MAP14: Melan Aster (Mano Laikas)


Mano Laikas maps 12-20

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Secret maps: 31 32

This level occupies the map slot MAP14. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP14.
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MAP14: Melan Aster is the fourteenth map of Mano Laikas. It was designed by Nicolás Monti and uses a MIDI rendition of the music track "Trust" by The Cure.


Map of Melan Aster
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. Climb the steps in the northeast corner up to the next room, then look out the northern window and shoot the switch. This opens an area just south of where you are. Make your way to this area to find a blur artifact. (sector 131)
  2. You may have seen a soul sphere just north of the central cargo room. To reach it, take the lift down and use the blue key to open the door to the next area. There is a nukage pool at the southern end of this area, and a switch if you look to the southeastern side. Shoot this switch to open the nukage pool and you can access the soul sphere. (sector 174)
  3. Enter the central cargo room from the north side and run straight south, then east towards a lowered crate. When you step on the crate, a wall opens up ahead, allowing you to get a backpack. (sector 194)
  4. From the start, make a left at the fork and enter the area on the right side. Take the lift down to the room with the ammo clip and chainsaw, then lower the gray wall to the right. You will find a light amplification visor on the other side. (sector 197)
  5. Enter the central cargo room from the north side, then go west and south to the lowered crate in the corner. Ride it up and open the west wall to get a berserk pack. (sector 216)
  6. Open the red door and climb up the steps east, then north. At the bend going east, open the west wall to find a computer area map. (sector 219)


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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
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on January 16, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains eight spawn points:

  1. facing east. (thing 215)
  2. facing south-east. (thing 216)
  3. facing north. (thing 217)
  4. facing west. (thing 218)
  5. facing west. (thing 219)
  6. facing north. (thing 220)
  7. facing west. (thing 221)
  8. facing west. (thing 222)


Map data[edit]

Things 418
Vertices 1060*
Linedefs 1208
Sidedefs 1518
Sectors 220
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 945.


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

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