MAP09: Handful of Dread (Claustrophobia 1024 2)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP09. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP09.

MAP09: Handful of Dread is the ninth map of Claustrophobia 1024 2. It was designed by Dreadopp and uses the music track "I Sawed the Demons" by Robert Prince.


Map of Handful of Dread
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.


Press the face switch in front of you (you will collect a shotgun as you step forward) to lower the floor, taking you down to a courtyard with shotgun guys, as well as zombiemen and imps on Hurt Me Plenty skill level or higher. Open the wooden door in the north-east wall to confront some imps, then turn left and go up some steps to face a Hell knight waiting at the top. Go straight forward through a door, noting the zombies and knight to your right, then continue through a second door to go back outside - on HMP, watch out for the waiting knight as well as the shotgun guys that appear on the right-hand ledge. Walk south through another door and press the red button on the opposite wall to lower a pillar holding the red keycard.

Go back through the silver doors to the large cavern, where two cacodemons have appeared on HMP or higher, then open the east door to confront two demons as well as shotgun guys (or an arachnotron on HMP or higher). Open another door in the south wall to enter a room with lost souls and one or two revenants, then take the super shotgun by the east wall and press the red button here - this will lower the yellow keycard in the courtyard, but will also release a cacodemon (or knight on HMP or higher) behind you. Go back to the courtyard and fight the zombiemen/shotgun guys that have teleported in, take the yellow key by the east wall then go back through the wooden door and turn right. Climb up the stairs ahead and press the key-shaped panel at the top to reveal a button, which will open the bars and reveal a knight/baron of Hell guarding the exit teleporter.

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There are no official secrets on this map.


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As this level does not contain official secrets, the NM 100S category is redundant.

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The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max 1:37.57 j4rio 2018-11-29
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 21, 2021.


Map data[edit]

Things 161
Vertices 1788*
Linedefs 1799
Sidedefs 3046
Sectors 329
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1505.


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

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