HF1M4: Testing Ground (Hell-Forged)

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HF1M4: Testing Ground is the fourth map of Hell-Forged. It was designed by Eric Ou (Amuscaria) and uses the music track "Acacia" by Kevin Schilder, originally from Heretic.


Map of Testing Ground
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. At the west side, climb the steps and open the door to the south. Use the skull switch and head southeast to a tan wall. Open it to get phlogiston tanks. (sector 1381)
  2. In the same area, you saw a box of nails, an urn of demon blood, and a phlogiston tank behind orange screens. Head to the steps to the south, head up, then west and press the skull switch. Back again, head north, and in this room with the pit, find a switch at the southwest wall. Use it and return to the orange screens to get the items there from the back. (sector 1224)
  3. In the room with the pit, lower the north wall to find steel faulds. (sector 1722)
  4. In the same room, find a recessed wall in the southeast and lower it to find nail cartridges, steel greaves, and health bonuses. (sector 1412)
  5. Inside the southeast building, head to the northeast end and head west. At the edge, open the wall to the south to get a soul globe. (sector 348)
  6. Take the northeast door in the same area as Secret #5, then take the steps west and open the north door. Fall into the northeast pit and in the corridor, open the west wall between the blue lights and take the lift to get health bonuses and a green skull key. (sector 488)
  7. Exit the corridor to the east and take the south lift. Take the next corridor to the southwest. Lower the southeast wall here to get a megasphere. (sector 564)
  8. Take the teleporter in Secret #7 and head to the blue key. Fall to the lava to the west and find an arrow at the north wall. Open the wall there to get a bottled lifeforce and a lift. The lift leads up to phlogiston canisters, another bottled lifeforce, boxes of nails, and a mauler. (sector 74)
  9. At the ledges at the south end of the grounds, go across a bridge to a door with yellow torches. Open it and press the switch to the north to open nearby bars. Head there and head east. At the bend, look north to find an eye switched tucked in a wall. Shoot it and head northwest to get a rucksack. (sector 698)
  10. With the green key, find three green doors around the grounds and press the switches there to lower a molten pillar. Head to the east side of the grounds to get a Basilisk. (thing 10)
  11. Between the northeast building and the building south of it, on the lower floor, open the red door and head to the switch to the east. Use the backside of the switch and leave, then head west and then south to an open wall that has large health bonuses and a switch to open the cage in the arena. (sector 1700)
  12. In the northeast building, head to the lower floor and look at the switches on the south wall. Press the one that is a revenant skull (at the southwest end) and head up the steps to the east and head west to get a Doom sphere. (sector 1720)
  13. The cage in the arena opened from Secret #11 contains a juggernaut sphere. (sector 1656)
  14. In the room with the skull keys, on the northern wall look up for a wooden beam with three corpses and a white mushroom. Shoot the mushroom to drop it.


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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 twenty spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 924)
  2. facing north. (thing 925)
  3. facing west. (thing 926)
  4. facing north-west. (thing 927)
  5. facing south-west. (thing 928)
  6. facing north-west. (thing 929)
  7. facing north-west. (thing 930)
  8. facing north. (thing 931)
  9. facing north-east. (thing 932)
  10. facing north-east. (thing 933)
  11. facing south-east. (thing 934)
  12. facing south-west. (thing 935)
  13. facing south. (thing 936)
  14. facing east. (thing 938)
  15. facing south. (thing 939)
  16. facing south-east. (thing 940)
  17. facing east. (thing 941)
  18. facing north-west. (thing 942)
  19. facing north-east. (thing 943)
  20. facing south-west. (thing 944)


Map data[edit]

Things 1105
Vertices 12419
Linedefs 15758
Sidedefs 26788
Sectors 2299


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

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