Doom 2 Extreme Gold
|Doom 2 Extreme Gold|
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Doom 2 Extreme Gold is a 32-level total conversion for Doom II released on August 12, 1997 by Chuck Lai. It was the sequel to Doom II X-Treme, which was released the previous year. It is the fourth and final entry in Lai's X-series (Doom2X and Ultra Doom2X were the first and second, respectively).
Like the original, weapon and monster tweaks were performed by Lai, while the levels were taken from Final Doom, Memento Mori II and other community releases.
Like Doom II X-Treme, Extreme Gold relies on an extensive DeHacked patch that significantly changes the behavior of both weapons and monsters. Similar to The Sky May Be, this was called an "engine" named Doom2X. To further give off the impression of an actual engine, at the loading sequence, the following text is displayed:
DOOM2X-TREME GOLD (Doom2X v.1.69) running off of DOOM 2: Hell On Earth
The ENDOOM screen has the following additional text:
DOOM2X-Treme GOLD (Doom2X version 1.69)
The original release of Doom 2 Extreme Gold relied on a hardcoded (and illegal) version of DOOM2.EXE with the DeHacked patch built in, called D2XGOLD.EXE. In the early 2000's an updated release of Doom 2 Extreme Gold was made that supplied the DeHacked patch as a separate file and which removed the illegal executable.
- Auto shotgun
- Highspeed chainguns
- Electro-magnetic railgun
- Explosive Tip Rifle
- Soldier - this replaces the zombieman. It has 75 hit points.
- Chaingun Sargent - this replaces the heavy weapon dude. It has 1250 hit points.
- IAL - this replaces the imp. It has 1500 hit points.
- Mystic Orb - this replaces the lost soul. It has 400 hit points.
- The spectre has 1500 points, and can walk through walls, conversely the player can walk through them as well.
- Black Guard - this replaces the revenant. It has 3500 hit points.
- Technomage - this replaces the cacodemon. It has 2750 hit points.
- Summoner - this replaces the pain elemental. It has 4000 hit points.
- Hell Lord - this replaces the baron of Hell. It has 5500 hit points.
- Comtar - The main villain is fought twice. On MAP29, he is a final boss replacement, similar to the prequel. In addition to spawning enemies, he also throws a volley of exploding fireballs. He has 200,000 hit points. His true form is fought in MAP30, where he resembles the Heresiarch from Hexen and fires two railgun shots which deal 500 damage each and can instantly kill even while in god mode, followed by a fireball. He has 15 million hitpoints.
- Other monsters have their hit point values changed.
- The ammo limits for bullets, shotgun shells, EM-Railgun Ammo (replacing rockets), and mana (replacing energy cells) have been changed to 475, 300, 350, and 200 respectively.
- The Technoblade only uses 2 mana per shot.
- The megasphere is now called a darksphere, and gives the player 666% health and 666% armor.
- The armor and megaarmor set the player's armor to 200% and 400% respectively. The latter is now called X-Armor.
- Armor, health, keys, weapons, and ammo count toward the item percentage in the intermission screen.
|MAP01: Dead Zone||MAP05: Hanger (TNT: Evilution)||Jim Dethlefsen|
|MAP02: Well of Souls|
|MAP03: The Gantlet||Maproom at Doomworld/idgames||John and Jim Jankowski|
|MAP04: Metal||MAP19 of Tab: The Movie at Doomworld/idgames||Michael Contorno|
|MAP05: Nukage Processing||MAP28: Corporate Hell (Memento Mori II)||Stephen Watson|
|MAP06: The Sewers||MAP09: Sabbath Sewer (Memento Mori II)||Mark Klem|
|MAP07: Lunar Mining Project||MAP20: The Experiment (Memento Mori II)||Alden Bates|
|MAP08: Central Processing||MAP27: The Silos (Memento Mori II)||Paul Noble|
|MAP09: Hunted||MAP11: Hunted (The Plutonia Experiment)||Dario Casali|
|MAP10: Steel Works|
|MAP11: Power Control||MAP20: The Death Domain (Doom II X-Treme)|
|MAP12: Baron's Lair||Fortress of DEATH: Improved at Doomworld/idgames||Andrew Harvey|
|MAP13: The Temple of Darkness||MAP03: The Temple (modified) in Wheel of Time Doom at Doomworld/idgames||Chad Moore|
|MAP14: Genesis||Tab29 at Doomworld/idgames||Michael Contorno|
|MAP15: Mount Pain||MAP23 of Tab: The Movie at Doomworld/idgames||Michael Contorno|
|MAP16: Deepest Reaches|| Butcher at Doomworld/idgames (predecessor of
MAP09: Abattoire (The Plutonia Experiment))
|MAP17: Onslaught||Dante's Gate v2.5||John Anderson (Dr. Sleep)|
|MAP19: Ghost Town||MAP29: Odyssey of Noises (The Plutonia Experiment)||Milo Casali|
|MAP20: The Gateway of Hell||MAP04: The Ways in Wheel of Time Doom at Doomworld/idgames||Chad Moore|
|MAP21: Deepest Reaches||Crossing Acheron v2.0||John Anderson (Dr. Sleep)|
|MAP22: The Catacombs|
|MAP23: Realm||MAP07: Heart Of The Stone in Wheel of Time Doom at Doomworld/idgames||Chad Moore|
|MAP24: The Omen||MAP22 of Tab: The Movie at Doomworld/idgames||Michael Contorno|
|MAP25: Redemption||MAP07 of Tab: The Movie at Doomworld/idgames||Michael Contorno|
|MAP26: Ballistyx||MAP04: Ratamahatta (Memento Mori II)||Florian Helmberger|
|MAP27: Abattoire||MAP29: Kings of Metal (Memento Mori II)||Jens Nielsen|
|MAP29: Cyberden|| MAP30: Last Call (TNT: Evilution) (modified);
another variant is MAP30: Last Call (Doom II X-Treme)
|MAP30: Last Call|
|MAP31: The Final Frontier||E1M1 of The Death Star at Doomworld/idgames||Matt Falk|
|MAP32: Prison||E1M2 of The Death Star at Doomworld/idgames||Matt Falk|
This WAD features three built-in demos. All require Doom II v1.9 to view them. The demo levels are:
|DEMO1||MAP03: The Gantlet||3||3280||1:33.71|