Quake 4 Weapons Realism Mod

This mod makes Q4 much more realistic (while still keeping the same feel to it). There are hundreds of minor and major changes, some of them...


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This mod makes Q4 much more realistic (while still keeping the same feel to it). There are hundreds of minor and major changes, some of them listed in the read-me.

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Quake 4 Weapons Realism Mod: Epilouge













I developed the Q4WRM one day by accident when my Quake 4 wouldn't start cause I turned anti-aliasing on. With some trouble, I got it to
work again. This mod basically enhances ALL weapons and attacks, making them more damaging. It also tweaks other parts of the game to make
it more enjoyable. A warning: this mod is meant to make your weapons more DAMAGING but not more POWERFUL. Most of the weapons shoot faster 
and have reduced clips. This mod was first developed on a really low end Linux PC, but now I have a new high end gaming PC so Quake 4 and 
I can test this mod on linux, bad machines, good machines and XP. This mod was developed for Q4 version 1.4 or higher, any lower than that
may cause trouble. A word of warning, with the machine gun, use short controllable bursts, I mean it;)


First Back up your "def", "progimg", "models", "sound", "glprogs", "effects", and "guis" folders, if you have them, located in your 
quake4/q4base/ folder, this is VERY important. If you don't have these folders then all you have to do to uninstall this mod is delete those
seven. You may only have a few of the folders BTW. Then, open up this zip, open up the q4wrmfv folder and go through the provided folders
until you find the folders named "def", "effects" and "guis". Copy those into your quake4/q4base/ folder and allow it to overwrite 
everything. In theory, the worst that can happen is your version of Q4 will revert back to the vanilla version, in which case you have failed
the install in some way. When I was making this mod, I bungled up the machine gun file in some way and it reverted to the default Q4 machine
gun so the same should hold true for every weapon. I'm NOT certain of this however, so don't go trying it out. To use it start Q4 like you
normally do and have fun. To get all the effects of this mod working, you will need to start a new level, either by getting to the next level
in your current game or by starting a new game.


If you want to restore your old Q4 for any reason you can edit the text files, labeled accordingly (eg. "Blaster", "berserker", etc.) Also, 
I have found deleting the gun text files restores the guns to a backup file. DO NOT TRY THIS UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO RISK BREAKING YOUR
GAME! If doing so broke Q4 then you could re-install this mod and edit the text files to whatever you think is good, or just re-install 
your game. Also, you should have backed up your files like I told you to, if you did then delete the "def", "progimg", "models", "sound",
"glprogs", "effects", and "guis" files and put the backup file(s) in their place.


I made this with the help of six other mods: the Ignited Plasma Thrower Mod, q4_corpsstay_and_selfshadow_v01, the Rhino Squad Light pack,
the DC guns mod, Murphys Marines and Unbalanced 1.8. Much thanks to their authors, they helped me make Q4 perfect, like it wasn't already;)
Basically, give credit to me and the other authors of the other mods if you edit this mod and re-distribute it. Also, do not sell this mod
or any part of it, in any way. Have fun! Also a specail thanks to Bladerunnercutter for his help with the shotgun light.


This mod was developed over a few months with the help of six other mods. The changes are listed below:

BLASTER: Higher damage, longer charge up time but bigger, more powerful explosions.

MACHINE-GUN: More damage, faster firing rate and smaller clips, new sound.

SHOTGUN: Much more damage, much smaller clips and more pellets.

HYPER-BLASTER: Faster fire rate and bigger clip. Has a new alternate fire which uses a scope, similar to the Machine-Gun's.

GRENADE LAUNCHER: Smaller clip, smaller explosion, huge damage. Has an alternate fire that is activated if you hold alt. fire. This shoots
fast moving impact grenades, new sound.

NAIL-GUN: More damaging and makes enimies magnetic when they die causing them to stick to metal for a while.

Rocket Launcher: More powerful, bigger explosion, much better explosion and trail effects.

RAIL GUN: Double the damage and faster firerate. No need to reload, Q2 style, new blue-colored texture.

LIGHTNING GUN: No changes, plasma thrower mod removed.

DARK MATTER GUN: Slower ball of death, more damage, more Q2 BFG style.

NAPALM GUN: Ammo for this weapon now provides more ammo and the gun can hold more ammunition. Improved impat effects when an enemy is hit.

HOVER-TRUCK: Now shoots super fast but with reduced damage, the turret is similar to an MG-42 now with an incredible firing speed but reduced

HOVER-TANK: What's that? Your tank cannon is a wimp? Ah, maybe I can help. Now the tank cannon reloads A LOT slower, however the explosion
is huge, more damaging, hit-scan and should flatten a Harvester in a shot or two. Machinegun is similar to the trucks one.

WALKER: How do those rockets stay in the air? They move so slow I think I could race them and win. The rockets now take longer to reload
though. Machinegun is the same.

TRAM: Same as the Hover-Trucks gun but the tram itself has two thirds of the trucks health.

The enemies AI is slightly improved and their attacks are a lot more damaging. ALL the bodies stay, including the bosses now. You start with
a machinegun like most of your marine friends do. You also get to start with body armor (50 armor points) like you are wearing when the
transport crashes. Also, you can carry 150 health and armor as a Strogg but only 100 health and 75 armor as a human. Your speed as a Strogg
is almost double what you have as a human. Also you have to hold shift (or whatever your "walk" key is) to run and you will walk when you 
are not holding shift, sorry to you lazy people;) Also, some weapon ammo values have been modified as I see fit. Your marines now have MUCH
improved damage so they should be able to kick some squib ass;) But on the downside, they have 5 times less health. Also, when they die 
they drop their weapon. And much more. If anyone has any questions, please contact me at [email protected] If I missed any credit or screwed
up somewhere, please email me and let me know so I can fix it. Some more changes are: There is a new texture for Tacticals and the Shotgun
now has a proper light, of course there are a few weapon tweaks and effects added.


V1: Weapons have modified damage, ROF, clip-size, effects and splash damage.
V2: Tweaks to the weapons and ammo, modified player def file AI changes and added a corpse-stay feature, other minor changes and tweaks.
V3: Improved and tweaked V2 changed the vehicles def files.
V4: Glitch with hyper-blaster-wielding AIs, some files tweaked, various bug fixes.
V5: Made team-mates drop their weapons upon death and made them a lot weaker health wise but better fighters.
V6: Alternate firing modes added to some weapons, modified effects. Added marine spawning cheats to spawn marines with names, etc.
EV: New Tactical textures, improved Shotgun light, various tweaks.


Concept and designer: Adam (AKA Slayer_2) [email protected]
Ignited Plasma Thrower weapon and rocket launcher effects: R.J. Bladerunnercutter
Rhino Squad Light Pack, the shotgun light effect and the spawning marines mod:  Mod By: William Murphy Email: [email protected]
The creator of the q4_corpsstay_and_selfshadow_v01
And many others who helped me with advice: dafama2k7 and Murph especailly.


Some things I wanted in this mod I couldn't figure out how to do. They are: add a dark matter lightning alt. fire for the DMG, add iron-
sights to the blaster, add a scoped mode for the shotgun which allows semi-auto fire with a tight spread, while un-zoomed is fully-auto
and add a normal lightning alt. fire mode to the lightning-gun. If anyone can help me with any of these, then please drop me a line at
[email protected] I integrated the Spawn Marines mod into V6 so thats at your disposal if you wish. Check the console commands and murphys
marine patch for more info on how to use them. I've also included a config file "Quake4Config.cfg" which includes all my binds. They are:
F1...........................Take a .jpg screenshot
F2...........................Quick save
F3...........................Toggle HUD
F4...........................Toggle third-person
F5...........................Stop time
F6...........................Spawn Marine with an MG
F7...........................Spawn Marine with an SG
F8...........................Spawn Marine with an HB
F9...........................Spawn Tech with an MG
F10..........................Spawn Tech with an SG
F11..........................Spawn Tech with an HB
F12..........................Spawn Medic with an MG
If You want to learn the codes for spawning these marines then open up the config file and take a look at its contents. I claim no
responsibility for ANYTHING that happens to you or any of your stuff if you use this mod. HAVE FUN!
P.S. Take care of Medic 'Slayer', He's like a brother to me;)

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