Crusades: An Unholy War is a nine-level Ultimate Doom PWAD in episode four style made by Richard Wiles. It replaces maps E4M1-E4M9.


Built-in demos[edit]

This WAD features a single built-in demo. It requires Ultimate Doom v1.9 to be viewed. The demo level is:

Demo Level Skill Tics Length
DEMO4 E4M2: Night-Watch 4 2509 1:11.69


Current records[edit]

The DSDA episode records for Crusades are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV max episode 48:13 trashgarbage 2023-10-10

The data was last verified in its entirety on November 2, 2023.


Despite the wad replacing Thy Flesh Consumed, its level title graphics and intermission screen background replace those of the first episode, Knee-Deep in the Dead. This is a workaround for a bug in Doom95, one of the two source ports with which this wad was tested (the other being ZDoom 1.17)[1], in which the game would incorrectly display the first episode's intermission screen instead of the fourth's. The wad also uses blank graphics for Knee-Deep in the Dead's intermission animations to disguise this. As a result, Crusades' intermission will display incorrectly in any source port other than Doom95.

External links[edit]


  1. Crusades.txt in Crusades at Doomworld/idgames