Archive Maintainer : This is a legalized version of COTA1.ZIP.
The original wad contained ALL the flats
from DOOM2.WAD (even though not a single
new or modified flat existed in the wad).
Deleting the illegal and unused resources
has reduced the size of the wad from 1.6MB
to only 225KB.
Update to : ./idgames/levels/doom2/a-c/cota1.zip
Advanced engine needed : No
Primary purpose : Single+Coop play
Title : Cult of the Apocalypse (version 1 'b')
Filename : cota1b.wad
Release date : 1 January 2001 (Happy New Year)
Original Author : Ric Blackman & Dead Cat Productions
Version 'b' Update by : Sparky of KISS Software firstname.lastname@example.org
Mods made by Sparky of KISS Software:
- deleted the illegal, unmodified Doom2 flats (copyright id Software).
- combined the two wad files (map/graphics and music) into a single
wad and deleted the unused resources.
- this distribution contains only two files now (cota1b.wad and
cota1b.txt), and the wad has been reduced from a whopping 1.6MB
to only 225KB.
- vertically offset a wall texture to enable the player to find an
important secret area.
Please note that id Software's legal copyright of the Doom II flats
takes precedence over the original author's copyright/permission
notice (see below).
The original text file follows:
Title: Cult of the Apocalypse
Author: Ric Blackman & Dead Cat Productions
Description: The year is 2053. In the early 21st century,
several terrorist factions became nuclear powers.
In a play for world power, these factions set off
a nuclear chain reaction between nations that resulted
In a complete and utter destruction of society and life
as we know it today. Mutations, chaos, and terror reigned
As people pulled together to form new ruling bodies, they
became aware of a group of powerful mutants gathering in a
mountain construct and pillaging nearby enclaves.
You have been trained and equipped to enter the mutant's area
and destroy it.
This is the first part of a trilogy leading up to a final confrontation with the
ultimate evil mutant! Look for the second and third parts this fall! Brought to you by
DEAD CAT PRODUCTIONS
Episode and level: DOOM2/MAP01
Single Player: YES
Coop 2-4 players: YES
Difficulty Settings: YES
New sounds: NO
New Graphics: YES
New Music: YES
Demos Replaced: NONE
Base: New level from scratch
Editors used: WADED and WinTEX
Known Bugs: NONE
To play this level, unzip to your DOOM2 directory and type: cota1
Authors MAY NOT use this level as a base to build additional levels.
You MAY distribute this WAD, provided you include this file, with no modifications.
You may distribute this file in any electronic format as long as you include this file intact.
THANKS to ID for a great game and format, and to all responsible for the book "Tricks of the
DOOM Programming Gurus", it is THE definitive book on all aspects of creating your own WAD.
Anyone interested in joinin DEAD CAT PRODUCTIONS for future projects, contact us at the Email