MAP23: Dispensary Alpha (STRAIN)


STRAIN maps 21-30

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This level occupies the map slot MAP23. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP23.
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MAP23: Dispensary Alpha is the twenty-third map of STRAIN. It was designed by Anthony Czerwonka (Adelusion) and uses the music track "Treasures in the Dark" by Mark Klem.


Map of Dispensary Alpha
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. In the central hub, take the central lift up and use the teleporter to the northwest. Head behind where you teleporter to reach an area where you can choose to get either a soul sphere, a megaarmor, and partial invisibility, or a psychic blaster, megasphere, and light amplification visor. (sector 242)
  2. To get the soul sphere at the southeast end of the map, go to the switches at the north wall and use the rightmost switch at the north wall. This raises the inner ledge all the way to the soul sphere. Then face the leftmost switch on the north wall, and while backpedaling, use it. If you backpedal fast enough, you will be on the outer ledge as it rises to the soul sphere. If you miss it, you can reset by pressing the middle switch on the north wall and the switch south of it. (sector 240)
  3. Take the teleporter in the southeast part of the map to reach the southwest area of the hub. Use the switch here, then exit the hub to the west. Go north, then on the southwest platform to find a box of ammo, a battery, a soul sphere, and a box of shotgun shells. (sector 64)
  4. At the triangular-shaped teleporter where the exit is, enter it from the northwest side to reach the area where Secret #1 is, except in a different area. You can now get the other supplies that you may have missed from the previous secret. (sector 244)


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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 9:25.91 vdgg 2020-05-31
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on April 4, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains six spawn points:

  1. facing west. (thing 6)
  2. facing south. (thing 170)
  3. facing south-west. (thing 171)
  4. facing north. (thing 183)
  5. facing north-east. (thing 211)
  6. facing west. (thing 322)


Map data[edit]

Things 445
Vertices 1544*
Linedefs 1596
Sidedefs 2272
Sectors 299
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1310.


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

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