Title : Deleted Scene (Hexen Edition)
Filename : dshexed.wad
Distributed As... : dshexed.zip
Release Date : 10th March 2006
Author : Russell Pearson
Email Address : email@example.com (subject title 'DOOM')
Website : www.duellist.net
Description : A small single player level for Hexen.
Additional Credits to : My son Jack who was very vocal about item
placement in this map :)
Raven software and id software, some of who's
textures are used in this wad.
Other Files By Author : World Carnage League (concept)(dwcl-cl.zip)
Null Space (nulspace.zip)
Doom Raider (lite version) (dr1-lite.zip)
Doom Raider (full version) (dr1-full.zip)
Lego Base (legobase.zip)
Lego Base Enhanced (legob-sp.zip)
Tunnel Run (tun-run.zip)
Blastem 2 (blastem2.zip)
Deleted Scene (deleted.zip)
Deleted Scene2 (deleted2.zip)
Close Kill (c-kill.zip)
Lego Textures (legotex.zip)
Wood gfx (woodgfx.zip)
Doom2 Flats (d2flats.zip)
Lego Base Original Cut (legob-oc.zip)
Fear Spirits (fearsprt.zip)
Twin Pistols (twingun.zip)
ZDoom Tooth Door (toothy.zip)
Spider Demon Railgunner (railspdr.zip)
* Play Information *
Advanced engine needed : No (runs with vanilla Hexen)
New Levels : Yes
Episode and Level # : MAP 01
Single Player : Yes
Cooperative 2-4 Player : No
Deathmatch 2-4 Player : No
Difficulty Settings : No
Recommended Difficulty : Skill level 4
New Sounds : No
New Graphics : Yes
New Music : No
Dehacked/BEX Patch : No
Demos Replaced : No
Other files required : None
* Construction *
Base : This is a modified version of my Doom2
map 'Deleted Scene'.
Editor(s) used : Wintex, PSP, Wad Author
Known Bugs : None
* Copyright *
Authors MAY NOT use the contents of this file as a base for
modification or reuse.
This level and concept is copyright Russell DD Pearson (2006).
You may distribute this file in any electronic format (BBS,
Diskette, CD, etc) as long as you include this file intact.
* Blah de blah de blah *
Deleted Scene (Hexen Edition)
Yesterday I suddenly had the urge to play around with designing
for Hexen. I don't know why, it kinda came out of nowhere. This
is odd because I've never been a Hexen fan. I played it all the
way through when it was first released (whenever that was) and I
haven't looked at it since. Of course, the upshot of this is that
I am completely unfamiliar with the weapons and the monsters.
I figured the best thing to do was build something small so that
I could start to familiarise myself with these various elements.
A few seconds later (it was one of those days) I decided it would
be better to convert one of my smaller doom2 maps to hexen, saving
me building time, so that I could get straight to the experimentation
with the monsters/weapons/pickup items.
'Deleted Scene' seemed the obvious choice. It was a small map and
it's textures and architecture seemed more appropriate to hexen
than many of my other doom designs.
...So this is the result. Is it balanced? Probably not, but it's
certainly playable. I've decided to release it on the off chance
that wad-starved hexen fans with 10 minutes to waste may enjoy it.
I really enjoyed putting this together, although a better term
would be 'throwing this together'. The whole process of texture
conversion and item/monster placement only took up an evening,
which is a refreshing change to something like Decade (which
was a 6 month marathon to build). I must admit that I'm now
sorely tempted to convert Null Space into a Hexen map. But if
I do I'll spend a lot more time on it than I spent on this.
The original Deleted Scene used a number of hexen texture patches.
Rather than search around in the hexen iwad for the appropriate
patches and making textures from them to match the textures names in
my original level, I decided to just dump them out of my original
level, convert them to the hexen palette and then load them into the
hexen version of my level. I mainly did this because the end result
was a lighter patch than the hexen original. A lot of the original
hexen textures seem quite dark to me and I was having to drastically
increase the lighting levels so they were visable (not good, it
messes up the atmosphere).
...well thats another typo-ridden and garbled text file from me.
I really should spend more time on these things...but not today.
thats all, till next time...
-Russell Pearson (10th March 2006)
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (put 'DOOM' in the subject title or your email may be
accidently deleted as spam).