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davidn ([personal profile] davidn) wrote2017-07-30 09:48 pm
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Stumbling through Crystal Maze GZDoom Edition




It's been a long, long time since I just showed a game off - but I want to give some attention to a ZDoom game that's been criminally overlooked!

This is an amazing conversion of The Crystal Maze into first-person form by Stephen Clark, "The Ultimate DooMer". It's incredible to see the set transformed into Doom geometry, and there are 32 games of varying scope and complexity - some of which seem to also have taken inspiration from Knightmare. This is my chance to prove that I can do better than the protozoa we watched being led around by Richard O'Brien weekly.

If you want to try it yourself, get:
- A copy of Doom II from GoG or Steam or something
- GZDoom from here: http://zdoom.org
- The mod from here: https://www.doomworld.com/idgames/levels/doom2/Ports/a-c/cr-maze

Then look up a guide on how to set it up, I'm not explaining everything!
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[personal profile] chalcedony_px4 2017-07-31 04:01 am (UTC)(link)

I'm pretty tempted to try this now (probably picking as many you didn't go through as possible to minimize accidental cheating) and see whether I can do any better! My schedule's jammed though. Also I don't think any of us have played Doom… >..<

32 games—does that mean it's larger than the maze of the show? We haven't watched that either, but we've picked up bits and pieces from the Internet.

(Videography comment: I think the title is stronger without the extra ZZT zoom sequence; the zoom feels disorienting and the explanation feels unnecessary.)

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[personal profile] chalcedony_px4 2017-07-31 10:06 pm (UTC)(link)

Also, you'd think there'd be a ZZT version of this, wouldn't you? Or do the traditional-world-style puzzles in that sort of count as close enough that it'd be redundant?