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Hack #99. Thrill to the Sights and Sounds of Zentation

Zenon created this impressive Ascension mod.

This is one of the best modded maps that has been produced to date. Based on Ascension, Zenon has altered many textures and added a number of cool effects to the level. He says that he picked up most of his ideas by examining other mods and finding how they work in game play. He credits the 7th Sanctum group and Re-animators INC. for inspiring him to become a modder.

The Zentation mod includes cool textures throughout the map. These include bright red and black patterns on the floor and stone textures on the walls. It all adds up to an abstract art feel (see Figure 12-21).

Looking down at the Zentation mod

Figure 12-21. Looking down at the Zentation mod

All the weapons in this mod have new looks and abilities. The Magnum is now called the Uzi and it is modified to fire like a Submachine Gun. The Submachine Gun fires needles and is called the NBG. The Needler is renamed the Riddler and fires Beam Rifle bolts. The Needler also has new rings of light emerging from the muzzle. The Sniper Rifle is renamed the PSG-6 Rifle and fires bolts of energy. When someone is hit with this rifle, a shower of fire engulfs him. The Plasma Pistol is converted to the Force Gun and has a new charging animation. When released, the Force Gun fires balls of lightning at the target.

The modded Rocket Launcher fires two Wraith mortar rounds at once ...

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