E4M4: Border of Life (Tarnsman's Projectile Hell)

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Tarnsman's Projectile Hell maps
Episode 1: Eternal Night Vignette

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9

Episode 2: Strange Oriental Discourse

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9

Episode 3: Catastrophe in Bhavaagra

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9

Episode 4: Hopeless Masquerade
This level occupies the map slot E4M4. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E4M4.
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E4M4: Border of Life is the fourth map in the Hopeless Masquerade episode of Tarnsman's Projectile Hell. It was designed by Richard Frei (Tarnsman) and uses the music track "The Dim Lake of Auber" by James Paddock (Jimmy). The par time defined in MAPINFO is 4:30.


Map of Border of Life
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. At the west structure, head west of the building and jump west into an area containing health and armor bonuses. If you go through the south wall, you can pick up a light amplification visor. (sector 1570)
  2. South of the west structure, find a lift in the lava and take it up. This passage leads to backpacks and a door. The next area has medikits, a HE gauss shotgun, and boxes of rockets. (sector 3061)
  3. Head east from the hub and jump into the lava north of the bridge. Go north and east onto the platform, then head up for the secret. North of there, you can get shotgun shells, armor bonuses, and a box of ammo. The teleporter at the northwest end leads to ammo clips and a bullet dispenser. (sector 3168)
  4. In the second area, enter the lava at the west side and keep going northwest to get a backpack and a megasphere. (sector 4275)


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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 May 7, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 701
Vertices 13886*
Linedefs 18746
Sidedefs 28619
Sectors 4279
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 13886.


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

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