Date Completed : Febuary 23, 2000 (second version)
Febuary 21, 2000 (initial release)
Title : The Adventures of MassMouth
Filename : massm.wad
Other Works : http://members.xoom.com/cybspage
Author : Cyb
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Description : There's a story which you'll probably need to understand the plot
(good lord, there's a plot?!) so read it or I might have to beat
you down. It's at the bottom of this file. If you read anything, at
least read that.
Notes : If you don't have a sound card you're screwed (because you
just downloaded a whole lotta wav files, buhaha).
: In case you're wondering, yeah, this is one of those 'ground breaking'
ZDoom wads with a ton of ACS. However (hopefully) unlike Tei Tenga and
Doom2K I've tried to give some decent gameplay (which was everyone's
main gripe with those two sets). However, it's very hard to combine
Doom-like gameplay (a ton of monsters) with really cool ACS. To make
up for maps that might lack in gameplay, they're pretty short and
straight forward, as non-linear maps with few monsters tend to suck
more often then not (in fact they always suck). I hope ya like it.
: Also you'll need to use ZDoom 1.22 because that's what I tested it
on and I dunno if it works on other versions (probably not).
Additional Credits to : id for Doom and Q2, Raven for Hexen/ACS, Lee Killough for Boom/MBF,
Randy Heit for ZDoom, Valve for Half-Life, Gearbox for OpFor, Stephen
Monteith for MassMouth, TiC for the Sonic Blaster gfx/sounds, Kennith Scott for the status bar.
* Play Information *
Game : zdoom.exe with doom2.wad
Level # : map01 - map10 (don't skip around though, it's meant to be played
through from beginning to start)
Single Player : Yes
Cooperative 2-4 Player : No (no starts becuase the ACS will prolly get funky)
Deathmatch 2-4 Player : No (same reason, plus they would probably suck ass for DM)
Difficulty Settings : Of course
New Sounds : Pleanty
New Graphics : Also Pleanty
New Music : Didn't skimp there
Demos Replaced : Nope.
* Construction *
Base : Maps: Scratch
GFX: All new monsters are from OpFor or Half-Life. MassMouth is a
Q2 PPM. The status bar is from Ken Scott's thetick.wad
(spooon.zip on CDROM.com). The new BFG sprites are made by
TiC (http://www.tic.de). All other weapons are from OpFor.
'The Eye' taken from Hexen (please don't kill me!).
Sounds: All enemy sounds except MassMouth's and the Stuka Bat's from
OpFor or Half-Life (those two were made by me). Weapon/ambient
sounds from Half-Life/Opfor/Q2. The Worm's sounds made by me,
except his death sound (from OpFor). Small sample (22 secs) from 'No Leaf Clover' by Metallica also included.
Music: It's all Mark Klem and Dave Shaw stuff (because they rock
total ass) except for map02 and the title music which have
authors I do not know (darn).
Editor(s) used : WadED, WadAuthor, Warm, Paint Shop Pro 5/6, Sound Forge 5, WinTex,
Dehacked, WadCat (the only way to merge maps without overwriting SCRIPTS lumps).
Build time : Much, much too long. Probably four or five months.
Known Bugs : I've tried to minimize cheating (aka taking the easy way out) as much
as possible, but it's tough. Anyway, I'll leave it up to you if you
want to take a shortcut, but I think I got rid of them all.
As for real bugs, sometimes if you cross over a linedef a certain
way you'll only set off half the script, or none of it at all. This
doesn't happen very often, and I probably only know it because I
playtested this thing so much.
Bug Fixes In Version 2 : Cleaned up a lot of the sprites, redid the status bar face graphics,
which had a lot of stray green pixels. Also fixed some of the Barney
and Otis graphics. Did some more Dehacked work to fix (hopefully) the
Mastermind/Voltigore bug, and made it so Barney and Otis don't move
when they're idle (way it should be). Fixed up the bunny scroller graphics (first version was too sloppy for my taste) and added a D_BUNNY midi. Also did misc. fixes to most of the maps that you probably won't notice. Added a lot of stuff to this text file as well such as better given credits and a section at the end telling about the monsters/weapons.
* Copyright / Permissions *
- Authors may NOT use these levels as a base to build additional levels.
- Authors may use the graphics/sounds in this wad as long as credit is
given (aka, to me and whoever I got them from, so ask and I'll tell you).
- Authors can also use the music, but it's not mine, so I wouldn't try to
sell it (who'd buy a MIDI anyway?)
You may distrubute this file in any format (CD ROM, BBS, whatever) provided
that you include all files included in your distribution (as in, this text file and the wad)
and you don't try and make any money off it. Mainly because lots of stuff in it is copyright
someone else (eek!) so you'll be in trouble if you do (and me too prolly).
And just because all the sprites aren't original work doesn't mean I didn't spend way too
much time on them. Hehe.
Where to Get this wad:
Ahh, so you remembered about the story. Good, now anyone who didn't read this will be lost
You are MassMouth, intergalatic zeebloid of mystery. Well, not really. You were just
an average zeebloid, woking at the local particle accelerator plant as a security guard. You
know, trying to make an honest living.
Then one day (never saw the turn of events coming, didya?), you are approached by an
out-of-towner. You can tell he's not from about here because he has two eyes and four arms.
Anywho, he informs you that you have been selected to be the seventh member of an elite group
of people lead by the infamous 'The Worm'.
The Worm is a big intergalatic collector. He likes to, uh, borrow, stuff from other
planets. Anything that is of great value. So what he does is send his six workers, or whatever
they like to be called, and they get him what he wants. This sounds kind of selfish on part of
The Worm, but he treats all his employees very well. Paid vacations, free room and board, and a
really sweet pension plan. Plus he has a ton of technology at his disposal, so if you ever get
in any trouble you'll probably be saved by him anyway.
At any rate, since your security guard job is pretty much a dead end thing you accept
The Worm's offer. The very next day you're on your way to his personal moon (he's that rich).
Once you're there you're given a nice little room and even your very own high-quality energy-
ray gun. Top of the line. Only the best. You're told to rest up because the next day you'll
be meeting The Worm and getting your very first assignment.
Whoo, now that wasn't so bad, was it? Now just start up the ol' game and play away:
zdoom.exe -file massm.wad
Remember, you need sound, so no using -nosound you bastard! And have fun.
This info is for anyone who might want to make add ons or if you just want to
know what the monsters are called. If you haven't played yet you might want to
not read this part cuz it'll give away everything for the most part.
Barney (thin security guard) - Replaces Sergent. Drops bullets for it upon death. 100 health.
Otis (fat security guard) - Replaces Zombie. Drops clip upon death. 100 health.
Black Ops - Replaces chaingunner. Drops mp3 upon death. 150 health.
Dwarf Barron (1/2 size) - Replaces Hell Knight. 400 health.
Stuka Bat - Replaces Pain Elemantal. 200 health.
Giant Demon - Replaces Spectre. 600 health. Will not attack player.
Shock Trooper - Replaces Mancubus. 800 health.
Voltigore - Replaces Spider Mastermind. 10000 health.
1 - Mouth - MassMouth has a big mouth, so he might as well use it, eh?
1 - Zippo Lighter - Can't hurt anything with it, but useful for really dark corridors. Of
course the light will warn any sleeping monsters. (place chainsaw)
2 - High-Quality Energy-Ray Gun - Fires small, somewhat slow energy shots.
3 - Desert Eagle - Earth weapon, primative but effective. (place 4 shotgun shells)
4 - MP3 - See above. (place chaingun)
5 - The Eye - It's supposed to be able to take out armys, but it doesn't. (place rocket launcher)
6 - Plasma Gun - We've all come to know and love it. Now sporting spiffy new red plasma. (place
7 - Sonic Blaster Mining Tool - Used to dig and mine in caves (easier than shovels and picks),
but also fairly effective against living things. (place BFG)
Windows Source - Spinning CD, replaces Computer Area Map
Crystal of Life - Yellow Crystal, replaces Invuln Sphere
Transport Ship - What it says (appears in map01), replaces Nuke Suit
Clip/Bullets - unchanged (used by mp3)
Shells/Box of Shells - Placing the shells will yeild a desert eagle in the game, placing a
shotgun will yeild 4 shells in the game. Get it? Box is unchanged
Rocket/Box of Rockets - Unchanged, used by Energy-Ray Gun
Cell/Bulk Cell - Unchanged, used by Plasma gun/Sonic Blaster
The Worm - replaces pile of skulls with candle, 1 health, so don't shoot him.
Transport ship - replaces candlebra, can't be picked up (also in map01)
Blue Crystal - replaces 'Eye in Symbol'
Mini BackPack - replaces spinal chord and brain, can't be picked up.
Monsters NOT to use
SS Nazi - will look like the worm when he dies, plus all sounds are used elsewhere
Cyberdemon - looks like a gaint demon, and fires weak plasma (like your energy gun)
Revenant - Fires voltigore fireballs, makes electric sound on death
Romero Head - Sounds like Voltigore when injured
Commander Keen - Sounds used elsewhere
Questions, comments, complaints, flames, and so on, don't hesitate to mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org