E1M4: fred-e1.wad (E1 Contest)

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This level occupies the map slot E1M4. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E1M4.
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E1M4: fred-e1.wad is the fourth map in the first episode of E1 Contest. It was designed by Fredrik Johansson and uses the music track "Suspense" by Robert Prince, from Doom.


Map of fred-e1.wad
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 yellow key area, head east to the yellow door and use the north wall to go down to the field below. You can find a rocket launcher, boxes of rockets, and a megaarmor. (sector 76)
  2. In the nukage below the red key, open the north wall and use the north switch, then run south to get partial invisibility from the ledge. (sector 95)
  3. The same switch mentioned above lowers a wall near the north door in the same area. Head through that to get to a passage with health bonuses, a box of rockets, and a switch. (sector 114)
  4. The switch in Secret #3 lowers the pillar with the chainsaw at the northeast end of the map. (sector 125)
  5. In the nukage area with multiple blocks, head to the north side and on the east wall of the middle block is a switch. Press it and take the path south, following it all the way to a radiation suit, a backpack, and a computer area map. (sector 164)
  6. At the southeast end of the map, use the switch and head west, then open the south wall at the southwest corner to find a rocket and a switch. The switch lets you get a radiation suit and a soul sphere. Make sure to flip the switch before stepping in the nukage. (sector 194)


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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
NM speed
UV max 4:23.86 Chris Ratcliff (Ryback) 2001-09-15 e1co-uv.zip
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 13, 2021.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains six spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 78)
  2. facing west. (thing 215)
  3. facing south. (thing 216)
  4. facing south. (thing 217)
  5. facing south. (thing 218)
  6. facing north-east. (thing 231)


Map data[edit]

Things 329
Vertices 1111*
Linedefs 1198
Sidedefs 1578
Sectors 239
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 954.


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

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