Run Buddy


Run Buddy
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Author Michael Krause
Port Boom-compatible
Year 1998
Link Doomworld/idgames
Top100.png This mod was one of the ten 1998 mods to feature in the Top 100 WADs of All Time on Doomworld!
  1. GothicDM 2
  2. Cyberdreams
  3. Phobos
  4. Earth
  5. Venom
  6. Tantrum 2
  7. Dickie 10
  8. Run Buddy
  9. Odessa 14
  10. Crestfallen
1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998
1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003


This level occupies the map slot MAP03. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP03.
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Run Buddy, stylized as "run buddy", is a single map for Boom by Michael Krause released in April 1998. It is listed as one of the Top 100 WADs of All Time by Doomworld. Its notability is in the large scale of its architecture and liberal use of open spaces, which contributed to slowdown issues due to REJECT inefficiencies. A "fast" version using RMB to calculate the REJECT was released in May 1998.

Run Buddy was featured in Doomworld's Top 100 Most Memorable Maps, placing 86th.


Map of Run Buddy
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 far southwest corner of the map, use the lift to go up to the area with two silos, then go north to the computer terminal. Lower it to reach the upper reaches of this area. (sector 56)
  2. In the same area with two silos, go around to the west side of the southern silo. Open this silo from the western side to find an arch-vile guarding boxes of rockets and stimpacks. (sector 109)
  3. In the same corner of the map mentioned in the previous secrets is a broken lift. Make your way to the upper hallway in this area (you can use the teleporter in the water for reference), and go around to the top of the broken lift. Run off the hallway above the broken lift and run straight north, through to the open hallway where you can get a megaarmor. (sector 135)


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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 28:23.14 Devour.Inc 2024-01-09
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on January 27, 2024.


Map data[edit]

Things 887
Vertices 4820*
Linedefs 4891
Sidedefs 7385
Sectors 805
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 4077.


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

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