*I highly recommend setting up some aliases to allow you to Zoom in on your *
*targets as if using a sniper weapon. The railgun was included for this purpose *
*and the main play arena was set up with the ability to make long distance, *
*accurate shots in mind. *
*If you have not set up a Zoom alias at your console, you may like to use the *
*one I have included. It will bind the Insert, Home and Page up keys to different *
*levels of Zoom and the End key to resetting the view to normal. (Unless these *
*keys are already bound to something else). *
*If you wish to use this, add +exec njma01.cfg to the command line *
*zdoom -file njma01.wad +exec njma.cfg *
*It is also intended that the hitscan weapons (pistol chaingun etc) should have *
*enough range to reach across the arena. This is not the case at present, but *
*this feature should be in Zdoom soon. Of course, that means similarly armed *
*marines may also be able to hit you :-) *
Title : Enjay's Marine Assault
Filename : njma01.wad
Date Finished : October 10, 2003
Author : Nigel Rowand (Enjay)
Web Page : http://www.btinternet.com/~Enjay001/
Email Address : Enjay001@hotmail.com
Other Levels By Author : NJZdoom (various revisions), NJ Thiefy, NJ Train Probably others too.
Description : A "Mini Conversion". Only One level but quite a few changes to
Additional Credits to : Randy Heit for ZDoom
Jack Vermeulen for DeePsea
Greg Lewis for Dehacked
Fredrik for his Shawn2 texture (see below for why)
Espi for creating Ruma.wad (see below for why)
My corset for all the support it has given me :-P
* Play Information *
Game : DOOM2 (Zdoom)
Map # : Map01
Single Player : Designed for
Cooperative 2-8 Player : Starts are there, but not really suitable or intended for coop.
Deathmatch 2-8 Player : Starts are there, but totally unsuitable.
Other game styles : None
Difficulty Settings : Yes
New Sounds : Yes - quite a few
New Music : Yes - 3 Midis
New Graphics : Yes - Walls, floors, sprites, title screens
Demos Replaced : None
* Construction *
Base : Scratch level.
Build Time : About 2-3 weeks
Editor(s) used : DeePsea, Dehacked, PSP, Goldwave and a variety of hacking tools
Known Bugs : None
May Not Run With... : Anything other than Zdoom 2.0.47i - slightly earlier versions should
be OK though. Tried with ZdoomGL - worked well but the sky box looked
a little funky because the linehorizon feature is not (yet) supported
Tip: : Do not rely on infighting to thin out the enemies. These are trained
marines you are up against. They won't fight each other.
OK, I needed to make a level.
I had mappers block.
I wanted to test some new features in DeePSea, that gave me some inspiration but I still wasn't
fully inspired, so I thought back to the WADs I had played over the last year or so and "Ruma" by
Espi stuck out in my mind.
I didn't just want to make a map. I find dehacked, sounds and graphics stuff just as much fun to
do as mapping these days. I thought I'd like to do a "versus marines" mini conversion. So,
remove the hellspawn from Ruma and make something that kind of had the feel of how a base built
to that general kind of layout might be but without any hint of ruination or a hellspawn invasion.
Note, at no point did I actually go back and use Ruma as a direct reference. I just used it
as my mental starting handle. I couldn't even find my copy of Ruma and had to ask on Doomworld
what the file might be called before I could track down a copy to play after I'd already
done the map. So this is not a copy. It's not based on Ruma, but it is inspired by
the basic layout of the map.
The original Ruma can be found here:
For a while I considered making this a map where you went in as part of a team of marines
(easy to do with Zdoom) but it quickly became apparent that the layout of the map didn't
suit that idea too well. Perhaps if I make a follow up in a more open city battle kind of
scenario or something... Anyway, that's why this is a solo mission.
Other notes - the map was originally done to test DeePSea's support of Zdoom's new
"any texture, any flat, anywhere" feature. However, this feature is not yet available
in released versions of Zdoom, so at some point I had to switch back to the old method.
All graphics (unless specifically noted) have been editied in some way shape or form by
me. Some have come from other games and been tweaked, resized, recoloured, re-edited, some
are totally original. I have tried to get everything from a source that will not upset anyone
but if I have accidentally included a resource that belongs to you, let me know and let me
know whether you want the resource credited or replaced.
Right, I'll keep this brief - there's an intro in the level.
You are an elite marine, specialising in solitary missions. You are to be dropped near
to a militarised base. This base is being run by a consortium of scientists doing illegal
human genetics experiments. So far, the experiments have yielded little more than pain and
suffering for the unwilling subjects.
The scientist, knowing that sooner of later their work would come to some one's attention, have
invested in some extreme security measures. They have hired a team of highly trained and
battle hardened ex marines to act as a security force for them. Not only are these marines
well armed, but they have access to a number of advanced technology war droids.
This would sound like the kind of operation that needs the military to go in, in force.
Unfortunately the base security measures are such that a space security array prevents
any ship approching the planet from landing by blowing it out of the sky before it gets a
chance to come anywhere near the planet surface. The array can be disabled, and that's
where you come in.
In each of the 4 towers that overlook the base there is a power coupling. Each one of these
needs to be destroyed. Once that is done, a switch in a control room in the cave complex
below the base can be used to disable the array.
Your mission is to infiltrate the base. Get into each of the security towers and place a
charge on the power coupling in each tower. The charges are set with a timer, so you need
to get clear of the blast, although the charge is set in such a way that you should have
plenty of time to get clear after placing each one.
Once all 4 power coupling are destroyed, you will be able to disable the array.
Details of the Mod:
The map is hopefully self explanatory - it's a Zdoom map featuring slopes, a skybox, ambient
sounds and some scripting. There are a lot of windows and computers to smash. :-)
The main change is to the enemies. I did most of them with a minimum of dehacked work - basically
just beefed up versions of existing former humans. There are some more significant changes though.
Why didn't I just use the built in Zdoom marines? I felt this gave me more flexibility to
tailor the monsters as I wanted.
Most of the original doom weapons are unchanged. This, I felt, was essential to the feel I
wanted to create for the mod. The only one to have gone is the BFG. I didn't think there
was much need for the BFG in this mod. It's attack and way of working wouldn't have really
suited what I was trying to do, but an accurate sniper weapon that could pick off a distant
target was far more suited to the level. Enter the railgun on button 7 instead of the BFG.
You will encounter:
Pistol marine - basically a slightly faster zombieman with a few more hitpoints
Shotgun marine - shotgun guy with similar treatment
Semi-auto marine - SS Guy with similar treatment - also drops 2 clips instead of 1
Supershotgun marine - even tougher shotgun guy - drops a super shotty - replaces hellknight
Chaingun marine - similarly beefed up chaingun guy
Railgun marine - similar toughness - drops a railgun - modified imp
Plasma marine - modified arachnotron - drops a plasma gun
Rocket Marine 1 - Fires rockets that may or may not home - replaces revenant in the map editor,
but has no punch attack. If using scripting to spawn one, the archvile is used rather than the
revenant as these 2 enemies have been ID swapped.
Rocket Marine 2 - Fires a real rocket, replaces Baron. Note, is momentarily invulnerable whilst
firing to minimise his chance of killing himself with splash damage.
Doberman - Demon with much lower hitpoints and gib frames
Security Remote - Flies, fires a volley of 3 plasma balls (imp fireballs) - replaces lost soul
- has no charge attack, but is quite nasty close up.
Security Droid Mk1 - Flies, fires double volleys of plasma, when it dies it shatters into shrapnel
so don't be standing too close - modified cacodemon
Security Droid Mk2 - Flies, fires rockets which may or may not be homing (revenant attack),
also explodes on death - modified pain elemental
Crusader Robot Mk1 - A thinly disguised mancubus
Crusader Robot Mk2 - A thinly disguised Cyberdemon - much lower HP and has a close attack.
Those tricky scientists - These cowards may have hired the marines, but all they will do
is run away from you. They have no attack, but they are evil. Kill them with impunity.
- replaces the spectre
Detail of Additional Credits:
I used a high-res texture by Fredrik Johansen - resized to be low res. Why did I do this
apparently strange thing? Well, I wanted a grubbier looking SHAWN2 kind of texture and Fredrik's
one was ideal. However, when using it "hi-res" it made everything else look blocky, so I made it
into a standard texture, then used it as a base for a SUPPORT2 replacement, some console flats and
a silver coloured flat too.
The original hi-res textures (intended for use in opengl ports) can be found at
I used some sprites by Boingo the Clown (a.k.a. Mark Quinn). These are from his VWeapons
skin pack. I think I only used the shotgun and chaingun ones. The (very good) original skin
pack can be got from http://members.fortunecity.com/doomskin/ Specifically, this page:
The text file for the skin pack is included (newmarin.txt).
Lets hope the skin pack gets finished one day - there's still a
few weapons to go.
If I have inadvertently used a texture, graphic, sound by anyone else and not credited you,
my apologies. If I have done so please let me know and I will remove/replace/credit as you
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