CROSSING ACHERON 2
CROSSING ACHERON 2
CROSSING ACHERON is the second level in the INFERNO series. Having passed through DANTE'S GATE and survived, you now find yourself in a keep on the shores of the river Acheron. This is the second leg of the journey in your search for Beatrice. Your guide, Virgil, is nowhere to be found. "He's buggered off!" you think to yourself; but you have no time now to even think: you are immediately challenged by several Demons, and in the distance you hear the eerie purring of the Arch-Vile. (Just be sure not to stare at him for too long before you start running.) As usual, you dispatch what fiends you may and begin the task at hand.
================================================================ Title : CROSSING ACHERON 2 Author : John W. Anderson (aka Dr. Sleep) E-mail Address : <email removed>;<email removed> Additional Credits: Rapha‰l Quinet and Brendon J. Wyber for DEU 5.21; : Colin Reed for BSP v1.1w (can't DEU without it); : Peter Monks for TED/Doom Endoom Data Editor 1.2 : War Machine for endless Deathmatch tests (am I getting any better?); : Terry C. Ramey and Sebastian Kirke for BETA critiques and other witty and useful suggestions; : Patrix for being such a swell guy; : My pal Howard "Desdinova" Rider for his patience; : Morgana and all the folks in Gamers; : Nicholas Bell, who started it all with DOOM PITS; : And, of course, those id guys Description : CROSSING ACHERON is the second level in the INFERNO series. Having passed through DANTE'S GATE and survived, you now find yourself in a keep on the shores of the river Acheron. This is the second leg of the journey in your search for Beatrice. Your guide, Virgil, is nowhere to be found. "He's buggered off!" you think to yourself; but you have no time now to even think: you are immediately challenged by several Demons, and in the distance you hear the eerie purring of the Arch-Vile. (Just be sure not to stare at him for too long before you start running.) As usual, you dispatch what fiends you may and begin the task at hand. Your goal? To get the hell out of this place as quickly as possible and find your beloved Beatrice. You only hope that she has already passed through this hell-hole to a safer haven beyond. If only you could hold her in your arms again, you know what you would say: "Give me some sugar, Babe." CROSSING ACHERON (pronounced 'ak eron) is the second level in a series that began with DANTE'S GATE. The third is VIRGIL'S LEAD. For any of the two or three of you out there who have read Dante Alighieri's THE DIVINE COMEDY -- or even only "Inferno" -- I'm sure you've been able to appreciate the many allusions to this work in DOOM. I have tried to take a tack of my own along the same lines. (I do this not only because I think the idea is neat, but so that people will think that I'm very clever.) I'm not so na‹ve as to expect everyone to rush out and get a copy of "Inferno" (I mean, it IS pretty tedious stuff, at times), but it's well worth the read -- and a little patience is a virtue that is often well-rewarded. (By the way: Acheron is a river in Hell (basically). But don't look for any rivers in here: I tried it several different ways and just wasn't convinced.) Thanks. Hope you like it. Instructions: Put ACHERON2.WAD in your DOOM directory, type "doom2 -file acheron2.wad -warp 3 -skill <#>" (Or, to play moderately at first, also put the file ACHE2.BAT in your DOOM directory and type ACHE2.) To play the DEMO, just type DOOM2 -file acheron2.wad, sit back, and enjoy the show. Disclaimer: I assume no responsibility for anything of any sort in any way, shape, or form--now, then, henceforeward in this life (or the next several) for any screw-ups or even minor inconveniences this PWAD causes you, your family, your relatives, friends, ancestors, associates, employers, pets, neighbors, lovers, congressional representatives, nor any other person-- living, dead, or undead -- that you have or will ever have any contact with in even the slightest form. This PWAD has been tested and tested ad infinitum, so it shouldn't mess with your computer or anything else remotely associated with it. But if it DOES, then that's the way the cookie crumbles. Don't come cryin' to me. It must be something YOU did. If you don't like it, lump it. (I ran out of clich‚s.) ================================================================ * Play Information * Episode and Level # : E3 Single Player : Yes Cooperative 2-4 Player : Yes Deathmatch 2-4 Player : Yes Difficulty Settings : All New Sounds : No New Graphics : No Demos Replaced : DEMO1 * Construction * Base : Remake of CROSSING ACHERON for DOOM 1.xxx Build Time : A really, really, really long time Editor(s) used : DEU 5.1, 5.21, and 5.21GCC by Rapha‰l Quinet & Brendon J. Wyber, DEU-ii by ADLER Known Bugs : Rush Limbaugh <g> (none that I know of) Unknown Bugs: How would I know if they're unknown? Please tell me. * Copyright / Permissions * Authors MAY NOT use this level as a base to build additional levels. Please. 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. * Where to get this WAD * CompuServe, Gamers+ Forum, Library 8 (Action Game Aids). The Four Winds Bar BBS (412) 437-4521 -- Desdinova, Sysop; Dr Sleep, co-sysop. (This information form was provided as AUTH_WAD.TXT v1.2 with DEU 5.1.)