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STRAIN 1.0

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STRAIN is THE largest DOOM II Total Conversion. And it's FREE!

This is the product of our painstaking effort at a true successor to DOOM II. We hope you'll agree that it is much better than 90% of all those $50 shovelware first person shooters that wish they were DOOM!

STRAIN includes 32 new levels, all new music, and a complete story which carries through the levels. It also contains 100+ new textures, and many new baddies, weapons, graphics, and sound effects. Yes, that's right: new baddies and weapons!

Designed for single play with special support for co-op and deathmatch play. All difficulty levels supported - from beginner to DOOM god.

Please visit our web site for more info and the story!


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Dynamo

  
STRAIN is up there with the most legendary mappacks ever released for Doom. Constantly interesting to play, jam-packed with custom enemies and weapons, loaded with interesting level designs and action-packed fights, it hardly gets better than this. Like a fine wine, STRAIN has aged perfectly and is as much fun to play back then as it is today. For the ZDoom aficionados like me I recommend strainfix.pk3, a repackaged version that contains everything and works perfectly. 5/5

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The file on here was packed with some weird format, Winrar and other unarchivers wont open it. You can download the unsplit version from here http://www.doomwadst ation.net/main/strai n.html As far as mod itself, seems good, but I am not a huge fan of the UI (ammo counters and portrait etc replacements).

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This is one of the best megawads for doom,a must have. -denizen

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Shame on you, previous reviewers. http://doomedsda.us/ lmps/830/strain10.zi p Now, to the WAD. A few AMAZING maps mixed with so-so maps. I loved playing maps 21-27 or 22-27, so many good ones close together. Also MAP10, 14, 17 were very good. Many custom monsters, some of them are well-balanced, some of them not (the demon with 217 HP was my favourite change). 4/5 stars, vdgg

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First off, this is not a total conversion, since it doesn't replace everything. Having said that, STRAIN is incredible, especially for its time. I remember playing this back in '97 when it came out, waiting for my slow computer to download the huge (at the time) file. But boy was it worth it! 5/5

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Superb!

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JUST ONE WORD TO EXPLAIN STRAIN- BEST (5/5)

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Very good TC, one of the best around I spend many hours playing this good wad

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I'd buy it if it would be a seprate game.

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An all time classic. 5/5 -Maes

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This was just...blah. Boring enemies, boring levels, and WTF did they do to the BFG? 2/5. --Woolie Wool

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2/5!!!!!! Are you mad!!!! This is a total conversion of the highest order!!!!!! 5/5 for God's sake!!! 5/5!

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Cool Megawad especially music

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To unpack the weird files in the zip, go to the directory they're in and run "copy /B strain.001+strain.002+strain.003+strain.004 strain.exe" and then run strain.exe to get the WAD and DEH.

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Absolutly wonderful... Especially the level design.

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A very fun mod to play

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good map set (but mm & requiem better imho) with questionable deh. ***

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For anyone who has xp and can't extract these files extract the zip to C:\strain then open your explore menu and go to C:\strain. Click File-->New-->Text file then name it explore.txt. Next open it with notepad and type "unpack c:\strain c:\strain". Then name it explore.bat. Finally, double click it AND... strain is finally yours.

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Really strong. You can tell they put so much attention into the gameplay, the entire WAD just has coherence that a lot of other WADs fail to match. The monster and weapon conversions are well done and offer a different experience than the norm. 5/5.

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This is terrific and definitely a must play! The maps are all medium-sized, mildly complex and nicely detailed and textured. The more if you consider that this masterpiece is from 1997! Best of all are the new monsters. Expect to find hordes of cute turbo-imps, a mini Cyberdemon, flying, firing wheels and many more that I don't want to spoil now. The originality of maps, monsters, puzzles and ambiences is mind-blowing.

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crashed in doomsday

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Really fricken good TC from back in the days. Recommended if you enjoy addictive fun gameplay...

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My favorite megawad of all time. Nothing compares. Amazing music, new enemies, great level design. Just excellent all around. 5/5

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By far the biggest TC of its time, and still contains some nice stuff, even if a bit of a grab bag. Solid maps for '97.

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Level design... You can get worse, but this isn't very good either, I got bored after playing the first two levels (level 2 is tedious...)The new weapons and enemies aren't very interesting too , but you've got to love that new machine gun enforcer !

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    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Classic funny little skin, still used in servers to this day so I think it deserves some love.   I like that the voice clip says “WHERE ARE A MY PANTS?”
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      More an exercise in 3-d artwork than a game. Just someone's bedroom with a HK in a tiny lobby outside the door, and a Caco in a tiny yard outside the window. A BFG and Invisibilty Sphere are also in the yard but you can't get out there. I think the name is a clue - maybe this was the start of a bigger level, then abandoned. He ought to have allowed it as a base for development.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Starts with all monsters with their backs to you, and you might as well leave it that way and just listen to the music. One big rectangular room with no finish switch. They couldn't even make the rectangle properly - freehand I guess. Kill the monsters if you want, it's easy.    
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Superb firework display of thousands of fireballs seeming in slow motion because of the vastness - mostly avoidable as they land where you were ages ago; but worth playing just to see it. A HUGE square surrounded by tiers with hundreds of imps and a few others, plus a blockhouse you can enter first to collect ammo.  Fighting through the hundreds of monsters when you get onto the tiers is another matter, overwhelming at UV. I cheated to finish so at least I could review.  Some HOM bugs.
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      Terrence For fucks sake...
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