Essay Duels! A map pack consisting of maps generated by stress induced by my university experience.
Originally it was a pack of all the duel/dm maps I had ever made during my undergrad into one pack designed strictly for OS play. This wad now follows Rustking's NOS (Newschool/Oldschool) approach. In case you are unfamiliar with NOS, there are a few features that characterize it, such as:
- No double ammo (set skill to UV)
- ITEMS RESPAWN
- No jump
- Actors are NOT infinitely tall
- Limited air movement
- PWO enabled
For another great example, check out Rust's Eon Deathmatch. However, you CAN play these maps in a pure OS style if you so desire. Jumping will not break them either. It is meant for duel and low dm numbers (2-6, 8 tops).
Instead of constantly changing and waiting around to release my older pack, I stripped out a bunch of maps, added a new one, made some edits to make this pack geared for more strategic play around items. I'm not going to wait around for a final release, if you have anything to say negative or positive, cool, if you have a bug to point out, I will fix it. If you have game play suggestions, I will look into them. Otherwise, enjoy.
They will work on any of the 3 major source-ports (odamex, zandronum, zdaemon). Some are in boom, some are in doom in hexen, but it doesn't really matter now does it. These maps were made in very little time, and use purely doom2.wad resources.
map01: Shattered Dreams
map05: Broken Memories
Spoiler: Screenshots (Open)
And last but not least, dl link: http://www.best-ever.org/download?file=essays1.wad