Hexen scripted monster spawning

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Hexen and its expansion set both feature levels that must be visited several times and a gameplay focused on searching for multiple keys and switches. To prevent a map from becoming too empty in a latter visit, as well as to incite the player to move forward and progress, most maps feature a monster repopulation script in slot 255.

Hexen[edit]

The repopulation scripts in Hexen are run every 8400 tics (four minutes). Each spot has a 50% chance of spawning its associated monster.

Map Number of spots Monster types
MAP01 Hub 1: Winnowing Hall 4 (252—255) Ettins
MAP02 Hub 1: Seven Portals 11 (245—255) Ettins
MAP03 Hub 1: Guardian of Ice 8 (248—255) Afrits×2, ettins×5, wendigos×1
MAP04 Hub 1: Guardian of Fire 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP05 Hub 1: Guardian of Steel 5 (251—255) Centaurs×1, ettins×3, wendigos×1
MAP06 Hub 1: Bright Crucible 6 (250—255) Ettins
MAP08 Hub 2: Darkmere 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP09 Hub 2: Caves of Circe 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP10 Hub 2: Wastelands 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP11 Hub 2: Sacred Grove 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP12 Hub 2: Hypostyle 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP13 Hub 2: Shadow Wood 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP21 Hub 4: Forsaken Outpost 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP22 Hub 4: Castle of Grief 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP23 Hub 4: Gibbet 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP24 Hub 4: Effluvium 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP25 Hub 4: Dungeons 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP26 Hub 4: Desolate Garden 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP27 Hub 3: Heresiarch's Seminary 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP28 Hub 3: Dragon Chapel 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP30 Hub 3: Griffin Chapel 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP31 Hub 3: Deathwind Chapel 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP32 Hub 3: Orchard of Lamentations 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP33 Hub 3: Silent Refectory 5 (251—255) No script 255, although there are five map spots for it
MAP34 Hub 3: Wolf Chapel 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP35 Hub 5: Necropolis 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP36 Hub 5: Zedek's Tomb 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP37 Hub 5: Menelkir's Tomb 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP38 Hub 5: Traductus' Tomb 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP39 Hub 5: Vivarium 5 (251—255) Ettins
MAP40 Hub 5: Dark Crucible 0 Korax fight scripts instead

Deathkings of the Dark Citadel[edit]

The repopulation scripts in Deathkings are more advanced. In cooperative mode, they only delay by 4200 tics (two minutes). Usually, they choose one monster type randomly in a first step (usually from three types with a 60%/30%/10% distribution), and then each spot has a 50% chance of spawning this monster. However, some maps spots are still exclusive to one type of monsters; if so they are listed separately.

Map Number of spots Monster types
MAP33 Hub 4: Transit 0 Deathmatch map
MAP34 Hub 4: Over N Under 0 Deathmatch map
MAP35 Hub 4: Deathfog 0 Deathmatch map
MAP36 Hub 4: Castle of Pain 0 Deathmatch map
MAP37 Hub 4: Sewer Pit 0 Deathmatch map
MAP38 Hub 4: The Rose 0 Deathmatch map
MAP41 Hub 1: Ruined Village 6 (250—255) Afrits 60%, ettins 30%, green chaos serpents 10%
MAP42 Hub 1: Blight 6+1 (250—255; 241) Afrits 30%, ettins 60%, green chaos serpents 10%; stalkers×1
MAP43 Hub 1: Sump 6+1 (250—255; 241) Ettins 30%, stalkers 60%, stalker bosses 10%; stalkers×1
MAP44 Hub 1: Catacomb 6 (250—255) Afrits 60%, ettins 30%, wendigos 10%
MAP45 Hub 1: Badlands 6+1 (250—255; 241) Centaurs 60%, slaughtaurs 30%, green chaos serpents 10; stalkers×1
MAP46 Hub 1: Brackenwood 6+1 (250—255; 241) Ettins 70%, dark bishops 20%, green chaos serpents 10%; stalkers×1
MAP47 Hub 1: Pyre 6 (250—255) Afrits 60%, dark bishops 30%, slaughtaurs 10%
MAP48 Hub 2: Constable's Gate 5+1 (250—251+253—255; 252) Centaurs 70%, green chaos serpents 20%, slaughtaurs 10%; stalkers×1
MAP49 Hub 2: Treasury 5+2 (251—255; 241+250) Afrits 60%, ettins 30%, green chaos serpents 10%, stalkers×1; stalker bosses×1
MAP50 Hub 2: Market Place 6 (250—255) Centaurs 20%, ettins 70%, slaughtaurs 10%
MAP51 Hub 2: Locus Requiescat†◊ 5 (251—255) Dark bishops×1, reivers×4
MAP52 Hub 2: Ordeal 6+1 (250—255; 30) Afrits 10%, dark bishops 60%, ettins 30%, stalkers×1
MAP53 Hub 2: Armory 6 (250—255) Afrits 60%, dark bishops 30%, green chaos serpents 10%
MAP54 Hub 3: Nave 6 (250—255) Dark bishops 10%, centaurs 30%, ettins 60%
MAP55 Hub 3: Chantry 6 (250—255) Afrits 30%, dark bishops 10%, ettins 60%
MAP56 Hub 3: Abattoir 5+1 (251—255; 250) Afrits 10%, centaurs 30%, ettins 60%, stalkers×1
MAP57 Hub 3: Dark Watch 5+1 (251—255; 250) Afrits 30%, centaurs 60%, slaughtaurs 10%, stalker bosses×1
MAP58 Hub 3: Cloaca 4+2 (250—253; 254—255) Afrits 30%, ettins 60%, reivers 10%, stalkers×1, stalker bosses×1
MAP59 Hub 3: Ice Hold 6 (250—255) Wendigos
MAP60 Hub 3: Dark Citadel 0 No script 255, Deathkings fight scripts instead

† The single-player delay is only 6300 tics (three minutes) in this level, instead of 8400 tics as usual. Cooperative delay is still 4200 tics.
‡ The single-player delay is 10500 tics (five minutes) in this level. Cooperative delay is 6300 tics.
◊ This level uses Thing_SpawnNoFog instead of Thing_Spawn.

Sources[edit]

The information above was obtained by using Descript on each map of both IWADs, hexen.wad and hexdd.wad, both in their 1.1 versions.