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  1. Alfonzo

    The DWIronman League dies to: Abcess

    October's gig is still running! You have until the end of this month — not the 10th of the next — to complete both this challenge and the previous one. Heaven knows I'll need the time to roll back and watch some demos (and make a recording of my own, for that matter). I might even write an obituary or two, just like old times. Don't hold your breath or anything. Just play some Doom.
  2. November, 2019 (Cool pic pending...) > Download Abcess > NaZa's unofficial leader board Leaderboards What is the Doomworld Ironman League? The DWIronman League is a monthly competition in which participants aim to survive for as many levels as possible in the given map set, preferably in one sitting. Click the spoiler tag below for a detailed list of rules. Players of all levels of ability are welcome. It could change the way you play Doom! In November 2019 The Doomworld Ironman League dies to Abcess, an episode of six levels by resident pelt-farmer @Steve D. Abcess was released in 2017 but finalized nearly two decades prior in 1998, so the adoring hordes of Duff's Heat Miser will find precious few blankets of cacodemons to blast out of the sky. It has a more classic lean, instead, with wide networks of loosely textured corridors and with very open combat design. Navigation can be a bit tricky for some; resource management a problem for others. Expect a slow build and some customarily rude awakenings... from the '90s! (no Insertion crushers, I promise) This set comes at the old recommendation of @Demon of the Well, who is sorely missed... and probably still trapped down there, for all we know. Who volunteers to get lowered down in a bucket and take a look? Essential Info Doom 2 as the IWAD selected. Compatibility level 2, or "(Doom (strict))" for ZDoom derivative ports. 6 maps total. prboom-plus -file abcess -complevel 2 -warp -skill 4 -record dwironman... Previous Threads 2016 Jenesis (winner: Demon of the Well) Crusades (winner: Ribbiks) Nilla Doom (winner: Demon of the Well) Khorus' Speedy Shit (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Perdition's Gate (winner: Bloodite Krypto) UAC Ultra (winner: Bloodite Krypto) 2017 Jade Earth (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Legacy of Heroes (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Back to Saturn X E1 (winner: dew) Mapgame (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Vae Victus 1 & 2 (winner: Demon of the Well) Disturbia (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Insertion (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Unholy Realms (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Osiris (winner: Demon of the Well) End Game & End Point (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Oscillation (winner: Ancalagon) Doom The Way id Did (winner: kmc) 2018 Combat Shock 2 (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Coffee Break (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Warlock's Hearth (winner: Demon of the Well) 50 Monsters (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Double Impact (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Rush (winner: WH-Wilou84) The Darkening E1 & E2 (winner: Veinen) The Plutonia Experiment (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Interstellar Sickness & Shaman's Device (winner: leodoom85) Doom 64 for Doom 2 (winner: Bloodite Krypto) TNT: Renascence & Resistance (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Ultimate Doom The Way id Did (winner: Bloodite Krypto) 2019 Hellfire: Dreams (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Fomalhaut (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Stardate 20X6 (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Base Ganymede: Complete (winner: Bloodite Krypto) SIGIL (winner: leodoom85) Vanguard & Lunatic (winner: Bdubzzz) 2017 Collection (winner: an_mutt) Revolution! (winner: NaZa)
  3. Mixed news! Or just outright bad news if you're waiting for me to get my act in order and update something ⁠— anything ⁠— and get that leaderboard ticking over... Because of my absence, this month's challenge will continue until the end of November. November's challenge will commence on the 10th. Apologies to those who are craving more Ironman traction. Things have been hectic and there are a lot of Doom duties that remain unresolved, on my end. If this continues I will need to find someone to assist me in keeping things moving along smoothly (@NaZa has been doing amazing work for well over a year, now). Thanks for your patience and understanding.
  4. rd's on the money. I'll probably make some sort of mini glossary so I can stamp each challenge with a single word for everyone's convenience. I think I attempted this a while ago for a month or two and then, just... stopped? Anyway, yes: two seperate WADs; mohu1.wad played before mohu2.wad; one life only as though they were two maps back-to-back in the 01 and 02 slots. You can't play mohu2 if you die in mohu1. This will usually be done for maps that are perhaps insufficient as standalone challenges but combined make for a compelling "single level" experience. Another example of this would be the Jägermörder duology (although these two don't occupy the same MAP01 slot, for convenience), which we will play at some point. Something that isn't an example of this would be the Vrack series, which I would definitely aggregate kills for but allow multiple lives for, also. In this case, it's because they are satisfactory standalone challenges... I just like the idea of packaging series ala Vae Victus, especially if the total play time falls into a snug bracket.
  5. You don't have to kill all the monsters, but if you fail to survive the set (both levels combined, in this case) then the number of monsters you do kill will determine where you rank. If you survive the set, time alone is the determining factor.
  6. My goodness, look at all these new names cropping up in the winners column! Isn't it great? You'd best make hay while the Demon stays camped in his Well, struggling with the reception, however. I have a feeling this is a window that's probably going to close. In any case, well done to all accomplished and returning Ironmen! I will be away at the turn of the month and so won't be able to view demos and update boards past a certain point... not that I needed a reason to slack off before. I probably won't even have access to a computer and there's bugger all chance I can format this stuff on my dinky little phone, so I'll have November's challenge all set up and posted by roughly the 20th, this month.
  7. October, 2019 > Download Monster Hunter Ltd. Part 1 > Download Monster Hunter Ltd. Part 2 > NaZa's unofficial leader board Leaderboards What is the Doomworld Ironman League? The DWIronman League is a monthly competition in which participants aim to survive for as many levels as possible in the given map set, preferably in one sitting. Click the spoiler tag below for a detailed list of rules. Players of all levels of ability are welcome. It could change the way you play Doom! In October 2019 The Doomworld Ironman League dies to Monster Hunter @didy, an accomplished agent who runs his own dismemberment business out of a war-torn district in urban Hell on Earth. Perhaps you've heard of it? These two single levels are busted-up, grungy, greasy sprawls with photoreal texturing (think lainos but with more flotsam and less politics). As is typical for maps of its kind, aesthetically, they both demand patience and tactical nous, and details can be both an impediment and a concealment for goodies. Stay frosty... and try to steer clear of any sentient pillars of smoke if at all possible. Similar to what was done with CC4 MAP20 and MAP21 last year, here your kills will aggregate across both levels and both levels must be played in order. Time is a factor only in exiting mohu2.wad ⁠— surviving the "set". Essential Info Doom 2 as the IWAD selected. Compatibility level 9, or "(Boom (strict))" for ZDoom derivative ports. 2 maps total. Must be played in order (mohu1.wad > mohu2.wad) One life only across both WADs. prboom-plus -file mohu1 -complevel 9 -warp -skill 4 -record dwironman... Previous Threads 2016 Jenesis (winner: Demon of the Well) Crusades (winner: Ribbiks) Nilla Doom (winner: Demon of the Well) Khorus' Speedy Shit (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Perdition's Gate (winner: Bloodite Krypto) UAC Ultra (winner: Bloodite Krypto) 2017 Jade Earth (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Legacy of Heroes (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Back to Saturn X E1 (winner: dew) Mapgame (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Vae Victus 1 & 2 (winner: Demon of the Well) Disturbia (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Insertion (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Unholy Realms (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Osiris (winner: Demon of the Well) End Game & End Point (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Oscillation (winner: Ancalagon) Doom The Way id Did (winner: kmc) 2018 Combat Shock 2 (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Coffee Break (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Warlock's Hearth (winner: Demon of the Well) 50 Monsters (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Double Impact (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Rush (winner: WH-Wilou84) The Darkening E1 & E2 (winner: Veinen) The Plutonia Experiment (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Interstellar Sickness & Shaman's Device (winner: leodoom85) Doom 64 for Doom 2 (winner: Bloodite Krypto) TNT: Renascence & Resistance (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Ultimate Doom The Way id Did (winner: Bloodite Krypto) 2019 Hellfire: Dreams (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Fomalhaut (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Stardate 20X6 (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Base Ganymede: Complete (winner: Bloodite Krypto) SIGIL (winner: leodoom85) Vanguard & Lunatic (winner: Bdubzzz) 2017 Collection (winner: an_mutt) Revolution! (winner: NaZa)
  8. Alfonzo

    The DWIronman League dies to: Revolution!

    It's October 1st. I've done it again, McCain! Cat 3, died on MAP14 because I started running around like a headless chicken not knowing what corner to jump into, overly mindful of the cyberdemon (which I'm pretty sure fired exactly 0 rockets) and partially distracted by Dan Aykroyd's babbling on about UFOs in the podcast I was listening to. I should have put on something less stimulating in its weirdness... or maybe something not at all weird, like Steven Pinker. dwironman_39_alfnz.zip I look forward to further realizing my dwindling Doom skills next month this month, holy shit.
  9. Alfonzo

    The DWIronman League dies to: Revolution!

    Yes, thanks NaZa. Will likely be a couple of days before I do any updates. Usually the first few days don't feature any as I'm trying to preserve cat [2] status for my own run! On this occasion though I did sneak a look at mutt's, so it's cat [3] once I get around to it. I'll let the league know once it's up to date.
  10. September, 2019 > Download Revolution! > NaZa's unofficial leader board Leaderboards What is the Doomworld Ironman League? The DWIronman League is a monthly competition in which participants aim to survive for as many levels as possible in the given map set, preferably in one sitting. Click the spoiler tag below for a detailed list of rules. Players of all levels of ability are welcome. It could change the way you play Doom! In September 2019 The Doomworld Ironman League dies to @t.v.'s Revolution!, a doomcute megawad from 2003 and a champion of representational design in the abstract. If DWIL did stroke indexes, this challenge would sit somewhere at the high end of the range, meaning that it's probably only as difficult as you're willing to make it. A mostly casual play could easily net you some green for your survival portfolio... but are you willing to take a gamble and put your foot down for a higher standing, instead? The doom marine is a pretty fast guy, you know. It's time to cut corners or die trying. Essential Info Doom 2 as the IWAD selected. Compatibility level 2, or "(Doom (strict))" for ZDoom derivative ports. 30 levels + 2 secret levels prboom-plus -file tvr! -complevel 2 -warp -skill 4 -record dwironman... Previous Threads 2016 Jenesis (winner: Demon of the Well) Crusades (winner: Ribbiks) Nilla Doom (winner: Demon of the Well) Khorus' Speedy Shit (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Perdition's Gate (winner: Bloodite Krypto) UAC Ultra (winner: Bloodite Krypto) 2017 Jade Earth (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Legacy of Heroes (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Back to Saturn X E1 (winner: dew) Mapgame (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Vae Victus 1 & 2 (winner: Demon of the Well) Disturbia (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Insertion (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Unholy Realms (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Osiris (winner: Demon of the Well) End Game & End Point (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Oscillation (winner: Ancalagon) Doom The Way id Did (winner: kmc) 2018 Combat Shock 2 (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Coffee Break (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Warlock's Hearth (winner: Demon of the Well) 50 Monsters (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Double Impact (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Rush (winner: WH-Wilou84) The Darkening E1 & E2 (winner: Veinen) The Plutonia Experiment (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Interstellar Sickness & Shaman's Device (winner: leodoom85) Doom 64 for Doom 2 (winner: Bloodite Krypto) TNT: Renascence & Resistance (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Ultimate Doom The Way id Did (winner: Bloodite Krypto) 2019 Hellfire: Dreams (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Fomalhaut (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Stardate 20X6 (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Base Ganymede: Complete (winner: Bloodite Krypto) SIGIL (winner: leodoom85) Vanguard & Lunatic (winner: Bdubzzz)
  11. Come off it, yakfak! MAP09: Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats may be cutting edge nomenclature, but all that Nukage has to go somewhere, right? Oh, the humanity!
  12. Alfonzo

    The DWIronman League dies to: 2017 Collection

    You're a gentleman and a scholar pirate, Pegleg. Your sturdy wooden prosthetic alone would buttress the competition but you choose to carry the league on your shoulders, instead. What spirit! A true hero of these forums! Songs will be written about your Ironman endeavors for generations to come, long after death has claimed you a final time and your shiny doubloons and trinkets have been melted down for scraps, or possibly expropriated by the authorities. ...Though the songs will have to be short, I think. To match the length of your demos. 0 monsters. An unbeatable record. Congratulations.
  13. Alfonzo

    The DWIronman League dies to: 2017 Collection

    That's okay! And yes, just for boom compatible stuff. Happy for you to keep using eternity in vanilla with the -vanilla parameter set. All good :) I'm really enjoying watching these runs so far. I was concerned that the quirky design would hamstring too many of the regulars too early in the set but everyone is giving it a fair go. Imagine if @Suitepee died to that revenant at the start, though... my word. 10 health, was it? Looking forward to the rest. I'm oddly giddy about this one!
  14. Alfonzo

    The DWIronman League dies to: 2017 Collection

    @Loud Silence Nice. Just for future reference and sorry for not putting this in the OP but if you could only use the latest stable build of Eternity and only when a vanilla set is selected (-complevel 2, 3) that would be great, thanks. That way I don't have to swap in a new engine just to play one demo and with the -vanilla parameter I can play it back in prboom/glboom+ for convenience.
  15. Alfonzo

    DW's old hosted sites

    Doom Underground is the reason I'm here. I can't remember exactly when this was ⁠— 2003, maybe? ⁠— but for a time I sourced all of my Doom material from that site, building my knowledge of PWADs up from nothing to something resembling an essentials library of classics, plus extras. Maybe this has something to do with why I bee-lined straight for the /newstuff center when I became a member in 2010 (though, sadly, making a pig's ear of the writing). Thanks, Colin!
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