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Rebalances the overpowered (broken) chaingun shield mod.

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Issue :

The base chaingun shield has whopping 600 health points, lasting up to 6 seconds (degenerates by one hundred a second and from enemy damage). Even with enemy damage it can last at least 3 or 4 seconds on average, which is still unbalanced because the cool down is only 4 seconds as well. This means that by constantly spamming the shield you will have invincibility to most attacks half the time! The large time window also allows you to dash spam heavy demons into faltering. Lastly the shield allows you to casually walk on toxic slime, lava, and negate fire / electrical damage entirely. All of this makes this mod very unbalanced, and this is certainly not my lone opinion.

Solution :

  • Shield health reduced from 600 to 150, changing the duration to a brief 1.5 second maximum (this is still more powerful / useful than you might think).
  • Damage required to launch shield reduced to 25% to compensate.
  • Cool down remains the same.
  • Shield no longer blocks most environmental damage (electrical arcs, fire, lava, slime, etc.) but still blocks explosive barrels and fall damage.

Result :

The chaingun shield is now used reflexively, just like dashing. You might use it to up to eat some revenant rockets before they hit you, instead of pre-emptively as before. It is now much better incorporated into the gameplay loop, instead of being a crutch. 

Installation :

  1. Download the latest version of DoomModInjector, and place it in your DOOMEternal install directory (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\DOOMEternal\).  Join the Doom 2016+ Modding Discord server to stay up-to-date on each new release (each game update will require a updated injector, and potentially updated mods) and for troubleshooting assistance.
  2. Download and place it within your Mods folder within your install directory (included with DoomModInjector)
  3. Run EternalModInjector.bat, the game will launch automatically
  4. From now on you can launch the game normally as long as the game doesn't update!

Updating with mods :

  1. Anytime that Doom Eternal updates, you will need a new version of DoomModInjector, and potentially new versions of any mods that you use.  Make sure that you have the latest versions of everything, or you will encounter problems!
  2. Delete or move all mod files from your Mods folder and run EternalModInjector.bat
  3. Verify your game files and confirm that the game launches and runs without issue
  4. Open DoomModInjector.dat and change ":RESET_BACKUPS=0" to ":RESET_BACKUPS=1"
  5. Install updated mods like usual (Place in Mods folder, run EternalModInjector.bat)

Removal :

Simply delete or move from your Mods folder and run EternalModInjector.bat again