STR07: Sandstorm (Stronghold: On the Edge of Chaos)


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This level occupies the map slot STR07. For other maps with a non-standard slot, see Category:Non-standard map slots.

STR07: Sandstorm is the seventh map of Stronghold: On the Edge of Chaos. It was designed by Ronald Lubbelinkhof (Dutch Devil) and Daniel Gimmer (Tormentor667), and uses a custom music track.

This level uses the "Core" mode, where the objective is to prevent demons from attacking and destroying a computer core.


Map of Sandstorm
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.


The core is at the end of a long passage on the west side of the level. Monsters will initially spawn at the north end of the level - from here they will head south to a set of steps, follow these south to enter the core building then head west and north to the core. After wave six a second spawn point will appear behind a door that opens in the south-east corner of the building, and after wave eight a third spawn point will appear behind a door that opens in the south-west corner of the building.

Some barrels have been placed in the level and can be blown up to kill some enemies; the narrow paths and corridors provide an opportunity to use portable barrels and barrier kits. Watch out for the dune warriors that appear on wave seven; they can disappear when injured, then re-appear without warning and fire rockets at you.

The weapon, ammo and health pads are found inside a blue room at the south end of the building, while the powerup pad is found outside in a pool of water by the steps. A shotgun and shotgun shells can be found by the north gate.

Wave Enemies Weapons and ammo given Armor and powerups given
1 Four zombiemen
Four shotgun guys
Four imps
- Four stimpacks
2 12 shotgun guys
12 imps
Eight zombiemen
Two shotgun shells
Box of bullets
Four stimpacks
3 16 imps
12 shotgun guys
Eight demons
Box of shotgun shells
Box of bullets
Five stimpacks
4 24 imps
20 shotgun guys
16 demons
Three shotgun shells
Two clips
Box of shotgun shells
Box of bullets
Five stimpacks
5 10 demons
10 chaingunners
Eight Hell knights
Two boxes of shotgun shells
Two clips
Box of bullets
Six stimpacks
6 16 spectres
Eight knights
Two demons
Two boxes of shotgun shells
Two shotgun shells
Box of bullets
Super shotgun
Six stimpacks
7 10 spectres
Eight barons of Hell
Six imps
Four dune warriors
Four boxes of shotgun shells
Two boxes of bullets
Two rockets
Two medikits
Two stimpacks
8 20 imps
Eight revenants
Eight spectres
Four boxes of shotgun shells
Four shotgun shells
Four rockets
Two clips
Four stimpacks
Two medikits
9 12 revenants
12 barons
10 blood demons
Five boxes of shotgun shells
Four shotgun shells
Four rockets
Two boxes of rockets
Two clips
Energy cell
Rocket launcher
Five stimpacks
Two medikits
10 16 blood demons
12 catharsi
Four arch-viles
Nine boxes of rockets
Four boxes of shotgun shells
Three rockets
Two energy cell packs
Two boxes of bullets
Five stimpacks
Three medikits

Completing this level will award 600 bonus credits.

Other points of interest[edit]


  1. East of the entrance to the building is a pool of water. Enter this pool then jump up the east wall to enter a cavern with a sentry turret powerup. (sector 71)
  2. Look through the west window next to the core to see a portable super medikit. You can reach it by jumping up the rocks west of the gate where the monsters first appear. (sector 640)


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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 February 21, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 166
Vertices 4569*
Linedefs 5507
Sidedefs 9396
Sectors 1099
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 4569.


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

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