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ThePetitDwarf

Is crouching considered cheating in Hexen?

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I just got Hexen yesterday and I found a portal that seems only reachable by crouching and walking under a little tunnel. I want to know if crouching was allowed in vanilla Hexen so I know I'm not cheating.

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There is a vanilla way of crawling through tunnels, but it's a bit complicated and requires getting turned into a pig. You'll need to play multiplayer to be porkelated by another player; or for the map to have a trap that spawns porcinomorphing projectiles so that you can get deliberately piggified.

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So, it is considered cheating in vanilla Hexen, and the only similar way to do it is by a cast only available in multiplayer, which again, is considered cheating in story mode. Ok. Gotta figure out how to get to that portal. Thanks.

Now you mention it, multiplayer seems to be really funny in Hexen. Is there any server for deathmatch? Some of the servers are undetectable to my router for some reason -either using Doomseeker or Doom Explorer.

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I think there's a portal in the forest hub that you can open by "normal" means that you can see under a small tunnel, it's just slightly visible as a hint.

In the last hub there's a secret room that's only reachable by getting turned into a pig, it's just full of goodies though, no portal, I think.

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ThePetitDwarf said:

Gotta figure out how to get to that portal. Thanks.



Actually quite simple: Find the connecting portal and teleport into that room from the other side.

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How about centaurs with their shields, can they reflect a porkalator attack and turn you into a pig? Btw does the effect reset when you visit another map? What about effects given by other items?

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In Hexen 1.0 in Castle of Grief, there was a spot you could walk under, but only if you were turned into a pig. Conveniently enough, there's a spot near the center where you could be turned into a pig. If you were reasonably quick, you could sneak under that spot and go through a portal, almost completely skipping the entire hub. They fixed that in 1.1 though. There's something like that in Vivarium, but this was done on purpose and not an oversight.

Still, I might consider crouching cheating, if only because you can avoid just about everything thrown at you. There really isn't much to crawl under that you couldn't normally get to by some other means.

And I think I know what portal you're talking about. It's the one in Shadow Wood, and it's a secret portal that only opens up when all of the other puzzle switches are activated and you're about ready to go to the Hypostyle.

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