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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 m8f · Posted
      EPIC journey through 11 completely different levels. Stunning visuals: from tiny details to grand architecture. These maps are challenging, but not impossible. Had to retreat to HMP on the two latest levels, though.   My favorite level is Felt (library). So many passage ways to explore.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      it should be obvious to those who are playing this that this is NOT another Doom 64 TC. it's recreating the levels of Doom 64 as Doom II levels, which is why you see other monsters and a few changes to layout as well.   i'm not gonna give this a good score though. but this may be because I just don't like Doom 64's levels in general. even when you cut out the atmosphere and enhance the gameplay and layout of the maps here there's still some bashful puzzles to solve and well, the levels are longer than they really are. my Doom 64 opinion of course.
    • By Gato606 · Posted
      Nicely done succesor of Plutonia
    • By Gato606 · Posted
      Overall is nice, but I'm not much into small maps crowded with monsters, other than that, looks like a decent megawad
    • By Gato606 · Posted
      Sorry, but can't give more stars to this megawad, it gets really tiresome to start like 6 times the same map with a different door each time and the and the innecesary overstuff of ammo and guns just kill the fun of Doom being about managing your resources.  It can be some kind of fun opening a terminal in GZDoom and setting SV_fastWeapons to 2
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