Title: STRAIN 1.0 (repackaged edition)
Filename: levels/doom2/megawads/strain.zip
Size: 9.4 MB
Date: 06/24/15
Author: Alpha Dog Alliance
Description: This is a reupload of the legendary 1997 total conversion STRAIN to repackage it in a manner suitable for modern users. The original version uploaded to /idgames on September 14, 1997 was distributed as a self-extracting LZH file, which one could run only in DOS, split into four pieces so the user could copy them to four 3-inch floppy disks and install the WAD that way if they wanted. Because both DOS and floppy disks have been obsolete for decades, this method now serves only to deter all but the most tech-savvy users from playing it, and thus it has been repackaged as a regular ZIP file.

strain.zip contains the complete contents of the self-extracting LZH extracted with another program so that the timestamps are preserved. No files are needed to play the WAD in modern ports apart from STRAIN.WAD and STRAIN.DEH, but they are included anyway for historical accuracy.

The WAD's permissions (see below) allow it to be redistributed as long as the original text file and package are included with no modifications. Thus, the original 1997 strain10.* package is included as two separate files complete with the original /idgames archive timestamps, not only to follow the permissions but once again for historical interest. The original package also remains available on the archive itself as a separate download.
Credits: Charlie Patterson | Adelusion David Rotramel | Rich Johnston Arthur Chang | Eric Roberts Bjorn Hermans | Jon Landis Bill McClendon | Holger Nathrath Chainsaw | Andy Badorek Florian Helmberger | Darrell Esau Ron Allen | Adam Windsor David Graves | David Davidson Bishop | Stuart Burke Brian Burke | Will Vale Iikka Keranen | David Shaw Mark Klem | Justin Patterson Bob Lindemann | Aaron Koller Xenos | Reid Harmon Frank Buckley |

Chris Shullenbarger | John Walker Richard Church | Mister Bungle
Base: New from scratch
Build time:
Editor(s) used: DeHackEd, DCK, DETH, ZenNode, WinTex
Bugs:
Rating: (17 votes)
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