This is my first WAD designed specifically for DM. The reason it's called control is because in this level, you have several ways to "control&...

Control #1
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Title                   : Control #1
Filename                : CONTROL1.WAD
Author                  : Ben Turner
Email Address           : <email removed>
WWW Page                :

Misc. Author Info       : 18 year old high school senior from Pennsylvania.
                          Likes anime, console games and Planter's Cheez Balls.
                          Also likes LMPs of his levels. Please send him some!
                          (The more players the better!) Also send comments,
                          because as you may have noticed, the WAD is labeled
                          number 1, which may or may not seem to indicate a 
                          sequel in the future...
Description             : This is my first WAD designed specifically for DM.
                          The reason it's called control is because in this
                          level, you have several ways to "control" the other 
                          player, or know where they are.  
                                        /   \
                                _____   \ N /   _____
                               |     |   | |   |     |
                               |     |s  | |   |     |
                               |     |s__| |___|     |
                               |  W  B         B  E  |
                               |     B_________B     |
                               |     |        s|     |
                               |     |        s|     |
                               |_____|         |_____|

                          There are two main rooms (W and E on the ascii), 
                          each having two switches in them ("s").  There is 
                          a small, blue light between each room's switches.  
                          We'll get to the signifigance of this in a moment.  
                          Connecting the two main rooms is a hallway. A 
                          hallway leading off of the connecting hallway 
                          takes the player to the best weapon (N) in the 
                          level.  However, both ends of the connecting 
                          hallway have bars (B) that anyone in either of 
                          the main rooms can control, via the two switches.  
                          If the other player dashes in to get the goodies, 
                          you have simply to throw a certain switch, and 
                          the evil, greedy person is trapped in the center.  
                          How are you to know when they're going for the 
                          items?  There are three ways:
                          1. ESP
                          2. You're a good player and pay attention
                          3. You notice that the small blue light is blinking.
                          Yes, the small blue light blinks rapidly whenever
                          someone is going for the weapons.  Furthermore, if
                          it stops blinking and is bright, they are inside
                          the weapon room.  If it stops dark, they're back 
                          out in the interconnecting hallway (and probably 
                          headed right for you with their new found arsenal).
                          Anyway, say you have them trapped in the hallway.  
                          Now you have three choices:  
                          1. Set them free. 
                          2. Shoot them through the windows/bars.
                       ***3. Taunt them until they commit suicide.***

                          I think the answer's obvious. >:)
                          The other way you can control the other player is
                          through operating (more specifically, closing) the
                          large doors to the outside in the west and east.
                          Once again, the doors are controlled by sets of
                          two switches, one to open and the other to close.
                          The trick here is that in order to open, say, the
                          east door, the player has to run westward through 
                          the connecting hallway in order to get to the 
                          switches that control the east door.  Then, they 
                          have to run back through the hallway AGAIN to get
                          back to the eastern door.  I don't think you need
                          to be told that this is the perfect opportunity
                          to play jail. ;) (Even if you aren't able to trap
                          them as they run back to the now open door, you
                          can easily close the door again with the flick
                          of a switch.  In essence, the other player is
                          trapped.  He has to brave the hallway and, if he 
                          makes it, face you, or die of boredom just sitting 
                          around. For you, it's a win-win situation.)
Philosophy              : A wise man is regarding his coconut family with
                          interest.  If the third one from the left of the
                          sixth to the right were to fall off its tree in
                          the green jungles of the black continent and no
                          one was around to... No!  Not that kind of 
                          philosopy! :) This kind:
                          After playing for almost two years, DM has become
                          for me and my friends a virtual snore-fest.  So,
                          swearing that I would brain myself with a baby 
                          seal if I made yet another one of those "50
                          cyberdemons and a stimpack" levels that are all
                          too common these days, I set out to create a level
                          that would attempt to make you think in ways that 
                          you usually don't have to in the standard DM.  
                          So, I embraced the idea of being able to control
                          the other player's mobility.  Have I succeeded in
                          making a good DM?  Personally, I'm not sure. It 
                          doesn't suck, and it's certainly pleasing 
                          stylistically.  But is it a good DM?  You tell me.
                          Please send stuff to the address above.

Additional Credits to   : My good friend Sam Rensimer for being a gracious
                                opponent ;)
                          The author of SPCHAUNT.WAD for the sky texture
                          Tim Ash ("Timinator") for the indicator light idea

* Play Information *

Game                    : DOOM II
Map #                   : 01
Single Player           : Yes, to familiarize yourself with how it works
Cooperative 2-4 Player  : Yes (but why?)
Deathmatch 2-4 Player   : Yes, I can't imagine how cool 4 player would be
Difficulty Settings     : Yes, see below
New Sounds              : No
New Graphics            : Yes (just the sky)
New Music               : No
Demos Replaced          : None

* Construction *

Base                    : New level from scratch
Build Time              : 8/9/96 6:00 PM EST - 8:00 AM 8/10/96 Damn I'm tired
Editor(s) used          : DCK v2.2 NWT v1.2 DEEPBSP v4.0
Known Bugs              : None

* Copyright / Permissions *

Authors may NOT use this level as a base to build additional

You MAY distribute this WAD, provided you include this file, with
no modifications.  You may distribute this file in any electronic
format (BBS, Diskette, etc) EXCEPT CD-ROM as long as you include this 
file intact.  If you wish to include it on a CD-ROM collection, please
notify me beforehand.

* Where to get this WAD *

FTP sites:

Other: Your hard drive

* Notes/Hints/Plugs * 

The difficulty level you choose determines what the ultimate weapon is.
For diff. 1 & 2, it's the rocket launcher.  3 is the plasma rifle, and 4 & 5
have the BFG :P.  (Obviously, if you want the mandatory suicide option, 
you must play skills 1 or 2 so that there's rockets.)

If the east/west doors close while you're outside, don't worry.  They can
both be opened normally from the outdoor side.

The key to success in this level (besides being good at Doom) is to stay
on the offensive.  Make sure YOU'RE always the one who is making life hell
for the other player through the use of the various switches.  The more
they have to think about avoiding you and your traps, the less they can think
about setting their own.

Play with -altdeath (DM 2.0).  Trust me.

There are only 4 DM starts.  Each has immediate or near immediate access 
to a specific weapon (although for the player who starts near the ultimate 
weapon, it might be wiser to skip the teleporter and just get the hell out 
of there).

The level is set up so that you have to run through the trap hallway to get 
the type of ammo you need.  For example, if you start in the east (shotgun), 
the box of shells you'll soon need is in the west.  Good luck getting there.

Use sounds to your advantage.  The level is small enough that each sound
effect is fairly unique to a specific happening in the level.  Once you know
these events, you can instantly track down the other player.

While this is my first DM level (and WAD that I released), it's not the 
first WAD that I've worked on.  For the past 4 months I've been building
UAC Dam, a seven level mini-episode for Doom II.  This is really turning 
out to be something special. Anyway, I wouldn't have named it after UAC_Dead 
if it sucked. :) Due to the demise of Doom, however, I probably will never
finish this labor of love.  You can check out its first level in UAC_WET.WAD,
which may be the only one of the seven ever released. :( :( :( :(


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