E5M3: Recycling Plant (Doom the Way id Did: The Lost Episodes)

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This level occupies the map slot E5M3. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E5M3.

E5M3: Recycling Plant is the third map of the Base Instinct episode in Doom the Way id Did: The Lost Episodes. It was designed by Jeff Shark (Marnetmar) and Xaser Acheron, and uses the music track "Dark Halls". The par time defined in MAPINFO is 2:00.

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Map of Recycling Plant
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. Head south from the center of the map and east. Head to the right of the stairs to spot a blur artifact. (sector 177)
  2. In the red key area, drop into the nukage on the east side and follow the trail of armor bonuses as it goes around and to the north. Press on the dark green wall at the north end for a teleporter leading to a rocket launcher and rockets. These items do not appear on Hey, Not Too Rough or lower. (sector 171)
  3. At the south end before the steps to the yellow key, get on the middle column on the east side and look east. Shoot the switch to open a wall to the north, then enter and head south for the secret with the megaarmor and a lever switch.(sector 228)
  4. Flip the lever switch in the previous secret and head back to the north end, taking the steps going east and going through the opening to the north to reach the outer courtyard. (sector 49)
  5. In the courtyard above, head to the west end and a large wall will lower. Enter the star-shaped teleporter to reach the central nukage vat with a computer area map. (sector 180)
  6. A switch is behind where you teleport in the previous secret. Flip it, then go back to the southern end of the map where the yellow key was to reach a courtyard where the secret exit is. (sector 259)


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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)

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on December 7, 2021.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains only three spawn points, making it unplayable in deathmatch mode:

  1. facing south. (thing 18)
  2. facing north-west. (thing 281)
  3. facing east. (thing 342)


Map data[edit]

Things 401
Vertices 1817*
Linedefs 2097
Sidedefs 2739
Sectors 416
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1616.


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

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