MAP25: Xenoarboreum (Ancient Aliens)

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This level occupies the map slot MAP25. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP25.

MAP25: Xenoarboreum is the twenty-fifth map of Ancient Aliens. It was designed by Paul DeBruyne (skillsaw) and uses the music track "Alien Forest," composed by Stuart Rynn (stewboy). The par time is 8:30.

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Walkthrough[edit]

Map of Xenoarboreum
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.

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Secrets[edit]

  1. Go to the eastern part of the map (right of the map start), next to the spinning tube with a cacodemon inside it. If you look at the walkway, you might spot a target switch on the stone wall. Shoot it to open a passage south of the cacodemon tube, where you can find ammo, health and a plasma rifle and energy cell packs, guarded by an ambush. (sector 1664)
  2. To get the soul sphere near the center of the map, climb and traverse the purple walkways to it. While doing so, look between the two spinning tubes with cacodemons inside them and shoot the target switch. The platforms near the steps will lower and you can claim the soul sphere. Look out for stealth alien troopers (on Ultra-Violence or higher) or zombiemen (on lower skill levels) when you attempt to take it, though. (sector 114)
  3. Drop off to the east from where the yellow key is to an area with a plasma rifle and boxes of rockets, along with a cyberdemon and an arachnotron. Notice the megasphere on a ledge in the center of this M-shaped walkway. The switch at the far end of this area lowers a teleporter, but also the megasphere as well. Run back to get it. (sector 475)

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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 1:14.20 Napsalm 2021-09-07 aa25p114.zip Cross-listed from Pacifist
NM speed
UV max 6:33.40 BoxY 2021-10-12 aa25-633.zip
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist 1:14.20 Napsalm 2021-09-07 aa25p114.zip
NoMo 0:37.91 Inuk 2022-12-25 aa25o037.zip

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 27, 2022.

Statistics[edit]

Map data[edit]

Things 523
Vertices 11626*
Linedefs 14009
Sidedefs 24379
Sectors 2275
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 11626.

Things[edit]

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

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