E4M4: Unclean Spirits (Ultimate Doom the Way id Did)

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This level occupies the map slot E4M4. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E4M4.

E4M4: Unclean Spirits is the fourth map of Ultimate Doom the Way id Did. It was designed by Michael Fraize (Marcaek). The par time defined in the DEHACKED lump is 1:15.


Map of Unclean Spirits
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.


You begin in an area with several imps and shotgun guys, but they are facing away from you. Step left (north) to get a radiation shielding suit, then drop into the lava below and head east until you climb some steps - there are numerous monsters waiting in the next area so stay on the move. Climb up the staircases in the north-west and south-west corners of this area to a marble path, follow it round to the west end then go down some steps here to get a chaingun - this will lower five walls behind you to reveal imps along with cacodemons and/or barons of Hell. Go through the second opening from the north and walk north to drop down to a gray path, then climb the steps to a tunnel and follow it south until you see a closet open ahead to reveal two or three spectres; at the same time, some imps will be released behind you. Continue south to a teleporter, arm yourself then enter it to go to an enclosed room with a baron.

Quickly kill the baron then head east across a bridge and up some steps to get the blue skull key; the pillar it sits on will lower and take you down to the eastern lava pool. Go back up to the marble path where you found the chaingun and pass through the second opening from the north again, then walk south up some dark steps and open the blue bars at the top to reach the sky exit.

Other points of interest[edit]

Enter the eastern lava pool and climb the steps in the south-east corner to find a berserk pack in a depression. Entering the depression will open the surrounding walls to reveal imps.

After getting the chaingun and lowering the walls on the marble path, go through the second opening from the south and go up some steps to a teleporter. This will send you to the platform with the plasma gun at the east end of the map; as you step off the platform, the wooden block ahead will open and reveal cacodemons.

The teleporter at the east end of the map will send you to the enclosed area on the west side of the map, which includes a blood pool with a spiderdemon. This area also holds a supercharge and a megaarmor (or invulnerability on I'm Too Young To Die and Hey Not Too Rough skill levels).


  1. At the northern part of the main area, get to the center to open the surrounding walls, then press the switch behind the north wall to open two more to the left and right. Take the right path and head for the south-east part of this area. Walk through the corridor until you find a teleporter. Take it, then press on the metal wall to get various supplies. (sector 146)
  2. In the spiderdemon area, climb the marble steps at the north-east end to drop into a damaging blood pit, then press the gargoyle switch. This will trigger two lifts, one behind you, and another with a lost soul (cacodemon on Ultra-Violence or Nightmare) to the east. Get on the east lift and ride it up, then walk through the east wall to get an energy cell and a rocket. (sector 182)
  3. In the marble room a bit north from secret #2, the cage on the right has two boxes of rockets in it. To reach it, backtrack a bit to the wall that concealed imps and shotgun guys and use the east wall inside that closet, then go around to reach the boxes of rockets. (sector 233)
  4. South of where the exit is, just before the teleporter that leads to the plasma gun, press on the metal wall to find a computer area map. (sector 223)


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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 0:21.20 Kyle McAwesome 2023-10-26 i4d4p021.zip Cross-listed from Pacifist
NM speed
UV max
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist 0:21.20 Kyle McAwesome 2023-10-26 i4d4p021.zip

The data was last verified in its entirety on November 2, 2023.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing south-west. (thing 414)
  2. facing east. (thing 415)
  3. facing west. (thing 416)
  4. facing south. (thing 417)
  5. facing east. (thing 418)


Map data[edit]

Things 474
Vertices 1646*
Linedefs 1770
Sidedefs 2623
Sectors 253
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1414.


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

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Inspiration and development[edit]


  • This level's name is taken from Matthew 10:1: "And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease."

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