Slaughter House 5
Slaughter House 5
MAP01, MAP07, MAP08, MAP09, MAP10, MAP11, MAP12
================================================================ Title : Slaughter House 5 Filename : sh5.WAD Author : Chris Lloyd Email Address : <email removed> Misc. Author Info : Academic mathematician working at the University of Hong Kong, with 2 kids, and old enough to know better. Oh yeah I'm an Aussie. Additional Credits to : Jason Hoffoss writer of Dpamedit ================================================================ * Play Information * Episode and Level # : MAP06-MAP12 Single Player : Yes Cooperative 2-4 Player : Yes Deathmatch 2-4 Player : Yes Difficulty Settings : Yes New Sounds : Yes. Borrowed from Dr. Dad. New Graphics : No. Don't know how yet. New Music : Yes. Not much better but it's a change. All levels tested for 1 player by my 6 year old who has awesome dodging skills. Do I worry about his learning to settle problems with the use of deadly force? This is just a small price humanity has to pay if we are to be ready for an alien invasion. Mulder and myself are very close on this point. So don't ask my boy to save your arse when Cyberdemons invade your local shopping mall. * Construction * Base : New levels from scratch Editor(s) used : Dmapedit Known Bugs : (i) The last level is pretty large, very close to the doom limit for saving. Occasionally, I find that after saving on this level, the system hangs on leaving doom with a memory allocation error. Does anyone know how/if the save limit on doom can be increased? (ii) Wierd sky shimmer in the outside area on level 2 (map 8). I think this is a doom error. I did lots of experimenting with building big mountains outside and this always happens after a certain size. (iii) Some annoying thin verticle lines. This seems to happen when you go for smooth curves and so have lots of close vertices. Why blame myself when ID aren't here to defend themselves? Another doom error I reckon. (iv) It is possible to get visiplanes overflow in map 9 if you really work at it, but it won't happen in general play. * Copyright / Permissions * Authors may do whatever the hell they like with this. What can I do about it? Do I really care? What sorts of pretentious buggers bother about copyright on something as trivial as a WAD which is worth sweet FA, with so many free WADS out there in cyberspace? THE STORY ========= Your mission Jim, should you decide to take it ....ah who gives a shit? LEVELS Engineered by Dr. Christopher John Lloyd ================================================ These are the first levels I have written. They were written in the order 8, 10, 11, 9, 7, 12 though I went back and added heaps of stuff to 7 & 8. I only put them in maps 7-12 because I like the music better and so the last level comes after the automatic doom blurb about you having won etc. and then...back to a few surprises on the giant level. Level 1: (Map 7) If I am playing a WAD and am still piss-farting around with the shitty number 2 pistol after 10 seconds then I, and thousands like me, hit the quit. I haven't seen a level based around an elevator. Of course you can't have anything on top of anything so you need to create the illusion. On the last level I add to the illusion (you will see what I mean). I discovered invisible walls at this stage and got a bit carried away I guess. I have seen WADS where you don't get the shimmer when the force wall drops (I quite like this effect actually). Any one who could explain to me how to do this please email me. You can finish the level without any key. There are 5 secrets. Level 2: (Map 8) The first room is the first room I ever built. Maximum red. In fact generally I find the Doom textures quite boring (if consistent) and so I like to play around with colours (see map 9!). I thought the idea of blocking access to the last blue door with the teleporter was nifty. No doubt this, and everything, has been done elsewhere. I really like the splice door in the church area. You can finish the level without the yellow key. There are 5 secrets. Level 3: (Map 9) Discovered lifts around here and it shows. Then I went back and built map 7. The main idea for this level is to see how ridiculously colourful I could make some of the rooms. Hint: After you have gone down each main lift, return to the coloured room and search around for changes. You need all keys to finish this level. No secrets as far as I recall. Level 4: (Map 10) The outside area was added quite late. The large room with the boxes is maybe a little tough on HMP. If you elect to go through the teleporter before you have done the rest of the dungeon then you deserve what you get. You don't need the red key to finish this level. There are three secrets. Hint: After exploring the dungeon go back towards the start and re-explore the labyrinth. Level 5: (Map 11) You only need the yellow key to finish this level and it is right there for you. However, you have to let out the Cyberdemon to get it! If you can get away from the big bastard then good luck to you but if you pike out on a fight why are you playing? So make sure you find (and work out how to get) the BFG as well as the invincibility orb in the red pit. This was supposed to be the end of the series but then I got an idea... Level 6: (Map 12) Why not make a level that unifies the previous five? You will find major areas from all earlier levels on this level. Many of the switches no longer have the same effect. There are some changes to the landscape from some sort of earthquake. The blue key is tough to find so just remember that if a wall cabinet wouldn't open on an earlier level it wasn't an error! I haven't seen an exit like the one I made. Of course it is just a Boss Brain inside a cylinder but I think it makes a nice change. Best wads I have found at ftp.cdrom: accursed by <email removed> artifact by Paul Smidt (<email removed>) altd2 - alternate doom skyewood - by Steve Rescoe (just for the graphics) Final comment: I reckon that Doom2 is much better than Quake. Not that Quake is bad. Doom just has an excellent feel. And the Quake levels that I have downloaded are absolutely hopeless. ID should bring out Doom3, with some new textures and monsters.