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Maximum Doom Level Order

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I was thinking of having some sort of level-order setup for Maximum Doom (for the Doom, Doom 2, and Heretic WADs within) like Xaser has for the Master Levels (set by difficulty). Would anyone be interested in pitching in to this? (Sure, some of the levels here aren't that great, but it'd certainly make playing this collection a bit easier).

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One does not simply put order to Maximum Doom.

This is a question I myself have pondered. Assuming one doesn't want to delete any wads, it would be best to create sub-categories for DM-only maps, episode replacement packs (up to 9 maps), larger packs, (up to 32 maps), sound-mod only wads, wads that don't work on vanilla, and so forth.

Personally, I've cut this bastard down to currently 104 wads from the Doom I folder (97 individual or a few map wads, 7 wadpacks) and 562 from Doom II ( 506 and 56 respectively). There's a lot of crap, believe me. I think a much more manageable 'Minimum Doom' is the best way to go, and I still have a ways to go. But yeah, it's best to go in with the mindset of not putting up with bullshit, and ruthlessly cutting out the time-wasters to get to the good'uns. 

And they ARE there.

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It would probably be best to have the mapinfo for whatever would come out of this have only the maps that work in singleplayer and have the difficulty curve you'd expect from Doom megawads/the original Doom/Doom 2 itself. The Heretic ones, meanwhile, would probably end up having a WAD/mapinfo all to themselves due to them having enough maps to have a short episode from Maximum Doom. That's just my take on what this would entail and what it would likely come to be.

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I can't wait to play "Minimum Doom" when you're done, Matt. I'd be willing to do up a mapinfo for that, assuming you end up wanting to make a definitive level order. It's a strange mix of tedium and fun sorting through old garbage, I used to be obsessed with doing that. The biggest example I have of cutting down a bunch of rubbish and leaving only the gold behind was cutting the DWANGO series down from about 352 total maps to the best 50. I called it dwango50.wad naturally and I'm glad to say I do see people playing it from time to time so if you finish this Minimum Doom project, you'll definitely have a handful of people who want to play it, myself included.

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Yeah I suppose I could boil it down to a top 100, or top 100 of both Doom and Doom II each, but there's still lots of variables I would have to decide on.  Like including historical wads like say sewers.wad, which I personally hate.  Or if there's some bullshit like mandatory secrets, or you're unable to 100% complete it, or if the path to the exit can be broken, etc.  If I do it, it would be a 'personal' Minimum Doom. 

But then again, it WOULD kick ass, I must admit.  Watch this space.

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The proper order of Maximum Doom is to just play them all in alphabetical order live on twitch and name the series "The Great Shovelware Extravaganza"

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I just go A - Z 1 - 12. It had an actual order on PS2 was it or XBox Doom 3 collector's edition. Oh there's 1,000+ other levels? I don't think I knew that and I own it.

 

What's the proper order for Z!Doom?

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53 minutes ago, Mystic 256 said:

The proper order of Maximum Doom is to just play them all in alphabetical order live on twitch and name the series "The Great Shovelware Extravaganza"

Tarnsman. That crazy sunnava- bitch, he did it.

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