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DM4 - "The Bad Place"
Author: American McGee
Gametypes: Duel, 2on2, FFA

One of the three id Software maps included in the "big five" for 1on1 play, created by American McGee.


Some comments about the map items.

Weapons Powerups
Lightning Gun: 1 Mega Health: 1
Rocket Launcher: 2 Quad Damage: Yes
Grenade Launcher: 1 Ring of Shadows: No
Super Nailgun: None Pentagram of Protection: No
Nailgun: 1 Armor
Super Shotgun: 1 Red Armor: 1
Ammunition Yellow Armor: 1
Pack of 6 Cells: Unknown Pack of 12 Cells: Unknown Green Armor: 2
Pack of 5 Rockets: Unknown Pack of 10 Rockets: Unknown Health
Pack of 25 Flechettes: Unknown Pack of 50 Flechettes: Unknown 25 Health: Unknown
Pack of 20 Shells: Unknown Pack of 40 Shells: Unknown 15 Health: Unknown


Dm4 is part of the TB3 and TB5 family. It's mainly played in 1on1, but It's also played in 2on2.
Dm4 is not played in 4on4.


What's awesome about the map?


Why wouldn't someone want to play the map?


What is the general shape of the map?

Area One

Area Two

Area Three

Area Four

How to Play


DM4 favors a fast pace approach, but can become slow paced (eg: QHlan 3 or 4 final[claim disputed]). The slow pace is facilitated by a high tendency for spawn fragging due to three factors: the closeness of some spawn points to the LG area, the overall small size of the map, and the existence of only one control point and only one secure spawn spot in that control point. This control point is the only Red armor area on the map, and many otherwise close DM4 matchups are decided by the quality of a player's "RA spawns".

Nevertheless, DM4 places a lot of importance on rushing, aim, being totally aware where your opponent is at all times, and controlling/attacking the combined Red/Yellow Armor area. Most top DM4 players are "rushers". A fourth factor that facilitates slow pace is the ability to camp in the Mega room, but this is very risky and is usually only done to buy time, because this room has only one entrance/exit.

2 on 2


Why would someone want to play this map in DMM4?

Free for All

Just for fun. :)

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