MAP06: Launch Control (STRAIN)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP06. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP06.
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MAP06: Launch Control is the sixth map of STRAIN. It was designed by Jon Landis and uses the music track "Simple Solutions" by Mark Klem.


Map of Launch Control
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.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. In the first hallway past the teleporters at the start, you will come to a switch. Flip it three times, then go into the green area with two shotgun guys to get a megasphere. (sector 228)
  2. Grab the blue key, then return to the right hallway to the north. The green square you saw as you were going through this area has risen up, featuring several switches on a box. Use the east switch on this block, then head northwest and get on the small wall at the corner that has lowered. Ride it up to reach a megaarmor. (sector 245)
  3. Now head north back to the area at the northwest end, then use the switch in the middle, which will open up the right path. Go that way and you should be back at the switch. This time, use the west switch, then go back northeast and onto the corner wall. Ride it up to reach a soul sphere. (sector 246)
  4. With the blue key, go back to the east side of the map and if you have not done so already, grab the medikit on the platform to lower the walls to the south. Open the blue door and flip the switch inside, then leave and head to the northernmost part of the room. Steps will lead down to two boxes of ammo and a medikit, guarded by doppelgangers. (sector 379)
  5. Step on the platform with the chainsaw to see the surrounding floor lower. Step off it once it lowers then enter the northwest alcove to find a berserk pack and a box of shotgun shells. This area counts as two secrets. (sector 78)
  6. See Secret #5. (sector 79)
  7. Step on the platform with the super shotgun, then head south and use the switch here to lower some steps east of the platform. Take those steps to the bottom and use the lift to go through, but when you go through, go back to the steps and the middle of the steps will lower, revealing a backpack. (sector 367)


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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 8:20.71 Nikolay Kamnev (Heretic) 2008-06-11
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on June 2, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing west. (thing 70)
  2. facing east. (thing 72)
  3. facing south-west. (thing 73)
  4. facing east. (thing 145)


Map data[edit]

Things 368
Vertices 2814*
Linedefs 3105
Sidedefs 2119
Sectors 564
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 2485.


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

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