Spooky Doom : The Deathmatch 3.0
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Spooky Doom : The Deathmatch 3.0
================================================================ Title : Spooky Doom : The Deathmatch 3.0 Filename : 2spook30.wad Author : Adam Williamson Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org Misc. Author Info : Doom 1 Master, Doomie, 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 :). Pet hates: People who play, and like, other people's levels but NEVER SEND THEM A SINGLE BLOODY E-MAIL TO TELL THEM SO! You know who you are (ie, everyone who flipping well gets this wad!, except Neil Bonner - what a guy :>) Description : 17 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 inspiration, the author of A41_MUS.WAD, from which most of the music in this .wad came, the author of CPHOBOS5.WAD, from which four music tracks came, and the author of NIN.WAD, from which 2 tracks came. ================================================================ * Play Information * Episode and Level # : Maps 01 - 16 inclusive and map 31. 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 : Yes, all levels and the interlude. Music from Nirvana, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and others. Demos Replaced : Sorry, the demos have been removed from this archive - for whatever reason, they don't playback properly any more. * 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 : You may see the error due to too many 2 sided linedefs in view whilst looking through the window into the dark Super Shotgun room in level 15. This is due to the extremely complex lighting effects in this area, and since it will never be noticed in the heat of a deathmatch, I decided to leave it in and keep the very nice lighting. Also, obviously, you will see some slight slowdown in that area. * Copyright / Permissions * Authors (MAY use these levels as a base to build additional levels, but BLOODY WELL GIVE ME CREDIT! 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?) * Revision history * This WAD is an ongoing project. This is release 3.0. 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 added levels 10 and 11 and 2 more new textures. 1.9 added level 12. 2.0 rebuilt the entire .wad with idbsp 1.1 so the levels were very slightly faster and they all have maps! It also added level 13. 2.1 added level 14 and a new texture that you will not even _notice_, because iD should have included it - a switch on a STARGR1 background. 2.2 added level 15. 2.3 added level 16 and a funky green light texture that will be used in maps 17 onwards. Version 3.0 adds exit signs to all levels that didn't have them, adds 17 new musics, and makes small map changes to level 10 and a fairly major designed change to level 3. Later releases will include more levels, 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 ------- KEEP TELEPORTING! Grab the guns, grab the ammo, and grab a few telefrags. And DON'T stand still when you leeave a teleport... 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 corridor. 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 touch). Level 12 -------- Oho, still an Episode 1 style but not the same textures as 11. The feature in this level is lights and toxic waste - you'll see lots of different light levels. NOTE: There are occasional blue textures near doors - these are LIGHTS, and do not denote a door needing a blue keycard. Get the plasma if you've got a lot of health, otherwise...it ain't worth it :). 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. Level 13 -------- Tool up on the weapons - try and get the super-shotgun, shotgun, chaingun and rocket launcher - these are all easily gettable. Only get the plasma if you have the supercharge, because it takes up to 70% health off you! Try and do some ambushes into the area surrounding the plasma's pit - it has no less than 4 entrances! Level 14 -------- Grab the super-shotgun or rocket launcher early on. Watch both doors in the corridors. The dark crate-filled room is perfect for ambushes! Level 15 -------- Be careful of the lighting while grabbing the super shotgun. To get the rocket launcher on the crate, jump from the ledge. Be very, very careful here. EVERY single area has more than one entrance, so you are never safe... Level 16 -------- Don't get carried away and run straight into the toxic. Use the light levels carefully. * New Stuff!* Graphics -------- Yes, Spooky Doom 3.0 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 6 new textures - a door, four walls and an unused (as yet) green light. * Credits * Name Comments Role ---- -------- ---- Adam Williamson Me. If you see a Lemming Design, and on a UK BBS or Compuserve, construction. then it's probably me :) Osiris Sysop of Pharaoh's Curse and bloody good doomer. Playtesting. Jiffy Bag Regular on The Games BBS. Playtesting (and being bad enough for me and Osiris to frag him a lot) 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...