Best WADs to have never won a Cacoward

Just a few:

SapidusB | Anguilla | 1994 | Doom | Vanilla
Full On | Tim Ackroyd | 1994 | Doom | Vanilla
Debut | BCKSIDE180 | 1996 | Doom | Vanilla
The Mars Plague | James Stewart & Ryan Weiss | 2000 | Doom | Vanilla
Mock 2 - The Speed of Stupid | Various | 2003 | Doom II | ZDoom
Garrulismo | Eye del Cul | 2004 | Doom II | Vanilla
New World | Daniel | 2004 | Doom II | Limit-Removing
New World II | Daniel | 2004 | Doom II | Limit-Removing
ZPack - Random Maps for ZDoom | Various | 2008 | Doom II | ZDoom
The History of Fruit | TheCupboard & Worst-vd-plas | 2008 | Heretic | ZDaemon
Dawn of Reality | Reinchard | 2010 | Doom II | GZDoom
The Phobos Directive | The Persecution Complex | 2011 | Doom | GZDoom

Could probably stick all of Michael Krause's maps down as well, but I cba to list them :P

Fragport | Stephen "The Ultimate DooMer" Clark | 2011


It's actually from 2001, but when I updated it in 2011 (for co-op fixes) I got it moved from the ports folder into the vanilla folder, after removing some optional port-specific stuff from the zip (same with Op-lite2 from 2000)...but a new ID was created instead of keeping the old one, hence why the timestamp is newer.

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A few off the bat, probably other people have said these
* Vile Flesh - This is a travesty in my opinion.
* Real World and Real World 2 - Two solid mapsets by the same author, well I enjoy them. Rather inspired by the origional doom/doom2 maps in parts.
* Needs more detail - Another solid wad which hasn't been given enough love
* Doom 2 Reloaded
* Rebirth
*Death Tormention (any of them really) - They are all good E4 replacements.
* Maybe twilight zone 2, I think the new sounds and monsters put people off, but it showed some good signs about a mapper who would in a couple of years bring out 2002 A doom odyssey, one of my favourite wads of all time.

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The Ultimate DooMer said:

Just a few:
SapidusB | Anguilla | 1994 | Doom | Vanilla

Eddie Nguyen is the author.

The Ultimate DooMer said:

The Mars Plague | James Stewart & Ryan Weiss | 2000 | Doom | Vanilla

The original is much older - 1996, at least. The version on /idgames is just a repackage, the content is the same.

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Possibly id 6714, it is probably one of the most overlooked megawads that is actually decent, possibly because somehow it didn't go into the megawads folder. Couple.recent comments have reminded me of it.

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Thanks for the corrections vdgg and also The Ultimate DooMer. I've added more suggestions from d@ngib5on, fullmetalvaran33, vdgg, T-Rex, Memfis, j4rio, Processingcontrol and The Ultimate DooMer. The recommendations list has now been moved to the first post of the thread and some statistics have been provided for all WADs from the two lists.

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pcorf said:

Endgame.wad but that was released before the first Cacowards in 2004. One of the best and most underrated wads of all time.


Interesting. The other posts here seem to imply that their suggested wads are good but not great. How would you rate Endgame.wad overall? 20th best wad of all time?

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When I was listing my top favourite wads that never won a Cacoward, I forgot to mention TNT Renascence by Eternal for a good 2010 wad.

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Here's another wad that I think is one of the best to never win a cacoward. Doom Center by Doorhenge is another good one worth checking out.

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I just played a couple more wads which are deserving of a Cacoward.

Dark Castle | Virgil the Doom Poet | 2000 | Doom II | Boom
Ash to Ash | Virgil the Doom Poet | 2001 | Doom II | Boom
Nexus | Brad "Vorpal" Spencer | 2001 | Doom II | Vanilla

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Oh, sorry. Didn't notice. Thanks for showing me it was awarded already, Processingcontrol.

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Okay, here's another noteworthy megawad that I'm sure no one has mentioned on this thread yet.

Biowar | Chris Harbin/John Bishop/Paul Corfiatis | 1999 | Doom II | Vanilla

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Oooh, ooh, someone said Scimitar was good thanks. I logged in for the first time in about 3 years just to say that :D

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If Heretic wads count, here's a couple of wads I found nice and worthy to be recognised as classics.

Recant by John "Dr. Sleep" Anderson.

Smudge by Chris Klie.

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Thanks to everyone who has recommended WADs since my last list update. I will add those suggestions soon. In the meantime, I was wondering what you guys thought about the lists being formatted in the following way...


EVERY CACOWARD WINNER, RUNNER-UP & HONOURABLE MENTION

D1 | ZD | 2002 | 007: Licence to Spell Doom | Stephen "The Ultimate DooMer" Clark
DE | ZD | 2004 | 8 Bits Deathmatch | G0dCells
D2 | BO | 2000 | 10 Sectors | Various Authors
DE | BO | 2007 | 32in24 5 | The 32in24 Team
DE | SV | 2008 | 32in24 7 | The 32in24 Team
DE | SV | 2011 | 32in24 11 | The 32in24 Team
D2 | VA | 1996 | 99 Ways to Die | Warren Marshall
D1 | ZD | 2002 | 2002: A Doom Odyssey | Various Authors
D2 | ZD | 2004 | Action Doom | "Scuba" Stephen Browning
D2 | VA | 2002 | Alien Vendetta | Various Authors
D1 | VA | 1994 | Aliens TC | Justin Fisher
D2 | VA | 1996 | All Hell is Breaking Loose | Joel Huenink
D2 | ZD | 2005 | Altar of Evil | Dutch Devil
D2 | LM | 2010 | Arcadia Demade | JP LeBreton
D1 | VA | 1996 | Army of Darkness | Various Authors
D2 | VA | 1995 | Artifact, The | Paul Schmitz
D2 | ZD | 1999 | Assault on Tei Tenga | Sam Ketner
D1 | BO | 2000 | Atomic Tomb | Brad "Vorpal" Spencer
D1 | VA | 2008 | Back to Basics | Espi
D1 | VA | 2010 | Base Ganymede: Episode 2 | Adam "Khorus" Woodmansey
D2 | VA | 1999 | Batman Doom | ACE Team Software
D2 | BO | 2010 | Beyond Revival | Fiend
D2 | GZ | 2008 | BGPA Missions: Liberation | Nigel "Enjay" Rowand
DE | VA | 1995 | Boothill | Various Authors
D2 | VA | 2003 | Brotherhood of Ruin, The | Kristian "Nebula" Aro
D2 | ZD | 2011 | Brutal Doom | Sergeant_Mark_IV (Best Gameplay Mod)
D2 | CU | 2002 | Caverns of Darkness | The Chaos Crew
D1 | VA | 2002 | CH Retro Episode | Christian N. "c-cooper" Hansen
D2 | GZ | 2007 | Cheogsh | Shadowman / KoLoBoK[iddqd]
D2 | GZ | 2009 | Cheogsh 2 | Shadowman / Guest
D1 | ZD | 2008 | Chex Quest 3 | Charles Jacobi
D2 | LM | 2000 | Chord 3 | Malcolm Sailor
D2 | VA | 1999 | Chord G | Malcolm Sailor
D2 | VA | 1997 | Chord NG | Malcolm Sailor
D2 | ZD | 2004 | Chosen | LilWhiteMouse
D1 | VA | 2000 | Classic Episode, The | Various Authors
D1 | ZD | 2006 | Classic Episode Part 2, The | Jan Van der Veken
D2 | GZ | 2008 | Cold as Hell | Jon "JonnyFive" Washburn
D2 | BO | 2004 | Community Chest 2 | Various Authors
D2 | BO | 2007 | Community Chest 3 | Various Authors
D2 | ZD | 2008 | Community is Falling 3 | Samuel "Kaiser" Villarreal (Mockaward)
D2 | ZD | 2005 | Congestion 1024 | Various Authors
D2 | VA | 2002 | Congestion Control | Karthik Abhiram
D2 | BO | 2000 | Containment Area | J.C. "SailorScout" Bengtson
D2 | VA | 1998 | Crestfallen | Martin "cocoon" Friberg
D2 | LM | 2005 | Crimson Canyon | J S Graham
D1 | VA | 1994 | Crossing Acheron | John W. "Dr. Sleep" Anderson
DE | BO | 2006 | Crucified Dreams | Various Authors
D1 | VA | 1999 | Crusades | Richard Wiles
D2 | VA | 1998 | Cyberdreams | Gonzalo Perez de la Ossa / Albert Valls
D2 | ZD | 2004 | Daedalus: Alien Defense | TeamTNT
D2 | ZD | 2002 | Dark7 | Bryant "Gunrock" Robinson
D2 | ZD | 2002 | Dark7: Mission Pack | Bryant "Gunrock" Robinson
D2 | VA | 1999 | Darkening Episode 1, The | Various Authors
D2 | VA | 2000 | Darkening Episode 2, The | Various Authors
D2 | ZD | 2001 | Darkest Hour, The | Rex Claussen
D1 | VA | 1997 | Dawn of the Dead | Jan Van der Veken
D2 | ZD | 2004 | Decade | Russell Pearson
D2 | VA | 1999 | Demonfear | Adam Windsor
D2 | ZD | 2007 | Demons of Problematique | Dennis "Exl" Meuwissen
D2 | GZ | 2009 | Demons of Problematique 2 | Dennis "Exl" Meuwissen
D2 | LM | 2004 | Deus Vult | Huy "Converted Doomer" Pham
D2 | LM | 2008 | Deus Vult II | Huy "Converted Doomer" Pham
D2 | VA | 1998 | Dickie 10 | Richard Wiles
D2 | BO | 2011 | Doom II Redux Demo | Tarnsman
D2 | ZD | 2003 | Doom Raider: Crypt of the Vile | Russell Pearson
D2 | ZD | 2001 | Doom Resurrection Episode I | Tommie "Fatal" Quick
D2 | ZD | 2010 | Doom: Threshold of Pain | John "scalliano" Gourley
D2 | CU | 2003 | Doom64: The Absolution | Various Authors
D1 | VA | 1994 | Doomsday of UAC | Leo Martin Lim
D2 | ZD | 2004 | Doomworld Forums 3 | Anonymous Author/s (Mockaward)
D1 | LM | 2011 | Double Impact | RottKing / Ralphis
D2 | BO | 2010 | Drip Feed | Trevor "iori" Primmett
DE | VA | 1995 | Dwango 5 | Various Authors
D2 | BO | 2007 | Dying End, The | Christopher Lutz
DE | ST | 2006 | Dynamite Deathmatch | RottKing
D2 | VA | 1996 | Dystopia 3 | Anthony Czerwonka / Iikka Keranen
D2 | VA | 1998 | Earth | Roger Ritenour
D2 | VA | 1995 | Enigma Episode, The | Jim Flynn
D2 | BO | 2007 | Epic | Alexander "Eternal" S.
D2 | VA | 2010 | Epic 2 | Alexander "Eternal" S.
D2 | LM | 2001 | Equinox | B.P.R.D
D2 | BO | 2008 | Escape From Castle Chezcrea | Paul "Creaphis" Hiebert
D2 | VA | 1997 | Eternal Doom | TeamTNT
D2 | ZD | 2008 | Eternal Doom IV | TeamTNT
D1 | VA | 1994 | Eternity | Bjorn Hermans / Holger Nathrath
D1 | VA | 1994 | Evil Unleashed, The | The Innocent Crew
D1 | VA | 1995 | Fava Beans | Sean Birkel
D2 | VA | 1995 | Final Gathering II, The | Daniel "Stormin" Norman
D2 | VA | 1995 | Fistful of Doom, A | Dethset
D2 | LM | 2005 | For Whom the Bell Tolls | Didy
D2 | GZ | 2006 | Foreverhood | Brian "Skadoomer" Goodsell
D1 | VA | 1994 | Galaxia | Pavel Hodek
D2 | ZD | 2003 | Gateway Experiments, or Doesn't the Military Ever Learn?, The | Ethan "GooberMan" Watson
D1 | ZD | 2007 | Genesis of Descent | Hobomaster22
DE | ST | 2009 | Ghouls vs Humans | Cutmanmike
DE | VA | 1997 | Gothic DM | Anthony Czerwonka
DE | VA | 1998 | Gothic DM II | Anthony Czerwonka
D2 | LM | 2008 | Gravity | Alexander "Eternal" S.
D2 | ZD | 2004 | Grove | B.P.R.D
D2 | VA | 1995 | H2H-Xmas | Various Authors
D2 | ZD | 2009 | Happy Time Circus II | Ray "Shitbag" Schmitz
D2 | ZD | 2009 | Harmony | Thomas van der Velden
D2 | ZD | 2005 | HedRox | Rodrigo Acevedo
D2 | ZD | 2000 | Hell Factory Hub One, The | Tomi Rajala
D2 | GZ | 2009 | Hell Ground | Alexander "Eternal" S.
D2 | VA | 1997 | Hell Revealed | Yonatan Donner / Haggay Niv
D2 | VA | 2004 | Hell Revealed II | Various Authors
D2 | VA | 1997 | Hell's Eventide | Marty Ihlen / Travers Dunne / Rick Clark
D2 | ZD | 2006 | Hellcore 2.0 | Devon "Darkfyre" West / Robert "Fusion" Babor
D2 | LM | 2003 | Helpyourselfish | Christian N. "c-cooper" Hansen
HR | LM | 2010 | Heretic: Curse of D'sparil | Kristian "Kristus" Kall / Karl Kall
D2 | ZD | 1999 | Herian 2 | Ian Wilson
D2 | GC | 2005 | Hi-Tech Hell 2 | Simo Malinen
D2 | VA | 1996 | Hidden Mountain Factory, A | Grzegorz Werner
D2 | VA | 2006 | How Not to Be Seen! | Wills Hines (Mockaward)
D2 | BO | 2006 | IC2005 | Ian Cunnings
D2 | VA | 1996 | Icarus: Alien Vanguard | TeamTNT
HR | BO | 2011 | Icebound | Christopher Lutz
D1 | VA | 1995 | Infinity | Bjorn Hermans / Holger Nathrath
D2 | ZD | 2007 | It Only Gets Worse | Wills Hines (Mockaward)
D2 | BO | 1999 | Jagermorder: Chemical Lab | Derek "Afterglow" Mac Donald
D2 | BO | 2011 | Jenesis | James "Jimmy" Paddock
D2 | VA | 2005 | Kama Sutra | Adolf "Gusta" Vojta / Jakub "_Method_" Razak
D2 | VA | 2011 | Khorus' Speedy Shit | Adam "Khorus" Woodmansey
D2 | LM | 2009 | Killing Adventure | Ruba (Mockaward)
D1 | ZD | 2007 | Knee-Deep in ZDoom | KDIZD Team
D2 | ZD | 1999 | KZDoom | Kurt Kesler
D2 | ZD | 2000 | KZDoom 6 | Kurt Kesler
D2 | ZD | 2001 | KZDoom 7 | Kurt Kesler
D2 | GZ | 2009 | Legacy of Suffering | Logan MTM
D2 | BO | 2011 | Lunatic | Paul "skillsaw" DeBruyne
D2 | GZ | 2011 | Mandrill Ass Project | Aluqah
D1 | BO | 2009 | Mapgame | Ravage
D2 | ZD | 2003 | MassMouth 2 | Mike "Cyb" Watson
D2 | ZD | 2004 | Massmouthmas | Mike "Cyb" Watson
DE | ST | 2010 | Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch | Cutmanmike
D2 | VA | 1996 | Memento Mori | The Memento Mori Crew
D2 | VA | 1996 | Memento Mori 2 | The Memento Mori 2 Crew
D2 | VA | 1997 | Mordeth | Gaston Lahaut
D2 | LM | 2006 | NewDoom Community Project | Various Authors
D2 | BO | 2009 | NewDoom Community Project II | Various Authors
D2 | GC | 2002 | Nimrod: Ixnay on the Hombre | Unholy Software
DE | ST | 2005 | Nimrod: Project Doom | Team Future
D2 | VA | 2010 | No Rest for the Living | Nerve Software
D2 | VA | 1995 | Nostromo's Run | Rich "Nostromo" Johnston
D2 | VA | 2001 | Null Space | Russell Pearson
D2 | VA | 1995 | Obituary | The Innocent Crew
D2 | VA | 1998 | Odessa 14 | Bob Evans
D2 | NT | 2006 | Ogro Power Facility | Stephen "SoM" McGranahan
D2 | ZD | 2006 | Oniria | Aluqah
D2 | GZ | 2006 | Operation Overlord | Nigel "Enjay" Rowand
D1 | LM | 2007 | Outer Darkness, The | Varun Abhirama Krishna
D2 | LM | 2000 | Painful Evil | Tomi Rajala
D2 | GZ | 2010 | Paranoid | The Persecution Complex
D2 | GC | 2001 | Phobia | Kristian "Ebola" Kall
D2 | GC | 2006 | Phobia: The Age | Kristian "Kristus" Kall
D2 | VA | 1998 | Phobos | Roger Ritenour
D1 | VA | 2004 | Phobos Revisited | Rex Claussen
D1 | BO | 2003 | Phobos: Anomaly Reborn | Christopher Lutz
D2 | GZ | 2006 | Phocas Island 2 | Chopkinsca
FD | VA | 2009 | Plutonia 2 | Plutonia 2 Team
FD | VA | 2011 | Plutonia: Revisited Community Project | Various Authors
D2 | VA | 1996 | Polygon Base | Rick Lipsey
D2 | GZ | 2010 | Realm of Cheogsh | Shadowman
D2 | GZ | 2008 | Remain 3 | Alexander "Eternal" S.
D2 | VA | 1997 | Requiem | Various Authors
D1 | VA | 1994 | Return to Phobos | Michael Kelsey
D2 | VA | 2011 | Reverie | Michael Jan Krizik
D2 | VA | 2001 | Revolution! | Thomas van der Velden
D1 | VA | 2002 | Rip It, Tear It, Smash It! | Christian N. "c-cooper" Hansen
D2 | ZD | 2003 | RTC-3057 Demo | Team Future
D2 | ZD | 2004 | RTC-3057 Hub 1 | Team Future
D2 | LM | 2002 | Ruma | Espi
D2 | BO | 1998 | Run Buddy | Michael Krause
D2 | VA | 2003 | Scythe | Erik Alm / Kim "Torn" Bach
D2 | LM | 2005 | Scythe 2 | Erik Alm
D1 | VA | 1994 | Serenity | Bjorn Hermans / Holger Nathrath
HE | GZ | 2010 | Serpent: Resurrection | Stephen "The Ultimate DooMer" Clark
D2 | ZD | 2005 | Simplicity: Because Complexity Sucks | Matthew "Agent Spork" McGee
D2 | ZD | 2001 | Sin City | Ed C.
D2 | BO | 2007 | Sine Die | Didy
D1 | VA | 1994 | Slaughter Until Death | The Innocent Crew
D2 | VA | 2001 | Slayer, The | Richard Wiles
D2 | BO | 2007 | Songs of the Damned | Trevor "iori" Primmett
D2 | BO | 2010 | Speed of Doom | Joshy / Darkwave0000
D2 | VA | 1997 | Strain | The Alpha Dog Alliance
D2 | GZ | 2010 | Stronghold | Various Authors
D2 | ZD | 2004 | Super Sonic Doom | Stephen "The Ultimate DooMer" Clark
D2 | VA | 2005 | Suspended in Dusk | Espi
D2 | VA | 1997 | Talosian Incident, The | The Black Star Coven
D2 | VA | 1998 | Tantrum 2 | Ola Bjorling
D2 | ZD | 2005 | Temple of Chaos 2 | Matthew "Agent Spork" McGee
D2 | GZ | 2010 | Temple of the Lizard Men 2 | Alan "Alando1"
D2 | ZD | 2008 | Thunderpeak | Bjorn "Vader" Ostmann
D2 | ZD | 2005 | Total Control | Dutch Devil
D2 | BO | 2004 | Tremor Part I | Ross "zarkyb" Mathieson
D2 | ST | 2009 | Tribute | Zalewa
D2 | VA | 1996 | Troopers' Playground, The | Matthias Worch
D2 | ZD | 2006 | TurboCharged Arcade! | Xaser "The Conqueror" (Mockaward)
D2 | ZD | 2010 | TurboCharged Arcade!: The Sequel Episode! | Xaser "The Conqueror" / James "Jimmy" Paddock (Mockaward)
D2 | ZD | 1999 | Twilight Warrior | Black Shadow Software
D2 | BO | 2010 | UAC Ultra | 40oz / Super Jamie
D2 | GZ | 2007 | Ultimate Torment & Torture, The | Daniel "Tormentor667" Gimmer
D1 | VA | 1994 | Unholy Trinity, The | Steve McCrea / Simon Wall / Elias Papavassilopoulos
DE | VA | 2009 | Unidoom Deathmatch X | Clan Unidoom
D2 | GZ | 2010 | Unloved | Paul "BlueEagle" Schneider
D2 | ZD | 2008 | Urban Brawl: Action Doom 2 | "Scuba" Stephen Browning
D2 | LM | 2006 | Vae Victus 2 | Derek "Dittohead" Braun
D2 | ZD | 2010 | Valhalla | Ed C.
D2 | BO | 2011 | Vanguard | Paul "skillsaw" DeBruyne
D2 | NT | 2011 | Vaporware Demo | Esselfortium
D2 | VA | 1998 | Venom | Ola Bjorling
D2 | ZD | 2003 | Void | Mike "Cyb" Watson
D2 | BO | 2001 | Vrack 2 | Fredrik Johansson
D2 | BO | 2009 | Whispers of Satan | Paul "pcorf" Corfiatis / Kristian "Nebula" Aro
D1 | VA | 2007 | Wonderful Doom | Wraith
D2 | LM | 2008 | XXXI CyberSky | Alexander "Eternal" S.
D2 | ZG | 2000 | ZanZan | Edmundo Bordeu
D2 | ZD | 2004 | ZDoom Community Map Project: Take 1, The | Various Authors
D2 | ZD | 2006 | Zen Dynamics | Xaser "The Conqueror"


D1 = Ultimate Doom
D2 = Doom II
DE = Doom II Deathmatch
FD = Final Doom
HR = Heretic
HE = Hexen

BO = Boom-compatible port
SV = Client/server port
CU = Custom port (included)
GC = Doom Legacy
NT = Eternity Engine
GZ = GZDoom
LM = Limit-removing port
ST = Skulltag
VA = Vanilla
ZD = ZDoom
ZG = ZDoomGL


I reckon it looks a lot cleaner and easier to read. :)

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A bit arbitrary though. There are other client-server ports than Ozdaemexum.

Why E for multiplayer? What do you do if a VAvoom mod is recommended? Wouldn't Heretic deathmatch/CTF/etc. maps be HE by the same convention? Am I the only one who abbreviates 'Exen to XN? What do you do for mods that want TNT or Plutonia? And for standalones (e.g., Harmony)? So many questions...

I'd suggest ** for vanilla, ++ for limit-removing. That way, it looks less like a proper name (it's not, there's no port called Limit Removing or Vanilla) and more like a broad generic filter.

I'd also suggest EE for Eternity Engine since it's the abbreviation pretty much all EE users are already familiar with. (Very few people should understand "Everything Else" forum in that context.)

DL, LE or LG for Doom Legacy would be easier to understand than GC. Garbage Collector?

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The DE is short for deathmatch. No WADs that require Vavoom have won a Cacoward or been recommended yet but an abbreviation can be made when/if that happens. TNT and Plutonia WADs are grouped as FD. There are so few Final Doom WADs in the lists that it's no issue to just read the .txt files to find out which IWAD they are for. EE would have been used for the Eternity Engine but I was forced to choose abbreviations based on character widths so that the columns would line up properly.

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Gez said:

Am I the only one who abbreviates 'Exen to XN?

you have a point in everything else you mentioned, but this sounds waaaay too french. :P

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Oh, I see someone has already recommended the Operation: Biowar wad. My mistake. Sorry, guys. :P Well, at least I recommended two Heretic wads after that.

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DM = deathmatch (there's precedent for this)
CS = client/server (also very commonly used abbreviation)
HX = Hexen (more logical, follows pattern of HR = Heretic)

And a small nitpick: Classic Episode 2 is really just limit-removing, with some optional enhancements for ZDoom.

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To a lot of Doomers, HR means only one thing, and it sure as hell ain't Heretic.

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savagegrant said:

D1 = Ultimate Doom
D2 = Doom II
DE = Doom II Deathmatch
FD = Final Doom
HR = Heretic
HE = Hexen

BO = Boom-compatible port
SV = Client/server port
CU = Custom port (included)
GC = Doom Legacy
NT = Eternity Engine
GZ = GZDoom
LM = Limit-removing port
ST = Skulltag
VA = Vanilla
ZD = ZDoom
ZG = ZDoomGL

Where is Zandronum?

Grazza said:

To a lot of Doomers, HR means only one thing, and it sure as hell ain't Heretic.

Hell Revealed is a PWAD, not an IWAD or executable.

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hex11 said:

DM = deathmatch (there's precedent for this)
CS = client/server (also very commonly used abbreviation)
HX = Hexen (more logical, follows pattern of HR = Heretic)

They were actually the abbreviations that I had chosen hex11 but I had to change them when the columns didn't line up due to the differing character widths. So the choice is to either have all the abbreviations being very obvious and the list look like a dog's breakfast, or to have a few less obvious ones and have a neat-looking list. lol

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I think you can use "code" tag to make all characters have the same width:

DM
DE
EE
NT
CS
HX
HE

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