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Thelokk

[Untitled] - Eleven Boom maps about age and decay - Remastered Director's Cut Uncensored Limited Edition

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Ah, more maps to play! (and die into) I might prioritize this one over your other mapset simply because this one is still in beta so I figure that might be helpful to play it first.

 

Regarding spoilered stuff:

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I've often wondered how it would be if I managed to put traumatic thoughts into mapping...although unfortunately I never had the creativity to come up with stuff. I did often ponders on "what if I put my reoccuring negative emotions into a map, what sort of "monstrosity" would I cook up." I'm curious to see how you've weaved these themes together.

 

Most importantly, take care of yourself as best you can Thelokk.

 

Congratulations on the release and thank you for the maps.

 

@Thelokk Found these in MAP01:

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Right at the start, the tiny hole close to the soulsphere, i'm guessing it's supposed to damage you over time but it does not damage and it's inescapable. Of course nothing a quick "new game" won't fix cause it's like 2 steps away, figured i'd mention it but I chalk it off as a "non-issue"

 

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As you press the switch to progress in the first major room, there's an HOM near the staircase. I'm also hearing no music but I feel it's intended.

 

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1 hour ago, Shanoa said:

As you press the switch to progress in the first major room, there's an HOM near the staircase. I'm also hearing no music but I feel it's intended.

 

Turns out it was a single vertex moved over by a single pixel -_- them pesky little things. All fixed now!

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Played the first two maps so far, great visuals as always, love the soundtrack by John Cage.

I'll write something more comprehensive once I finish the rest of the set.

 

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just finished now.

 

The darker and dimmer palette reminds me of the primal horrors of Doom that I felt as a child.
But it would have been nice to have added more dark space to match.
Map 3 was very good by design. It felt like Doomguy was fighting between the buildings of hell.
As soon as I entered map 4, I pressed the map button and my prediction was correct.
Map 6 only spins round and round at the end. like a pinwheel.

(Most likely I don't know), but when I accidentally fall into something, there's no way to go back, so I have to restart or use cheats.

It was fun.

 

I was sad when I read the introduction of the map and met the kidney of map 1.

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6 minutes ago, rparhkdtp said:

just finished now.

 

The darker and dimmer palette reminds me of the primal horrors of Doom that I felt as a child.
But it would have been nice to have added more dark space to match.
Map 3 was very good by design. It felt like Doomguy was fighting between the buildings of hell.
As soon as I entered map 4, I pressed the map button and my prediction was correct.
Map 6 only spins round and round at the end. like a pinwheel.

(Most likely I don't know), but when I accidentally fall into something, there's no way to go back, so I have to restart or use cheats.

It was fun.

 

I was sad when I read the introduction of the map and met the kidney of map 1.

 

Thanks for playing! I might very well have forgotten to make a sector damaging, I'm known for that kind of oversight.

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Would've given this mapset a spin on your past contributions alone, but this line...

 

12 hours ago, Thelokk said:

 

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What kind of world could I create for a Doomguy who is well past their prime, who now clutches their shotgun, their answer to all life's problems, as a useless anchor in the face of an enemy who does not care about bullets?

 

... is especially compelling and, to be quite honest, chilling. Not just for the premise alone, but particularly because it flies in the face of the Ultimate Mary Sue that nuDoom has sought to create.

 

Very much looking forward to exploring this.

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22 minutes ago, Daytime Waitress said:

particularly because it flies in the face of the Ultimate Mary Sue that nuDoom has sought to create.

 

Thanks, and agree. I should give partial credit to @YourOpinionsAreWRONG's 'The thing you can't defeat' (mapset of the year) for inspiring me to go certain places with my maps' themes this time around.

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RC1, fixed some issues pointed out by testers. Likely the version that will go on /idgames in a few days. 

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Finished the set, very cool, although surely much harder than your previous release.

 

Some thoughts + some bugs:

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In map 02 softlock is possible at the teleporter that is closed by the ceiling almost at the very start of the map. If you open it with a switch and then walk over the linedefs that close it again, it will close forever and will never open.

 

I really loved the megasphere secret in map 02. A secret that require avj to get in would be nothing new, but the secret that requires avj to get out is pretty fresh!

 

Map 05 yellow key platforming is next level, but shouldn't the pit beneath either hurt or have a teleporter out? It is inescapable unless I missed something. Some about other pits in that map, it seems to have lots of the inescapable ones without damaging floor.

Also getting just the blue armor for all that hard platforming feels underwhelming, I was expecting some supersecret. But maybe I missed something.

 

With I had berserk at the start of map 06 but that's just what I always wish for.

 

Map 03 is my favorite in the set probably, very interesting one.

 

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2 minutes ago, Ravendesk said:

Finished the set, very cool, although surely much harder than your previous release.

 

Some thoughts + some bugs:

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In map 02 softlock is possible at the teleporter that is closed by the ceiling almost at the very start of the map. If you open it with a switch and then walk over the linedefs that close it again, it will close forever and will never open.

 

I really loved the megasphere secret in map 02. A secret that require avj to get in would be nothing new, but the secret that requires avj to get out is pretty fresh!

 

Map 05 yellow key platforming is next level, but shouldn't the pit beneath either hurt or have a teleporter out? It is inescapable unless I missed something. Some about other pits in that map, it seems to have lots of the inescapable ones without damaging floor.

Also getting just the blue armor for all that hard platforming feels underwhelming, I was expecting some supersecret. But maybe I missed something.

 

With I had berserk at the start of map 06 but that's just what I always wish for.

 

Map 03 is my favorite in the set probably, very interesting one.

 

 

Thanks for checking it out! YK floor will be damaging next fix. For the others, if you're referring to the library platforming section

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there is a secret that allows resetting.

 

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3 minutes ago, Thelokk said:

 

Thanks for checking it out! YK floor will be damaging next fix. For the others, if you're referring to the library platforming section

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there is a secret that allows resetting.

 

Oh, I see, that's a neat one. But I also meant

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the pit where the secret blue armor is.

 

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11 minutes ago, Ravendesk said:

Oh, I see, that's a neat one. But I also meant

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the pit where the secret blue armor is.

 

 

Aaah, alright, got it. Goes into the pile for the final version!

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I love dour, bleak maps, so I’m really into the concept around this. I can’t play it just now but it’s on my list. The screenshots look grimly beautiful. 

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17 minutes ago, FEDEX said:

Hi @Thelokk i tested your wad with LZdoom, and all the music didn't work at all.. (title/maps/interscreen)

 

 

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The music is working cause there is none :P

 

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Thanks to the wonders of emailing the /idgames crew (seriously, just do it, it speeds up the upload process so much) this one just dropped on /idgames

 

This map pack also contains my 50th released map this year alone (out of about 100 done), including a full megawad. They're soon to become over 60 once some community stuff / collaborations drop. If you don't mind, I think I might take a couple of days off mapping...

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I think what your work has taught me most of all is exactly where my priorities lie for being a mapper vs being a player. Every time I've gone into a WAD, I've tried to account for both simultaneously, what exactly was going into the map from inception and what I should be getting out of it. Now I understand exactly how extreme the difference between presentation and experience can be, how I can have entirely different reactions on each side, if that makes any sense. We clearly have different balances as to what point in development gameplay comes into picture, and I don't think I have standards for that. I'm gonna leave everything else to the professionals, but you are clearly doing something special here.

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2 hours ago, General Roasterock said:

I think what your work has taught me most of all is exactly where my priorities lie for being a mapper vs being a player. Every time I've gone into a WAD, I've tried to account for both simultaneously, what exactly was going into the map from inception and what I should be getting out of it. Now I understand exactly how extreme the difference between presentation and experience can be, how I can have entirely different reactions on each side, if that makes any sense. We clearly have different balances as to what point in development gameplay comes into picture, and I don't think I have standards for that. I'm gonna leave everything else to the professionals, but you are clearly doing something special here.

 

Thanks for the kind words and the support :) that such differences in ideas can close a gap, instead of widening it, says a lot about this game and the special community around it.

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Hmm, looks like some renovation has taken place around here. I'd go and take a look at the new OP if I were you...

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No promises about doing the whole thing! This was pretty painful for me :^)

 

and yeah I loaded the old file by accident so the HOM I found was probly fixed since first release :S I'll load the correct file next time~~

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45 minutes ago, thelamp said:

No promises about doing the whole thing! This was pretty painful for me :^)

 

and yeah I loaded the old file by accident so the HOM I found was probly fixed since first release :S I'll load the correct file next time~~

 

Thanks for giving this little thing a try, yeah the HoM is fixed in the latest version.

 

I admit it is partially meant to be a painful experience - kinda like life itself, innit? I promise it gets even more painful later on.

 

Some say I'm a 'niche' mapper, which I guess means I map the inner crevices of an Aztec temple or something. Set is a bit heavy on techbases for me  but that's how this little thing turned out.

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Recorded this last night and fell asleep before it was done uploading, more suffering contained within; enjoy.

 

 

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Aaaand another one from this morning that uploaded much more quickly (because it's half the length!! maybe I'm improving?? haha jk)

 

 

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39 minutes ago, thelamp said:

Aaaand another one from this morning that uploaded much more quickly (because it's half the length!! maybe I'm improving?? haha jk)

 

 

 

Nicely done! I'd say MAP02 is the big stumbling block of the first third, but I'll fully disclose and admit it's not the hardest map overall. Taking part in a certain... ongoing monthly project has somewhat changed my outlook on Doom mapping, and some of the stuff I make nowadays is certainly more 'palatable' so to speak, but [Untitled] is borne out of a certain outlook on mapping / gaming / creating in general, and seeks to be true to that outlook. Unfortunately, that meant making a few spots borderline unfair on purpose. 

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the map detail is top notch and the difficulty caught me off guard in the first map but set me up to expect the difficulty to ramp up in the later maps deff want to do a deathless recorded playthrough of this when I get the chance 

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Glad to see this one continued! Also I knew I recognized that heretical ios wall and curved steps

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(i am so sorry, not)


Scared to find out what got dehacked, will find out later though gotta get some sleep. Nvm I saw Scythe, looking forward to finding out which one it is.
 

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