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tAPI SonicR's Doctor Who Mod

Discussion in 'Released' started by SonicR, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. SonicR

    SonicR Spazmatism

    Hello all!

    Ever wanted to see more Doctor Who content in Terraria? If so, then this mod is for you. A continuation of my old tConfig mod, this mod adds a variety of NPCs and items from both the classic and new series of Doctor Who.

    My thanks to the following, without whom this mod wouldn't have reached the point where it is today:
    • Dogsonofawolf - His NPC Pack and Other Worlds mod provided the inspiration for me to start this mod way back in 2012. Apart from giving me advice in the early days, he also allowed me to use some of his existing code.
    • rangerofthewest - gave me coding advice back in the early days
    • Yoraiz0r and the rest of the tConfig/tAPI dev team - for answering my (sometimes stupid) questions in the various help threads an irc, and for making tAPI in the first place. You guys are great!
    • Grox the Great - your GRealm Mod and Example Mod have been a great help.
    • Malunis - provided the initial Cybermen sprites, as well as 9 & 10's clothes.
    • Darthmorf - improved the Doctor sprites.



    The 13 Doctors.png

    The 13 Doctors, all of whom behave like the Travelling Merchant (spawn during day, leave at night). Only one Doctor can spawn at a time. If one is killed, he will 'regenerate' into the next incarnation. All Doctors sell their outfits as vanity clothes, and some have special variations that are only sold at specific times (full moon, blood moon). Doctors 1 thru 7 sell TARDIS-related building materials, and the War, 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th Doctors sell variations of the sonic screwdriver. The screwdrivers activate mechanical items as long as the mouse pointer is hovered over the item in question.

    The Eleventh Doctor also has a chance to wear his fez.

    Time Lord.png Time Lord NPC - spawns if any of the Doctors are present.

    r3 Mobs.png 4 hostile mobs - all spawn in hardmode.


    V1.01.png All Vanity Clothes in the mod, with two houses made out of Roundel Bricks and Walls.

    WhodooDoll.png The Doctor Whodoo Doll - enables the player to damage the Doctors when equipped. 10% drop from the Daleks and Cyberman

    Biggest feature of the mod is, without a doubt, the ability for the player to regenerate. Simply use the Chameleon Arch item that every new character spawns with. The TARDIS sound will play, meaning that your character is now a Time Lord, and can subsequently do this:

    Regen Particles.jpg

    Now, for the convenience of mod users, your character's appearance will not change by default. But for those who do like the idea of their player randomly changing their appearnce, the new Time Lord NPC allows you to determine what player attributes will change, as shown below:

    Regen Options.png

    The attributes are, respectively, Hair Style, Gender, Hair Colour, Skin Colour and Eye Colour. All 5 are able to be toggled on/off at any time, so literally any combination of the 5 is possible.

    Download HERE

    Note - you will need Grox the Great's Basemod to play

    Installation Instructions
    1. Download & install the latest versions of tAPI (r14a) and the Game Launcher
    2. Run tAPI, then close it (this will create a tAPI folder in My Games/Terraria)
    3. Download the mod
    4. Cut/Copy the SonicR's Doctor Who Mod tAPI file from the download
    5. Paste it in the following directory: My Documents/My Games/Terraria/tAPI/Mods/Local
    6. Repeat steps 3-5 for Grox the Great's Basemod
    7. Launch tAPI
    8. Enable the mod
    9. Play and Enjoy!

    Disclaimer: I own no aspect of Doctor Who, past or present. This mod was created only for the enjoyment of myself and other members of the Terrarian community. No copyright infringement intended.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2015
  2. shamurai7

    shamurai7 Terrarian

    wow I love this and you nailed them perfect!

    really wish terraria had some official mod support so I could use something like this.
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  3. ShadowTiger

    ShadowTiger Plantera

    One idea - Having those cool little TARDIS background circles as a wallpaper. Though there are plenty of variations of it, which is in and of itself a daunting task.

    Also good luck making the TARDIS bigger on the inside. Can't not have a TARDIS. :p
  4. SonicR

    SonicR Spazmatism

    I made some preliminary sprites for the circles/roundels a few months ago - both as a background wall and a block. I fiddle with the design a bit and upload a screenshot later today. They're the design from the Classic Series though; the New Series variations (particularly the one from the latest TARDIS) are going to be quite challenging.

    The TARDIS being bigger on the inside is not going to happen, unfortunately, but I've got a TARDIS exterior and console sprite ready for use.
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  5. this mod still looks amazing keep it up
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  6. SonicR

    SonicR Spazmatism

    Glad to say that I'm making good progress! I've added vanity sets for five of the Doctors, with the rest to be done soon. As @ShadowTiger suggested, Roundel Bricks and Walls have also been added. Expect other TARDIS-related tiles to make their way into the mod as well.

    Vanity Clothes.png

    Oh, and did I mention that I've got a working sonic screwdriver as well? ;)

    Sonic Screwdriver.png

    It also makes the whirring sound and emits a green light when used.

    That's all for now, expect an update not long into October!
  7. ahmad_amjad3

    ahmad_amjad3 Terrarian

    Yay...its out finally...hey..im the same person at the terraria online site.. :p
  8. Sapharan

    Sapharan Golem

    1x1 pixels are hurting my eyes x.x
  9. Vampirezero7

    Vampirezero7 The Destroyer

    I waited so long :3

    Love the work you put into it! :D
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  10. SonicR

    SonicR Spazmatism

    I don't particularly like using them, but they provide detail that 2x2 sprites don't. In any case, I only use them when absolutely necessary; most sprites are 2x2.
  11. Ah OK was wondering about the pixel sizes as always the mod looks awesome can't wait for more
  12. SilverBird

    SilverBird Skeletron Prime

    its still important to NEVER use them, you can still have a lot of detail without using 1x1
    For example:
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  13. SonicR

    SonicR Spazmatism

    The problem is that those NPC sprites are specifically designed for Terraria's graphic style, whereas the Doctors' clothes aren't, and as such are hard to fully adapt to the 2x2 style. All Doctors wear a coat of some sort, with a shirt/waistcoat/jumper underneath that have detail that can only be portrayed in 1x1. I aim to be as accurate to the show as possible, and sometimes 2x2 doesn't allow the degree of accuracy and detail that I like. Admittedly, though, this might also have something to do with my own spriting abilities. I've come a long way since starting, but I'm nowhere near the best.
  14. SilverBird

    SilverBird Skeletron Prime

    ya know, the doctor doesn't ALWAYS wear the same thing ALL the time...
  15. SonicR

    SonicR Spazmatism

    I know - it's why I'd like to put in some graphical variations of their sprites at some point in the future, some of which will probably be completely in 2x2.
  16. SonicR

    SonicR Spazmatism

    Update time!

    All Doctors now sell their outfits as vanity clothes, and some have multiple sets that can only be bought at specific times (full moon, blood moon). Be aware that some Doctors sell the same clothes (pants) as others, so don't buy the same thing twice. All vanity items cost 5 gold.

    In addtion, Doctors 1 thru 7 sell TARDIS-based building materials.

    3 variants of the sonic screwdriver have also been added, and are available once the Eye of Cthulhu has been defeated. Sold by the War, 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th Doctors, they activate all mechanical objects from a distance (pressure plates, switches, etc) so long as the mouse pointer is hovered over them.

    Download HERE

    Next update will include some enemy NPCs and related items.

    Last edited: Oct 5, 2014
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  17. WavingCookie

    WavingCookie Steampunker

    You know what, I like Doctor Who, I want that mod. I want to point a Sanic Screwdriver at every monster. I'm downloading it nao.
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  18. ShadowTiger

    ShadowTiger Plantera

    Of all of the things here, I was particularly amazed and impressed at this. I hadn't even expected this to be a thing, but my expectations have been surpassed.

    Also can't wait to build me a tiny TARDIS.
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  19. Lhokî

    Lhokî Terrarian

    Love it. Thank you for making this! :dryadpassionate:
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  20. SonicR

    SonicR Spazmatism

    Updated the mod for tAPI r11. Nothing new has been added, except some of the Doctors now sell a couple of items.

    Download here.
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