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Beach Ball Castle v2.0! 11/24/95 (Okay, so I never released v1.0...so what? <Grin> This has been in

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Most people really like medieval castles, right?

Most people also really really hate vile evil rotten pinko commie scum-sucking demon bastards that all deserve to die, right?

And I'll bet you've always dreamed of the chance to go right out and mix the two ... right?

Right??!?!?

Of *COURSE* you have! Well, this is your golden opportunity RIGHT HERE IN THIS VERY PWAD to relax, breathe the fresh air, and explore a wondrous piece of ancient architecture whilst blowing the brains out of bounteous bevies of bellowing bloodthirsty baddies.

...And you get to play with beach balls. :-)

Hints: Beginners, don't play this one, ok? Or if you do, don't be surprised at what happens.

Standing around is NOT (repeat NOT) recommended.

For the rest of you, there's a lot of "openness" in this PWAD which lets (overly) curious beach balls float around, and there are a few invisible critters outside the castle to add a little bit of variety. Don't panic. Pay no attention to the noises you think you hear. I can assure you that the castle and its surrounding grounds are perfectly safe... :-)

Also, this level was workable (if a bit slow) on my old 486DX/33 and and really plays smoothly on my new DX4/100 and on a Pentium/90, but it might be far too slow on 386 machines due to the largish amount of critter "activity" going on. This can be good or bad; I'm not sure that I completely *MINDED* some slowdown, myself.



In deathmatch, you MIGHT want to avoid the lake area, although suicide there is easy .


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so so WAD ... 2/5 - PerOxyd

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* for the map, * for the text file

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I am the creator of this level, and I find it a bit amusing that it escaped the bounds of Exec-PC and made its way here. However, I'm glad it did. The level was created for four reasons: (1) I wanted to use CASTLE.WAD as a base, (2) I wanted to see how other experienced players would attack an open level, (3) I wanted to create a level which stressed ammo conservation, and (4) I wanted to create something intense to provide me with a practice arena to speed up my reaction time. Deathmatch is hard. :-)

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Very challenging, but worth trying. And the text makes it very clear that it is from 1995 - no idea what the clown above is on about.

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GEREAT

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Based on an earlier level that isn't in the archive, this is from 1995 and feels it. Because it was uploaded by the enthusiastic but rubbish Gary Burgess people might think that it is from 2003, and give it a lower mark. Which is hard, becase it deserves a solid one star. It's a crude castle with a dark maze hidden outside; hard in an unfair way (yourself plus single shotgun vs large clots of imps, cacodemons such that infighting doesn't happen, except for a cyberdemon who is no use).

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    • By Player Lin · Posted
      Doesn't like the layout and monster replacements, I didn't found RL until got the yellow key and found a lot of rockets, the location where RL is confusing me, and it also not fun when you get kicked down from the cliffs by Revenants, Mancubus and Archviles after the way to Blue key door, the way to the teleporter just far enough to kill you if not killed by monsters which kicked you down. Final timed puzzle room just nasty as the cyberdemon and archvile fights in the same place, not sure why make the level so big but can't make the fights with them also on bigger place too?   It's not bad level but I'm sure the frustration level is sky high, and not sure the slopes from ZDooM do anything good to this level too.
    • By Player Lin · Posted
      Normally, I don't like DooM (1 or UD) WADs because I tired shooting baddies with shotgun as most of them tend put a lot of shotgun guys/ammo and I have shot those full of shotty shit...well, this one can't escaped from that but I found author's tricky as I didn't found many of them(or they placed when I needed to use shotty), also the monster placements(with middle-tier ones) in this megawad helped too, even E1 doesn't suffers low-tier ammo-droping-fest unlike IWAD and most PWADs.   Level layouts and theme are interesting, some E3 levels just a little mazed but I feel okay, never get lost...many levels I feel plays like IWAD but better and larger, you'll found middle-tier monsters in E1 levels and it helps the gameplay, unlike the IWAD you'll have too much ammo in every level even pistol start, if you wasted too much and will out of ammo for sure(at least in UV).   All I can say about this megawad is...fun,  vanilla fun. Except E3M8, the yellow key area with platforming when all enemies + 4 cyberdemons are try to kill me and battles-of-deal-with-4-cyberdemons-or/and-other-powerful-monsters are nasty to me, on top of them, the final "BOSS"...I feel trolled...really? IoS-style?? IT'S ****ING DOOM, NOT DOOM 2 WHY USE IOS-STYLE AS FINAL BOSS?!  :P (At least there is no respawning monster cubes just annoying cyberdemons and barons...but they're still give me a lot of headaches as the battle area isn't very huge and a little cramped I think...)   But at least IDMUS11 helps me dealt with those problems all, for some reasons I feel the main theme of Power Ranger does fit DooM...don't know why but I keep switch to the theme with IDMUS11 cheat if I don't like the level's music, helps me blast through this megawad and the nasty E3M8. :P
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Download the REAL file here (rd1.zip is NOT correct) https://www.doomworld.com/idgames/levels/doom2/megawads/d64d2   Shocked to see so many negative reviews. I had an absolute blast with this one, and I'm not sure what Nems was talking about with the Boom stuff as this runs in Doom2.exe with no trouble. In fact, there is a TON of impressive vanilla stuff going on here. I guess it was so well done that it tricked him.   This deserves a high score. It's a lot of fun.
    • By Rimantas · Posted
      It definitely makes Doom look darker, but also slightly changes colors (it reminds me PSX Doom). I prefer original Doom colors and miss how it looked on CRT (almost same colors as with modern monitors, but less brightness and maybe more contrast).
    • By Hypпotiк · Posted
      Great spirit/item placements, and also nice trap placements. Textures are georgeous and scream "1980's sci-fi action movie".
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