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Jacob's Ladder
37.14 MB
WAD Type
Archive Maintainer      : Jacob
Update to               : jacobs_ladder_beta01.wad 
Advanced engine needed  : ZDoom
Primary purpose         : Duel DM
Change Log:

- new map list screen (press F1) (800x600)
- enhanced title screen (800x600)
- enhanced intermission screen (800x600)
- map00 changed: teleports added, textures changed
- new teleport glitter in map00 (credit: worst-vd-plas)
- excess resources stripped from WAD (-10MB)

- new map list screen graphic (press F1)
- new title screen graphic
- new music: map00, title, intermission
- sounds reverted to vanilla for OS duel compatibility (falling, chat)
- maps removed: 15, 43, 55
- maps added: foxtrot, base499, greenwar m20

Thanks to Fluffles and Gyrossman for their suggestions. 
Title                   : Jacob's Ladder
Filename                : jacobs_ladder_betaXX.wad
Release date            : 10.06.2012
Author                  : Jacob
Email Address           : <email removed>
Other Files By Author   : Crux.wad (created in 1995 with WADED)
                        : Jacob's Ladder map select screen (map00 of this compilation), made with Doom Builder 2, Slade 3, & Paint.NET
Misc. Author Info       : Doomer of old (1993) - dialed into BBS's for duel DM, FFA, & Dogtag - currently plays DM & CTF occasionally on ZDaemon & Odamex. 
Description             : 

Jacob?s Ladder is a DOOM WAD with a theme based upon a biblical story that appears in the book of Genesis, chapter 28:

Jacob left Beersheba, and went toward Haran. He came to the place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! And behold, the Lord stood above it [or "beside him"] and said, ?I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your descendants; and your descendants shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and by you and your descendants shall all the families of the earth bless themselves. Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done that of which I have spoken to you.? Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, ?Surely the Lord is in this place; and I did not know it.? And he was afraid, and said, ?This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

Afterwards, Jacob names the place, ?Bethel? (literally, ?House of God?).


Points of Interest from the Story of Jacob?s Ladder:

Most scholars interpret Jacob?s ladder as a connection between heaven and earth, with God taking the initiative to reach out to man. The perfect ?ladder? is Jesus Christ, who was God come to earth to save humanity. Jesus refers to himself as this ladder in John 1:51: ?And he (Jesus) said to him, ?Truly, truly I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.?? (ESV)
Additional Credits to   : DemonSphere: map suggestion, map sampling, play testing, moral support
                        : Evolution: map suggestion, map sampling, play testing, technical knowledge, moral support
                        : Majik: map suggestion, map sampling, play testing, technical knowledge, moral support
                        : Zachary: map suggestion, map sampling, play testing
                        : Earthquake: technical knowledge RE: compiling strategies w/Doom Builder 2 & Slade3
                        : Worst-VS-PLAS: technical knowledge RE: compiling strategies w/Doom Builder 2 & Slade3
                        : #PLAS (IRC): technical knowledge RE: WAD authoring & compiling
                        : administrative & moral support, server platform for testing & playing
                        : Madgunner: creative inspiration for Map00 (Jacob's Ladder Select Screen)
                        : Dannyboy, Kitty, Rebel, EpicFail: moral support
                        : Death Before Dishonor (DB4D)

If I forgot about someone, please let me know. 
* What is included *

New levels              : 65 maps compiled from various authors
Sounds                  : Yes
Music                   : Yes
Graphics                : Yes
Dehacked/BEX Patch      : No
Demos                   : No
Other                   : No
Other files required    : doom2.wad

* Play Information *

Game                    : DOOM2
Map #                   : Map00 - Map64
Single Player           : No
Cooperative 2-4 Player  : No
Deathmatch 2-4 Player   : Yes (but designed for 1v1 psychological challenges)
Other game styles       : Zdaemon
Difficulty Settings     : Yes, affect DM settings, configured on servers

* Construction *

Base                    : New from scratch
Build Time              : Weeks
Editor(s) used          : Map00 (Jacob's Ladder) created by Jacob with Doom Builder 2, Slade 3, & Paint.NET
                        : Map01 (Crux) created by Jacob with WADED & NWT, updated with Doom Builder 2 & Slade 3
                        : Map00 - Map64 compiled with Doom Builder 2, Slade 3, & ZWADCONV
Known Bugs              : There are likely issues to be worked out. Some things are subject to change. 
May Not Run With        : Unknown
Tested With             : This version will be tested with ZDaemon 1.09

* Copyright / Permissions *

Authors MAY NOT use the contents of this file as a base for
modification in any way. This includes MAP00, which may not be 
modified and/or re-used in any way and in within any other project. 
If interested in the compiled WADs, refer to their original sources.
All source WAD file names are mentioned in the MAPINFO lump. 

Permissions are in the process of being obtained from the original 
authors for any of their resources modified or included in this file. 
This version is an beta version intended for testing purposes only. 

You MAY not distribute this file in any format. Beta server admins are 
permitted to run this WAD on their servers. Players are permitted to 
play this WAD on testing servers, but may not redistribute this WAD via
their own means. 

* Where to get the file that this text file describes *

This beta compilation is being distributed by Jacob for testing purposes
directly to beta server admins.

Watch for a final version in the future, pending author approvals and
resolution of bugs/issues. Please report bugs/issues to <email removed>
Thanks & enjoy. 
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