E1M7: Habit Research (URE2020: Unexpected Retro Experience)

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This level occupies the map slot E1M7. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E1M7.
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E1M7: Habit Research is the seventh map of URE2020: Unexpected Retro Experience. It was designed by Zylinderkatze and uses one of the following music tracks: "Donna to the Rescue" by Robert Prince (base WAD), untitled track by Amaury Laurent Bernier (when loading base WAD with URE2020A.WAD) or "Everything Hurts" by Nathan Maxx (Lippeth) (when loading base WAD with URE2020L.WAD).


Map of Habit Research
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 westernmost area, enter the middle room and head west, going to the room on the west side. Open the wall with caution stripes to get a computer area map. (sector 500)
  2. Now head to the southeast compartment and use the blue lights to lower. Open the east wall and use the switch to lower a block to the east. Go there to get a medikit. (sector 921)
  3. Head back to the westernmost area and enter the northeast compartment this time. Use the blue lights there to lower and open the east wall. Shoot at the east panel to remove a block next to it, which lets you get either a green armor or eight armor bonuses depending on your skill level. (sector 847)
  4. In the southwest hall, enter the room to the east and lower the south block. Shoot the south wall and head through to get a soul sphere or a plasma gun, boxes of ammo or ammo clips, and a medikit or a stimpack depending on your skill level. Go back and press the switch, then head north across the crushers to get health bonuses and a switch that lowers a soul sphere in the room to the northeast. (sector 275)
  5. Head north from the west side of the map and take the left door. Head north from the switch, then use a monitor at the corner. Backtrack before the left door and head east to a switch. This will lower the central platform, allowing you to open a door to get a berserk pack. (sector 696)
  6. In the north cave, look east and shoot the red wall, which will open a cave with lava which has stimpacks as well as an invulnerability, megaarmor, or green armor depending on your skill level. (sector 490)
  7. Take the large lift in the east area and open the door. Head west to another door to hear something open. Backtrack and head south, then head southeast to a switch. Cross the gap and head to the lift to make a switch appear nearby. Using it opens the window, where using the east monitor behind it will lower a lift. Ride this lift up and use the computer to the west to reveal a red button. This opens up a secret later on. (sector 1034)
  8. Take the large lift in the east area and open the door. Head west to another door to hear something open. Backtrack and head south, then head southeast to a switch. Cross the gap and head to the lift. Take it up and use the switch to the left. Quickly drop and head northwest, then east into a corridor. Take another lift at the end and press the switch to drop down to armor bonuses. (sector 996)
  9. Take the teleporter south of the lift hub, then turn around and shoot the wall to find a rocket launcher and rockets. (sector 354)
  10. Take the teleporter south of the lift hub, then open the south wall. Press the switch here to get a berserk pack. (sector 1118)
  11. After using the switch at the end of Secret #4, take the teleporter at the south end of the lift hub and open the blue door. In the next room, you can get the soul sphere. (sector 283)
  12. After using the red button at the end of Secret #7, when you enter the area with nukage to the south, you can enter either the northeast or southeast compartments and get energy cells, ammo clips, and stimpacks. (sector 1156)


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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
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on March 3, 2023.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains seven spawn points:

  1. facing south-east. (thing 9)
  2. facing south. (thing 162)
  3. facing south. (thing 163)
  4. facing north. (thing 274)
  5. facing north-west. (thing 275)
  6. facing east. (thing 322)
  7. facing north. (thing 464)


Map data[edit]

Things 717
Vertices 5981*
Linedefs 6637
Sidedefs 10266
Sectors 1392
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 5189.


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

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