The evil Spider Mother has made her lair in a Holy Church and turned it into a place of Supreme Evilness.
=========================================================================== Title : ARACHNA.WAD Date Finished : the 1st of November, 1995. Author(s) : Bjorn Hermans (all the editing and design work) and Holger Nathrath (testing & comment) Email Address : <email removed> or <email removed> Other Files By Author : SERENITY, SERENITY II aka ETERNITY, SERENITY III aka INFINITY, and SERSOUND (a new sound WAD) These files where created together with Holger Nathrath, who did most of the editting work on these WADs. Misc. Author Info : a student who is sort of addicted to DOOM and recently started to edit his own WADs (instead of testing and retouhing Holger's WAD creations) Description : The evil Spider Mother has made her lair in a Holy Church and turned it into a place of Supreme Evilness. Additional Remarks : It is strongly recommended to save often in this WAD. There are a few spots that may seem too tough or too hard to handle (like when you encounter the Cyber Lord on the Easy level). In virtually all the situations like that, there is some kind of help available to get around this. There are a few very handy 'short-cuts' and hidden rooms. The key to discover them, as is the key to discover other "helping hands", is some kind of irregularity. This can be a seemingly mis-alligned texture, or a lack of symmetry. Don't take anything for granted, and have an open eye for (subtle) hints. This level is playable on Hurt Me Plenty without using cheats! *** POSSIBLE SPOILERS: *** This level contains two secret rooms. One will help you to kill the Cyber Lord in an easy and very fast way. The other will provide you with extra ammo and a big health boost. Additional Credits to : Id for DOOM I and II, Raphael Quinet for DEU, John Anderson and Jim Flynn for DETH, the creators of WARM, NWT and WINTEX, and all the persons who played our previous WADs. =========================================================================== A new level WAD for DOOM I * Play Information * Episode and Level # : E3M1 Single Player : Yes Cooperative 2-4 Player : Yes (although untested) Deathmatch 2-4 Player : Yes (although untested) Difficulty Settings : Yes (three) New Sounds : No (use SERSOUND.WAD for those!) New Music : Yes New Graphics : Yes (with thanks to Cezanne) Demos Replaced : None * Construction * Base : New level from scratch Build Time : A few weeks Editor(s) used : DEU 5.2 Known Bugs : If you shoot too much switches at a time in the dungeon that is in the south, DOOM MAY bomb out with some kind of switch-overflow error. Normally this won't happen. There was a spot which kept causing a VISPLANES error: the door which has to be opened with the blue key. If you'd stand next to the door and turn around, DOOM would bomb out quite often with a VISPLANES error. To fix this I have moved the side walls inwards (creating a sort of niche). The error seems to have been removed by this action (mail me if I'm wrong!). May Not Run With... : DOOM 1.2 or lower. The level has a lot of sectors, vertexes and stuff, which creates quite a lot of HOMs when you play this level in DOOM 1.2 (or lower). The WAD shows no HOMs at all when played in DOOM 1.9 (I haven't tested lower versions like 1.666, but I don't think you'll have any problems using that version). =========================================================================== * Coming Soon... * If the feed-back from the play-testing is generally positive I will make a DOOM II version of this, with new textures and with typical DOOM II bad guys. Holger Nathrath (the creator of the Serenity series) is currently working on new DOOM II Serenity levels (the working title of this WAD is SER366.WAD at this moment, but that may change). We are also working on a DOOM II version of the Serenity Series (I to III). The levels have had a sligth retouch, we will only use a selection of the levels, and the order in which they appear will also be changed. The current working title of this WAD is SER266.WAD (but we might change this into "Serenity Deluxe Edition" or even "Serenity 95" ;-) These two WADs will be released within a few weeks (but you know how long "a few weeks" can take in the software business...). * Copyright / Permissions * Authors MAY use this level as a base to build additional levels as long as we are accredited in the description file of the WAD. You MAY distribute this WAD, provided you include this file, with no modifications. You may distribute this file in any electronic format (BBS, Diskette, CD, etc) as long as you include this file intact. Should the WAD be included on our CDROM, then we'd appreciate it if you'd let us know that. What we'd appreciate even more is if you'd send us a copy of the CDROM... ;-) * Where to get this WAD * FTP sites: ftp.cdrom.com and nic.funet.fi. BBS numbers: in the Netherlands, you can get it on KUBLET BBS, 013-4663283. Other: if you are not able to retrieve this WAD by FTP, then you can e-mail me, and I will send the file as soon as possible.