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Author Casey Miller
Port Vanilla Doom
Year 1994
Link Doomworld/idgames
This level occupies the map slot E1M1. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E1M1.
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Megawatt (MEGAWATT.WAD) is a single-level PWAD designed by Casey Miller. It was originally released April 3, 1994, and stood out from its contemporaries due to its size and difficulty. A revised version with bug fixes and difficulty settings followed a few weeks later (that file's time stamp is April 18).

Megawatt appears on Maximum Doom as MEGAWAT2.WAD, E1M6 of EP4B.WAD, E1M7 of NEWDOOM.WAD, MAP10 of #1DWANGO.WAD, MAP01 of DEATHM2.WAD, E3M6 of DMATCH42.WAD, MAP05 of E132.WAD, MAP05 of LORD2.WAD, MAP08 of NEWHITS2.WAD, and MAP17 of WADPAK12.WAD.

A modified version of this level appears as E1M4 in the 1995 WAD compilation, Heroes.


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


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. At the start, shoot the middle section of the wall on your right. It opens, revealing a shotgun. (sector 2)
  2. Shoot the back wall of #1. It opens, revealing a plasma gun. Both the door and the grey-floored section of the plasma gun room count as secrets. (sector 51)
  3. See #2. (sector 52)
  4. From the start, turn right and go through the door. You will reach a room with a staircase - the western section of this room has a secret door on its southern wall leading to a room with a medikit, a chaingun, 4 shotgun shells and a switch. The switch raises a section of floor in the red key area, allowing the monsters in this area (on medium and hard skills) to be killed more easily. (sector 15)
  5. After getting the blue key, go through the blue door to the north-east. It leads across a nukage pit to a lowering platform (there is a baron of Hell here on hard skill), behind which is a door. This door leads to a medikit, four shotgun shells, and three shotgun guys. (sector 49)
  6. Just before the door leading to the final nukage area is a secret door on the east wall which can be opened by shooting. It leads to a backpack, an energy cell, and a BFG9000. (sector 151)


It is possible to get trapped if you jump down to the yellow key area without having first approached the teleporter to open up the door at the top of the nearby lift (sector 85). This bug is fixed in the version that appears in Heroes.

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Current records[edit]

The records for the map on the Doomed Speed Demos Archive are:

Style Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

Miscellaneous demos[edit]

Style Time Player Date File Notes


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 33)
  2. facing north. (thing 34)
  3. facing south-west. (thing 35)
  4. facing west. (thing 36)


Map data[edit]

Things 227
Vertices 772*
Linedefs 836
Sidedefs 1188
Sectors 160
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 678.


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

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