An update to 2017's Dark Encounters 32map Megawad for DoomII on GZDoom.
Title : Dark Encounters Re-release 2019
Filename : drkenctr
Release date : May 19 2019. Original release date: October 31, 2017
Author : Paul Dechene
Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Files By Author : drkinvds (Dark Invaders)
testsb43 (Test Subject 43)
DUpart1 (Dark Universe pt1)
Misc. Author Info : Musician, Bites off more than he can chew :)
Description Updated version of Dark Encounters megawad.
Replaced all "thing" actions with linedef actions or scripts for better compatiblity with mods.
Fixed issues with co-op players becoming stuck behind closing doors/walls etc. Any lock outs/ins where the player
has no other way out/in will be on a reasonable timer.
Adjusted/added monster and ammo count for co-op and, to a lesser degree, in single player.
Map01 chainsaw secret now recognized by mods that did not trigger it.
Map06 Removed several burning barrels that were causing performance issues with some mods.
Map09 Yellow Key no longer triggers lowering sector twice, trapping the player.
Map13 Red Door is now set as repeatable action.
Map20 removed some invisible blocking lines that impeded player movement.
Map26 moved shootable switch as players were often getting stuck here.
Map31 added more monsters to final battle as it was underwhelming.
Increased font size on HUD messages.
Mouse look is REQUIRED for a few secrets and shootable switches. (This was incorrectly listed as "mouse look recommended")
: "I knew they would come back some day...The leaders
and generals of the world were content with their
victory...my victory...heh. Never been much for
parades, so I slipped back into my role as a
good-ole space marine. I argued for a time about
the potential for another invasion. Like before,
they said their "new" technology would handle any
threat. Yeah...sure it will...
***Please see text file for gameplay
In This Wad...
No jumping/crouching, mouse-look required in a few cases.
Gameplay is in the style of the original Doom 2.
Difficulty is slightly harder than Doom2 with encounters
of varying difficulty thrown in through-out the maps.
Survival will require accuracy, agility, ammo management, spacial
awareness, and the following...
****On Hurt Me Plenty****
Employ at least ONE of these approaches to avoid running out of ammo, or
use them all to have ammo-a-plenty.
1.Find the secrets (most are not hard to find)...or
2.Explore the entire map...or
3.Use the berserk/chainsaw on targets of opportunity (my personal favorite).
****On Ultra Violence****
Employ at least TWO of the above approaches to avoid running out of ammo, or
use them all to have ammo-a-plenty.
****On Pistol Start****
Employ ALL THREE of the above approaches to avoid running out of ammo.
For best effect use dynamic lights, but sector lighting is implemented
for better performance.
Additional Credits to : iD Creators of DOOM & DOOM2. GZDoom. scifista42
for Grasstex - Doom textures with grass tops.
GZDoombuilder. Eradrop for the sky textures.
Cakewalk. Sonar LE recording software. Slade3.
DoomWorld. Orangefreesounds.com, Free-loops.com,
Freesoundeffects.com (for ambient effects). All the
great mappers and modders out there who never cease
to amaze and entertain me. All music composed,
recorded and performed by Paul Dechene.
* What is included *
New levels : 32
Sounds : No
Music : Yes
Graphics : Yes
Dehacked/BEX Patch : No
Demos : No
Other : mapinfo
Other files required : None
* Play Information *
Game : Doom 2
Map # : MAP01-MAP32
Single Player : Yes
Cooperative 2-4 Player : Yes
Deathmatch 2-4 Player : No
Other game styles : None
Difficulty Settings : Yes
* Construction *
Base : New from scratch
Build Time : 10 months
Editor(s) used : GZDoom Builder Doom2 UDMF
Known Bugs : some texture misalignments. Gzdoom 1.9 doesn't seem
to wrap middle textures (bars, etc.)properly but it
has no effect on gameplay.
May Not Run With : non limt-removing ports
Tested With : GZDoom 1.9, GZDoom 2.1, GZDoom 3.0, GZDoom 3.2.4, GZDoom 3.7.2
* Copyright / Permissions *
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