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Temple of the Ancients

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5-level hub, set in a variety of environments. You start in a command center, but explore medieval and techno-medieval areas as you uncover the secrets of the Temple of the Ancients.

These levels extensively use Q3A textures, and a few Q1 & Q2 textures. They also feature cool new skies, and scripting. ZDooM features include translucency, laser barriers, underwater environments, true elevators, colored lighting, fog, slippery surfaces (ice), quakes, 3D bridges, etc.

Notes: I take credit/flames for many of the runic signs. The original Q1Tex.wad contained 32*32 signs. Using these in MS Paint, I edited the symbols to create new, larger signs. The new animated water flats plus the additional ice/water flat are all mine.


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NuMetalManiak

  
the Quake 2 weapon sprites look awful but this hub set is pretty decent.

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Long adventure level with professional layout, ambiance and gameplay, and technically superb. One of the few levels using jumping in a good way, and a few scenes where stealth monsters don't irritate but fit. This almost flawless level is a clear proof that for creating excellent gameplay, contrary to the opinion of too many nowadays level builders, one does not need at all a horrible lot of thrown-in monsters and a zillion of snipers. 5* legendary, and almost unbelievable that this was made in 2000...

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cortlong50

  
this pack was apparently doing things that nobody else was at the time, and still isn't. i feel immersed and like im having a damn good time, and it's nice to see a lot of advanced features put into work here. if cacowards were around when this was released it would have been monumental. glad to see someone doing it, and im waiting for the redux.

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AWESOME!! I NOW LOVE MULTI LEVEL WADS!

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Excellent wad, uses highly detailed maps and atmospheric lighting. Ammo and health are a little scarce, but a highly enjoyable experience.

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I can't believe I haven't played this yet. This is one of the best HUB wads I've ever played! My only gripes are that some parts of the level are too dark, there should have been some new music, and the the Command Center level was a bit bland and boring.

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vomit..

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TheMightyHeracross

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It's an OK wad, but these models rips are horrible.

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Guest

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very good wad

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Guest

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Wow, it's almost Quake 2. Good conversion. Worked map. 5/5

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This is one of the best ZDoom hubs I have ever played. It certainly has a Metroid Prime-esque feel to it, in that you have to find ways to get around the place (aside from the usual key hunts). Play this one RIGHT NOW! -WW

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I can't believe I have never played this wad. Incredible awesomeitude! -epyo

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I didnt finish this wad cuz I dont like this type of gameplay for doom. Unreal 2 is perfect for this type of map, but I'll take nothin from this cuz its a DAMN GOOD WAD. Very Very well done. But I hate puzzles but that doesnt make this map bad. Its just my personal feeling. 5/5 for this masterpiece!

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agree with the above poster, 1/5. 1 for good design

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This is a must-see really. 5 stars, and a "Great" rating (my highest) on my own scale.

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Êóë? Cool!

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why isnt there a 99999999999999999999 999999 million outta 5 but good work 5/5

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    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Classic funny little skin, still used in servers to this day so I think it deserves some love.   I like that the voice clip says “WHERE ARE A MY PANTS?”
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      More an exercise in 3-d artwork than a game. Just someone's bedroom with a HK in a tiny lobby outside the door, and a Caco in a tiny yard outside the window. A BFG and Invisibilty Sphere are also in the yard but you can't get out there. I think the name is a clue - maybe this was the start of a bigger level, then abandoned. He ought to have allowed it as a base for development.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Starts with all monsters with their backs to you, and you might as well leave it that way and just listen to the music. One big rectangular room with no finish switch. They couldn't even make the rectangle properly - freehand I guess. Kill the monsters if you want, it's easy.    
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Superb firework display of thousands of fireballs seeming in slow motion because of the vastness - mostly avoidable as they land where you were ages ago; but worth playing just to see it. A HUGE square surrounded by tiers with hundreds of imps and a few others, plus a blockhouse you can enter first to collect ammo.  Fighting through the hundreds of monsters when you get onto the tiers is another matter, overwhelming at UV. I cheated to finish so at least I could review.  Some HOM bugs.
    • By CountArchvile · Posted
      Terrence For fucks sake...
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