MAP01: Excavation Site (Interception)


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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: Excavation Site is the first map of Interception. It was designed by Matthew D. (Matt534Dog) and uses an untitled music track composed for the project by XenoNemisis. The par time defined in MAPINFO is 55 seconds.


Map of Excavation Site
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. When you see a blood pit to your left, go through the bloodfall to find a box of ammo. (sector 8)
  2. In the room with the switch that lowers the red key, use the switch to lower the doors blocking your way out, then go east to a room with two teleporters and a medikit. The teleporters take you to partial invisibility and a green armor. (sector 59)
  3. Inside Secret #2, press on the east wall to find a chainsaw. (sector 64)
  4. In the outdoor area with the crates, press on the crate with a computer area map on it to lower it, as well as discover a shortcut ahead. (sector 90)
  5. In the outdoor area with the crates, look directly south from the entrance and press on the brown crate to lower it. You will find a berserk pack inside the stack. (sector 97)


A clip (Thing 174)—illuminated by a tall techno floor lamp (100)—is placed outside the playable area in the northwest, so it cannot be picked up.

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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 0:27.46 Aleks Shahov (Plut) 2013-01-25 Plays back with intercep_old.wad
NM speed
UV max 1:26.49 Dylan Gill (TheV1perK1ller) 2017-06-15
NM 100S 1:00.77 DidierTranber 2023-03-27
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist 0:44.69 Maribo 2021-11-26

The data was last verified in its entirety on April 16, 2023.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains six spawn points:

  1. facing east. (thing 5)
  2. facing north. (thing 10)
  3. facing north-east. (thing 200)
  4. facing east. (thing 201)
  5. facing east. (thing 202)
  6. facing south. (thing 203)


Map data[edit]

Things 271
Vertices 858*
Linedefs 900
Sidedefs 1307
Sectors 151
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 731.


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

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