MAP09: Military Complex (The Darkening)


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

MAP09: Military Complex is the ninth map of The Darkening. It was designed by Jan Van der Veken and uses the music track "Hiding the Secrets" by Robert Prince from E1M9: Military Base.

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Map of Military Complex
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. Open the yellow door closer to the eastern side of the hallway and press on the misaligned wall in the northeast corner for a megaarmor. (sector 196)
  2. At the nukage river in the north part of the map, there is an alcove with a medikit. Open the wall just to the north of it for a radiation suit and a switch. This switch will open a way to the hidden super shotgun at the eastern end of this river. (sector 217)
  3. Go southwest, all the way down the same nukage river to find a teleporter. This will take you on the top of a crate at the starting point. From this crate, make a strafe jump to the crate with the soul sphere. (sector 12)


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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 2:04.74 Jim Leonard (Xit Vono) 2002-05-13
NM speed
UV max 3:44.09 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2023-03-15
NM 100S
UV -fast 5:04.20 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2023-03-15
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist
NoMo 0:35.86 kvothesixstring 2023-10-17

The data was last verified in its entirety on November 2, 2023.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 7)
  2. facing north. (thing 8)
  3. facing north. (thing 9)
  4. facing north. (thing 10)


Map data[edit]

Things 236
Vertices 1519*
Linedefs 1529
Sidedefs 2271
Sectors 276
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1266.


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

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