Wallo fellow Doomers, here is your latest installment in /newstuff with a generally small haul providing a good few gems to keep you occupied this week. Enjoy! (note from Bloodshedder: /newstuff on Wednesday? Oh well, at least we're finally caught up.)
For Whom The Bell Tolls - Didy
Limit Removing - Solo Play - 1632 KB -
An amazing mapset here to start us off; it’s immediately clear that the author has put huge amounts of effort into this and it has definitely paid off. The result of the work is a set of two intricately detailed maps with clever and original puzzles and enjoyable gameplay throughout. A combination of industrial and outdoor areas, which are equally breathtaking to look at, form these levels and the mind boggling puzzles are worth the time it takes to solve them. Every once in a while, we get a fantastic work of art come along. This is one of them. Play it!
Divine malice 2 - Mike Kasten
GZDoom - n/a - 626 KB
A set of originally made weapon graphics which are fairly impressive. Take a look.
Trancendental Inverse Death - Jack Thompson
doom2.exe - Solo Play - 3 KB -
Jetflock’s texture context entry - Jetflock
Limit Removing - Solo Play - 361 KB -
This is a very effective map with a dark atmosphere and brilliant detail. Gameplay is hard and intense a lot of the time, which serves to keep the player on their toes. Lighting is perhaps the most prominent factor that makes this level great. It certainly adds to the whole feel and texture of the experience. Another fine addition to this week’s newstuff.
Never Not Completed Episode - Vasek Havranek
doom2.exe - Solo Play - 63 KB -
The author claims to have made these in 1996. If this is so then these are bad on all accounts as they aren’t even up to 96’s standards. Very oldschool, very very plain and most of the time, ugly. I’m wondering why the author even bothered to update these to Doom 2 and release them
11th Hour Stauf Wad - Mitch feldman
doom2.exe - Solo Play - 59 KB -
This is a reproduction of the Stauf mansion and does keep religiously to it. However, as a stand alone map, this is nothing special and only offers plain detail and fairly tiresome gameplay.
The Ultimate Doom Forever - JetFlock
Legacy Compatible - Solo Play - 3287 KB -
A fairly enjoyable set of 6 maps complete with new graphics, music and sounds. While the gameplay at times is tedious, this mapset is certainly decent and is a good effort from the author. Detail is used effectively as is lighting. I would recommend you give it a try and judge for yourself.