MAP31: Among the Stars (1000 Line Community Project)

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This level occupies the map slot MAP31. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP31.

MAP31: Among the Stars (in Vanilla ports, named "Among the STR" on the automap, which is presumably a typo) is the first secret map of 1000 Line Community Project. It was designed by Aquila Chrysaetos and uses the music track "Tranquil Land" by Tristan Clark.

Walkthrough[edit]

Map of Among the Stars
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.

Essentials[edit]

Step forward to get out of the dark and shoot the lion switch in front of you to lower the barrier, then step past it and turn right at the T-junction to enter a hall with a rocket launcher and some imps. Go through the west archway then head south to a narrow path leading to a fire portal - do not fall into the black pit here as it is inescapable, and watch out for cacodemons waiting inside the pit to ambush you. After walking through the portal, go forward to a crossroads with several firesticks and take the south path (between two green firesticks) to reach another hall with several imps, then head south through a doorway (which will close behind you) to find a megasphere in a large square arena. There is a spiderdemon waiting behind the central column, and three chambers will open as you enter the arena releasing mancubi, arachnotrons, revenants and other monsters. After surviving the battle, press the satyr switch in the east chamber to open the central column then step into any of the fire portals inside the column to move on to MAP16: Virulent Well.

Secret exit[edit]

When you reach the first T-junction from the start, turn left to see a few imps ahead. Just before reaching the imps, turn left again to find a super shotgun and shotgun shells in front of a red wall; there is a tiny button on the south-east side of this wall that will lower a set of bars blocking the secret exit.

After reaching the crossroads in the south area of the level, there are two paths going east and west that lead to three keys - you will need all of them to reach the secret exit.

  • First, head east at the crossroads (between red and green firesticks) and follow the passage to the yellow keycard. Approaching it will cause spectres, lost souls, imps and Hell knights to teleport in at the crossroads.
  • Go back to the crossroads and take the west path (between red and blue firesticks), then turn right at a T-junction to find an armor on a ledge. Drop off the ledge to a pit containing imps, then press the lion switch in the south-west corner to lower a pillar holding the blue skull key. Pressing the switch will also cause mancubi to teleport into the pit, as well as revenants and imps on the ledge above.
  • Take the blue key to raise a set of stairs leading out of the pit, then go back to the T-junction and head south to a square pit with more imps. Press the lion switch on the south wall to lower the pillar in the middle of the pit holding the red keycard, as well as opening the four corners to reveal several knights. Fight your way past the knights and enter the teleporter in the north-east corner to get back to the crossroads.

With all three keys, go to the hall before the spiderdemon's arena and pass through the broken section of wall in the south-east corner then follow the tunnel to three sets of colored bars that you can open. Behind the bars are an armor, a supercharge and several boxes of rockets, but when you approach the room a cyberdemon will appear in the middle of the room. Fight it off while you wait for the bars in front of the portal to lower; once the portal opens, step into it to be sent to MAP32: Rocket for my Valentine.

Other points of interest[edit]

Secrets[edit]

  1. When you head for the portal south-west of the start, hug the wall to the north-west, and on the other side you will find two energy cell packs and a plasma gun. (sector 54)
  2. The chamber containing the secret exit counts as a secret. (sector 148)

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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 (normal exit) 0:25.31 Ravendesk 2022-08-27 1kl31p025.zip Cross-listed from Pacifist
UV speed (secret exit)
NM speed (normal exit)
NM speed (secret exit)
UV max
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist (normal exit) 0:25.31 Ravendesk 2022-08-27 1kl31p025.zip
UV pacifist (secret exit)

The data was last verified in its entirety on September 21, 2022.

Statistics[edit]

Map data[edit]

Things 371
Vertices 1208*
Linedefs 1000
Sidedefs 1525
Sectors 171
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 865.

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

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