MAP05: Engine Room (Daedalus: Alien Defense)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP05. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP05.

MAP05: Engine Room is the fifth map of Daedalus: Alien Defense. It was designed by Paul Schmitz and uses the music track MM_06 by Rich Nagel.


Map of Engine Room
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.


Because the map contains a large amount of enemies, and more are spawned on each visit, it is advisable to keep the number of visits to an absolute minimum.

First visit[edit]

Enter the door directly opposite the travel tube. The door beyond that leads to the airlock, and the red lighting indicates it is contaminated. Go to the south-west corner of the room and activate the console there, the one with the red particle fountains on either side. The particle fountains will change to green and the airlock will be decontaminated. When decontamination is complete, enter.

To the left of the room's main console there is a biohazard suit. Pick it up, and charge it using the booth behind it. Open one of the doors to the inner core using the adjacent consoles, and head round to the north side of the inner core, where a large explosion has taken place. The door leading into the core itself is malfunctioning, and partly opens and closes at random. At this point it is strongly advisable to save the game. Enter the core, press both buttons at the far end of the catwalk to shut it down, then get the hell out of there, as a huge fire and a shockwave will result - make sure you're not trapped inside when this happens, or else you will die and have to reload.

Return to the airlock, decontaminate it using the main console in the room, then return to Engineering.

Second visit[edit]

Activate the console directly to the west of the travel tube, then go to the south-west corner of the map. Enter the travel tube to Environmental Control.

Third visit[edit]

Make your way to the north side of the outer core, open the door on the north side, and in the room beyond, activate the travel tube, which leads to The Bridge.

Other points of interest[edit]

There is a travel tube to Sleeping Quarters in the south-east corner of the map. To power it up, press the console to the east of the Engineering travel tube.


There are no official secrets on this map.


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As this level does not contain official secrets, the NM 100S category is redundant.

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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
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on February 4, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 702
Vertices 11871*
Linedefs 10337
Sidedefs 16527
Sectors 542
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 8666.


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

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