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.
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 though.... -Zdim (R. Carlson) - - - - - - - - - - - - - The CREATURES of LIGHT and DARKNESS wad - - - - - - A sinister and surprising level for Raven Software's classic game: HERETIC! 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: 1. 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 this...) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - * 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 hair. 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 Other: cdrom.com Zdim's Weapon Rack http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Alley/6181/index.html ------------------------------------------------------------ This wadfile level is dedicated to Roger Zelazny.