Advanced engine needed : None, designed for Vanilla Doom however make sure that you have a look at the bugs section
Primary purpose : Single Player
Title : Operation Suicide - Dead on Arrival
Filename : os-doa.zip
Release date : 12/12/2002
Author : Philip Renshaw
Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Address : Watch this space
Other Files By Author :
Into the Breach (breach.zip)
Death Murder Kill (dmk.zip)
Escape from Prison (prison4.zip)
Misc. Author Info : I'm an Aussie Mac Doomer!
Description : The first in a three level series, see below for more information.
Additional Credits to :
ID Software - For creating the best game ever
Lion Entertainment - For porting the best game ever
Apple - For creating the Operating System and the best laptops around
Paul Davidson - For creating the best editor for Doom on any platform
The Beta Testers - For giving me advice on creating my level
Rich - For helping me out right at the beginning by giving me tips on how to add detail
Gene - Special thanks to Gene for helping me fix many errors with my WAD, as well as beta testing this level right from the beginning
* What is included *
New levels : One new level
Demos : No, but feel free to send them in
* Play Information *
Game : DOOM2
Map # : Map01
Single Player : Yes
Cooperative 2-4 Player : No
Deathmatch 2-4 Player : No
Difficulty Settings : Yes, UV and HMP
* Construction *
Base : From Scratch
Build Time : 6 months (on and off, mostly off)
Editor(s) used : Hellmaker 1.2 beta 2, Mac BSP 1.0, BSP 5.1
Known Bugs : Due to the number of monsters in this level you won't be able to save in Vanilla Doom, if this annoys you, get a port. Also there are some slight HOM problems if you manage to get into a secret area that overlooks a relatively complex area, once against, if this annoys you, use a port! Sometimes monsters teleoport in a little slower than I would like. While they do get to where they are meant to be in the end, it will make speed running 100/100 much harder to pull off.
May Not Run With... : Wolfenstein 3D
You are awoken from your deep sleep at 0530 hours by a telephone call from Commander Bigglesworth:
"Soldier, we need you for a mission code named Operation Suicide. Our spies report that our enemy, which is led by the Cyber Demon known as Goliath, has moved forces from his main base in order to begin a long offensive against our position. In doing so however, he has left himself more undefended than ever before.... which is where you come into it. A large offensive against his main base will still fail due to his sophisticated weapon defence system that is designed to detect and destroy a large army. However, if you infiltrate one of his minor palaces, you should be able to find the sewage system that will take you straight into his main base, avoiding the weapon defence system and giving you the opportunity to assassinate him. We hope that without a strong leader any more there army will crumble."
"Sounds fun.... when do I start Sir?"
"Hold on there soldier, there are a few things you should know about this palace. First of all, the entrance is heavily defended, you most likely won't survive. If you do manage to survive however, remember this, once you enter the base there is no way to get back outside again, you will be trapped. The only way to go will be further into his fortress so make sure you pick up all available weapons, health and ammo before entering the base. Also, this particular base was built upon an olden wooden complex. Today not much of it remains however our intelligence reports indicate that the last reaming wooden building holds the controls to enter the sewage system."
"We are also equipping you with a communication device, if you do manage to make it into the sewers, contact us and we will keep you updated with the latest information. Another things you should know is that we are teleporting you into the opening area. Our technology isn't powerful enough to teleport you inside the complex or to teleports you equipped with anything more than a pistol with 50 bullets. Fortunately the monsters are a lazy bunch and you should easily find more weapons and ammo both inside and outside the complex just laying about. Convenient huh?"
"Yes Sir! Anything else I should know Sir?"
"Who do you think I am, your Mommy? Do you really need any more information?"
"Good! Now eat your breakfast, clean your teeth and get the hell down to that base on the double soldier!"
After I released my last level, Into the Breach, I asked on the newstuff chronicles what I could do to improve my levels. Pretty much everyone who replied said that my architecture needed to be greatly improved. So this is my attempt of trying to make a level look good.
This level is designed to run under Vanilla Doom so don't use features such as jumping found in more advanced ports.
This level is challenging and reasonably long. It takes me around 33 minutes to complete it on UV and around 22 minutes to get 100/100 of HMP. If you can't complete the level at the Ultra Violence feel free to drop the difficulty setting down to Hurt Me Plenty. There are also 6 secrets scattered throughout the level to help you get through it.
Feel free to send me any feedback you have on this level. Every bit of feedback you guys gives me means that my levels will be that much better next time around.
* Copyright / Permissions *
Authors may not use the contents of this file as a base for
modification or reuse. Permissions have been obtained from original
authors for any of their resources modified or included in this file.You MAY distribute this file, provided you include this text file, with
no modifications. You may distribute this file in any electronic
format (BBS, Diskette, CD, etc) as long as you include this file
intact. I have received permission from the original authors of any
modified or included content in this file to allow further distribution.
* Where to get the file that this text file describes *
The Usual: ftp://archives.3dgamers.com/pub/idgames/ and mirrors
*Coming first half of 2003*
Operation Suicide - The Sewers of Pain
Operation Suicide - Last Man Standing
Escape From Prison Remade