. * Chaingun bullets can penetrate multiple players. Changes: * Revamped the pre-game warmup, now it can be truly disabled and the HUD displays more info such the count down timer and player names in tourney games. * Removed the spawn effects “shake” due performance and gameplay issues. * Removed the player spawn animation due visual and gameplay issues. Fixes: * Fixed the powerup timer not resetting for the local client on a listen server. * Fixed the speed of the run animation to match the increased movement speed. * Fixed several issues related to items respawn times. * Fixed a bug causing increased bandwidth usage. * Improved the weapons pickup trigger size. * Fixed some issues with projectiles impact effects. =============================================================== GAME SERVERS =============================================================== For a constantly updated list of DoomChronicles servers check the servers page in our website. =============================================================== FEATURES =============================================================== DoomChronicles includes many new features, for a full list of our main features, maps, weapons, bots, and items check our website features section. =============================================================== KNOWN ISSUES =============================================================== Ambient Lighting: Nvidia video cards running old drivers (60.xx to early 70.xx) may have problems drawing ambient lighting correctly which may cause excessively dark or pitch black maps, updating drivers to the latest version should correct this issue. Game Browser: Bots are not reported to the game browser and servers may look empty when in fact they are running bots, this due a technical problem and cannot be fixed since it would require access to the engine source code. =============================================================== SUPPORT & FEEDBACK =============================================================== Support and feedback forums are available our website where the team and community members will try to help players that are having trouble installing or playing DoomChronicles. =============================================================== CREDITS =============================================================== Bamfu Games (past and present): Current Members: Nivelxe: Team Leader, Coder, Mapper, Webmaster. Past Members who feature work in the mod: Cody64: Team Leader, Coder, Animator. Krankymonkee: Lead Mapper. Pablo Messier: Music. Special Thanks: DescX: For his help with weapons code. cusTom3: For his help with multiplayer code bugs. Vikram Jadhav (clone JC Denton): For his rail beam code. Jarad "TinMan" Hansen: For his bots. Special Credits: Dale Thorpe: The font “Beware” used on the game menus. =============================================================== LEGAL/DISCLAIMER =============================================================== THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. You may not include or distribute this mod in any sort of commercial product without permission from the author. You may not mass distribute this mod via any non-electronic means, including but not limited to compact disks, and floppy disks without permission from the author. You may distribute the software only if it is free of charge and the original archive remains intact. All trademarks are property of their legal owners.
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