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DEADBASE.WAD - `Wasteland: Dead Base'

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the setting is open-field/city-like, bright light, many buildings, high demand of processing power.

This is my first attempt at creating WAD files for DOOM. The creation of this WAD was made possible by the two great programs called DEU 5.1 and BSP 1.1.

In this WAD I made my attempt at the creation of multi-floor buildings using teleporters along staircases. The only 'true' teleporter is the one in the beginning, all subsequent teleport effects should be ignored (if you don't look at the map too often the illusion of multi-floor is better....) The jammed door that you will find helps creating the effect of two separate floors.

I also tried to concentrate in creating a realistic (and also playable) lighting conditions, I wanted to have buildings cast shadows, but that would require more hours of sector hacking and many more 2-sided LineDefs which would slow down the game a lot, so I dropped the idea. As for the difficulty, this is an average level, the experienced player will have no problem to complete it.


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Extremely fun, extremely well designed map...That is if you actually try to -play- the map, instead of go all sunder on it, or just play it looking for detail, like most of the reviewers have. Extremely atmospheric, extremely nice pacing, and overall just a really awesome map, especially for 1994. The ending kinda disappointed me though, really had me there for a second!

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This is by far the most athmospheric map ever done for doom. Its true value is revealed only in coop play. I love it.

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Ok map, not that great in my opinion, some of the texture schemes are a bit... weird.

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Ah the memories...this is probably the first PWAD I ever played (or one of the small group of my first PWADS), and if I'm not wrong it was supposed to be "paired" with "Mountain of fire" :-) 5/5 just for the nostalgia.

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This is from May 1994. It's basically a simple town-style map, with lots of one-room buildings. Most have a few power-ups, some have crate mazes. There's a surprisingly large amount of monsters, although they're mostly weak, and you can just chaingun 'em. The design is bland, with a few clever bits - information screens and some multi-storey staircase / teleports. Overall it's nostalgic, but should have been condensed to a quarter the size.

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Hardy a classic. It's just a bunch of square, gray rooms arranged in a semi-realistic way. 3/5

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Bad: Dull, unchallenging gameplay; Many drab, useless rooms. Good: Large, semi-non-linear layout; No noticeable errors; Crude but interesting room-over-room effects. Funny: The two dead, armored Marines in bed together. Overall: There are worse ways to kill a few minutes. 2/5 -VV

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I agree with VV. Nothing special.

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As for me, it's just a bit of nostalgia - I remember playing this map in 1995... Then I rediscovered it by sheer luck few months ago...

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yay, i love this map! a true classic. -sargebaldy

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    • By yourusernamee · Posted
      loved all of it except map20. that map sucked the life out of me. really great stuff all around.
    • By Gato606 · Posted
      It's a nice wad overall, nice map design, textures and monster placement, enjoyed playing on D-Touch (GZDoom1.8) with Dude4th weapon mod.  My only complain would be the secrets, they have very few to no clues about their position.  There was a problem on E3M5 on the secrets around the squared starting room with stairs, the wall closes and let me stuck inside, had to use idclip to get out from those secret rooms.
    • By amackert · Posted
      I recently played through this continuously twice on UV. Overall I feel this is an expertly crafted WAD from start to finish. Beautiful scenery, great soundtrack, and intense gameplay. Maybe a little too intense sometimes, and with that it's probably not a WAD I'll recommend to newbies. If less experienced players absolutely have to try it, I suggest playing on the lower difficulty modes as the included readme suggests. Describing the later maps of this WAD as "brutal" on UV is an understatement to say the least.
    • By galileo31dos01 · Posted
      Done with these settings:   - GLBoom+ 2.5.1.4. - Ultra-Violence. - Pistol starts. - Saves every 10 minutes or no saving.   This is a funny memewad of concepts and tricks from the Boom engine. It's anything alike classic conventional Doom gameplay, ergo the chosen compatibility, and brings a specific gimmick in a satirical form for each map. Aesthetics are part of the idea too, by way of monotextured layouts of the simplest geometry, such as to find out which sector/linedef has an action, and mostly grey and brown as the predetermined colours, with a bit of green and red bricks in some levels. Besides, skies made of one resized texture, and music from TV series and movies, the ideal recipe for an experience in Doom one doesn't opt for everyday.    Concept-wise, it's much appreciable to experience each map on its own, even more when the idea of carryovers will only block your progress in survival maps: better leave in bad shape and restart freshly than carry less than 15 hit points and be eternally murdered by former human ambushes. This example is one of Pinchy's numerous parodies of unconventional/inconvenient situations we've all been through in Doom. Humping walls to find progress like in primitive maps, having the screen constantly tinted because of pickups, being harassed by incoming projectiles from monsters out of your FOV, that fear of eating your own splash damage because the door can close at any moment, these are just a few of the most hilarious cases I've seen here. It wouldn't be bad to say not all of the gimmicks were clear enough to me, still don't know what's the meme in map 13. Same in some of the later maps, they seemed to have less ridiculous and more serious content, or at least not something different from earlier maps, but if anything I support that seemingly passion for zombiemen hordes, which held up my enjoyment most of the time. Funnily enough, it wasn't until the very last map that I laughed out loud at doomguy's surroundings, and there was nothing else than THE END messages under a sky in fireblu. Guess I couldn't hold my laugh for too long.   Secret-wise, it's interesting to me that in a wad of this category the only existing secrets serve as a combination of the gimmick in question and helpful extras for survival. The second map's way to hide secret sectors is quite funny indeed. As for favourite maps, I found the concepts in map 02, 04, 07, 09 and 15 to entertain me more, last one because it tickled my fancy for exploration. Some of the rest like 05, 07, 11 and 14 woke my other feelings, not only they made me laugh but also feel tense, those imps and troopers could not beat me!... not more than twice...   Overall, even if not all of the maps made sense, or had strange concepts I didn't understand, the point was to laugh, and I believe that was achieved here. Because laughter is good for the organism, check this out. My rate is 7/10. 
    • By whirledtsar · Posted
      Not too shabby. Very intricate level with halls & rooms to explore taking up almost every square inch of the castle. You do have to look through pretty much the whole place to find the necessary keys, but you'll have fun in the process. Most of the gameplay is pretty simple run & gunning of mooks but there are a couple neat traps, like the teleporting/telefragging area and the exit. Despite the large and labyrinthine design of the level, it doesn't get boring or easy to get lost in due to the abundance of landmarks (mainly sector furniture) and high interconnectedness. Texture alignment is quite bad, but oh well. There are some replaced sounds which are a bit odd but not bad, which kind of encapsulates the whole wad.
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