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Khorus' Speedy Shit

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A vanilla megawad for Doom 2 containing 32 short, chaotic and challenging maps. The wad's premise was to create at least one speedmap a day. There was no set time limit, times ranged from 1.5 to 3.5 hours. Don't let the word "speedmap" scare you off though! In the author's opinion, this wad contains many of his best maps to date.


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Rathori

  

Great non-slaughter hard WAD. Very clever monster placement.

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JudgeDeadd

  

A variety of fun and quick speedmaps, one of the best speedmap mapsets I've seen. The fights feel very well designed and choreographed, and can sometimes develop in different directions based on how you navigate through the level.

It does have a couple of downsides, though they are unfortunate side effects of the speedmapping procedure itself. The maps feel a bit shallow; there are essentially no secret areas, and little to explore. The ammo is very tight and makes getting 100% kills difficult on some maps. Also, two maps have game-stopping bugs due to nonfunctional teleporters.

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Gato606

  

0/5 stars if it were possible, the title of this megawad honors the horrible and boring/annoying this wad is.  Simply a wad for masochist people, abandoned after map09, never enjoyed it.

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galileo31dos01

· Edited by galileo31dos01

  

Done with these settings:

 

- Crispy Doom 4.2

- Hurt Me Plenty.

- Continuous combined with a pistol start mindset.

- Saves every 10 minutes or so.

 

Important note: this is indeed a vanilla megawad and you can use any compatible port, however, expect some bugs to happen with the wad itself.

 

This is a solid set of speedmaps, quite intense and fun. It consists of super short maps that can be completed in a few minutes, or seconds if you don't want to max them. There isn't a lot to talk about visuals, it uses the stock textures in a simple way, basically to ambient the maps for standard playability focused on action, no unique theme or episode progression. The text file mentions new graphics, but honestly I didn't pay attention to that. I could see it as a plus, given the little time I spent in the maps. If there's a comparison it would be the iwad's maps, visually speaking, if that sounds attractive to you. The soundtrack consists in iwad tracks mixed with some others not specified from where, or if they are custom, but they are alike the stock tracks. 

 

Its main attraction is the fast-paced gameplay, as these maps will challenge your reactions and movement skills in constricted areas, some times forcing you squeeze through your enemies to find weapons (and a single place to breathe), or putting you in a situation you can't overthink what to do. I wasn't very hyped by this at first, not a huge fan of short and/or speedy maps, but as I was playing my mind totally changed. I'll say this, the maps aren't so hard on a casual play, monster placement isn't too demanding by itself, it's the slight existence of health/ammo available what makes them punishing. You basically have very little room for error, and any hit from anything can mean a restart. In addition, ammo is super tight, almost the strict minimum for a max. I should have to play them back on pistol start to confirm if they can all be maxed, but from my experience on continuous with my restrictions in some maps I felt forced to skip monsters (e.g. barons), thinking that I could kill them later, and then seeing the way back closed, particularly in map 20 that lacks a plasma rifle on HMP. There was a considerable number of instances where I was unable to complete the map without cheats: in map 18 there was a secret soulsphere easy to see on a tall ledge, due to the lack of an archvile on skill 3 it was impossible to reach it, besides a bunch of monsters that could never teleport out of their closets; in map 22, there's a double teleport pad in the room with 4 mancubi and others, it was impossible to use it, I also tested that part in other ports and complevels, no solutions; in map 27, there's a similar case of a teleport I wasn't able to use it, the one behind the blue skull bar. I'm not sure how others handled with these situations, I simply cheated and guided myself thanks to some videos. If there's a patch somewhere I don't know. 

 

There's nothing important to talk about secrets, since most maps don't have any, I mean, there's no time or room to explore or you'll be murdered in a second, so the lack is logical. No favourite maps, as I liked them all in a similar way. 

 

Overall, it's not for everyone, if any speedrunner haven't seen this yet, they should try it. Exploration fans might have to overlook this. Also, continuous doesn't make this much easier, trust me (start the next map with 21% health and tons of turrets everywhere was pretty intense). My rate is 8/10. 

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WH-Wilou84

  
Solid stuff.

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Guest

  
The name tell all: speedy, shit.

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Guest

  
Reminds me of Demonfear and Scythe. Great fun.

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purist

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An incredible acheivement and some great fun wven without accounting for the circumstances surrounding its creation. (5/5)

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Guest

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Great way to spend ~150 minutes. 5* -Phobus

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Guest

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Fucking excellent... BTW, I found 2 teleports in 2 different levels that didn't work... don't ask which ones, can't remember!! Played on HMP.

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Player Lin

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I personally hate the overusing about mulit-archviles and Cyberdemon in cramp areas, just unfair. So hard and challenging in UV, nice speedy shit at all. 4/5

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Guest

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Khorus should've released the final and (finally) bugfixed version of Base Ganymede instead of this stinky POS.

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Guest

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Great level design, lots of action, 32 quick maps that don't make you bored, what more can I say? It would be perfect if it has new textures or other new stuff but it's still awsome! 4/5- MarkAnthony

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BaronOfStuff

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Good stuff. Don't let the title or average build time mislead you into thinking that this will be some sort of an ugly walkover; it actually looks quite good in that respect and some of the fights throughout are exceptionally harsh for their size, and will savagely kick you in the balls if you drop your guard for even a second. Unfortunately it ends on something of a weak note; MAP30 is a bit 'meh' overall, but still engaging.

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Guest

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Great fun for speedrunning!

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Guest

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Yeah, wads like this are always most speedrun friendly. Short maps --> Less time taken to finish them --> Generally not as frustrating to play without saves --> Tricks to make things even shorter are looked for quite deeply --> Generally more demos recorded altogether. 5/5

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Over all completely sound in every way. Environments and colour schemes weren't all quite my cup of tea, but layout and texture use was great anyway. Gameplay was enjoyable. Very good if you prefer shorter, simpler-yet-still-co mplicated maps.

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Darch

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best layouts ever *****

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Guest

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Very good. Like Scythe (I), in Khorus' style, with a higher but fair average monster count.

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played through this a couple of times in Zdaemon's insanely challenging survival event, absolutely fell in love with the maps. :) Fantastic work to produce 30 interesting and not-so-linear maps in 26 days. Giving this 5* - an extra star earned for build time and that-to-quality ratio, and for the fun I had playing with like 30 players despite the text file saying it's not suited for coop play. Bravo Khorus!

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Guest

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Nice wad - I'll give it 5 stars! White ones, that is!

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This is good old classic speed-fuelled doomage. It's low on the detail, but high on the fun. Really recommended; very addictive! 5/5. -TRRobin.

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that 's is good shit , i prefer this to base ganymede

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Cool wad Khorus, please make more!

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Exceptionally well done!

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  • File Reviews

    • By DharmaForOne · Posted
      I liked it better than Claptrapino. Maybe because I'm a novice level maker too. Obviously it's the work of a newbie, but I absolutely understand how it might have taken 10+ hours. I think I've spent at least that long and haven't even completed any levels yet.   I actually thought it was an interesting basic concept to start in the middle of a maze, with areas you've previously cleared not guaranteed to be safe anymore with the portals and spawns. I died twice in my attempts and finished the third time. When I realized that staying in place, conserving resources and clearing wasn't working I took the invulnerability and just ran through the halls spraying high damage weapons.   The level did seem unfinished though. What are the keys for? Are there secrets in the level that contain locked doors?    
    • By aargh · Posted
      Yes, this is a legendary megawad. Yes, there is a lot of positives to say about it.
      But I can't ignore the button madness present in many levels. In the second half of the games this gets utterly insane - you WILL spend most of the time bashing and shooting every inch of every wall to find yet another hidden switch to be able to progress. Many switches open hidden doors in an unrelated location on the other side of the level without even telling you. Some levels have switches completely invisible and one of them even hides switches in random decoration sprites like trees. I'm sorry but this was no fun and in the end it ruined the entire megawad for me.
    • By DRMman · Posted
      Now this wad is sorta conflicting, for one if you suffer from any of the following problems: lack of ammo,regenerating health,the maps,multiple deaths. You can't play doom for shit but the i also have issues with this wad.   1. The doom 3 type design disgusts me, mainly because i don't like doom 3 that much   2. I hate the painkiller esque moments   3. It's unfinished and dead   That's all.   RATING:3/10
    • By Argent Agent · Posted
      Pretty awful: uninspired, square layouts; boring, repetitive hordes; bad map design which leads to accidental telefragging by monsters; questionable sound design. Half of the time in a map is spent trying to figure out where to go in the map because the automap does not work and there is little sensible layout of the maps (plus some access points are hidden and difficult to discern). Earns 1 star just because of decent graphics, but that's about all that's decent in this wad.
    • By DRMman · Posted
      I actually like this, the custom pistol replacement is pretty good the new enemies add a nice campy feel to it which i very much enjoy, the map design gives a nice feeling to my eyes and in general was good.   RATING:4/10
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