Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
valkiriforce

Akeldama - a new 32-level megawad for vanilla doom 2 (need playtesters! E1 deadline March 8th!)

Recommended Posts

I updated my map with the difficulty settings (though those aren't tested well now) and additional stuff for coop play. Link remains the same, you can find it in the OP.

Share this post


Link to post

Updated my map for possible the last time:

Made some changes on teleporter traps near blue key room and fix one of the Baron pillars near the start room. 

 

Link is in the previous post back last Monday 

Edited by Philnemba : Fixed link to post -_-;

Share this post


Link to post

Sorry I haven't been that active here lately - got sick almost a week ago and have just been focused on recovering. Hopefully I can resume playtesting some more maps here soon, and just a reminder to everyone working on Episode 1 maps that the deadline is less than a month away (March the 8th) so be sure to get your maps finished and submitted on time.

Share this post


Link to post

Couple of screenshots of my map since I've been neglected to post any since finishing it.

 

Screenshot_220.png.4aed05a0d752c4cffd9429005ff11469.png

 

Screenshot_221.png.be3f9c63167752f67ece9ce3ba0e3a53.png

Share this post


Link to post

Got around to playing @Gothic's map; was very much impressed with this one. It's actually hard to think of much to suggest for this map, as I felt it was fine just as it is. The only thing I can think to bring up are the red key encounter and maybe the last one with the revenants before the exit. It was easy for me to escape the teleporting cacos when lowering the red key, and I could snipe at the revenants in the last area before opening the exit door. I was otherwise only able to find one secret, and looking at the others in the editor I don't have any problem with any of them except maybe the one that leads to the computer map in the toxic waste. The skull switch blends so well it's almost invisible if you're not looking directly at it.

 

Once again I had a blast playing this map; lots of trap encounters that were fun to play around with, and I felt the balance was just right for the slot it's aiming at. Since there is an abundance of traps throughout the map I didn't feel that off-put by many of them not being too challenging to counter. I think the fewer traps there are in a map the more difficult they should be, since having too many traps with too many points that force the player to pin down hard would just drag the map too much, so well done on handling those encounters just right.

Share this post


Link to post

I figured I'd post something just to announce that I'm still here and alive, just busy at home.
I've recovered from Windows 10 imploding (mostly) and fortunately Map 18 if fine and well, though I've made no progress on it since, I've also been dealing with training a stubborn pit bull pup of mine who really like the taste of carpet so as you can imagine, I've been occupied but will work on the map some more when my gf has the weekend off.
I can't say when, but I'll try to play all episode one maps before the deadline, if all the posts are an indication, they'll be awesome.

Share this post


Link to post

Hey Wolf, since you got the map before mine, can you make the player exit with 20 or under HP? Would appreciate

Share this post


Link to post
2 hours ago, Juza said:

Hey Wolf, since you got the map before mine, can you make the player exit with 20 or under HP? Would appreciate

 

This request doesn't make a lot of sense to me in the context of a mapset.

 

Do you want that to be unavoidable? Like making the exit sector Type 11? Doesn't this just punish players who happen to complete the map with a lot of health and artificially increase the difficulty of the beginning of your map?

 

And a pistol start on your map would start, obviously, at 100% health. So why punish the continuous player?

Share this post


Link to post
8 hours ago, Pegleg said:

And a pistol start on your map would start, obviously, at 100% health. So why punish the continuous player?

80%*

Share this post


Link to post
23 minutes ago, Juza said:

80%*

 

OK. But I still don't see the purpose of forcing the player to be hurt just prior to entering your map. If they play with enough skill to progress through the mapset and arrive at the end of Wolf's map at 100+% health, I would think it would feel cheap to force some sort of damage on them, just to have the player be bloodied at the beginning of your map (for whatever reason).

Share this post


Link to post
19 hours ago, Juza said:

Hey Wolf, since you got the map before mine, can you make the player exit with 20 or under HP? Would appreciate

You might have to help me figure that out when I get to that point, but that's cool with me (though I do want to take what peg said into consideration), I'd say the maps like halfish done right now though, so we'll cross that bridge when I get there.

Share this post


Link to post

Started work on MAP05. Going to try for a mountain bunker. I was going to try and focus on making it a smaller but fast pace map something like compound (plutonia map17). My only concern is at it stands i like the theme cohesion but i don't wnat my map to look too similar to the other episode 1 maps for variety sake. but here's what i made so far.

Spoiler

Screenshot_Doom_20190214_124617.png.240ee0c47a4654b184b500014feabb0f.pngScreenshot_Doom_20190214_124631.png.96c4e522f2d3847d21a7240903d3ea06.png

 

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, DJVCardMaster said:

So, MAP05 got rejected?

 

Yeah I notice this yesterday which is a shame because I thought it was a decent map from @The_SloVinator that could've been saved with a complete overhaul of thing placement and layout :(

 

@DerFurer'sFace Interesting Plutonia style map you got there.

Share this post


Link to post

Eh, there still seems to be an empty slot for map 05, and I have a map I've started making, but I've noticed this project too late I'm not sure if I can make a decent map by March, 8...

Should I try?

 

Edit: ah, nevermind. Just noticed someone already took the slot. Oh well...

Share this post


Link to post

Yeah, not sure if i'm going to take a lot of plutonia inspiration but the overall map concept I liked in plutonia. I will have to see where it goes. Im torn on having outdoor trench areas or if it should just be indoors.

 

Share this post


Link to post
5 hours ago, Philnemba said:

 

Yeah I notice this yesterday which is a shame because I thought it was a decent map from @The_SloVinator that could've been saved with a complete overhaul of thing placement and layout :(

 

@DerFurer'sFace Interesting Plutonia style map you got there.

Maybe one day I'll release it standalone.

Share this post


Link to post

hit a road block in the first five minutes, what's the best way to deal with these issues, I have only just now tested a area I made just before my pc issues so I can't remember half the stuff I had kept notes on about vpos and other vanilla format stuff, so I imagine you guys could lay it on me in in simple terms.
(sorry for the phone photo, no clue how to screen shot in render limits)

IMG_20190215_211503.png

Share this post


Link to post

for a quick and dirty way to post a screenshot while playing hit the Print Screen button; open up MS paint and paste the image into the new image/clipboard then save.

 

judging from this screenshot; it looks like you're getting a segs limit problem because of how you made the floor (which is extremely cool looking).   you'll need to either make this hall shorter by adding a door or wall to reduce the number of segs in view.  Or you can try making some custom flats that are left and right side versions of the metal/stone hex pattern.  (you might also have to make a north and south flat that does the same thing).

 

another way this could be lessened is to put a door or view blocking wall in the interior doorway.

Share this post


Link to post

Custom flats would work significantly better for this, yes. You're working in vanilla, which means you should optimize as much as possible and avoid building in ways that aren't at all vanilla-friendly. Though personally, I don't like that floor to begin with. A plain, single-flat floor would look better to me and would also save you lines for more important things. While you're at it, I'd suggest changing that ceiling flat as well. It doesn't really work well repeated in large amounts like that and generally is just useful for lifts.

Share this post


Link to post

Yeah, The ceiling was a leftover I never got around to fixing. 
As much as I personally like the floor I'm going to kill it, I think something like that is probably best reserved for much smaller halls or more forgiving formats such as udmf.
I thought it looked nice though, so it's something to think about for my own project.

Share this post


Link to post

Didn't take long at all, and made a significant improvement while still allowing room for other types of details I wouldn't have had room for before.
Plus it's not a phone pic!

Untitled.png

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×