PLAGUE2 - The Mars Plague (version 2)
- a whole 9-level, single-player episode for Doom or Ultimate Doom v1.9
This is a 'legalized' version of PLAGUE.ZIP - the original version
contained an illegal hacked doom.exe; this version contains an
equivalent DeHackEd patch.
Original authors: James Stewart JimStewart@mail.utexas.edu
Ryan Weiss CROSSIS@aol.com
Version 2 Update: Sparky of KISS Software firstname.lastname@example.org
Mods made by Sparky of KISS Software:
- converted the 'illegal' doom.exe file to an equivalent DeHackEd patch.
- combined the four wads (levels, sound, music and graphics) into a
single wad file. Removed a lot of unused resource entries and deleted
the wasted space (about 300KB).
- sorted the wad resources and added the appropriate start/end markers
for compatability with some Source Ports.
- appended the detailed story (uacmars.txt) to the end of this document.
- no changes were made to the levels themselves.
To play PLAGUE2 with 'Plain Vanilla' Doom or Ultimate Doom you'll need
to run the patch file plague2.deh through DeHackEd v3.1.
A better option is to use a Doom Source Port with DeHackEd support,
such as: Boom, PRboom, MBF, SMMU, ZDoom, PrjDoom, Legacy, etc.
Patching is not required with these source ports. For example:
Boom/MBF/SMMU/ZDoom/PrjDoom: -deh plague2 -file plague2
PRboom: -width 640 -height 400 -deh plague2 -file plague2
Legacy: -deh plague2.deh -file plague2.wad
The original text file follows:
Title: The Mars Plague
File Name: Plague.zip (Includes Doomhack.exe, Plague.wad,
Newmus.wad, Margfx.wad, Marvox.wad, and UACMars.txt)
Authors: James Stewart and Ryan Weiss
Email Address: James can be reached at: JimStewart@mail.utexas.edu
and Ryan can be reached at: CROSSIS@aol.com We put
way too much work into this Episode, but it would make
it all worthwhile if you would send us your thoughts on
Misc. Author info: James is the author of Lake.wad, JamesBrown.wad, and
AdamSandler.wad. Ryan is the author of JerkyDoom,
Ace VenturaDoom, and Nirvana.wad.
Description: This is an entire level, complete with new music, weapons, and
some new graphics. It was designed to provide the best
of solo, deathmatch and cooperative play. After you escape
the Hell that Mars has become, UAC sends you the bill for
several billion dollars worth of property damage. They are
willing to forgive this debt if you will clean out one little
lab on Mars where some genetic experiments have gone terribly,
terribly, wrong. The accompanying UACMars.txt elaborates
greatly on this storyline and provides a description of the
new weapons you will be provided with.
Additional Credits to: Ryan's wife, for her divine patience. Now that it is
all over, you can have Ryan back!
* Play Information *
Episode and level #: All of Episode One is replaced.
Single Player: Yes
Cooperative 2-4 Player: Yes
Deathmatch 2-4 Player: Yes (Best with no monsters)
Difficulty settings: Yes
New Sounds: Yes
New Graphics: Yes
Demos replaced: none
* Construction *
Base: New Episode from Scratch
Editors used: Waded, Dmgraph, DmAud, DmMusic
Known Bugs: None.
* Copyright / Permissions *
Authors may use this level as a base to build additional levels.
You may do whatever you want with this file.
This file can be found on America Online and Ftp.cdrom.com
SPECIAL CLASSIFIED MILITARY DOCUMENT:
FOR AUTHORIZED UAC PERSONNEL ONLY
To: Corporal X, United Planetary Marine Corps
Date: December 16, 2004 19:00 hours, Earth military calendar
Subject: THE MARS PLAGUE
In the 2 years since the initial attack on the military bases and UAC
laboratories of the moons of Mars, specifically, PHOBOS and it's sister
moon DEIMOS; The United Planetary Marine Corps, in conjunction with
the United Aerospace Corporation has been fighting a losing battle
against an overwhelming swarm of hostile invaders from a still, as of
yet, unidentified planet or dimension of origin.
It has recently been discovered that over a period of exposure to
Mars's atmosphere, even inside the oxygenated domes, human personnel
have developed a sickness or plague causing madness and, eventually, a
violent, painful death. The disturbing fact is that shortly after
death, the body seems to be returning to a zombie-like state of
re-animation, combined with homicidal rage and insatiable thirst for
human blood. Later stages of the disease include freak mutations of
the human DNA, causing humans to evolve into unspeakable horriffic
monsters capable of overwhelming destruction.
We at UAC are aware that you and your platoon recently performed a
heavy sweep of Phobos and Deimos, however the destruction you caused to
our facilities in the process has been estimated in the tens of
millions dollars in property and research loss.
Unfortunately, this financial liability will fall upon your unit and
the UP Marine Corps.
However, we might be willing to waive the fiscal responsibility for the
damaged laboraties if you and your platoon were to perform a small
favor for us.
It is believed that this infection, or plague, does not occur
naturally, and is therefore engineered by the hostiles as a biological
weapon. It is also believed that this plague has spread to the surface
of Mars, which contains a very large population of human colonists.
Our drop ship will deposit you and your unit just inside the ARIES
mineral refining facility in what is believed to be an abandoned access
line in one of the adamantium mines near TERRAFORMER COLONY 7.
Your orders are simply to terminate the hostiles, contain the plague,
and leave no evidence of its existance--including YOURSELF, should you
become infected. Your plan of attack is to proceed to COLONY 7, sweep
all the surrounding facilities, then take out the COMMAND CENTER, as it
is believed to be under heavy enemy control. Under NO circumstances
are you to venture beyond BASE COCHISE or enter the BIOSPHERE at the
south end of the Mars colony."
Should this information become public, UAC WILL DENY ALL KNOWLEDGE OF
YOUR MISSION AND WHEREABOUTS.
To assist your mission, UAC has provided an update on our current
conventional and biological weapons enineering progress:
UAC MARS ALLOY COMBAT ARMOR
The Bioweapons division of UAC has been hard at work on increasing both
its offensive and defensive capability. In the last several weeks,
mining reports have revealed a newly discovered, unnamed metal alloy
indiginous to Mars, and unlike anything available on Earth.
Preliminary testing has revealed that this alloy is 50% stronger than
our toughest Titanium combat armor vests, giving its user an unheard of
300% armor protection. The unfortunate setback is, that the alloy is
incompatible with any of the metals used in our existing defenses.
When coming in contact with our Kelvin or Titanium armor vests or
helmets, an instant chemical reaction occurs and the Mars alloy breaks
apart at the cellular level. So military personnel engaging the
hostiles should be warned that coming into contact with any other form
of armor will render the Mars alloy combat armor vest completely
UAC AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN
In our conventional weapons division, we have developed, successfully
tested, and stowed aboard your ship's armory, a new, faster loading and
firing shotgun. This will be effective for engaging small numbers of
UAC BFG 10,000
Our Bioweapons division is proud to announce the newest jewel in its
crown, the BFG 10,000. Very similar to its long-used predecessor--the
BFG 9000 (the state-of-the-art in riot control), our chemical engineers
were able to modify both the weapon itself, and the ammunition it uses.
The Mars alloy has been chemically synthesized into a new form of
plasma energy creating a much faster, more destructive projectile.
The weapon itself, is now much faster and more energy efficient, using
only 10 units of energy per discharge (a third of the 9000's). Several
prototypes are already in circulation and reports indicate they are
very effective against the hostiles. More information will be given as
needed and available.
UAC will be monitoring all your activities and communications
throughout your mission and will send the drop ship to retrieve you
Good luck Corporal, we're all counting on you.
NORM A. TIVO
CEO, United Aerospace Corporation
Vice President of Bioweapons Research & Development
United Aerospace Corporation
for further information, please contact