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Tarnsman

Mapping Rules/Level Design Guide Lines

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Since all the cool kids are doing it. Here is my easy to use guide to make a good map 100% guaranteed.

Step 1: Open Doom Builder or the editor of your choice
Step 2: Make a fun and interesting map
Step 3: Save that shit
Step 4: Go become a highly motivated and successful individual
Step 5: Accrue vast amounts of wealth
Step 6: Start a family live the dream
Step 7: Use your endless capital to indulge in a life of reckless hedonism and debauchery
Step 8: Derail your entire life in a never ending downward spiral
Step 9: Check into Rehab
Step 10: Finalize your divorce paperwork
Step 11: Go on Doomworld in a crappy one bedroom apartment after losing all your money and find joy in that one time you made a really cool map by following these easy to use instructions.

For ideal results wait 4-6 years. For Bruce-Edition replace steps 4-11 with "Stick map in microwave for 30 seconds".

If Time of Death: Disregard all rules and standard and conventions and just do that thing it is that you do.

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I feel like I either made a mistake starting my thread, or struck gold. I can't tell...

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Since nobody here posts from cheap apartments, I take it nobody has succeeded with step 2 in quite a while.

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sorry to hear about your wife and kids, tarnsman. hope things get better

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Tarnsman said:

For ideal results wait 4-6 years.

By which time your preferred mapping style has fallen from favour (hitting the ground with a resounding thud that registers on seismographs in neighboring states), so every subsequent map release is treated with the sort of scorn usually reserved for `94 wads.

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Alternate steps 2 and 3 to assure you don't lose 1TB worth of wad.
Also: Implying that living the dream and having a family cannot be separated.

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I have a 1 step rule/guide line. But it's a pretty difficult one.

1) Live every moment as if it was the last battle in life

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Jimi said:

I have a 1 step rule/guide line. But it's a pretty difficult one.

1) Live every moment as if it was the last battle in life


Is that a Bruce Lee quote? I like it.

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I thought I was stuck on step 8, but don't remember step 4 or step 5.
Am damn sure I never saw step 6, or step 7.
I figure I am stuck on step 3 and am only fantasizing step 8.
Any chance there is a variable order?
Does a never ending spiral of saving things sound familiar to anyone ??

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Wish I had this info back in 98 when I first installed DoomCad. Step 2 didn't exactly work out quite the way it should and then Step 4 never happened. Fucccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.

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gemini09 said:

Is that a Bruce Lee quote? I like it.

Something I read from Carlos Castaneda's books, but not an exact quote of anything. This thought was also accompanied with having to take responsibility for every action, even the smallest ones. Any action can result in death. So, do things that are worth it.

Ok, I have a step 2:

2) Never Surrender! (when the last battle do come, smash through with your Body Hammer, or whatever you have, even with your Doom level you were making, anything can be a weapon)

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Re step 3, how long do I have to save the shit? Should I put it in the freezer or just chuck it on the lawn till it goes white?

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