Well, maybe not exactly Knee-Deep, but I do have FIVE new Winamp Skins for you to download. They are all on the Downloads Page where you can look at preview images before you download them. The five skins are -
- Doom II Title Screen, Doom II Entryway, Tanrock, Heretic, Marine
They've been uploaded to the FTP space that Grimlock provided us long ago (I'm using it for the first time). These skins in my opinion are far better than the older one that was there on the page all this time.
Some news on the progress of The 9th Gate - Pablo has left the team since he finished all his maps. Damian is working on E4M4 and music. Tobias sent some screens of his in-progress E4M2, and they looked great. There was one in particular that I really liked - a shot with something that looked like cages suspended high in the sky. I can't wait to play that map. Joel Murdoch is also very busy with his coding work for the other projects he's working on, so he said he won't be able to test our maps full time.
Now I'm going to have to get to work seriously on E4M3.
I'm writing this on Varun's behalf because his site at Doom Center is down currently. Varun is very busy nowadays with school. He is in his final year of school so exams are very important. He will be having continuous sets of exams from now until the finals, which will be sometime in March. And there will be, say, just one week or so between each set of exams for him to study. So until then, he won't be able to do anything related to Doom (including his demos, work for The 9th Gate).
Finally! I finished another semester at college! And this time I did well in all the exams except one (Operations Research). I never like to estimate how many marks I'm going to get in an exam - but for that last one I'd put it anywhere between 60% - 75%. That's disappointing... anyway, I was very happy with how I did in the other exams.
Enough of that, now for the update. This update is going to be long. But that is of course, usual when I don't update for a long time! Here is all the Doom related news from me, since the last update. Didn't have time to do that much Dooming, as you can see.
- Mon, 19 Nov - 5000 HITS! Yay! Thanks to Nick Byrd, who was kind enough to send me a screenshot of my 5000th hit. Thanks also to NewDoom webmaster William Mull, who caught the 5002nd hit. Watched Adam Hegyi's and Opulent's demos of nuts.wad.
- Tue, 20 Nov - Enjoyed watching Albert Valls' demos of Tobias Münch's WAD Square. Metabolist also did a demo of my Out of Phase. Demos are available at Opulent's and Présage.
- Thu, 22 Nov - Fehler 404 Opens - Tobias Münch and Pablo Dictter are the webmasters of this site, which will have both humorous and serious material. There have been a number of updates already on the site since it started, the most recent being the addition of a 1337 Flash logo by Tobias :), and an article (on a more serious note) wishing everyone a happy festive season. By the way, "Fehler" is German for "Error".
- Sun, 25 Nov - supar1337.wad was uploaded to /newstuff, another joke level which had HOM, messed up sectors, about 300 Wolfenstein soldiers and three cyberdemons. I read an article on dcvision.com about the "History of Doom" where the only interesting thing I found was the list of all the level designers for Doom/Doom II. Opulent also sent me a text file with this info.
- Tue, 27 Nov - Played Tobias Münch's episode for Duke Nukem 3D called Varying Killgrounds. Like Tobias' Doom maps, these were an excellent set of levels and I really had fun playing them.
- Fri, 30 Nov - Not Doom related, but I watched Fight Club. Fantastic movie.
- Mon, 3 Dec - Happy Birthday Opulent!
- Mon, 10 Dec - Happy 8th Birthday, Doom! Downloaded about 20 MB worth of stuff - Apache HTTP Server, PHP 4.0.6 (hey, they released a new version just a couple of days later!), and MySQL for Windows. I want to learn PHP.
- Thu, 13 Dec - After coming home from writing the exam that afternoon, I played Mike Reed's The Villa of Pain with ZDoom on UV skill. Great fun.
- Fri, 14 Dec - Read Rellik's Doom movie screenplay. Lots of action in that one! The script is available at Rick Clark's site.
I've also been listening to a number of MP3s composed by Pablo Dictter. I really like them a lot. I have six songs of his - Gloterus Tuterus Manarus, Nestrarra, The End, Getting High, Son of a Funk, and One Night. I asked Pablo whether he had any objection if I linked his MP3 page, and he said he didn't, so here is the link to Pablo's MP3s Page.