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Advanced engine needed : None, but far better looking with a port.
Primary purpose : Single player
Title : Blind Alley V., "Necrophobia"
Filename : BndAlyV.wad, BAVgbA.lmp, in the BndAlyV.zip
Release date : May 12, 2003
Author : Gene Bird
Email Address : <email removed>
Other Files By Author : Blind Alley series (B, E, M, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U.)
Doomworld 2003 "Community Chest Project" maps 7, 19 and 32.
Misc. Author Info : Doom Nut.
Description : A nice, but challenging map.
Additional Credits to : The id folks, The Deepsea Team.
Special thanks to Rich Sham for valuable input,
suggestions and extensive playtesting.
* What is included *
New levels : One
Sounds : No
Music : No
Graphics : No
Dehacked/BEX Patch : No
Demos : Legacy ver. 1.4 included in the zipfile.
Other : No
Other files required : None
* Play Information *
Game : DOOM 2
Map # : Map 1
Single Player : Designed for
Cooperative 2-4 Player : Player starts and a few extra items there but never tested
Deathmatch 2-4 Player : Player starts and a few items there but never tested
Other game styles : NA
Difficulty Settings : Yes
* Construction *
Base : New from scratch
Build Time : Around 120 hours
Editor(s) used : Deepsea 11.1
Known Bugs : Release a buggy wad??? I don't think so!
May Not Run With... : ?
Extensive testing done with vanilla Doom2, Zdoom, PRBoom, Jdoom and my port of choice, Legacy.
11th map in the Blind Alley series for Doom 2.
My original design as Doom 2 map 31, now running on level 1.
I am pretty sure this place only exists in my mind. Artistic license used freely.
A nice medium sized map with real decent attention to detail.
You will never have for hunt for ammo in here. That is the least of your problems.
There is enough health and ammo that you can push as hard as you want for time, or
just lay back and snipe at the monsters. Nice to have the option isn't it?
Demos or feedback greatly appreciated.
I have been mapping for about six years. This is the 11th of my levels that I feel is OK
for release. It is a very fun map.
Detail is nice, but the concentration here is on gameplay.
Some good old fashioned run and gun in here.
Stay awake however, or you could get very dead.
I consider this map only somewhat hard in UV during normal un-hurried play. UV in this map is however aimed at the experienced player.
Skill levels could come in handy until you learn the map. The harder you push the harder the map pushes back.
Legacy version 1.40 UV max demo of this map, included in the zip file.
To play the demo use the following:
c:\doom2\legacy.exe doom2.wad -file BndAlyV.wad -playdemo BAVgbA
c:\doom2\legacy.exe doom2.wad -file BndAlyV.wad -timedemo BAVgbA
This assumes your doom2 folder is on your c: drive,
and that you have the excellent, free, Legacy port.
Or you can run it from the Legacy Launcher.
Get Legacy at:
Additional thanks to the authors of the various maps that inspired me for this map. Including "Death Tormention II" By Paul Corfiatis, Kristian Aro and Chris Harbin, also Dario and Milo Casali for Plutonia and Anders Johnson for map 28 "Whispering Shadows" of Alien Vendetta.
I recommend you watch the demo of the level before you play it.
Unless you just love to die in the traps I have set for you.
There are, or soon will be, other excellent demos of this map at the following site:
Doomworld Speed Demo Archives.
Just in case you don't know, Necrophobia means "Fear of Death", probably your own.
What are you waiting for? Get busy! The carnage is waiting.
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