COLD40.WAD (.ZIP, or whatever)

A knock-down, drag-out, no-holds-barred DEATHMATCH based on the CREATURES of LIGHT & DARKNESS 1 & 2 player wads.

COLD40.WAD (.ZIP, or whatever)
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This was the first level I ever made...Looking back on it, I think it
turned out pretty well! The D & D groove stayed with me for a long time
                            -Zdim (R. Carlson)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - The CREATURES of LIGHT and DARKNESS wad - - - - - -

                          A sinister and surprising level for
                          Raven Software's classic game:

                           v4.0 (2-4 player deathmatch)
                           v2.0 (2 player cooperative game)
                           v1.0 (solo game)

File Title              : COLD40.WAD (.ZIP, or whatever)   
Author                  : Richard Carlson

Description             :  A knock-down, drag-out, no-holds-barred
                           DEATHMATCH based on the CREATURES of LIGHT
                           & DARKNESS 1 & 2 player wads. 

                           Features ALL of the HERETIC goodies &
                           specials. Even D'Sparil appears, to liven
                           up the party! Run, fly, shoot, teleport,
                           polymorph and frag your way through this
                           creepy, Dungeons & Dragons inspired level.

                           COLD40 is a fairly large place, so adjust your
                           deathmatch strategies accordingly. This
                           is no "15-minute FragFest". You'll want to
                           split up quickly and then take a bit of time
                           to clear a few areas on your own and find a
                           few choice ambush spots, weapons and powerups. 
                           There are few doors to slow you down, and plenty
                           of shadowed areas in which to lurk unseen.
                           LOTS of ammo has been provided, so go ahead and
                           crank the Skill Level to 4 or 5, I dare ya.

                           All the fun stuff from COLD10.WAD & COLD20.WAD is
                           here, save for the pesky key puzzle. (In a
                           deathmatch game, no keys are used.) A general
                           redress of the level was needed for d-match play.
                           So here it is. I hope you enjoy it.


Author's Comments:


   As with any Heretic level, please play COLD40 in a dimly lit
   or dark room.  I recommend that you NOT use gamma correction
   unless you really have an unusually dark monitor.  Gamma correction
   tends to "wash out" the otherwise deep, rich Heretic colors. I have
   carefully chosen the light levels to fit the "underground" setting.  
   Some parts of this level are dimly lit. This is not to disorient the
   player. It is to create the proper mood and to exploit certain textures
   that would look unconvincing in brighter light. (Look around for a
   magic torch. They last quite a while and are the only thing that will
   temporarily banish the "darkness that is darker than darkness itself",
   the Spell of Fourfold Darkness, often encountered in such places as 

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* Play Information *

Game Type               : Heretic
Episode and Level #     : E1M1
Single Player           : yes (but not recommended - use cold10.wad)
Cooperative 2-4 Player  : no
Deathmatch 2-4 Player   : YES!!!
Difficulty Settings     : yes
New Sounds              : no
New Graphics            : no
Demos Replaced          : none
Monsters                : yes
Crushing Ceilings       : None (...and there was great rejoicing...)
Pop Pods                : yes
Alternate Endings       : yes

* Construction *

Base                    : deathmatch level based on COLD20.WAD*
Build Time              : 5 hrs.
Editor(s) used          : WadAuthor v1.20/Warm v1.6(?)
Known Bugs              : Pentium 100 (or better) recommended...
                          I don't want to give anything away, but this wad
                          may crash to DOS unless you have a fairly
                          robust system.

* Special Thanks *

ID - RAVEN               -I wouldn't play Duke Nuke'Em if they paid me.

LOOKING GLASS            -Makers of my favorite fppov games, circa 1996.

Gary Gygax/Dave Arneson  -They gave us the dream toy of all time: D&D.

the authors of WadAuthor -Hey, I'm no programmer! These guys deserve TONS
                            of credit for a great DOOM "construction kit"!

* Copyright / Permissions *

Authors may NOT use this level as a base to build additional
levels. If you do, don't blame me if you get boils and start losing your

You may distribute COLD40, 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 (and mail me a copy of the cd/diskette at the address below).

* Where to get this WAD *

BBS numbers:

 Thieves Kitchen   612-561-7967
 Aquarius          612-636-9174
 SPORGA            612-854-6909
 City Lights       612-639-1873
 The Black Hole    612-442-5635
 Middle Earth      612-722-9224
 Mystic Mansion    612-653-6708
 The Vault         612-754-2238

 Zdim's Weapon Rack

    This wadfile level is dedicated to Roger Zelazny.



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