MAP31: Vorticon (Doom 2 the Way id Did)


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Secret maps

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

MAP31: Vorticon is the first secret map of Doom 2 the Way id Did. It was designed by Brendt Pantley (Megalyth) and Xaser and uses the music track "Make It Tighter" from the fifth episode of the Commander Keen series. The par time defined in the DEHACKED lump is 4:30.

The level itself is inspired by the game Commander Keen and features textures, two new enemies and five various levels of the original game, interpreted into Doom and merged into one level.

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Map of Vorticon
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.



  1. At the south end, head to the west side with purple blocks and head to the northwest end. Go through the purple blocks from the north end to get a megaarmor inside the purple blocks. (sector 560)
  2. Head to the east side of the south end and go south through the fire zone. Find small, gray blocks to the east side and take them up, then head south to an area with a BFG9000. (sector 582)
  3. At the west end, head to the south side and climb the steps until you see a yellow wall just before the yellow hall going north. Lower it, enter, and lower the next yellow wall. Head west and another yellow wall lowers. Jump west and head north and around to a backpack. (sector 1008)
  4. At the east end, climb the steps, continue east, and open a blue wall in a small alcove to the south. Follow the path around to get a super shotgun. (sector 727)
  5. Take the first warp to the pyramid. Head northwest of it to some gray dots. Hug the wall as you head up to enter a secret passage. (sector 48)
  6. After killing all of the Yorps, head past Secret #5, across the fire platforms, and to the gray area. Climb the steps and press the switch at the end to raise a bridge going north. Head up to the east to a purple area leading to the secret exit. (sector 104)


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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) 1:35.37 Krankdud 2014-05-21
UV speed (secret exit) 2:40.80 Krankdud 2014-05-21
NM speed (normal exit)
NM speed (secret exit)
UV max 7:37.49 Revved 2015-04-15
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist (normal exit)
UV pacifist (secret exit)

The data was last verified in its entirety on June 1, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains eleven spawn points:

  1. facing east. (thing 252)
  2. facing north-west. (thing 253)
  3. facing south-west. (thing 254)
  4. facing south-west. (thing 255)
  5. facing east. (thing 256)
  6. facing south-east. (thing 257)
  7. facing north-west. (thing 258)
  8. facing south-east. (thing 259)
  9. facing north-west. (thing 260)
  10. facing south. (thing 261)
  11. facing east. (thing 262)


Map data[edit]

Things 317
Vertices 6228*
Linedefs 7167
Sidedefs 12109
Sectors 1118
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 5482.


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

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