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Yuki Senmatsu

Cave/Mine themed maps?

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Hi.

I'm getting back to the NIGHTMARE! Palace and does anyone know any good mine or cave themed maps for ideas? It's for The Mine Of Souls (MAP02)

Thanks in advance.

-Omegalore

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Map 11 from Alien Vendetta. Possibly my favorite map ever. It has some amazing cave areas integrated with this mountaintop city thing going on.

Matter of fact, I might go play it right now.

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This is one of the hardest themes to pull off I think, the problem being that you can't go too crazy with texture variety in a cave but at the same time you don't want it to look boring. It's hard to make an interesting layout when all tunnels, ravines, etc feel exactly the same. Personally, I think most of such maps suck because they just repeat the same structural idea a hundred times with minimal variety. It's a classic case of realism harming Doom.

I would recommend e6y3 for inspiration: the approach to the theme is notably creative, nothing feels like a rehash of another area. It has quite a unique feel I haven't seen in any other wad and the soundtrack is kickass.

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Memfis said:

This is one of the hardest themes to pull off I think, the problem being that you can't go too crazy with texture variety in a cave but at the same time you don't want it to look boring. It's hard to make an interesting layout when all tunnels, ravines, etc feel exactly the same. Personally, I think most of such maps suck because they just repeat the same structural idea a hundred times with minimal variety. It's a classic case of realism harming Doom.


Yeah, that theme can be a bit of a thing. I did plan on The NIGHTMARE! Palace for 4 years.

So far I'm diggin' the ideas so far (No pun intended). Getting somewhere :)

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I think that all of my maps from nova 2 involves caves in some way, i don't know why, but i like the theme.

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Requiem - The Reactor (MAP08) has quite a memorable progression centered around a series of mines and caves.

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The most impressive mine/cave map I've seen so far is You Dig. Something about the gimmick it has just gets me sold.

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Ven said:

The most impressive mine/cave map I've seen so far is You Dig. Something about the gimmick it has just gets me sold.


That was a 90s' saying for cool or something or other since I grew up in that year.

Some maps kinda didn't cut it for me for ideas. Still getting someplace.

So far Valiant and Alien Vendetta are the best ones for ideas.

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