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http://speedy.sh/JcyYC/dm16-c30n9.wad

Here's E1M6, hope you like it.

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Looks good so far, although a few spots seemed really close to the original IWAD map. In particular the entire area beyond the RK door almost feels like a replica of the original (comparing them in the editor reveals differences, but in-game it almost feels identical). It would be more interesting if you altered that a bit, in terms of geometry, heights, and/or texturing. Tributes are okay, but I think they work best when they're more subtle. Or you could make that area into something else entirely, like for example the open-air corridors could be enclosed stairways leading up or down to an open outdoors area. Of course, this is all up to you, your ideas/imagination...

Some bugs I found:
- linedef 41 is missing a lower texture, so there's a HOM effect when the lift goes down
- the big computer room beyond that lift has some tutti-truti along the upper textures in sectors 26-29
- also some tutti-fruti along the computer textures surrounding the lamps in sectors 77 and 78

Don't forget to add monsters and other things too! :-)

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For the most part I like the map the way it is. The only thing I would change is the exit area. I think the exit of E1M6 is one of the best & this is somewhat lackluster in comparison. Other than that it looks great and the tributes to E1M6 make it more enjoyable.

While I'm here giving a review I might as well give my thoughts on the other available maps.

E1M1 - My biggest issue with this map is that it is clearly a my house map. I think with a bit of work this could be resolved, first I think the 2 closets containing the shotguns & chainguns should be removed, they are only there to give the player a weapon & don't do anything to affect the gameplay. Second since your map is Hanger I have no problem with the garage, but I do think it could be made bigger to make it seem less like a garage. Third the 2 bedrooms with the closets that connect are the most out of place rooms in this map, I think that whole area needs to be redesigned to make it look less house like.

E1M2 - Wow I had the exact same problems with this map as Hex11 did, I even died in the same spot, it needs more ammo before you enter the nukage area.

E1M3 - how is work coming along on this map?
E1M4 - Download link doesn't work
E1M5 - mine
E1M6 - see above
E1M7 - mine
E1M8 - Download link doesn't work

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ok....

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Jaws In Space said:
E1M4 - Download link doesn't work

http://content.wuala.com/contents/k...4_ver2.zip?dl=1

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Is that a new version of E1M4, or did you just rebuild the nodes or something? The checksums are different from before (even though filename is identical):
code:
Length Method Size Cmpr Date Time CRC-32 Name -------- ------ ------- ---- ---------- ----- -------- ---- 206816 Defl:N 70477 66% 01-03-2012 21:32 dc243779 undeath_mem_e1m4_ver2.wad 217286 Defl:N 77874 64% 03-16-2012 18:30 71d16016 undeath_mem_e1m4_ver2.wad


Here's the most recent version of E1M8:
http://www.speedyshare.com/Mjc9A/nasty11-rmx-v2.wad.gz

My own map is somewhere between 2/3 and 3/4 done. I didn't work on it for several months because I was blank on ideas, but now the ideas are coming. Sometimes I have a lot of trouble implementing them though. Today I tried to make a switch raise the nukage level in a pool so that the player can walk on it to reach an area that was previously unreachable. Okay so there are S1 linedef types for that, but there's also some stairs that go down into the pool, and with type 18 (raise to nhEF) it stops after first step (not high enough!) and with type 55 (raise to LIC-8) it goes way too high. There is probably a trick I can exploit or something to make it work right...

Edit: solved that switch thing with "linked" off-map sectors. It works adequately, just leaves the stairs as one big blob, but that's good enough (don't feel like messing with voodoo dolls to do multiple actions from one switch).

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I think I just added the music.

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Hey that's a cool tune, it was also used in Doom 3: Mr. Smiley Head's Safari.

Anyway, since people are submiting maps with music (E1M9, E1M4, your previous E1M6, and Walter C had asked about it), maybe we should have everyone select a tune for their map. I just don't know if they should be merged into the main PWAD with the maps, or instead as a separate music PWAD so the player can choose to hear them or the original tracks (that's how it was done in the Serenity/Eternity/Infinity episodes, and various other old stuff).

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Here's a beta version of my map. There are still some unaligned textures, especially the BRNBIGC midtextures in the central hub. Yadex crashes when I try to auto-align them... I might have to use the calculator method. There were also some VPO and HOM problems, but hopefully those are gone now. The central hub used to be more open, but I added lots of walls, etc.

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New version:
http://www.speedyshare.com/Zvndc/hex-e1m3.wad

At this point someone needs to test and see if it plays okay. I tried to make it challenging but not impossible, and skill levels 2/3/4 are implemented. You might find that a pistol start is tough, because of limited ammo at the start. It gets easier after that.

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I want to do BMgarden.wad.

Can I make a remake of that?

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If I'm not mistaken, that's a 1995 DOOM II map. Pick instead a 1994 Registered DOOM deathmatch map (with permissive license to use as a base), and you're in. ;-)

Also you can select which slot you want from E2M5 through M9. But the map's name will remain identical to the IWAD slot, so E2M5 would have to resemble a "Command Center", E2M6 would evoke the idea of a "Halls of the Damned", etc. Ideally, you achieve this not by copying the style of the original IWAD map but by following your own instinct and inspiration based on that name. IOW, this is a bit like that other project "DOOM II in name only", except here we use an old map's layout as a base.

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