MAP09: Baleful Confines (NDCP)

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This level occupies the map slot MAP09. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP09.
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MAP09: Baleful Confines is the ninth map of the Newdoom Community Project. It was designed by Nuxius, and uses the music track "chris3.mid" by Christopher Jon Wilkins.

Walkthrough[edit]

Map of Baleful Confines for the Newdoom Community Project
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.

Essentials[edit]

This map is generally non-linear, so you can get the keys in any order. The outdoor areas are generally empty, but there are platforms with mancubi and a few walls with imps. The exit is in the center, which is reached by pressing three switches around it. However, these switches are also barred with colored key bars which need to be opened separately.

To get the red key, go all the way to the northwest. If you are coming there from the east, there is an aside with a berserk pack and an invulnerability. Be prepared though, as a roomful of revenants will attack as you attempt to get the BFG 9000. In the northwestern section is a large arena with imps, mancubi, and two cyberdemons. To get the key, press the switch in the northwest corner of the room. Now run on each lowering platform that each mancubus is on to lower the next one in front on it, going in a clockwise manner. Be careful as arachnotrons and revenants attack you as you do. When you step on the north central platform, a teleporter north of you will open, giving you the red skull key.

The southwest corner of the map is a large library with a large number of monsters. There are also three secrets and a red door. If you have the red key, open the door and kill two hell knights before pressing the switch. This removes the bars around the southern switch near the exit. The door south of the red door has an arachnotron and another switch, lowering a teleporter in the southeast section of the map.

If you are going for the yellow key next, take this teleporter and go around the wall to find it just southwest of the super shotgun. The teleporter takes you into a cage where you can pick up the yellow key. Be wary of arachnotrons, and in order to get out you need to solve a puzzle. Hit the correct switch that is different from the rest or you will trigger a crusher. The solution is west (satyr), south (gargoyle), and north (lion). Go back to the room with the super shotgun and open the yellow bars for the switch that lowers bars around the switch on the eastern side near the exit.

You can get the blue key by going to the northern part of the map. Go up and around using the staircase, going into the door to the north, around the barricaded switch into the next room. Grabbing the rocket launcher here lowers some of the faceted walls and reveals various monsters. One of the northwestern rooms has a switch to lower the northern faceted marble face for another switch. Going into this cage opens up other ones behind you and releases an arch-vile. The switch here lowers bars for the switch that you past up because it was barricaded. To leave this room in order to press that switch though, you need to remove the bars by heading into one of the eastern side rooms and pressing the switch there. Now go and press the previously barred switch to raise a bridge to the blue key. If you fall in the nukage, use the bridge as a lift.

An area to the east has blue key doors. If you have the key, enter it and take the stairs down and the elevator up to a teleporter. You will end up in a small tower with two barons of hell (if you have not killed them yet) and a switch, which lowers the bars around the northern switch near the exit. Be prepared for mancubi when you get back through the teleporter.

Secrets[edit]

  1. In the southwestern corner of the map there is a library. In this area, near the northwest corner on the ground floor, there is a lone book lying on the ground. Walking over this book causes a lift to lower in the southwest corner of the room. This temporarily allows access to a hidden area behind it which contains a backpack. (sector 16)
  2. Ride the lift that allows access secret 1 back up to the top. Step over to grab the green armor on top of the bookcase to the north. Upon doing this, a lift lowers on the west end of the library. Ride this lift up to access a alcove containing a soulsphere. (sector 709)
  3. On the eastern side of the library, there is a lift that takes the player up to a ledge that allows access to the red key door. Upon stepping off of this lift at the top, a door opens along the east wall of the room, temporarily allowing access to a shootable switch behind it. Shoot this switch to open a door along the north side of the room, allowing access to a plasma rifle. (sector 937)
  4. Going through the blue key door takes the player to an area with a teleporter in the middle of it. Stepping on this teleporter takes the player to a structure in the middle of the map that contains a switch which lowers the blue skull bars in the middle of the map. This switch also lowers the water level in an area on the northeast corner of the map, allowing access to a hidden teleporter. Stepping through this teleporter takes the player back to the room behind the blue key door, inside of a alcove on a pedestal containing a megasphere. (sector 246)
  5. Lowering the blue skull bars in the middle of the map allows access to a switch that lowers a set of bars blocking the exit teleporter. This switch also also lowers a teleporter in the southeastern section of the map, opposite of the teleporter that allows access to the area containing the yellow key. Stepping through this teleporter takes the player back to the room behind the blue key door, inside of a alcove on a pedestal containing a computer map. (sector 411)

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Current records[edit]

The records for this map at the Doomed Speed Demos Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max 19:17 Never Again 2010-03-29 ndcpmax.zip 1
NM100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

Last updated on April 3, 2013.

1. ^ ndcpmax.zip is a collection of UV max demos for NDCP.

Statistics[edit]

Map data[edit]

Things 887
Vertexes 6820
Linedefs 8781
Sidedefs 14777
Sectors 1507

Things[edit]

Monsters ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Arachnotrons 29
Arch-viles 0 1 1
Barons of hell 8 8
Cacodemons 18
Cyberdemons 2 2 2
Demons 26
Heavy weapon dudes 1 2 4
Hell knights 8 8 8
Imps 90
Lost souls 26 26
Mancubi 21 21 21
Pain elementals 0 0 1
Revenants 124
Shotgun guys 16 16 16
Spectres 8
Zombiemen 16 16 16
Powerups ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Armor bonuses 19 19 19
Backpacks 1 1 1
Berserk packs 1 1 1
Computer maps 1 1 1
Green armors 3 3 3
Health bonuses 88 88 88
Invulnerabilities 1 1 1
Medikits 7 7 7
Megaspheres 1 1 1
Soul Spheres 1 1 1
Stimpacks 28 28 28
Weapons ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Shotguns 1 1 1
Super shotguns 2 2 2
Chainguns 1 1 1
Rocket launchers 2 2 2
Plasma rifles 1 1 1
BFG 9000s 1 1 1
Ammunition ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Bullet boxes 4 4 4
Shells 4 4 4
Shell boxes 10 10 10
Rockets 54 54 54
Rocket boxes 40 40 40
Cells 8 8 8
Bulk cells 5 5 5
Keys ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Blue skulls 1 1 1
Red skulls 1 1 1
Yellow skulls 1 1 1

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