E3M6: Deep Crust Borehole (Solar Struggle)

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Solar Struggle maps
Titan Terror

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9

Ceres Carnage

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9

Moon Madness
Venusian Violence

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9

This level occupies the map slot E3M6. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E3M6.
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E3M6: Deep Crust Borehole is the sixth map in the Moon Madness episode of Solar Struggle. It was designed by Alex Decker (myolden) and uses the music track "Stage 1" from Cybernator.


Map of Deep Crust Borehole
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 central room of the building, use the recessed wall on the left side to find a switch. This lowers the soul sphere in the middle of the room. (sector 434)
  2. When you get to the large hole northeast of the building, head around the hole going clockwise to a switch. Flip it and head west to a lowering wall with a BFG9000. (sector 366)
  3. In the northernmost cave, drop to the teleporter below, then head east of the teleporter to get energy cell packs and a megaarmor. (sector 793)
  4. After taking the large lift east of the red key up, head on the walkway and jump east to a block. To the east is a soul sphere. (sector 358)
  5. At the southernmost area, go to the southwest side and lower the slimy wall to find the yellow key. (sector 750)
  6. In the room northeast of the south area, head southeast of the backpack and press on the brown wall to the north, on the column. This reveals a switch that opens the north wall with a box of shotgun shells, a box of ammo, and an energy cell pack. (sector 424)
  7. Open the yellow door in Secret #6 to access the secret exit. (sector 289)


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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 (normal exit)
UV speed (secret exit)
NM speed (normal exit)
NM speed (secret exit)
UV max
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist (normal exit)
UV pacifist (secret exit)

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on December 11, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 506
Vertices 6607*
Linedefs 6298
Sidedefs 10416
Sectors 1187
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 5211.


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

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