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WIREFRAME DOOM

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After thinking of how cool wireframes are, I thought to myself: "Gee, I wonder how would Doom look if the textures were made to look like they're wireframes!" This is the result.

As you've probably noticed, there are 3 colors of wireframe. Green are the normal walls. Red are used on textures often used for interactable things (namely: switches, doors, elevators). Lastly, blue ones are used on "liquid" textures, as they often are set to damage the player, so don't be surprised when a floor melts you. =P


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5/5 I love this type of stuff. one time i did something similar with the blue tech and wolfenstein stone wall but it got kinda boring. but this wireframe idea worked out surprisingly well. wow. 5/5

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JPL

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Cool! Different color for the skies would be nice.

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It's an interesting idea, but needs to be developed further. Quite simply, it's boring to have exact same texture/color everywhere on every map. And skys could benefit from special treatment. I think an earlier mod did something similar but took it farther. Was called 8-bit deathmatch or something?

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xnv

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Whoa, this looks surprisingly good. I bet you can base a whole mapset on textures like this.

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Guest

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Hmm... I've seen most of this about 20 years ago, so it's not original at all. I do remind having played a level (don't know the name anymore, it's too long ago) build around this concept; after having played it for 10 minutes, you've just seen it, and won't play it again. Mostly because it is too monotonous. Besides that, avoiding very ugly texture misalignments dramatically limits a level builder to using a very large grid, so details are gone. 2/5 for raising the idea.

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cs99cjb

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Good concept, well executed

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Walter confetti

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that's a pretty interesting concept, very retro-stylish! Playing this with some chiptune and 8-bit sounds will be awesome!

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  • File Reviews

    • By Chipchase · Posted
      I guess this was meant to be a serious wad, just using a trick to make the C-Demon hard to see. I don't think it was a deliberate troll of the style that caught on later, eg Sand Chain and the Terry wads. IMHO it nowhere near holds the record for "worst wad ever" (even if it did once) so it is now "over-rated" in that respect. I was a bit disappointed, I was expecting worse LoL.  
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      Doomers these days have varying levels of patience. I know I have some of the worst when it comes to quickly finishing areas and moving on, which is why I prefer shorter levels most of the time. this particular map, a Maximum Doom map by the way, is one that completely tested my patience.   this is 8 levels long, from E1M1 to E1M8, and is sort of a proto-slaughtermap episode replacement. every map here has at least 200 monsters, and the layouts of each say that they are compact in size. so the action would be pretty good and fun right?   WRONG   while it's fun to kill all these enemies, this is honestly horribly balanced. on the first level, you only really get a shotgun and a chaingun, and it took me a while to get just one armor too. is that the worst part? I can actually enjoy the challenge of such a gameplay scenario so no. what's problematic about each and every level in this wad is that when you're not killing enemies, you're just sort of fucking around. in other words, you're switch hunting. but this is the worst kind due to lifts that have zero indications that they are lifts, as well as switches that have zero indication of what they did. not to mention some walls are triggers, when they really don't have any indication that they really do anything. oh yes, and mandatory secrets and backtracking. I would like the combat more if it gave more weapons too, not one plasma gun or BFG in sight, and all that backtracking just...fucking...headdesk. there's no reliable way to even speedrun this, to the point where I wonder if the author ever realized that other's would tire the fuck out over it. "these are the easy ones" this has all the hallmarks of a bad Maximum Doom map.   it's amazing how varied my Maximum Doom experience is so far. there are some really fun maps, mediocre but quick maps, and some long and nasty ones. I'm honestly trying to avoid reviewing any maps from there but i'll make an exception for this particular one since it's just unbelievably bad.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Pointless crap.  A small yard, empty except for a futuristic shotgun. No monsters and no exit. See my screenshot and you've seen it all.  
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Classic funny little skin, still used in servers to this day so I think it deserves some love.   I like that the voice clip says “WHERE ARE A MY PANTS?”
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      More an exercise in 3-d artwork than a game. Just someone's bedroom with a HK in a tiny lobby outside the door, and a Caco in a tiny yard outside the window. A BFG and Invisibilty Sphere are also in the yard but you can't get out there. I think the name is a clue - maybe this was the start of a bigger level, then abandoned. He ought to have allowed it as a base for development.
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