Doom Advent Calendar 2005


Doom Advent Calendar 2005 is a series of 24 Boom and ZDoom-compatible levels made for Doom and Doom II by the Doomworld Forums community.

The project was started by Kim Bach (Torn) as a smaller community project during the wait for Community Chest 3. The first forum topic was posted on October 9, 2005. In the post, Torn simply asked for Doom levels that could be released later in December in the style of an Advent calendar (i.e.: one each day until Christmas morning). The maps have no set theme, difficulty, texture wad, or style. By request of the original post, anything could be submitted as long as it was Boom-compatible, didn't use port specific difficulty settings, and weren't "shitty newbie maps." Development took place in the topic and stretched all the way to December 1st. At that point, Torn uploaded a map a day on his website until Christmas. Due to the nature of the one-a-day release, the WADs were never compiled into a megawad. Instead they were later given a theme on the /idgames archive.


DAC2005 was well received at the time of its release, prompting Torn to attempt a sequel the next year. Despite starting in January, DAC2006 did not get to the goal of 24 maps before December. The initial interest in the project was high, but later on throughout the year the enthusiasm floundered. Although they weren't released in DAC2006, a few levels from the project still got uploaded. James Cresswell (Phobus) made Twisted Joke (Doomworld/idgames) for DAC2006 and actually lists his interest in contributing as the reason he joined Doomworld. In 2009, Torn attempted to bring back the Doom Advent Calendar. It ended similarly to DAC2006: there was initial interest but not enough maps were made to get to 24 before December.


Name Mapper Game Engine Advent Day Download
Fatality Richard Hardacre (Cycloid) Doom II Boom December 1st Doomworld/idgames
31 Brandon Potgiesser Doom II Boom December 2nd Doomworld/idgames
Temple of Lust Mike Alfredson (Use3D) Doom II Boom December 3rd Doomworld/idgames
Chaos Shrine Michael Cole (MikeyScoots) Doom II Boom December 4th Doomworld/idgames
Twisted Shadows zap610 Doom II ZDoom December 5th Doomworld/idgames
Demon Bunker Fraser Low (TheDarkArchon) Doom II Boom December 6th Doomworld/idgames
Duplex Dr. Zin Doom II Boom December 7th Doomworld/idgames
The Power Supply DooMknight Doom II Boom December 8th Doomworld/idgames
Necropolis Matthew Gilzinger (doom2day) Doom II Boom December 9th Doomworld/idgames
Mission X Bill Koch (Bloodshedder) Doom Boom December 10th Doomworld/idgames
Carved Stone Mephisto Doom II Boom December 11th Doomworld/idgames
Doom Advent Calendar - Sporkmap Melissa McGee (Agent Spork) Doom II Boom December 12th Doomworld/idgames
Flashback E1M8 Esa Repo (Espi) Doom Boom December 13th Doomworld/idgames
Radial Acsension Thomas Lutrov (Lutrov71) Doom II Boom December 14th Doomworld/idgames
Flashback E2M9 Espi Doom Boom December 15th Doomworld/idgames
Forlorn Owen Lloyd (Sarge Baldy) Doom II Boom December 16th Doomworld/idgames
Hager Fletcher` Doom II Boom December 17th Doomworld/idgames
Courtyards From Hell doom2day Doom II Boom December 18th Doomworld/idgames
Speed Villa Rob Young (RjY) Doom II Boom December 19th Doomworld/idgames
DAC20 (ea_adven.wad) Erik Alm Doom II Boom December 20th Doomworld/idgames
DAC21 (shitbag1.wad) Rachel Schmitz (Negatronica) Doom II Boom December 21st Doomworld/idgames
DAC22 (shitbag2.wad) Negatronica Doom II Boom December 22nd Doomworld/idgames
DAC23 (shitbag3.wad) Negatronica Doom II Boom December 23rd Doomworld/idgames
Yule Time Doom Ian Cunnings (The Flange Peddler) Doom II Boom December 24th Doomworld/idgames


  • Negatronica's levels require use of the Doom Advent Calendar 2005 Texture Pack, which can be found on the DAC theme page. These levels have no text file, so this will not be made known to the player unless they scour the theme page.
  • Some levels are marked as limit-removing but might not run in non-Boom ports due to miscellaneous bugs. Similarly to Community Chest, it is best to play these in a Boom-derived port.

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