Title : HALF A CHANCE (hafchans.wad)
This WAD may be run directly with either
Doom or Doom II.
Date Finished : Dec 7, 1995
Author : Jack Valero
Email Address : Internet- firstname.lastname@example.org
CompuServe Mail- 102252,1152
Other Files By Author : the Book of Doom (illustrated e-book
for game play and WAD building. See below.)
Numerous wads for Doom, Doom2 and Heretic
including HANDICAP, JFOLLY, SDM, SIXPACK,
DUET2, ICKDETH, YAWII, TWOWAY.
Misc. Author Info : Let me check the mirror...
Description : I hate unfair death match levels. You know them-
one player gets a heavy advantage early in the
match, blows away the opposition and remains
invincible for the rest of the match. Boring...
even when it's you.
HALF A CHANCE provides limited ammo, medicals
and only offers the standard armour. Weapons are
available but you'll expose yourself to fire
and/or have to take damage to get them. The
only powerup is the shadow sphere. Any advantages
a player gains are temporary and there will
be a price to pay. This is a small level. It
offers plenty of cover and invisible sniping
locations but you won't waste a lot of time
finding your opponent(s).
If you like monsters, a few imps will keep you
alert. If you prefer humans only, use the
-nomonsters parameter when loading Doom.
Skill levels are not implemented. Instead,
they are used to vary the weapons. In Doom,
levels 1 and 2 provide the shotgun and
machine gun. Level 3 trades the rocket launcher
for the machine gun. Levels 4 and 5 offer the
shotgun and plasma rifle.
Doom II gives level 1 and 2 players both
shotguns. Level 3 drops the super shotgun but
brings in the machine gun. Levels 4 and 5 arm
you with shotgun and rocket launcher.
In multiplayer mode the exit is cooperative;
the single player exit is blocked off.
One player will have to throw a switch to make
a distant actual exit switch available for a
It is intended that deathmatch play use
-altdeath version 2 rules. A batch file is
included to respawn monsters and items for
single player practice.
Additional Credits to : all the little people (we know who we are...)
For registered Doom or Doom II
New level WADs : Yes
* Play Information *
Map # : Map E1M1 / 01
Single Player : If respawn for monsters AND objects is enabled
this makes a nice non-stop shooting gallery.
Works particularly well if you imagine the
imps are politicians...
Cooperative 2-4 Player : No
Deathmatch 2-4 Player : Yes- intended for this.
Difficulty Settings : See above.
New Sounds : No
New Music : No
New Graphics : No
Demos Replaced : None
* Construction *
Base : New level from scratch
Build Time : An evening
Editor(s) used : DCK 2.2
It crashes all the time on my system but
I still like it better than anything
else I've tried. Thank you Ben Morris!
Known Bugs : It's not a bug... it's a feature!
May Not Run With... : Cray computers or kitchen blenders
Tested with Doom II version 1.9 and
The Ultimate Doom version 1.9
* Copyright / Permissions *
Authors may NOT use this level as a base to build additional
You MAY distribute this WAD only as originally distributed; no
modifications please. You may distribute this file in any electronic
format (BBS, Diskette, CD, etc.) If you are distributing this as
part of a CD-ROM or disk collection, it would be polite to let
Feel free to make any modifications for your own use but
please do not distribute such modifications. Thank you.
* Where to get this WAD *
Many of my wads can be found in the Action forum at CompuServe
or on the Internet in the Walnut Creek archives at
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