Doom 2 the Way id Did


Doom 2 the Way id Did
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Authors Various
Port Vanilla Doom
Year 2013
Link Doomworld/idgames
Cacoward.png This mod received one of the 2013 Cacowards on Doomworld!

Doom 2 the Way id Did is a 2013 megawad for Doom II containing thirty-three new levels designed to mimic the mapping style of Sandy Petersen, John Romero and American McGee (plus a 33rd level as an Easter egg spoofing Betray). The project was a continuation of Doom the Way id Did. Instead of being themed after Wolfenstein 3D, the two secret levels are themed after Commander Keen. All levels are vanilla-compatible, except for MAP33: Hexsoil, which requires a limit removing source port.

Whilst a second release is planned with all maps which did not make the cut[1], it is unfinished and its expected release date is unknown.

The map set received one of the 2013 Cacowards.


† MAP08's name is displayed as "Starstruct, Inc" instead of "Quarantine" in the automap, to echo the Circle of Death/'O' of Destruction! situation of the original game.


The soundtrack is mostly unmodified from the original, however MAP15 uses "Into Sandy's City" (MAP09's theme) instead of "Running from Evil". MAP31 uses "Make It Tighter" from Commander Keen V: The Armageddon Machine and MAP32 uses "You've Got to Eat Your Vegetables!!" from Commander Keen IV: Secret of the Oracle, both by Bobby Prince. Finally, MAP33 uses the text screen music.

Built-in demos[edit]

This WAD features a full set of built-in demos. All three end with the player's death. All demos require Doom II v1.9 to view them. The demo levels are:

Demo Level Skill Tics Length
DEMO1 MAP05: The Boiler 4 1767 0:50.49
DEMO2 MAP15: The Causeway 4 3583 1:42.37
DEMO3 MAP23: The Crucible 4 2617 1:14.77

External links[edit]


  1. Xaser (15 March 2018). Doomworld forums post. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 30 November 2020.