E3M3: Aphotic Crypt (Deadly Standards 3)

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This level occupies the map slot E3M3. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E3M3.
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E3M3: Aphotic Crypt is the third map of Deadly Standards 3. It was designed by RonnieJamesDiner and uses the music track "Horde of Locusts" by James Paddock (Jimmy).


Map of Aphotic Crypt
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 northwest area, head to the second switch from the left at the north side and use it to open the middle walls. Use the gargoyle switch in the middle here, then quickly leave and head to the northeast corner to get a megaarmor. (sector 136)
  2. Traverse the rocks leading to the blue key. At the south side, go up the rocks and drop to the north to get a soul sphere. (sector 220)
  3. At the circular staircase at the east end, get to the middle rock and take the teleporter to the left to get to a chainsaw. (sector 255)


A huge number of multiplayer-only Things have no flags set for any of the three difficulty classes, so they do not actually appear in the level:

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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 April 13, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 974
Vertices 4332*
Linedefs 4168
Sidedefs 6551
Sectors 650
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 3557.


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

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