CROSSING ACHERON 2.2, 2nd Canto in INFERNO Series
CROSSING ACHERON is the second level in the INFERNO series. Having passed through DANTE'S GATE and survived, you now find yourself in a keep on the...
CROSSING ACHERON 2.2, 2nd Canto in INFERNO Series
07/05/95 ============================================================================== Title : CROSSING ACHERON 2.2, 2nd Canto in INFERNO Series Copyright @1995 by John W. Anderson Author : John W. Anderson (aka Dr. Sleep) for DOOM II E-mail Address : <email removed> Other Files by Author: "And Hell Followed," Episode 4, Level 7 of *The Ultimate DOOM* by Id Software; "Dante's Gate" v2.2 (1st Canto, INFERNO); : Several more to follow in *DOOM II: The Master Levels* by Id Software; : For HERETIC v1.0 "Recant" v1.1 Misc Author Info: DOOM has been very good to me. Additional Credits: Antony Burden and Simon Oke for DETH v2.4; : Rapha?l Quinet and Brendon J. Wyber for DEU 5.21; : War Machine for endless Deathmatch tests : Terry C. Ramey and Sebastian Kirke for BETA critiques and other witty and useful suggestions; : Patrix for being such a swell guy; : My pal Howard "Desdinova" Rider for his patience; : Morgana, Chris Klie, and all the folks in Compu$erve's Action Games [go ACTION]; : Nicholas Bell, who started it all with DOOM PITS; : Jim F. Flynn for his definitive DOOM 2 LineDefs doc; : Shawn Green, American McGee, John Romero, and everyone at Id Software! Description : CROSSING ACHERON is the second level in the INFERNO series. Having passed through DANTE'S GATE and survived, you now find yourself in a keep on the shores of the river Acheron. This is the second leg of the journey in your search for Beatrice. Your guide, Virgil, is nowhere to be found. "He's buggered off!" you think to yourself; but you have no time now to even think: you are immediately challenged by several Demons, and in the distance you hear the eerie purring of the Arch-Vile (just be sure not to stare at him for too long before you start running.) As usual, you dispatch what fiends you may and begin the task at hand. Your goal? To get the hell out of this place as quickly as possible and find your beloved Beatrice. You only hope that she has already passed through this hell-hole to a safer haven beyond. If only you could hold her in your arms again, you know what you would say: "Gimme some sugar, Babe." CROSSING ACHERON (pronounced 'ak eron) is the second level in a series that began with DANTE'S GATE. For any of the two or three of you out there who have read Dante Alighieri's masterwork THE DIVINE COMEDY -- or even only "Inferno" -- I'm sure you've been able to appreciate the many allusions to this work in DOOM. I have tried to take a tack of my own along the same lines. (I do this not only because I think the idea is neat, but so that people will think that I'm very clever.) I'm not so na?ve as to expect everyone to rush out and get a copy of "Inferno" (I mean, it IS pretty tedious stuff, at times), but it's well worth the read -- and a little patience is a virtue that is often well-rewarded. (By the way: Acheron is a river in Hell (basically). But don't look for any rivers in here: I tried it several different ways and just wasn't convinced.) Thanks. Hope you like it. Instructions: Put ACHRON22.WAD in your DOOM directory, type "doom2 -file achron22.wad -warp 3 -skill <#>" (Or, to play advanced, skill 4, also put the file ACHRON22.BAT in your DOOM directory and type ACHRON22.) Disclaimer: I assume no responsibility for anything of any sort in any way, shape, or form--now, then, henceforeward in this life (or the next several) for any screw-ups or even minor inconveniences this PWAD causes you, your family, your relatives, friends, ancestors, associates, employers, pets, neighbors, lovers, congressional representatives, nor any other person-- living, dead, or undead -- that you have or will ever have any contact with in even the slightest form. This PWAD has been tested and tested ad infinitum, so it shouldn't mess with your computer or anything else remotely associated with it. But if it DOES, then too damn bad. Don't come cryin' to me. ============================================================================== * Play Information * Episode and Level # : E3 Single Player : Yes Cooperative 2-4 Player : Yes Deathmatch 2-4 Player : Yes Difficulty Settings : All New Sounds : No New Graphics : Yes Demos Replaced : No * Construction * Base : New level from scratch, 5 revisions Build Time : A really, really, really long time Editor(s) used : DETH 2.3 by Antony J. Burden and Simon Oke; DEU 5.1, 5.21, and 5.21GCC by Rapha?l Quinet & Brendon J. Wyber; DEU-ii by ADLER Other Utilities: BSP v1.1w by Colin Reed; EnDoomer v1.0.1 by Zink the Dink; Reject Map Builder v2.1 by Jens Hykkelbjerg; Adobe Photoshop v2.5; Paint Shop Pro v2.0 DOOMTex v1.0c by Steve McCrea Known Bugs : Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich ============================================================================== * CROSSING ACHERON Revision History * v0.006/10/94Acheron.wad. Original release for DOOM v1.2. v1.66609/23/94Acheron6.wad. Enlarged with new areas, Fast Doors and Lifts added for DOOM v1.666. No bugs to fix. v2.010/12/94Acheron2.wad. Enhanced for DOOM II v1.666 with new monsters, textures, the works. v2.0a12/05/94Acheron2.wad. No changes except for endoom data. .UUE encoded for posting in alt.binaries.doom. Should be compatible with version 2.0. v2.1xx/xx/xxThere is NO version 2.1. G'day Bruce. v2.207/05/95Achron22.wad. Rather major overhaul, making the level much tougher than before. A few texture changes were called for, plus some twiddling here and there -- and a couple of surprises. Also added a terrific new sky texture. Tested with DOOM II 1.666, 1.7a, 1.8, and 1.9. ============================================================================== * Copyright / Permissions * Authors MAY NOT use this level as a base to build additional levels. Please. You MAY distribute this WAD, provided you include this file, with no modifications. You MAY distribute this file in any electronic format (BBS, Diskette, CD, etc) for non-profit purposes, as long as you include this file intact (for instance, you may include it on a CD that comes free with a book or magazine). You MAY NOT distribute this WAD on any commercially released CD collection, any shareware CD, or any other CD for which you charge a fee of any sort without my prior permission. If you do, I will pursue all legal means available under copyright law. =============================================================================== * Where to get this WAD * CompuServe, Action Games Forum (GO ACTION), Library 21, DOOM II levels. FTP: ftp.cdrom.com /.2/idgames/levels/doomii/a-c or .../newstuff (This information form was provided as AUTH_WAD.TXT v1.2 with DEU 5.1.)