Doom Shareware Secrets Help File.
Last Change: 06/Oct/1999
v1.0 by Eugene Cohen firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent to me by Robert Woodhead
Distributed by Ian Mapleson (email@example.com)
Level 1:1-3 info added Oct-99 by Brent D Miller
DMSECRET.TXT v1.0 by Eugene Cohen firstname.lastname@example.org
sent by Rob in Finland.
FRANKLY, I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU DO WITH THIS DOCUMENT.
(If you want to include this in the DOOM FAQ, that's
cool too. Just gimmie some credit. :) )
This file documents every secret there is in the nine levels of the
shareware version of DOOM. This does not document things that you may
consider to be secrets, it only tells you what is required to get a 100%
secret ratio, and a little bit more. I found all these secrets myself; I
didn't rely on anyone else to tell me anything, so all the vagueness and
mistakes are mine. On this quest to find all the secrets, I found a bug in
DOOM (that's right) that most people would never have noticed. In level 6
you can get a 100% secret ratio without finding the secret computer area
map. I don't know where other similar bugs may occur, but I feel proud to
find such a rare case in a game so excellently coded. So, without further
1-1 At the end of the room of ooze, check the discolored wall on the
right. This leads to a blue armor suit.
1-2 When you cross the barrel in the room before the exit room, the
ledge that the pesky imps were shooting you from in the ooze room
lowers. Go back and check it out.
1-3: After lowering the pesky imp ledge (1-2), if you go back
through the curved hallway into the "blue" room, a floor
board in the hallway lowers a small elevator in the chamber
where the pesky imps were. If you run quickly from the blue
room, across the ooze and into the imps' chamber you should
see the elevator on the left side. There is just enough time
to hop onto it before it rises.
2-1 After entering the level, check the right side of the little complex
in the middle. There is a discolored wall. Check this to find
goodies and a button. This button opens a wall in the room with the
red keycard that lets you outside to a supercharge!
2-2 When you open the red door, take a right into the room of ooze.
Cross the ooze quickly and flip the switch behind the pillar. This
opens a secret door back in the hallway that leads to a giant
2-3 In the computer room, you will find a place with two vertical strips
of silver on the wall. Check the wall between these strips to
find a backpack full of ammo.
2-4 In the room with the annoying slow flashing light (the one that goes
to black), shoot the outside wall next to the green armor. This
leads to a room with your first chainsaw.
2-5 The staircase to the above-mentioned room has a silly secret too.
Check the walls of this staircase to find a room with a few armor
powerups. Big deal.
2-6 Later on, the staircase going to the room of ooze with the winding
path, has a small nook on the left. Stand in that nook and you'll
find a secret elevator.
2-7 Before the big elevator, there is a discolored wall on the left.
Check this for a secret passage to the big room. Be careful on the
harder levels, however.
This is the level that contains a "warp" to the famous ninth level. Don't
use this warp right away though if you intend to get 100% secret. Read on.
3-1 The red button in the room with the short down-going staircase opens
a secret door, near the big door that you came through. Go through
this secret door, and up the staircase. Kill all the bad guys, blow
up all the barrels, and get the yellow keycard. Make sure the room
is clear of obstructions. Go back to the foot of the staircase, and
face the top of the staircase. Say, did you hear that sound as you
walked down the staircase? That was the sound of two secret panels
opening in the room. Wait until you hear the sound of the panels
closing. This would be a good time to learn how to use the run key.
The default setting for the run key is SHIFT I believe, and you will
HAVE to use this key to find these secrets. (Personally, I always
run everywhere in DOOM!) *RUN* up the staircase and to the LEFT
side of the computer room, and run up the the funny-looking opening
on the left. Stand there, and a secret passage will appear. If you
mess this up, it's okay, just go to the foot of the staircase and
try again (and again, and again). This will get you the supercharge
you saw as you came into this part of the level. Get this.
3-2 Don't exit the above-mentioned room without reading this! On the way
out of this room that ledge will lower along with another ledge to
your left. You need to *RUN* to that ledge, and stand on it to find
the other secret passage. This time you only have one chance! I
suggest you save your game here. When you do this successfully,
you'll find your very first rocket launcher. Use the rockets
sparingly, they're too valuable to waste. (Unless you use cheat
codes, of course!) Follow the ooze river clockwise until you find
the switch. Throw this switch, and check the discolored wall to
your right. This leads to a room with your first Chaingun! By now,
you should have every weapon available in the shareware version of
3-3 When you are back in the hall that you came in, you'll see a flashing
wall to your right. Open this, and carefully shoot all the guys you
see down there. This can be especially painful if done incorrectly.
3-4 In the outdoor area with the sniper imp and the pits of ooze, jump
in the middle pit. Trust me! There you'll find a switch. Throw it
quickly, and wait. Cool, eh?
(Now get the blue keycard, and enter the main area. You'll notice
that there is a bridge across the pit of ooze. This leads to the
"warp zone" but don't cross it yet, there's one BIG secret still to
3-5 In the room with the imps shooting you from the far away ledge, there
is a pressure-activated step in the entrance to this room. You'll
hear the sound of a door opening. When you hear this, back up to
the room with the blue door, and go through the secret door. When
you're inside, don't bother shooting the imp, take the staircase to
your right, and get him that way.
3-6 That yellow door you see leads to a feast of goodies. Go ahead and
pick up all the gear. Be careful on the hardest setting, however,
there are snipers outdoors that will, well, snipe you.
3-7 You now have my permission to cross the bridge into the warp zone.
Check your three o' clock at the end of the long hallway, there are
a few dudes there. After toasting them, continue to the big room.
The walls open up, and, if you're playing on the hardest setting, you
are bombarded with fireballs from imps.
3-8 Don't throw that switch at the end quite yet! Check the wall
opposite to find an elevator leading to the imp's hideout. Take the
box of rockets, and now you're set to warp!
(Perhaps a more appropriate name for level nine would be level three and
a half, but that would probably confuse things more. It does seem more
appropriate to insert it here, however.)
9-1 When you take that elevator to the outdoor area with the three imps
on the pedestal, don't forget to walk through the ooze to the area
on the left.
9-2 In the North-East part of the room with the four torches, stand in
the corner to find a secret elevator. Cross the ooze, get the
goodies, and activate the elevator on the other side. Neato!
9-3 There is a secret on the right of the room with the blue door. Look
for discoloration. I hope you have more luck with this room than I
did. When you step on the last step of the staircase, a pillar comes
down at the far side of the room. Run over to it and stand on it.
From there however, your guess is as good as mine.
9-4 To get out of this level, you have to jump into the moat of ooze, to
find the switch that makes the bridge. After throwing that switch,
turn around and there should be a secret door to your left that is
linked to a pressure sensitive floor tile. Run through that door
(don't you hate ooze right about now?) and get the heck outta there.
Cross the bridge, throw the switch and that's it for the warp level.
4-1 Immediately when you enter the level, on your right is a discolored
wall. Check it.
4-2 In the Imp and barrel room, jump into the moat and turn left. Get
the goodies. The elevator you see leads to a powerup. Save now in
case you mess up. Stand in front of the switch, activate it, and
strafe right. Don't jump of the ledge after getting the powerup,
go back around.
4-3 Follow the river to the other side, and use the elevator to get out.
4-4 Walk along all the outside walls of the blue room. When you step on
A pressure sensitive floor tile in one corner, the inside walls lower
and reveal some rocket supplies. The floor now has a swastika on it.
Does this remind you of Wolfenstein? I wonder if Hitler is in the
last episode of DOOM too. Who knows?
(Be careful when you see the "cage" with the imp in it across the
lake of ooze. If you blow up the can there, it seems that you can
ruin the switch that activates the bridge to the exit. I've made
that mistake too many times.)
5-1 In the room overlooking the lake of ooze with all the guys shooting
you, there are two barrels. Blow these up, and check the wall
5-2 In the room with the narrow path and the ocean of ooze, jump right
in the ooze and make yourself comfortable. The discolored wall in
the north-east corner hides some nice treats.
5-3 In the room with the two pillars in the pool of ooze, check the wall
directly opposide the green-red switch. You'll find a radiation
suit. In that tiny room, check the left wall to find another
chainsaw. Check yet another wall to get outside and get a
5-4 After killing the badguys and throwing the red-green switch, stand on
the north pillar in the ooze. On the way up, jump off it onto the
ledge with the blue armor.
5-5 In the blue comptuer room, two spaces to the left of the red button
is another secret passageway.
5-6 In the really dark room, follow the outside wall to the left, and
you'll find a room with Light Amplification Visors. That makes life
a little easier.
5-7 Now that you can see, check the center of the formation of inside
walls for a silly secret door. Hey, Mr. ID! Who was the ad-wizard
that came up with this one?!?
6-1 The main path through the ooze has a small opening on the north side
of the west part of the path. (Got that?) Cross the ooze to this
room and get the goods. Look out for the explosive barrels.
6-2 After taking the blue keycard, jump into the right side of the ocean
of ooze. Look around and take the radiation suit. Go to the middle
part of the ocean and enter the ooze cave. Ride the elevator and get
the supercharge. Now go to the right side of the ocean and get those
6-3 On the way to the blue door along the small path through the ooze,
there is a floor tile right before the blue door that activates
the ledge that the darn imp(s) was shooting from. This leads to
a world of goodies. Cross the ooze to this place, but DON'T take the
radiation suit yet. Check the back wall.
6-4 Go through the blue door into the complex of ooze pools and '+'
paths. In the eastmost tunnel, along the eastmost wall, there is
a discolored part. Check that for a computer area map. Go back out
the door you came in.
6-5 On the way out, get that radiation suit, and cross the ooze completely
to the other side. Take a right, blow away some imps, and follow
the long twisty tunnel to the other side. The door you see takes you
outside. Go near the pillar with the powerup, and get on it. Open
the not-so-secret door and kick some butt! The rest is pretty
7-1 When you get the red card, a secret door opens in the big computer
room. Check the left wall of the secret room and you'll find a path
outside leading to the partial invisibility orb.
7-2 That rising and lowering pillar can help you. Jump off it as it
rises over the ledge, and find the goodies in the pool of ooze.
First, jump off the left side, and get the stuff in the corner.
Now do the same thing, but jump off the right side. I hope you're
ready to run through some ooze. Find that radiation suit and put
7-3 We're still in the above-mentioned ooze. After finding the suit,
push the red button that reveals a staircase. Climb the staircase,
and throw the red-green switch. This reveals a chainsaw in a
remote computer room. (It doesn't have an elevator in the middle of
it, it's the one with the elevator near the enterance.)
8-1 Ride the elevator that's on the other side of the tiny ooze pit to
refuel your ammo and health, and to get a computer area map.
8-2 Going down the staircase, look for the discolored wall on the right.
It's a supercharge! Well that's it for the secrets. I hope you feel
like you've actually accomplished something in life.
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