In today’s news, someone is out there making mods for Doom 2. And not only that, but they’re making grim, dark mods for Doom 2. Check out Trench Foot.
Hey do you remember Doom 2? That’s a question going around the internet a lot these days, because Doom and its sequel, in addition to being one of the most ported video games of all time–having successfully run on a printer, a player piano, a calculator, even a pregnancy test–are not only still around, but are still getting updates. As of September 3rd, a big update released for Ultimate Doom and Doom 2 on Steam, enabling support for various tools, like DeHackEd, a widescreen display option, the original DOS versions included, and of course, splitscreen multiplayer.
Split screen deathmatch has been changed to what is commonly known in the community as “Deathmatch 3.0.” Weapons will stay in the world after being picked up in order to account for the extreme lethality of DOOM’s weapons, and the weakness of the starting pistol, while all items and ammo respawn on a 30 second timer. Invulnerability and Invisibility will never respawn after being picked up for the first time.
I know! I didn’t know that you could still buy Doom anywhere. And you can play it on your PC as well–but, that’s not what brings us to the article today. Where there’s Doom, there are Doom modders. And today we’re looking at a recently released one called Trench Foot.
Trench Foot, inspired by the Siege of Vraks, a 17-year long battle to retake the Imperial Armoury world of Vraks Prime from Chaos, recently put up a Demo outlining a single level of the game. You can download it here. Inside you’ll find a rather extensive total conversion mod, replacing both monsters and weapons. Now obviously, Trench Foot can’t be the Imperial Guard exactly, nor can they call on GW’s proprietary Chaos Space Marines, so it’s 40K inspired without having licensed imagery all over everywhere.
But in a world where you’re hard pressed to find a game that puts you literally in the trenches (there are a ton of strategy games, but few 40K FPSes, and precious few putting you in the iron sights of a Guard), this might scratch the itch you’re looking for. And if nothing else, you can probably get it to run on an LCD screen you install on one of your Basilisks, so you can play 40K while you’re playing 40K.
What will you get Doom to run on next?