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The Shores of Hell
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Thy Flesh Consumed
This level occupies the map slot E4M3. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E4M3.

E4M3: Sever the Wicked is the third map of Thy Flesh Consumed in The Ultimate Doom. It was designed by Shawn Green, and was his first Doom level. It uses the music track "Deep into the Code."

Overview

The map title comes from Matthew 13:49: "So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just."[1]

Strategy

E4M3 map

Map of E4M3


Walkthrough

First of all, fall down into the lower courtyard and go down the stairs to the west. Go up the stairs to the left, then follow the path to a door. Open it, you will pass the red key, inaccessible across lava surrounding it, fall down and press the lion switch to lower the platform and get the red key. To backtrack, turn right, into four torches, open the wall to the west, it's a non-secret, it has a passage to a teleporter that takes you back to the start. Now since you have the red key, open the red bars to the north, to a room with the blue key. With both keys, fall down into the east of the huge lava river, and to the southeast is a red door. Open it, kill the spectre, and go up the stairs. Be carefull because there is a teleporter that takes you back to the start requiring to try again. Once you successfully got up, go through the blue door, and step through the exit teleporter.

Other points of interest

From the start point, press the switch to raise a bridge to the invulnerability sphere.

There are several ledges overlooking the super-wide lava river. One of them have a backpack, berserk pack, and invisibility. The other has another invisibility. Another one has a chaingun.

You can get the blue key without the red key. To do so, fall into the west of the super-wide lava river and press either lion switch to lower the lift. Ride it to the top, lower either lift overlooking the caged room, and get the blue key, behind the red bars. That doesn't mean you don't need the red key - the blue door to the exit is behind another red door.

Secrets

  1. From the start, drop onto the ground in front of you and head down through the staircase. In the next room, take the upward staircase and continue along the hall until you reach a lion-faced door. Before you reach it, a door in the corner behind you (you also can open this door manually) will open, unleashing some enemies, but also allowing you to get some goodies.
  2. In the wooden room at the far south of the map (where the red skull key lowers to) is an alcove in the west. There are four torches here, the two easternmost of which are standing on secret sectors. Unfortunately, you cannot get credit for the secrets, if you really need them, type idspispopd and walk directly through either torch.
  3. Do the same for the other torch.
  4. Open the wall to the north (opposite side of the switch) to access a secret area. This is actually several secrets in one - not only the entrance to the room is a secret, but also the top room and ALL 19 steps are tagged as secrets! Make sure you have stepped on all of them without skipping one to get credit for each secret!

Bugs

  • As detailed above, it is impossible to get 100% secrets without cheating.
  • Between secrets 2 and 3 is a trigger that raises a crushing floor. However, it's activated by pressing use rather than walking across it. The floor is lowered when you press the switch within the secret, or if you take the teleport.
  • A plasma gun near the exit has no difficulty flags set, and will never appear.
  • A rocket is located off-map, at one of the northeast corners.
  • In the PlayStation version of Doom, a "Texture Cache Overflow" may happen occasionally, requiring a system reset.

Speedrunning

Routes and tricks

It is possible to complete the map in about 10 seconds by raising a bridge and then jumping across the gap from the invulnerability powerup to the blue key door with precise SR50 jump.

Records

The Compet-N records for the map are:

RunTimePlayerDateFileNotes
UV speed00:08Marijo "Sedlo" Sedlic2002-11-14u4m3-008.zip
NM speed00:09Jonathan Rimmer2000-05-04n4m3-009.zip
UV max02:44Radek Pecka2001-12-06u4m3-244.zip
NM100S00:39Adam Hegyi2000-04-25n4s3-039.zip
UV -fast02:53Radek Pecka2001-12-07f4m3-253.zip
UV -respawn01:58Radek Pecka2001-12-07r4m3-158.zip
UV Tyson05:19Anders Johnsen2002-11-21t4m3-519.zip
UV pacifist00:08Marijo "Sedlo" Sedlic2002-11-14u4m3-008.zip

Statistics

Map data

Things384
Vertices657
Linedefs822
Sidedefs1216
Sectors156

Things

MonstersITYTD and HNTRHMPUV and NM
Sergeants304659
Spectres8915
Imps263342
Demons567
Barons of Hell117
Troopers499
Cacodemons061
Lost Souls5510
PowerupsITYTD and HNTRHMPUV and NM
Backpacks222
Stim packs666
Medikits999
Soul spheres111
Blue armors111
Invulnerabilities111
Berserks111
Invisibilities222
Radiation suits111
WeaponsITYTD and HNTRHMPUV and NM
Shotguns111
Chainguns111
Rocket launchers111
Plasma guns111
Chainsaws111
AmmunitionITYTD and HNTRHMPUV and NM
Bulk Cells111
Ammo clips777
Shells212121
Rockets171717
Rocket boxes191919
Energy cells333
Ammo boxes1166
Shell boxes999
KeysITYTD and HNTRHMPUV and NM
Red skulls111
Blue skulls111

References

External links

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