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[WAD] Belial's Library - Remastered

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Belial's Library — Remastered!

 

So, three years ago I submitted a map entitled Belial's Library to the world. I got some very nice and motivating reviews from both DoomWorld and DoomWADStation. This past week I've decided to retouch my old mappy and revise it, improve it and extend it. As I view it, this version is much more elabored, containing a more action-packaged, dynamic, intense, difficult and sinister gameplay. 

 

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Step into the library grounds of the Devil himself. Sneak through the bookshelves carefully, for The Beast awaits you in the dark flames of the cauldron of hell otherwise.

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!!!DOWNLOAD!!!:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JPPXHf7HbCJB_aA-2-6Cldq-9MyW-QxR

 

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Primary purpose         : Single play
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Title                   : Belial's Library - Remastered
Filename                : beliallibrm.wad
Release date            : 31st January 2019
Author                  : MCarsten
Email Address           : marcelocarstena@gmail.com
Other Files By Author   : Belial's Library 

Description             : * Step into te library grounds of the Devil himself.
                          Sneak through the bookshelves carefully, for The
                          Beast awaits you in the dark flames of the cauldron
                          of hell otherwise. 
            
              * Notes on Gameplay:
              - You are NOT allowed to jump or crouch, as that may 
                induce cheating; 
              - You may freelook.


Additional description    : - This .wad is a remastering of my previous version of this map. 
                As I've got sincere reviews the last time, I decided to revise it,
                improve it and extend it. Thus, this new version has:
              * More enemies;
                          * More rooms;
                          * Increased difficulty;
                          * More elaborated traps;
                          * Less weapons and health at your disposal, so be prudent. 

Additional credits to    : Thanks for the positive comments and suggestions on Doomworld forums 
                  and DoomWADStation concerning the previous version of this map. The 
                          sincere and elaborated criticism gave me motivation to revise it and,
                          as I think, to improve it a lot.  

              Nathan McCree for the soundtrack and sound effects (ripped from Tomb Raider)

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* What is included *

New levels              : None
Sounds                  : Yes
Music                   : Yes
Graphics                : No
Dehacked/BEX Patch      : No
Demos                   : No
Other                   : No
Other files required    : None


* Play Information *

Game                    : Doom 2
Map #                   : MAP01
Single Player           : Yes
Cooperative 2-4 Player  : Yes
Deathmatch 2-4 Player   : No
Other game styles       : None
Difficulty Settings     : No difference between settings


* Construction *

Base                    : New from scratch
Build Time              : ~1 month (original version - 3 weeks; remastering - 1 week)
Editor(s) used          : Doom Builder 2.1.2.1553, Slade7 v3.1.5 Beta 5
Known Bugs              : None. 
Tested With             : GZDoom, Brutal Doom 


* Copyright / Permissions *

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. To view a
copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

You are free to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
If you do so, you must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the
license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable
manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your
use. You may not use the material for commercial purposes. If you remix,
transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified
material.

* Where to get the file that this text file describes *

The Usual: ftp://archives.gamers.org/pub/idgames/ and mirrors

 

GAME SETTINGS:

  • Doom II;
  • MAP01;
  • Difficulty: no difference (all are Ultra-Violence equivalent);
  • Single player;
  • Co-operative (2-4 players) modality included.

 

ADVANCED PORTS:

  • You MAY NOT jump or crouch, as that may render cheating;
  • You MAY freelook - that's fine.

 

PORTS TESTED:

  • GZDoom v2.1.0
  • Brutal Doom v20b 

 

EDITORS USED:

  • Doom Builder 2.1.2.1553;
  • Slade7 v3.1.5 Beta 5

 

CREDITS:

  • MCarsten - level design;
  • Nathan McCree - soundtrack and sound effect (ripped from Tomb Raider by CoreDesign, 1996)

 

Now, hit that bloody download link and go play it!!!

Edited by MCarsten

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Hi!

 

I'm stuck in that room from the 6° screenshot.

 

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Behind the Baron, i pressed a red skull in the middle of that cross, some enemies appeared, i killed them... and now i'm stuck. The exit door is closed...

One thing i noticed, there is a blue skull texture where the red skull was, i have the blue key, but i press the blue skull and nothing happens.

 

 

What can i do now? :/

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On 3/21/2019 at 9:21 PM, Tribal said:

Hi!

 

I'm stuck in that room from the 6° screenshot.

 

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Behind the Baron, i pressed a red skull in the middle of that cross, some enemies appeared, i killed them... and now i'm stuck. The exit door is closed...

One thing i noticed, there is a blue skull texture where the red skull was, i have the blue key, but i press the blue skull and nothing happens.

 

 

What can i do now? :/

Hi, Tribal! You may notice that at the wall inside the ceiling from where one of the library cases lowered, there is a skull switch (northeastern to the entrance of this room). Stay below it and press the use key. The locked entrance may lower down.  

 

Good luck and thank you for trying my WAD!  

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I managed to uvmax this enjoyable map. Who would have thought that Belial would have such an extensive library, he must be very well read! My favourite areas are the room full of library shelves stacked 3 high all around and the blood area from the crushers to the staircase of library shelves. I enjoyed the inclusion of the tomb raider assets, especially the lovely chime when you discover a secret.

 

I thought the ammo was balanced nicely, perhaps a little too generous with shells. The 13 secrets were fun to find. The most dangerous areas for me were the 2 archvile rooms. The final room can be lethal the first time but as long as you found the secret bfg and saved your cells, it's straightforward to handle. The progression was mostly clear except for the room mentioned by @Tribalwith the ceiling switch after the library cases have lowered, I can imagine more people getting stuck there.

 

 I never saw the original belial's library but was fortunate enough to discover the improved and extended remaster. Thanks for your efforts.

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https://www.twitch.tv/videos/424889104

 

I playtest this at 2 hours and 55 minutes (2:55:45) into the livestream. I didn't really enjoy this one to be honest, and it felt a bit wonky in places (not least the poor song choice, which I had to switch out after a bit), but some good effort was shown here regardless.

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I started enjoying the map, got the 3 keys, but soon, the lack of ammo, health, and the music (omg man, you could done better than that loop of 5 seconds) did not let me to want to keep going...i always play in hurt me plenty, so i dont know is because of that. By the way, i had the same problem, i thought i was lockced inside the room with no escape (6th screenshot), i had to come here to see what was that all about...skull switch (northeastern to the entrance of the room)...maybe you should have trigger it with the shooting instead of presssing use...because i saw it and tried to shoot it. Either way, i enjoyed the mapping design...but that lack of ammo...i got myself puching demons because everything was down to zero. Quite a challenge with the dark areas... i give you 3 out of 5...in general, it always made me wanted to keep going...Keep up ;)

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