Pinnacle of Darkness


Pinnacle of Darkness
Title screen
Author Nick Laurent
Port GZDoom
Year 2015
Link Doomworld/idgames
Cacoward.png This mod was a runner-up for the 2015 Cacowards on Doomworld!
This level occupies the map slot MAP01. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP01.
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Pinnacle of Darkness is a single-level PK3 for Doom II using the GZDoom source port that was released in June 2015. It was designed by Nick Laurent (hobomaster22) and uses the music track "" by John Weekley (PRIMEVAL). The par time defined in MAPINFO is 30 seconds.

Pinnacle of Darkness was one of the runners-up at the 2015 Cacowards.

Custom monsters[edit]


Map of Pinnacle of Darkness
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 second water chamber with the bridge above it, dive into the southeast corner and surface to a teleporter. Take it to get health bonuses, armor bonuses, and a megaarmor. (sector 2993)
  2. At the west side of the first area, jump into the water and swim north, then down to a skull switch. Using it reveals a passage next to it, which contains armor bonuses, a medikit, and shotgun shells. (sector 3176)
  3. When you enter the building past the red key gates, open the first door on the right. Press on the right wall, then dive in to find a berserk pack, health bonuses, and armor bonuses. (sector 2557)
  4. Press the switch that lowers the blue key platform, then get on the platform, which will rise. Jump to the east ledge to get boxes of rockets, armor bonuses, health bonuses, rockets, and a medikit. (sector 246)
  5. When you open up the eastern lava area where the plasma gun is, go northwest past the plasma gun and enter a cave with health bonuses, armor bonuses, a medikit, boxes of rockets, ammo clips, and a box of shotgun shells. (sector 2713)
  6. At the east end of the map, on the curved bridge leading to the block with four skull switches, you can jump on the outer railing. Do this, then jump to the outer rock wall. Go northeast and into the teleporter you find, where you can get a soul sphere if you jump out the window here. (sector 2487)
  7. At the northern end of the map, behind the yellow doors, take the steps to the bridge, then jump through the window on the left side. Take the teleporter to get medikits, energy cell packs, boxes of rockets, shotgun shells, health bonuses, and armor bonuses. (sector 2616)
  8. At the northwest end of the main area is a high rock with two torches, with a teleporter in the middle of the crater. If you enter this crater, you will find a secret area with armor bonuses, health bonuses, a box of rockets, and an energy cell pack. (sector 3357)
  9. At the southwest end of the main area, take the floating platforms to the wooden cross, then jump south to the rock with boxes of rockets. From there, jump west, then jump west to the lava. Keep jumping west, then drop down to the ground below the plasma gun to find armor bonuses, health bonuses, and a backpack. (sector 3514)


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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 December 6, 2021.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing south. (thing 3487)
  2. facing south. (thing 3488)
  3. facing south. (thing 3489)
  4. facing south. (thing 3490)


Map data[edit]

Things 4717
Vertices 33265*
Linedefs 31684
Sidedefs 54538
Sectors 3671
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 25810.


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

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