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NCC1701.wad

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- Ncc1701.wad uses over 300 new bitmaps, 55 sound effects, and a dozen new level-maps to depict the look and feel of Star Trek (the original series and the Next Generation). This file will also replace the sprites for seven of the eight Doom2 weapons, as well as the "player 1" sprite, the "former human", "former sergeant", "chaingun soldier", and many of the items and scenery.

- In creating this Star Trek theme for DOOM, my original "vision" was limited to simply recreating the Starships from the various TV shows, reproducing the look and feel of the shows using Bitmaps and Sound FX. I only created three different levels, and it has occurred to me that a crucial aspect of "Star Trek" is missing from my wadfile. (ie: the variety that comes with visiting a different planet each episode). It didn't seem enough for me to just re-create the various TV sets as "walk-throughs-with-monsters", without somehow addressing the "serial" nature of the Star Trek genre.

So, then I redesigned my WAD under the following premise: a small-sized version of the Enterprise could be created, and carried through from one level to the next, with different "level-maps" connected to the Enterprise via the transporter room. The player would become familiar with the Starship Enterprise after just a few levels, but the variety comes from having a different "adventure" connected to that same Starship on each level.

In this wad, the Enterprise changes very little from one level to the next, but in each level the "planet" is different; just go to the transporter room and "beam down" to the area of the map that DOES change from level to level.

In deathmatch games, the battles tend to center around the different "planet" areas; since the player will always rematerialize on the "ship", he/she can grab a few weapons & supplies before hitting the "transporter room" to rejoin the fight. (This adds a unique strategic element to the game as well, since players can be prepared before rejoining a dangerous situation.)


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This is a very ambitious partial conversion that deserves a few stars for effort, although I sense more passion than skill in the making. The maps are square and dull; the weapons are based on the same laser pistol design and are hard to tell apart; and the author isn't sure whether the wad is supposed to be serious or jokey, and there's a cartoonish look to everything. The last few levels are almost identical. I'm sure the shotgun sound comes from Star Wars.

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    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      this is a strange wad, with assets similar to Darkest Hour and other Star Wars-themed wads, many of the maps focus on small killings, as most of the maps are actually small. Pinchy's finale sure makes this worth it. oh yeah, quite a few custom stuff was done. the flamethrower marines were quite annoying, while other monsters gained multiple attacks, new ones, it's all so zany. the maps are pretty well done overall and this is worth a try.
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Okay, I get it, it's a megawad mainly for speedrunners who are intricately familiar with the mechanics of the game down to the nitty-gritty. A series of challenges/obstacles that, for the most part, seem to be possible but are generally ludicrous (and sometimes outright laughable, in a good way).   This was is not a "pile of junk" as a few have said however it's really, really lacking in a lot of ways. I get that the wad is meant to have a fun-and-not-serious tone despite it's overall extreme difficulty but the texturing looks like the insides of a toilet bowl after a Taco Bell buffet. Seriously, these maps are jealous of how beautiful and futuristic maps like UAC_DEAD look. The DWANGO series looks like fucking Ancient Aliens compared to this.   The MIDIs are lighthearted, silly and fun, which adds a layer of appeal for me personally. I loved seeing Patrick Stewart at the intermission too, rofl   I had some fun with this IDCLEVing through the whole wad and giving each map a try or 2 before moving on to the next but I seriously doubt I'll ever be back. The same idea with better texturing and overall taking itself just a tiny bit more seriously would warrant a higher rating. Ass-ugly texturing, silly MIDIs and a silly titlepic/interpic are fun in their own right so don't take me the wrong way but a lot of it crossed into "looks like the authors gave 0 fucks" category and I just have to take points away for that.   Also,   lol wtf is this bullshit is this a terrywad or somethin i mean jeeeezus   Overall, this is worth a peek just for some fun but unless you're a highly skilled speedrunner that also doesn't mind looking into a crapchute map after map, this probably doesn't really have much for you.
    • By mArt1And00m3r11339 · Posted
      If it were renamed "Garbage Dump," I would have given it a better rating.
    • By StormCatcher.77 · Posted
      A large, but not very prolong map, which is interesting to explore. I liked the author's strategy to place strong weapons in well-protected places. To get them the player need to pass a kind of test. The difficulty depends on the player's luck. It is important not to miss the shotgun at the very beginning, otherwise entangled corridors can lead the player to a situation in which he will be easy prey, left without ammo. Visually, the map looks neat, another good example of using standard textures.
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