Overboard

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Overboard
Title screen
Authors Cyriak Harris
Port Boom-compatible
IWAD DOOM II
Year 2022
Link Doomworld/idgames
Cacoward-2018.png This mod received one of the 2022 Cacowards on Doomworld!

Overboard is a 15-level Boom-compatible megawad, made by Cyriak Harris (mouldy) and first uploaded on August 4, 2022. The mapset consists of "6 maps of island-hopping mayhem" and an outro map, followed by a "New Game Plus" mode that features increased-difficulty versions of each of the six maps, along with some tweaks, plus a second outro map.

The PWAD begins with Doomguy on holiday in the tropics aboard a cruise ship that gets invaded by demons. The maps are all comparatively short in size, with a medium difficulty level, which increases considerably for the "New Game Plus" mode. The WAD also makes interesting use of its three built-in demos as a way of story-telling, serving as both a prologue of sorts to the WAD itself, as well as teasing the secret map, which itself can only be reached by warping to it.

The PWAD contains an original soundtrack by Cyriak, reminiscent of his earlier work in Going Down.

A DeHackEd patch is included that, among other things, makes some minor changes to the gameplay, namely decreasing the pistol's firing cycle time by 30% (or an increased firing rate of about 43%) compared to the regular Doom II pistol, as well as canceling out one of the two frames in the chainsaw's idle animation. Overboard makes extensive use of the cc4-tex texture pack, while also containing several custom graphics.

The mapset was uploaded to the idgames archive on September 11, 2022, and received a Cacoward in December.

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Built-in demos[edit]

This WAD features three built-in demos. All require Doom II with a Boom-compatible v2.02 source port to view them. The demo levels are:

Demo Level Skill Tics Length
DEMO1 MAP31: Demo Island 3 1602 0:45.77
DEMO2 MAP31: Demo Island 3 1546 0:44.17
DEMO3 MAP31: Demo Island 3 1740 0:49.71

Speedrunning[edit]

Current records[edit]

The DSDA episode records for Overboard are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed episode, MAP01-MAP07 05:09 Billa 2022-10-16 obe1-509.zip
UV speed run 16:12 SSGguy 2022-10-13 overboardlmpfiles.zip
UV max episode, MAP01-MAP07 16:30 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2022-12-23 obep1-1630.zip
UV max episode, MAP07-MAP14 18:56 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2023-09-18 obep2-1856.zip
UV max run 36:53 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2022-12-13 oball-3653.zip
UV -respawn episode, MAP01-MAP07 11:26 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2022-11-13 obep1r1126.zip
UV -respawn episode, MAP07-MAP14 12:45 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2022-11-15 obep2r1245.zip

The data was last verified in its entirety on November 2, 2023.

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