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MrFlibble

Easter eggs referencing other Doom community WADs?

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After considering the possibility of making a reference to Shadow of the Wool Ball in Phase 2 secret levels, I had a further thought that maybe some of the levels could contain references to other community projects as well?

I'm not sure how well this could work out since no new sprites may be added to the IWADs and only textures. They way such references may be implemented, as I understand it, would be via a secret teleporter and/or elevator platform that would take the player to an otherwise disconnected part of a level which recreates a recognizable area from a different WAD/TC. I'm assuming that this would allow to add areas of considerable size to an existing level without messing up its main layout and architecture.

For example, I think that some part of Epic 2 could be recreated using stock textures and Egyptian TNT textures, and perhaps something from Back to Saturn X could be re-made with the Aquatex set. I'm sure you guys can think of more examples/possibilities.

Just to make it clear, I'm not suggesting to actually copy any parts of levels from other projects, but recreations from scratch which I assume is permitted under the fair use clause. But of course it would be wonderful if some of the project authors could donate extra textures (if it is possible to release such material under the Freedoom license) for a more accurate recreation.

What do you think of this? Could it work? Would it be worth the effort?

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MrFlibble said:

perhaps something from Back to Saturn X could be re-made with the Aquatex set. I'm sure you guys can think of more examples/possibilities.

What do you think of this? Could it work? Would it be worth the effort?

I'm all up for this. Map01 of BTSX E1 would fit nicely, and using the Aquatex textures would suffice. I'd play that than the current map32 anyday.

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