DOOM 3 - Classic Shotgun Mod

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DOOM 3 - Classic Shotgun Mod
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Description: DOOM 3 - Classic Shotgun Mod

A simple mod for DOOM 3 that makes the shotgun act more like the pump shotgun in the original DOOM.

Classic DOOM shotgun for Doom ]|[
Author: Edward "Arcanum" Huyer
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This is a mod that makes the shotgun in Doom 3 act more like the shotgun in the original Doom, and less like the double-barreled shotgun from Doom 2.

The rate of fire of the shotgun is increased significantly, and the pellet spread is reduced from a 22(!) degree cone to a 7 degree cone. To help keep the weapon balanced, the number of pellets the shotgun fires is reduced to 7 from 13, and the reload time is doubled (one shell is loaded per reload animation instead of two). Zombies can readily be killed in one good hit, or 2-3 average hits (depending on zombie type), while it usually takes 2-3 solid body hits to take down an imp, though a good headshot will take them down in one.

The shotgun zombies also had their shotguns tweaked to act more like yours in terms of spread (damage is unchanged). (Interestingly, their shotguns already fired 7 pellets in a 5 degree cone. They now fire them in a 7 degree cone.)

INSTALLATION: Installation is pretty simple. If you've used mods from Quake, Quake 2, or possibly Quake 3, you probably already know how to do this. If not, read on.
1) Find your main Doom 3 directory. On my machine, it's C:\Program Files\Doom 3
2) Create a new directory in you main Doom 3 directory.
For instance, I've got C:\Program Files\Doom 3\shotgun
3) Put the shotgun.pk4 files from this archive in the directory you just created.
4) Start Doom 3, and select the mod from the Mods menu. It will be named whatever you named the directory you created.

DISCLAIMER: This mod is provided with no warranty. While the mod is harmless to the best of the author's knowledge, the author is not responsible for any damage that might be caused by the use of this mod. You use this modification at your own risk.

REDISTRIBUTION: This modification may be distributed freely provided that: 1) this text file is included in its entirety, and 2) The author is notified if the mod is included in a published compilation of some sort, such as a CD or DVD included with a magazine or sold individually.

ADAPTATION: This modification may be used as the basis for other mods provided the author is notified, and is credited in the documentation of the derivative mod.

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