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gridwad.zip

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Attention Doom coders, DEU users, and others so interested...

I've built a was that I think had pointed out a serious bug in the Doom engine, or else BSP and DEU have a serious node flaw.

The wad is a simple grid (12 x 12 squares), and as you'll see, looking across more then 10 or so sectors seems to cause the hall of mirror effect regularly. I suspect that either the Doom engine can't look that many sectors across (does anyone know if the id levels ever look across that man at once?) OR DEU and BSP both still need a better node building algo.


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Doomkid

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Makes an awesome download just to read the emails to and from ID. John Romero seems to be the one who responded to Seth.

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It's level 99, and it's a white-knuckle rollercoaster joyrush straight into the pulsing heart of hell itself. (cough.) It's actually a demonstration of a hall of mirrors problem from the early versions of Doom. I have no idea if the bug was fixed with v1.3; it's definitely gone with modern source ports. The level's just a square room with a grid on the floor. No monsters, exit, objects etc. Gets an "average" rating for doing what it sets out to do.

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id "fixed" the HOM issue in versions later than 1.2 by implementing visplane limit. So as you back up away from the center and more of the checkerboard comes into view, DOOM bombs out with "R_DrawPlanes: visplane overflow (x)", where x>/=128.

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    • By Philnemba · Posted
      Had a blast playing through this 2001 classic on UV with saves although the last 2 maps were such a ball buster I wasn't sure if I was able to complete this wad but heavy save scumming prevailed 😅. Also I personal think Map 10 is the best Archvile only map I've ever played to where I think its better than both Plutonia 1 & 2 😈    
    • By printz · Posted
      A low-detail tunnel dungeon with tricks and traps, probably typical of dungeon crawlers. The execution falls rather flat, with too little detail and trial-and-error situations. Gameplay ends early, you don't need to go everywhere.
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      It's a cute first mapset by FractalXX, a mapper mostly known to be the project leader of Gridlock 64 and some other maps for other projects. The wad is strongly reminiscent of 90s mapsets and have quite good attention to detail, as well of lots of "bright colors"  in the textures usage that is rare to see in Doom maps. All maps are pretty short (the one that take me most of the time it was 10 minutes of play) and this mapset can be finished in a half hour. Best map in the pack is MAP09, but overall  a ok episode for pass the time.
    • By spd7693 · Posted
      Didn't impress me much. The maps are short and mostly simple, you start and you finish - that's it. Most of the maps are simply arena fights with some tougher monsters. 29 is a bit of hectic and I will say that I don't like secrets that obviously require an arch-vile jump. Maybe OK to be speedran on UV-Fast, or UV-Respawn - it's quite challenging - but for a calm player like me, who enjoys playing tricks with monsters and finds more thrill dodging projectiles than fast-killing stuff, this wad was quite boring. I'd honestly rather play Eternal Doom than this. (If I have another 6 months to spend, of course.) Let's see if Zone 400 will be more thrilling.    Yeah, I am seaching for maps with lots of fight puzzles, switch puzzles and moving around, that aren't as long as the ones in Eternal and Epic 2. Is there such a wad at all? 
    • By Lebsrostla Halabala · Posted
      I think it is a great megawad to improve skill of someone who just finished Doom II. Short and fun levels with great soundtrack. 
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