Neith

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Neith
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Author Owen Lloyd
Port Vanilla Doom
IWAD Doom
Year 2004
Link Doomworld/idgames
This level occupies the map slot E1M1. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E1M1.

Neith is a single player map for Doom, compatible with vanilla Doom. The map was created by Owen Lloyd (Sarge Baldy) and features textures by Nick Baker (NiGHTMARE) as well as the level's author. A UV max demo by Drew DeVore (stx-Vile) is also included, replacing the demo of E1M5. The WAD was released on 3 January 2004.

The name of the map refers to the hypothetical moon Neith once believed to orbit Venus. The map's tongue-in-cheek story states that even the fictionality of the moon was not enough to deter UAC from colonizing it.

Reception to the wad was largely positive. Mapping luminary John Anderson (Dr. Sleep) described it as "the finest DOOM level I've seen in quite some time"[1], while Mike Watson (Cyb) said it was "excellent" and "well worth the price of admission"[2].

The map's gameplay is unique in its focus on the fists as a weapon, with ammunition for other weapons scarce. It is therefore convenient that the map is largely populated by demons and spectres. Neith was followed by a sequel, Under Neith, released in 2005.

Walkthrough[edit]

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

Other points of interest[edit]

Secrets[edit]

  1. At the start of the nukage tunnel, there is an inset in the northeast wall bordered by rusted metal. This is a secret door that leads to 8 shells, a medikit, a backpack and a radiation shielding suit. (sector 135)

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Speedrunning[edit]

Routes and tricks[edit]

Current records[edit]

The records for this map at the Doomed Speed Demos Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max 04:18 Eric Baker (The Green Herring) 2010-01-18 neth-418.zip
NM100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on October 14, 2016.

Miscellaneous demos[edit]

Style Time Player Date File Notes
.zip

Deathmatch[edit]

Player spawns[edit]

This level contains twelve spawn points:

  1. facing east. (thing 172)
  2. facing north-west. (thing 173)
  3. facing south. (thing 174)
  4. facing west. (thing 175)
  5. facing north-west. (thing 176)
  6. facing east. (thing 177)
  7. facing west. (thing 178)
  8. facing south. (thing 179)
  9. facing north-west. (thing 180)
  10. facing east. (thing 181)
  11. facing west. (thing 182)
  12. facing west. (thing 183)

Statistics[edit]

Map data[edit]

Things 198
Vertices 4113*
Linedefs 4052
Sidedefs 6479
Sectors 527
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 3465.

Things[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  1. Anderson, John. DOOM Apothecary - AddOn Levels: DOOM/Ultimate DOOM (archived 🏛). 2004. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  2. Watson, Mike. The /newstuff Chronicles #163 at Doomworld. 2004-01-11. Retrieved 2016-10-14.