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John Bucksnort made quite a mark on the Wolfenstein community in only 18 months: he was an actual World War II veteran; started modding in his early 80's; released 25 quality add-ons; contributed to two other mods; and founded the "Spear of Destiny Fan Club" on Yahoo. He was such an energetic and unique character that some even questioned whether he was real.

 

John's releases started with shareware and spear demo levels that were variations on the originals. It wasn't until the "Tragedy at Istanbul" series that he made an original graphical statement, and "The Schabbs Connection" had his first original wall textures, notably the brown walls that start the game.

 

"Wastelands - part one" was heavy on the Mutants, which pointed the way to the infamous "Mutantstein" series John made with Harry Mass Senior. John and Harry became a team known as "The Mutant Company, LTD". "Beyond Tobruk" was the first of his add-ons to use a new EXE, originally made by B.J. Rowan for Ken O'Brien's October 1999 "2nd.zip / On the Trail of Schabbs". John used this EXE so often that every time I hear the "Funk You" theme, I think of him and await a Mutant ambush.

 

At their pinnacle, John's mods had lots of brown colors, very loud guns, barking and roaring guards, and relentless action. From the start, all of his add-ons had quality levels: well-decorated, interesting and varied environments, challenging action, and an occasional trick here and there.

 

A few days after the release of his last add-on, "So You Want To Be An Assassin?", John passed away. He has been missed. The Wolfenstein community got together to create a fitting tribute to him called "Beyond Mutantstein Special Edition" in December 2002.

 

John's "Mutant Maker" legacy has been carried on by his grandson Bobby, and in more recent times, his wife Lakota. His website John Bucksnort Wolf 3D Page has now been updated, and Harry Sr's site contains a page dedicated to John and has most of his add-ons. It's at John's Page.

 

Andy Nonymous.

 

John Bucksnort's Releases

Add-on Name:

Release Date

Information

Levels

Files Included

Version Required

Our Opinion

Grossed Out

Grossed Out SDL

04/22/00

with Brian Lowe (L10)

10

All

None

Fairly difficult at times. Hans Grosse appears on some of the normal levels (hence the title), and some keys are in secret rooms.I made the secret level. Screenshots.

Gottspear

Gottspear SDL

05/05/00

with Harry Sr (L10) and Brian Lowe

6

All

None

Well designed levels, plus some new graphics. Difficult, but not impossible to beat. Some keys are in hidden rooms.

The Bunker

The Bunker SDL

05/10/00

2

All

None

Well designed levels for the Spear demo. The second is quite mazy. Fairly difficult.

Tragedy At Istanbul

Tragedy at Istanbul SDL

05/27/00

with Brian Lowe (L19)

11

All

None

Well designed levels. There are some graphics changes and a new title screen too. I did the 1st secret level. It's fairly difficult to play. Some keys are in hidden rooms.

The Death Key

The Death Key SDL

06/03/00

6

All

None

Sequel to Tragedy At Istanbul. Fast moving and fairly difficult to play. Self-extracting exe. Well designed levels.

Evil In Iron

Evil In Iron SDL

06/17/00

with Paul Gibson (L5) plus Harry Sr and Ken O'Brien

10

All

None

Well designed levels and some new graphics, plus title screen changes. This is the third set in the Tragedy At Istanbul series.

The Bunker Files

The Bunker Files SDL

06/23/00

with Bobby Bucksnort (L1) and Brian Lowe (L19)

6

All

None

Fast moving, and well designed levels. Fourth set in the Tragedy At Istanbul series.

Schabbs Connection

Schabbs Connection SDL

07/08/00

with Harry Sr (L2) and Brian Lowe (L19)

9

All

None

Fifth set in the Tragedy At Istanbul series. Fast moving, well designed levels and some modified graphics, sounds etc.

Footsteps To Despair

Footsteps To Despair SDL

07/23/00

9

All

None

Final set in the Tragedy At Istanbul series. Fast moving and fairly difficult to play. Self-extracting exe. Well designed levels.

A Touch Of Nazi

A Touch Of Nazi SDL

08/07/00

with Harry Sr (2 levels) and Brian Lowe (L10)

10

All

None

Mostly new levels comprising some of John's favourites. Has a lot of Spear graphics, changed title screen etc.

Wastelands - Part One

Wastelands SDL

08/16/00

9

All

None

Fast moving, well designed levels.Some Lost Episodes graphics and other changes.

Wastelands - Part Two

Wastelands 2 SDL

08/20/00

7

All

None

Fast moving, well designed levels. New graphics and sounds.

Journey Into Evil

Journey Into Evil SDL

08/30/00

7

All

None

Third (and final) part of Wastelands Trilogy. Fast moving, with good level design.

Beyond Tobruk

Beyond Tobruk SDL

10/14/00

21

All

None

Fast moving and well designed.

Mutantstein

Mutantstein SDL

10/31/00

with Harry Sr, subtitled "The Nightmare Returns"

6

All

None

Fast moving, with well designed levels. And lots of mutants!!

Evil In Iron/Doom Graphics

Evil In Iron DOOM SDL

11/13/00

10

All

None

As Evil In Iron, but with Doom graphics.

A Madman's Dream

A Madman's Dream SDL

12/09/00

10

All

None

Fast moving, all round good quality. Sequel to Beyond Tobruk.

Mutantstein 2

Mutantstein II SDL

01/01/01

with Harry Sr, subtitled "Hell is Here"

6

All

None

Sequel to Mutanstein. Fast moving, with well designed levels. And lots of mutants!!

The Greinholdt Covenant 1

The Greinholdt Covenant Pt.1 SDL

02/03/01

subtitled "The Plan"

9

All

None

Fast moving, and well designed levels

The Greinholdt Covenant 2: The Formula

The Greinholdt Covenant II: The Formula SDL

03/26/01

with Harry Sr.

12

All

None

Fast moving, and well designed levels.

The Greinholdt Covenant 3: The Dawn Of Death

The Greinholdt Covenant III: The Dawn of Death SDL

03/26/01

7

All

None

Fast moving, and well designed levels.

Mutantstein 3

Mutantstein III: Nightmare's End SDL

04/09/01

with Harry Sr, subtitled "Nightmare's End"

6

All

None

Excellent quality. The levels are very well designed and there are even more new graphics, sounds and source code changes.

The Tribute

The Tribute SDL

04/30/01

with Harry Sr.

10

All

None

Well designed levels with some new graphics, and many new sounds and source code changes.

The New Evil

The New Evil SDL

07/01/01

with Ken O'Brien (L11), Brian Lowe (L15) and many others (see readme), updated 07/08/01

21

All

None

Seamless levels of very good design and quite challenging. The first 9 levels come from John's Evil in Iron set.

So You Want To Be An Assassin

So You Want To Be An Assassin SDL

09/12/01

with Harry Sr (a level), Paul Gibson (some graphics)

3

All except audio files

Reg Spear

(SDL version has all files included)

Well designed levels, plus many graphics, sounds and source code changes. Fast moving.

Contributions To Others' Releases

Add-on Name:

Release Date

Information

Levels

Files Included

Version Required

Our Opinion

Assault On Hell

07/23/00

by Little Snabes, John and Brian each did 3 levels in EP2

46

All

None

All round good quality. Has a changed title screen too.

Robocop 4

01/06/01

by Little Snabes and John, subtitled "The Delta City War"

6

All

None

Beta. Good level design and some new graphics and source code changes.