TAT38: Skull Hunt (Dark Tartarus)

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This level occupies the map slot TAT38. For other maps with a non-standard slot, see Category:Non-standard map slots.
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TAT38: Skull Hunt is the thirty-eighth map of Dark Tartarus. It was designed by lihanchi and uses the music track "When Darknes Strike" by DreaMSectioN.


Map of Skull Hunt
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. In the starting building, head around and south to the steps, then to the switch to the east. Use it, climb up the steps, then head southeast, east, down, and to the soul sphere below before it rises. (sector 2283)
  2. In the southeast building, head to the middle and find a block that has a radar switch on the north side. Shoot it to lower a nearby column with a light amplification visor. (sector 592)
  3. In the northeast room of the southeast building, use the middle wall at the south end to open the closets with energy cell packs and a BFG9000. (sector 106)
  4. At the west end of the southeast building, getting the three berserk packs on the lift will lower it. Down here, lower the recessed wall to the left and follow the corridor to a megaarmor, a soul sphere, and a plasma gun. (sector 525)
  5. In the northwest building, go to the northeast side, take the lift up, and use the switch to the left. Quickly shoot the rightmost switch on the north wall, then the next three switches that appear on the north wall to make the middle of the north wall lower, which reveals a berserk pack, partial invisibility, and a backpack. (sector 1418)
  6. In the northeast building, head to the west wall and use the wall without any black to find a baron of Hell, rockets, a box of rockets, and a rocket launcher. (sector 1931)
  7. At the blue keycard, shoot the wall behind the super shotgun to the east and the switch it conceals to open the west wall, containing energy cells and a plasma gun. (sector 1970)
  8. Shoot the wall behind the plasma gun in Secret #7 as well as the switch it conceals to open a wall behind the blue key containing backpacks and a soul sphere. (sector 1985)


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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 April 3, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains thirteen spawn points:

  1. facing west. (thing 2375)
  2. facing south-west. (thing 2376)
  3. facing north-west. (thing 2377)
  4. facing north. (thing 2378)
  5. facing north. (thing 2379)
  6. facing south. (thing 2380)
  7. facing north-west. (thing 2381)
  8. facing west. (thing 2382)
  9. facing east. (thing 2383)
  10. facing east. (thing 2384)
  11. facing east. (thing 2385)
  12. facing south. (thing 2386)
  13. facing south. (thing 2387)


Map data[edit]

Things 2405
Vertices 14820*
Linedefs 14897
Sidedefs 25698
Sectors 2802
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 11821.


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

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