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Cunning Stunts

A Doom level based on my old place of work - Higgs and Hill at New Malden in Surrey

Crown House - July 2004

Crown House, Kingston Road         Crown House, Kingston Road

The Game

Level Information.
Play Information.
Copyright / Permissions.
Where to get this wad.
Patches - Version 1.666 to 1.9.
Screenshots from the game.

Hype Section

Absolutely bloody brilliant ! - Mr X of Computer Services.

Excellent, really good, (fx: nervous laugh)...erm, you're not going to release that are you ? - Premises Manager X.

Level Information

TitleCunning Stunts
Date FinishedFeb 96
Filename CUNSTUN1.ZIP 333k (Level and Graphics) CUNSTUN2.ZIP 638k (Optional Sounds - recommended)
The wad is playable without the sounds - these were uploaded separately for size considerations.
AuthorMaster Cylinder
Misc. Author InfoCaver and Real Ale enthusiast.
Description An evil alien from the planet B-B-brunn takes over the computer department at Higgs and Hill.
Programmers and support staff start mysteriously disappearing, and are being replaced with androids.
Can you destroy this vicious monster before the company collapses ?
Important Level Notes This is a complete reconstruction of the head office of Higgs and Hill, with scanned wall textures, clocks, cars, middle manager monsters, computers, sound effects, flushing toilets and a film show.
This is a moderately large level with lots of architectural detail, but runs smoothly on a 486DX33.
Additional Credits to iD for DOOM2, the authors of DETH, WARMDOS, ZENNODE, RMB and WINTEX/DEUTEX. The band Caravan who inspired the title. Staff who (unwittingly) posed for pictures. Michael Thomas for playtesting/suggestions. Dr Sleep for additional help with DETH.

Play Information

Episode and Level #MAP01
Single PlayerYes (primarily a single player level)
Cooperative 2-4 PlayerYes (but unable to test)
Deathmatch 2-4 Player Yes (large open area, 9 starts, DM-only BFG, but unable to test)
Difficulty SettingsYes
New SoundsTodd Slaughter in "The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" and William S. Burroughs.
New Graphics Walls, street furniture, gettable items and sprites.
New MusicYes
Demos ReplacedNone


BaseNew level from scratch.
Build TimeAbout 4 months build time, 2 months playtesting.
Known BugsNone known, please e-mail me if you find any.
May Not Run With...out a computer.

Copyright / Permissions

Authors MAY use this level as a base to build additional levels, and use the sounds and graphics freely.

You MAY distribute this WAD, provided you include this file, through any FTP site, BBS, disk or CD.

Installation information

Simply unzip the file CUNSTUN1.ZIP to a blank directory, on the same drive as your doom2 files, and type INSTALL.
The installation program will find your doom2 directory, and create a sub-directory to avoid cluttering up your main doom2 directory. Your original doom2 files will NOT be modified in any way.

The sounds were uploaded separately because of size considerations. Get the file CUNSTUN2.ZIP and unzip it to your new doom2\cunstunt directory.

Where to get this WAD

FTP sites: ftp.cdrom.com
E-mail: Hamster http://www.hamil.org/ (mirror)

CUNSTUN1.ZIP 333k (Level and Graphics)
CUNSTUN2.ZIP 638k (Optional Sounds - recommended)

Patches - Version 1.666 to 1.9

Doom 2 is supplied out of the box as version 1.666. You must update it to version 1.9 using these patches before attempting to install:

Update patch for Doom 2 version 1.666 to version 1.7a
Update patch for Doom 2 version 1.7a to version 1.9

Apply the patches one at a time, deleting all the patch.* files before applying the next. These patches fix various level design bugs and include sound code changes. Should also make Doom run a bit smoother.

Screenshots from the Game

Crown House entrance Side view of Dunbar House

Big brother is watching you !

Hmm.. that face looks familiar

Yes it's Graham Brown

Deep in the caves under Dunbar House

Careful with that chainsaw, Eugene

It's Eileen, and she's not taking prisoners !

Last Update - 19 April 2000.