MAP26: Forbidden Archives (Hellbound)


Hellbound maps 21-30

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Secret maps: 31 32

This level occupies the map slot MAP26. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP26.
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MAP26: Forbidden Archives is the twenty-sixth map of Hellbound. It was designed by Zoltán Sófalvi (Z86) and uses the music track "Nobody Told Me About id," originally composed by Robert Prince for Doom.


Map of Forbidden Archives
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 exit room, use the blue key on the bars and collect the yellow key, then go back to the bookshelves where the teleporter is located. Open the central bookshelf to find an invulnerability. (sector 2144)
  2. From the central room, head to west hallway and go south, and in the next room, press on the southeast bookshelf (or head to the south hallway and go west, and in the next room, press on the northwest bookshelf). You will find a secret room with the BFG9000 and some energy cells. (sector 2156)
  3. Head all the way southwest from the teleporter that leads to the exit room. In the small area with the bookshelves, one of them can be lowered revealing a backpack. (sector 2211)


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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 18:09.46 Blake Collins (Rayziik) 2013-09-23
NM 100S 2:28.97 Artem Safronov (SAV88) 2018-04-11
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on June 3, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains seven spawn points:

  1. facing south-east. (thing 36)
  2. facing north-west. (thing 37)
  3. facing south-east. (thing 714)
  4. facing north-west. (thing 715)
  5. facing north-east. (thing 716)
  6. facing east. (thing 717)
  7. facing west. (thing 719)


Map data[edit]

Things 731
Vertices 14345*
Linedefs 14442
Sidedefs 22446
Sectors 2226
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 11849.


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

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