Computer area map
The computer area map (or just computer map according to the manuals) is a powerup that appears as a gray box with a screen, similar to a computer monitor, upon which is displayed a series of green blueprints. Picking one up will cause all unexplored lines in the current level (excluding those flagged not to appear) to be shown on the automap in gray.
The computer area map's power can also be obtained with the cheat code idbeholda. (The iddt cheat code is similar but reveals even more information, although it does not distinguish between seen and unseen areas.)
Computer maps last until the level ends or the player is killed.
This item is included in the items percentage displayed at the end of each level. However, after one map item is obtained in a single player game, any additional map items on the same level cannot be picked up. In multiplayer it is possible to pick up another computer map after dying and respawning.
|Computer area map data|
|Thing type||2026 (decimal), 7EA (hex)|
|Appears in||Shareware Doom|
The Ultimate Doom
Doom II/Final Doom
The IWADs contain the following numbers of computer area maps per skill level:
- In Doom 64 the computer area map resembles a large, oblong computer chip with a black screen and red lines scraggled across it.
- The computer area map somewhat resembles a Vectrex game console from the 1980s.
|Items from Doom and Doom II|
|Health||Health bonus • Stimpack • Medikit|
|Armor||Armor bonus • Armor • Megaarmor|
|Powerups||Berserk • Computer area map • Invulnerability • Light amplification visor • Megasphere • Partial invisibility • Radiation shielding suit • Supercharge|
|Keys||Keycard • Skull key|
|Weapons||Fist • Chainsaw • Pistol • Shotgun • Super shotgun • Chaingun • Rocket launcher • Plasma gun • BFG9000|
|Ammo||Backpack • Clip • 4 shotgun shells • Rocket • Energy cell • Box of bullets • Box of shells • Box of rockets • Energy cell pack|