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DETH1.WAD

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Originally intended as a two-player DeathMatch blast, this level is made for high-speed friend-killing carnage. It does play OK on single player, though, as the (reasonably) action packed demo shows. This demo shows you all the hidden bits as well, so as to make DeathMatch games fair.

We (Andre and Tim McLachlan) wrote some new music for our first levels, but it sounded really awful on SoundBlaster. (well, Pantera- style drums are hard to get right at the best of times!) If people really want more music (and I can see how they might, the number of times I've heard the E1M1 music) then E-Mail Tim MacLachlan about his music library. He's on summer recess too, so don't expect a prompt reply.

If your version has some additional wads (THRASH.WAD, TWILIGHT.WAD) then these contain the music and you can include it with DOOM -file .

Oh, yes. The tutorial that comes with DEU 5.2 says that you can't align textures around windows and doors. This is not the case, I'm happy to say (take a look at the vine-covered structures and the marble edifice of you don't agree).


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A nice old-school map, built using enormous scaling, and set in a marble/stone castle. The architecture is good, even if it does tend to become a little bare (especially the starting areas). The monsters are also spread rather thin at times. Two fine secrets, look hard and you'll find them. Progression is logical, you're never lost. Memorable. Recommended. --4/5

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This is dated May 1994. It's simple and square, and very spread-out - it would have been boring in deathmatch with less than sixty-four players - but on the gripping hand there's a decent lot of monsters, and it gets better in the inner courtyard. It should still have been a third the size. Confusingly, the two "secrets" aren't secrets; the actual secrets are unmarked bits of wall (in darkness) that you would never find in a million years.

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    • By elend · Posted
      When first reading this wad's description I thought this will be a 1994 style map, where someone just tried to recreate his office building to shoot up his colleages. Boy, was I wrong!   Going Down emerged as one of my favourite megawads so far, with its very clever use of small to medium map space and interesting gameplay mechanics in every single map. The first couple of maps start innocent enough, but soon you will find yourself navigating literal crawl spaces, thinking about use of space and / or slight puzzle mechanics just before being thrown into hell itself and fighting for your life. Going Down is designed as a literal descent into hell, which was the most beautifully realized aspect of it. How every map slightly changes into a more and more hellish theme is just great, great design work. Even though the later maps delve into slaughter territory I must admit that I still quite enjoyed it. Actually this was the first time I enjoyed being slaugthered and figuring out how to approach the map.   Going Down is simply an amazing piece of work, oozing quality from start to finish and rewarding the player with incredible elevator music inbetween. A must play.
    • By Rosh Fragger · Posted
      Such a wonderful creation! I really wish there were some more maps so this could make it into ZDaemon Thursday Night Survival (TNS) someday...
    • By Ajora · Posted
      This is a solid contender for being the absolute best Megawad that I've ever played. 
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      I...did not review this, okay. well, it's blue and it's pretty decent and setpiece-y. get used to ribbiks' style and this one is just like all his other maps, very well-designed and fun to play. just watch out for MAP03's final area.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      it's one of those classic 90's wads you can probably just sift through, but it's not that good. plenty of inescapable pits, some awful level progression, and some actually trollish crusher placement lie within this one.
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