Title : Beach Ball Castle v2.0! 11/24/95
(Okay, so I never released v1.0...so what? <Grin>
This has been in development in various forms for
over a year, and I've playtested this version for
three months now, so that's long enough...)
Filename : BBCASL20.WAD for Doom II
Author : Richard C. Steiner
Email Address : Internet: <email removed>
Misc. Author Info : A 32-year-old professional programmer who's not a
DOOM addict at all. Especially not a deathmatch
addict or anything like that. Honest! And I can
quit DOOM *anytime* I want, too. Um... Just let
me play one more quick game before I *do* quit,
Description : Most people really like medieval castles, right?
Most people also really really hate vile evil
rotten pinko commie scum-sucking demon bastards
that all deserve to die, right?
And I'll bet you've always dreamed of the chance
to go right out and mix the two ... right?
Of *COURSE* you have! Well, this is your golden
opportunity RIGHT HERE IN THIS VERY PWAD to relax,
breathe the fresh air, and explore a wondrous piece
of ancient architecture whilst blowing the brains
out of bounteous bevies of bellowing bloodthirsty
...And you get to play with beach balls. :-)
Hints: Beginners, don't play this one, ok? Or
if you do, don't be surprised at what happens.
Standing around is NOT (repeat NOT) recommended.
For the rest of you, there's a lot of "openness"
in this PWAD which lets (overly) curious beach
balls float around, and there are a few invisible
critters outside the castle to add a little bit
of variety. Don't panic. Pay no attention to
the noises you think you hear. I can assure you
that the castle and its surrounding grounds are
perfectly safe... :-)
Also, this level was workable (if a bit slow)
on my old 486DX/33 and and really plays smoothly
on my new DX4/100 and on a Pentium/90, but it
might be far too slow on 386 machines due to
the largish amount of critter "activity" going
on. This can be good or bad; I'm not sure that
I completely *MINDED* some slowdown, myself.
<Swoosh, *Yawn*, calmly dodge that fireball!>
In deathmatch, you MIGHT want to avoid the lake
area, although suicide there is easy <VBG>.
Additional Credits to : Much though I'd like to, I can't claim to have
created most of the physical map used for this
level. I just populated it and added a few new
things (outer towers, some lighting effects, a
few switches and doors, the area with the big
pretty lake and lightshow, and tunnely bits on
the outside that don't map well <g>), and then
flipped the whole thing over for good measure
(thanks to the WADFLIP utility).
The original castle (including the main keep and
its large surrounding wall) was originally created
by Chris Badger (74017,1014 on CompuServe), and
was released as the file CASTLE.WAD. Thanx, Chris,
for an *awesome* base to explore and populate!
Also, a big THANX to ID Software for making one
of the most incredible games I've ever played,
and to Ben Morris (author of DCK) for a wonderful
DOOM level editor!
* Play Information *
Episode and Level # : L01
Single Player : Yes! Best if you warp in with only a pistol, and
should provide a challenge. Good luck!
Cooperative 2-4 Player : Yes (but only if you can't handle it alone! <bg>)
Deathmatch 2-4 Player : Yes -- tho a bit better if cleaned out a bit.
Difficulty Settings : Yes, kinda sorta. Real Men Use ULTRA-VIOLENCE.
New Sounds : Nope.
New Graphics : Nope.
New Music : Nope.
Demos Replaced : None.
* Construction *
Base : Somewhat modified and repopulated CASTLE.WAD
(which was itself a new level from scratch for
the original Doom game)
Editor(s)/Util(s) used : DoomCAD 4.3, DCK 1.1A and 2.0, BSP 1.2x, WADFLIP
to reverse the map, and DM2CONV v2.0.
Known Bugs : No known bugs in this PWAD (I fixed a known HOM
problem under the chaingun platform), but if you
find any please don't hesitate to let me know!
It pushes object display limits at times.
* Copyright / Permissions *
Authors MAY use this level as a base to build additional levels. Yesssir!
Play with it however you want. I'd appreciate a note if you do, tho.
You *may* distribute this file in any electronic format (BBS, Diskette, CD,
etc) as long as you include this file intact. Not that I can stop you <g>.
* Where to get this WAD *
FTP sites: You found it, so what do you care? :-)
BBS numbers: Exec-PC 414-789-4502, or telnet to bbs.execpc.com