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1994 Tune-up Community Project

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Everybody knows that most maps from 1994 are pretty terrible, but what if we took maps from the archive that permit modification and then redetailed them?

The purpose of this community wad is to improve on maps from 1994. Most maps from that time had strong layouts, but poor design decisions such as misaligned textures, bad texture choices, hidden doors and mandatory secrets to progress. The aim of this project is to fix those problems and take what was already strong about the original maps and improve it.


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MuratMikal

  

Pretty good megawad. Most maps are balanced on UV and very fun to MAX. The best for me were = 08 | 09 | 17 | 18 | 21 | 27 | 28 and 29. I just found 2 bad maps which were 15 and 32. Definitely worth a play.

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Gato606

  

It's a nice idea, nice achievements in getting "re-tuned" old maps, texture placements look nice.

Overal maps are nice.  But I really felt very akward with the last 3 maps, over 300 monsters on map28 and 29?  And the map30 is a huge big mess of gameplay, had to cheat to be able to beat that map.

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Guest

  
The idea is awesome, some maps still suffer from some flaws :/

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Very well done megawad, when you progress play each levels original first before heading to the next level of the remake, its gives the best experience of playing a good old raw 94 level, and the way its done now, good job. 5/5 -Archy-

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that's good

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Great idea, and great execution. Hardly any gameplay flaws, and visual design ranges from solid to prodigal. There's a few very minor texture misalignments in places, and in one map (I'm too lazy to check which) it's possibly to get stuck in a fairly major way by revisiting a previously-visited area, but those are forgivable. Hope there'll be a 1994 Tune-Up #2! 4.5/5 - ZZ

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I like this project and many maps in the WAD, but some maps like map25 and later maps just made me want skip them at all, but at least, they're FAR better than their 1994 counter-part. I can't get those hater why hates but who care, this wad isn't so great but have some fun with them for sure. 3.5/5 -playerlin

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This gets 0 stars because of the sheer hypocrisy of it. A newbie puts genuine effort into a new and original project and uploads it only to be rewarded with ridicule and the project is called a pile of steaming crap; these hypocrites re-do maps somebody else created and they're applauded and it's called a work of art. For their next trick, perhaps the DoomWorld community could make a Xerox of the Mona Lisa and try to claim credit for it as well.

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Once again, doomworld's community brings us another awesome community project. Awesome work to everyone who worked on this!

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^Haters gonna hate. I for one love the idea of taking the 94 levels and tune them to 21st Century standards. Gameplay stays true to the original level while at the same time having more challenge with the added Doom 2 elements. 5/5 -Impboy

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Pretty good megawad with lots of nice visuals but its let down by the overall easy gameplay where in a lot of maps the shotgun is overused to kill easy baddies like shotgunners and imps. Despite the easy difficulty a very good effort.

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yes, because this is quite clearly a doomworld vs all other doom sites battle. keep making more doomworld! throw that middle finger in the face of zdoom and skulltag and make another! 1995 tune-up let's go!! itt: "newbie" 1994 mappers get butthurt about their maps not sucking as much ass anymore 4/5

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I'd give it 5 stars but the midi originally coupled with UNDERSEA.WAD is absent. For shame! I will still give it 4 stars, however.

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pretty nice idea was severly poisoned by indulgence of boom compatibility. **

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^ agreed, it's one of the best megawads, I love community projects! I don't know about the bug in Map07, played it and didn't noticed any bug. anyway I give this 5/5

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stupid concept stupidly executed 0/5

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Nice job all round team - very glad to have contributed to this laudable salvaging effort! The one problem that I'd imagine it is quite easy to have with the maps here is that sometimes the source material really was a bit beyond saving though. 4* -Phobus

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Map levels vary a bit, but overall absolutely worth a try. Solid 4/5

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Pretty good. Knee-Deep in 1994, eh? :P Of course, some of the detailing is just too much at times. A lot of these might as well be original maps, for what it's worth. 3/5 --Ceeb

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fantastic, loved this

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Map07 is a work of art.

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A great idea that has been well executed. Deserves 5 stars.

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One of the best WADs out there, period. Every single map is unique and enjoyable in their own way - even the gauntlet type maps, which I usually deplore, manage to be pretty fun without using cheap tactics and unfair odds (except for Map 28, which was an unpleasant pain unfortunately). Everybody involved should feel proud of doing such a great job.

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Excellent old school dooming. It's like going back in time and playing the best maps that could be possibly done. I also haven't had this much fun on a wad in ages. This gets no less than 5 Stars from me.

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