This level is taken from my Doom2 TC entitled DoomTown3. It is
the fifth level from DT3, but is presented here as a straight
forward Doom2 level.
This level was inspired by R.Lauzon's level entitled 'Blastem'
designed for the original Doom. Blastem was never going to win
any prizes for good architecture or effective texture use, but
it was damn fun to play. Inspired by the basic idea of Blastem,
I have built Blastem2 from scratch.
This is primarily a 1 player level, but it supports co-op and
The concept is simple...try to get as close to 100% kills as
possible. Throughout the level there are 10 Commander Keens
tucked away. Kill all the Keens to open the exit room, in
which you'll find loads of ammo, etc...then take on the
cyberdemon (skill levels 3,4 and 5 only).
New graphics included are mainly wall textures modified from
existing ones in Doom2. There is also a metallic status bar,
this was taken from the original Blastem level, but has been
modified to be used in Doom2.
Music is included, it's from Doom E1M4.
I wasn't originally going to include a demo with this wad. But I
recorded one after having 'a few drinks'. The resulting demo
(played on Ultra Violence) was so ammusing I had to include it.
You can watch me shooting at thin air and, on occasion, totally
forgetting where i'm supposed to be going....well, at least it'll
show you where to find all the keys and the Comander Keens.
Finally, there is a slight graphical 'glitch' visible when run
in GL mode. A stone wall can be seen above/behind the outer border
wall in the south east part of the map. I have no idea why this
happens, this level was playtested during design using the standard
Doom2 version 1.9 and the wall does not appear. It only appears in
GL mode. I'm not familiar with problems that may occur in GL mode
(i only downloaded the GL doom stuff 5 days ago, but wow, it's fab).
Anyway, it has no effect on the game play what so ever! If anyone
knows why this wall is visable please email me. Cheers.
-Russell Pearson (12th October 2000)
email: <email removed>
PS. If you're interested in playing the original version of
Blastem, you can download it from my site at www.duellist.net
Title : Blastem2
Filename : Blastem2.wad
Distributed As...: Blastem2.zip
Release Date: 12th October 2000
Author : Russell Pearson
Email Address : <email removed>
Description : Frantic level with loads of running
and shooting required! (see above)
Additional Credits to : Russell J. Lauzon for inspiration
* Play Information *
Episode and Level # : Map 01
Single Player : Yes
Cooperative 2-4 Player : Yes
Deathmatch 2-4 Player : Yes
Difficulty Settings : Yes
Recommended Difficulty: Ultra Violence (skill level 4)
New Sounds : No
New Graphics : Yes (see above)
New Music : Kinda (see above)
Demos Replaced : Yes - Demo1
* Construction *
Base : New level from scratch.
Editor(s) used : WadAuthor and NWT
Known Bugs : A couple of graphical gliches in GL
mode only (see above)
* Copyright *
This level is copyright Russell DD Pearson (2000). You may
distribute this file in any electronic format (BBS, Diskette,
CD, etc) as long as you include this file intact.