Dark Mountain

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Dark Mountain
The starting area of Dark MountainThe starting area of Dark Mountain
Author Ken Phipps
Port Vanilla Heretic
IWAD Heretic
Year 1998
Link Doomworld/idgames
This level occupies the map slot E2M4. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E2M4.
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Dark Mountain is a single-level PWAD for Heretic, designed by Ken Phipps and released in August 1998.


Map of Dark Mountain
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 set of rooms near the north end, open the northeast door, then flip the switch in the second room to reveal a teleporter. Take it and head all the way to the east side. Open the east wall near the northeast corner to get a Tome of Power and a Shadowsphere. (sector 71)
  2. After lowering the bars from the switch behind the yellow door, head south through the water and climb the stairs. Open the south wall to get a Tome of Power. (sector 107)


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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
SM speed
SM max
BP speed
BP max
NM speed
NM 100S

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on March 22, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 598
Vertices 3202*
Linedefs 3112
Sidedefs 4702
Sectors 570
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 2600.


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

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