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Death Beckons.

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This is a map with Quake metal textures. At first it was designed for Zdoom, but as I experimented with coloured lighting and 3d floors in GZDoom, I didn't go back.

There is little difference between Hurt Me Plenty and Ultra Violence, but one area may be easier for some players on Hurt Me Plenty. So play that mode if you suck.

This may be my last map for a while as I'm venturing into Quake mapping. I figure it'll be easier mapping for Quake rather trying to do Quake levels in Doom. My next design on paper is for Quake, but I'll probably port it over to Doom at a later date. Not to mention I still haven't finished the 75% complete Doom level I worked on almost a year ago.

Please see 'bugs' below about sliding doors.


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Fun and somewhat challenging. Rough around the edges and a little stingy on health packs but a good map nevertheless. Good job.

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One of the elevators is missing a lower texture. Also, "Herbert"? Outside of that, quite nice. :)

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I like it. 5/5

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Very good challenging map with Quake architecture and mostly Doom monsters and gameplay. Balance is very tight but sufficient. 5/5

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Yes, this level is good. Make another one :-P ! 4/5

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Not bad. I like the Hexen (or was it Heretic?) enemies. I found a HOM on one of the elevators. I think it's right before you hit some switch, close to where you get the yellow key.

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Cool stuff.

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Awesome map! Doom with Hexen/Heretic enemies feels so cool! :D 4.5/5 - playerlin

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Nice map, I liked it! The HOM ruined it a bit, but that was only a minor flaw. Overall it was good! 4/5!-Candle M

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a very nice wad!

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    • By omalefico32x · Posted
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    • By Scotty · Posted
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    • By Fairen · Posted
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