MAP02: Sanctum of the Wastes (Ancient Aliens)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP02. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP02.

MAP02: Sanctum of the Wastes is the second map of Ancient Aliens. It was designed by Paul DeBruyne (skillsaw) and uses the music track "The Incessant Flow of Time," composed by Stuart Rynn (stewboy). The par time is 3:00.


Map of Sanctum of the Wastes
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.


Begin by clearing out the immediate area of zombiemen, shotgunners, and imps. Move into the building in the north, and kill all of the enemies here too. Grabbing the berserk to the east will teleport in a revenant. Pressing the switch in the alcove to the west will drop walls with more shotgunners. One of these rooms contains the switch that lowers the elevator leading up to the fenced balcony.

Moving around to the stairs will drop a set of bars and reveal an ambush, featuring another revenant as well as more imps and shotgunners. A switch in their closet will raise the bars and allow you to continue up the stairs. At the top, more enemies will be waiting in the enclosed area as well as a chaingun. Moving outside, a switch to your right will raise a wall with chaingunners and the blue key. Grab the key, drop down, and use the switch near the start of the map.

This will drop you into a pit with some demons, imps, shotgunners, and a mancubus. Grab the rocket launcher and kill them all. The red key is on the other side of this arena. Grabbing it will drop walls with more shotgunners and revenants. Return to where you dropped and take the lift back up. In the alcove where the berserk was is a switch on the wall, which will open the door ahead with two more revenants, one teleporting behind you. Kill them, and take the teleporter to exit the level.

Other points of interest[edit]


  1. Hit the switch in the northwest part of the map to lower two closets. Enter the one on the left and press on the Incan face to lower the floor, fighting demons and imps down here. The teleporter takes you to the top of the wall at the start with health bonuses and a green armor. (sector 332)
  2. Just before the switch that reveals the blue key, you will be in a small area where one of the walls has a candle in front of it. Press on this wall for a teleporter which takes you to a new area where you can climb up for a soul sphere. (sector 378)


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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 0:49.94 Local Disk (C:) 2023-10-01 Cross-listed from Pacifist
NM speed
UV max 2:10.29 Daerik 2023-11-05
NM 100S
UV -fast 3:20.80 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2019-07-09
UV -respawn 2:07.06 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2019-07-09
UV Tyson 3:33.57 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2024-01-24
UV pacifist 0:49.94 Local Disk (C:) 2023-10-01
NoMo 0:26.66 Inuk 2022-12-04
NoMo 100S 0:36.80 Inuk 2023-06-27

The data was last verified in its entirety on January 27, 2024.


Map data[edit]

Things 318
Vertices 1855*
Linedefs 2307
Sidedefs 3416
Sectors 423
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1855.


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

Technical information[edit]

Inspiration and development[edit]


  • In the comment section under the playthrough of this map on decino's YouTube channel, skillsaw shared some info about the creation of the level:
"(...) this map was basically just my test bed for the textures, and I wasn't planning to include it in the final release until stewboy wrote a great midi track for it."
―Paul DeBruyne (skillsaw) [1]

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External links[edit]


  1. Paul DeBruyne (skillsaw) (22 April 2023). "Comment on Ancient Aliens - MAP02: Sanctum of the Wastes (Ultra-Violence 100%)." YouTube. Retrieved 29 April 2023.