MAP01: Entering Zaero (Zaero: Episode 1)


Zaero: Episode 1 maps
This level occupies the map slot MAP01. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP01.
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MAP01: Entering Zaero is the first map of Zaero: Episode 1. It was designed by Steven Searle and uses the music track "Pressure Point" by Sascha Dikiciyan (Sonic Mayhem), originally from Quake II. The par time defined in MAPINFO is 20:30.


Map of Entering Zaero
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. Use the terminal east of your starting point, then enter the southwest corridor in the room to get health bonuses and a box of ammo. (sector 16)
  2. In the area at the south end, look above the ramp and shoot the switch to open the east wall, which has shotgun shells and a box of rockets (there are no items here on Hey, Not Too Rough or lower). (sector 251)
  3. Before heading to the big room at the middle of the map, head east and shoot the northeast wall to get a box of shotgun shells. (sector 1009)
  4. In the central hall, look behind two crates and shoot the switch on the south wall. Climb the crates to the east to get a soul sphere. (sector 396)
  5. In a square hall at the north end, shoot the southeast wall and use the switch to open the middle, which has a megaarmor. (sector 551)
  6. In the hall west of Secret #4, use the terminal where the armor bonuses are, then quickly run east and north to a teleporter to get boxes of rockets and a rocket launcher. (sector 1363)
  7. In the northwest hall, at the right light, lower the south wall to get a blur artifact. (sector 1006)
  8. Open the south wall behind the chaingun and teleport to a rock with ammo clips and a stimpack. (sector 827)
  9. After getting the red key, return to the central hall and find the crate with partial invisibility. To get it, go to the alcove northwest of it and it will rise. From there, get the partial invisibility. (sector 628)
  10. Open the red door, then use the switch on the west side to open the nearby door. Head west to the big field and go to the wall near the crates to find armor bonuses and a medikit. These items will not be here on Hey, Not Too Rough or lower. (sector 1040)


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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 January 19, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 591
Vertices 6384*
Linedefs 6057
Sidedefs 10222
Sectors 1386
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 4922.


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

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