E2M5: Through the Eye of the Needle (Eternity)

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This level occupies the map slot E2M5. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E2M5.

E2M5: Through the Eye of the Needle is the fifth level of the episode replacement Eternity. It was designed by Bjorn Hermans and Holger Nathrath, and uses a MIDI rendition of "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor.


Map of Through the Eye of the Needle
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. Inside the red key room, walk through the fireplace (kill the zombieman inside it first) to trigger a lift going down to a secret room with enemies in cages. At the opposite end of this room you can find a radiation suit, a computer area map, and a box of shotgun shells (this item only appears on Hurt Me Plenty or higher). Up to three secrets can be obtained here. (sector 159)
  2. See Secret #1. (sector 160)
  3. See Secret #1. (sector 163)
  4. Behind the red door, open the wall dead ahead for a switch which raises the steps accessible from opening the wall on the left side of the room. (sector 73)
  5. In the outdoor area with the white-colored floor in the northern part of the map, you should spot a soul sphere in an interior room. To get it, you can lower the wall on the left side, and find a wall which starts a misalignment in the gray walls. You can also lower the wall on the right, and then the nearest wall on your left, finding another misalignment. Either way, open the wall here to reach the soul sphere room, where you can grab the soul sphere by pressing the switch on the side of the pillar. This area counts as eleven secrets, including the steps leading into the room on both ends, the room itself, and the soul sphere pillar. (sector 99)
  6. See Secret #5. (sector 101)
  7. See Secret #5. (sector 102)
  8. See Secret #5. (sector 103)
  9. See Secret #5. (sector 104)
  10. See Secret #5. (sector 105)
  11. See Secret #5. (sector 106)
  12. See Secret #5. (sector 107)
  13. See Secret #5. (sector 108)
  14. See Secret #5. (sector 109)
  15. See Secret #5. (sector 112)
  16. Once you open the yellow door, open the metal wall straight ahead to find a backpack. (sector 22)
  17. In the room past the yellow door, open the metal wall at the north end to reach a hallway containing health bonuses. (sector 27)


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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 1:56.51 Neurometry 2018-01-04 ete5-156.zip
NM speed 3:21.86 Serge Marudov (Never_Again) 2012-12-12 eternm1_na.zip
UV max 7:52.11 Serge Marudov (Never_Again) 2002-05-19 eter-na2.zip
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on June 3, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing north-east. (thing 158)
  2. facing north-east. (thing 159)
  3. facing north-east. (thing 160)
  4. facing north-east. (thing 161)


Map data[edit]

Things 162
Vertices 954*
Linedefs 1023
Sidedefs 1460
Sectors 200
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 822.


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

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