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  • Sunder Quest - TrueDude
    Doom 2 - ZDoom Compatible - Solo Play - 1678379 bytes - (img) (img) (img) (img) (img)
    Reviewed by: Remiel
    Sunder Quest, like others, is a collaborative storytelling game where- wait, that's not right. It's a new episode for Chex Quest 3, comprised of the first several levels of outstanding ongoing megawad/slaughtermap darling/time investment Sunder, notable for crushing the testicles of every source port foolish enough to challenge it without GL rendering. Oh, and most players.

    This gift to the loyal dissolution-fetishist-hard-up-on-cereal-men community complements your Sunder experience with colourful pastel textures that sometimes are misaligned and/or tile oddly once substituted for the original assets, and cacophonous explosions of enemy roaming sounds really not built to be layered to the level allowed by these extreme monster counts. Good stuff!

  • Ashen Garden - Monakhov Vladimir
    Doom 2 - Boom Compatible - Solo Play - 485952 bytes - (img) (img) (img)
    Reviewed by: Kirby
    Ashen Garden is a level replacement for Map 32 intended to be a straight shot slaughterfest. It is the first map done by Monakov Vladimir (assuming I read the text right), and I have to say it's pretty good overall. Detail is good, gameplay is a definite slaughterfest and well balanced for HMP and UV. I got frustrated at first because I couldn't figure out where the red key was, but after that it was smooth sailing the rest of the way. And I have to say the midi redo included fits surprisingly well.

    Overall, I enjoyed it. If you like slaughter maps give it a whirl.

  • Staph1 - "Dr. Sean" Leonard
    Doom 2 - Vanilla - Deathmatch - 267071 bytes - (img) (img) (img) (img) (img) (img) (img) (img) (img)
    Reviewed by: walter confalonieri
    Hello to all, another deathmatch mapset to review, this time less heavy than the review of paul_dm I've already written (there's only 6 maps), and I must admit that I liked it. The layout of all levels is inspired by good classic-style megawads like dwango5 or the brit series, and gameplay is really fun and exciting (the only part I got stuck on is in map03, due the bots vanishing in the middle of the match). It is a map pack I'd like to see played in a Saturday Nitro event. The details are nice and marry with the classic feel of the map pack; if I had to be more harsh in this camp, there are some walls that are mis-aligned (especially the GSTONEx in MAP05), but the texture choice is good and flows good during the play, so there's nothing more to say than to explain a little the maps in detail, and so...

    MAP01 - Is a cool start, reminds me of Judas23, plays really good with 4 players.

    MAP02 - A medium sized techbase with a fortress that surrounds it; this could be great in your 8/16 player fragfest!

    MAP03 - A "dwango" style map that mixes e1m1 and map01 layout concept; it could be better if the windows in the western corner ala e1m1 GA room were flagged as impassible (due to blocking the windows that leads to the external courtyard if you do a rocket jump...)

    MAP04 - A greenwar-style (but not so abstract) level that uses a huge amount of green textures, cool place to hide and seek and frag.

    MAP05 - A large map that reminds of brit series for some reason.

    MAP06 - Another map01 spiritual remake, this time a cool looking mining station with a lots of stairs that leads to a little techbase on the surface.

  • CDoom 2.07 - Carlos
    N/A - N/A - N/A - 150804 bytes
    Reviewed by: Melon
    It's not every day a source port makes its way into /newstuff. This is CDoom, a source port for DOS based on MBF. It boasts a pretty impressive sounding list of features, most notably 3D floors, destructible ground, slopes, looking up and down, swimming, and a chasecam.

    Uploaded to /newstuff along with this wad was a number of test wads showcasing CDoom's features. These wads will be reviewed separately, but this seems like the best place to talk about how well CDoom's features work.

    In short, they're buggy as hell.

    Now before I start complaining let me make one thing clear, Carlos managed to implement 3D floors and slopes into a source port, and that's a huge personal achievement that's very impressive. I want to congratulate Carlos on this, as I think that's pretty cool.

    Unfortunately, due to the nature of software rendering, few of these features work well at all, and some are just flat out broken. The rendering of flats on the slopes makes me feel sick; it looks horrible, and sprites will routinely be rendered in front of them when they shouldn't. The 3D floors work well but slow the game to a crawl, and sometimes monsters will get stuck near them and completely freeze. They also severely reduce the number of sprites that can be drawn on screen at once, almost as if they're actually being drawn multiple times. When swimming, the water flat wasn't rendered in the only time I came across it in the test maps. That might be a mapping error, but the player seems to swim fine otherwise. The destructible ground seems be essentially deleting 3D floors and is one of the few features that works flawlessly.

    Oh yeah, and then there's the "earthquake" feature that even more annoying than the one in ZDoom.

    Ultimately I don't think anybody is ever going to use this port; the DOS restriction makes it impractical to use, but more importantly its features seem to be buggy and inefficient. The port stands proud as a personal achievement for Carlos, but I wouldn't advise ever using it, sorry. Definitely not in its current state, at least.

  • Special sloped Metro1 - Carlos
    Doom 2 - cDoom - Solo Play - 183841 bytes - (img) (img)
    Reviewed by: Melon
    Here's the first of the CDoom test maps. This is a single test level designed to show off CDoom's 3D floors and destructible landscapes. In the level you travel through a city running away from loads of Cyberdemons whose rockets destroy the landscape around you. A pretty awesome sounding setup in all honesty.

    It looks like crap. It plays like crap.

    I won't detail all of the flaws as it's only a test map, but the map is basically unplayable. When buildings are destroyed they let off a huge explosion that always seems to kill you. HOMs everywhere. The worst part is the constant earthquakes that make you want to barf.

    Avoid. Unless you're interested in CDoom's 3D floors, but you should probably still avoid it anyway.

  • Special sloped Metro2 - Carlos
    Doom 2 - cDoom - Solo Play - 171207 bytes
    Reviewed by: Melon
    Another CDoom test map, very similar to smetro1, also unplayable. This one has some water and slopes, but they're shown off in a much better way in other test maps.

    Nothing to see here.

  • Special sloped Metro3 - Carlos
    Doom 2 - cDoom - Solo Play - 79481 bytes
    Reviewed by: Melon
    Continuing on with the CDoom test maps, this one is actually playable. There's no monsters, but this allows you to actually play around with the destructible 3D floors. There's nothing much to say really, you fire rockets, walls go BOOM and you look at HOMs.

  • Slope CDoom 2.07 test - Carlos
    Doom 2 - cDoom - Solo Play - 9852 bytes - (img) (img) (img) (img) (img) (img) (img) (img)
    Reviewed by: jetset125
    If you're not even slightly interested in map design, or Doom engine workings, you'd be safe to read the following paragraph and move along.

    This map is nothing but a (feature?) test map for a Doom port called CDoom. This WAD contains 2 maps, a few monsters, 4 weapons between 2 maps, and mostly weird-but-functional level geometry. Kind of cool technically, but not much to play.

    Map 1:
    A small map, with two simply interconnected rooms containing a floating platform that the player starts on, and a doughnut-shaped platform. Accompanying the player is a double-barrel shotgun, ammo, a few barrels, and 2 Pinky Demons. The other room has a doughnut shaped platform with rocket ammo, a rocket launcher, and buttons above eye level that I couldn't figure out how to trigger. Shooting the doughnut with a rocket however, creates barrel explosions lowering portions and creating slopes out of the previously flat-elevated doughnut, a la Build engine explosions.

    Map 2:
    A considerably larger room, with a huge slope and a little one. The small one has a rocket at the top, and the larger one has a step-trigger that drops the slope to floor level, revealing a BFG next to a Supercharge at the very end. A dozen Imps and barrels are arranged on the large slope. Not much else to see... or shoot.

    Mmm... doughnuts.

  • Zombie Heart of Death v1.11 - David E. Armstrong
    Doom 2 - Vanilla - Solo Play - 495554 bytes - (img) (img) (img)
    Reviewed by: DeathevokatioN
    Zomheart.wad was originally released back in the 90's by TNT member David E. Armstrong. Due to a clause in the permissions side of the text file, this highly creative wad never made it onto /idgames... until now, of course.

    I really enjoyed this level, and whenever I play this I can't help but think about how it could have fit in perfectly as a super secret level (Map32), as part of one of the famous megawads from '96 or '97. I say super secret level because of the unorthodox and creative hit or miss style of gameplay and the puzzles that this wad features, and because of the clever, extremely over-the-top and sometimes unfair (if you're playing on UV) traps that feature here. Regarding difficulty, I'd definitely recommend playing on HMP if you are turned off by encounters that require prior knowledge in order to survive. Yet even when I keep getting killed left right and center on UV, there is still that urge to keep on trying again, because the gameplay is quite inviting for me and is a load of fun.

    Aesthetically, while Zombie Heart of Death is a product of its time, it does have some very surreal and awesome scenes. The author makes heavy use of odd angles, and combines these with warm and vivid texturing to make some of the scenes in this map visually unique and pleasing to the eyes if you are someone like myself who also is a fan of the more abstract side of 90's; I especially love the visuals of the outdoor areas.

    For its time I'd say that this map is a huge achievement, and it still is quite a refreshing experience to break away from some of the design-oriented wads of today. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to see something different that showcases unique fights and ideas. But at the same time, judging from the /idgames flamewar, this wad probably won't change the mind of anyone who thinks that the 90's were the "dark ages" of wad making.

    Beware the beating of the heart!

  • Heretic - Dark Deity's Bastion - Stormwalker
    Heretic - ZDoom Compatible - Solo Play - 956122 bytes - (img) (img) (img) (img) (img)
    Reviewed by: Kirby
    This is a very impressive standalone map by Stormwalker and created for Heretic in ZDoom. As it follows you have made it into Dark Deity's Bastion to kill the Dark Deity once and for all. As you make your way through, you will find yourself facing trials represented by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Each one is protected by a small puzzle which you must solve in order to pass each trial. Once you have successfully made it through all of them, you can then finally face your true foe, waiting at the end for you.

    The map is superb - I can't say I've seen such a good Heretic wad in the last year or so. The map is great - good sense of non-linearity to it and letting you find your own way to the final goal. Detail is wonderful, simply put. Gameplay is fantastic - I really can't give you a reason not to play this. Even if you are confused by the puzzles, the text file included provides you with solutions to them.

    This is a must play. If you not, you are just kicking yourself.

  • Clear Focus (Hardcore Edition) - Mr. Chris
    Ultimate Doom - Vanilla - Solo Play - 15610 bytes - (img) (img) (img) (img)
    Reviewed by: walter confalonieri
    Hello to all, here I am again talking about this nice little level from Mr. Chris, "Clear Focus: Hardcore Edition"! It's a remake of a level called "Clear Focus", made a long time ago by the same author, and this version adds more monsters.

    Firstly, the title confused me, since I thought it was a MAP04 remake, so I played it with Doom 2, but found nothing. So, I checked out the text file, and I noticed this map is for the first Doom, so now to to play it with the correct IWAD...

    Then, I played in a short and sweet Phobos station; the layout is simple but enjoyable and tricky in some parts (especially in the secret lift room near the exit, I took a little more time to get that place) and gameplay isn't complex, but exciting (reminds me of TNT map01 with the combination of short layout and usage of medium monsters like sergeants and spectres). In conclusion, it is a really enjoyable little map, good for playing during the breaks in your projects / works / whatever you're doing, and I'm saying this is worth a download!

    Oh, one last painful note: I found a bug that doesn't like me a lot: in the courtyard between the two bases (shot 2) there's this wall covered in shadows, and the drastic sector change makes the walls near this section look chopped, as if there's a HOM error in that section (as shown in the image); it could look better if that section kept the original height of the sky in the outdoor section (keeping the shadow effect), and had a fake 128 unit height sector that replaced the wall section, with 0 height in this new sector. This trick works well, since it was used in the original Doom 2 MAP01 and in lots of other custom levels.

    Other than that, it's a cool wad.

  • Fight On!: Fury Rising - Paul "Fiend-o-Hell" Stasiuk
    Doom 2 - Limit Removing - Solo Play - 1139498 bytes - (img) (img) (img) (img) (img) (img) (img)
    Reviewed by: GooberMan
    Yeah, it's GooberMan here. I've been in a Doomy mood lately, and noticed /newstuff was horribly behind. So I decided to load up a random map and give it a review. As it turns out, I've picked a map that is at version 1 (a playable demo as the author notes), but really it's more in an alpha state.

    This map seems to be in the "Kitchen Sink" style, as in, the author seemed to have put everything but in it. Visually, it's a big sprawling base. Lots of attention has been paid to geometric detail, but not the alignment that goes with it (both in terms of textures and flats). There's even some weird lift constructions that are quite easy to get out of sync and reveal undefined lower sidedefs. If you're allergic to those kinds of visual mistakes, then this isn't the map for you.

    The good? Well, the important part of any wad is how it plays. From a neat start where you're point blank with an Archvile, you might think the map straight up hates you. But that's not the case at all. The map rarely feels like it's cheating you and every encounter seems beatable. Ammo is abundant, health gets a little bit tight in places but there's more than enough if you're not being stupid, and there's an actual weapon progression in the map. There's not much to get offended at in that regard.

    The bad? It does turn into a shooting gallery at points with a hold-fire-button-to-win mentality permeating a few of the traps encountered. And what's with those copypasta towers just before the blue doors that are a pain to navigate? I didn't even realise the switches within lowered a blue key in some random corridor until I got annoyed and noclipped about the map.

    The ugly? Some bars don't have the impassible flags set, which led to one inescapable instance with a soulsphere requiring a noclip out. The red key in this version is unobtainable, requiring a noclip up to the platform to get it. And that switch/lift race in the yellow key area is best left to an Olympics mod; I found it to be quite annoying.

    Overall, it's a decent play and you can do far worse that download it. I hesitate to recommend it in its broken state though.

  • Pain 2011 - Gabor Szlobodnik (AKA "Szlobo")
    Doom 2 - Vanilla - Solo Play - 116924 bytes - (img) (img) (img)
    Reviewed by: Kirby
    This needs some serious re-editing. While this appears to be a modest mapping attempt by Szlobo, it suffers greatly from some serious mishaps and odd level design. In particular there are a couple of areas where you can just fall down and get stuck - no death, no nothing. That's always fun.

    Beyond that the level progression is just downright strange. There is no indication of where you have to go (aside from the doors with keys) and you're left guessing where to look (or wallhump for that matter). Which reminds me - there's a very narrow tunnel area that harbors a few doors. Only the doors are textured and aligned with the surrounding rockwall, so you'll want to wallhump for those too.

    Nothing special, might've been a decent attempt but needs serious reworking at this point. Play At Your Own Risk! - PAYOR

  • 0_5 Resor - Unknown
    Doom 2 - Vanilla - Solo Play - 1493122 bytes - (img) (img) (img) (img) (img) (img) (img)
    Reviewed by: The Green Herring
    The text file presents this as a random, 14-level WAD discovered on the Internet, its author unknown. In reality, it is the Doom 0.5 Alpha Resources WAD, compiled by deathmatch level designer and former /newstuff Chronicles reviewer deathz0r in 2002, and available on his website. Would it have killed Perseus to do at least a little research before making an upload like this?

    Terrible efforts at archival uploading aside, as the actual title suggests, this is a compilation of resources from the v0.5 alpha of the original Doom, with the intent of making them suitable for use in other WADs. As outlined on his website, all you need to do should you decide to use them is to credit deathz0r for converting them. This includes not only the 14 levels from the alpha, but its graphical resources, enemies and weapons as well, including weapon graphics that were in the alpha IWAD but unused. Just for kicks, it also features sound effects from the final product and other sources, in contrast to the alpha which had no audio whatsoever. Keeping within the "alpha" spirit, however, these sounds are downsampled to Wolfenstein 3D levels of audio quality.

    In fact, if you treat it as a regular WAD, it manages to feel just like an alpha, which was likely intentional. The levels are converted as-is from the alpha; this means that some levels cannot be finished without noclip because of rooms with ceilings too low for you to cross or arbitrary impassible lines, some are unbeatable due to lacking exits, and the last level in the set (E2M1 in the alpha) will crash the game unless your source port of choice has a workaround for missing flats. Almost all of your weapons are slowed down, even the ones from the final game that you get by using the weapons cheat, and the enemies are sometimes stuck in the walls. Oh, and the rockets fire backwards. All of these are clear signs of a game in the alpha stage, just like the source material.

    So, yes, this WAD is broken and unbeatable from a playability standpoint, but that's not the point; this is a resource WAD, first and foremost, and as far as providing the graphics and levels of the alpha go, this WAD does an impeccable job. If you want to use any content exclusive to the alpha in your own WADs, you can't go wrong with borrowing stuff from this WAD and crediting the compiler appropriately (unlike Perseus). If you're looking for more, you may also check out the Doom 0.4 Alpha Resources, which give a similar treatment to the v0.4 alpha.

  • Katamori 1024: The Lost Era - Zoltan Schmidt "Katamori"
    Doom 2 - Boom Compatible - Solo Play - 421503 bytes - (img) (img) (img)
    Reviewed by: Melon
    This wad of four levels is a set of 1024 maps continuing on from Katamori 1024 Episode 1. It was originally designed to be a full megawad, although according to the text file the author won't be making any more.

    For those wondering what a 1024 map is, it's a map where the only places the player can travel are inside a square 1024 map units large, popularised by the community wads Congestion 1024 and Claustrophobia 1024. I'd complain that the levels in this wad were cramped, but that would be silly, because all 1024 maps are cramped.

    As far as 1024 levels go, these ones aren't bad. They don't always look so hot, but they play all right. While the famous community wads mentioned above contained a lot of levels that tried to make creative use of the limited space available (although some didn't play very well), this wad contains levels more along the line regular levels, only small and cramped.

    If you're itching for more 1024 then you might as well check it out, but there's not much content here.

Does this /newstuff Chronicles suck? Does your wise ass think you can write better reviews than these jerkoffs? Then get over to the /newstuff Review Center and help out. I know you must have a Doomworld Forums account because you like griping about every edition in the comment thread, but if you don't, you need to get one to submit reviews.

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Happy #400, n00stuff; I got you a present

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A shame that the 400th newstuff had to be bogged down with a buggy new version of CDoom and some terrible buggy test maps for it. And if you hadn't had enough of them, there is yet another wad full of terrible buggy CDoom maps for the next newstuff.

Hooray!

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Is it just me, or do all of Fight On!: Fury Rising's screenshots link to the same screenshot as 0_5resor01.png?

EDIT: Well, it appears to be fixed now.

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Melon said:
A shame that the 400th newstuff had to be bogged down with a buggy new version of CDoom and some terrible buggy test maps for it. And if you hadn't had enough of them, there is yet another wad full of terrible buggy CDoom maps for the next newstuff.

Hooray!


Accept Jezus, idiot reviewer of doomworld.

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Looks like you've forgotten to put in the footer with link to the /newstuff Review Center :P. Edit:You've changed it :P.

Anyways, IMO this newstuff is quite small. I guess I'll go and do some reviews for it in my free time :P.

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Happy 400th. I'm actually more looking forward to the 404th, though, just to see how many broken link jokes we get.

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Thanks for the review, Kirby!

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Good God, we're on #400 already?

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Kaiser said:
Good God, we're on #400 already?
#400 doesn't sound so impressive. I'm surprised it took so long to get here.

Also. Is CDoom open source or not?

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printz said:

Also. Is CDoom open source or not?



There have been source releases in the past - but who cares? The thing is far too broken to be of genuine interest.

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printz said:
Also. Is CDoom open source or not?

That was in the previous Newstuff:

http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/?id=16583

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Kaiser said:
Good God, we're on #400 already?

Considering these things used to be a weekely affair, I am surprised we hadn't hit that long time ago.

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/newstuff reviewing got old when people started uploading 140MB zdoom/skulltag wads, resource wads, weapon wads, and wads developed for unusual source ports.

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/newstuff has not gotten old, and if it has, then it's not because of what you just described, dude. The only thing that's gotten old is the essay-length reviews of wads, regardless of their size.

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40oz said:
/newstuff reviewing got old when people started uploading 140MB zdoom/skulltag wads, resource wads, weapon wads, and wads developed for unusual source ports.

So basically /newstuff reviewing sucks because people aren't making what you want them to make?


#400 wasn't anything special for me. I do feel like I should kick together the motivation to help in the reviewing crusade and get this thing back up to date, but my cynicism is telling me it'll all just fall behind within a few weeks of us getting up-to-date anyway.

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#400 was special for me. First review and I get the front page quote.

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There's a new heretic map in here, so it's sort of special for me.

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40oz said:
/newstuff reviewing got old when people started uploading 140MB zdoom/skulltag wads, resource wads, weapon wads, and wads developed for unusual source ports.
What does this have to do with the reviewing here? It has more to do with the upload dynamics.

Also, isn't there a filesize upload limit that if you surpass, you have to ask the administrator for permission?

Jebus Crikey, a new megawad in the waiting list!!

That's why reviewing is slowed down, because mapping is rising.

OH DAMN now I see what you're talking about... megawads and unusual releases are accumulating at the bottom. People are less likely to have patience and time to review those.

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Woah no way! Front page mention. Thanks a bunch for the review Gooberman!

I put my heart and soul into Fury Rising, and yet looking back at it now, I can see a lot of things could be streamlined and/or touched up. Still, it was my first foray into some serious mapping, and I'm glad I decided to release it in the state that it was (minus the unreachable red key) at the risk of bloating it any further.

Anyways a full map set is in the works and perhaps the demo itself may have a facelift one of these days.

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Melon said:
Now before I start complaining let me make one thing clear, Carlos managed to implement 3D floors and slopes into a source port, and that's a huge personal achievement that's very impressive. I want to congratulate Carlos on this, as I think that's pretty cool.
I just want to say thanks for doing an objective review of this source port and trying to see some of the positive sides to it.

Carlos's work on CDoom reminds me of some of the original source code hacking I did back when I was 17 and working on SMMU. A lot of the things I did were seriously buggy and/or didn't work properly (the legacy of which you'll find here and which Quasar now has to deal with). Despite this, in retrospect I now see that it was a great learning experience, and helped me mature as a programmer. Hopefully Chocolate Doom is a lot better :-)

It would be easy to look at a source port like this and blithely dismiss the author and his work. I see some of that in the comments here. But it would be far more helpful if we can take a dispassionate stance and provide constructive criticism and helpful bug reports.

Perhaps CDoom will never evolve into something stable enough to become popular. But I think we should try to encourage more people to experiment with the Doom source where possible.

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printz said:
Also, isn't there a filesize upload limit that if you surpass, you have to ask the administrator for permission?
I get the impression that neither uploaders nor Ty have paid much attention to this since the first few wads over the limit were allowed in. Some of the huge wads have been very low quality affairs that I very much doubt were the subject of any discussion before uploading. I mean:

Ty: Please explain why you mistakenly think your 100 megabyte wad needs to be so big, and why it should be allowed into the archive.
Uploader: Because I thought it would be funny to include two copies of the doom2 iwad maps with corrupted names, and I was too lazy to prune out sprites that I wasn't using after I'd ripped them from a dozen other games.
Ty: Oh, OK, that's all good. Please upload.

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Thanks for the review, Kirby!
More than welcome. Dark Deity's Bastion was quite a treat :) I hope to see more of your stuff in the near future.


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It would be easy to look at a source port like this and blithely dismiss the author and his work. I see some of that in the comments here. But it would be far more helpful if we can take a dispassionate stance and provide constructive criticism and helpful bug reports.


This. MY first thought was that yes, this is still a crude and very buggy port without much appeal. But that shouldn't stop us from giving Carlos constructive criticism and hopefully give him some ideas on how to improve/work on what he already has (or even come up with a new idea for another port, you never know)

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I just tried running CDoom in DosBox and I get a page fault. Am I missing something?

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OH DAMN now I see what you're talking about... megawads and unusual releases are accumulating at the bottom. People are less likely to have patience and time to review those. [/B]


One of you jerks should review Doom Core already, it's a pretty fun megaWAD and vanilla compatible so most of the maps are relatively short. Don't fear the chaingunners

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I'll do that and Pallace Skorn in the next week or so if nobody else takes them.

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Kirby said:
This. MY first thought was that yes, this is still a crude and very buggy port without much appeal. But that shouldn't stop us from giving Carlos constructive criticism and hopefully give him some ideas on how to improve/work on what he already has (or even come up with a new idea for another port, you never know)


If the programmer has a positive attitude towards advice and criticism, then that can redeem any buggy mess of a program. I think it's too late for CDoom - Carlos' present attitude is that Doom runs counter to his worldview and must be avoided.

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If the programmer has a positive attitude towards advice and criticism, then that can redeem any buggy mess of a program. I think it's too late for CDoom - Carlos' present attitude is that Doom runs counter to his worldview and must be avoided.

Well that's unfortunate. When/where did you find this out?


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I'll do that and Pallace Skorn in the next week or so if nobody else takes them.

If you are truly up to the challenge of reviewing wads consitently I'll join you. I usually get disenheartened when I find almost no one else reviewing, but if there is at least one other person I would be more motivated.

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We'll see how we go as time carries on. I'll definitely do those two this week though.

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I banged out four reviews to help open up some of the more anticipated stuff. I think I'll duck in here every now and then to do quick plays of stuff I'd never post on my blog (mods and such)

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