E3M8: The First Portal (Doom: Damnation)

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This level occupies the map slot E3M8. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E3M8.

E3M8: The First Portal is the eighth and final map in the third episode of Doom: Damnation. It was designed by Ofisil and uses the music track "Stay Away". The par time defined in the DEHACKED lump is 1:50.


Map of The First Portal
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.


Press the eye switch in front of you and you will be carried up to the arena which is overlooked by cacodemons - do not start shooting until you are ready as when you do, imps will begin teleporting in followed by demons, barons of Hell and three or four spiderdemons. As soon as you enter the arena, grab the plasma gun, supercharge and two partial invisibilities around you followed by the armor, weapons and ammo in the corners. There are two more supercharges on flesh steps at the north and south ends of the arena (replaced with invulnerability pickups on I'm Too Young To Die and Hey Not Too Rough skill levels).

Once the final spiderdemon has been killed, the episode will end automatically.

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There are no official secrets on this map.


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As this level does not contain official secrets, the NM 100S category is redundant.

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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
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on April 3, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains eight spawn points:

  1. facing south. (thing 170)
  2. facing south-west. (thing 171)
  3. facing south-east. (thing 172)
  4. facing east. (thing 173)
  5. facing north. (thing 174)
  6. facing north-east. (thing 175)
  7. facing north-west. (thing 176)
  8. facing west. (thing 177)


Map data[edit]

Things 227
Vertices 406*
Linedefs 250
Sidedefs 452
Sectors 53
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 266.


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

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