E5M1: Landing Zone (Doom the Way id Did: The Lost Episodes)

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This level occupies the map slot E5M1. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E5M1.

E5M1: Landing Zone is the first map of the Base Instinct episode in Doom the Way id Did: The Lost Episodes. It was designed by Jacob Zuchowski (ellmo) and uses the music track "I Sawed the Demons". The par time defined in MAPINFO is 30 seconds.


Map of Landing Zone
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.


Go straight forward into a blue room, then approach the lift at the west end to lower it. Ride the lift up then walk south to a staircase and follow it down to a nukage pool. Press the button on the south side of the pool to raise a staircase to your right, climb up it then walk east to an exit door. Go through the door and flip the switch in the next room to go to E5M2: Observatory.

Secret exit[edit]

Approaching the normal exit switch will open the "entrance" door in the starting room. Go through that door to see another exit door ahead, then step on the teleporter behind it to go to E5M0: Starport.

Other points of interest[edit]

Reaching the top of the steps leading to the normal exit door will open a compartment to the north, which contains a clip, shotgun shells and three armor bonuses.


  1. On the east side of the map, run west from the platform with the shotgun to reach the courtyard outside with a stimpack, an armor bonus, two health bonuses and shotgun shells. (sector 9)
  2. In the northern room, use the switch on the west terminal, then take the nearby lift up. Take the steps to the west to reach an armor and a box of shotgun shells. (sector 53)


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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)
Stroller (normal exit) 0:31.49 David Spring (Springy) 2013-02-21 l5e1str031.zip Plays back with dtwid-e5.wad. Actual map number is E1M1

The data was last verified in its entirety on August 1, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 89
Vertices 494*
Linedefs 587
Sidedefs 823
Sectors 124
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 442.


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

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