MAP05: Their Numbers Grow (Dark Universe)

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This level occupies the map slot MAP05. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP05.
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MAP05: Their Numbers Grow is the fifth map of Dark Universe. It was designed by Paul Dechene (Payload4367).

Walkthrough[edit]

Map of Their Numbers Grow
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.

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Secrets[edit]

  1. In the large room at the southeast part of the map, go to the south end and on the metal column's south side, you will find a switch. This will reveal a backpack from the nearby crate. Go to the upper floor and jump to this crate. (sector 601)
  2. At the southeast room, enter the room to the west and go to where the super shotgun is. A glowing button is on the east wall. Push it to lower the crate at the west wall. Go through the vent to a secret area with armor bonuses, rockets, and a backpack. Be mindful of the plasma that shoots as you go in. (sector 867)
  3. Head to the northwesternmost room, then head south. As you do, a lift lowers, so ride it up (alternatively, since this area is close to the multi-tiered circular area, go to the third tier and head through the west door). Near the southwest corner you can find a lot of caution stripes to the northeast, which allow you to climb up. Follow the trail of armor bonuses and drop down to get a backpack from a crate. (sector 929)
  4. At the northeast hall of the map, behind some armor bonuses is a shotgun guy guarding a computer area map. (sector 1163)
  5. At the southeast room, enter the room to the west and you will spot two small crates as you walk in. A switch is near the larger crate, and it will open up an alcove to the northwest with a backpack. (sector 1183)
  6. Make sure you have the yellow key, then make your way to the sixth tier of the multi-tiered circular area (this can be done by reaching the northeast plaform from the first tier, taking the steps up going south, and entering the lift with red stripes). You will want to drop down to the fifth tier at the southeast end, which you can see a door requiring a yellow key if you look inward. Press the switch and claim the soul sphere. (sector 1276)
  7. Make sure you have the blue key, then make your way to the sixth tier of the multi-tiered circular area (this can be done by reaching the northeast plaform from the first tier, taking the steps up going south, and entering the lift with red stripes). You will be on the southeast end of the sixth tier, so head clockwise until you see a break in the wall. Go through it and press the switch in the small room that follows. Head all the way south as the doors open until you reach a white room. Press the switch at the north wall to get access to a room with a BFG9000, armor bonuses, an energy cell pack, and a backpack. (sector 1290)
  8. Get on the northeast platform in the multi-tiered circular area, and notice the switches. Press on the right one to trigger a stack of crates briefly going up. If you use the left switch, the bigger crate nearby will rise all the way up. To get this secret, you need to press the right switch, wait a second, then the left switch, then use the stack of crates to get to the bigger crate, then ride all the way up. At the top will be a megaarmor. (sector 1342)
  9. Make sure you have the yellow key, then go to the fourth tier of the multi-tiered circular area and go to the southwest part, where the switch here will allow you to reach a green armor (only on Ultra-Violence or higher) and a backpack. (sector 1361)
  10. Head to the northwesternmost room, then head south. As you do, a lift lowers, so ride it up (alternatively, since this area is close to the multi-tiered circular area, go to the third tier and head through the west door). At the top, go to the north end, back to the northwesternmost room, then get on the support beam as you reach the northwest corner where you can get boxes of ammo. (sector 1371)
  11. Head to the northwesternmost room, then head east, climbing all the steps you find until you reach a BFG9000 and a door that requires the yellow key. Use the switch once you have the key and head inside to find a backpack, plus a box of ammo and a box of shotgun shells on Ultra-Violence or higher. (sector 1377)

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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
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on February 21, 2022.

Statistics[edit]

Map data[edit]

Things 1145
Vertices 6311
Linedefs 7651
Sidedefs 11303
Sectors 1445

Things[edit]

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

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