Mancer01 Reincarnated

A small to medium sized Deathmatch level well suited for all modes of game play. Action that never lets up, frags galore!

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A small to medium sized Deathmatch level well suited for all modes of game play. Action that never lets up, frags galore!

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Game                    : Doom 3
Game Mode(s)            : 1 on 1, FFA Deathmatch, Team DM, Last Man, and Tourney
Map Title               : Mancer01 Reincarnated
Filename                : mancer01.pk4

Release Date            : Tuesday, August 24th, 2004
URL (screens/download)  : http://www.doomworld.com/manzer/levels/doom3/mancer01/

Author                  : C. Savage
E-mail                  : manzero@gmail.com (bah, manzer was taken)
Other Work              : Just to note a few
                          Mancer series for Doom 2 (duh)
                          Zerstorer for Quake (various)
                          Sick City for Kingpin
                          Atomic Flow for Quake 3

Description             : A small to medium sized Deathmatch level well suited for all 
                          modes of game play. Action that never lets up, frags galore!

                          Includes spooooooky new ambience, among other things.

Author's Comments       : Check the bottom of this text file if ya want a read.
                          
Additional Credits      : Brandon James for all the help overcoming editor problems and 
                          generally helping me get back up to speed. (been awhile! ;))
                          Jer Sypult for the hours of testing & feedback. Camper!
                          Dustin Reyes and Adnan Zafar for their help with additional
                          testing in the non FFA DM, Team DM, and Last Man modes.

                          id Software for the damn fine game.
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*** HOW TO PLAY ***

Extract mancer01.zip into your /doom 3/base/ directory

You can find it in the multiplayer map list, start your server on lan if you don't 
want others joining. Easy!

Alternatively, to run around in single player:
1) Start Doom 3 and open the console (CTRL+ALT+~)
2) Type "map game/mp/mancer01" in the console and you are ready to go

Servers can also use the si_map and servermaprestart commands.


* Construction Information *

Base                    : Mancer01.wad
                          aka MancerX.wad MAP01
                          aka MNCR01SP.wad
                          aka that level featured in various compilations
Editor(s) used          : Doom Radiant 1.0 (release version)
Build Time              : On and off work for 16 days
Build Machine           : P4 3.2, 1GB ram, Radeon 9800 pro (128meg version)
Known Bugs              : None known, if you find any email me.

* Copyright / Permissions *

This file may be electronically distributed only at no charge to the recipient, and may not 
be modified in any way. This text file must be included with any distribution in it's 
original unmodified format.

You MAY NOT use this as a base to build additional levels.

This level may not be distributed on any commercial DVD-ROM/CD-ROM/other format without 
prior, explicit consent from C. Savage (manzero@gmail.com).



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Babbling
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Here we are again. Another id game, another level!

It's actually been about 5 years since I have released a map and done any real editing, 
so the construction of this has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride. The Doom 3 engine 
has been a pleasure to work with though. The most "fun" I have had doing this for since 
the Quake 1 engine. All the new stuff is truly awesome. No doubt this will breed many 
great new ideas from the community.

Hmm.. What can I say about Mancer01.wad itself? It was among the first levels I ever 
made, and probably my first "good one". I always enjoyed deathmatching on it and I also 
released 'Mancer01 Special' that was my last Doom 2 map around the time Quake came out. 
I could write a book here about the golden days of Doom.. Suffice to say that, for me, 
the level has a bit of nostalgia value to it.

I've had the idea to remake Mancer01 for quite awhile. I never could have imagined it 
would turn out like this though. It may not look anything similar to the original, no 
sense in that. It might not be the most strict translation. But, it retains many of 
the values that made the original a blast to play. The fast paced action for one. ;)

Of course, some sacrifices had to be made to keep tris and shadow counts in line. None 
really worth detailing. Also, there are more things I would liked to have done. Such 
as some of that doom 3-ish machinery and some other special effects, but at the time 
of this writing the map has essentially been completed for a week (only minor 
tweaks/additions have been made) and that sort of thing would take plenty of time to 
get running while not increasing tris/shadow counts significantly. As many of you 
editing Doom 3 may have noticed, things now take much longer to do in comparison to 
Quake engine based games. No sense in delaying the release any further for changes that 
wouldn't have any real impact on the way the map plays. All in all, I'm pleased with 
the end result just the way it is.

I put plenty 'o work into this to ensure it is more than just a 'doom 2 map remake'. 
Give it a shot and try it out in deathmatch. You might like what you find. ;)

That all said, I hope that everyone enjoys it!

Additionally, some of you old school Quakers might recognize that logo when you fall
in the red pits. A little tribute to a Quake mod I worked on long ago. Maybe someone
out there remembers it? ;)

Until next time..

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Side note: Since this is an early doom 3 release (as in before the SDK has been 
released), this MAY call for a 2nd version of the map in the future. Same could be 
said if any major bugs arise. Doubtful though.

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