E3M16: The River to Acheron (The Joy of Mapping 6)

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The Joy of Mapping 6 maps
Ep.1: Tech Gone Bad

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M10
M11 M12 M13 M14 M15 FINAL SCRT1 SCRT2

Ep.2: Anomaly Reborn

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M10
M11 M12 M13 M14 M15 M16 FINAL SCRT1

Ep.3: Doom Is Eternal
Ep.4: All That Remains

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M10

This level occupies the map slot E3M16. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E3M16.
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E3M16: The River to Acheron is the sixteenth map in episode Doom Is Eternal of The Joy of Mapping 6: Joy Eternal. It was designed by Fletcher` and uses the music track "Fight the Logic If You Can" from Alien Vendetta, composed by Chris Laverdure (Dashiva). The par time defined in MAPINFO is 12:30.


Map of The River to Acheron
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. At the southwest part of the blood river, after opening up the southwest wall, go there and take a lift at the south end up. Head west and north to get to a berserk pack. (sector 619)
  2. In the southeast cave, head west on the north ledge, then jump to the rock to the south to get a computer area map. (sector 1121)
  3. At the east end, go to the east wall and find a small switch to the southeast. Flipping it lowers the west wall, which has a backpack. (sector 1100)
  4. Head west from the blood hub to see a ledge high up with revenants on it. This ledge has a soul sphere. You can rocket jump from the area to the west to reach this soul sphere. (sector 127)
  5. Head west on the circular path past Secret #4 until you get to the blue door. Use the south wall, take the steps down, press the switch, head south and then south through another open door, then head south again and take the teleporter at the end of this path to get a BFG9000. (sector 568)


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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 February 27, 2023.


Map data[edit]

Things 1104
Vertices 4411
Linedefs 5736
Sidedefs 8972
Sectors 1203


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

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