In vanilla Hexen and in other source ports, Sapphire Wand (mage's first - not worst - weapon) takes about 7 shots to kill an ettin. However, in Vavoom, it takes 3 or 4, regardless of difficulty level. Something is wrong. This is as strong as fighter's fists, yet with more range, rate of fire, and railgun effect.
The version of vavoom I'm running is windows version, through wine. I managed to compile Vavoom without launcher, but I have problems enabling things like Opengl and can't figure out how to configure Allegro for sound.