MAP23: Return Ticket (Vile Flesh)


Vile Flesh maps 21-30

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(21 - 30)
Secret maps: 31 32

This level occupies the map slot MAP23. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP23.

MAP23: Return Ticket is the twenty-third map of Vile Flesh. It was designed by Gwyn Williams, who also composed the level's untitled music track, which is also used in MAP08: Gateway.

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Map of Return Ticket
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. Walk down the steps at the start, and at the bottom, rush back up the steps and grab the chaingun from the column before it rises. (sector 1)
  2. In the big field at the start, head for the lift at the west side. Ride it up and go north and east to the door. Descend the steps in the next room until you reach the middle, then press on the north wall. A box of ammo is to the left, and taking the nearby corridor will net you ammo clips, shotgun shells, health bonuses, and a soul sphere. (sector 475)
  3. In the northwest field, get to the north ledge and open the west door. Go towards the middle bookshelf, and press on the middle of it between the shotgun shells. You will lower a computer area map. (sector 358)
  4. At the long hallway at the west end of the map, go towards the southern door and press on the wall behind the medikit to find a super shotgun. (sector 360)
  5. When you enter the southeast arena, the door that leads to the arena border will also briefly open up the middle compartment in the arena. Quickly open the door behind the red switch and jump in to get an invulnerability. (sector 408)


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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 17:19.69 j4rio 2012-01-24
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist
NoMo 100S 7:39.60 Gwyn Williams 2003-05-24

The data was last verified in its entirety on July 10, 2023.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains eight spawn points:

  1. facing south. (thing 894)
  2. facing north-west. (thing 895)
  3. facing north-east. (thing 896)
  4. facing south-west. (thing 897)
  5. facing south-east. (thing 898)
  6. facing north. (thing 902)
  7. facing north. (thing 903)
  8. facing north. (thing 904)


Map data[edit]

Things 956
Vertices 4329*
Linedefs 4579
Sidedefs 6264
Sectors 709
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 3830.


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

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