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Helpyourselfish is a single-level PWAD for Doom II using a limit removing source port. It was created by Christian Hansen (c-cooper) and uses the music track "Gunshot Dance" by Paul Corfiatis (pcorf).

Helpyourselfish was chosen as one of the entries for 2003 in the Top 100 WADs of All Time.


Map of Helpyourselfish
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. Once you pick up the red key, go back south and then west towards the UAC door. There is an opening next to the door containing a medikit, a box of shotgun shells, and some armor bonuses on Hurt Me Plenty or lower. (sector 1464)
  2. Enter the lava in the big outside area on the southeastern side of the bridge and go further south past the crushers. A wall on the eastern side has a cross on it, so open it to find a switch. After flipping this switch, take the lift out of the lava. At the top, you should see another switch to your right (south). Flip it, then return back to the big outside area to find a new teleporter along the east side. Take it to reach a secret with armor bonuses, energy cells, and a plasma gun. There is a corridor northeast of the secret that will lead you out. (sector 585)
  3. Come back to the big outside area mentioned in Secret #2. Cross the bridge and take the lift up, where at the top will be a door to your left (south). You cannot open this door, but you can go around it. Take the other path, then look outside for a gray ledge you can move along. Follow this ledge, jumping across the bridge to the other side, and you should be on the other side of the door. Open the other door here to reach a secret room with a medikit, health and armor bonuses, a box of rockets, a box of shotgun shells, and a backpack. (sector 616)
  4. At the rocky area at the northwest part of the map, there is a hidden green switch right next to the rocks (directly north of the western blue door). Press it to lower a lift near the wall with the shotgun guys (northwest from the switch). Step on this lift to ride it up and you can get a medikit, a box of rockets, and an energy cell. (sector 1447)
  5. Once you reach the small cargo room northeast of the big hallway in the center of the map, go towards the western cage and you should spot a switch hanging near the ceiling. Shoot this switch, leave the room, and return to the red door. Next to it will be revealed teleporter, which will take you to a megasphere. (sector 1064)
  6. After flipping the switch that lowers the bars around the blue key, go to the big outside area that was mentioned in Secrets #2 and #3 and take the northeastern lift up. There will be an opening in the structure here where you can get two armor bonuses, a medikit, and a different powerup depending on your skill level (for Hey, Not Too Rough or lower, an invulnerability; for Hurt Me Plenty, a soul sphere; and for Ultra-Violence or higher, a partial invisibility). (sector 364)


A pain elemental (Thing 917) in the southeast has no flags set for any of the three difficulty classes, so it does not actually appear in the level.

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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 17:58.23 vdgg 2021-03-29
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 6, 2021.


Map data[edit]

Things 998
Vertices 10257*
Linedefs 10427
Sidedefs 16821
Sectors 1497
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 8151.


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

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