Uploaded by : ETTiNGRiNDER
Archive Maintainer : levels/heretic/deathmatch/s-u
Advanced engine needed : No
Primary purpose : Deathmatch
Uploader's Note : This upload is part of an attempt to find "lost"
Heretic/Hexen PWADs and get them archived on
idgames. Something for the oldschoolers out
This is the "modernized" text file, filled in with
the original information where possible and the
uploader's best attempt otherwise.
The original text file is included as THE_CRIE.OLD.
Title : The_Crie
Filename : THE_CRIE.WAD
Release date : Jan 24, 1995 (Timestamp date)
Author : Fred E. Simpson
Email Address : C.I.S. 74033,736
Other Files By Author : None known
Misc. Author Info : Part time WAD maker, full time WAD player.
Description : A Deathmatch WAD for registered Heretic
Additional Credits to : Mathew Ayres for authoring WADED and to Sensor
Based Systems for producing DeeP. Needless to
say, many thanks to ID Software and Raven
Software for making it all possible.
* What is included *
New levels : 1
Sounds : No
Music : No
Graphics : No
Dehacked/BEX Patch : No
Demos : No
Other : No
Other files required : No
* Play Information *
Game : Heretic
Map # : E1M1
Single Player : Yes
Cooperative 2-4 Player : Yes
Deathmatch 2-4 Player : Yes
Other game styles : No
Difficulty Settings : Not implemented
* Construction *
Base : New level from scratch
Build Time : 30 hours (15 hrs, basic layout. 15 hrs details)
Editor(s) used : WADED V1.83, DeeP V6.13
Known Bugs : None so far. Please notify me if you find any.
May Not Run With : None
Tested With : Vanilla Heretic
* Copyright / Permissions *
I don't know why you'd want to do anything with this file other than play it
but if you redistribute, please maintain it in its original state and include
If you use it as the basis for another level or include it in a compendium of
others, please give credit to the original author (me) and send me a copy of
your finished work. Professional courtesy and all that.
* Where to get the file that this text file describes *
The Usual: ftp://archives.gamers.org/pub/idgames/ and mirrors
* The story so far...... *
You can't remember when you last slept. The damp, musty stench of the
castle dungeon stings your nostrils. In the distance you hear muffled
voices. They grow louder and are joined by the sound of footfalls in the
stone passageway. You pray they are not coming for you, AGAIN. The memories
of their last visit remain all to vivid. As your cell opens...
WAIT A MINUTE!
THIS IS A DEATHMATCH LEVEL!
JUST KILL THE OTHER GUYS! O.K.?
* Design Notes *
My intent was to design an arena for interesting Deathmatch play. As such, I
have included a few features which I believe will provide improved Deathmatch
1. First, there are no dead ends. Every area has multiple
2. There is a circulation, a sort of flowing continuity to the
layout. I avoided making it linear where you are forced to double
back and re-travel the same ground (ala DOOM ][, level 1)
3. There are eight (8) regeneration points for re-entering the game
after dying. This is intended to avoid regeneration ambushes by the
guy who just wasted you. It is less likely your re-entry point can
4. Each room has a unique design to provide improved orientation.
5. Basic weapons (Crossbow and Claw) are in the main play area. Major
weapons and power ups are in remote armories.
6. Each of the four armories has two separate teleport returns to
7. Armory teleport returns are coded (either with texture or an
object) to indicate the location to which you will return.
8. Strategic lighting levels in many areas to promote better
9. Plenty of ledges, overlooks, hide outs, etc. to add strategy to
The intent was to provide continuous location information so the player is
better able to concentrate on the tactics and challenges of combat. Likewise,
placing the weapons as they are is intended to provide equity of equipment
among players. This returns the emphasis to tactics and combat skill rather
than to who was lucky enough to get the BFG.
I am sure this level lacks some of the polish found in creations from other
WAD authors but the intent was to create a good Deathmatch challenge.
I would welcome constructive feedback on how to make this play better.
I'm not too interested in how to make it look better (althought I think it
looks better than many I've seen.)
* Parting Shots *
If you are playing Heretic and are not a registered owner, what are you
waiting for??? If Id Software and Raven Software are to continue their
great work, they need our support. Consider the entertainment value, the
near endless hours of enjoyment derived from a mere $40.00 investment.
Let's cast our votes ($$$) for more programs like these by sending the
manufacturer the support they deserve.
And while I'm on the subject, I know NOBODY sends in shareware registration
fees but WADED and DeeP both register for a mere $15. This is a small price
to pay for the quality and value they posess. If we're to continue to enjoy
programs like these, and their continuing support, we must to do our part to
let the author's know we appreciate their hard work.