Title: Wyvern Heights
Filename: levels/heretic/g-i/hwyvern.zip
Size: 264.21 KB
Date: 11/04/95
Author: David J. Reid
E-mail: gothicmidi@aol.com
Description: This well designed level has quite a few areas to discover, it takes me (the author) about 18 minutes to complete the entire level with 100% kills and all secrets found in skill 4 mode.

Please note that you must be alert in locatating certain switches and doors that might not look like the ones you're used to - this is by design for reasons of creativity. Different, but well done.

The texture alignment is outstanding (nice wall switches) and to top it off, there are a ton of new graphics contained in this file...

Don't be surprised if you discover some familiar bitmaps along the way...There are some textures in this file from "Rise of the Triad" by Apogee Software, as well as Doom 1 and 2 from id Software. I thought it would be wonderful to see all my favorite textures in one level...well, here it is and I'm sure you'll agree that they all look great together.

I would recommend at least a 486DX2/66 with 8 Megs of RAM to enjoy the level fully. This is the system I used to write Wyvern Heights - it runs great on my computer, no slowing down (thanks again RMB!). I wish every author would use it...

Oh, one more thing...Please, no codes! There is ample ammo and if you're semi-experienced at Heretic then it will be a good WAD for you to practice your combat stategies...just don't cheat.
Credits: Raven Software - Classic status - great job!
id Software - The masters of modem madness...
Apogee Software - ROTT is great and so are the bitmaps included on the CD version...(included in this WAD).
Olivier Montanuy - The Mystic WinTex strikes again - Thanks!
Base: New level from scratch (with my bare hands!).
Build time: This file took the better part of two weeks to complete. Again, the texture alignment took the longest time (it has to be right!).
Editor(s) used: DeeP/HeeP - Excellent Heretic/Doom editors - I have conquered the beast!
WinTex/DeuTex - Excellent WAD compiler. The best freeware $ can buy!
RMB - Made this WAD 88 % more efficient. (Use this program, folks!)
PaintShop v.3 - Great shareware graphics program. Heretic perfect.
Bugs: Absolutely, positively NO problems with this file. W.H. checks out 100% in the HeeP checks (try that some time for kicks).
Rating: (4 votes)
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Meh. This looks promising at first, but it's not really that great. The ripped textures are not so good, and the map just feels kind of rambling; it's not coherent and the object placement doesn't really give strong gameplay. The IWAD levels are better than this.x
I liked it!x
Same as above, but still easy, I haven't even used a single inventory item to complete the map. 3/5. ~Naanx
Explorative, well-rounded level, good pace of combat - 4 starsx

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