Testae Virtus

Original idea was to create a 4-level megawad containing levels of absolutely different styles (medieval, hi-tech, hell, etc.). For numerous reason...

Testae Virtus
10.21 MB
WAD Type
Advanced engine needed  : GZDoom 1.1.0 or newer
Primary purpose         : Single play
Title                   : Testae Virtus
Filename                : virtus.wad
Release date            : 18.12.08
Author                  : Jekyll Grim Payne aka zer0 aka Ashigaru
Email Address           : <email removed>
Other Files By Author   : Dbeauty.wad (and newer versions), painkill.wad,
                          wizard2.wad, runngun2.wad and a dozen unreleased

Description             : Original idea was to create a 4-level megawad
                          containing levels of absolutely different styles
                          (medieval, hi-tech, hell, etc.). For numerous
                          reasons I failed to create it. Testae Virtus (The
                          Castle of Skull) is one level in medieval style.
                          Mostly it was impressed by Shadowman's great
                          Cheogsh and Hexen. It is a big castle, mostly
                          skull-themed (which is original, as usually we
                          see various hell castles), filled with mostly new
                          monsters (and some old ones too). I didn't
                          change weapons, though, to preserve original

  You are invulnerable during the cuscenes while
  the camera is changed, so don't worry. Also,
  most of them usually can't be triggered while 
  you're fighting someone.

  The wad features no finishing statistics, hidden
  places aren't marked as secrets. The falling
  damage is forced, both for player and for
  monsters. In this aspect gameplay is more 
  Hexen-ish than Doom-ish.

  Also this is some kind o rebirth of my very old
  and one of the very first levels I created. It
  was called "Kyragem" and represented the final
  episodes of an old adventure Legend of Kyrandia.
  Now I'm much more skilled in Doom modding and
  mapping, so Testae Virtus is something with
  Kyragem atmosphere, but much more detailed. Don't
  misunderstand me, Testae Virtus is not a 
  representation of Legend of Kyrandia. However, I
  used three midi tracks from LoK.
  Kyragem.wad was released only among Russian Doom
  Community and it isn't an interesting work.

  Maybe once I'll be able to compile the levels and
  finally release that project, or maybe I'll be
  releasing what I can do when I can one by one.
  Who knows.

Additional Credits to   : id Software for Doom, Raven for Hexen, Westwood
  for The Legend of Kyrandia and music, Shadowman
                          for Cheogsh, Tormentor667 for Realm667, authors
                          of the monsters for the monsters and anyone whose
  resources I used and for some reason forgot to
* What is included *

New levels              : 1
Sounds                  : Yes
Music                   : Yes
Graphics                : Yes
Dehacked/BEX Patch      : No
Demos                   : No
Other                   : Decorate, dynamic lighting
Other files required    : None

* Play Information *

Game                    : Doom 2
Map #                   : 01
Single Player           : Designed for
Cooperative 2-4 Player  : No
Deathmatch 2-4 Player   : No
Other game styles       : None
Difficulty Settings     : Yes

* Construction *

Base                    : New from scratch
Build Time              : Over two months with long breaks, hard to say
Editor(s) used          : Doom Builder, XWE, Photoshop CS2, Sound Forge 6.0
Known Bugs              : visual bugs with polyobjects and possible lags in
                          some areas; also you may get suck into some 
  polyobject doors, use IDCLIP (NOCLIP) in case;
  that's all I know
May Not Run With...     : old GZDoom, Skulltag and surely won't run with
                          any other ports

* Copyright / Permissions *

Authors MAY use the graphics, sounds and other contents of this file as 
a base for modification or reuse.
Permissions have been obtained from original authors for any of
their resources modified or included in this file.

Authors MAY NOT use the level contained in this file as a base for their
own levels.

You MAY distribute this file, provided you include this text 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.  I have
received permission from the original authors of any modified or included
content in this file to allow further distribution.

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

The Usual: ftp://archives.3dgamers.com/pub/idgames/ and mirrors
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