DeathMatch For Two Series
DeathMatch For Two Series
This wad is a compilation of 8 wads designed for two player modem DEATHMATCH. The wads are physically on the small side so that you don't spend all your time hunting the other guy. They are not so small that 3 or 4 player matches won't work; I just seem to find too many HUGE wads out there and felt there was a need for more action with two players. [See detailed description of the levels below]
E1M1, E1M2, E1M3, E1M4, E1M5, E1M6, E1M7, E1M8
Doom 1 DeathMatch For Two Series Kurt Schulenburg 76360,3125 This wad is a compilation of 8 wads designed for two player modem DEATHMATCH. The wads are physically on the small side so that you don't spend all your time hunting the other guy. They are not so small that 3 or 4 player matches won't work; I just seem to find too many HUGE wads out there and felt there was a need for more action with two players. A few of these levels have been uploaded before in one form or another. This is the first time they have appeared completely redesigned for DeathMatch. One level, E1M7, was created entirely by Scott Scurlock (74721,1250) and is included with his permission. Please, write to him and encourage more work like this. (This level was known as "Trench.wad" in its standalone version.) Use the ALTDEATH2 parameter--some of these levels only have one or two of some items and unless they regenerate, you're in for a short game. Also, ULTRA-VIOLENCE is the preferred mode... LEVEL 1 The Basic Deathmatch level...a few walk through textures, moving floors, elevators, teleporters. No monsters here. The switch by the plasma gun opens a door in the red hallway for the exit. It takes two to exit. Use the cheat codes (idspispopd) to exit if you are browsing alone. LEVEL 2 The Doom Death Match--this one was inspired by Trench.wad, but plays much differently. No monsters again, no BFG 9000, but some good ambush spots, lots of running and a good central court area. Try grabbing a Bersek and an Invulnerability and drop from the skies on your foe! LEVEL 3 The Cage--this level has monsters and is slightly larger in scope. There is a cage that can trap you or your opponent (check those bars--there is a way out!). All weapons are here somewhere and there is plenty of opportunity for the valued "TeleFrag". This wad was built from "Tutgood.wad" which came bundled with DoomCad. There is a little of the original left...but not much. LEVEL 4 The Chase...this level is one room...sort of. A very large interior space with lots of buildings, elevators, moving walls. No monsters. Try getting up high and use the plasma gun or rocket launcher for a nice long distance frag. LEVEL 5 The Arena--this one was actually uploaded as FRED.WAD several months ago, but has been cleaned up and changed a bit for DeathMatch. There ARE monsters in this one, no BFG, but everything else is here. Some shoot doors aren't as obvious as they should be...check out the room where one of the barons is for the rocket launcher. LEVEL 6 The Rocket Level--probably the smallest of the levels, so that makes the rocket launcher the weapon of choice. A bad death is when you cause your own--watch it! Some good telefragging opportunites as all teleports go to a central station first. Some quickness is needed to get to some areas. (Push the button, run through the teleporter, turn to the white teleporter, run and run...good luck!) Some good ambush spots behind some one way walls. No monsters. LEVEL 7 The Trench Level...Scott Scurlock designed this one--his brother helped playtest it. A truly great DeathMatch Level. It was made before the Altdeath2 parameter, so there are more than enough supplies here. Also, plenty of monsters. This one has inspired much of my work and has taken up way too much of my free time as I play it again and again. A Trench2 level should be making it's way to Doom2 DeathMatch For Two soon. LEVEL 8 The Splat Level--this one gets it's name from the many heights it has. It's not easy to pick somebody off in midair, but it's been done several times. No monsters here, but lots of action. This level has recieved more praise for it's playability than any other. It almost requires you to record a Demo because there are so many cool frags here. A few small secrets, but action is the name of the game. Leaping is the skill needed. That's about it. Stay tuned for the DeathMatch for Two coming for Doom2. So far, we have Alley (Available on CompuServe as ALLEY.WAD)(Designed by my wife, Carolyn Schulenburg, the published wad authoress), Building (Currently available as DMBLD.WAD on CompuServe), Rooftop (Another by Carolyn), The River, Trench2, Shotgun, Fountain, Fort and Yard. Soon! You are welcome to use these wads in any way you would like...please give me credit for any of mine that you modify or use. Level 7 belongs to Scott Scurlock, so write to him before using this level. Having said all this, I think that DShrink makes it just about impossible to edit these any further, but you're welcome to try... Special thanks to Marty (Mega-Death) Magnini for playtesting, Ray Cook for playtesting, my wife Carolyn for EVERYTHING and Karl for playing with his own keyboard while daddy plays at this. The programs used: DEU 5.2 for most everything... BSP for fixing up things... IDBSP for fixing the invisible artifacts from BSP and DEU... DoomEd, the Real Thing, for stairs here and there... DCK for copying and pasting things together... Reject for speeding things up... DShrink for shrinking these down to manageable size... Multilev11 for putting the wads together into a big wad... PKUnzip and PKZip for zipping... Information sources used: Line Types by Brian McKimens DMSpec by Matt Fell Dr Sleep Reveals and Defines Doom 1.666 and Doom II LineDef Types Managing Textures by Scott Amspoker DesignFAQ by Tom Neff DoomFAQ by Hank Leukart And thanks to ID Games for DOOM 1 and 2.