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SMEDLEY

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A remake of the Doom 2 level "Entryway" (map01).

I started by building Entryway from scratch, exactly like the original (no copy/pasting), then added the new stuff.

One of the secret areas is a remake of the starting room in the Quake level "The Tomb of Terror" (E3M3). I had that Quake level playing on a laptop and tried to build it in Doom Builder on my desktop computer. I gave up after only building the first room and a hallway because it was taking too long.

"Smedley" is the name of one of the racers in the game Road Rash 64. I like his name because I think it's funny.

Designed with jumping and freelook in mind. Not designed for crouching or bfg aiming.


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Texture use was nice. I think the author has a good concept...but gameplay is just too tedious. I don't think "Entryway" lends itself to this intensity of gameplay anyway. I've played lots of levels...but this just isn't my cup of tea. This probably could've been something really nice. 2/5

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Good visuals, but unplayble 1/5

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What? The file size of this suddenly just went way down and got replaced by some useless map. Don't know what's going on, but sent an email to the author.

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Demos were included to show that it is playable.

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This is an amusing remake of Map01 that packs 1,800+ monsters into a very tight space. It's a lot easier if you grab the weapons cache behind the start location! The textures unfortunately reminded me of the first GOTHIC99 map, but that passed quickly. Overall it's superbly constructed, with loads of secrets, but a bit of a slog to play; would be nicer without the lost souls and fewer archviles, but that might just be my taste.

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As far as remakes go, this was pretty lame.

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I finished it on UV at 4th attempt without saving. Bad remake. Tons of monsters, but it was easy 'cause the layout is still the same. 0/5.

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Punisher with Quake textures, and about 2000 monsters, including cyberdemons placed around as if they were imps. Great construction, crap gameplay. If you made a map of your own ideas, with a realistic difficulty level, it would probably be amazingly epic, but this just sucks. 1/5 -jj

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Simply getting to the exit isn't hard. Try exiting in under 40 seconds or try killing all the monsters and finding all the secrets.

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I didn't know of Punisher when I made this. I wanted to release something to /idgames and chose to do a map01 remake because I liked the layout for a slaughter map and people are already familiar with the map. The gameplay is the same as in all my other maps and there are way harder maps out there than mine. Difficulty settings were added to smedley, but I don't bother adding them to my maps anymore because it's a waste of my time when people complain.

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A very poor attempt at a HR style map. The only problem is there is nowhere to run - the enemies are packed in like sardines and there not sardines, there Arch-vile's, Ravenant's, Pain Elemental's, Cyberdemon's etc.... Visually the map looks well with the Quake textures, but I cannot find anything positive worth commenting on other than that.

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At least Go 2 It was possible.. Looks really nice though.

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ATTENTION ALL N00BS: DON'T RATE THIS BADLY BECAUSE IT'S TOO DIFFICULT FOR YOU ON UV. Provided you got the skills to try this on UV, this is one of those maps that provides intensity and carnage on a scale you can only find in DooM. I simply love these maps where you think "omg impossible" at first, but if you try really hard...those are the special moments in gaming for me. Only one really lamely hidden secret turned me off, couldn't find it for hours, so normally 4/5, but in regard to the n00bs 5/5.

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FOR PSYCHOS ONLY! beat this on HMP with 4saves& a bit of good luck.I have decent skills but I usually don't get that lucky with these types of maps.4/5

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"squane" is good. This is bad. Try to make more levels like "squane" and waste something like "smedley"... 1/5 !

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Incredible flow, amazing balance. The traps are arranged in a very nasty and fun way, it's the bfg-athon in its finest - don't stop firing, but dont forget to dodge really well also, or death will come quick. It makes the map very dynamic and intense to play. On a negative note, there are perhaps too many secrets, which make studying the map and coming up with a route too tedious. Would've rated it a solid 4/5, but too many noobs and liars here in comments, so this is 5/5 to balance it out a bit.

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When I read this as a "Entryway remake", I wa hoping for something good by the size. Guess it's all Quake textures. Meh, the map was WAY too hard on UV, I was'nt pleased being welcomed by 2 archviles and a swarm of revenants with a cyberdemon shooting my back. 2 stars. -Moti

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Very poor, rip off. 1/5

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More time was spent playtesting the map than building it (as usual). Like all my maps, gameplay = spamplay, sorry for not writing that in the txt file. Many fights/traps are probably unfair if you don't know where everything is (watch the demos). Map data is 842kb, a song is 851kb, Quake textures are 2.62mb (sorry, I wasn't sure how to delete unused textures). 0/5 for rating my own map and stealing layouts - toddles

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Was the map fun on the other difficulty settings besides UV? or does the map still suck on them?

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Best single player map01 rearrangement. 4/5

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    • By Chipchase · Posted
      I guess this was meant to be a serious wad, just using a trick to make the C-Demon hard to see. I don't think it was a deliberate troll of the style that caught on later, eg Sand Chain and the Terry wads. IMHO it nowhere near holds the record for "worst wad ever" (even if it did once) so it is now "over-rated" in that respect. I was a bit disappointed, I was expecting worse LoL.  
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      Doomers these days have varying levels of patience. I know I have some of the worst when it comes to quickly finishing areas and moving on, which is why I prefer shorter levels most of the time. this particular map, a Maximum Doom map by the way, is one that completely tested my patience.   this is 8 levels long, from E1M1 to E1M8, and is sort of a proto-slaughtermap episode replacement. every map here has at least 200 monsters, and the layouts of each say that they are compact in size. so the action would be pretty good and fun right?   WRONG   while it's fun to kill all these enemies, this is honestly horribly balanced. on the first level, you only really get a shotgun and a chaingun, and it took me a while to get just one armor too. is that the worst part? I can actually enjoy the challenge of such a gameplay scenario so no. what's problematic about each and every level in this wad is that when you're not killing enemies, you're just sort of fucking around. in other words, you're switch hunting. but this is the worst kind due to lifts that have zero indications that they are lifts, as well as switches that have zero indication of what they did. not to mention some walls are triggers, when they really don't have any indication that they really do anything. oh yes, and mandatory secrets and backtracking. I would like the combat more if it gave more weapons too, not one plasma gun or BFG in sight, and all that backtracking just...fucking...headdesk. there's no reliable way to even speedrun this, to the point where I wonder if the author ever realized that other's would tire the fuck out over it. "these are the easy ones" this has all the hallmarks of a bad Maximum Doom map.   it's amazing how varied my Maximum Doom experience is so far. there are some really fun maps, mediocre but quick maps, and some long and nasty ones. I'm honestly trying to avoid reviewing any maps from there but i'll make an exception for this particular one since it's just unbelievably bad.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Pointless crap.  A small yard, empty except for a futuristic shotgun. No monsters and no exit. See my screenshot and you've seen it all.  
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Classic funny little skin, still used in servers to this day so I think it deserves some love.   I like that the voice clip says “WHERE ARE A MY PANTS?”
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      More an exercise in 3-d artwork than a game. Just someone's bedroom with a HK in a tiny lobby outside the door, and a Caco in a tiny yard outside the window. A BFG and Invisibilty Sphere are also in the yard but you can't get out there. I think the name is a clue - maybe this was the start of a bigger level, then abandoned. He ought to have allowed it as a base for development.
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