Shadowy Forest

Shadowy Forest
The starting areaThe starting area
Author Ken Phipps
Port Limit-removing
IWAD Heretic
Year 2000
Link Doomworld/idgames
This level occupies the map slot E3M3. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E3M3.
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Shadowy Forest is a single-level PWAD for Heretic, designed by Ken Phipps and released in February 2000. The map is themed around a forested area, with emphasis in outdoors, village-like buildings and mountain forts. It employs new textures, graphics and ambient sounds.

Shadowy Forest is a very expansive and diverse map. It combines multitude of themed visuals in cohesive progression and follows the player into a variety of areas. The gameplay ensures heavy fighting, and there is also a number of hidden puzzles.



Map of Shadowy Forest
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 interestEdit


  1. After opening the north cave at the first pool, go that way and follow the path all the way to a lift on the east side with a Golem. As the lift is down, face south and go on the south ledge when it starts to rise to get Gauntlets of the Necromancer. (sector 453)


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Current recordsEdit

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

Run Time Player Date File Notes
SM speed
SM max
BP speed
BP max
NM speed
NM 100S

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on March 20, 2022.


Map dataEdit

Things 558
Vertices 5947*
Linedefs 5242
Sidedefs 8183
Sectors 716
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 4648.


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

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