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A desktop theme for Windows 95

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A desktop theme for Windows 95.All new cursors, high color, with cool sounds and wallpaper. Requires Plus! to install.

I wanted to create a Theme that was better to look at and better to listen to than the existing Doom themes that I have seen on the 'Net. To do this, I made all the icons 256 colors, as well as the mouse pointers 256 colors. I extracted new sounds from the Doom.wad using NWT, and tried to pick the best sounds for each event. Previous themes had some dork screaming "I will destroy you" or something to that effect that really ruined the whole theme.

I could of used the existing 16 color animated cursors that were avavilable, but they didn't fit in with everything else I did being high color, so I created new ones almost from scratch, using extracted .pcx's from the Doom.wad as my base.

Finally, for wallpaper, I chose the opening scenes from Doom and Doom2. I wanted to capture that very first feeling of playing Doom for the first time, when everything was knew. . . those were the days. You remember them don't you? You'll find them included in the archive. Copy both bitmaps to your Windows folder and you can switch back and forth whenever you choose the display control panel applet.


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it was crap,im kidding

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    • By Gato606 · Posted
      It's a very impressive megawad with a nice themed ancient Egypt atmosphere, with very nice choosing of textures to contribute to that theme, very nice architecture and impressive (and very risky) twist on the story going from ancient Egypt to alien spaceships, without using hi-pitched colors like in Ancient Aliens. Also, very tough megawad, if you're masochist enough, you can play it with Complex Doom and add LCA for more doses of pain.
    • By whirledtsar · Posted
      It's okay. Quite easy due to the abundance of artifacts, mana, & health. The level design is fine, nothing special. The only truly bad part was the unmarked puzzle bookcases, forcing you to wallhump the entire library as a last resort. Otherwise it's pretty simple stuff, running around finding keys and smashing monsters. The texturing and lighting aren't fantastic but aren't noticeably bad either. The only glaring issue is that many windows just show a wall textured with the sky texture rather than an area with a sky ceiling. Yet there are perfectly normal outdoor areas. Perhaps the author only figured it out skies halfway through development? Anyways, this is worth your time if you want an hour or two of simple Hexen fun.
    • By yourusernamee · Posted
      loved all of it except map20. that map sucked the life out of me. really great stuff all around.
    • By Gato606 · Posted
      It's a nice wad overall, nice map design, textures and monster placement, enjoyed playing on D-Touch (GZDoom1.8) with Dude4th weapon mod.  My only complain would be the secrets, they have very few to no clues about their position.  There was a problem on E3M5 on the secrets around the squared starting room with stairs, the wall closes and let me stuck inside, had to use idclip to get out from those secret rooms.
    • By amackert · Posted
      I recently played through this continuously twice on UV. Overall I feel this is an expertly crafted WAD from start to finish. Beautiful scenery, great soundtrack, and intense gameplay. Maybe a little too intense sometimes, and with that it's probably not a WAD I'll recommend to newbies. If less experienced players absolutely have to try it, I suggest playing on the lower difficulty modes as the included readme suggests. Describing the later maps of this WAD as "brutal" on UV is an understatement to say the least.
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