This collection was inspired by the Doom Honorific Title of Doom1 Tyson (D1T). Under DHT5, 15 people earned this title. Under the newer DHT6 format (same rules except no new level required), 11 people have earned the title (as of 5/98). See the DHT5 Hall of Fame or the DHT5 D1T directory to download DHT5 exams, and the DHT6 D1T directory to download DHT6 exams.
The fastest recording was selected among all recordings of that level. However a slower recording may be listed if it is in a harder style, such as Tyson with -fast monsters. Most of the D1T recordings are not very fast, and these are still not optimized to the point of the DOOM2 collection. This didn't start out as a competition (just a collection), but if you are serious about beating these, see the rules (with humor).
Four Ultimate DOOM levels have never been done Tyson style: E2M8, E4M2, E4M6 and E4M7. If you have a recording of any of these, be sure to send it to me. Faster recordings of existing levels are also of interest.
The following table summarizes all the lmps in this collection. If you click on a level number (first column), it will download that lmp. The "Style" column refers to the rules adhered by in the recording. Normal means usual Tyson style. Some of the recordings up the difficulty further by going with -fast monsters, fist only (or both). The fourth column lists the name of the person who first recorded that level Tyson style, although any level in the original D1T base is listed as "Unknown".
File name of the recordings is of the form: tu(map number)-(time in mmss).lmp. However, the dash is eaten up for recordings longer than 9:59, and maps with -fast monsters start with "tv".
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|E1M1||Easy||No||Unknown||Andy Kempling||Normal||1:08||Eight seconds faster ...|
|E1M2||Easy||No||Unknown||Andy Kempling||Normal||3:39||There are enough bullets on this level to kill every monster twice!|
|E1M3||Medium||No||Unknown||Patrick Martin||Normal||9:06||Only need to punch demons and spectres.|
|E1M5||Medium||No||Unknown||Patrick Martin||Normal||7:45||Quick recording of this tough level.|
|E1M6||Hard||No||Unknown||Patrick Martin||Normal||21:16||This level was in the DHT base from the start, but interestingly was never assigned to any D1T title holder (under DHT5).|
|E1M7||Medium||No||Unknown||Patrick Martin||Normal||8:06||Some great barrel frags in this one!|
|E1M8||Medium||No||Unknown||Patrick Martin||Fist only!||~4:40||Patrick gets the Barons in a fight, then punches out the survivor! This level is not very hard if you use bullets.|
|E1M9||Medium||No||Mike Pratt||Patrick Martin||Normal||12:51||.|
|E2M1||Hard||No||Jeff Makaiwi||Patrick Martin||Normal||7:14||Much mandatory Demon punching.|
|10:21||A classic Tyson level with the Berserk right there at the start. Fastest normal recording by MCM (5:42).|
|E2M3||Medium||Yes||Jonas Andersson||Mike Muir||Normal||6:00||48 seconds faster!|
|E2M4||Medium||Yes||Unknown||Patrick Martin||Fist only||7:46||Crushers come in handy on this one, but not if you're in a hurry.|
|E2M5||Hard||Yes||Josh Horwich||Patrick Martin||Normal||14:34||.|
|E2M6||Medium||Yes||Terry Dunphy||Peo Sjoblom||Normal||10:37||Fastest fist only recording by PBM (11:50).|
|E2M7||Medium||Yes||Jonathan Hoof||Peo Sjoblom||Fist only||5:18||.|
|E2M8||Hardest||No||Uncomp.||Uncomp.||.||.||Punching out the Cyberdemon non-berserk is too tedious to contemplate.|
|1:50||This level goes very quickly with fast monsters.|
|E3M1||Med||No||Unknown||Andy Kempling||Normal||3:10||50 seconds faster!|
|E3M2||Easy||Yes||Ian Egle||Andy Kempling||Fist Only||4:38||Only 7 seconds faster ...|
|E3M3||Easy||Yes||Alvin Chee||Patrick Martin||Fist only||4:53||Unreachable Imps are killed by a Baron (and Demon). Fastest normal recording by MCM (4:15) (some lost souls left).|
|E3M4||Hard||Yes||Mike Pratt||Patrick Martin||No invuln||12:39||.|
|E3M5||Hard||Yes||Phidias Bourlas||Patrick Martin||Fist only||8:27||Clever Baron telefrag. Patrick has also done this level Fist only, no Invuln (12:30).|
|E3M6||Hard||Yes||Anton Magleli||Patrick Martin||Normal||12:23||Tons of cacos on this one.|
|E3M7||Hard||No||Mike Toliver||Patrick Martin||Normal||10:52||This one is quite hard to do quickly.|
|E3M8||Hard||No||Joe Abene||Joe Abene||Normal||~2:40||Interesting spider paralysis makes this one possible.|
|E3M9||Hard||Yes||Patrick Martin||Patrick Martin||Normal||19:59||This is the longest and one of the hardest Ultimate Doom levels yet done Tyson style. Only Patrick and Anton Magleli have done it.|
|E4M1||Hardest||No||Patrick Martin||Patrick Martin||Normal||
|With 5 Barons, no berserk pack, and very little health and manuvering space this level is extremely difficult. A very conservative approach is needed, this is the most boring lmp in this collection. But the level has now been done.|
|E4M2||Hardest||Yes||Uncomp.||Uncomp.||.||.||May be possible but of extreme difficulty.|
|E4M3||Hard||Yes||Patrick Martin||Peo Sjoblom||Normal||9:01||Mandatory Baron punching. Peo took over 10 minutes off the previous best!|
|E4M4||Medium||Yes||George Bell||Patrick Martin||Normal||3:39||This is only about 1 minute slower than the current COMPET-N record!|
|E4M5||Hard||Yes||Roger Moraga||Peo Sjoblom||Normal||8:10||Original by RAM (21:45) in his D1T exam is also worth watching for some clever tips.|
|E4M7||Hardest||Yes||Uncomp.||Uncomp.||.||.||Only 220 bullets on this level, plus the Cyberdemon is in a very small room.|
|E4M8||Hard||Yes||Patrick Martin||Patrick Martin||Normal||~13:55||Much Baron punching and an intimidating end scene with a Spider Mastermind.|
|E4M9||Hard||Yes||Patrick Martin||Patrick Martin||Normal||8:08||Very difficult start until you get the berserk pack. Original lmp 11:20.|
This collection may be updated every couple of months, if and when better recordings come in.