Title : RIKER11.WAD
Author : Chris Richards
Email Address : Chris-Richards@uiowa.edu
Misc. Author Info : 6'3", 180 lbs.
Walk down the Corridor of Raw Meat, spend a night in the Disco of the
Damned, scratch your head in the Pit of Choices, curse your fate while
taming the Rodeo of Infinity. Every room was designed to have a
different feel and challenge to it, with the overall emphasis placed on
finding yourself in a position you wouldn't have expected just a few
seconds earlier. For this reason, Riker11 is a much better solo or
cooperative level than it is deathmatch, so I didn't include any
deathmatch spots. Feel free to add some of your own if you want to.
A good completion time, from The Zombie Shootout to The Apocalypse is
about 20 minutes. The end-of-game screen says 30 seconds, but if anyone
can do it in that I tip my hat to 'em.
Some things you won't see: doors triggered in one place you have to run
to before they close, Wolfenstein-type secret door placement, squiggly
little hidden things you have to find before you can continue. I never
liked these much. The path through Riker is clear and easy to follow,
though hidden or off-the-path items can help you greatly.
Several spots (one in particular) were designed to be low visability, so
if they look too dark for you on your monitor and you have DOOM v 1.2 or
greater, press the F11 key to modify the brightness.
If the Disco of the Damned gets you down, there is a pair of infra-red
goggles, though they're hidden in a pretty tricky place.
Additional Credits to : Play testing and slaughter-boy: Matt Seemuth
* Play Information *
Episode and Level # : E1M1
Single Player : Yes
Cooperative 2-4 Player : Yes
Deathmatch 2-4 Player : No
Difficulty Settings : Yes -- Riker levels were highly optimized.
Levels 1 and 2 should be rather easy, level 3
is fairly challenging, and level 4 should be
hard enough for anyone to enjoy.
New Sounds : No
New Graphics : No
Demos Replaced : None -- that would make it too easy.
* Construction *
Base : New level from scratch
Build Time : Around 50 hours while watching lots of movies.
Editor(s) used : DEU 5.0/5.1, BSP 1.0
Known Bugs : None known, though I almost forgot to turn
on the acid.
* Changes from version 1.0
It was possible to exploit the DOOM! engine to recover both weapons from
the Pit of Choices which, though it remained a Pit, kind of removed the
Choices element. This has been fixed.
* Copyright / Permissions *
Authors MAY NOT use this level as a base to build additional
You MAY distribute this WAD, provided you include this file, with
no modifications. You may distribute this file in any electronic
format (BBS, Diskette, CD, etc) as long as you include this file
* Where to get this WAD *
FTP sites: Infant2.sphs.indiana.edu (and presumably all other ocf.unt.edu
Other: Feel free to upload this level to any other place you like.