Simon’s Destiny is one of the most Extraordinary Doom mods of all time

INCREDIBLE DOOM MOD - Simon's Destiny

Simon’s Destiny is a mod or a full conversion of Doom based on the NES Video games Castlevania.

Back in 1986 or in the 90’s I couldn’t have even imagined Castlevania being in First Person View. But, this developer(Batandy) has made it possible!

IT is a STANDALONE GAME

That’s right, its all completely for free. You don’t have to worry about purchasing doom2.wad or having any wads for that matter to experience this masterpiece.

Most mods require the doom2.wad or similar to work but you won’t have to worry about that for this game!

Simon’s Destiny Download

You can download Simon’s Destiny directly from the itch.io website.

Download – Simon’s Destiny Itch.io

You can also get version 1.4 from this media fire link.

Mirror Download Link – SimonsDestiny1.4

Install Guide

You will need to get the latest GZdoom and install it or extract it to a folder of your liking.

Download Link – GZDOOM

Be sure to download the correct files for your operating system.

Then you will want to follow these instructions:

  • Extract it in a folder
  • Place Castlevania.ipk3 in the same folder
  • Click gzdoom.exe 
  • Select OpenGL or Vulkan as your renderer, and Castlevania as the base iwad
  • Start the game!

After you are in the game be sure to set your settings to your preference! GZdoom offers alot of different options, check them out before fully diving into the game. Also, SAVE ALOT.

Simon’s Destiny Conclusion

This mods is leaps and bounds better than some of the Doom Mod I’ve recently played. Maybe its the nostaglia factor for me with the original Castlevania game. But, the sounds, graphics, and gameplay is just plain fun.

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In The Keep Episodes 30-33

Things tend to get busy over the holidays. I certainly stayed busy. We even managed to publish plenty of In The Keep for you guys. But as you may have noticed, the last thing I felt like doing was writing an article for each one of these episodes. Hell, I’m amazed we were able to get anything recorded, edited and published at all. But low and behold, a Cthalha-mas miracle! We had some amazing guests over the season, so I thought it best to do a batch order right here on Quakefans.net. If you were too busy to listen over your holiday break, hold onto your pants cause you missed A LOT!

#30 CrazyAl & GMT (TimConLAN)

We kicked off the season to be jolly with an awesome chat with CrazyAl & GMT. Tune if if you’re chomping at the bit for info on Diabotical…

#31 Makaveli (Quake 2/3 Pro)

If you don’t know who Victor “Makaveli” Cuadra is, you might not really be the Quakefan you think you are. Don’t worry, we got ya covered in this Christmas special.

TALKING DOOM w/ Flambeau, AF-Domains & HumanBones

It wouldn’t have been the holidays without jolly ol’ Saint Flambeau on our favorite In The Keep special. This was our New Years special where we discuss the Year of Doom, what it meant to us and what’s on the horizon in 2020 with some of the best people in the world of multiplayer Doom.

#32 Brad Carney Returns

The last time we spoke to Brad “Carnevil” Carney was in an episode recorded at Quakecon 2019 that I very rudely had to leave early. We were long overdue to revisit our chat and talk more in depth about Skulltag, Wrack, Wrack: Exoverse, the future of Wrack and Brad’s new position at Ubisoft.

#33 MiFU (The Sentinel’s Playground)

We waited a VERY long time to chat with Major MiFU, the man behind allfearthesentinel.net, a free & automated server host for the online Doom source port Zandronum. The Keep’s & US Quake Community’s Zandronum servers are powered by The Sentinel’s Playground!

Be sure to like/subscribe/review on your favorite podcast directory! As always, you can get all these episodes (and more content) on our YouTube channel if you prefer. You can find ways to get involved with and support the Keep right here on Quakefans.net!

P.S.: There was also a new Doom Is Dead? Podcast

#04 KingDime

No big deal, just the best Doom speedrunner in the world… They talked about some silly Doom tournament coming up that has like a $1500 USD cash prize

New In The Keep Series: Maps of Madness

So we gotta new show for you guys called Maps of Madness. I would like to say that I had brainchild and that this was all part of the plan, but it wasn’t. This is a little something different. Its been one hell of a year, but we’ve managed to create a unique, self-sustaining show with guests and content that I personally find invaluable, regardless of my own involvement. This show has connected me with some of the most amazing people I could ever hope to interact with over the past year.

Every single episode has been a wonderful learning experience for me.

But I wanted something more. Inspired by some of Jehar of Tastyspleen.tv’s latest streams titled Mapper’s Mark, I thought a little more about what sort of content I want to see…

I Spend Too Much Time Watching YouTube…

I spend a LOT of time watching my favorite YouTubers’ content. Civvie 11, IcarusLiv3s, GmanLives, Quake Fans… Probably too much time, actually. Fans of In The Keep Podcast know and share my passion for FPS games. I watch these shows and streams and I think, what do they do that I don’t do? Conversely I think, what do they not do that I might be able to bring to the table. The vast majority of gaming content is simply the gamer him/herself playing, a personality, having fun and adding some commentary. The names above go a bit deeper with top notch editing, well-thought-out opinions and unique perspectives that make them each special and worth watching.

What I liked about these recent streams from Jehar was one thing in particular. The creator is present. It’s not just the perspective of the player. It offers live commentary from the creator who is able to guide, explain, elaborate and showcase what they intend for the viewer/player to take away from their experience. This, from my point of view, offers a whole new layer of player/developer interaction that can be extremely valuable to our niche genre of gaming.

Maps of Madness Is Born

So when I had the opportunity to sit down and play Glitch Arena with developer the_hack, I seized it. I launched The Keep’s ol’ Twitch stream up and proceeded to get the tour of a lifetime through one of the games that I believe to be among the most interesting within modern AFPS’s.

This inspired me to do more. Thus, Maps of Madness was born. We are now 5 episodes in featuring ZDaemon City, single-player & multiplayer Doombringer and an early look at UberGewei of Final Boss Entertainment’s latest contribution to his ZDaemon Sessions Christmas Special wad.

You can check out Maps of Madness via the above links or here is a nifty playlist.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkWrttFf2ofe7V7Jg7X6SFiIaellu5egn

Whatever you do, happy Cthalhamas and thank you for joining me on this journey over the past year! Rest assure that your donations through Patreon help cultivate The Keep!

In The Keep Podcast – #29 Kristus (Doombringer)

Kristian ‘Kristus’ Käll is the developer of the up-and-coming Arena FPS game Doombringer. With a unique blend of Quake 3-style movement and weapons that bring homage to the whole genre, Doombringer has quickly become one of the most interesting new games to grace the stage of AFPS. This DarkPlaces engine game features both PvP and single-player action and it is FREE in early access right here!

In The Maps of Madness

To preface this interview, I want to first thank Kristus for being so generous with his time. Not only did we record this interview but also two episodes of The Keep’s new show Maps of Madness where we play through games, levels and mods with their developers. We did one episode for Doombringer’s single-player experience and another for the multiplayer. Who better to explain the intricacies of a game than the person who made it? You can tune in and ask questions anytime you see us streaming Maps of Madness on The Keep’s Twitch channel.

Doombringer

Let’s go ahead and address the elephant before we start singing praises. If you checked out the video above where Kristus and I show off the PvP, you undoubtedly noticed that we experienced some crashes while playing on the Dallas server. Never fear! The latest build of the game has addressed the issue and I look forward to testing it out again soon with no crashes. That’s how quickly this independent developer has addressed the issue. What more can we ask for?

Regardless, Doombringer has been making waves in the AFPS community. Crazy Al (community organizer) has helped to put on events with Tastyspleen.tv’s Jehar providing commentary alongside Kristus. In these tournaments, you can see just how versatile a game Doombringer has become. While remaining unique, it successfully borrows bits and pieces from the legendary AFPS games we all know and love, implementing them into a clean, easy to use package. Game-play aside, I personally think a lot of people will enjoy the shear amount of control they have over the game’s aesthetics right out of the box. You can make Doombringer look as gorgeous and modern as in the above videos (better, actually) or as 1990-whatever as you like.

The Podcast

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