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John Romero says: It's been 21 years since I made a DOOM level. Here's my version of E1M8 using DOOM1.WAD.

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John Romero's E1M8 Wad
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BartSimpson25
BartSimpson25

John Romero is a badass ************!

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DOOM_GUY_007
DOOM_GUY_007

you are totolly right man! he and the old buddies from id software really changed my life with doom =P

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gamehacker Author
gamehacker

Same Here! :D

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maxdamage
maxdamage

Do I have to replay the entire Doom 1 Episode 1 to get to the new version of E1M8b?

Thanks.

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RealApprentice
RealApprentice

Not nessacerely but I would recommend playing from E1M1 and onwards, because it is a bit more difficult then the regular episode.

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maxdamage
maxdamage

I copied the e1m8b.wad to the zdoom folder which is v2.7.1 and I load The Ultimate Doom (doom.wad) and I start a new game with Episode 1:Knee Deep in the Dead and I played to mission 8 and still the normal boss level and not the changed one.Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks.

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RealApprentice
RealApprentice

Did you load the map with the -file e1m8b.wad parameter ??

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maxdamage
maxdamage

How do I do that? Do I create a shortcut to zdoom with that as a commandline?

Thanks

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RealApprentice
RealApprentice

Yes, you can do that and the game will load the WAD file.

Additionally, you can add "-warp 1 8" to it *** well so that the game will start automaticly with map 8 (but you'll start with a pistol only).

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maxdamage
maxdamage

"C:\My Documents\My Games\zdoom-2.7.1\zdoom.exe" -file em1m8.wad -warp 1 8

This the shortcut that I am trying but it just loads the normal e1m8 map and not the custom map. :( Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks

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RealApprentice
RealApprentice

Yes, it should be e1m1.wad instead of em1m8.wad. You are referring the game to a *.wad file that does not exist.

Just alter the entire line to the following and you'll be able to play:

C:\My Documents\My Games\zdoom-2.7.1\zdoom.exe" -file e1m8.wad -warp 1 8 -iwad doom.wad

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maxdamage
maxdamage

"C:\My Documents\My Games\zdoom-2.7.1\zdoom.exe" -file e1m8b.wad -warp 1 8 -iwad doom.wad

Seems I left out the b in e1m8b.wad and it loads finally! Thanks for the help. :)

If I leave out the -iwad doom.wad from the shortcut will I be able to load the custom map instead of the default e1m8 map when I play the episode from the beginning?

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RealApprentice
RealApprentice

After 21 years, he still "got it" . . .

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ProjectRemap
ProjectRemap

very cool to see john make another level.

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GamingFanX
GamingFanX

Wait, Romero made a new map? Oh gosh no...his maps are deathtraps.

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gamehacker Author
gamehacker

Yeah they are, but that's what makes them fun and re-playable, also you should check out his e1m4b map he made a couple of months later, which then makes doom 1 episode 1 fully his episode, American Mcgee made e1m8 tom hall had done most of e1m4's layout. Anyway check them both out, e1m4b is also a concept of how the envoriment can change quickly which is what Blackroom (John Romero's & Adrian Carmacks FPS) is going to be about.

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Zapzop
Zapzop

John Romero won an actual PHYSICAL cacoward for this level! Congrats! Mobile.twitter.com

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dmeltzer8
dmeltzer8

Can i run this in the latest gzdomm?If so,how?
Please help!
Thanks.

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maxking67
maxking67

this only works on the ultimate doom

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MafiaGreed
MafiaGreed

Is there a way to load this file so when I reach e1m8 normally in game it loads this wad instead of the normal one

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swc132994
swc132994

The original Doom is somethings I always find myself coming back to although these days with mods attached. This map is a great remake of the original and have added this to my Wadsmooshed collection.

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