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  • Kazashi
    Participant
    #2294

    Almost by co-incidence I have been playing through Blood during the past week or so.

    There is a reason, not just because of DOS Game Club but because of the latest release of NBlood. This is an EDuke32-based port of the original game, and for people who may have issues with DOSBox or obtaining suitable hardware I have found it to be an excellent option.

    I was one of those who originally played Blood back in the day as a brand new game that someone *ahem* managed to obtain. BloodBath was extremely popular at our LAN parties, and while not necessarily my favourite of the BUILD games, I definitely find a lot to appreciate about Blood, even in this latest playthrough.

    I might post some more thoughts after a bit more playtime.

    Tijn
    Tijn
    Keymaster
    Podcaster
    #2295

    Ah, that’s a good option! I’ve heard of some people who were struggling to get it working correctly with Dosbox, so maybe NBlood is a good option for them 🙂


    Kazashi
    Participant
    #2298

    If anyone is also interested in trying NBlood:

    https://nukeykt.retrohost.net/

    Has links to a Win64 binary and source code on GitHub.


    M2tias
    Participant
    #2301

    I need to try NBlood. I’m not sure if Blood is actually that fast of a game or if dosbox is running it too fast :/


    Kazashi
    Participant
    #2302

    I have no idea how fast it is running for you in DOSBox, but IMO compared to other BUILD games it feels faster and harder.

    On that topic: enemies feel smarter and more aggressive, which I think is mostly achieved by having them chase you down promptly. Their weapons also bite; cultists carry the same kinds of weapon you do (i.e. shotgun, tommy gun, dynamite), and some monsters combine ranged and melee attacks.


    dr_st
    Participant
    #2304

    There’s also BloodCM which took a slightly different approach to NBlood; dunno if there is a point to it now that NBlood is out.

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