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Names
The Hives
Filenames
hives.wad
Size
116.55 KB
MD5
5e1021525bdd6d38253d7ed17d647adf
SHA-1
07ccaa876ed24673e4a3a9db330d9c6a338da418
WAD Type
PWAD
IWAD
UNKNOWN
Engine
UNKNOWN
Maps
0
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IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO READ ALL OF THIS README,
YOU MUST KNOW THAT YOU NEED TO USE IDCLEV TO WARP
TO E2M8.  IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW OR WHAT THAT
MEANS, YOU HAD BETTER READ (SOME OF) THIS FILE.
ALSO, READ ABOUT DOOM 1.2 BUG


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Game: DOOM I, v1.2 users watch out: see below (bugs) :(
Title                   : The Hives   
Filename                : Hives.WAD, or LowHives.WAD if you experience crashes
Author                  : William Benfold
Email Address           : benfold5@sprynet.co.uk

Misc. Author Info       : I put this level together to take my mind off my
  GCSEs, and now that they are over, I am beginning
  to wonder why I bothered.  I have the answer though:
  I ENJOYED CREATING IT  :)
  I don't really mind what people think of it, 
  if you like it, please Email me to tell me so.  If
  you have any constructive criticism, I suppose that
  wouldn't go amiss :)

Description             : <--- I hate this trying to fill this line, but many
       people like a bit of story, so I better think
       of one >:-<

  Okay, hows this:

  After cleaning up phobos, deimos, hell, and earth,
  you got a little slack, relaxed yourself, etc.
  Aren't heroes (or heroines, to be politically correct)
  supposed to get fat juicy rewards?  You still have your
  souvenir bunny impaled on a stake, but it's hardly a king's
  (or queen's) ransom.  If you had asked for money BEFORE
  saving the world, you could have been the richest man
  (stuff the equal opportunities, it's getting tedious)
  on earth.

  Now you are sharing a run-down shack with some mice, a
  million spiders, and a rare form of fungus.  you are
  listed as "experiencing moderate financial difficulties"
  (ie. you can't afford a piece of paper on which to work
  out how deeply you are in debt).

  There is only one way left to earn a living: bounty
  hunting.  That is where a (substantial) reward is agreed
  on before you risk life and limb for the salvation of
  mankind.

  You have heard about a military bunker, roughly two miles
  north of deimos, which could easily have been infected.
  Using a little blackmail, you secure a nice hefty sum for
  assassination of the tyrant ruling the adjoining
  subterranean caves.  However, in a (feeble) attempt to
  withstand the invasion, the occupants of the base did
  their best to seal off the caves, so access will not be
  easy...   >:->

  
Additional Credits to   : Matt Tagliaferri for DoomCAD
  Olivier Montanuy for Wintex
  id software for Doom
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* Play Information *

Episode and Level #     : E2M8
     
        Use doom -file hives.wad to start doom
HOW TO PLAY IT -------->  begin a new game (any episode), and type
  IDCLEV28 to warp to the level.
     
Single Player           : Yes
Cooperative 2-4 Player  : Yes, but not tested
Deathmatch 2-4 Player   : Yes, but not tested
Difficulty Settings     : Yes
New Sounds              : No
New Graphics            : No
New Music               : No
Demos Replaced          : None

* Construction *

Base                    : New level from scratch
Editor(s) used          : DoomCAD 6.1, Wintex 4.3
Known Bugs              : An irritating one in the caves, if I fix it,
  it just comes back somewhere else.
  SEE BELOW for possible Doom 1.2 bug

* ---------------------THE DOOM 1.2 BUG------------------------ *

I have "The Ultimate Doom", and I have not tested this level on an
earlier version (or Doom ][ for that matter).  One of the sectors
(the biggest one) is larger than 1023 units, which DoomCAD tells
me is the limit for Doom 1.2, although it (seems to) work on higher
versions.  If Doom crashes on you, then you should use the file
LowHives.WAD instead, which will not give you the same problem,
but loses some of the effect when you fall.  When you reach it,
SAVE, and then fall off, it's worth it if you are using Hives.wad :) 

ADDENDUM: Do not fall off the ledge backwards in hives.wad, or
  Doom (probably any version) will quit to DOS with a
  Z_MapPlane error.

* ------------------------------------------------------------- *

* If you like this WAD *

This product is thankmeware.
You may distribute it as described below in the legal bit,
but you are encouraged to thank me if you like it.
If you do not like it, there is no obligation to
thank me.  Remember, it is the thanks wad authors get
which encourages them to create more wads.

I have made other wads, but they may or may not have been put on
this site, depending on whether or not I, and the cdrom.com
people think they are any good.  Even if I do release them,
I will probably have to change some of the names, which have
already been used by other authors ;-(

ocatagons.wad - my first ever WAD, very small, pointless, too hard,
it was full of bugs until I recently fixed them,
ABIT IT5H

cross.wad     -my second WAD, still not too good, but better than no. 1

temple.wad    - much better than previous two WADS, but ridiculously
difficult to find the secret exit.

village.wad   - ranks close to hives.wad, my most recent creation, all
bugs ironed out, if I release any more, this will be
the next.

secret.wad    -took me only four hours, a bit cheesy, but no bugs or
anything.

Alternatively, I may do another three and make a full episode, which
is what I originally intended to do.  I am not sure if people prefer
to play nine single levels, or a whole episode.  Hives was intended to
be the last one, which is why it is set as E2M8.  It does not work
properly if set to anything else.

* Copyright / Permissions *

Authors MAY ASK ME if they can use this level 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 file 
intact.

* Where to get this WAD *

WHY ARE YOU READING THIS ?  YOU ALREADY HAVE THIS WAD!!!

FTP sites: ftp://ftp.cdrom.com

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