Uploaded by : Graham Burgess <GKBurgess@compuserve.com>
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Title : Perdition's Maw
Filename : MAW.ZIP (MAW.WAD MAWGFX.WAD MAWSND.WAD MAW.TXT)
Author : Matt Bollier
Email Address : CSERVE : 103220,3302
Misc. Author Info : Author of D2PRISON.WAD, DOWNTOWN.WAD, STYX.WAD
SENTRY.WAD, MERC.WAD, D2GOTCHA.WAD, REFINERY.WAD
MINES.WAD, and ENTRY.WAD.
Description : Hell has taken over the Earth and you are the
only hope. You must journey to the underworld
and fight Satan's spawn with deadly force. You
start in a courtyard and work your way to the
darkest pits of hell. Intense deathmatch action.
Has unique original deathmatch starts which
completely eliminate cheap frags gained from
killing someone the second they start.
Included in the MAWGFX.WAD are new graphics
that replace the death scenes for a few of the
monsters and a few of the gore sprites. Watch
the blood fly! You'll need to have DEUSF for
this or NwT or something along those lines.
In MAWSND.WAD I've collected sounds and music
and put the best of the best together. Credit
has to go the makers of the WADs that I borrowed
the sound and music from.
Additional Credits to : ID, Ben Morris, Colin Reed, Andy Badorek for
sounds and music from TWISFX.WAD, Bill Neisius,
Bjorn Hermans for music from ETERMUS.WAD
Olivier Montanuay, Ian Springer for music
from GOREGSND.WAD, Gary Atkinson for playtesting
* Play Information *
Map # : MAP01-MAP03
Single Player : Yes
Cooperative 2-4 Player : Yes
Deathmatch 2-4 Player : Yes
Difficulty Settings : Yes
New Sounds : Yes - MAWSND.WAD
New Graphics : Yes - MAWGFX.WAD
New Music : Yes - MAWSND.WAD
Demos Replaced : None
* Construction *
Base : New level from scratch
Build Time : Months, I started this back in September, but left
it alone for awhile.
Editor(s) used : DCK v2.2, NEOPAINT, NwT, DMAUD, DMGRAPH
Known Bugs : None found
* Copyright / Permissions *
Authors MAY NOT use this level as a base to build additional
You MAY distribute this WAD, provided you include this file, with
no modifications. You may distribute this file in any electronic
format (BBS, Diskette, CD, etc) as long as you include this file
E-MAIL ME ABOUT THIS WAD! Do you like the graphics, the design, anything?
Do you hate the whole damn thing? Tell me this stuff. I want to know.
Also send me any comments towards any other WAD I have made. And
if you have any ideas for my next WAD send 'em to me. I can make just
about anything (I've made burning overturned cars, helicopters, street
lights....) I'm on CSERVE at 103220,3302.
What's next you say? Well I'm thinking maybe a sequel to SENTRY.WAD (a great
level I made which can be found on cserve in the doom2 deathmatch forum) but
this time put in even more detail. Yea, I know what you're thinking. After
having cars in a level how do you top that? Well, actually, I don't know.
But this level is gonna defy all that you thought was impossible with the
DOOM 2 engine. It's gonna be huge, it's gonna look just like a real city,
right down to the last detail. This may not be final, but I'm thinking of
possibly having citizens in the streets or on the sidewalk. I already
know how to do it, it's just a matter of if it's worth it. You'd need to use
a dehacked patch and I really don't like messing with the .exe so I'll prob.
skip that idea. But, it's still a possibilty, I could change the graphics
of a certain sprite, like the pillar for example. The only problem with that
is if you don't use the graphics patch then the level looks stupid with a
bunch of pillars in the street. Plus, without a dehacked patch you cant
shoot the innocent citizens which wouldve been very cool. Maybe I'll turn
commander keen into citizens, but then they'd have to be hanging from the
ceiling. I don't know what I'll do, but believe you me, this is gonna be
better than Perdition's Maw, and it's gonna be the next best thing to Quake.
And if you're looking for something like this that challenges all that
DOOM 2 limits crap, download D2PRISON.ZIP. I made birds chirping by the
trees, a helicopter, etc. And you don't even have to use a patch to get
all the cool effects.
* Where to get this WAD *
CSERVE: ACTION GAMES FORUM - DOOM 2 LEVELS - MAW.ZIP
* TECHNICAL QUESTIONS *
Here are some, ummm, commonly asked questions relating to this WAD.
Q: Sometimes, when I play this WAD I get the urge to kill and then I
slash my wrists and run through the streets yelling, "The end is nigh!"
A: Obviously you have some psychological problem. This could be related
to the WAD (yeah right) or perhaps some childhood incident. Were you
at any time, subjected to military drug experiments, have you ever eaten
a whole container of glue, or have you ever hung out with Michael Jackson?
If you answered yes to any of these questions you should probably seek
help at your nearest shelter for the mentally ill.
Q: Why is the sky blue?
A: Perhaps you didn't read above. This is SUPPOSED to be a area for questions
about this WAD. But noooooooooo, thanks to people like you valuable space
is wasted. Just for that, I'm not gonna answer that question.
Q: I hate you and your WADS! Go to hell!
A: Well that's not really a question, so we'll skip to the next one.
Q: Is there a point to this section?
A: Congratulations! You finally caught on! The answer is NO.
And if you didn't know by now, these were jokes, and are not meant to be
taken seriously. And remember, that coffee at the drive-thru is hot!