we begin this week with a discussion of the new maps that have
been uploaded to the archives this week. we have three single
player maps and 2 megawads added to the archives this week. the
first map is called "blood axe fortress" and can be located in
The author (S3rialKill3r) offers the following description in
the text file:
wad is now on beta Phase! and That's for
Aquarius199! I Hope u Enjoy it ;)"
which honestly doesn't tell me, or you, much, but it's out
the actual file name is:
If you're interested, you can take a look at the review that
zorah did -
also this week, Ben "Dreadopp" Taylor, released a map in honor
of his birthday - happy birthday dreadopp! called "techno
takedown". from this author, we receive the following
smaller map with a bit more of an old-
school feel to it (I think). Don't forget to
Additional Credits to : Jimmy for the music track "Astral
If you're interesting in checking this one out, you can find it
the file name is "drdspd01.txt
The next two maps are located in the megawads directory -
and are entitled "desolation" and "doom IIII" respectively.
desolation by "dzyan kelsick (arclite) is a 12 level megawad for
doom 2 (in fact, all the new maps this week on the archives were
for doom 2) and offers up the following description:
"My 12-level Megawad for Doom 2/Final Doom, and
sequel to my previous work, Damnation.
Horror-themed but still with plenty of action.
Uses .ogg music files for the levels and text
screens, as well as ambient sounds throughout the
Continues the story of Damnation, with the
surviving marine encountering the Thanatos Base
on the borders of the system.
Overall difficulty of the Wad is hard, with some
difficult encounters in addition to some
surprising tricks and traps. Levels are generally
large, and average about 10-15 minutes in length
each. Uses some monsters/weapons/items from
Requires Zandronum, as well as the additional
files in the .zip (cc4-tex.wad, q2tex.wad,
skulltag_actors.pk3). Read the .rtf file as well
if you want to know more about the story and
details on the development of the Wad."
by nub_hat and dingdang is a 32 level megawad that offers par
times in the text file and has the following description:
hello welcome hope you will enjoy our first
collaboration megawad release. meant to be played
with prboom+ -complevel 9. some good original
material in here you can be excited. high level
maps for high level speedrunners. uv-speed only.
full list of maps with par times you can go for.
if you beat these par times send me demos.
desolation goes by "deso.zip"
and Doom IIII goes by "doomiiii.txt"
Finally, in the P-R section of the "ports" area is a 12 level
mapset called simple "Rush". That, and all the other maps in
that section can be
Rush, by "archi" comes with the following description:
Set of 12 boom-compatible slaughterish maps.
Blast through tech bases, winter maps, hellish
keeps and structures in the Void.
MAP06 was made with Demonologist. MAP13 is in
wad, but it's just an endmap.
appropriately the file name is "rush.zip"
While not "this week", this item is from this month -
let out a new release - 2.7.1
ZDoom 2.7.1 is now available from the download page. This
version includes the following changes from 2.7.0:
Added new additive GameInfo keywords: AddCreditPage,
AddPlayerClasses, and AddInfoPage.
Added a new DONTDRAIN flag to mark actors as ineligible for
Compatibility fixes for Ultimate Simplicity map07, Cheogsh
map01, Super Sonic Doom map31
Polyobject mirror numbers can no longer be changed with
SetLineSpecial. This was never a supported feature and caused
problems for legitimate uses of SetLineSpecial on polyobject
The powered-up Gold Wand was not puffing on actors.
Disabled Heretic's punishment cheats when in allcheats mode.
Objects that explode on death no longer deal the damage they
were dealt instead of their own.
Vampirism attacks now respect damage reduction.
Demo recording now writes correct user info to demos.
ACS's PlaySound for looping sounds now works properly when using
in other port news - 3dge released a new version (final). You
can get more info on that
As per suggestion, this version executable is just named
+ Feature: Two NEW Action Buttons (ACTION3 and ACTION4).
+ Timidity: Packed-In GUS patchset makes Timidity instantly
+ Bugfix: Dehacked Strings now never run out of lines with
+ Cosmetic: Options Drawer cleaned up, removed splitscreen
controls menu (for now)
+ Cosmetic: disk-loading icon is now disabled by default
(re-enable with m_diskicon)
+ Cosmetic: Game now lets player know in console and HUD when a
game has been saved.
+ Cosmetic: New Default HUD replaces the old BOOM-style one from
+ Heretic: To Run Heretic, run HERETIC.BAT. This will append
herfix.wad, HDF, and
the Heretic IWAD.
It looks like the
chronicles came out on doomworld. you can click on
the link to check out the reviews of newly released maps! looks
to be some good stuff there.
And, of course, not to ignore what is going on at my own site at
doom wad station, you can go to the main page (click on the link
at the top of the page) and check out all the new reviews or you
can just click on the following links:
- a classic from 1994 (reviewed this week)
- a 1024 style megawad
that is all - enjoy the new content being contributed to the
community by all those enthusiasts out there!