Sapidus

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Sapidus
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Author Eddie Nguyen
Port Vanilla Doom
IWAD Doom
Year 1994
Link Doomworld/idgames
This level occupies the map slot E2M4. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E2M4.
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Sapidus is a single-level PWAD for Doom. It was released in 1994 by Eddie Nguyen, and is the fourth in a series of single-level wads, following UCA, Talpoida, and Diopatra. Unlike the other levels, it had two releases: SAPIDUS.WAD on June 5, 1994; and SAPIDUSB.WAD on June 9, 1994, the only version available on the idgames archive. The second release fixes an error with the slime pits in the level (see Bugs).

Walkthrough[edit]

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

Essentials[edit]

Other points of interest[edit]

Secrets[edit]

  1. Immediately to the south of the north-western room, the eastern door has a secret door leading to a room with a box of bullets and a medikit. (sector 31)
  2. Immediately north of the medikit in #1 is another secret door leading to a room with three spectres and a medikit. There is a secret lift in the south-west of this room, which on pressing reveals two switches. The eastern one raises a bridge ahead, on the other side of which is a door leading to a room with a spectre and two lost souls. There is another secret door in the south-west of this room. (sector 180)
  3. Go west from the north-eastern room. The northern wall has a secret door leading to a backpack. (sector 79)

Bugs[edit]

In the original release, SAPIDUS.WAD, the slime pits in each corner of the level (sector 15) use sector effect 11, a 20% damaging floor that hurts you through the radiation suit, but also ends the level when your health drops below 11%, enabling an unintentionally quick exit. The second release, SAPIDUSB.WAD, changes this to sector effect 16, a 20% damage floor with a small chance of hurting you through a radiation suit, to fix the error.

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Current records[edit]

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

Style Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max 11:55 Eric Baker (The Green Herring) 2010-04-12 sapi-1155.zip
NM100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

Miscellaneous demos[edit]

Style Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed alternate 00:09 Eric Baker (The Green Herring) 2010-04-12 sapi-009.zip Demonstrates the bug in SAPIDUS.WAD.

Deathmatch[edit]

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Map data[edit]

Things 371
Vertices 1092*
Linedefs 1243
Sidedefs 1658
Sectors 189
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 938.

Things[edit]

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

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