|The 'E' in E2M2|
|Authors||Bjorn Hermans & Holger Nathrath|
|This mod was one of the ten 1994 mods to feature in the Top 100 WADs of All Time on Doomworld!|
|1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998|
1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003
Eternity (ETERNITY.WAD) is a Doom episode replacement mod of eight levels, created by Bjorn Hermans and Holger Nathrath. It is a sequel to Serenity and was subsequently followed by Infinity, the third WAD in the series. As part of their 10 Years of Doom feature, Doomworld named it one of the ten best WADs of 1994.
The PWAD includes a music track for each map, as well as a few extra graphics such as an oversize stained glass texture with a bird image, and an orange sky for the intermissions (taken from the stock E3 ending screen).
Version 1.1 of Eternity was released November 7, 1994. It also appeared on Maximum Doom as ETERNIT2.WAD and ETRNITY2.WAD.
|E2M1: From Here till Eternity||"Terminator 2 Theme" by Brad Fiedel|
|E2M2: The Fat Imp Sings Your Blues||"Moanin'" by Art Blakey|
|E2M3: Totally Crossed Out||"Das Boot" by U96|
|E2M4: Clear & Unpleasant Danger|
|E2M5: Through the Eye of the Needle||"Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor|
|E2M6: The Underground||"Bad" by Michael Jackson|
|E2M7: Escape While You Can||"Blade Runner (End Titles)" by Vangelis|
|E2M8: Serenity Forever||Facing the Spider by Robert Prince|
The levels spell S-E-R-E-N-I-T-Y, that is, level E2M1 has the letter S, E2M2 has the letter E and so on, with E2M8 having all of them.
E2M3's music track causes a crash when used with Doom v1.666. Because of this, most of the replacement music is collected in a separate file, ETERMUS.WAD, so that it need not be loaded to play the episode. (The new intro and intermission tracks are contained in the main WAD.)
Routes and tricks
The records for the episode on the Doomed Speed Demos Archive are:
|UV Episode||23:33||Serge Marudov (Never Again)||2010-07-31||eter-2333.zip|
|UV Max Episode||69:59||Serge Marudov (Never Again)||2002-05-17||eter-na.zip|
|UV -fast Episode|
The version 1.1 package includes a collection of review blurbs, as the additional text file SERENITY.ADD.