Zygomatic - Just a (sort of) Speed Map

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Zygomatic - Just a (sort of) Speed Map

Postby Enjay » Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:53 pm

I was supposed to go to a friend's house for a meal tonight. A second friend called and wanted to go out but because of the arrangement with the first friend, I said no. Then my first friend called to say everyone in their house was ill with the flu and the meal was off. So, I called my second friend but he'd already made other plans.

Why is this relevant? Well, at something of an unexpected loose end, I decided to quickly throw a map together to give myself a chance to play around with UDB a bit more thoroughly and with a bit more purpose than just testing it. UDB performed brilliantly. There were no issues whatsoever that I am aware of.

The map is nothing special; just a couple of rooms really; if that. I think the editing time was somewhere between 3 and 4 hours (it probably shouldn't even have taken that long to be fair, it's not big). It shouldn't take much longer than 5 minutes to complete it with 100 kills, 100 Items, 100 Secrets.

Worth releasing? Meh... maybe? Maybe not.

Why Zygomatic? Honestly, I couldn't think of a name and the map has a lot of MARBLE3 on the walls. MARBLE3 features skulls, the zygomatic process is a bone of the skull with a cool name...


http://aspectsweb.co.uk/enjay/doom/njzygo.pk3 (a massive 100 KB)

Description: Just a very small map. Not much more than a room really. Marble, metal and rock theme.

New levels: 1 (MAP01)
Sounds: No
Music: No (but changed using MAPINFO)
Graphics: No
Dehacked/BEX Patch: No
Demos: No
Other files required: None

Game: Doom 2
Single Player: Designed for
Cooperative 2-4 Player: Start spots added but not balanced
Deathmatch 2-4 Player: No
Difficulty Settings: Yes, implemented

Base: New from scratch
Build Time: ~3.5 hoours
Editor(s) used: Ultimate Doom Builder (plus Textpad for the MAPINFO)
May Not Run With: Anything other than GZDoom
Tested With: GZDoom 4.2.4 official and g4.3pre-546-g738b9ceb0
Bugs: None known about - doesn't mean they don't exist though.
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Re: Zygomatic - Just a (sort of) Speed Map

Postby _mental_ » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:41 am

It's pretty cool small map. I didn't find any issues except the "switch" to the rocket launcher secret was really obscure.
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Re: Zygomatic - Just a (sort of) Speed Map

Postby Dancso » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:54 am

Funnily enough, the rocket launcher secret is the only one I've found. I felt like getting the chaingun was a bit unimpressive after already possessing the SSG, though I'll have to say the amount of ammo was just enough overall, so it was good to have in place of a pistol. :P I liked the red-glowing wall effects.
The level was a pretty good fit for my morning coffeetime. Thanks!
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Re: Zygomatic - Just a (sort of) Speed Map

Postby Enjay » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:33 am

Thanks for playing and for the feedback. It's appreciated :)

On the criticisms, both are kind of expected or as planned to a certain extent:

The RL secret, I did think myself that it felt more obscure than the others but I didn't just want to make it just another "that texture is different, it must be a door" kind of secret (especially as the RL is quite valuable). So I marked it in the same way that all the secrets in the map are*[see spoiler] and put a matching (albeit not very stand-out, especially in that dark area) texture in an almost direct 180 position from the marked door.

*[Concerning Hobbits Secrets]

On the chaingun, I get what you are saying about it but the main reason to be in that area is to get the red key. The chaingun is just meant to be a weapon that you find along the way and guarded by a slightly tougher enemy. It's not a secret or anything and it was just put in for exactly the purpose that you identified; the player is probably going to need something that throws bullets around quite quickly soon. So, I agree, it probably is a bit unimpressive, but it wasn't particularly meant to be impressive either, just useful. ;)

Every now and again I like to be able to play a small map as a 5 minute distraction before getting on with the mundane duties of real life. So, I'm glad it filled that "coffee time" niche. :)
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Re: Zygomatic - Just a (sort of) Speed Map

Postby Kills_Alone » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:59 am

Hey, Y'all Got Anymore of Them Tasty Maps? /NERVOUS TWITCHING INTENSIFIES

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Re: Zygomatic - Just a (sort of) Speed Map

Postby Enjay » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:04 am

Thanks for posting that. Much appreciated.

Nicely played too. :yup:
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Re: Zygomatic - Just a (sort of) Speed Map

Postby Darkcrafter » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:16 am

Judging by the video, the map looks and plays amazing.
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