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Find Doom a bit too dark? Doom: The Golden Souls 2 is a free colourful FPS

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Doom: The Golden Souls 2 is another interesting free GZDoom game, taking some inspirations from Mario. Yes—really. It's the same developer behind the Castlevania: Simon's Destiny fan game.

Here's what the they said about it:

Doom : The Golden Souls 2 is the sequel of the groundbreaking mario styled hub-based mod, this time you'll travel through levels with a world map, unlocking new paths by reaching secret exits or by collecting big coins. You must retrieve 7 Golden Souls stolen by the Cyberdemon's minions in order to save the world... once again!

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To run it, you need GZDoom v3.4.1 at a minimum according to what the developer noted in the download.

Testing it out myself, it's actually not bad, somewhat amusing in fact. A little weird though, since you're fighting demons in a rather colourful setting with cheery music.

You can find the announcement post here on the ZDoom forum. Also on ModDB.

Hat tip to nate.

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razing32 29 June 2018 at 9:59 am UTC
The juxtaposition is hilarious IMHO
Nezchan 29 June 2018 at 1:10 pm UTC
I may play the hell out of this.
Nezchan 29 June 2018 at 1:33 pm UTC
Um...I've got it downloaded and GZDoom installed, but...HOW do I play it? There are no instructions that come in the Golden Souls 2 package.

I don't think they took people with no modding experience into account.
razing32 29 June 2018 at 1:59 pm UTC
KelsUm...I've got it downloaded and GZDoom installed, but...HOW do I play it? There are no instructions that come in the Golden Souls 2 package.

I don't think they took people with no modding experience into account.

I think something like this
Haven't done it in a while. Have to try after work.

#gzdoom -file <mod>.pk3 
Nezchan 29 June 2018 at 2:03 pm UTC
razing32
KelsUm...I've got it downloaded and GZDoom installed, but...HOW do I play it? There are no instructions that come in the Golden Souls 2 package.

I don't think they took people with no modding experience into account.

I think something like this
Haven't done it in a while. Have to try after work.

#gzdoom -file <mod>.pk3 

So the only way to do it is via terminal?
razing32 29 June 2018 at 2:08 pm UTC
Kels
razing32
KelsUm...I've got it downloaded and GZDoom installed, but...HOW do I play it? There are no instructions that come in the Golden Souls 2 package.

I don't think they took people with no modding experience into account.

I think something like this
Haven't done it in a while. Have to try after work.

#gzdoom -file <mod>.pk3 

So the only way to do it is via terminal?

Not 100% sure. Have not done it in some time

I think in the GUI you can place the WAD and MOD file. I recall using it like that for Brutal doom.
razing32 29 June 2018 at 2:29 pm UTC
Kels
razing32
KelsUm...I've got it downloaded and GZDoom installed, but...HOW do I play it? There are no instructions that come in the Golden Souls 2 package.

I don't think they took people with no modding experience into account.

I think something like this
Haven't done it in a while. Have to try after work.

#gzdoom -file <mod>.pk3 

So the only way to do it is via terminal?

OK , i can confirm terminal DOES work.
Not sure how you can add it to the GUI menu.
Seems it only detects the WAD files in ~/.config/gzdoom , but not the pk3 files.
Maybe a desktop shortcut with the command in it ?
mcphail 29 June 2018 at 3:53 pm UTC
KelsUm...I've got it downloaded and GZDoom installed, but...HOW do I play it? There are no instructions that come in the Golden Souls 2 package.

I don't think they took people with no modding experience into account.

I could make a snap for this very easily, but they haven't included a licence file so I couldn't distribute it
Tchey 29 June 2018 at 4:06 pm UTC
Hi, i don't get how to play it.


$ gzdoom -file GoldenSouls2_1.0.pk3

GZDoom g3.4.1 - 2018-06-13 23:44:12 +0200 - SDL version
Compiled on Jun 16 2018

M_LoadDefaults: Load system defaults.
Cannot find a game IWAD (doom.wad, doom2.wad, heretic.wad, etc.).
Did you install GZDoom properly? You can do either of the following:

1. Place one or more of these wads in ~/.config/gzdoom/.
2. Edit your ~/.config/gzdoom/gzdoom.ini and add the directories of your
iwads to the list beneath [IWADSearch.Directories]
tchey@tchey-NEW ~/.config/gzdoom $ 

leo640 29 June 2018 at 4:14 pm UTC
TcheyHi, i don't get how to play it.


$ gzdoom -file GoldenSouls2_1.0.pk3

GZDoom g3.4.1 - 2018-06-13 23:44:12 +0200 - SDL version
Compiled on Jun 16 2018

M_LoadDefaults: Load system defaults.
Cannot find a game IWAD (doom.wad, doom2.wad, heretic.wad, etc.).
Did you install GZDoom properly? You can do either of the following:

1. Place one or more of these wads in ~/.config/gzdoom/.
2. Edit your ~/.config/gzdoom/gzdoom.ini and add the directories of your
iwads to the list beneath [IWADSearch.Directories]
tchey@tchey-NEW ~/.config/gzdoom $ 


gzdoom said: Cannot find a game IWAD (doom.wad, doom2.wad, heretic.wad, etc.)

you need a wad file in order to play gzdoom with a mod, download freedoom.wad y then type the following:

$ gzdoom -iwad freedoom.wad -file GoldenSouls2_1.0.pk3
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