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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 Doge Sword · Posted
      this is a mockery of two of the best wads of all time.  on top of that gameplay sucks.  don't get it for your sake.
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      Another solid mapset that captures the PSX version feel perfectly. Maps comes in all flavors, from techbases and urban areas to the menacing void and, of course, HELL and also has some unexpected secrets which you might play it to see. Of course, I absolutely love the PSX version of Doom and this one is no exception. Gameplay speaking, it's pretty balanced and thought out nicely...with ambushes, good monster placement and really nasty traps which you must avoid it at all costs. One thing that will help you a lot is the addition of a new weapon...seriously, that thing is powerful...check it out and try. Maps have a nice look that helps you to be inmersed in the atmosphere and coupled with the music, it's much better.   Great recommendation, give it a try and you'll have a fun time.
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      Since I tested the map, I can say that playing it again it still surprises me the amount of effort and detail of the gameplay used, like a lot of portals, clever effects like the one used before you pick up the yellow key saying nope and many nice references including a special secret. Gameplay itself for combat is pretty straightforward with some nasty stuff for you in the Nightmare difficulty. Try that out by all means. Really solid stuff which I totally recommend you folks and play it.
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