Freedoom is a project to create a complete Doom II-compatible IWAD file which is Free Software' The IWAD file is the file used by Doom which contains all the game data (graphics, sound effects, music, etc')' While the Doom source code is Free, you currently still need one of the proprietary IWAD files from id in order to play Doom' Freedoom aims to create a Free alternative' Combined with the GPL-licensed Doom source code this will result in a complete Free Doom-based game' The Freedoom project has already succeeded in creating a complete set of replacement textures for the original Doom games, as well as a large amount of extra material (sound effects, graphics, sprites, etc)' All of the Freedoom material can be freely redistributed, modified and reused without restriction provided credit is given to the project'
This is basically Brutal Doom with none of the gameplay changes... just the blood and gore, nothing else. This is for compatibility with Total Conversions. Another advantage is that it can be used for any IWAD (except Strife and Hacx)... so I guess you could call it very lite brutal doom.
Many people requested me a version of Brutal Doom without any gameplay modifications at all. I created Brutal Doom Lite, but it still had the custom deaths that would make TCs unplayable, plus modified enemy AI that would modify the gameplay.
Ketchup is a plain gore mod. Nothing in the gameplay is changed. Just gibs and more gibs for your satisfaction. All enemies can be gibed. Even your chainsaw and plasma rifle can sometimes gib enemies.
So... why is this called an Universal Gore Mod? Because this is not a gore mod for Doom, it's a gore mod for any game that can run on the zdoom-based engines. It's a ludicrous gibs mod for Doom, Freedoom, Heretic, HeXen, Strife, and anything else in a single half mb file.
For now, Doom, Freedoom, HeXen, Heretic, and Chex Quest can be played with it. Strife and Hacx support is planned, and maybe modified versions to work with wads such as kdizd, NeoDoom, Return of the Triad, and others.
You can play this with Samsara, just make sure to load Samsara first, and make Ketchup stuff get loaded after it. The only compatibility issue is that Chex Warrior will not able to teleport enemies, they will just die. But I think this is not an issue in a gore mod.
Test 4 changelog:
- Modified some decals.
- Blood no longer creates splashes or step sounds on wads that have this kind of stuff in TERRAIN lumps.
- Improved compatibility with Particle Fire Enhancer Mod
- [Doom] Increased gib health of Zombies and Imps from 9 to 11, and now they cant be gibed by pistols anymore.
- [Chex Quest] Added some junk pieces from Brutal Strife that are spawned when armoured enemies such as the Armored Bipedicus dies.