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GZDoom continues maturing as a game engine to play the classics including the Doom series, Heretic and Hexen and more along with developers using it to make their own games (like the upcoming Selaco).

The latest and greatest is out now with GZDoom 4.6.0 as it continues to polish up the experience.

Here's the highlights of what's new:

  • Widescreen graphics for Heretic and Hexen
  • Sprite shadows like in the Build engine. Both in software and hardware renderer.
  • 16 bit channel PNG files can be read
  • DEHEXTRA working properly now
  • Various enhancements and fixes for ZScript.

Pictured - Heretic running with GZDoom 4.6.0.

That's only a little of what's new, digging into the actual changelog there's quite a lot of smaller changes as we've come to expect from each now GZDoom release. See more on the official site.

A good time to share! Be sure to let us know any recent fun discoveries that you can run with GZDoom. I've been seriously meaning to jump into Wolfenstein: Blade of Agony now it's finished.

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7 comments

Calinou 24 May
The new sprite shadows are great, and I'm already working on further improvements for them :)
Wait, the site says "ZDoom" now, not GZDoom. The project's name has shortened up or some?
tuubi 24 May
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Quoting: Perkeleen_VittupääWait, the site says "ZDoom" now, not GZDoom. The project's name has shortened up or some?

From the download page of that site:

QuoteZDoom now comes in multiple flavours! The primary port, GZDoom, sports advanced hardware (OpenGL) and enhanced software rendering capabilities, while the port LZDoom serves as an alternative with a different feature set, detailed below. Although the parent ZDoom codebase has been discontinued, the latest official release is available here for posterity.
Amazing release, I was always under the impression Hexen/Heretic already had widescreeen support :D

Been playing Blade of Agony lately, solid 10/10 commercial quality grade game.


Last edited by Avehicle7887 on 24 May 2021 at 11:14 pm UTC
ageres 25 May
Quoting: Avehicle7887I was always under the impression Hexen/Heretic already had widescreeen support :D
It's sprites for melee weapons that were extended to the right. For example, that's how original punching looks like:
https://i.imgur.com/h4oT2.png
If your display is wider, it doesn't look good.
Phlebiac 25 May
Quoting: Avehicle7887Been playing Blade of Agony lately, solid 10/10 commercial quality grade game.

I've only had a chance to play the first half-dozen levels or so, but I must say they did a fine job on it.
Faalhaas 25 May
Quoting: ageres
Quoting: Avehicle7887I was always under the impression Hexen/Heretic already had widescreeen support :D
It's sprites for melee weapons that were extended to the right. For example, that's how original punching looks like:
https://i.imgur.com/h4oT2.png
If your display is wider, it doesn't look good.
I just tried it out. The bar below also seems fixed:
GZDoom 4.5.0
GZDoom 4.6.0

Quoting: Avehicle7887Amazing release, I was always under the impression Hexen/Heretic already had widescreeen support :D

Been playing Blade of Agony lately, solid 10/10 commercial quality grade game.
Blade of Agony is the best GZDoom mod game I've ever seen. Played episode 1 (on GZDoom 4.5.0), so I will continue now with episode 2 (on GZDoom 4.6.0). Let's hope they stay compatible. ;)


Last edited by Faalhaas on 25 May 2021 at 10:11 pm UTC
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