Doom The Way id Did: v1.1 Released!

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Re: Doom The Way id Did: Released!

Postby Marnetmar » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:10 pm

Devastator wrote:& Don't forget Doom The Way Midway Did :wink:


I'm actually thinking of doing a PSX conversion of DTWID once I have the proper knowledge.
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Re: Doom The Way id Did: Released!

Postby Devastator » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:16 pm

I was thinking of an aesthetic that emulated Doom 64.

Any wads out there that make use of Doom 64's textures?
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Re: Doom The Way id Did: Released!

Postby Slax » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:48 pm

I'm on the final stretch of Inferno now and I have to say, it's been a real treat. A bit easy breezy at times but that's ok, sticking with the vanilla style.
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Re: Doom The Way id Did: Released!

Postby esselfortium » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:20 pm

Devastator wrote:I was thinking of an aesthetic that emulated Doom 64.

Any wads out there that make use of Doom 64's textures?

A bunch, but a "Doom The Way Midway Did" really wouldn't work as a Doom2 mod. Fortunately, it wouldn't need to.
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Re: Doom The Way id Did: Released!

Postby InsanityBringer » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:53 pm

Doom 64 resources look like crap in Vanilla because they don't have any color to them. Doom 64 relied heavily on lighting to give the locations their color and atmosphere, and every Doom 64 for Doom II project I've seen just looks dull for this reason.
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Re: Doom The Way id Did: Released!

Postby hugoroy » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:48 am

I love how the boss battles were done in this.
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Re: Doom The Way id Did: Released!

Postby Dan50 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:26 pm

I'm liking this. :) Nice level designs.
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Re: Doom The Way id Did: Released!

Postby localhosed » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:51 am

I really liked all maps that I've played in this pack, the look of them and the attention to making each map fun. I liked E1M7 especially (formerly e1m5 , Logic Core) . Playing with Unnamed Mod by xtyfe , pinkies who surprise you and chase you from several directions (including flanking while the other comes straight) at intersections of hallways had me surprised and fumbling with controls, very fun map. I pressed the end level button with 16% health and healthy sense of paranoia just like when doom was new!
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Re: Doom The Way id Did: Released!

Postby Steve1664 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:58 pm

If this is Doom the way id did, then E3M4 would be John Romero in his "Perfect Hatred" phase. Really bastardly stuff in that one. Whoever designed that map should be popped in the head a few times. M2 was also pretty obnoxious in its use of damaging floors, but M4's crushing ceilings alongside those were just as bad.
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Re: Doom The Way id Did: Released!

Postby Orangewaggs » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:50 am

Great stuff I am convinced it's a real deal, great job. :)
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Re: Doom The Way id Did: Released!

Postby PFL » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:49 am

Had a lot to try in december before I could take a look at this one. I feel, so far (not much done), that the goal is reached; it is a '94 style maps wad. I see the Demon's first appearance in E1M3 stands still, the backpack and on and on. The blue orb takes an additional level to appear; nothing shocking, really. I really enjoy the work here, and it's ALWAYS fun to play old style maps when they are done right. Bravo.

If I could point TWO(2) things, one would be the amount of secrets being over the usual count, which made me look much more for them that the original episodes commanded; so it changes the original gameplay a lot.

Then, and this is personal, the original episodes were made with keyboard gameplay in mind, thus making the wad easier to play than if it was mouse driven. I know that it would have defy the purpose of the wad but, making it a BIT harder wouldn't have hurt in any way; I loose 10 points of health per level, maintaining over 180 since map 3 or 9...

Excellent anyhow
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Re: Doom The Way id Did: Released!

Postby The Ultimate DooMer » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:21 pm

Same here. While it looks and feels the part (except E3 which looks and feels like a copy of the part) the gameplay was a downright snore-fest...in fact it could've been called Doom the Way KiD did, as I bet even the CoD-playing kids of today with no concept of real gameplay would have no problem staying alive (completing the maps without getting lost however is another story :p). There was plenty of intelligent traps (and layouts to go with them) but what's the point if all they contain is a couple of imps or a demon? Using the full bestiary throughout along with upping their contents would've produced much better results IMO.

E1 I was most impressed with, there's still part of me that likes them (just part of a balanced diet instead of a huge swathe of them) but that's where the difficulty was at it's worst (even on -fast I never died and only went low on a couple of occasions), sorry but Double Impact was way better. E3 was a little better on the gameplay front but suffered from too many copycat areas (if id had made a 10th map for each episode I doubt they'd clone bits of the other 9 maps, let alone an entire map as in the case of E3M9 here). E2 ofc was somewhere in between but not bad overall.

In short it's not a bad mapset and it did was it was supposed to do, but kept all the bad bits of the original game as well as the good.
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Re: Doom The Way id Did: Released!

Postby Marnetmar » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:16 pm

Well yes, we kept the "bad" bits intentionally. The wad's supposed to match Doom.wad in as many ways as possible other than the maps themselves. It's supposed to add to the charm really, not take away from it.
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Re: Doom The Way id Did: Released!

Postby esselfortium » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:22 pm

Indeed, the difficulty is intentionally aimed to roughly match that of the original game. It is of course compatible with any gameplay mods of your choosing, should you want a different experience in that way :P
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Re: Doom The Way id Did: Released!

Postby Project Dark Fox » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:35 am

I hadn't gotten around to Episode 3 yet but I agree with "keeping the bad parts". It really does feel like a sensible expansion from the boys at id and I wouldn't mind more like it. Extremely surprised more tribute projects similar in vein to this aren't around...
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