MAP02: Sunlight Source (Avactor)


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

MAP02: Sunlight Source is the second map of Avactor. It was designed by Eradrop and uses the music track "". The par time defined in the DEHACKED lump is 30:00.


Map of Sunlight Source
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.


Head up the stairs to meet the new mechanical turret enemy. Take the middle elevator up to the temple exterior, and fight downstream to the watery courtyard. An opening to the northeast leads to a small fortress. Use the switch to raise the bridge across, then open the central door. Fight your way down the steps on the right and use a switch in one of the cells to lower the central columns, revealing a teleporter. Take the teleporter to a room with several switches and use them to open the rest of the fortress. Go back through the teleporter, up the stairs, and turn around to take the left branch of the fortress. Turn left at the intersection and exit the fortress.

Cross the bridge over the exit waterway and step on the floor-tile trigger to launch an ambush. Continue across the blood bridge, where another ambush awaits. Pressing the switch teleports you to a nearly-identical room. When you return to the blood room, the bridge falls, leaving you two paths--a dead-end containing a mega armor and the exit, both with crushers. Note this area cannot be re-entered, so if you want the armor you must collect it now.

The path emerges back at the side of the temple, and the bars downstream on the right have been drawn. Heading downstream triggers another ambush. Take the right passage to a columned courtyard fronting a temple. The switch lowers the bars at the temple steps (and triggers an ambush, of course). Attempting to climb the temple, however, causes the stairs to collapse, forcing you to detour through a western archway. After a rather straightforward climb, you end up in an alcove overlooking the back of the temple. Jump across and carefully proceed around the temple to the main steps. Head through the doorway, across the bridge, and into a cave where the yellow skull key malevolently awaits.

Return to the main temple and use the yellow skull key to activate the switch inside. Across the watery courtyard, drawn yellow bars allow access to an island with a switch which lowers the red skull key. Return to the courtyard and proceed down the steps to collect the red skull key. After the surprise lava brawl, flip the switch for stairs back up to the courtyard. Use the red skull in the temple to claim the blue skull key. Use the blue skull to retract the exit bars and head downstream to an exit ship.

Other points of interest[edit]


  1. Inside the fortress door, an alcove to the right with a darker wall can be opened, containing a backpack. (sector 3337)
  2. After grabbing the berserk pack, an armor bonus indicates a bloodfall that works as a hidden elevator. (sector 3213) The reward is an invisibility and an ambush.
  3. After completing secret #2, a switch on the far wall lowers the soulsphere platform nearby. (sector 1298)
  4. Near the fortress exit, a suspicious wall on the right opens to reveal a mysteriously-lit idol and a backpack. (sector 3370)
  5. A switch on the backside of a stone pillar in the grotto with the muddy puddle lowers a lift that takes you to a secret hallway with an ambush (sector 2408). The switch at the end raises a set of pillars into a balcony that lowers into another ambush, a box of bullets and a medikit.
  6. In the columned courtyard, the northwestern end of the watery area drops when you collect an armor bonus, unleashing an ambush and an alcove with a medikit and a switch (sector 2830). An elevator takes you up to a ledge overlooking the courtyard and a plasma gun.
  7. After completing the blood room, a hidden door opens in a temple alcove near the yellow switch containing a few Hell knights, a backpack, and minor amounts of ammo. (sector 3486)


  • Pressing the switch to raise the elevator before the elevator finishes lowering traps the player in the temple sump.

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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 22:54.86 Shepardus 2021-11-21
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on April 3, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 2626
Vertices 22232*
Linedefs 19598
Sidedefs 33493
Sectors 3608
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 16281.


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

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