Who's afraid of the dark?|
Joseph J. Pecoraro|
This DOOM2, level 1 PWAD is the net result of playing and studying dozens of other levels. I incorporated all my favorite tricks and traps into this one, three key level.|
WAOTD.WAD is designed as a mini-game, taking you from pistol to BFG 9000. All the bad guys are here as well as just enough power-ups and ammo to get you through the level. One of the frustrating aspects of this level is that each goal -- ending, keys, etc. are in plain sight -- but you have to deduce how to "get there from here" while fighting off the strategically place enemies. You need to be observant as well as vigilant, and there is a maze problem that will challenge you too.
I have included a demo file, HOW2.LMP, that shows the entire level played without cheating. It took me over 17 minutes to make it, and I know all the tricks! To view it be sure that WAOTD.WAD and HOW2.LMP are both unzipped into your DOOM2 sub-directory. Then use the following DOS command:
doom2 -file WAOTD.WAD -playdemo how2
This level should provide you with many hours of intense action!
Additional Credits to My kids, Megan, Joe, Mike and Steven who put in a lot of test-play time and helped me root out the bugs. I think we got them all. I will say that most of the "bugs" turned out to be problems with the DoomCad node builder, because after processing the wad with WARM 1.3 they disappeared.
My kids, Megan, Joe, Mike and Steven who put in a lot of test-play time and helped me root out the bugs. I think we got them all. I will say that most of the "bugs" turned out to be problems with the DoomCad node builder, because after processing the wad with WARM 1.3 they disappeared.|
New level from scratch|
DoomCAD 5.1, WARM 1.3 (a superior external node builder)|
|It's a great map made in 1995. Perhaps it is a bit too dark at the start (the title is right) but however is fun. 5/5 -GG||x|
|Starts off in a large dark hall with some lost souls; then there's some shooting with a titchy amount of ammo. I got annoyed with the chessboard teleport puzzle - one of the worst gameplay ideas ever - and after that there was a second teleport puzzle, so I deleted the thing with great pleasure.||x|