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Spooky Doom : The Deathmatch 1.8
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MAP01, MAP02, MAP03, MAP04, MAP05, MAP06, MAP07, MAP08, MAP09, MAP10, MAP11, MAP31
Title                   : Spooky Doom : The Deathmatch 1.8
Filename                : 2spook18.wad
Author                  : Adam Williamson       
Email Address           : adam@scss.demon.co.uk
Misc. Author Info       : Doom addict, and couldn't have made 
                          these wads without the following CDs
                          playing in the background : 
                          Crank Crank Crank, by The Almighty
                          Dookie, by Green Day, and
                          Incesticide, by Nirvana

Description             : 12 small deathmatch wads, main idea was
                          to create a set of levels for fast, but
                          skilled, action. 

Additional Credits to   : The author of stars.wad, from which I
                          drew some inspiration, Gary Barton
                          for playtesting and design of level 7,
                          Osiris and Jiffy Bag for playtesting 
                          and of course id :)

* Play Information *

Episode and Level #     : 
Single Player           : Nah, but you can look around if you want
Cooperative 2-4 Player  : No - most levels have no player 2 3 4 starts
Deathmatch 2-4 Player   : Yes!
Difficulty Settings     : Not implemented
New Sounds              : No
New Graphics            : Yes - details later
New Music               : No - if I could sample a CD thru my SB16
                          into a file format Doom could take there
                          would be. Help, anyone?

Demos Replaced          : None (next release), still next release. Sorry 
                          suffering iD syndrome. I'm recording some in
                          roughly an hour, these turned out not that
                          good (2 way), hopefully get some three-way
                          on Saturday. So, still next release :)

* Construction *

Base                    : New levels from scratch, but drew ideas from
                          various sources. If you recognize any features,
                          feel touched :)
Editor(s) used          : Edmap 1.40, IDBSP 1.1, WARM, NWT 1.03, Neopaint, 
                          Edmap 1.31.
Known Bugs              : The infamous Edmap/WARM map bug is in - call up 
                          the map on some levels and you won't see nowt.

* Copyright / Permissions *

Authors (MAY use these levels as a base to build additional

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, and tell me - I like to know.

And, of course, iD will NOT provide technical support for Doom while
this .wad is running :).

* Where to get this WAD *

FTP sites: ftp.cdrom.com

BBS numbers: Both in England. London Connection : 0171 460 0515
                              This is a great Sirdoom BBS too!

                              Pharaoh's Curse : 01432 271 638 (Oh yeah,
                              Osiris asked me to give it a plug - this
                              is a great BBS!....can I have my fiver now?)


* Additional Info *


Levels 1 - 3 have one switch. THIS IS THE EXIT. Level 4 has 2 switches -
the one in the blood pool room is the exit, the other one brings down
a lift. Level 5 has 2 switches. The exit is clearly marked. Levels 1 and
2 should be played OLD DEATHMATCH ONLY - in altdeath, they are unbalanced.
The other 3 can be played in any mode. Level 6 has an exit switch in the
rocket launcher room on one wall. Level 7 has an exit switch on the wall
in one of the blood rooms (the BFG one) to...ahem...discourage cowards.
Level 8 has an exit behind the only door in the level - it's an exit door
(you know, the one coloured gold and black). Level 9 has an exit clearly
marked in the rocket launcher room. Level 10 has a clearly marked exit
in the main room. Level 11 has a clearly marked exit in the ECA.

        This WAD is an ongoing project. This is release 1.8. 1.0 had no text 
file, 4 levels, and was converted from Doom 1 and put together in 45 
minutes. It was released to a local BBS for testing. 1.1 added level 5,
and corrected some fairly major (in my mind - you probably never noticed
'em) texture bugs. 1.2 put Super Shotguns in the 1st 3 levels. It was
never released publicly. 1.3 added level 6 - unfortunately with 3 misplaced
textures. These were noticed just as I was about to upload it, so v1.4
was hastily written. 1.5 adds level 7. 1.6 adds levels 8 and 31, a new title
screen, and some new textures. 1.7 added level 9. 1.8 adds levels 10 and
11 and 2 more new textures.
         Later releases will include more levels, new music (if I ever get 
a general midi sound card), a new credits screen, and a *few* new textures.

        The first three levels are straight Doom 1 - 2 conversions. They 
now have Super Shotguns!  

* Playing Hints *

Level 1

DO NOT spend much time in the dark middle section. TRY not to get chased
down there. Early on, try and do the "weapon run" - running through the
middle layer of the level that has all the meaty weapons. Look for long
distance sniping oppurtunities - due to the large amounts of windows you
can see right through the level.

Level 2

When chased, head for the outer layer and try to lose your opponent. Get
a meaty weapon and turn the tables! The lite-amp glasses are valuable -
try to get to 'em first!

Level 3

This is an unusual idea for a level. There is an inside area and an
outside area - thus:

        |                                                  |
        |                                                  |
        |     ________________      _________________      |
        |    |                |    |                 |     |
        |    |                |    |                 |     |
        |    |                |    |                 |     |
        |    |                |    |      INSIDE     |     |
        |    |   INSIDE       |    |                 |     |
        |    |                |    |                 |     |
        |    |                |    |                 |     |
        |    |________________|    |_________________|     |
        |                                                  |
        |                     OUTSIDE                      |
        |                                                  |
        |     ________________      _________________      |
        |    |                |    |                 |     |
        |    |                |    |                 |     |
        |    |                |    |                 |     |
        |    |                |    |                 |     |
        |    |    INSIDE      |    |      INSIDE     |     |
        |    |                |    |                 |     |
        |    |                |    |                 |     |
        |    |________________|    |_________________|     |
        |                                                  |
        |                                                  |
        |                                                  |

There are windows from the outside corridors into the inside rooms. The
inside rooms are linked by teleporters. Around the outside there is health,
shotguns and chainguns, with lots of ammo. On the inside there is rockets,
plasma etc but not much ammo, and no health. So you get an interesting
combat. If I could control the spawn spots this would make a good team
level - but I can't. Bummer.

Level 4

GET THAT SSG! But watch for campers coming out. Try and sneak shots on
firefights through windows, giving yourself a bit of space. Be careful
going for the BFG - on that narrow path you are a sitting duck. Also, go
for the plasma rifle, but don't run too far into the corner - if you
are in the corner of the room when the platform goes back up, you're 
trapped :). Osiris doesn't like this, but I do...heehee.

Level 5

Careful on the BFG! Try pulling the lift down, running away and going
back. For a laff, get on the lift, and wait for some poor sod to activate
it :)

Level 6

Oh boy. I went to town on this one. Go for the rocket launcher - it's the
easiest "meat" weapon to get. Watch for the BFG trap. And get ready for
EVERYONE playing to know where you are when you get the SSG (thanx to
Peter Meredith are due here...)

Level 7

If this level seems to have a slightly different spirit (and it does) it's
because Gary Barton designed it. If you are careful, you _can_ get the
weapons without teleporting - it's hard, though. When you hear a weapon
grab followed by a teleport sound, peg it thru the plasma teleport and
prepare to kill :)

Level 8

Oh God. Carnage, carnage, carnage. A small level with no doors = frag a
second action. Always be tooled up with a super-shotty or plasma. Try and
make your opponent hit walls with his rocket launcher. And to get the plasma,
WALK off the ledge - running will take you right over the platform!

Level 9

Get the Super Shotgun or rocket launcher - the two best weapons in the .wad.
There are 2 difficult jumps that CAN be made - from the SSG to the box
of shells, and in the stairs bit, you CAN jump over the gap. For both, you
have to do the strafe+run trick.

Level 10

The decent weapons are teleport-to weapons, but beware - everyone will know
where you are when you grab 'em! Do some main room ambushes from the dark

Level 11

This level introduces a new feature into Spooky Doom. It also changes the
main texture - it becomes GRAY1. This makes it into a Doom 1 Episode 1
style, this will be the style for levels 11-20. THe new feature is the ECA.
Throughout the level you will see little features - a bridge and two lifts -
marked UNDER ECA CONTROL. In the middle of the level is the ECA. ECA stands
for Environment Control Area. It is a room of switches which control various
features of the environment throughout the level. You can see "ridges" 
running through the level from the various switches in the ECA - these
run directly to the feature that switch controls. They carry the electronics
that make the feature move, and give the player the added bonus of seeing
what the switch will affect. (NB this is for the sake of the game - these
do not have to be in for the switch to work or anything, it's just a nice

Level 31

This is level 31 because a) It is a Wolf3D level, and b) It is the 
"Easter Egg" level. Play it and see why ;)

IMPORTANT : This is not a deathmatch level! It is a complete Easter Egg
level! There are NO DEATHMATCH SPAWNSPOTS! You can put some in and play it
if ya like, but...nah.

* New Stuff!*


Yes, Spooky Doom 1.8 has new graphics! It has a new title screen with 
the wad's name in a funky font, two Spooky screenshots, and a disclaimer
in shadowed size 13 Helga font - maybe now everyone will get the tech
support message :). It also has 3 new textures - a door and two walls.

* Revision History *

1.0 Original. 4 levels, few big texture bugs. PC release.

1.1 Added docs, level 5, corrected texture mistakes. First version released
to Internet. Full release.

1.2 Internal release. Super Shotguns added to first three levels. Minor
texture bugs fixed.

1.3 Adds level 6. Internal release.

1.4 1.3 would have been a full release, but I noticed some texture bugs
(sheesh, there's a lot of them...), so fixed them and made this the full
release version.

1.5 Adds level 7. Full release.

1.6 Adds title screen graphic, three wall textures, and levels 8 and 31.  
Also modifies level 6 in such a way that the BFG can be obtained after the
cage has been triggered - but it's hard. Internal release.

1.7 Adds level 9, and fixes the texture bugs in level 4. PC release.

1.8 Adds levels 10 and 11, and 2 new textures relating to level 11. 


Internal release = version only exists in my hands (sometimes Gary's). 
                   Normally a bug fix version.
PC Release       = version released only to Pharaoh's Curse. Normally to
                   playtest before a full release.
Full release     = Proper version. Released to Internet, Game Connection
                   and Pharaoh's Curse. You are most likely to have one of 

* Credits *

Name                    Comments                        Role
----                    --------                        ----

Adam Williamson         Me.                             Design, and
Osiris                  Sysop of Pharaoh's Curse 
                        and bloody good doomer.         Playtesting.

Gary Barton             Short, and has two annoying     Playtesting. (Also
                        brothers.                       designed level 7.)
                        * And finally... *

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send me comments and demos on this wad.
I MEAN THAT. I want overall comments, bug reports (arrrggghhh!), 
congratulations if it's good, REASONS if it's not good, and frantic 4 or
3 way action! Please, it'll help improve this wad. 

SPECIAL NOTE : TIMinator, please get your lot together and record me an
lmp? Your igor9 lmps are just cool (suck suck).

BYE FOR NOW, folks...
























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