A WAD file containing 6 new DeathMatch levels plus music and graphics. Each level was designed with a specific theme in mind, and is very detailed....

Realms of Pain Part 1 v1.5 * FINAL RELEASE *
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WAD Type
MAP01, MAP02, MAP03, MAP04, MAP05, MAP06
Title                   : Realms of Pain Part 1 v1.5 * FINAL RELEASE *

Author                  : Nick Baker, aka NiGHTMARE
Email Address           : <email removed> - this will change soon

Files included          : RlmsPain.TXT - this file
                          RlmsPain.WAD - the main WAD file
  RPPrv1.GIF - Preview of my 1st new level
  RPPrv2.GIF - Preview of my 2nd new level
  RPPrv3.GIF - Preview of my 3rd new level

                          For a quick overview of the levels shown in the GIF
                          files, see the bottom of the file.

Description             : A WAD file containing 5 new DeathMatch levels plus 
  music and graphics.  Each level was designed with
  a specific theme in mind, and is very detailed.
  I tried to make them at least as good as the
  Bloodlands/Grievance levels.

  Three previous versions, v1.2, v1.3 and v1.4 are 
  available.  If you have one of these, delete it.  

  I know you're probably getting tired of downloading
  versions of Realms of Pain (I'm certainly getting
                          tired of making them), but there were several
                          errors in the 3rd and 5th maps due to a rushed
                          download.  I've learned that some of my corridors
  are a bit cramped, so I've made some changes to
  the 2nd, 3rd and 4th maps.  I've also enhanced
  the weapons placement on most maps as some people
  complained that there were too many.

  A few more new textures, a new title screen +
  music, new text screen screen music, all by me.

                          This WILL be the last version of Realms of Pain
  Part 1 by me. . . If there are any more bugs,
                          don't tell me.  I'll probably commit suicide <g>.

                          As a bonus, I've included a new level, which I
                          recently fished out from by massive pile of backup
                          disks and went over and radically enhanced.
  Difficulty settings change the weapons :
  Skill 1 : Double ammo, no Plasma or BFG
  Skill 2 : Normal ammo, no Plasma or BFG
  Skill 3 : Set up for -Altdeath (respawning stuff)
  Skill 4 : Normal ammo, all weapons
  Skill 5 : Double ammo, all weapons
Other files by authors  : I haven't heard anything from TNT, so I'll just go
                          ahead and make a Realms of Pain Part 2.  I've
                          included some GIFs of the first three levels.

                          Check out the Mission : DooM preview, MssnPrv.ZIP,
                          available in the CIS Action Games Forum.  Sorry
                          about not uploading to FTP.CDROM.COM (I forgot).
                          I'll release a two level preview sometime to
                          apologise ;)

Misc. Author Info       : I've been making levels for a while now, but have
                          never released them as I haven't had access to the
                          internet until recently.
                          I'm still busy making levels, and hope to make 
  Realms of Pain a full 32 level episode someday.
                          I'd really appreciate a co-author or two though.

                          Alternatively, if you want to hire me for a
                          project, I'm all yours ;)

  In case you're wondering why I seem to be releasing
                          WADs so often, I'm currently unemployed.  When I
                          get a job (soon?) my levels will come out a bit more
                          slowly.  But not TOO slowly ;)

  The Realms of Pain and Mission : Doom series might
  be delayed awhile.  Looks like I've been chosen
  for a couple of projects. . .

  My Team TNT application is still being handled. . .

The levels              : Note : Weapon numbers are those in UV

                          Level : 01
  Name : Abattoir
  Description : This place contains plenty of blood. 
  A main room contains four teleporters that'll take 
  you around the level.
  Weapons : 5 Shotguns, 2 Super Shotguns, 3
                          Chainguns, 1 Rocket Launcher, 1 Chainsaw, 1 BFG

  Level : 02
  Name : Cursed Halls
                          Description : A small main hall with corridors all
                          around.  The BFG is in plain view, but how can you
                          get at it?
                          Weapons : 2 Shotguns, 1 Super Shotgun,
                          2 Chainguns, 1 Rocket Launcher, 1 Plasma Gun,
                          1 Chainsaw, 1 BFG

  Level : 03
  Name : Mineshaft
  Description : A beautifully detailed level
                          originally inspired by Dennis Moeller's DooM
                          conversion of one of the Quake Test levels.  Its
                          not too similar though.
                          Weapons : 2 Shotguns, 1 Super Shotgun,
                          2 Chainguns, 1 Rocket Launcher, 1 Plasma Gun,
                          1 Chainsaw

  Level : 04
  Name : House of Death
  Description : A tribute to the fantastic Unreal, 
  Grievance Map 01 by Charles Cox. 
  Weapons : 3 Shotguns, 2 Super Shotguns,
                          3 Chainguns, 1 Rocket Launcher, 1 Plasma Gun,
                          1 Chainsaw, 1 BFG

                          Level : 05
                          Name : Stronghold
                          Description : A small building with several
                          tunnels.  A good level for snipers.
                          Weapons : 2 Shotguns, 2 Super Shotguns,
                          2 Chainguns, 2 Rocket Launcher, 1 Plasma Gun,
                          1 Chainsaw

  Level : 06 (new in v1.5)
  Name : The Catacombs
  Description : Includes a torture chamber complete
  with chainsaw! This level is actually the oldest
  of the six, and has gone through four different
                          different design stages over about a year.  Parts
                          of it are inspired by Map 05 Matthew Dixon's Amber
                          Extreme.  This is also the largest level.
  Weapons : 3 Shotguns, 2 Super Shotguns,
  2 Chainguns, 2 Rocket Launcher, 1 Plasma Gun,
                          1 BFG, 1 Chainsaw

Additional Credits to   : ID for DooM ][, the game that will live forever.
  Team TNT for Bloodlands and Grievance.  These
                          originally inspired me to make Realms of Pain.
  Daniel Baker for helping to test the levels.
  Rich Nagel of Team TNT and the CIS Action Games
  Forum for uploading help - thanks ;) Rich will
  also upload my stuff to the CIS Action Games Forum
  when I leave CompuServe.

  All the guys on CIS who love these levels so much!

  Lisa Moore for support.
  Matthew Dixon for e-mailing me about a bug,
                          letting me know about the seriously excellent
  looking GothicDM, being the first person to comment
  on the gameplay ("the halls are too narrow") and
  generally being a cool guy.
  Adelusion for his e-mails.  It really is an ego
  boost when someone as famous and excellent as him
  likes your levels.
  Mad Pup for telling me about a "slime trail" on
  Map 05.

  M. Scott Harlan for support and for (hopefully)
  getting me involved in a project. . .

  Chris Christenson for support, for suggesting a
  new sky (didn't look that good though) and for
  uploading this to AOL

  NiN for inspiration for the title music.

  Orbital, the Chemical Brothers, the Future Sound 
  of London and the Prodigy for something to listen 
  to whilst making the levels.


* Play Information *

Map #                   : Map 01 - Map 06
Single Player           : Yes (to check the levels out first)
Cooperative 2-4 Player  : No (no-one ever, ever plays this way)
Deathmatch 2-4 Player   : Yes!!!
Difficulty Settings     : No
New Sounds              : No (the original ones are good enough)
New Music               : Yes (Level music from Doom, others by me)
New Graphics            : Yes
Demos Replaced          : None

* Construction *

Base                    : New levels from scratch
Build Time              : 40+ hours each, two weeks on and off
  20+ hours updating the levels from v1.1 -> v1.5
                          6 hours for the graphics
                          3/4 of an hour for the music

Editor(s) used          : DeeP v9.10
                          Paint Shop Pro v4.12
                          WinTex v4.3

Known Bugs              : None (they have ALL been eliminated.  Well,
  hopefully all)

* Copyright / Permissions *

Feel free to use any graphics, levels, music, etc you like from 
RlmsPain.WAD, as long as you give me some credit.

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) as long as you include this file 
intact.  But add the new ftp sites below when distributing...

Also, I'd appreciate it if you told me where you're putting the

* Where to get this WAD *

CIS Action Games Forum
CIS Modem Games Forum

* What to do if you like this WAD *

1) Keep it and play it over and over again with your (ex)friends.
2) Build a shrine to it and worship it 24 hours a day :)

* Influences *

A few people have asked me which WADs were my influences, so I 
decided to make a list of the five biggest :

1) Bloodlands / Grievance by Team TNT
2) Addictive by Iikka Kernen
3) The Fetal DM / PERD DM series by Anthony Czerwonka
4) The Igor / Danzig series by B. Vannatta and B. Weldon
5) The Cabal series by Sverre Andre Kvernmo

* Realms of Pain Part 2 GIF files *

RPPrv1.GIF - Abandoned Temple

Completely different than my other levels.  There is a lot of green, gothic
style textures everywhere.  The place has been abandoned for sometime, so
its starting to fall apart. . .

RPPrv2.GIF - Oubliette

This a small sewer system.  Don't worry though, it doesn't have a lot of that
useless green brick sewer texture everywhere.  These are the Realms of Pain
sewers, after all. . .

RPPrv3.GIF - Unholy Shrine

An arena style level.  A BFG lies in the shrine as an offering to the dark
gods, and they get angry when someone steals it. . .


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