MAP24: Parasite Dawn (Hellcore)


Hellcore maps 21-30

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(21 - 30)
Secret maps: 31 32

This level occupies the map slot MAP24. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP24.

MAP24: Parasite Dawn is the twenty-fourth map of Hellcore. It was designed by Devon West (Darkfyre) and uses the music track "".

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Map of Parasite Dawn
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 main intersection of the map (which is an area surrounding an irregularly-shaped octagon, located slightly east from the center of the map), go southeast and open the part of the eastern wall that has a ridge at the bottom to open a secret room with a box of ammo, shotgun shells, and a backpack. (sector 137)
  2. While exiting Secret #1, go through the door southwest from it. Continue walking south, and turn left (face east) when you face the wall. Keep walking forward until you reach an outdoor area. There is a switch hidden on the eastern side of the rocks in this area. After flipping it, return to the main intersection of the map and go northeast into the courtyard that has a slightly digged-up hole and three stimpacks. The eastern door in this courtyard should be open by this point. Enter and go down the lift. To open the next door to the south, note that the ground underneath the eastern light is open. You can open it to find the second switch, which will open the door nearby. This will allow you to enter another courtyard that has shotgun guys and the soul sphere. (sector 179)
  3. Inside the trap room where four enemies ambush you while silver bars are lowering, notice that part of the gray wall (west from the silver bars) has a brown streak on it. Open this wall to find a green armor. (sector 328)
  4. If you look southeast from where the blue door is, you should spot a cave opening. Enter this cave to find another green armor. (sector 171)


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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 only one spawn point, making it unplayable in deathmatch mode:

  1. facing north. (thing 24)


Map data[edit]

Things 250
Vertices 11084*
Linedefs 10265
Sidedefs 16449
Sectors 824
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 8505.


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

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