MAP44: Molten Core (Skulldash)


Skulldash maps
Tier One

01 32 02 03 04 05 28

Tier Two

06 07 08 09 23 29

Tier Three

10 11 12 13 25 30

Tier Four

14 15 16 17 24 31

Tier Five

18 19 20 21 26 22

Community Tier pt.1

33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42

Community Tier pt.2
This level occupies the map slot MAP44. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP44.
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MAP44: Molten Core is the forty-fourth map of Skulldash. It was designed by AtroNx and uses the music track "".


Map of Molten Core
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 lava area north of the start, go through the lavafall to the northeast to find a switch. (sector 324)
  2. In the lava area north of the start, the soul sphere counts as a secret (Skills 1 and 2 only). (thing 23)
  3. Open up the water zone by using the yellow keycard switch north of the start (you need to hit three other switches to access it), then head back to the hall where you first saw the blue key, head north, then head west to a water area with a golden skulltoken in sight. (thing 64)
  4. In the cave with the caged teleporter, head right of the teleporter, sticking to the east rock, until you get to a railgun. (thing 176)
  5. In the lava cave west of the start, get to the higher floor on the north side, then head southwest and in the darkness to find a skulltoken, a green skulltoken, and a red skulltoken. (thing 228)
  6. In the blue key area, head to the east side and bounce up to the second level, but get on one of the green lights in the northeast or southeast corners. From there, jump up to the west to the third level where the BFG9000 is. (thing 417)
  7. In the area with lava to dive in to three different directions, dive to the south and take the teleporter to get a yellow keycard. (thing 1042)
  8. See Secret #2. This is the soul sphere for Skill 3. (thing 1267)
  9. See Secret #2. This is the soul sphere for Skills 4 and up. (thing 1270)
  10. In the north end of the complex, use the switch there, then head back to the center of the complex and at the west hall, jump through a window to the east and head north to a soul sphere. This is the soul sphere for Skills 4 and up. (thing 1272)
  11. See Secret #10. This is the soul sphere for Skill 3. (thing 1273)
  12. See Secret #10. This is the soul sphere for Skills 1 and 2. (thing 1274)


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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
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on January 10, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 1275
Vertices 18784
Linedefs 22716
Sidedefs 39993
Sectors 4102


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

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