MAP32: Grosse (Doom II)

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This level occupies the map slot MAP32. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP32.
Three of the four Commander Keens.

MAP32: Grosse is the second secret map of Doom II and can be accessed from MAP31: Wolfenstein. It was designed by Sandy Petersen and uses the music track "The Ultimate Challenge".

Walkthrough[edit]

Map of Grosse
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.

Essentials[edit]

Go through the door in front of you to enter a large room with pillars and candles, as well as Wolfenstein SS Nazis on Hurt Me Plenty, Ultra-Violence, and Nightmare! skill levels. Travel to the opposite side of this room. Once you get close to the door, a cyberdemon will open the door and attack. Once you have destroyed the cyberdemon (or escaped from him), enter the room it was in and go through the door on the opposite side. Kill all four hanging Commander Keens and the panel behind them will raise, revealing the exit switch. Jump across the gap with the sky floor and hit the switch to exit.

Secrets[edit]

  1. The southwestern pillar in the main room opens, revealing three chainguns. (sector 8)
  2. The southeastern pillar in the main room opens, revealing a megasphere. (sector 9)
  3. The northwestern pillar in the main room opens, revealing a BFG9000. (sector 2)
  4. The northeastern pillar in the main room opens, revealing a super shotgun and two boxes of shells . (sector 1)
  5. The center swastika on the western wall of the main area opens, revealing a cache of medikits, plasma cells and a plasma rifle. (sector 7)
  6. The center swastika on the eastern wall of the main area opens, revealing an invulnerability artifact. (sector 5)

Bugs[edit]

This map cannot normally be finished when using the -nomonsters parameter because the hanged Commander Keens are missing. See Kill percentage flag used for -nomonsters and respawning for more details.

Areas / screenshots[edit]

Speedrunning[edit]

Routes and tricks[edit]

Records[edit]

The Compet-N records for the map are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 00:11 Adam Hegyi 2002-04-10 lv32-011.zip
NM speed 00:11 Adam Hegyi 2002-04-10 nm32-011.zip
UV max 00:35 Adam Hegyi 2000-10-14 lv32-035.zip
NM100S 00:24 Karim El-Sheikh (Kimo Xvirus) 2011-11-24 ns32-024.zip
UV -fast 00:35 Adam Hegyi 1999-07-06 fa32-035.zip
UV -respawn 00:34 Adam Hegyi 1999-07-15 re32-034.zip
UV Tyson 01:08 Laszlo Vecsei 2000-11-19 ty32-108.zip
UV pacifist 00:23 Radek Pecka 2001-10-23 pa32-023.zip

The data was last verified in its entirety on October 21, 2012.

Essorg[edit]

For a Compet-N contest held in February 2001, a mirrored upside-down version of Grosse called Essorg was created. "Essorg" is "Grosse" written backwards.

Statistics[edit]

Map data[edit]

Things 111
Vertices 229*
Linedefs 216
Sidedefs 276
Sectors 20
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 200.

Things[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • This level is based on the ninth and final level of episode one (shareware) of Wolfenstein 3D. The level name "Grosse" is a reference to the boss character Hans Grosse who first appeared in that level.
  • This level was going to have horizontally sliding doors like its original counterpart. The code is still present but commented out.

Censorship[edit]

In the German version of Doom II, this level was entirely removed.

In the version included with Doom 3: BFG Edition, all Wolfenstein SS have been replaced with simple zombiemen. In addition, the map is renamed to MAP32: Keen, the music track used is Doom, and the Nazi iconography has been removed from the textures. However, the latter two changes have been made by modifying the resources instead of modifying the map. This has been know to cause multiplayer network game synchronization issues with the original Doom II when playing this level. A patch to uncensor the BFG Edition version is available at this ZDoom forums thread.

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