Title screen
Authors James Paddock
Port Limit-removing
Year 2018
Link Doomworld/idgames

Deathless is a megawad for The Ultimate Doom by James Paddock (Jimmy). It was originally just an Episode 4 replacement released as Griefless in July 2018, but several months later Jimmy decided to expand it into a full game replacement as part of the first NaNoWADMo in November. The initial version of the full megawad was shared on November 9th.

On May 14, 2020, version 1.1 was added to the list of official add-ons for the Doom Classic Unity port, with various map and visual changes as summarized by a Doomworld forums post, and also uploaded to the /idgames archive on May 25.




The soundtrack is largely unchanged, with only 13 tracks replaced, mostly using original Doom tracks in different level slots. Besides the intro song, all tracks were originally composed by Robert Prince for Doom and Doom II; Doom II music being used in the secret levels of each episode, and in E4M2: Fetid Site.

  • Title screen: "Endgame", composed by Jimmy.
  • E1M9: "Message for the Archvile"
  • E2M3: "They're Going to Get You"
  • E2M4: "On the Hunt"
  • E2M9: "The Healer Stalks"
  • E3M7: "Sinister"
  • E3M9: "Waiting for Romero to Play"
  • E4M2: "Message for the Archvile"
  • E4M3: "Kitchen Ace (And Taking Names)"
  • E4M4: "The Demons from Adrian's Pen"
  • E4M7: "Nobody Told Me About id"
  • E4M8: "Facing the Spider"
  • E4M9: "Adrian's Asleep"

Built-in demos[edit]

Version 1.1 of the WAD features four built-in demos. All require Ultimate Doom v1.9 to view them. The demo levels are:

Demo Level Skill Tics Length
DEMO1 E1M3: Sluice Gate 4 2333 1:06.66
DEMO2 E2M4: Virulent 4 1637 0:46.77
DEMO3 E3M4: Vestibule 4 1693 0:48.37
DEMO4 E4M2: Fetid Site 4 2589 1:13.97

Version 1.0 also features a full set of built-in demos for Ultimate Doom v1.9. The levels are the same:

Demo Level Skill Tics Length
DEMO1 E1M3: Sluice Gate 4 2860 1:21.71
DEMO2 E2M4: Virulent 4 3625 1:43.57
DEMO3 E3M4: Vestibule 4 1705 0:48.71
DEMO4 E4M2: Fetid Site 4 3247 1:32.77


Current records[edit]

The DSDA episode records for Deathless are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed episode 1 05:33 Elmle 2019-06-23
UV speed episode 2 08:10 Elmle 2019-07-25
UV speed episode 3 07:49 Elmle 2019-06-28
UV speed episode 4 05:26 Elmle 2019-06-28
UV max episode 1 17:37 Revved 2019-07-17
UV max episode 2 21:43 Revved 2019-12-14
UV max episode 3 24:37 Revved 2020-05-04
UV max episode 4 17:15 Revved 2019-06-27

The data was last verified in its entirety on July 28, 2022.

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