From small to big to small again, here is the latest installment of the new DOOM-related files found in Newstuff.
- Fragport by Stephen Clark - - Here's something we haven't seen in quite a while. A brand new 32-level megawad for Doom 2. The detail isn't all that great, nothing is very pretty, but it plays decently. There are medium to medium-big sized monsters right from the beginning of the WAD, so there isn't any sort of gradual rise in difficulty. It has a few new sounds, and a new "alphabet" texture which allowed the author to print any word on any wall using only one texture, but unfortunately no music. Altogether, it's OK. Enhanced DOOM port recommended.
- Europa 2 by Erik Alm - - One map for Doom 2. This one is considerably large, with a few huge wide-open semi-outdoor areas. The theme seems be along the line of a lot of wood, some water, and some towers, with every place loaded with monsters. If you like huge, panicky "nowhere to hide" challenges, this may be for you. The map contains a nice sky replacement, as well as a decent music replacement. To play it, you'll need to have Gothic Textures. Enhanced DOOM port required.