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  1. Phobus

    Deathless - an Ultimate Doom megawad (RC3!)

    E3M5 has a red skull door with this problem, as does the yellow skull key exit door in E3M6. Otherwise, I've just nipped through all three new episodes in 3 hours or so. I had a blast! The classical game play and old-school style meshed together really well for a good time and still provided a challenge at points. Particularly the starting maps of E2 and E3, but also the secret levels. Great work!
  2. I've found a lot of your recent speed maps to be unreasonably difficult, so I was really happy to play something of yours that's more accessible. It's a very cool map - a perfect showcase for modern GZDoom, with a great mixture of 3D floors, models and features whilst still implementing a fast-paced game play that is recognisably Doom II.
  3. I've given this some thought over the day and checked out my full list of games I've beaten. From 2010 to 2018, my answer would have to be Doom (2016), but with the caveat that I've not played The Witcher 31 yet, none of the Assassin's Creed2 games, BioShock: Infinite3 or any Saints Row4 or Batman: Arkham5 from this decade yet, all of which would have potential to unseat Doom, I'd say. Doom does shooting and mobility incredibly well, creating an exciting experience, whilst also telling a story through text and world building very well... But it is quite a focused game. Something that does more, but to a similar standard, would stand out to me as the better game, I think. Forza Horizon 4 seems to be the best racing game and GTA 5 is probably the best game that isn't a dedicated shooter or racer. Honourable mentions go to Red Dead Redemption6, Mass Effect 27, Serious Sam 3: BFE8, Wolfenstein: The New Order8 and Resident Evil VII: Biohazard9. I'd also like to shout out Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition for being my favourite game-resurrecting port and Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded as my favourite HD remake so far. 1 It's meant to have been an instant classic, but I've got to get through the other two first 2 I'm thinking either IV: Black Flag, Brotherhood or Revelations have a formidable enough reputation that, if they capture what made Prince of Persia: Sands of Time fun, they could be awesome 3 I've liked the previous 2 and people say this is the best 4 Saints Row 2 is incredible, IMO and probably rivalling GTA 5 5 Arkham Asylum was spectacular, so if any of them are at least as good, there's a contender 6 Unseated by GTA 5 for being an even better and more involving open-world story game 7 Better than Mass Effect 3 due to ending better 8 Unseated by Doom (2016) as best shooter(s) I've played 9 I was going to say Alien: Isolation, but it went on too long, which reminded me how much I liked this
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    NaNoWADMo 2018 (it begins!)

    @Voltcom9 Interesting concept. Looks pretty good so far, although I hope the hitscan enemies won't be so deadly as they are in ROTT! A couple of screenshots from my effort today. These are both from E1M2: The Great Hall:
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    NaNoWADMo 2018 (it begins!)

    "E1M4: The Forge" Fully made, with difficulty settings and all that, like "E1M1: At The Gates" is. 2/27 on day 6/30, but with ample time to play catch up today. Unfortunately, when you look at days I'm actually free this month, in practice today is day 3/18, or thereabouts. Some of these later speed maps may be particularly rushed.
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    What's your favourite band?

    I've been into an expanding range of rock and metal for years, with some rap/hip-hop and pop when I hear something I like. For me, pop doesn't get any better than Michael Jackson, and Eminem is a clear winner on the rap front (although he's definitely past his prime, IMO). Overall favourite, though? Steel Panther. Not only do they play awesome metal in the style of the top 80s glam bands, but they're hilarious and a great live show.
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    NaNoWADMo 2018 (it begins!)

    So, I'm at the start of day 5 and have so far only had one day to work. The result? Today is my second real chance to make a map, but I've only got about 3 hours or so, by the looks of it.
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    What are you listening to?

    I was at the Slayer farewell tour last night, with Obituary, Anthrax and Lamb of God in support. Very cool and about 4.5 hours of gig time. What I'm listening today is tinnitus.
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    Nightdive Teasing Blood

    If this is true, I look forward to play Blood for the first time.
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    What are you listening to?

    My new album for the month is "The Essential Incubus" double album, after seeing them live a couple of months ago. It's not exactly solid gold from my perspective, but there's some good stuff.
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    Post Your Doom Picture (Part 2)

    The left-hand one in particular is gorgeous through dint of being twice the resolution of the other two. I find this sort of thing really impressive because I'm no artist myself, so I'll do my best to show them off in the maps!
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    Post Your Doom Picture (Part 2)

    This is what I'm up to in November for NaNoWADMo. 3 episodes for GZDoom using Doom as a base and those three skyboxes to make up for the crappy speed maps that are sure to ensue.
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    The DWmegawad Club plays: Doom 404

    MAP30 - I didn't like it. I'm glad it wasn't another Icon of Sin battle, but it was instead, basically, a miniature slaughter map. The best way to deal with it was to trigger everything and retreat to the chasm at the start, letting infighting take care of everything, before launching hit and run attacks on the switches. I ended up leaving two Revenants and the two cyberdemons alive when I ran back in, triggered the switches and escaped. Overall, this is a pretty good megaWAD, but I stopped enjoying it in the last third or so. Impressive work on staying within the line limitation whilst making looping, non-linear layouts and relatively complex encounters.
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    Favourite maps by mappers

    I'm genuinely surprised that people can do this from memory. I've been giving it some thought and I can't give a definitive answer on anybody - particularly favourite mappers.
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    How do you feel the vanilla game has aged?

    Like a bowl of fruit on a hot summer's day. If it ain't playable in ZDoom, I ain't interested.