MAP08: Grand Ballroom (Stardate 20X7)


Stardate 20X7 maps

This level occupies the map slot MAP08. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP08.
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MAP08: Grand Ballroom is the eighth map of Stardate 20X7. It was designed by Zachary Stephens (Ribbiks) and uses the music track "Abyss," by DJ Taka, arranged for MIDI by Stephens. The par time defined in the DEHACKED lump is 1:09.


Map of Grand Ballroom
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. Head to the top of the zigzagging staircase with chaingunners. Make a running jump southwest, and if you are lucky, you will go through the wall, collecting a berserk pack and a computer area map. Lower the wall to the north to get a health bonus (Hurt Me Plenty or lower) or a plasma gun (Ultra-Violence or higher). (sector 27)
  2. Once you have the black key, go back to the water arena to the south of the starting arena and open the black bar to the southeast. Take the teleporter to a secret arena with revenants and arch-viles, as well as the BFG9000. (sector 54)
  3. The switch west of the starting arena lowers the bars to the north and south areas here. Enter the north area and approach the soul sphere to find chaingunners, arch-viles, and a switch. The switch lowers the pillars as well as the revenant platforms nearby. Enter either of the first two platforms, then jump east onto the walkway. Attempt to jump to the other walkway for a block to rise up, allowing you to reach the other side. The next set of blocks will lower allowing you to get a megaarmor and energy cells. (sector 60)
  4. Leave the area in the southeast part of the map via the lift at the west side. At the top, there is a small set of steps to the north that lets you get on the higher ledge, then walk left and then up to the column on the left side. Lower it to find the black key and boxes of rockets. (sector 432)


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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 1037
Vertices 14331*
Linedefs 13662
Sidedefs 25316
Sectors 798
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 11301.


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

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