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PHOBOSPHERE

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Well,...you arrive at a pre-determined point in the level...and you find some weapons and ammo...and you take a look around...and you see some really scary bit-maps come at you...and you shoot them with your 8-bit "Digi-Blaster"...and they groan and fall over. No mystery here...just common sense. )

Seriously, folks, this WAD has a ton of high quality samples that I felt the need to have. The size of this file is huge because of it. The base level is around 270kb ! The sounds and MIDI equal around 310kb! And this .TXT file alone is bigger than most peoples' complete WAD's.

The MIDI file that I included was written exclusively for an SB16 or compatible - that means FM Synthesis. I felt that writing for this platform would be about the best way to convey the music to a general audience. If you have one of those wave-table synthesis jobs...Well, good for you and your good taste (again!). I, unfortunately, just have the wonderful FM synthesis to work with (and so do millions of other users). I just figured that the needs of the many outweighed the needs of the few (where have I heard that before?). Now, if you want to talk about 16 bit 44.1khz digital audio samples... That's opening another can of Imps...GOTHIC MIDI mostly deals with "CD quality" samples for use with synths and samplers...Be on the lookout for GOTHIC files on C-Serve...

If you find this file to be too big in size...Maybe your Nintendo is calling for you! If you find that it needs to be bigger, drop me a line and we'll Co-Author a Mother.WAD.

Originally, this level was intended to be E2M1 but I wanted the sky texture in the first Episode. From here on in, it's E2M1 (to conform to id Software's request).

Another worthy note: If you open this file in an Editor program you will lose the music and the sound effects. Always make a backup before you hack it up!

Again, GOTHIC MIDI is Multimedia...and yes, that includes text!! (I don't do shabby work...If it's worth doing...it's worth doing right).


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Mostly agree with 1st voter. Simple layout with useless rooms, simple texture use, almost no decoration, very simple gameplay. No nice sceneries, no gameplay tricks. @ UV way, way too much ammo. New sounds are horrible. Overall it gave an enthousiastic but quite amateurish impression. BTW @ 5* legendary voters: please take a look for f.e. Unloved, Roch, or Eternall DooM III & Return from Oblivion, then you'll understand why 5* for this map is silly.

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Pretty cool. White\/silver design reminiscent of Icarus, interesting progression with some clever confusing bits and the new midi is magnificent. Shame about too much plasma though, it makes things rather easy.

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Many thanks to RL for uploading this nice wad by a good mapper (see also his "Palace of Malice" for Heretic - it's in the archive). I found my way around the map with no problems, and I don't think there is any need to use cheat codes whatever order you visit the areas, contrary to the first review above - there are ways back and between all areas. The map doesn't spoonfeed you things, but it certainly shouldn't be at all aggravating for an experienced Doomer. Design is clean and to my eyes pleasant.

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This is a poorly designed level in all aspects. Every singly trap is a door that locks from the inside, forcing you to hit a switch. Some of them don't have one, so if you get stuck, you'll have to idclip. 99% of the hallways are bland, having usually 1 texture stretch the whole thing. SFX replacement is horrid overall. If you go into the red key area WITHOUT the key, there is NO way of getting back unless you cheat. Textures clash alot, and an early plasmarifle for zombiemen. Avoid. 2/5 -BloodyAcid

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Nice map. Good, simple style. A bit too easy though (too much ammo & health).

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Pretty fun map. I kinda liked the grey theme for some reason.

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to the first reviewer, try shooting doors that have no obvious switched associated with them. You get the BFG at the end which is silly. Other than that, I liked this, and I thought the custom song was pretty nice too!

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Good classic map, have some fun but feel too easy, at least the plasmagun helps, shooting all monsters just with shotgun is stupid, or... I just cannot found other weapons like chaingun or BFG... :\ 3.5/5 -playerlin

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    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      this is a strange wad, with assets similar to Darkest Hour and other Star Wars-themed wads, many of the maps focus on small killings, as most of the maps are actually small. Pinchy's finale sure makes this worth it. oh yeah, quite a few custom stuff was done. the flamethrower marines were quite annoying, while other monsters gained multiple attacks, new ones, it's all so zany. the maps are pretty well done overall and this is worth a try.
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Okay, I get it, it's a megawad mainly for speedrunners who are intricately familiar with the mechanics of the game down to the nitty-gritty. A series of challenges/obstacles that, for the most part, seem to be possible but are generally ludicrous (and sometimes outright laughable, in a good way).   This was is not a "pile of junk" as a few have said however it's really, really lacking in a lot of ways. I get that the wad is meant to have a fun-and-not-serious tone despite it's overall extreme difficulty but the texturing looks like the insides of a toilet bowl after a Taco Bell buffet. Seriously, these maps are jealous of how beautiful and futuristic maps like UAC_DEAD look. The DWANGO series looks like fucking Ancient Aliens compared to this.   The MIDIs are lighthearted, silly and fun, which adds a layer of appeal for me personally. I loved seeing Patrick Stewart at the intermission too, rofl   I had some fun with this IDCLEVing through the whole wad and giving each map a try or 2 before moving on to the next but I seriously doubt I'll ever be back. The same idea with better texturing and overall taking itself just a tiny bit more seriously would warrant a higher rating. Ass-ugly texturing, silly MIDIs and a silly titlepic/interpic are fun in their own right so don't take me the wrong way but a lot of it crossed into "looks like the authors gave 0 fucks" category and I just have to take points away for that.   Also,   lol wtf is this bullshit is this a terrywad or somethin i mean jeeeezus   Overall, this is worth a peek just for some fun but unless you're a highly skilled speedrunner that also doesn't mind looking into a crapchute map after map, this probably doesn't really have much for you.
    • By mArt1And00m3r11339 · Posted
      If it were renamed "Garbage Dump," I would have given it a better rating.
    • By StormCatcher.77 · Posted
      A large, but not very prolong map, which is interesting to explore. I liked the author's strategy to place strong weapons in well-protected places. To get them the player need to pass a kind of test. The difficulty depends on the player's luck. It is important not to miss the shotgun at the very beginning, otherwise entangled corridors can lead the player to a situation in which he will be easy prey, left without ammo. Visually, the map looks neat, another good example of using standard textures.
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