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LONDON1.WAD, a 7-level DeathMatch wad for DOOM2

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These wads were designed for deathmatch 2 (-Altdeath)


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SeanLeal

  

Dear Doomkid,

I was involved in the design and play-test of each of these levels. Please know these were created from *scratch* and we spent our time making sure the levels were as playable as possible. We were not terribly focused on texturing, other than to give players positional awareness in different parts of each arena.

Map 6 -- Offices of Death -- Was intentionally designed to be as accurate a representation of the office we worked in as possible. Admittedly, playability was taken as a second priority. We did manage to create working "elevators" and "stairs" to give the illusion you were going up and down floors. I was pretty happy with how we did.

Considering it was 1996, and no way to simply "Google" different ideas. Your best bet at the time was to jump onto the Usenet and hope you could find a decent board with active members. Other than that, it was pretty much all self-taught.

I'm glad you enjoyed the other levels. Yes, they are old-school, big arena, style. We spent a LOT of time trying to make sure they were as balanced as possible, with escape routes, and required risks for rewards.

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Doomkid

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Map01 and Map06 are the worst of the bunch, because theyre too large and winding. The others actually look pretty fun, in that Deathmatch-Of-Old kind of way. Texturing is all over the place, but fun ideas are present.

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    • By Spectre01 · Posted
      Impressive visuals and scale for its time. Epic memes are thankfully limited to secret areas. map04/final quarter stretch is extremely cheeseable compared to the rest. Plenty of time spent cleaning up turret enemies. 3/5
    • By SilverMiner · Posted
      So rarely I see cool things...
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      Is pretty funny killing hordes of cyberdemons with a toy spoon... Try It!  
    • By kmxexii · Posted
      Do not play this in ZDoom-family ports. An incompatibility with Boom breaks progression in MAP01. There is a cool effect where a tech column barrier blocking the way to the red key basement is "disappeared" by what I believe is a short-lived scrolling floor effect; this should happen after handling the Hell knight teleporter chamber in the northeastern wing that comes off the main yard. I verified the correct behavior in Eternity after banging my head on the wall for at least a half hour if not longer; this is probably the source of the frustration felt in the comment dated 3/27/07 and the anonymous comment where the player knows where the red key is but can't access it.
    • By Bryan T · Posted
      This was fun.  Map19 was the highlight.  Map02 sucked balls.
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