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Mir

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Single level with lots of new graphics. This is a sequel to the Pleiades level where you captured the starship pleiades. (you may wish to download Pleiades, which can be found at the same sites as this level under the names Pleiade2.zip and Pleiade3.zip; Pleiade2.zip is for Doom2 versions before 1.9 while Pleiade3.zip is for Doom2 versions 1.9 and later.) Mir will run under all versions of Doom2. Note: Pleiades and Mir are not compatible for combination into a single multilevel PWAD nor for play under the same loading of Doom2. They have different sky and wall textures assigned to the same names. Play action features random monster placement which gives the action a different twist each time it is played. Finally, this level is a standard patch wad that does not alter the main Doom wad and is playable with the standard -file parameter.


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Erick

  

A level taking place inside a Russian space station, and the moment the TITLEPIC appears it would look like you're in for something that stands out. In terms of visuals and level architecture, Mir does deliver on that, featuring solid atmosphere with a great skybox and attention to detail on what would be inside a space station. However, gameplay is set to the side where instead of having fixed enemy placement, instead monster spawns are "randomized" and you'll encounter different monsters scattered around the map, meaning that no two playthroughs of the map will be the same, at least in theory. While this may sound beneficial to the map, this makes the map rather annoying to play since in cases you'll find a Baron near a door and immediately scratch off a good chunk of your health, or in other cases an Imp who would just be a pushover.

 

The map is also pretty cryptic, such as there being five switches to press on a wall that would appear as a map for the space station, of which two switches would require Keycards and the other three are switches that open locked doors to make traveling the level faster. And while the map is great in visuals, the actual level design is cramped and the actual layout isn't good for gameplay. Add this to the problems just mentioned and Mir is a level that can be defined as style over substance, and personally the lack of substance made the map not really fun to play for me.

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Kingpin3

  
I love this for the first efforts for realistic architecture...with good ideas, new effects, new textures. Exellent... I download all "Roger Ritenour" wads now..!!

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Guest

  
Interesting idea, but not quite good implemented. Most new textures are good, some are dull. Layout is cramped, as you can expect from the MIR. Gameplay is not good, due to its layout, the gameplan and the monster placement. Overall: 3*

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Foodles

  
Pretty good for a 97 wad

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NuMetalManiak

  
pretty cool map.

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Memfis

  
Nice, a wad about a Russian space station. Gameplay is rather secondary here: the level is mainly about admiring the cool views and impressive texture work. Monster placement is almost entirely randomized similarly to e.g. Phobos Map01. I didn't like the part where you're supposed to press on the same picture several times: very counterintuitive. Overall kind of cool, just not really fun to play. The soulsphere is purely decorative I guess.

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This is the 2nd wad in the "Pleiades" series. It's a semi-maze level with good atmosphere and random enemy placement. It's better than Pleiades, but the key card puzzle was confusing at first. This seems to be the beginning of Roger's "narrow pitch-black hallway" fetish that culminated in earth.wad. Still, the spacewalking part is a classic Doom moment. 3.5/5

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TimeOfDeath

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cool map

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Guest

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Great map!

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This was great. I loved the graphics and how the level was set up. There were plenty of secrets, too. Very cool. --Zell_1388

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  • File Reviews

    • By Player Lin · Posted
      Doesn't like the layout and monster replacements, I didn't found RL until got the yellow key and found a lot of rockets, the location where RL is confusing me, and it also not fun when you get kicked down from the cliffs by Revenants, Mancubus and Archviles after the way to Blue key door, the way to the teleporter just far enough to kill you if not killed by monsters which kicked you down. Final timed puzzle room just nasty as the cyberdemon and archvile fights in the same place, not sure why make the level so big but can't make the fights with them also on bigger place too?   It's not bad level but I'm sure the frustration level is sky high, and not sure the slopes from ZDooM do anything good to this level too.
    • By Player Lin · Posted
      Normally, I don't like DooM (1 or UD) WADs because I tired shooting baddies with shotgun as most of them tend put a lot of shotgun guys/ammo and I have shot those full of shotty shit...well, this one can't escaped from that but I found author's tricky as I didn't found many of them(or they placed when I needed to use shotty), also the monster placements(with middle-tier ones) in this megawad helped too, even E1 doesn't suffers low-tier ammo-droping-fest unlike IWAD and most PWADs.   Level layouts and theme are interesting, some E3 levels just a little mazed but I feel okay, never get lost...many levels I feel plays like IWAD but better and larger, you'll found middle-tier monsters in E1 levels and it helps the gameplay, unlike the IWAD you'll have too much ammo in every level even pistol start, if you wasted too much and will out of ammo for sure(at least in UV).   All I can say about this megawad is...fun,  vanilla fun. Except E3M8, the yellow key area with platforming when all enemies + 4 cyberdemons are try to kill me and battles-of-deal-with-4-cyberdemons-or/and-other-powerful-monsters are nasty to me, on top of them, the final "BOSS"...I feel trolled...really? IoS-style?? IT'S ****ING DOOM, NOT DOOM 2 WHY USE IOS-STYLE AS FINAL BOSS?!  :P (At least there is no respawning monster cubes just annoying cyberdemons and barons...but they're still give me a lot of headaches as the battle area isn't very huge and a little cramped I think...)   But at least IDMUS11 helps me dealt with those problems all, for some reasons I feel the main theme of Power Ranger does fit DooM...don't know why but I keep switch to the theme with IDMUS11 cheat if I don't like the level's music, helps me blast through this megawad and the nasty E3M8. :P
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Download the REAL file here (rd1.zip is NOT correct) https://www.doomworld.com/idgames/levels/doom2/megawads/d64d2   Shocked to see so many negative reviews. I had an absolute blast with this one, and I'm not sure what Nems was talking about with the Boom stuff as this runs in Doom2.exe with no trouble. In fact, there is a TON of impressive vanilla stuff going on here. I guess it was so well done that it tricked him.   This deserves a high score. It's a lot of fun.
    • By Rimantas · Posted
      It definitely makes Doom look darker, but also slightly changes colors (it reminds me PSX Doom). I prefer original Doom colors and miss how it looked on CRT (almost same colors as with modern monitors, but less brightness and maybe more contrast).
    • By Hypпotiк · Posted
      Great spirit/item placements, and also nice trap placements. Textures are georgeous and scream "1980's sci-fi action movie".
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