MAP08: Karnak Temple (Epic 2)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP08. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP08.
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MAP08: Karnak Temple is the eighth map of Epic 2. It was designed by Alexander S. (Eternal) and uses the music track "". The par time defined in MAPINFO is 2:00.


Map of Karnak Temple
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. At the start, head all the way to the northwest and spot a section of floor tile that looks different than the rest. Open the wall where this tile is for a switch. Press it and quickly run back towards the starting point, looking to the west side to get a box of shotgun shells and a backpack. (sector 64)
  2. Once you grab the blue key, you will hear a lift lower. Go back to the gold-filled room to the south to find a berserk pack and a teleporter before it rises. (sector 127)
  3. Take the door to the north of the large water pool and look to the green torch on the right. Shoot the skull behind the torch to open up a small passage next to the lift allowing you to reach the green armor. (sector 154)
  4. In the water area where you are supposed to raise two block to reach the northeast, fall into the water and spot a face switch behind a cage. Shoot it, then use a lift to head back up. Go through the hall northwest of this area and follow the new corridor until you reach a room with a megaarmor, lost souls, and energy cells. (sector 264)
  5. In the red key area, the candle closest to the red key hides a switch. Press it and run to the southeast corner to find a box of shotgun shells, a stimpack, and health bonuses. Keep following the halls to the southwest and you will eventually get a soul sphere. (sector 273)
  6. At the large outdoor courtyard at the left end of the map, head to the grassy knoll at the southwest end and look for a moon switch on the pyramid. After using it, climb the steps to the pyramid and head along the northernmost step, which has lowered a bit. Move around and jump down to get a megasphere. (sector 343)


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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 5:55.03 Memfis 2012-01-28
NM 100S
UV -fast 5:38.43 Tatsuya Ito (Tatsurd-cacocaco) 2013-01-17
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on June 1, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 11)
  2. facing north. (thing 13)
  3. facing south. (thing 34)
  4. facing north. (thing 36)
  5. facing north-west. (thing 310)


Map data[edit]

Things 344
Vertices 2091*
Linedefs 2182
Sidedefs 3231
Sectors 363
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1745.


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

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