Doom 4 Vanilla mod for the classic Doom games is an amazing retro demake of Doom 2016, available for download

Doomworld’s member ‘Noiser’ has released an amazing mod for the classic Doom games. Doom 4 Vanilla basically demakes Doom 16 in Doom 1 or Doom 2. The modder has brought all of the enemies and weapons, and introduced some new maps. As such, this is a must-have mod for all Doom fans out there.

Doom 4 Vanilla has been under development for two years so it’s pretty cool witnessing the modder finally releasing it. As Noiser noted, Doom 4 Vanilla is full of dehacked tricks and with additional features, all under the limitations of the original Doom2.exe.

Some of the key features of this mod are the brightmaps for sprites and textures, the blood splats on floors and a custom palette with vivid tones. Moreover, it packs a new COLORMAP tint effects, and positions weapons on the center when fired. It also sports monsters with multiple abilities.

This mod also introduces some new demon abilities. For instance, the Mancubi can use flamethrowers and Revenants can use jetpacks. There are also some charging Pinkies, as well as insta-moving Summoners.

Doom 4 Vanilla works with any Doom source port, and you can download it from here.

Have fun!


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