Doom the Way id Did
|Doom the Way id Did|
|This mod received one of the 2012 Cacowards on Doomworld!|
Doom the Way id Did is a 2011 megawad for Doom containing 27 new levels designed to mimic the mapping style of Sandy Petersen, John Romero and Tom Hall. The project was founded by Hellbent as a community project and later led by a core group consisting of Ellmo, Esselfortium, Xaser, Marnetmar, and Alfonzo who oversaw the map selection and finalization process. The project also features artwork by Kracov and an optional soundtrack by Mr. Freeze. It was dedicated to a friend of the creators, Engineer, who unfortunately passed away at 23 in the midst of making maps for the project.
Doom the Way id Did's official development cycle lasted sixteen months (or forty-two months counting the). The project was met with a warm reception upon its official release, which was intentionally scheduled on Doom's 18th anniversary. On February 2, 2012, a 1.1 update was released, bringing new art for the intermission maps, fixing a few map bugs and amending the credits list.
A sequel, Doom 2 the Way id Did, has been released; and an Ultimate Doom the Way id Did expansion has been released to the public in its "release candidate" state on December 2nd, 2018, and was later uploaded to the /idgames archive.
In addition to the Doom II sequel, three other spin-offs were released:
- Doom the Way id Did: The Lost Episodes — six episodes of maps submitted to Doom the Way id Did which did not make the final cut due to the extremely large amount of maps submitted to the project and quality concerns.
- PhobosDeimos Anomaly — twelve maps submitted to Doom the Way id Did by the late Callum Guy Oliver (phobosdeimos1).
- No End In Sight — four episodes of maps created by three Doom the Way id Did contributors, either new or modified from Doom the Way id Did maps.
Knee-Deep in the Dead (Episode 1)
- E1M1: Communications Bridge by Sarah Mancuso (esselfortium)
- E1M2: Military Bunker by Nick Laurent (hobomaster22)
- E1M3: Fuel Synthesis by Sarah Mancuso
- E1M4: Treatment Plant by Jason Root (Hellbent)
- E1M5: Engineering Bay by Jacob Zuchowski (ellmo)
- E1M6: Reactor Complex by Nick Laurent
- E1M7: Logic Core by Trevor Primmett (iori)
- E1M8: Transport Facility by Jacob Zuchowski
- E1M9: Excavation Site by Stuart Rynn (Stewboy)
The Shores of Hell (Episode 2)
- E2M1: Receiving Station by Xaser Acheron
- E2M2: Filtration Compound by Sarah Mancuso and Xaser Acheron
- E2M3: Rec Facility by Captain Toenail
- E2M4: Mental Ward by Jacob Zuchowski
- E2M5: Deimos Command by Mike Alfredson (Use3D)
- E2M6: Foundry by Gus Knezevich (Alfonzo)
- E2M7: Ore Processing by Brendt Pantley (Megalyth)
- E2M8: Vault by Michael Fraize (Marcaek) and Sarah Mancuso
- E2M9: Nebulous Origins by Trevor Primmett
Inferno (Episode 3)
- E3M1: Abyssal Stronghold by Jacob Zuchowski
- E3M2: City of Corpses by Walter Confalonieri (daimon) and Jacob Zuchowski
- E3M3: Malebolge by Icytux
- E3M4: Torture Chambers by Captain Toenail and Jason Root
- E3M5: Chapel of Scorn by Paul Corfiatis
- E3M6: Depths by James Cresswell (Phobus)
- E3M7: Inner Sanctum by Jacob Zuchowski
- E3M8: Core by Eli Cohen (ProcessingControl)
- E3M9: Lake of Fire by Christopher Lutz
This WAD features a full set of built-in demos. All three end with the player's death. All demos require Doom v1.9/Ultimate Doom v1.9 to view them. The demo levels are:
|DEMO1||E1M4: Treatment Plant||4||2402||1:08.63|
|DEMO2||E2M4: Mental Ward||4||4169||1:59.11|
|DEMO3||E3M2: City of Corpses||4||5032||2:23.77|