E3M5: Deus in Absentia (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 E3M5. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E3M5.
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E3M5: Deus in Absentia is the fifth map in episode Doom Is Eternal of The Joy of Mapping 6: Joy Eternal. It was designed by Fenes Octavian (DooM_RO) and uses the music track "We Die Young" by Alice in Chains, sequenced to MIDI by Robert Prince. The par time defined in MAPINFO is 8:00.


Map of Deus in Absentia
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. After opening the northeast door in the hub, take the lift and head to the next ledge. Jump south and head to the south side to find a cave with energy cells and a berserk pack. (sector 130)
  2. In the north area with the lava and bridges, use a wall east of the fork to find health bonuses, a medikit, an energy cell pack, shotgun shells, and a soul sphere. (sector 215)
  3. At the yellow key, shoot the evil eye to the east and head southeast to get energy cells and a plasma gun. (sector 2)
  4. Head south from the exit door and press on the west wall with vines. Press on the next wall at the dead end to collect a megaarmor. (sector 29)
  5. Head south from the previous secret and past a large block. Shoot the evil eye to the west to open a wall to the east, which leads to a green armor. (sector 1)
  6. At the crushers, head through the west wall at the first crusher and down to get a box of rockets, medikits, an energy cell pack, and a megaarmor. (sector 454)


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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 398
Vertices 2111
Linedefs 2601
Sidedefs 4175
Sectors 479


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

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