E1M3: Nukage Dump (Doom the Way id Did: The Lost Episodes)

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DtWiD: The Lost Episodes maps
Knee-Deep in the Dead
The Shores of Hell

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9


M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9

Thy Flesh Consumed

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9

Base Instinct

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M0

The Final Gate

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9

This level occupies the map slot E1M3. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E1M3.

E1M3: Nukage Dump is the third map of the Knee-Deep in the Dead episode in Doom the Way id Did: The Lost Episodes. It was designed by Chris Pisarczyk (Mr. Chris).


Map of Nukage Dump
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.


Open the door in front of you and go straight forward to a shotgun, then head north past an imp and demon until you go down some steps. Kill the shotgun guys ahead then proceed east and north up a wide staircase, which leads to a gray walkway above a nukage pit. Follow the walkway south-east to another door, go through it then proceed north until you enter a T-shaped room. Climb the stairs opposite the room entrance to a tan ledge, which you can follow round a corner to get the red keycard.

Go back to the starting area, passing some imps and shotgun guys that have been released on the way, then open the red door in the south-east corner and kill the imps and zombiemen waiting in the next room, then go through the doorway at the south end to get outside. Head east past some more zombies and go up some steps, then turn left to see the blue keycard in a nukage pool; taking it lowers the silo behind you revealing one or three shotgun guys. Go back inside the building and open the blue door to your immediate left, kill the zombies ahead then go through and climb the steps at the west end to see an exit door. Open it to find the exit switch for E1M4: Quarantine Zone.

Secret exit[edit]

After flipping the switch in secret #2, go to the room in the north-west corner of the map. The center block has opened, revealing a second exit door that hides the button for E1M9: Relay Station.

Other points of interest[edit]

From the nukage pit area in the north-east corner of the map, go through the small doorway at the south end to enter a blue passage. Follow the passage to a switch that you can flip to lower a chaingun.


  1. Going down the steps to the north-west room will cause a lift to lower. Continue heading down the steps and through to the south hall before it closes to reach a hall with several supplies, including a megaarmor. (sector 128)
  2. Go up the steps to the blue key and a lift will lower. Quickly run all the way north past the silos to reach an area with health and armor bonuses as well as a switch that opens up the secret exit. (sector 197)
  3. In the normal exit room, get on the steps to the exit door, then jump north-west into the nukage. Open the north-west corner to find a chainsaw, a berserk pack, a box of bullets and a box of shotgun shells. (sector 225)


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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
UV speed (normal exit) 01:31 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2014-10-03 l1e3-131.zip
UV speed (secret exit)
NM speed (normal exit)
NM speed (secret exit)
UV max
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist (normal exit)
UV pacifist (secret exit)

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 7, 2021.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains seven spawn points:

  1. facing east. (thing 273)
  2. facing west. (thing 274)
  3. facing west. (thing 275)
  4. facing north. (thing 276)
  5. facing west. (thing 277)
  6. facing south. (thing 278)
  7. facing east. (thing 279)


Map data[edit]

Things 342
Vertices 1085*
Linedefs 1197
Sidedefs 1662
Sectors 239
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 955.


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

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