MAP03: Arc of the Pendulum (Epic)


Epic maps
This level occupies the map slot MAP03. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP03.
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MAP03: Arc of the Pendulum is the third map of Epic. It was designed by Alexander S. (Eternal) and uses the music track " ".


Map of Arc of the Pendulum
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. From the start, take the left door, then at the fork, go left until you reach the bars. When you do, quickly head back to the fork and take the other path up the steps, hitting the skull switch before it rises. If you do it right, enter the next room and in the northwest corner, you can get a backpack. (sector 238)
  2. In the room south of the soul sphere where you create two curved staircases up, once you raise the left staircase, go up it and head left to the door. Then, turn north and go all the way, opening the wall at the end to get a green armor. (sector 234)
  3. To get the soul sphere mentioned earlier, enter the room north of it and a switch will appear. Press it, then go around the switch and use the one on its backside. Now where Secret #2 is, go west, and around to the east, where the rocket launcher is. Press the "X" on the wall, then you can jump to the soul sphere. (sector 135)
  4. In the room south of the soul sphere where you create two curved staircases up, once you raise the left staircase, go up it and head left, but stop just before the next hall. Look north and jump across the blocks to the northwest corner, where you will go through a wall and find a rocket, a medikit, and a computer area map. (sector 246)
  5. When you reach the open-aired section of the map, make a running jump from the lowered bars to the sand northwest of the walkways. Then head for the passage in the southwest corner, riding the lift up to get a plasma gun and energy cells. (sector 375)
  6. After using the switch northwest of the blue key room, head back down to find a new area in the southwest corner of the hall. A switch in the corner of the wall here reveals a lift that goes up. Enter the southwest door at the top and use the switch here to lower the soul sphere outside. (sector 580)
  7. Go across the hallway east of the blue key room until you reach the stairs. Now quickly backtrack to the middle of the hall until you find the second red torch. Shoot the button behind it before it closes off to open up the corner to the south. Inside are stimpacks, a medikit, shotgun shells, a box of shotgun shells, and ammo clips. (sector 569)
  8. A Hell knight is in the middle of the steps mentioned in the previous secret. Look north from where it is and shoot through the translucent wall to lower the wall behind you. There are medikits, boxes of ammo, rockets, a rocket launcher, and a backpack in this secret room. (sector 560)
  9. Just before the yellow key room, lower the left wall with candles on it to find ammo and medikits. (sector 732)
  10. In the room with the switch to raise the bridge to the yellow key, press on the face mural south of the switch to find another one, which opens the room to the west. Inside are a green armor, rockets, medikits, a box of shotgun shells, and a backpack. (sector 803)
  11. After lowering the gate to the open field, press on the wall near the opened gate with the pool of blood in front of it to lower it. Ride it up, and go along the wall to the south. Inch along to the east to reach a raised area where you can get a soul sphere. (sector 990)


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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doomed Speed Demos Archive are:

Style Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

Miscellaneous demos[edit]

Style Time Player Date File Notes



Map data[edit]

Things 1303
Vertices 11808*
Linedefs 11205
Sidedefs 18063
Sectors 1093
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 9471.


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

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