E4M8: Gateway to Quake (Crusades)

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This level occupies the map slot E4M8. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E4M8.
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E4M8: Gateway to Quake is the eighth and final map of Crusades. It was designed by Richard Wiles and uses the music track "The End of DOOM," composed by Robert Prince for Doom.


Map of Gateway to Quake
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]


There are no official secrets on this map.


The lift activated by a gargoyle switch which lowers down to the balcony with the plasma gun is actually comprised of two sectors (111 and 112, tagged 8) of different brightness, however the linedefs that connect them (1003 and 1004) have no lower textures on either side. Thus if either the player or one of the several enemies in the area happen to prevent only one of the sectors from completing its lift action on its way up, a hall of mirrors effect will occur.

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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 3:28.49 Erik Alm 2001-11-29 cru8-330.zip
NM speed
UV max 4:30.83 Elmle 2021-03-10 cru8-430.zip
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist
NoMo 1:40.91 trashgarbage 2023-10-01 cr8n14091.zip

The data was last verified in its entirety on October 5, 2023.


Map data[edit]

Things 325
Vertices 1513*
Linedefs 1584
Sidedefs 2247
Sectors 176
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1309.


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

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