TAT05: The Gate (Dark Tartarus)

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Secret maps: 31 32
Dead Tonight: 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43
V3 exclusive: 39

This level occupies the map slot TAT05. For other maps with a non-standard slot, see Category:Non-standard map slots.
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TAT05: The Gate is the fifth map of Dark Tartarus. It was designed by lihanchi and uses the music track "Tale of the Cave" by David K Newton.


Map of The Gate
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. Go north from the start and at the steps, shoot the recessed brick on the west wall to lower the bookshelves with backpacks. (sector 462)
  2. Outside, go into the blood going south to a light square, which will teleport you to a megasphere. (sector 205)
  3. Head west from the central building towards the large marble building, then go to the northeast corner of this building and execute a rocket jump to get on the corner wall. Head to the south end of this wall and lower the west wall to get an invulnerability. (sector 709)
  4. By entering either of the large portals at the south or east ends of the level, you will teleport to a secret slaughter arena. (sector 662)
  5. After you get the yellow key, return to the center building and head east from the center stairs, then south. Head to the east end of this monster closet to find a soul sphere. (sector 417)
  6. At the switch which unlocks the red key, look through the northwest wall and shoot there to lower a wall back in the previous hall, containing energy cell packs and a megasphere. (sector 470)
  7. At the exit, go through the wall of bodies to teleport to an invulnerability, a megasphere, partial invisibility (Ultra-Violence or higher), a backpack, a computer area map, and energy cell packs. (sector 447)


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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 05:50 Ancalagon 2016-11-02 tar05-550.zip
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on April 3, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains eighteen spawn points:

  1. facing south. (thing 219)
  2. facing south-east. (thing 239)
  3. facing south-east. (thing 253)
  4. facing south-east. (thing 795)
  5. facing south-east. (thing 796)
  6. facing south. (thing 819)
  7. facing east. (thing 821)
  8. facing east. (thing 838)
  9. facing north-east. (thing 1049)
  10. facing north-east. (thing 1050)
  11. facing north. (thing 1068)
  12. facing north. (thing 1069)
  13. facing north. (thing 1087)
  14. facing north-west. (thing 1088)
  15. facing north-west. (thing 1127)
  16. facing north-west. (thing 1128)
  17. facing south-west. (thing 1153)
  18. facing south-west. (thing 1170)


Map data[edit]

Things 1730
Vertices 5081*
Linedefs 4700
Sidedefs 8530
Sectors 1000
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 3833.


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

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