Names
Fragmageddon
Description
16 rather small and quite high-paced deathmatch levels that I (Ola) originally started making for myself and some friends to play since everything else what too big or just plain ugly. (And we're too lazy to look for good levels :-) Later I introduced Nicklas and Tobias to DOOM editing and they started making maps for this project too. Martin Friberg teamed up quite soon to help us. There are a few new textures in there, all being commercial quality and no fucking MS Paint CRAP. Any switches you find have to do with the exit. There are no switches to reveal weapons or other goodies.
Filenames
overload.wad
Size
1.71 MB
MD5
0090df975ba3129b729a052bc8feb7c7
SHA-1
99fd9ca325d8fda86c58d8e25c35cd0edc4febab
WAD Type
PWAD
IWAD
DOOM2
Engine
DOOM2
Lumps
267
Demos
3
Maps
16
 
MAP01, MAP02, MAP03, MAP04, MAP05, MAP06, MAP07, MAP08, MAP09, MAP10, MAP11, MAP12, MAP13, MAP14, MAP15, MAP31
                       THE SVEEDISH DOOM CHEFS PRESENTS:

                            O V E R L O A D   D M


Title                   : Overload Deathmatches
Filename                : OVERLOAD.ZIP (OVERLOAD.WAD and OVERLOAD.TXT)
Date Finished           : august 29 1998
Developers              : Ola Bjorling (Team ruler, gfx guy and dictator)
                          ola@techno.org
                          http://members.xoom.com/bjorling

                          Tobias Forsberg (slave mapper)
                          planet_quido@hotmail.com
                          http://members.xoom.com/quido

                          Nicklas Linnes (slave mapper, music)
                          klafshslafsh@hotmail.com
                          http://members.xoom.com/Linnes

                          Martin Friberg (slave mapper and human toolshed)
                          nails@hem2.passagen.se
                          http://www.doomshack.com/doomster

                          Testing: Lars Ljung, Fredrik Lind
                          Additional testing: Matthew Dixon & Dan Twomey

Other Releases          : Olas stuff:
                          Tantrum (TANTRUM.ZIP)
                          The talosian incident, map 8 (TALOSIAN.ZIP)
                          The Darkening, graphics (DARKEN.ZIP)
                          A few textures for Gothic DM 2
                          Upcoming (as of this release):
                          graphics for Mordeth episode 3,
                          The Darkening episode 2. 
                          Minor additions to other projects, such as
                          sky textures and stuff like that.

                          Tobias stuff:
                          None at all!

                          Nicklas stuff:
                          None at all!

                          Martins stuff:
                          Trent's Rhapsody (DM)
                          Live Backwards (DM)
                          UAC Corporation (SP)
                          Crestfallen (SP)
                          Working on Ninja Doom and Beyond Doom TACTC

Misc. Developer Info    : Ola:
                          Born 1979. 
                          I've been DOOMing since 1993 and editing since
                          mid 94.

                          Tobias:
                          5 years old. A great fan of LEGO.
                          
                          Nicklas:
                          Born 1981. If I told you more I'd have to kill you.

                          Martin:
                          Born in 1978.
                          Runs DooMster (http://www.doomshack.com/doomster/)
                          Been dooming since -95 and editing since late -95.

Description             : 16 rather small and quite high-paced deathmatch
                          levels that I (Ola) originally started making for 
                          myself and some friends to play since everything 
                          else what too big or just plain ugly. (And we're 
                          too lazy to look for good levels :-)
                          Later I introduced Nicklas and Tobias to DOOM
                          editing and they started making maps for this
                          project too. Martin Friberg teamed up quite soon
                          to help us.

                          There are a few new textures in there, all being
                          commercial quality and no fucking MS Paint CRAP.

                          Any switches you find have to do with the exit.
                          There are no switches to reveal weapons or other
                          goodies.

Some thoughts from the 
aurhors of Overload:      If you think these levels are too small - go play
                          something else. Overloads levels are small because
                          we wanted them that way. You dont like respawnfrags?
                          You like to hunt your oponent? You hate symetric
                          levels? Then dont play Overload, because its not
                          made for you. However, if you feel like some
                          insanely fast DM play in damn good looking levels,
                          Overload is for you.

                          Some other things which has made these maps
                          symmetrical are the facts that they are small (in
                          case noone noticed) and if one made them irregular
                          it could give unfair disadvantages in forms of
                          starting points closer to weapons and such. Better
                          cover in some places. Since these maps are lightning
                          fast, everyone should play on the same conditions as
                          your enemy.
                          In bigger maps everyone has LOTS of time planning
                          out a strategy compared to these.
                                                  
Additional Credits to   : The whole team thanks:
                          id for the greatest game of all time
  
                          Ola thanks:
                          * Lee Killough for essential Visplane info and
                            some info on the "slime trail" bug.
                            Lee also gave me a new, unreleased version of
                            BSP, 2.4b, to fiddle with. Thanks!
                          * Eric James Roberts for help with rocket-
                            eating walls.
                          * Mr. DOOM (Tom Sanner) for great inspiration.
                          * Lars Ljung for making me look good in DM.
                          * Jeff Rabenhorst for the excellent EdMap.
                          * Julia and all other friends for being there.

                          Tobias thanks:
                          * Lars Ljung for making me look good in DM.
                          * Jeff Rabenhorst for the excellent EdMap.
                          * Mom for changing diapers.
                          * Ola Bjorling (with two funky dots over the 
                            second o) for editing help.

                          Nicklas thanks:
                          * Lars Ljung for making me look good in DM.
                          * Jeff Rabenhorst for the excellent EdMap.
                          * AST (Advanced Sucking Technology)
                          * Ola Bjorling (with two funky dots over the 
                            second o) for editing help.

                          Martin thanks:
                          * Lars Ljung for making the other guys look good
                            in DM.
                          * Malcolm Sailor for inspiration
                          * Ben Morris for DCK
                          * Rand Phares for his great Doom Consitency
                            Checker

                          Yes, we ARE mocking this Lars guy. ;-)
                        
===========================================================================
* Play Information *

Map #                   : MAP01 - MAP16
Single Player           : Yes - to look around 
Cooperative             : No, silly
Deathmatch              : Take a wild guess
Difficulty Settings     : Nope. Just play skill 5 old deathmatch for max ammo.
                          The levels have the weapons we find to be most
                          suitable.
New Sounds              : No
New Music               : Yes, but not for all levels.
New Graphics            : Yes - Textures, sky, map names, title pic, 
                          intermission background, credits screen and ENDOOM.
                          The OFACExxx textures are based on an advertisment
                          for Final DOOM. The OWOODxx textures are based on
                          ids WOODxx ones. OEVILxxx textures are based on ids
                          MARBFAC3 texture and their corroded metal ones.
                          All others are made from scratch, including the sky:
                          it is not a photo, as some seem to believe.
Demos Replaced          : 3 of 'em:

                                   GREEN:      GREY:    MAP: SCORE:
                          DEMO1 is Tobias  vs. Nicklas  11   21-15
                          DEMO2 is Tobias  vs. Ola      13   25-19
                          DEMO3 is Nicklas vs. Tobias   01   24-23

                          All players are mousers. Recorded via serial cable
                          with a P133 and a P2/300. All demos last 5 minutes.

* Construction *

Base                    : New levels from scratch
Build Time              : Some levels took 30 minutes, other took 30 hours...
                          See details for each map below.
Tool(s) used            : A whole slew of 'em:

                          Ola used:
                          EdMap 1.40
                          EdMap 1.31
                          DMAPEDIT 4.0
                          BSP 2.3x
                          BSP 2.4b
                          Adobe Photoshop 3.0.5
                          Metatools KPT Bryce 2
                          3D Studio R4
                          Wintex 4.3
                          DEUSF 3.8
                          WinDCC 2.02
                          DSHRINK
                          MS-DOS EDIT :)

                          Tobias used:
                          EdMap 1.40
                          BSP 2.3x
                          Wintex 4.3
                          
                          Nicklas used:
                          EdMap 1.40
                          BSP 2.2
                          MidiSoft Studio
                          MS-DOS EDIT >:-]

                          Martin used:
                          DCK 3.62
                          DCC 1.04
                          ZenNode 0.98a

Known Bugs              : The slime-trail bug appears in some levels.
                          We have done our best to remove this by running
                          levels through DMAPEDITs nodebuilder (quite
                          efficient with this bug) and BSP 2.4b, but some
                          lightshadings can still cause the slime trails
                          to show at certain angles, like in map03 and 4.
May Not Run With...     : DOOM Legacy, DosDOOM and ZDoom. Well, it WILL run,
                          but the sky will look really ugly or tile in
                          strange ways if you use mlook. Mlook is for Quack,
                          and not DOOM, anyways. Also, *some* of the source 
                          ports that support high resolutions will have the
                          map titles and stuff wrong. Blame them, not us.

MAP01
Title                   : Fragtastic
Author                  : Ola Bjorling
Description             : 4 Pillars is all you have to hide behind. This is
                          a shotguns-only level. Lots of respawnfrags, but
                          it's quite easy to fool your opponent as you 
                          respawn...
Construction time       : About 10 hours (had to redo it from scratch since
                          EdMap felt like eating it. Argh!) The texture 
                          aligning took ages.
Gameplay pace           : INSANE
Recommended # of players: 2

MAP02
Title                   : Deja Vu
Author                  : Ola Bjorling
Description             : A very small level consisting of 4 identical rooms
                          each holding 1 weapon; Super Shotgun, 
                          Rocketlauncher, Chaingun and BFG 9000.
                          Learn to use all the weapons and you'll have a
                          huge advantage.
Construction time       : originally made in 30 minutes and then fine-tuned
                          for an additional hour and a half.
Gameplay pace           : INSANE
Recommended # of players: 2

MAP03
Title                   : Close Quakecounters
Author                  : Ola Bjorling
Description             : Quake'ish level with neat 3D effects and nice
                          level of detail. Weapons are Rocketlauncher,
                          DB shotgun and Plasma rifle.
                          If you learn to use the SSG and RL in 
                          combination, the victory will be yours.
Construction time       : About 20 hours.
Gameplay pace           : MEDIUM
Recommended # of players: 2 - 3

MAP04
Title                   : Threesome
Author                  : Ola Bjorling
Description             : Triangular little bugger that looks a bit like
                          a temple. Weapons are DB shotgun and rocketlauncher.
                          Learn to aim or you'll frag yourself with the
                          rockets...
                          Some slime-trails in this one, seems impossible to 
                          get rid of.
Construction time       : About 20 hours.
Gameplay pace           : INSANE
Recommended # of players: 2 

MAP05
Title                   : Fort Fury
Author                  : Ola Bjorling
Description             : A small yet innovative DM level that makes great
                          use of jumping. Extremely detailed level.
                          Weapons to be found are Shotgun, DB shotgun and
                          the Plasma rifle.
Construction time       : 20-30 hours.
Gameplay pace           : MEDIUM
Recommended # of players: 2 - 3

MAP06
Title                   : Satans Circus
Author                  : Nicklas Linnes and Ola Bjorling
Description             : Quite large area-wise, but you can see your
                          opponent almost all the time, making it very
                          high-paced.
                          Nicklas did the basic layout while Ola cleaned
                          it up and added some decorative details.
                          It's a bloody miracle it doesn't VPO...
                          Weapons are Shotgun, DB shotgun, Chaingun and
                          the Rocket launcher.
Construction time       : 20 hours.
Gameplay pace           : HIGH
Recommended # of players: 2

MAP07
Title                   : Frag Isle
Author                  : Nicklas Linnes
Description             : A small altar of some sort in a little valley.
                          Weapons are rocketlauncher, Super Shotgun,
                          Shotgun, Chainsaw and Chaingun.
Construction time       : Nicklas doesn't wear a watch.
Gameplay pace           : INSANE
Recommended # of players: 2

MAP08
Title                   : Panic Is My Name
Author                  : Tobias Forsberg and Ola Bjorling
Description             : Very simple layout, but with some funky detailing
                          and great gameplay.
                          Weapons are Plasma (RL in skill 3), Shotgun and
                          Super Shotgun.
Construction time       : 15 hours.
Gameplay pace           : INSANE
Recommended # of players: 2


MAP09
Title                   : Satans Sewers
Author                  : Tobias Forsberg
Description             : Run around in these ancient, dark sewers and kill
                          people. Thats it, really. 
                          Weapons are Chaingun, Shotgun and Super Shotgun.
Construction time       : 20 hours.
Gameplay pace           : HIGH
Recommended # of players: 2


MAP10
Title                   : Ruins Of Valhalla
Author                  : Nicklas Linnes
Description             : Probably the most detailed map in the WAD. The old
                          Norse Gods must have been kind to Nicklas and done
                          some kick-ass node calculating as thanks for the
                          maps name. Otherwise it'd get a VPO for sure.
                          Weapons are Rocketlauncher, Plasma, Chaingun,
                          Shotgun, Super Shotgun and Berserk.
Construction time       : Nicklas can't tell the time.
Gameplay pace           : HIGH
Recommended # of players: 2

MAP11
Title                   : Paranoia
Author                  : Ola Bjorling
Description             : A map heavily inspired by Frenzy (map03) in
                          MRDOOM30.WAD. Round and round it goes, but with
                          a twist - learn to use the little windows and you
                          have a huge advantage! See the demo in the WAD.
                          I would have put more detail in there if it wasn't
                          for the Visplane limit.
                          Weapons are Rocketlauncher and Super Shotgun.
Construction time       : About 15 hours. (Had to redo it from scratch)
Gameplay pace           : INSANE
Recommended # of players: 2 

MAP12
Title                   : LLAWEHTNIELOH
Author                  : Tobias Forsberg
Description             : The only really non-symetric level in Overload.
                          Weapons: Chaingun, Shotgun, Super Shotgun, 
                          BFG 9000, Rocketlauncher
Construction time       : 20 hours. took 19 to spell the title.
Gameplay pace           : MEDIUM
Recommended # of players: 2 - 3

MAP13
Title                   : Screaming Fury
Author                  : Martin Friberg and Ola Bjorling
Description             : Open arena-style level.
                          Weapons are Super Shotgun and Rocketlauncher.
Construction time       : 20-30 hours.
Gameplay pace           : INSANE
Recommended # of players: 2

MAP14
Title                   : Frag-Mentation
Author                  : Nicklas Linnes
Description             : A tight bugger for people with good steering.
                          Weapons: Shotgun, Super Shotgun, Rocketlauncher,
                          Plasma, Berserk, Chainsaw, Chaingun
Construction time       : Time is only an illusion, anyway.
Gameplay pace           : HIGH
Recommended # of players: 2

MAP15
Title                   : High Fragquency
Author                  : Nicklas Linnes
Description             : This map earns its name with its high gameplay
                          speed. The design is somewhat inspired by the works
                          of Iikka Keranen.
                          Weapons are Chaingun, Chainsaw, Shotgun and Super
                          Shotgun.
Construction time       : 71654 seconds. Approximately.
Gameplay pace           : INSANE
Recommended # of players: 2

MAP16
Title                   : Fragmageddon
Author                  : Tobias Forsberg
Description             : This maps gives you a really intense battle. 
                          Provided tools of destruction are Super Shotgun,
                          Chaingun and Plasma - if you can find it...
Construction time       : 20 hours.
Gameplay pace           : INSANE
Recommended # of players: 2


* Where to get this WAD *

FTP sites:
Mother of all DOOM sites : ftp.cdrom.com/pub/doom/
...or our favourite mirror: http://ftp.sunet.se/idgames/

BBS numbers:
Do BBSs still exist? :-)

Other:
Nope.

MAP01

DM Spawns
4
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP02

DM Spawns
4
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP03

DM Spawns
6
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP04

DM Spawns
6
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP05

DM Spawns
4
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP06

DM Spawns
12
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP07

DM Spawns
4
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP08

DM Spawns
4
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP09

DM Spawns
8
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP10

DM Spawns
8
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP11

DM Spawns
4
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP12

DM Spawns
5
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP13

DM Spawns
4
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP14

DM Spawns
4
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP15

DM Spawns
4
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP31

DM Spawns
8
Co-op Spawns
1
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