Don Trip - Gotham City.rar
Update time again:MAP20 is done. It is arguably the hardest map on the set right now, with two cyberdemons and mutiple arch-vile ambushes. I returned to do MAP15, but unfortunately it is not done yet.I also did quite a bit of overhauling jobs on the other maps (MAP02 got a nice bit of update, currently MAP03 is on the facelift queue, it needs it badly IMO - too much empty corridors here, I'm putting in some E2M7-esque detail.One thing I had in mind was to maybe enter into something like a beta phase, and regularily update the progress on the maps, whenever there's a major change. Probably this will only happen once I'm done with the current things I'm working on (basically Demo 2.0 with 17 maps).Also started to write the "story" section of the manual, I'll share what is done of it:Story:A retelling of Doom2's story, a journey from Earth to Hell.You are called into service from your home late at night. Even though you retired as a combatant -all those hellish invasions were enough for now - UAC seems to need your talents again. You grab yourpistol you keep at home, and realize what is going on again as you hear a familiar growl from thecorridor. Time to put that demon-slaying experience into action again...- MAP01 - ApartmentsYou awake in the middle of the night as a desperate UAC message gets through on your communication devices.UAC installed plenty of hardware in your home for a situation just like this. You head out to the infestedstreets to reach the nearest UAC installation.Author's Notes: This is a quite old map, but it looked decent without much overhauling needed. It was startedwith an old DOS editor, and finished in DoomBuilder 2. It was kind of a shot at a "scary city map".- MAP02 - CanalsYour path leads you through the treacherous canals, now overrun with undead and demons. Beware of the waterbelow, industrial waste is known to be flushed into it. That UAC base is nearby, hopefully it is able to holdthe invasion and you can meet some reinforcements there.A.N.: MAP01's continuation. This map was inspired by Deus Ex 1's Hong Kong Canal map. It contains a relativelytricky secret, hopefully not too obscure :)- MAP03 - Test ChamberArriving at the base you only find a few wandering zombies. No guards outside, dead crew inside. Looks like no reinforcements again. The place was invaded from the inside. You wonder what's beyond those metal detectors you were never admitted past...A.N.: I made this a bit later now with Doom Builder, in fact if I recall correctly this was my first Doom Buildermap. The style was an absolute mish-mash, it has been re-done in a greyish UAC base style, but it remains variedenough.- MAP04 - Processing PlantThe only way out was to go deeper into an industrial plant. This place is devoid of any light and likely infestedwith hellspawn. Green radioactive waste is being poured inside the pipes here. You hope it leads somewhere.A.N.: This map is inspired by Doom3's waste processing maps, in fact the Mancubus Room is almost directly takenfrom there. Contains a "hell-trip", where you get teleported to a small hellish section (only 1 player in Co-op).I barely even touched this when re-polishing the maps, it was quite OK to begin with.- MAP05 - UndergroundYou are surprised to see the UAC having secret enterances in the underground railway system. Nevertheless youlearn from computers that a so-called Gateway (a high-powered teleporter) is located inside. You need to locatethe key that unlocks the path leading to it. You suspect it might have gotten lost somewhere in the undergroundsystem during the invasion.A.N.: An old subway themed map, extensively polished up, into almost an entirely new map. The style is in-line withMAP01 and MAP02. The station and railway parts are only slightly updated, as is the park, but the rest is almost brand new. Contains city vistas that were put in during the re-polishing phase.- MAP06 - Gateway LabYou descend through the eerie layers of infested ooze into what you guess is a highly secret UAC facility.It seems to be well sealed and almost empty, but you suspect a nasty ambush.A.N.: This map was pretty small and non-interesting, so it was overhauled HEAVILY. I took inspiration from E2M4.The Ammo Storage and the Med Bay remained in. In fact originally the map was less linear (you could go both leftand right on the slimey circle corridor), but I am very satisfied with the end result.- MAP07 - WoodsYou enter into the swirling madness of the Gateway, but you hear a hellish sound while inside. Seems like most ofyour equipment ended up being someplace else, so you'll have to do with the pistol you found lying on a dead body.According to the nearby computers you are far away from your home city, underneath a small patch of forest. Themap shows several interconnecting UAC facilities nearby. You suspect they might be the source of the invasion.A.N.: A forest map. Inspired by Shadow Warrior's forest map. The start area is a newly added Quake-ish/E2-ishstyle underground base. The gameplay of this map was quite different from how it is now. It was not intended tobe a MAP07, so the 666 and 667 features were not in originally.- MAP08 - Military DepotYou spot the UAC base outside the woods. It seems to be locked down tightly and guarded by hellspawn, but you sawan alternate entry: it has a sewage drain on the side. In fact that drain can lead you closer to the major UACbase you saw on the map. Better clear this place out quick, and unlock the other end of that drain pipe.A.N.: I almost threw this map away deeming it as not redeemable. It needed a style overhaul very badly. In the endI kept it as it has some interesting areas. This is directly connected to both the last and the next map.- MAP09 - Disposal FacilityRivers of toxic waste flow across the landscape, courtesy of the UAC's waste management program. Those experimentsmust require an awful lot of the gooey material. You must navigate the hazardous environment of the facility tolocate the way out. Be careful, the hellspawn seems to have something in store for you.A.N.: A Duke Nukem-esque map (think E1L4 and E1L5), this one also contains a "hell-trip". In fact you arerequired to take that as it is the only way to get inside the red key door. The flow of the map was slightlyupdated to contain more self-explanatory switches, since even when I replayed it after a while got lost.- MAP10 - CisternSeems like the only way through the area is to go down to the cistern of the nearby UAC water treatment plant.The place is crawling with monsters, but you intend to flush them out.A.N.: One of the first maps where I started to get the importance of trim-textures and styling. It turned outgood enough, I only needed to replace a few ugly parts. A bit of a switch hunt map, although unreasonable"switch opens something on the other end of the map" was reduced to as little as possible.- MAP11 - CanyonA great divide lays before you. A smaller UAC complex must be crossed in order to get to the dam. Unfortunatelythe road that leads to the main UAC base seems to be destroyed, so you'll have to climb your way throgh thecliffs. Beware of the great slime river, it is deadly and inescapable.A.N.: A partly Half-Life inspired map. It was a bit large and empty, so quite a bit of updating was needed to getit into shape. The dam also received a facelift, as well as the compound before it.- MAP12 - Power StationYou made it to the UAC base. This part seems to be a power station, you'll probably need to bring it on-line togo any deeper. You smell the foul stench of demon infestation lingering in the air, so you prepare for a thoroughcleansing. Structural damage seems to be minimal on this part, but you wonder about the deeper sectors.A.N.: A clear continuation of MAP12, and a sort of "prequel" to MAP13. From here on the demonic corruption fusingwith the techbase becomes apparent. The place becomes a bit brighter once you power up the reactor. This map wasalso plagued by the "what did this switch do" problem, hopefully now it is much clearer.- MAP13 - CorruptionThe stench of corruption becomes ever more apparent here. Your train seems to be stopped by some hellish growthon the rail, so you need to proceed on foot. The base seems quiet, but you know they are waiting. You also learnthat this sector contains experimental weapons, just the thing you need if you are going to face more hellspawn.A.N.: The last of the "Half-Life Train" maps, this one contains some heavy infestation and a hellish part as well.You also get your hands on the BFG. This map was the unfinished end of the Canyon-Power Station line. It wasoriginally called "InfeStation", but I dropped the name as it was also used in a SkullTag invasion map.- MAP14 - Death DistrictYou are unsure whether you found the source of the demons or just a simple invasion teleporter left around by them.You seem to emerge in a downtown area. The streets are dominated by infested military and spiders, but you areever ready should a major wave of hellspawn head this way. A large UAC building also seems to be nearby, might beworth checking it out.A.N.: A large cityscape map, left unfinished. Originally it was intended to be a co-op map. The city itself lookeddecent, so not much alteration was needed to it, only expansion. It turned out to be a quite large map with arelatively large number of monsters. You can litter the streets with corpses. Has an industrial area and theUAC techbase-building.- MAP20 - BorderworldYou took the second gateway and ended up in some unknown place. It looks like the base was built by the UAC, butHell's powers have twisted it to a great extent. You learn, that this place is the frontier, where UAC tried totake the fight to Hell, without success it seems. This is the borderworld between Hell and our dimension, afailed expedition pioneered by the UAC's forces. Now you'll have to batter through the frontline of thehellspawn and finish what UAC could not: reach the portal to Hell itself.A.N.: A quite large and hard map. Main inspiration comes from The Ultimate Torment and Torture's second tolast map. Has a trench action part which was something I wanted to try.- MAP21 - The Gate of HellThis is it. Hell. You stand before the very gates of it. Your equipment has gone missing again, good thing yousee some supply crates nearby. The place looks deserted, but you know that hell never leaves it's doorstep unguarded.A.N.: A quick map with a decent ambush scene. Inspired by Doom3's hell map as well as Quake3's Hell's Gate map.
Don Trip - Gotham City.rar