MAP05: The Boiler (Doom 2 the Way id Did)


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

MAP05: The Boiler is the fifth map of Doom 2 the Way id Did. It was designed by Walker Wright (Pavera) in the style of American McGee. The par time defined in the DEHACKED lump is 2:15.


Map of The Boiler
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.


Blue keycard

From the starting area (A) go to your right. Enter the second alcove to your right. Go forth the corridor until you reach a small room (B). Press the button that opens a door nearby. Go back in the corridor. Fall down to the lava pit (C) and turn right. Enter the aforementioned door and go forth the corridor of lava. Go down the staircases until you reach a lava pool. Get the Super shotgun and press button to lower platform containing Blue key. Grab the key and go back by going the staircase.

Red keycard

From the point where you have dropped down (C) step on the safe place then turn left and go forth through the long corridor. Then get around the corner. Than go right to the place where a small bridge is. Walk over the bridge until you reach a blue keyed bars. Open the bars. And enter a small room (D) with staircases and the red keycard blinking at the east of the room. Raise by the staircase. Enter a dark room. The floor of this room is actually a lift. If you press the switch at the end you activate this lift so you can get a hidden place beneath it. Now press switch and go to the south-east part of the lava pool. Now raise by stairs. Press a button to lower a lift. In a room with a fence press the button behind you. This button opens a door in this room and bars that conceal the red key. Enter the teleport pad. In that area go to your right and grab the red key. Fall down and press the lion switch to lower a lift that brings you to the starting area of the map (A).

Yellow keycard

Getting the yellow key is quite simple. From the starting area (A) go to your right and to right again then walk up the staircase and open the red keyed door. Make a run jump to the lava pit. The yellow key is located right in this pool. So it is recommended if you jump right on it when you make a run jump in order to lose less health when walking on the lava (sure, if you got no radiation suit). Now, use lift and open the door. Flip the switch to end this level.

Other points of interest[edit]


  1. In the northernmost part of the map (C) get to the west side of the map. Find the room with a radiation suit and barrels. Open the door in the southwest corner. Walk around and get the berserk pack. (sector 89)


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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 0:55.91 Dime 2014-05-20
NM speed
UV max 2:04.43 Tatsuya Ito (Tatsurd-cacocaco) 2015-11-23
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson 3:57.37 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2022-05-30
UV pacifist 1:14.11 Andromeda 2021-09-04

The data was last verified in its entirety on June 19, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains seven spawn points:

  1. facing north-west. (thing 217)
  2. facing west. (thing 218)
  3. facing south. (thing 220)
  4. facing north-east. (thing 221)
  5. facing west. (thing 222)
  6. facing north. (thing 223)
  7. facing north. (thing 224)


Map data[edit]

Things 227
Vertices 644*
Linedefs 803
Sidedefs 1096
Sectors 138
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 598.


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

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