E3M4: Ventose (Deadly Standards 3)

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This level occupies the map slot E3M4. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E3M4.
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E3M4: Ventose is the fourth map of Deadly Standards 3. It was designed by Roofi and uses the music track "The Queens," originally composed by Jeremy Soule for Secret of Evermore, sequenced to MIDI.


Map of Ventose
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 area near the south end that you lower to, head to the stimpacks on the south carpet, then use the face to the east. Shoot the wooden bars to find a medikit, health bonuses, and a switch behind a blue and red wall. (sector 2150)
  2. Just before the dropoff to the northeast area, drop to a switch at the bottom of a ladder instead of all the way down. Flip it, then head up the ladder and head south a bit, until you can go east. Enter this area to find health bonuses and a hidden switch behind the blue and red wall. (sector 1697)
  3. At the northeast tree, get to the west root and climb up. Shoot the tree here to get inside for armor bonuses, a green armor, and a hidden switch behind the blue and red wall. (sector 1794)
  4. In the exit area, shoot the three barrels below and lower the wall behind them to find a plasma gun. (sector 289)
  5. In the central area, head to the northeast switch, use it, descend the steps to the north, then quickly get on the lift. Head east, then south, hopping the gap, but do not enter the teleporter. Look west of it and shoot the button to remove the bars to the south, leading to two backpacks and a hidden switch behind the blue and red wall. (sector 1784)
  6. Make your way to the southwest end, up some steps above the start. Head to the crates and use them to drop past a window to a switch, which lowers the vine-covered columns with armor bonuses. Get to the first column, then jump north to the big column there. Enter it through the north side to find a hidden switch behind the blue and red wall. (sector 1789)
  7. Get to the high part of the northernmost area, then jump south to the plasma gun and southeast two platforms. Jump southwest one and use the north switch, then jump southeast two platforms and northeast to the wall that opens to find armor bonuses and a soul sphere. Head northeast and south to get health bonuses and a switch behind the blue and red wall. (sector 1883)
  8. After finding eight hidden switches behind blue and red walls (six of them are in the secrets mentioned above, one is in the central area, and the last is near the exit area), return to the southeast side, shoot the eye switch, and follow the path. Defeat the hordes of monsters and get to the east side, then to the west lift. Ride it up and get the medikits and BFG9000 in the middle. (sector 757)


A box of rockets (Thing 1678) on skills 1-3 is placed outside the playable map and cannot be picked up.

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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.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains six spawn points:

  1. facing north-west. (thing 354)
  2. facing north-east. (thing 1623)
  3. facing north-west. (thing 1624)
  4. facing south-east. (thing 1625)
  5. facing north-west. (thing 1626)
  6. facing north. (thing 1627)


Map data[edit]

Things 1679
Vertices 14937*
Linedefs 13811
Sidedefs 22290
Sectors 2234
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 11164.


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

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