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Modder delivers the original Doom in VR

Doom

This week on the Mod Roundup, you can experience the original Doom in VR, thanks to a mod that lets you play with the Oculus Rift. We've also got a mod that adds camping to Fallout 4, complete with tents, campfires, and a special sleeping bag for Dogmeat. And, a modder has decided to overhaul Aliens: Colonial Marines, fixing everything from AI to weapon balance.

Here are the most promising mods we've seen this week.

Campsite, for Fallout 4

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F4mod

Perfect for a little relaxation between adventures, this mod adds craftable tents and sleeping bags, campfires and lanterns, and a cooking pot. There's also a beacon you can drop to mark your camp's location on your map. It even comes with a new bed for Dogmeat, which he'll sleep in—complete with custom snoring sounds—until you wake him up. The wasteland just got a little more cozy.

GZ3Doom

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Doom1

The granddaddy of first-person shooters, playable in VR? This is a mod for GZDoom, which is a source port based on ZDoom, which is an enhanced port of the official Doom. Modception! GZ3Doom allows you to play Doom with an Oculus Rift. There are a lot of instructions to get it working, as you might expect, so head here to find out more.

Aliens: Colonial Marines Overhaul

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Acm

Aliens: Colonial Marines was a disappointment in more ways than one, but modders have always been willing to embark on salvage missions. This mod, by Templar GFX, is an attempt to fix a number of problems by improving both human and xenomorph AI, weapon mechanics and ballistics, animation, lighting, and other engine features. It's still a work in progress, but worth checking out if you own ACM.

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.