A.L.T.

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A.L.T.
Title screen
Authors Clan [B0S]
Port Limit-removing
IWAD Doom II
Year 2012
Link Doomworld/idgames

A.L.T. is a 32-level megawad for limit-removing compatible source ports, released in 2012 by Clan B0S. It features new textures, new sound effects, a custom soundtrack, and notably a different death animation for the revenant, as well as spectre variants of the zombieman, sergeant and imp. The plot follows the protagonist as he journeys into a strange and hostile world after surviving a plane crash.

A.L.T. was initially a personal project developed by Michailo Kolybenko (Azamael).[1][2] He later donated the project to Clan [B0S] and they began to work on it together. However, Azamael left mid-production, leaving Lainos and BeeWen to spearhead the finishing of A.L.T.. The two called for contributions from the Russian Doom community, and did heavy uncredited edit work to many levels.[3][4] The finishing stage was troubled, with an incident involving the original MAP17 and MAP18 contributing to the eventual dissolution of the clan.[5] A.L.T. was finally released on May 2, 2012, and its final version uploaded to the idgames archive on May 6 of that year.

The megawad received mixed reviews upon release, many criticizing the sound effects and cryptic level design while praising the unique atmosphere. In the following years, A.L.T. has developed a following, with praise directed at the megawad's surreal tone and treatment of narrative. In 2018, it was featured in the Top 25 Missed Cacowards.

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Built-in demos[edit]

This WAD features three built-in demos. All require Doom II v1.9 to view them. The demo levels are:

Demo Level Skill Tics Length
DEMO1 MAP03: Dies Irae 3 1492 0:42.63
DEMO2 MAP13: Knee-Deep in Waste 3 1497 0:42.77
DEMO3 MAP25: Dunkelheit 3 1077 0:30.77

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References[edit]

  1. Ryerson, Liz (ella guro) (30 January 2018). "The Doom Mod That Best Describes Our Uncanny Reality." Vice.
  2. BeeWen (4 May 2012). "A.L.T." Doom Power.
  3. Ryerson, Liz (ella guro) (30 January 2018). "The Doom Mod That Best Describes Our Uncanny Reality." Vice.
  4. Lainos (3 May 2012). "A.L.T." Doom Power.
  5. Ryerson, Liz (ella guro) (30 January 2018). "The Doom Mod That Best Describes Our Uncanny Reality." Vice.