HF1M3: Catacombs (Hell-Forged)

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This level occupies the map slot HF1M3. For other maps with a non-standard slot, see Category:Non-standard map slots.
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HF1M3: Catacombs is the third map of Hell-Forged. It was designed by Eric Ou (Amuscaria) and uses the music track "Elf" by Kevin Schilder, originally from Heretic.


Map of Catacombs
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. In the starting area, head to the blood pit at the northwest end and dive near the green torch. Head north to get to the green skull key. (thing 756)
  2. In the red skull key area, go to the east wall and find a switch to the southeast. This opens the way to the steel armor to the east. (sector 689)
  3. Head north of the start and open the door. Go to the brick wall directly to the north and lower it to get large health bonuses and the black sentient mushroom. (thing 1144)
  4. At the southernmost end, go to the flashing steps and head up the steps. After the last step, open the east wall to get a steel helm and a switch. This switch will open the bars to the west to get nail cartridges and a soul sphere. (sector 470)
  5. Head west of the southernmost end and climb the steps. Head to the left side and head north. Quickly run south to the curve and into the inner area before the bars rise to get nail cartridges, phlogiston canisters (on higher skill levels) and a rejuvenator. (sector 615)
  6. Open the blue door at the north end and go through the black wall at the north end to get an urn of demon blood. (sector 1044)
  7. Open the blue door at the south end, take the lift up, and head north to a lift. Take it up and jump south. Head to the southwest end and lower a crate to get a soul sphere. Push a wall to the east to find one of five green switches. (sector 1436)
  8. Find the five green switches to lower the molten pillar where the blue switch is to get a mauler. (sector 1319)
  9. At the northwest room, press the switch in the middle and take the northeast teleporter to get to a rejuvenator. (sector 901)
  10. On the outer wall of the blue switch area, take either of the east lifts up. Head to the middle and use the switch to lower two floors around you. Take them down to large health bonuses. (sector 1306)
  11. At the westernmost room, head to the brown wall to the south and lower it to get boxes of nails. (sector 1606)


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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 June 28, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains eighteen spawn points:

  1. facing east. (thing 1021)
  2. facing north. (thing 1022)
  3. facing east. (thing 1023)
  4. facing east. (thing 1024)
  5. facing north-east. (thing 1025)
  6. facing north. (thing 1026)
  7. facing north-west. (thing 1027)
  8. facing east. (thing 1028)
  9. facing west. (thing 1029)
  10. facing south. (thing 1030)
  11. facing east. (thing 1031)
  12. facing north-east. (thing 1032)
  13. facing north. (thing 1033)
  14. facing west. (thing 1034)
  15. facing south-west. (thing 1035)
  16. facing north-east. (thing 1036)
  17. facing south. (thing 1037)
  18. facing south-east. (thing 1038)


Map data[edit]

Things 1179
Vertices 12661
Linedefs 16557
Sidedefs 27317
Sectors 2281


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

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