The Hazard Variation

This is a map that was created in 2003 as "E4M1: First Gate" for the project "The Ninth Gate". However, as that project remained incomplete, this m...

The Hazard Variation
666.87 KB
WAD Type
Advanced engine needed: Limit removing port required.
Primary purpose: Single-player.

Title                   : The Hazard Variation

Date Finished           : 12 Aug 2007
Author                  : Karthik Abhiram
Email Address           : <email removed>

Misc. Author Info       : 25 year old Doomer from India, for more
                          info, have a look at my site 
                  There's lots of stuff
                          over there, both Doom and non-Doom related.

Description             : This is a map that was created in 2003 as
                          "E4M1: First Gate" for the project "The
                          Ninth Gate".  However, as that project remained
                          incomplete, this map was never released.  Now
                          that the maps from the project are being
                          released individually, you can now play what
                          would have opened that episode, retitled as
                          "The Hazard Variation"!

                          I actually made another E4M1 back in 2001 for
                          the project but as that was too primitive, it
                          was discarded and replaced with this.  I am
                          eventually planning to release an updated
                          version of that map as well.

                          This present map is one that I am really
                          proud of.  I think it turned out nicely in
                          both the looks as well as gameplay department.
                          It's quite an easy map as it was supposed to
                          be the first level in an episode.  Still,
                          I think the pacing of the level is good and
                          I hope you'll have fun playing it!

                          Interesting bit of trivia: this WAD file's
                          size is 666 KB.

Story                   : Hell on Earth is just beginning.  Fight off the
                          demons in their bloody courtyard.

Other WADs by Author    : - Reanimated (reanmtd.wad) [with Varun Abhiram]
                          - Metamorphism (meta.wad) [with Brad Spencer]
                          - Congestion Control 2 (cct2.wad)
                          - Dark Fate (dft.wad)
                          - Out of Phase 3: One Cloudy Afternoon
                          - Congestion Control (cct.wad)
                          - The Other Side of Phobos (osp.wad)
                          - Out of Phase II (ophase2.wad)
                          - Out of Phase (ophase.wad)
                          - Chaos Punch (cpunch.wad)
                          - ICK (ick.wad)

                          ...and some other speedmaps.  See my site
                          for the entire set of levels.

Additional Credits to   : - The Ninth Gate Team [Pablo Dictter,
                            Tobias Münch, Varun Abhiram,
                            Damian Lee, Joel Murdoch]
                          - Varun, my brother: for feedback and more
                          - All of you who have played my levels over
                            the years...

* Type of DOOM or DOOM II file *

New level WAD           : Yes

* Play Information *

Episode and Level #     : The Ultimate Doom, E4M1
Single Player           : Yes
Cooperative 2-4 Player  : 4 player starts included on the map, but not
Deathmatch 2-4 Player   : No
Difficulty Settings     : Yes
New Sounds              : No
New Music               : Yes
                          - Title and Intermission Music:
                            "Aliens, Say your Prayers!"
                            from Duke Nukem 3-D, by Robert Prince
                          - Main Level Music:
                            "Beginning of an End"
                            by Damian Lee
                          - End Text Music: "The City Streets"
                            from Duke Nukem 3-D, by Robert Prince
                          - E1M3 Music: Heretic E1M3 music by
                            Kevin Schilder (this is there just to
                            bring the WAD file's size up to 666 KB)
New Graphics            : Yes
                          - Title/Inter/End/Credits Pic by me
Demos Replaced          : None

* Construction *

Base                    : New level from scratch
Build Time              : About a month
Editor(s) used          : - DoomCAD 6.1
                          - ZenNode 1.2.1
                          - XWE 1.15

Known Bugs              : None

May Not Run With...     : doom.exe (Limit Removing port required)

* 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, CD, etc) as long as you include this file 

* Where to get this WAD *

The usual: The /idgames archives and mirrors, search for ""

FTP sites: 

Other: My website,

The Hazard Variation (E4M1)

The Hazard Variation (E4M1)

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