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Author Erkka Ryynänen
Port Vanilla Doom
Year N/A
Link Wad Archive (archived 🏛)
This level occupies the map slot MAP01. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP01.
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SSL2 is a single-level PWAD for Doom II that is considered one of the all-time classic deathmatch maps.[1][2] Its release year is unknown (but likely around 1996) and because of the initials its author was long thought to be Ian Sabourin (sslasher).

Only in 2016 it was discovered that SSL2 had been created by Finnish level developer Erkka Ryynänen,[3] along with three others in a series. Of those, SSL3 is presumably lost and the SSL(1) and SSL4 did not achieve the same prominence. The map music is a MIDI adaptation of "Cold Tea" by Andy Lee Robinson (sequenced by Robinson himself[4]), and the intermission music is a MIDI adaptation of "Nächstes Mal am Ende der Welt" by Valerie's Garten.

In 2013, SSL2 was one of the tournament maps at the 20th Anniversary Doom Challenge. It was also featured as one of the 1v1 tournament maps at QuakeCon 2019.


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Map of SSL2

Map layout[edit]

Player spawns[edit]

This level contains eight spawn points:

  1. facing west. (thing 5)
  2. facing west. (thing 8)
  3. facing south-west. (thing 17)
  4. facing north. (thing 33)
  5. facing north-west. (thing 35)
  6. facing south-west. (thing 36)
  7. facing north-east. (thing 37)
  8. facing north-east. (thing 42)

Areas / screenshots[edit]


Map data[edit]

Things 44
Vertices 291*
Linedefs 332
Sidedefs 528
Sectors 74
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 250.


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

Weapons 1-2 3 4-5
Shotgun 8
Super shotgun 2
Chaingun 2
Rocket launcher 2
Plasma gun 1
Ammunition 1-2 3 4-5
Box of bullets 1

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. Doomkid (20 January 2016). Author of SSL2 finally found / confirmed. ZDaemon forums. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  2. Ralphis (13 June 2003). DM Wad survey!. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  3. BahdKo (20 January 2016). Author of ssl2.wad identified. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  4. Andy Lee Robinson (13 February 2013). "Haveland-Robinson Associates." Retrieved 1 February 2021.