URE2020: Unexpected Retro Experience

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URE2020: Unexpected Retro Experience
Title screen
Author Zylinderkatze
Port Vanilla Doom
Year 2020
Link Doomworld/idgames
Cacoward-2018.png This mod was a runner-up for the 2021 Cacowards on Doomworld!

URE2020: Unexpected Retro Experience is an episode replacement for the Ultimate Doom by Zylinderkatze. The WAD was first released on December 30, 2020,[1] and after some tuning it was uploaded to the /idgames archive on April 15, 2021. Originally planned as a full four episodes replacement, in its current state this WAD contains only a re-imagined version of the first Doom episode - Knee-Deep in the Dead. It was named as one of the runners-up at the 2021 Cacowards. The second episode is in active development as of April 2023.




URE2020.WAD contains only original Doom music by Robert Prince, but in a different order; these are listed first. Supplied with the main WAD are also two additional WADs with custom music: URE2020A.WAD contains music by Amaury Laurent Bernier (all tracks are untitled) and URE2020L.WAD contains music by Nathan Maxx (Lippeth). Names of the tracks by Lippeth are listed second.

  • E1M1: "The Imp's Song" or "Recon"
  • E1M2: "Suspense" or "Changing Channels"
  • E1M3: "I Sawed the Demons" or "Tomb Sweet Tomb"
  • E1M4: "Demons on the Prey" or "The Cut of Your Gib"
  • E1M5: "On the Hunt" or "No Gods Allowed"
  • E1M6: "Sinister" or "Turning Tricks"
  • E1M7: "Donna to the Rescue" or "Everything Hurts"
  • E1M8: "Nobody Told Me About id" or "Don't Die; Kill Stuff"
  • E1M9: "The Demons from Adrian's Pen" or "Paradise Syndrome"

For the main WAD, title screen, intermission and text screen music tracks are all left unchanged. For URE2020A.WAD, intermission and text screen tracks were changed into new, untitled ones. For URE2020L.WAD, those tracks have following names:

  • Title screen: "25 Years Later"
  • Intermission: "Abuser Interface"
  • Text screen: "No Gods Allowed" (same as E1M5)

Built-in demos[edit]

This WAD features a single built-in demo. It requires Doom v1.9 to be viewed. The demo level is:

Demo Level Skill Tics Length
DEMO1 E1M7: Habit Research 4 5183 2:28.09


External links[edit]


  1. Zylinderkatze (30 December 2020). Doomworld forums post. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 8 April 2023.