Back to Saturn X E1: Get Out Of My Stations

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Esselfortium and a lot of wonderful people

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Get Out Of My Stations is the first episode of Back to Saturn X, a three-episode partial conversion for Doom II.

Back to Saturn X is fully compatible with Doom2.exe and Chocolate Doom. It has also been tested with Eternity Engine, PrBoom-Plus, ZDoom, GZDoom, and Risen3D.

Base

New from scratch

Build Time

2009-2013 for the original release, followed by endless years of nitpicking and procrastination

Editors Used

Doom Builder, Slade, DeepSea, Photoshop, ProMotion

Bugs

Hopefully none. If you encounter visplane overflows or other buggy behavior when playing Back to Saturn X, please send us a report so we can look into the problem and fix it! In vanilla, the demo loop will desync under certain circumstances.


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galileo31dos01

· Edited by galileo31dos01

  • 5
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Done on HMP/continuous/saves.

 

This wad is beyond greatness. Visuals are incredibly awesome, I love the palette used especially the liquids look really good. Music is so fitting and, even if it isn't very "Doom-ish", for this wad is perfect because it really made me feel immersed into the atmosphere of the game.

 

Combat in general is medium, more or less like in Doom 2 and TNT, there are all levels of difficulty maps without exaggerating on monster placement. I didn't find any cheap traps or unfair situations, always fun stuff. 

 

Secrets at first looked confusing to find but as progressing I could spot them better and they are all very rewarding. My only tiny complaint would be about the super-secret exit in map 31, I didn't see anything intuitive that could make me think there was a secret path there, you know where (I won't spoil). If there were any clues then I shut my mouth but I don't think there were any. 

 

My favourite maps were 7, 19, 31 (despite what I said), and there're no disliked maps. Also the ending really blew my mind, neat as fuck.

 

So yeah this is a top quality mapset in terms of visuals/music. Literally beautiful palettes. Right now this is 10/10.    

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WH-Wilou84

  • 5
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A true masterpiece. Everyone said it all already, but I'll do it again nonetheless : tons of effort have been put into every aspect of the project, from graphics to music to the maps themselves. BtSX features some of the best modern Doom mappers ever, and it shows : every level is gorgeous and inspiring while staying within good old vanilla Doom's limits - an impressive feat. A minor nitpick of mine is that maybe the gameplay curve could've been smoother (you get the SSG and meet almost the entire Doom II cast in the very first level !), yet the maps are diversified enough and always interesting, and some of them have a gameplay style of their own, from the map02 rocket shenanigans to map07's titular Mastermind mothers to map19's roaming Viles here and there. Overall the experience is always fresh and challenging. BtSX E1 has achieved its status as a modern classic, and the praise it gets is well deserved. Thanks again for this, essel & team ! 5/5

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ShotgunDemolition

  • 5
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What can I say. This is the first custom wad I have ever finished. This is the wad that got me interested in Doom community levels. This is the wad that made arch-viles my second favourite monster.

 

The textures are beautiful, the soundtrack is amazing and the gameplay has variety and is a decent challenge.

I recommend this wad to everyone, whatever the difficulty you choose may be. It's a work of art and you seriously need to check it out.

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Demtor

  • 5
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This was the second custom WAD I played through since my Doom hiatus 15 years ago. I didn't know things like this existed and I was shocked and amazed both during and after play as the ending is just fantastic. What an amazing detailed work of art that really felt like it's own game without stepping outside of the Doom 2 umbrella of greatness.  5 Stars, easy. 

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Doomkid

  • 4
   2 of 4 members found this review helpful 2 / 4 members

lol this is a really nicely made wad, like duh, its BTSX E1. Go play it now

 

 

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Pavera

  • 5
   2 of 4 members found this review helpful 2 / 4 members
one out of five times five

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· Edited by Jimmy

  • 5
   4 of 9 members found this review helpful 4 / 9 members

Boring greybase textures. Layouts aren't straightforward corridors. Too many revenants. Music sounds like a Mariachi band falling down a flight of stairs. Enjoyed the goatse pipes in MAP22 though. Shit otherwise. 5/5

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Tarnsman

  • 5
   2 of 5 members found this review helpful 2 / 5 members

I feel awful for having contributed to this void of artistic integrity. 5/5.

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Edward850

  • 5
   2 of 6 members found this review helpful 2 / 6 members
This garbage doesn't work with Brutal Doom

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  • 4
   1 of 3 members found this review helpful 1 / 3 members
Repetitive, but fun.

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Cyberdemon531

  • 5
   1 of 3 members found this review helpful 1 / 3 members
about damn time

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j4rio

  • 1
   2 of 7 members found this review helpful 2 / 7 members

It's good.

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Zapzop

· Edited by Zapzop

  • 3
   1 of 6 members found this review helpful 1 / 6 members

Gets a 3 star due to some maps being with hellish stuff, which I don't like, and it also doesn't fit into mostly techbase theme of the mappack. Still, it's worth a play if you want.

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Eris Falling

  • 5
   1 of 8 members found this review helpful 1 / 8 members
it sucks
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NuMetalManiak

  • 5
   0 of 1 member found this review helpful 0 / 1 member

this wad is as tasty as ramen noodles. it's good-tasting.

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HavoX

  • 3
   0 of 3 members found this review helpful 0 / 3 members

I'm reserving my judgement until Ep2 and Ep3 are released...

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Gothic

  • 5
   0 of 1 member found this review helpful 0 / 1 member

One of the greatest. Can't wait for the finished E2 and E3

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Popsicleman313

  • 5
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Instant Classic

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Breezeep

  • 5
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Worth the wait.

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Gato606

  • 4
  

It was very nice and entertaiment to play this megawad, the maps have a very nice design, it has a good effort for creating good quality maps, also visually is very interesting, it has its own set of textures that makes it look very futuristic, also custom sounds and music that fits with the setting and despite being done by various mappers, there is coherence between maps.

Only thing I didn't like on this megawad:  it gets tiring some levels with so many ambushes, like, we drop you in an closed room with many and powerful monsters, go help yourself... and it becomes really annoying on map24, which turns into a real slaughterfest.

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trrobin

  • 5
  

After having now played this gem dozens of times, because of the sheer quality and immersiveness of it, and only recently realising that this was uploaded on here, it obviously deserves a rating.

I can't think of anything interesting or descriptive to say that hasn't already been said by other reviewers here so I will keep it brief.

This is, simply put, one of the finest works of doom editing that has ever been released in all of it's history.

The design and gameplay are both first-rate, with the textures being of a particularly high quality.

Music is always fitting, thing placement is well thought-out, and there is bundles of atmosphere and a sense of adventure to be had throughout. And it works equally well in single or multiplayer.

Inspiring, unique, and extremely re-playable.  An absolute must-have.

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Grain of Salt

  • 5
  

The cohesion and quality control of this wad are unmatched. BTSX is the defining moment of this era of mapping.

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Myst.Haruko

  • 5
  

It's one of those rare mapsets I enjoy rediscovering again. Music,atmosphere and visuals stroke me when I first time loaded this wad. Anyway,I'm bad at writing reviews,so I leave 5 starts,because  mappers and their work deserve it.

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Voros

  • 4
  

4/5, absolutely dreadful. The demon placement and map architecture always fills me with dread.

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Csonicgo

  • 5
  

During development, I made sure it worked on "the real thing", and in the process this wad broke Doom to the point that it could have destroyed my computer's hard drive. If that doesn't say "it sucks" then I dunno what does. 5/5

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    • By Nine Inch Heels · Posted
      This is one beautifully crafted piece of well orchestrated torture.   UV-difficulty is by no means suited for players inexperienced in the slaughter genre, and even on HMP you're expected to get the very basics right.   What starts as a series of smaller, moderately difficult, albeit punishing encounters in seperate areas of this map evolves into a full blown fight for survival that takes place almost across the entire map once you unleash the final wave of enemies.   The layout of this map is nothing short of effective. By the time you got your first set of guns you will already have several revenants, a vile and more coming for you, while at the same time this map manages to deny you any sort of comfortable "cubby" that you can start working from at your leisure. Unless you really cleared out an area in this map you best keep moving, because something will shoot at you from somewhere and when you get hit hard anywhere down the line it's probably gonna hurt a lot in the long run. But don't be fooled into thinking you're simply going to carve out some space where you like and it'll just stay that way, that's not how this map is going to play.   If you plan on beating this map on UV, you're gonna have to do some very careful planning in order to not get blasted from seemingly out of nowhere at the most inopportune moments and have enough resources left to deal with the final wave of flyers in a "safe" fashion, relatively speaking. Situational awareness at all times, and a proper route is key here.   This was a tough nut to crack, but I had a good time with it. If you're anything like me, and you like to play maps you need to sink your teeth into, this little gem here is well worth downloading.
    • By Agent6 · Posted
      So here goes yet another wad, still played through GZDoom's Software render like everything else.   What do I think? Well, compared to the other Doom wads I've played until now I must say that this was honestly the most fun and exciting of all of them. The levels have a great layout and good enemy placement. Although some maps, especially towards the end seem to go full b*llshit with the enemy count they were still really fun to play, quite unexpected to be honest since the difficult parts in the previous wads I played had the tendency to be really frustrating and often unfun, but for some reason that's not the case here.   Most levels don't rely on lots of textures but they're still pretty beautiful, and none of them drag on or are longer than they really should be, with easy to find secrets, some of them being out in plain sight and very easily accessible, which is a bit questionable indeed, and the most difficult levels seem to typically take place in red, hellish, cavernous areas. There aren't any maps that I dislike, probably because the gameplay is solid all the time, and they give you just enough resources, no war of attrition to be found here. My favorite level is going to be MAP11 Sneak Peak, I've seen maps and areas that make punching fun and satisfying, but so far none did it better than this one, just pure enjoyable punching to be found here, and the best part? Enough resources so the game doesn't descend into madness territory, or perhaps it does, in mad fun if you know what I mean. I must also admit, I did not expect to run into slaughter levels at all, but they were pretty nice and not insanely cruel, yet this stuff is way beyond my league. I managed to finish them after a number of failed attempts, but I'll likely not get serious about playing slaughter wads in the future, it's just neither my thing nor is it for me and my skill level. No shame in admitting this.   My only gripe would be with the last map. And I thought post-MAP24 levels in Memento Mori 2 were annoying with their enemy counts and scarce resources, but since this one is a slaughter level as well just like the few ones that came before, and unlike the typical Icon of Sin kind of final maps, it's full of waves of Revenants, Cyberdemons, Barons, and other strong enemies, a really, really difficult and tricky map which can be confusing and frustrating at times, but it doesn't mock you with giving you few power ups and ammo and let you die in agony. I'm just so damn glad to be done with it, I don't want to ever see something like this before me again, the horrors of hell will haunt my dreams forever. I also think that forced pistol starting levels wasn't a bad idea at all, but rather an interesting concept, with great balance, and definitely much better than making maps with crap encounters, tons of traps, scarce resources, and so on just to provide an artificial challenge to the player. They can be a bit difficult, but you only need to be careful, and fast sometimes, they're very far from insane. The timed level Run from It was just as interesting, but I had to Google a little after I died a few times because I couldn't understand what's going on in this map and why I keep dying out of the blue.   The music is also fantastic, the songs which play on MAP19 3000 AD and MAP20 The Starport being my favorite of all. Bit of a shame that it doesn't feature a complete replacement of the vanilla Doom music though. Other than this, to sum things up, this wad should definitely be considered a classic from my point of view, it's a fine candidate to the title, damn fun and solid, I loved it.
    • By Meril · Posted
      Only first map is good, where you must run away from cacos. but when you get ssg everything becomes bad. Visualy this wad is below average (from 1995) missaligned textures, very big square rooms. At least no maze included. Maps 01-03 have a lot of backtracking, and switch hunting, but they are easy to find. Map 04 has INSANELY high lift. One way lasts so long, that you can go make dinner, clean your room, drink some beer, and still wait for it.  Overall waste of time, but not terrible. Just below average of 95 wads.
    • By TheV1perK1ller · Posted
      Pretty decent WAD by UltimateLorenzo. Overall I really dig the use of custom monsters and the addition of the Plasma Shotgun and Nailgun - they fit in quite nicely.   As for the maps themselves, I love the detailing put in each level. A lot of hard work has been put in to make these levels pop. The first five maps were excellent, the next three were tedious in that you pretty much have to shotgun everything pretty much (if done on Pistol-Start), and the final five was also quiet good, taking on a more 'Quake' style in appearance.   What's the deal with MAP13 though? No weapons to take on 250+ monsters? Obviously not meant to be Pistol Started. Good if this was made into a full-fledged megawad, but this is still certainly worthy of a playthrough.
    • By Meril · Posted
      Not recommend, this map is made of 2 rectangular mazes and few bigger rooms. Mazes are confusing even with automap. Only one area is intresting, but overall meh. Progression is also confusing. I didn't make through this without help of map editor. 1.5/5*