Names
The Darkening Episode 2
Description
After a hard nights driving about in the galaxy, your trusted space vessel "Margie" runs out of fuel and you crash on some ugly planet. Uhm... thats it I think. Oh yeah; You have to kill stuff too. (If you depserately need a storyline, go play something else or think of one yourself.)
Filenames
darken2.wad
Size
12.87 MB
MD5
1f73606389281c41a8ff89acc9053b15
SHA-1
1da7e9eb40302bfb6c8fd96c6e89660f5d08b878
WAD Type
PWAD
IWAD
DOOM2
Engine
DOOM2
Lumps
1052
Demos
3
Maps
24
 
MAP01, MAP02, MAP03, MAP04, MAP05, MAP06, MAP07, MAP08, MAP09, MAP10, MAP11, MAP12, MAP13, MAP14, MAP15, MAP16, MAP17, MAP18, MAP19, MAP20, MAP21, MAP22, MAP23, MAP24
                          = THE DARKENING =
                            = Episode 2 =
     = ver 1.1 =
======================================================================
=     The Darkening homepage: http://www.doomworld.com/darkening     =
======================================================================


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C O N T E N T:
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1.  INTRODUCTION
    1.x Version History

2.  STORY

3.  INSTALLATION

4.  LEVEL INFORMATION
    4.1   Single player levels
    4.2   Deathmatch levels

5.  BUGS

6.  AUTHOR INFORMATION
    6.1  Levels
    6.2  Music
    6.3  Testers

7.  LEGAL STUFF
    7.1   Textures
    7.2   Levels



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[1] INTRODUCTION
----------------

After being in production for waaaay too long, here is episode 2 of
The Darkening, sadly also the last episode. There will be no third one.

Don't cut your wrists just yet though, because in episode 2 you'll get:

 + 12 single player levels, spiffy ones too
 + 12 deathmatch levels, for all types of play
 + tweaked for optimal gameplay
 + over 600 new textures
 + all new musical score

Sounds cool, eh?


[1.x Version History]

Version 1.1: * Fixed some nasty bugs: VPO in map 04, faulty 
              coop support, and texture mis-alignments
     * Tweaked maps - 02, 04, 09, 12, 14
     * Complete nodebuild and "perfect" reject
     * New music
             
Version 1.0: * Original release 3/8/2000



---------
[2] STORY
---------

After a hard nights driving about in the galaxy, your trusted space vessel 
"Margie" runs out of fuel and you crash on some ugly planet. 

Uhm... thats it I think. 

Oh yeah; You have to kill stuff too.

(If you depserately need a storyline, go play something else or think of
one yourself.)



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[3] INSTALLATION
----------------

Oooh, this is easy. Unpack the files contained in darken2.zip into your
doom2 directory (or whatever directory you want actually) and start the
game like this:

SINGLE PLAYER:
doom2.exe -file darken2.wad

DEATHMATCH:
dm.exe -file darken2.wad -warp 13

The deathmatch levels start at map13, as the least retared of you might be
able to figure out from the above example. Heh.



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[4] LEVEL INFORMATION
---------------------

[4.1 Single player levels]

map01
Level name          : Outpost Mortem
Author(s)           : Ola Björling
Build time          : I'd say about 80 hours. (yeah I'm slow...)
editor(s) used      : EdMap 1.31
                      EdMap 1.40
                      DETH 4.23
                      BSP 3.0
Bugs                : pffft.
Inspiration         : Quake 2 DM maps by Sten Uusvali
Authors comments    : Designed especially to be map01: Nice intro, quite
                      easy, small.


map02
Level name          : Biotech Terror
Author(s)           : Jan Van Der Veken, Derek "Afterglow" Mac Donald
Build time          : approximately 10 hours for Derek
editor(s) used      : DCK 3.62, Zennode 0.98a
                      WinDEU 5.24
Bugs                : Uh no.
Inspiration         : AG Cranium Circuits (TM)
Authors comments    : Short & sweet map with most done by Jan, pretty much just
                      a tech base with computers and monitors around the place...


map03
Level name          : Binary Compound
Author(s)           : Adam Windsor
Build time          : twice as long as half the time
editor(s) used      : DETH, BSP, RMB
Bugs                : ...
Inspiration:        : The other Darkening maps, mainly.
Authors comments    : A two-stage compound built at either end of a short canyon.  
                      Kill stuff, marvel at cool Darkening E2 textures. The usual.


map04
Level name          : Vindication
Author(s)           : Anthony Soto
Build time          : I had to sacrifice "Real Life(TM)" for this one...
editor(s) used      : DCK 3.62, DETH 4.16b, DMTHA, and RMB.
Bugs                : Did I remember to add a player one start?
Inspiration:        : Just about everything I've seen. It for some reason something 
                      resembles a pair of .... oops I've said too much.
Authors comments    : Your first run through may seem tough and the level may seem 
                      low on ammo. Learn the map and all it's secrets. Use ammo wisely 
                      and don't miss an enemy more than once. Also optimized for 
                      death/botmatch with 4 players.


map05
Level name          : Melt-Down
Author              : Richard Wiles
Build time          : ??
editor(s) used      : DoomCAD 6.1, bsp2.3x (nodes)
Bugs                : sod off...
Inspiration:        : When I fist saw Jan's map & Ola's textures...drool...drool...
Authors comments    : My first map on this project.  Lots of brown textures to fit in 
                      with what was available at the time.


map06
Level name          : At The Heart Of Decay
Author(s)           : Jan Van der Veken
Build time          : ?? hours
editor(s) used      : WinDEU 5.24
Bugs                : 
Inspiration         : 
Authors comments    : 


map07
Level name          : Waste Processing
Author(s)           : Nick Baker
Build time          : xx hours
editor(s) used      : Deep '97 v9.30
Bugs                : VPO, HOM and stuff. Beware.
Inspiration         : This space for rent
Authors comments    : The continuation of the previous level.  Find the
      teleporter that'll get you the hell out of here...


map08
Level name          : Lucifer's Laboratory
Author              : Richard Wiles
Build time          : ??
editor(s) used      : DoomCAD 6.1, bsp2.3x (nodes)
Bugs                : sod off...
Inspiration:        : 
Authors comments    : Started off as a sp conversion of my DM map but just grew &
                      grew & grew...


map09 SP
Level name          : Hard Core
Author(s)           : Jan Van der Veken, Ola Björling, Anthony Soto
Build time          : xx hours
editor(s) used      : Edmap 1.40
                      Edmap 1.31
                      Wadauthor 1.30
                      WinDEU 5.24
                      BSP 3.0
Bugs                : 
Inspiration         : 
Authors comments    : Lots of bits and pieces merged together into one
                      huge level. The largest in darkening 2.


map10
Level name          : Plasmorgasm
Author              : Richard Wiles
Build time          : ??
editor(s) used      : DoomCAD 6.1, bsp2.3x (nodes)
Bugs                : sod off...
Inspiration:        : 
Authors comments    : Started life as a jailbreak theme but, well, who needs 
                      bloody themes? This one has a nice plasma gun 'melt-down' 
                      at the end.


map11
Level name          : Powerplant 
Author              : Ben Davies (Item placement by Anthony Soto)
Build time          : Too long... maybe about 100 hours?
Editor(s) used      : DCK and minor edits with Wintex
Bugs                : None that I know of
Inspiration:        : Nothing that I can put a finger on
Authors comments    : Just play the wads!


map12
Level name          : toxicity
Author(s)           : Ola Björling
Build time          : About 200 hours including drawing stuff out on paper,
                      running around in the level while feeling bored and
                      trying to make all the damn crate jumps in a row.
editor(s) used      : EdMap 1.31
                      EdMap 1.40
                      DETH 4.23
                      WadAuthor 1.30
                      BSP 3.0
Bugs                : Oh come on
Inspiration         : "Dawn Of The Dead" by Jan Van der Veken
                      The other Darkening episode 2 maps
                      DOOM episode 1: "Knee-Deep In The Dead"
                      Quake 2
                      Half-Life
                      Telepathic contacts with various extra terrestrials
                      ...And the music of the following artists/bands/whatever:
                      Richard D. James (Aphex Twin, Polygon Window)
                      Krister Linder (Yeti), Future Sound Of London, Björk 
                      Gudmundsðottír, Autechre, Henrik B (I once listened to his 
                      track "Älta" over 50 times in a row while working on this 
                      level... perverse, aint it? :)
Authors comments    : Biggest map I've ever done, about 600k in size.
      This is a quite a hard map, beware. I'd love to see some of you
                      demo freaks try to do really fast 100/100 UV runs in this one!
Also thanks to      : Eric James "Ricrob" Robert - Thanks a million times 
                      to him for troubleshooting and helping when my editors 
                      ate the map.
                      Matt "Mattrim"/"_Hello98" Dixon for saving this map 
                      from certain damnation when I wrecked it yet again.
                      Both these guys rule.



[4.2 Deathmatch levels]

map13
Level name          : outpost mortem
Author(s)           : Ola Björling
Build time          : 40 hours
editor(s) used      : EdMap 1.31
                      EdMap 1.40
                      BSP 3.0
Bugs                : some slimetrails
Inspiration         : Sten Uusvalis Quake 2 DM maps
Authors comments    : Probably my best map ever.


map14
Level name          : Mortal Mayhem
Author(s)           : Derek "Afterglow" Mac Donald
Build time          : 8 hours give or take a few weeks ;)
editor(s) used      : DCK 3.62, Zennode 0.98a
Bugs                : Wee little HOM in the plasma area. Play with Boom. :)
Inspiration         : Quake E1M2 influence around the plasma. Quake causes the HOM! :P
Authors comments    : Dandy flat 2 player deathmatch map, includes all weapons except
                      chainsaw (all those people that use it)
                      Thanks to mewse for the map name, that whore.


map15
Level name          : Broken Circuit
Author(s)           : Adam Windsor
Build time          : not much
editor(s) used      : DETH, BSP
Bugs                : ...
Inspiration:        : too much to do in too little time ...
Authors comments    : This map is designed with Skill 5 Old Deathmatch in
                      mind.


map16
Level name          : deva station (yeah yeah yeah there is a map called
                      deva station in Q3A as well, but I did this one well 
                      over a year before that damn game was released. HA!)
Author(s)           : Ola Björling
Build time          : 50 hours
editor(s) used      : EdMap 1.40
      BSP 3.0
Bugs                : None
Inspiration         : Jans/Anthonys DM map "An Eye For An Eye" (map18)
Authors comments    : Originally made to demonstrate texture usage for the 
                      rest of the team, but turned out good enough to be in.


map17
Level name          : Magic Roundabout
Author              : Richard Wiles
Build time          : ??
editor(s) used      : DoomCAD 6.1, bsp2.3x (nodes)
Bugs                : sod off...
Inspiration:        : 
Authors comments    : My first true DM map.  I hope it plays ok?



map18
Level name          : An Eye For An Eye
Author(s)           : Jan Van der Veken, Anthony Soto
Build time          : ?? hours
editor(s) used      : WinDEU 5.24
Bugs                : We tried to fit some in but there was no room.
Inspiration         : 
Authors comments    : Level by Jan, extra connectivity by Anthony.


map19
Level name          : Tight Fight
Author(s)           : Jan Van der Veken
Build time          : ?? hours
editor(s) used      : WinDEU 5.24
Bugs                : 
Inspiration         : 
Authors comments    :


map20
Level name          : Annihilator
Author(s)           : Lee Szymanski
Build time          : 8 hours total plus learning tools  
editor(s) used      : Windeu, Wadauthor, BSP
Bugs                : Nope 
Inspiration         : Hours of doom/quake DM play
Authors comments    : The level was designed for fast 3/4 player gaming. Id like 
                      to thank Derek for the superb texturing work on this map.

map21
Level name          : rest in pieces
Author(s)           : Ola Björling & Anthony Soto
Build time          : 40 hours
editor(s) used      : EdMap 1.40
      BSP 3.0
Bugs                : Bugs, schmugs.
Inspiration         : Unknown
Authors comments:     Map by Ola, HOM removal and fine tuning
                      by Anthony.


map22
Level name          : The Edge
Author(s)           : Jan Van der Veken
Build time          : xx hours
editor(s) used      : WinDEU 5.24
Bugs                : None, as far as you know.
Inspiration:        : See below.
Authors comments    : This is a partial remake of the Quake 2 DM map
                      "The Edge".


map23
Level name          : banger hangar
Author(s)           : Ola Björling & Derek MacDonald
Build time          : 30 hours
editor(s) used      : EdMap 1.31
                      EdMap 1.40
                      BSP 3.0
Bugs                : Is carrot a bug? I think there's a carrot in there.
Inspiration         : Unknown
Authors comments    : Basic structures and gameflow design by Ola, detailing 
                      and texturing by Derek.



map24
Level name          : Interrogation Central II
Author(s)           : Jan Van der Veken & Derek MacDonald
Build time          : xx hours
editor(s) used      : WinDEU 5.24
                      DCK
Bugs                : 
Inspiration:        : 
Authors comments    : Modified by Derek Mac Donald.



--------
[5] BUGS
--------

* The sky isn't working with MLOOK yet. You're not supposed to look up and 
  down in DOOM anyway.

* map09 overrides the savegame buffer, so don't try to save until you're well
  into that map unless you use a source port. Sorry...



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[6] AUTHOR INFORMATION
----------------------


[6.1 Level authors]

Author              : Nick Baker
Aliases             : NiGHTMARE
Email Address(es)   : nick@frad.org
Webpage             : http://haunt.8m.com/doom
Other files by me   : I've contributed to the Darkening E1, GothicDM
                      2 and SlaughterDM, and have levels in 
                      numerous upcoming projects, including 
                      Execution, Hellstorm, Mordeth E2, Twice 
                      Risen and Ultimate Invasion.
                      I am also the moderator of the Surge series,
                      Paradox and Wrath.
Thanks/Greetings to : Derek and Anthony for spotting all those VPOs and HOMs 
                      everywhere; Ola for some killer textures; anyone else who 
                      wants thanks or wants to be greeted :)
Comments            : I _hate_ being limited to doom2.exe ;)


Author              : Ola Björling
Aliases             : o-tech, citrus
Email Address(es)   : ola@techno.org
Webpage             : http://doomnation.com/ola
                      http://ola.nool.nu
Other files by me   : Tantrum
                      Tantrum 2
                      Venom
                      Overload DM (textures and 7 or so maps)
                      Talosian Incident (map08)
                      Gothic DM 2 (some ugly textures)
                      I also did some textures for Mordeth episode 3.
Thanks/Greetings to : * The rest of the team for their efforts, especially
                        Derek for saving me when my inspiration was running
                        low. 
                      * I'd also like to thank Eric James "ricrob" Roberts
                        and Matthew Dixon for saving me when I managed to fuck
                        up some levels. 
                      * My employer for letting me use office hardware for
                        this, and for their encouragement (!) in my efforts.
                      * The music of Bjork Gudmundsdottir, Autechre, Aphex 
                        Twin, Phlegm, Psychonauts and Yeti has helped me
                        tremendously.
                      * Anyone that I might have forgotten. If you feel you've
                        been left out, drop me a line and I'll have you in the
                        next version, if there will ever be one.
                      * Julia.
Comments            : It's over. It's finally over.


Author              :  Ben Davies
Aliases             : 
Email Address(es)   :  sendmoneytoben@excite.com or
                       s3095027@student.anu.edu.au
Webpage             :  none yet
Other files by me   :  INNRGATE (on cdrom.com)
Thanks/Greetings to :  Andre Majorel for level testing and a load of comments.
                       Anthony Soto for level testing, thing placement and some 
                       edits on the level. More importantly, for pushing me to 
                       finally finish the level.
                       The Darkening Team for letting me in :-)
Comments            :  I'm glad thats over! :-) 


Author              : Derek Mac Donald
Aliases             : Afterglow, Afterglew, `g, derekmd
Email Address(es)   : derekmd@frad.org, derekmd@hotmail.com (backup)
Webpage             : http://doomnation.com/afterglow/
Other files by me   : - Jägermörder, Boom SP series (1 map released thus far)
                        * levels/doom2/Ports/d-f/dmdjm01.zip
                      - SacrificeDM series (6 maps released)
                        * levels/doom2/deathmatch/Ports/d-f/dmdsac0*.zip with
                                                             * being 1 thru 6
                      - Gothic99 (contributed 1 map)
                        * levels/doom2/deathmatch/Ports/g-i/gothic99.zip
                      - SlaughterDM (contributed in a few maps, 1 solo one)
                        * levels/doom2/deathmatch/Ports/s-u/sldm.zip
                      - SurgeDM2 (contributed 5 maps)
                        * levels/doom2/Ports/s-u/surge2.zip
                      - Co-author of The Seventh 07 with Prower
                        * levels/doom2/Ports/p-r/prwrsv07.zip
                      - Deadly Simplified, Doom2 map07 modification
                        * Available on my web site
                      - Converted many textures for use with Doom II
                        * Available on my web site
Thanks/Greetings to : Mattrim Dixon for harassing me on ICQ, Martin Friberg
                      for not doing what he's told, mystican for being
                      moderator of #doomroom so I have to say hello or he'll
                      ban me... & Ricrob for his praise keeps me alive. ;)
                      mewse for giving good hea-- lthy mapping tips.
Comments            : Ola needed help to get some things done so I came
                      aboard. Simple as that. :) One more note... doom2.exe
                      is the devil! The devil I tell ya! (just like foozball)


Author              : Anthony Soto
Aliases             : Swedish Fish
Email Address(es)   : neworderdatabase@hotmail.com
Webpage             : http://thefish.8m.com
Other files by me   : Early DM work in TWC* series (cdrom.com\..\themes\TWC)
                      Dchronix.zip (1 Level SP map)
                      Coauthor of map2 in Gothic2.zip
                      Next Project: mapping for Mordeth Episode 3
Thanks/Greetings to : Anthony Czerwonka "Adelusion" for putting faith in
                      my map skills before I had even proven myself. The
                      experience and exposure I recieved were invaluable.
                      Thanks to Jan for letting me be part of this very
                      talented team and Ola for keeping this project going.
                      Thanks to Ben for getting me interested in this
                      project by a screenshot of his map and NO thanks for
                      stealing 150+ precious hours of my life. J/k. :-)
                      My worthy playtesters: Doug Merrill, Ismail Saeed
Comments            : DOOM dead? Pfft. If you said DOOM was dead yesterday,
           look what you would have missed today!


Author              : Lee Szymanski
Aliases             : Fen boi
Email Address(es)   : lee.szymanski@cambridge.simoco.com
Webpage             : N/A
Other files by me   : Nope
Thanks/Greetings to : iD for everything. The Darkening Team, Kurt Kesler, 
                      Ace team and the Covert ops guys for the excellent maps. 
                      My ever increasing family and Simoco for keeping me 
                      solvent :) Randy Heit and Kokak for zdoom goodness.
Comments            : I hope everyone enjoys Darkening 2, I welcome any 
                      comments on the map.


Author              : Richard Wiles
Aliases             : None that I would own up to.
Email Address(es)   : wilesr@totalise.co.uk
Webpage             : none
Other files by me   : The 'Dickie' Series (10 DooM2 maps)
                      Nessy (2 maps for DooM2 Plutonia)
                      Spooky01-05 (DooM1 individual maps)
                      "The Crusades" - a complete e4 replacement for Ultimate DooM
Thanks/Greetings to : My wife Ness for tolerating my doom 'habit'.  
                      idsoftware for DooM - best game ever!
                      All you wacky DooMers out there who never quite grew up either...
                      ...and, of course, the rest of the Darkening Team for their
                      hard work in putting this wad together.  
Comments            : 


Author Name         : Adam Windsor
Nickname(s)         : Capellan
Email address(es)   : s339890@student.uq.edu.au
Homepage            : eh, sorta ... http://student.uq.edu.au/~s339890
Other files by me   : Demonfear
                      Contributor:  Memento Mori 2, STRAIN, Requiem,
                      Darkening Ep1
Thanks/Greetings    : everyone who submitted a level for the Darkening E2,
                      whether it was included or not




[6.2 Music authors]

Author Name         : S. Woodman 
Nickname(s)         : Metabolist
E-Mail address(es)  : sewoodman@talk21.com
Homepage            : http://www.angelfire.com/indie/metabolist/
Other files by me   : doom/s-u/toj_e1m1.zip <--- good
                      doom2/ports/s-u/toj_15b.zip <--- not good
                      Music in Twice Risen (not released)
Misc Author Info    : 24-year old Englishman with passions for DOOM editing, NIN,
                      MIDIs, Red Dwarf and going totally psychotic for no reason.
Thanks/Greetings    : TiC, Adelusion, Bjorn Hermans, Nostromo, Matt Fell, Jeremy 
                      Doyle, Mark Klem, David Shaw, Kniggit, Adam Windsor, Ty 
                      Halderman etc.


Author Name         : Kniggit
Nickname(s)         : Kniggit
Email address(es)   : kniggit@planetquake.com
Homepage            : http://www.doomworld.com/kniggit/
Other files by me   : Music in:
                      SlaughterDM
                      Mordeth E2
Thanks/Greetings    : 




[6.3 Testers]
* Everyone in the team
* Matthew Dixon
* Tom Robinson
* Andy Kempling
* Doug Merrill
* Ismail Saeed

...and any poors sods we forgot.




---------------
[7] LEGAL STUFF
---------------


[7.1 Textures]

Please do NOT extract textures from darken2.wad and do NOT create levels that
are depending on darken2.wad to run. If you want to create a level that uses
the textures from The Darkening Episode 2, use the standalone texture WAD. See
http://www.doomworld.com/darkening for more information.



[7.2 Levels]

Authors may NOT use these levels as a base to build additional levels.   

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 textfile intact.

MAP01

DM Spawns
0
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP02

DM Spawns
4
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP03

DM Spawns
0
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP04

DM Spawns
7
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP05

DM Spawns
0
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP06

DM Spawns
4
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP07

DM Spawns
7
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP08

DM Spawns
4
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP09

DM Spawns
4
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP10

DM Spawns
4
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP11

DM Spawns
6
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP12

DM Spawns
8
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP13

DM Spawns
4
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP14

DM Spawns
4
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP15

DM Spawns
7
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP16

DM Spawns
5
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP17

DM Spawns
7
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP18

DM Spawns
5
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP19

DM Spawns
5
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP20

DM Spawns
4
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP21

DM Spawns
6
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP22

DM Spawns
5
Co-op Spawns
1

MAP23

DM Spawns
5
Co-op Spawns
4

MAP24

DM Spawns
6
Co-op Spawns
4
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