MAP01: Central (Earthless: Prelude)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP01. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP01.
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MAP01: Central is the first map of Earthless: Prelude. It was designed by James Paddock (Jimmy) and uses the music track "I Sawed the Demons" by Robert Prince. The par time defined in MAPINFO is 1:00.


Map of Central
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. To the left of the starting room is a wall with blinking computer panels, Press it to lower the wall and enter a flickering, small room with a hanging corpse and a chainsaw. (sector 154)
  2. After clearing through the map somewhat and grabbing the red keycard. Go to the southeastern corner of the outdoor area with the red keycard to find a hidden button. Press it then go to the lowering wall and enter the second outdoor area to tag the secret. Beware the two pinky demons. (sector 54)
  3. After killing both of the pinky demons, enter the teleporter and grab the berserk pack and shotguns from the deceased shotgunners, then look at the misaligned texture on the wall to the right. Lower it like a lift and ride it down it to get the supplies on the upper ledge that the zombies were perched upon. Jump off that ledge and a wall will open and reveal a lift. Ride this lift up and then quickly kill off the zombies. After you kill them all you should emerge from the wet cave into an overlooking area of the previous outdoor sections (and an upcoming one), if you try to run toward the megaarmor that will result in four pinky demons and a cacodemon coming out of the water. Kill them then grab the megaarmor to tag the secret. (sector 202)
  4. Go through the red door and clear out the room. After that go into the room with the eye and make a right. Kill the pinky in the room then make a left and press on the heart pedestal to lower a backpack in the eye room. (sector 138)
  5. Enter the blue door after acquiring the blue keycard and clear the room you enter. After that return to the blue door and face it. Turn left and go into the water that you see and press on the mossy stone brick textured wall to lower it. Walk on top of it to tag the secret. (sector 3)
  6. Ride up the lift from secret #5 and collect the clips from the dead zombiemen and get the medikit if you need it. Then run onto the ledge with the health bonuses, Then straferun into the alcove that the chaingunner was in, grab the chaingun he had then quickly jump off and go to the other side of the central pillar to get a soulsphere that has just lowered. (sector 64)


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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 March 2, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 346
Vertices 1205*
Linedefs 1325
Sidedefs 1864
Sectors 217
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1096.


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

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