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'''CROSS.WAD''' is a single-level [[deathmatch]] [[PWAD]] designed by Alistair Brown. It is notable for being one of the first [[Doom]] mods ever created; it was originally released March 11, 1994.
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'''CROSS.WAD''' is a single-level [[deathmatch]] [[PWAD]] designed by Alistair Brown. It is notable for being one of the first [[Doom]] mods ever created; it was originally released March 11, 1994.
   
This level should not be confused with CROSS.WAD by Kuranes, a much larger deathmatch map from 1997, or Terry Henning's CROSS.WAD (May 1994), a fairly conventional solo map with several hundred [[monster]]s. The latter saw a bug fix release, renamed to CROSST.WAD for this reason, and Alistair Brown's level was later distributed as CROSSA.ZIP.
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This level should not be confused with CROSS.WAD by Kuranes, a much larger deathmatch map from 1997, or Terry Henning's CROSS.WAD (May 1994), a fairly conventional solo map with several hundred [[monster]]s. The latter saw a bug fix release, renamed to CROSST.WAD for this reason, and Alistair Brown's level was later distributed as CROSSA.ZIP.
   
 
== Walkthrough ==
 
== Walkthrough ==
   
 
[[File:Map of Alistair Brown's CROSS.png|thumb|300px|Map of CROSS.WAD, E1M1]]
 
[[File:Map of Alistair Brown's CROSS.png|thumb|300px|Map of CROSS.WAD, E1M1]]
Strictly speaking, this level can be completed in solo mode, but since it includes no monsters and only one room with the exit switch clearly visible, there is not a great deal to say about it. [[Co-op]] start points are absent.
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Strictly speaking, this level can be completed in solo mode, but since it includes no monsters and only one room with the exit switch clearly visible, there is not a great deal to say about it. [[Co-op]] start points are absent.
   
 
===Secrets===
 
===Secrets===
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===Map data===
 
===Map data===
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This level contains the following numbers of things per [[skill level]]:
 
This level contains the following numbers of things per [[skill level]]:
   
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![[Weapon]]s||1-2||3||4-5
 
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|[[Plasma gun]]||1||1||1
 
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== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
   
* {{idgames|title=CROSS.WAD|id=14965}}
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* {{External Link|site=idgames|text=CROSS.WAD|id=14965}}
* {{idgames|title=CROSS.WAD (Kuranes)|id=8136}}
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* {{External Link|site=idgames|text=CROSS.WAD (Kuranes)|id=8136}}
* {{idgames|title=CROSST.WAD (Terry Henning)|id=244}}
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* {{External Link|site=idgames|text=CROSST.WAD (Terry Henning)|id=244}}
 
* [http://groups.google.com/group/alt.games.doom/browse_thread/thread/14ec53aea04d5926# "First *TOTALLY* original PWAD on wuarchive"], thread at alt.games.doom
 
* [http://groups.google.com/group/alt.games.doom/browse_thread/thread/14ec53aea04d5926# "First *TOTALLY* original PWAD on wuarchive"], thread at alt.games.doom
 
* [http://groups.google.com/group/alt.games.doom/browse_thread/thread/d272abb4134fb5ea/11fe856578a3c8ea#11fe856578a3c8ea "So you want to make a new level?"], thread at alt.games.doom
 
* [http://groups.google.com/group/alt.games.doom/browse_thread/thread/d272abb4134fb5ea/11fe856578a3c8ea#11fe856578a3c8ea "So you want to make a new level?"], thread at alt.games.doom
 
 
 
[[Category:1994 WADs]]
 
[[Category:1994 WADs]]
 
[[Category:PWADs by name|Cross]]
 
[[Category:PWADs by name|Cross]]

Latest revision as of 05:11, March 23, 2020

This level occupies the map slot E1M1. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E1M1.

CROSS.WAD is a single-level deathmatch PWAD designed by Alistair Brown. It is notable for being one of the first Doom mods ever created; it was originally released March 11, 1994.

This level should not be confused with CROSS.WAD by Kuranes, a much larger deathmatch map from 1997, or Terry Henning's CROSS.WAD (May 1994), a fairly conventional solo map with several hundred monsters. The latter saw a bug fix release, renamed to CROSST.WAD for this reason, and Alistair Brown's level was later distributed as CROSSA.ZIP.

Walkthrough Edit

Map of Alistair Brown's CROSS

Map of CROSS.WAD, E1M1

Strictly speaking, this level can be completed in solo mode, but since it includes no monsters and only one room with the exit switch clearly visible, there is not a great deal to say about it. Co-op start points are absent.

SecretsEdit

There are no secrets in this level.

Areas / screenshots Edit

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Deathmatch Edit

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Statistics Edit

Map dataEdit

Things9
Vertexes20
Linedefs24
Sidedefs28
Sectors5

ThingsEdit

This level contains the following numbers of things per skill level:

Weapons1-234-5
Chainsaw111
Shotgun111
Chaingun111
Plasma gun111

Technical information Edit

According to the author, the BSP calculations required to construct this map aided the development of DEU's final node builder.

Inspiration and development Edit

When Origwad was announced on alt.games.doom, Alistair Brown replied that he also had created a PWAD by hand, which consisted of a small square room with a cyberdemon on a central square platform. This level had been used when reverse-engineering the BSP structure but was never released. CROSS.WAD was a slightly more complex level but allowed the theories derived from the simple level to be tested and proved. After CROSS.WAD was released, Alistair followed up with a lengthy technical explanation of the design process, which is included in the idgames package as MAKE-LVL.TXT.

Trivia Edit

Sources Edit

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