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TMP.WAD

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TMP.WAD was the winner of a PC Zone Doom level creation competition in 1994.


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1994 maps should like this shit, awesome. So many secrets that I like, un-boring fights and nice placed traps, I can't complain...maybe it's old, but for such old-school era, it should be a masterpiece. 5/5 -playerlin

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This is a piece of invaluable Doom history. 5/5 -CarpetolA

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A brilliant 94 WAD, shame this was only fairly recently rediscovered though as it is a truly fun map. Monsters are placed thoughtfully and so is the ammo, the secrets are used well and as far as I could tell there was no texture mis-alignments. I can just imagine this being included in an E1 replacement as it would fit so well maybe as an alternative to Deimos Anomaly 5/5. PS I am only guessing here but maybe tmp stands for The Marble Palace?

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Very well done ol'school map. From that POV: solid 4/5, so absolutely worth a play for the fans.

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Superb old-school map starts out as a temple (hence the "TMP"?) but the theme varies: parts are nukage sewers, techbase, warehouse, and so on. Texturing is competent for its time. Gameplay is enjoyable, with plenty of monsters to kill. It's never challenging but you're never bored either. Lots of nifty secrets to look out for also helps, as does a clear sense of progression (it's linear but doesn't shove it in your face). The mandatory Cyber showdown is climactic. Recommended. --4/5

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This is a most excellent map indeed! Nice to see this in the archives at last.

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So we meet again...

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good design...5/5

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Better than average 1994 map with lots of secrets and good fights. Some areas are a bit dark, but still very playable. I didn't find RL or plasma so ended up shotgunning the baddies at the end.

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Great! Nice design and gameplay, tons of interesting secret rooms. 4 stars.

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For an ancient map, this fantastic - a true buried treasure that was recently unearthed. Very entertaining, looks alright and certainly a gem from the past. 5* -Phobus

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See, maps like this are why people who moan about old maps being uploaded to the archive are wrong. This is a very nice WAD - 1994, obviously, but well-done nonetheless. Quite a few minor niggles like texture misalignments here and there, peggedness mistakes etc., but still - very good. Refreshingly, not every key is accompanied by a trap, and secrets actually have monsters in them. 4/5 (5/5 in 1994). - ZZ

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It's a bit poor for me, even despite being historical. 2.5/5

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One of the best classic maps from 1994. So much fun to play!

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If you're one of those types who can unironically enjoy old pwads, then TMP.wad is for you. Even though it's easy and inconsistent in theme, it's still fun in ways that no modern map could get away with in 2011. Play with IDMUS22 for a better atmosphere. 4/5

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1994? This is more something I'd expect out of 1996 for the most part. Unlike most stuff from that year, it's actually a fully enjoyable, even competent, map. A really badly overlooked true old-school gem.

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Many thanks yet again to RL for uploading a forgotten gem. It's a little dark for my taste, but a great map nevertheless. Curiosity: there is a wall near the start where you can fall out of the map. Node error?

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Cool! Especially for an 1994 map. Left me at the end without ammo and kept fighting 5 barons and 1 cacodemon with the pistol. LOL 4.5/5 - Optimus

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Fun map! Curiously, though, I only found the shotgun when I played, which meant I killed the blue skull cyb using my remaining shells and over 250 pistol shots, from ammo I had saved by punching previous monsters with the berserk. [4/5] ~Chain Mail (06/2012)

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This map is above average from most other '94 maps, but I didn't enjoy it as much as some of the other "legendary" maps of the same year. There isn't much of a challenge, and there is far too much health and ammo. The theme is also very inconsistent - going from hell brick theme to UAC base theme, and more. The flow wasn't very good overall. The Cyberdemon fight wasn't bad, but wasn't hard, either.

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  • File Reviews

    • By MeriMemesX · Posted
      First of all, I love that the author has put love into the map, you can tell by simply the Marine on the ground (it made me laugh)   The map is fine apart from some minor beginner errors, I would recommend making the hallways narrower, having them be so big doesn't really add anything when there is only 1 enemy or none at all.   I liked the map for its simplicity, yes, I would have wished that the rooms like the dining room, where the life potions are, had been more frequent, more than anything because of the amount of enemies and life there are.
    • By MeriMemesX · Posted
      OMG I LOVE THIS MAP   Let's start with the fact that they literally give us free rein to explore the map with our pretty shotgun and I will always appreciate those things.   I love the ending because it is very silly and requires preparation to do it.   This map is beautiful and I love it.   PD: Contamination for you 
    • By MeriMemesX · Posted
      Well, for 1994 it is incredible   I love that verticality is used, I even love the level design, especially the puzzle of the doors, I love it   For the last part of the map it seemed like a medium high difficulty but when I killed everyone on the water ladder I was pleasantly impressed, I quite liked it.
    • By Amaruψ · Posted
      I played up to The Crusher and... frankly, it soured the taste in my mouth to the point that I don't want to continue and try all of the maps.    Surprisingly hideous and wonderfully claustrophobic architecture, with monotonic texture usage and gimmicks at every turn of the map. Then of course the Arch-Vile maze because apparently it's a necessity to copy the Casalis at least once in your mapping career. The crushing ceiling was just the cherry on the top. Not a fan.
    • By Xouman · Posted
      It was interesting,sometimes fun,sometimes hard,sometimes annoyingly hard but we later smile about it(Going Down feeling you know?),i loved the fact that everything feels and look different in terms of level design,sounds,texures and visuals,and the music is here to say to you "you're on a vacation/exploration trip...but not too much,it's Doom !",and technically some levels are great creations,obviously with a modified Id Tech 1,because the original one couldn't do things that some level showed i guess.   Ancient Aliens have a very good overall feeling to play,it's Doom,with a bit of Blake Stone,Star Wars,System Shock and maybe others inspirations,it's very risky to merge differerents inspirations into one big work.   DeadLostSoul,Commander Keen,EvilMarines new enemies are nice too.   My favorites Levels :   Arachnotron Arrival (Nice constant spider in the middle that keeps the pressure on you to move or hide,i liked the monster placements and traps too)   Last Refuge Of The Anasazi   Sinkhole Showdown   Dare To Fly Where Eagles Soar   Ancient Aliens   The Nectar Flow (Huge Level and fun to play)   Polychromatic Terrace   Blazing Boulevard   Wormhole Junction (Damn this is a Going Down Style level !)   Leave Your Sol Behind (A three time height ramp/elevator[don't know how to call that]in Doom? Didn't know that was possible,and flying saucers travel to others worlds,seriously?,didn't expected that o_O,loved the creativity on this level)   Daylight Under A Dark Sol   Culture Shock (A level in the clouds and touching the sky,successive teleporters,a tv working,ropes to elevate yourself,real scales,we need more levels like this,It reminds me that WOW EFFECT i had with Zeal World in Chrono Trigger when i saw all that,too bad it was short,but fantastic idea)   I Skipped Illuminati Confirmed (Too many details and enemies,lags as hell can't do anything,it looked like an insane level)   I Skipped Trinary Temple (Too Much Lags)   I Skipped The Ones Behind It All (Too Much Lags)   The lasts levels lags a lot on Brutal Doom,but that's not your fault,i don't want to play Vanilla Doom,BD is way better to me haha.
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