MAP25: The Gentle Dark (3x3)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP25. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP25.
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MAP25: The Gentle Dark is the twenty-fifth map of 3x3. It was designed by InfernalMonsoon and uses the music track "End of Small Sanctuary" from Silent Hill 3. The par time defined in MAPINFO is 2:30.


Map of The Gentle Dark
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector, thing, and linedef numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. In the northeast hall, go to the north door, then open the wall west of it to get rockets, a box of rockets, and a rocket launcher. (sector 435)
  2. When you unlock the yellow key, go to where the Hell knight is, then head south and west to energy cells and a megaarmor. (sector 141)
  3. In the blue key room, open the dark wall directly north of the key to find energy cells, a box of rockets, and a plasma gun. (sector 455)
  4. At the southeast end, head south to unlock the northwest steps and take them up. Open the east wall when you go north and you can find ammo, a backpack, and a megasphere. (sector 627)
  5. In the same corridor where you can access Secret #4, head north while facing east until you see an eye. Shoot it, then head a bit north and east to get energy cells and a BFG9000. (sector 612)
  6. At the northernmost switch, head to the west side of the westernmost pillar and flip the switch there, then head behind the northernmost switch for a soul sphere. (sector 799)


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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max 10:51.40 Luleta 2022-02-26
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on April 3, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 501
Vertices 3210*
Linedefs 3681
Sidedefs 5289
Sectors 803
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 2914.


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

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