id Software, of course Anthony Burden, author of Deth Raphael Quinet, author of DEU Robert Fenske, Jr., author of WARM Dennis Moller, author of NWT NeoSoft, authors of Neopaint Faren E. Raborn, compiler of the MIDI score Michael Sciortino, administrator of the Bach site at odyssey.net Denis Tetreault, who created the Waterfall textures (author of lava.wad for Doom2) Jim Davis (?), who created the Nightsky texture Jan Van der Veken, playtester Bernard Devaux, for help with Mac compatibility
Title : Basilica
Release Date : September 1997
Author : Robert Kry
Email Address : email@example.com
replace "nospam" with "yale" to respond
Misc. Author Info : My last summer project before going to
Description : A HUGE one-player level set in a cathedral.
Several puzzles and tons of mayhem.
For use with original DOOM, v1.666+.
Includes lots of original graphics and a
Bach instrumental score.
See below for important play info.
Vital Stats : Map size (vertices): 2644
Bad guys: 172
Credited secret areas: 17
Par time (100% kills + scrt): 25:00
Original art: Wall textures: 22
Sprite frames: 18
Additional Credits: id Software, of course
Anthony Burden, author of Deth
Raphael Quinet, author of DEU
Robert Fenske, Jr., author of WARM
Dennis Moller, author of NWT
NeoSoft, authors of Neopaint
Faren E. Raborn, compiler of the MIDI score
Michael Sciortino, administrator of the Bach
site at odyssey.net
Denis Tetreault, who created the Waterfall
textures (author of lava.wad for Doom2)
Jim Davis (?), who created the Nightsky
Jan Van der Veken, playtester
Bernard Devaux, for help with Mac
This WAD contains modified sprites and flats and thus cannot be run
only with the -file parameter.
To run this WAD, you need a resource handling program like NWT
(included in the ZIP file).
Copy all files into your DOOM directory. You now have two choices:
(1) Use the NWT merge function to temporarily resequence your IWAD
directory. To do this, type BASILIC1 at the dos prompt
EVERY TIME YOU PLAY.
If DOOM, for any reason, ever locks up or you do not exit the
program normally, you may have to restore your IWAD manually.
To do this, type NWT -RESTORE at the dos prompt.
(2) Use NWT to append all sprites and flats to your PWAD. To do
this, type BASILIC2 at the dos prompt ONLY ONCE EVER.
Note that the resulting WAD will be about 3.5 megs in size.
Whenever you want to play, type BASILIC3.
Basilica contains a demo recorded in Version 1.9. If you do not
have Version 1.9, you must delete the text "basdemo.wad" from
whichever batch file you are using.
You need Doom version 1.666 or higher to play this WAD.
* A note on difficulty settings *
Some tough doomers have told me that the level isn't hard
enough on Hurt Me Plenty. Accordingly, experienced doomers are
advised to play on the Ultra Violence setting. Although there
are no additional monsters (mostly due to the SaveGame buffer
limits), the extra damage will make you work a little harder.
* Contents of Basilica.zip *
Basilica.txt - this document
Basilica.wad - basilica map data + other resources
Basdemo.wad - v1.9 demo
Nwt.exe - NWT 1.3: a resource handler by Dennis Moller
Basilic1.bat - Autolauncher (temporarily merges PWAD with IWAD)
Basilic2.bat - Appends all Sprites and Flats to Basilica.wad
Basilic3.bat - Autolauncher (use only after Basilic2 has been run)
Basspoil.txt - Spoiler document. Contains a walk-through solution
to the WAD and instructions on finding each of the
17 secret areas.
* Corrective Release Info *
This version is the November 1997 corrective release.
The only major change was that the ss/ff protocols were added
so that the wad will now work with DeuSF and Mac inflators.
Thanks to Bernard Devaux for his help tracking this problem
I also fixed a few minor texture problems and killed a medi-kit
that wasn't supposed to be there while I was at it.
* Play Information *
Game : DOOM
Episode and Level # : E1M1
Single Player : Yes.
Cooperative 2-4 Player : Not implemented.
Deathmatch 2-4 Player : Not implemented.
Difficulty Settings : Ultra-violent, and ONLY ultra-violent!
New Sounds : No
New Graphics : Yes
New Music : Yes
Demos Replaced : 1
* Construction *
Base : New level from scratch
Build Time : Off and on over 5 months
Editors used : Map Editing: Deth 3.92
BSP, Reject table,
and Map-merging: WARM 1.6
Graphic Art: Neopaint 3.2
Resource Handling: NWT 1.3
Music Conversion: Midi2Mus
Known Bugs : Slight HOM from the very southwest corner of
the map (but why would you ever go there?)
I didn't notice this until today - and would
prefer not to try rebuilding the BSP at this
point (it was a bit of a headache last time).
* History of Construction *
This project, believe it or not, was done entirely on a 486/SX 25 MHz
relic of a machine (with the exception of the final map merge and the
reject build, which I had to borrow someone else's computer for),
using emulated floating point (no coprocessor!), emulated VESA
(no VESA card!), and only 4 megs of RAM.
With that in mind, I especially have to thank Robert Fenske Jr. for
incorporating a map-merging function into WARM. This allowed me to
do the level in three chunks, and then merge the finished products
and do the final touch-ups. The complete map took nearly ten seconds
to refresh after every vertex move and every scroll - it would have
been impossible to build such a huge level in one piece.
Also thanks to Anthony Burden for writing a map editor which was
low-level enough to work on my machine. DCK wouldn't run (didn't
like my VESA emulator), DEEP I couldn't even get running, and DEU
has those nasty custom texture bugs...
* Copyright / Permissions *
Authors MAY use this level as a base to build additional
levels provided you credit me with creating the original level and
that you say the level you've made is a modified version of my
original level. Particularly, feel free to make the level suitable
for co-op/deathmatch play or add more difficulty settings.
Original Artwork: You MAY extract my original artwork from this level
and use it for other levels. Please provide credit as appropriate.
Non-original Artwork + Score: Please obtain the permission of the
original authors before reusing.
Waterfall graphic by Denis Tetreault.
Used by permission. Also check out his Doom2 level, LAVA.WAD.
Nightsky graphic: original source unknown. Permission pending.
Bach musical score by Faren Raborn.
I was unable to obtain permission since his listed address is no
longer valid. Please advise me if there are legal issues with
this MIDI resource.
No part of this WAD, or any variant thereon, may be used for any
commercial purpose without my express permission.
You MAY distribute this WAD, provided you include this file, with
no modifications. You may distribute this file in any electronic
format (BBS, Diskette, CD, etc) as long as you include this file
* Where to get this WAD *
pantheon.yale.edu/~rkk6/basilica.html (via WWW)