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The challenge was to put together the best possible level that meets all 5 of the following criteria: 1. is Boom-compatible; and 2. uses only vanilla textures; and 3. is fun to play; and 4. looks OK; and 5. is constructed with 100 linedefs or less.

To put this last criteria in context, e1m1 has 486 linedefs.

Over 70 maps were submitted, and 64 were OK'd for release to idgames. These have been split into two wads:

100lineT: is levels that are more or less 'traditional' in their map design. They may feature special effects in their gameplay, but the focus is on providing the standard style of play, just in a very limited number of lines. 100lineN: is levels that tackle the 100 line limit either by delivering a slaughtermap, or through the use of an unusual (for Doom) style of gameplay. Many of the levels in this wad are considerably more difficult than any of the maps in 100lineT.wad

All maps were designed with pistol start in mind, though continuous play is of course possible. The order of maps in the wads was determined by the visual style of the levels; difficulty curve was not a factor. Some later maps will be easier than earlier ones. If a given map is too hard, too easy, or just not fun for you, feel free to IDCLEV out of there and try one of the others :)


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Philnemba

  

I really want to like this more because of the map restriction concept but unfortunately there seems to be a lack of quality control here because I only found about a 1/3 out of these 64 maps pretty good while the rest are just absolutely awful. 

-Philnemba 2.5/5

 

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NuMetalManiak

  
a FUN waste of time for me.

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LkMax

  
Half of the maps are nuts.wad and the other half is just shit. From all the maps maybe one or two maps can be saved but that's it.

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StoneMason

  
Some pretty fun maps, mixed with some not so fun maps. Quality control might have been more effective if there was only one wad covering 32 levels instead of two to cover 64.

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scifista42

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Participating on this was a great experience. I give 4/5 because the concept and its various executions are pretty darn good, but it's true that there are also worse maps and if we wanted to be perfect, we could do some quality control. On the other hand, for this kind of wads it's good to have many different people and styles involved, to see all the interesting ways to deal with the limitation.

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yakfak

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MAP17 from the non-trad level set is a hilariously painful level, my god. 29 also required a lot of luck with the pain elementals. but the levels are so short that it's no trouble to have another go! :3

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Guest

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I am trickled, this is a good average wad, there is a lot of open space and monsters are very plentiful in all the levels, you sometimes at points find yourself surrounded by imesurable amounts of demons. I played this through to the end, hint use GOD mode and infinite ammo. 3/5 Average.. pretty good

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Acid

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A decent idea with moderate execution, a tad bit of fun all around. Maps encourage revisiting areas and sneakily hiding monsters using limited lines. As triangles shave off one line from a rectangle, they're the most economic solution. Some good maps, some bad/boring maps. 4/5

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TimeOfDeath

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VERY FUN CONCEPT YEP

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Guest

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Found several bugs: in 100lineT.wad: wrong mapnames displayed in map12 and map20, many unclosed sectors in map21 causing bad visual glitches, missing step texture in map27 causing HOM. In 100lineN.wad: in map17 many unclosed sectors causing horrid visual glitches, wrong mapnames displayed in intermission screen of map15, map17, map20,map30. Please fix'em all. Next time remember to check Doom Builder map analysis before releasing maps.

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Katamori

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Glad to be the part of another community project! =)

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Phobus

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The Traditional MegaWAD has some good maps in it and, overall, makes for an impressive display of what's possible in the limit. As you can whip through the whole thing in under an hour (from pistol starts, noless) it's worth checking out. However, the Non-Traditional one is... Well, far from my tastes. I quit after about 12 levels, deciding it was a waste of time. 3* for Traditional and a nice whopping 1 for the Non-Traditional.

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Guest

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Jayextee rules! Just played 900 Deep in the Dead and forget about this.

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Snakes

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Could've been a really fresh, interesting concept if executed properly, but alas, this is a far cry from concept wads of yesteryear. The occasional map pulls an interesting idea and places smackdab, front and center, but these maps are often drowned in a sea of mediocrity. This reminded me of the 5 Minute Megawad in a lot of spots, and I can't say that's necessarily a good thing. Meh.

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Guest

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pretty darn good

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joe-ilya

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100 lines is a really balanced limit I have to say. -joe-ilya-

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Guest

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The effort into making 100 lines maps makes for a somewhat boring experience player-wise. Maybe a more limited selection of about 8-10 levels would have been appropriate.

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Guest

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Awful. Only two maps in this entire wad were fun playing. There's a massive amount of slaughter-type moments where it isn't necessary; most of the maps are not fun to play at all; the maps look awful even considering the massive limit, and there's a major problem with TRIANGLES in this wad. Seriously, there's way too many triangles in this wad and it only emphasizes the concept this wad has. This is the worst community project I've ever seen in my life.

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Zalewa

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I think I went a bit insane when playing this. The 100lineN WAD is an absolute abomination and should burn in hell. Levels in the 'traditional' WAD range from horrid crap to somewhat okay, but this doesn't save this project. I also loved how you can skip difficult fights in most levels by pushing to exit. Excellent waste of time - 0/5.

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  • File Reviews

    • By Player Lin · Posted
      Doesn't like the layout and monster replacements, I didn't found RL until got the yellow key and found a lot of rockets, the location where RL is confusing me, and it also not fun when you get kicked down from the cliffs by Revenants, Mancubus and Archviles after the way to Blue key door, the way to the teleporter just far enough to kill you if not killed by monsters which kicked you down. Final timed puzzle room just nasty as the cyberdemon and archvile fights in the same place, not sure why make the level so big but can't make the fights with them also on bigger place too?   It's not bad level but I'm sure the frustration level is sky high, and not sure the slopes from ZDooM do anything good to this level too.
    • By Player Lin · Posted
      Normally, I don't like DooM (1 or UD) WADs because I tired shooting baddies with shotgun as most of them tend put a lot of shotgun guys/ammo and I have shot those full of shotty shit...well, this one can't escaped from that but I found author's tricky as I didn't found many of them(or they placed when I needed to use shotty), also the monster placements(with middle-tier ones) in this megawad helped too, even E1 doesn't suffers low-tier ammo-droping-fest unlike IWAD and most PWADs.   Level layouts and theme are interesting, some E3 levels just a little mazed but I feel okay, never get lost...many levels I feel plays like IWAD but better and larger, you'll found middle-tier monsters in E1 levels and it helps the gameplay, unlike the IWAD you'll have too much ammo in every level even pistol start, if you wasted too much and will out of ammo for sure(at least in UV).   All I can say about this megawad is...fun,  vanilla fun. Except E3M8, the yellow key area with platforming when all enemies + 4 cyberdemons are try to kill me and battles-of-deal-with-4-cyberdemons-or/and-other-powerful-monsters are nasty to me, on top of them, the final "BOSS"...I feel trolled...really? IoS-style?? IT'S ****ING DOOM, NOT DOOM 2 WHY USE IOS-STYLE AS FINAL BOSS?!  :P (At least there is no respawning monster cubes just annoying cyberdemons and barons...but they're still give me a lot of headaches as the battle area isn't very huge and a little cramped I think...)   But at least IDMUS11 helps me dealt with those problems all, for some reasons I feel the main theme of Power Ranger does fit DooM...don't know why but I keep switch to the theme with IDMUS11 cheat if I don't like the level's music, helps me blast through this megawad and the nasty E3M8. :P
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Download the REAL file here (rd1.zip is NOT correct) https://www.doomworld.com/idgames/levels/doom2/megawads/d64d2   Shocked to see so many negative reviews. I had an absolute blast with this one, and I'm not sure what Nems was talking about with the Boom stuff as this runs in Doom2.exe with no trouble. In fact, there is a TON of impressive vanilla stuff going on here. I guess it was so well done that it tricked him.   This deserves a high score. It's a lot of fun.
    • By Rimantas · Posted
      It definitely makes Doom look darker, but also slightly changes colors (it reminds me PSX Doom). I prefer original Doom colors and miss how it looked on CRT (almost same colors as with modern monitors, but less brightness and maybe more contrast).
    • By Hypпotiк · Posted
      Great spirit/item placements, and also nice trap placements. Textures are georgeous and scream "1980's sci-fi action movie".
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