TAT08: Ground Zero (Dark Tartarus)

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12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
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 TAT08. For other maps with a non-standard slot, see Category:Non-standard map slots.
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TAT08: Ground Zero is the eighth map of Dark Tartarus. It was designed by lihanchi and uses the music track "(=Alice Cooper=)" by Slash/AtD.


Map of Ground Zero
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. At the megaarmor, head northwest, then lower the wall with the electricity symbol on this balcony to find a light amplification visor. (sector 1051)
  2. Picking up the first megasphere opens up doors around you. Head to the balcony west of it, face west, and shoot the gargoyle switch in the distance to lower the north wall. Flipping the switch reveals a BFG9000, energy cells, (both on Hey, Not Too Rough or lower), a mancubus (not on Hurt Me Plenty), barons of Hell (not on Hey, Not Too Rough or lower), a cyberdemon, energy cell packs, and/or boxes of rockets (last three are only on Ultra-Violence or higher). (sector 1075)
  3. Picking up the first megasphere opens up doors around you. Head east and open the wall with the electricity symbol to find a corridor with four armor bonuses. (sector 185)
  4. In the large outside area at the south end, go to the northeast door, then climb the steps to the switch. Use it, go to the south wall, and use the one without caution stripes to find a megasphere. (sector 1142)
  5. The same switch mentioned above reveals another switch in the right alcove, which lowers a lift in the left alcove. Take it up, then through the corridor and onto a wall above the conveyor. Take another corridor to get to three backpacks. (sector 1151)
  6. Go on the conveyor north of the previous secret and hug the east wall as you do. The wall will open and there will be either a backpack or an energy cell pack in the middle depending on your skill level. (sector 1043)


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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 06:27 Ancalagon 2016-11-09 tar08-627.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 thirteen spawn points:

  1. facing north-west. (thing 2199)
  2. facing west. (thing 2201)
  3. facing west. (thing 2203)
  4. facing east. (thing 2205)
  5. facing north-west. (thing 2207)
  6. facing north-west. (thing 2209)
  7. facing south. (thing 2211)
  8. facing south. (thing 2213)
  9. facing east. (thing 2319)
  10. facing north-east. (thing 2320)
  11. facing north. (thing 2321)
  12. facing north. (thing 2322)
  13. facing north. (thing 2323)


Map data[edit]

Things 2325
Vertices 6169*
Linedefs 6327
Sidedefs 10678
Sectors 1225
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 4905.


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

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