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Total Chaos Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 29, 2018.

  • by booman, Dec 29, 2018 at 1:24 PM
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    Arriving at Fort Oasis was no vacation. The community of coal miners have mysteriously dissapeared and left facility looking like a wasteland. You receive a transmission on your radio about a sole survivor.... Explore the remains of the island, craft weapons and gear to survive, slay evil minions and more.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Total Chaos in GZDoom

    Note: This guide applies to the Moddb Doom II version of Total Chaos. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about GZDoom, see the online manual: https://zdoom.org/wiki/GZDoom

    Mint 19 64-bit
    GeForce GTX 1060
    Nvidia 396.54
    GZDoom 3.6.0

    Download GZDoom for your distro
    https://zdoom.org/downloads
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    Save it to your computer
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    Double-click to install GZDoom
    Click Install (Mint)
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    Go to your Menu and run GZDoom one time
    Click OK
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    Download the Total Chaos Standalone
    https://www.moddb.com/mods/total-chaos/downloads/total-chaos-10
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    Click "Download Now"
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    Note: There is also a "Retro Edition" for improved performance on lower spec computers.

    Open "totalchaos_standalone_1000b.zip" with your Archive Manager
    Select all files
    Click Extract
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    Navigate to the GZDoom directory
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.config/gzdoom
    Click Extract
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    Click "Show the Files"
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    The gzdoom directory now has the Total Chaos standalone installed
    Here is the .pk3 we will use to launch it with GZDoom
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    Note: I was not able to find a way to put all of the game files in a single folder and launch it with GZDoom

    Test GZDoom and make sure Total Chaos launches
    Open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)
    Type:
    Code:
    gzdoom -file totalchaos.pk3
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    Code should start scrolling up and the game should launch after 10 seconds...
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    Then you will see the title screen in fullscreen
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    Controls

    Total Chaos is using the standard Doom controls
    Update the controls to WSAD and jump, crouch, etc.
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    Grain Effect

    The film grain effect might be a bit intense. You can turn it off in the Options, Post Processing menu

    Shortcut to Total Chaos (Mint)

    Right-click the menu
    Click Configure
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    Click "Open the menu editor"
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    Select "Games"
    Click "New Item"
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    Name: Total Chaos
    Command: gzdoom -file totalchaos.pk3
    Click the icon
    Navigate to the Total Chaos icon folder
    Select the Total Chaos icon
    Click OK
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    Now you can launch Total Chaos from the Menu
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    Conclusion:
    Total Chaos runs pretty well, but has a few stutters... It didn't affect game-play and the developer is working on optimizing it. In fact, there is a "Retro Edition" that is already optimized for lower spec computers like laptops and netbooks.
    I found the game to be a fun survival exploration action game. I love the levels, interaction, crafting and action mechanics. The developer spent a lot of time dialing in the game so it was a challenge, but still possible to have fun. The graphics and ambiance is amazing considering they are using a modified Doom engine.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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