In DOOM E1M3 (Toxin Refinery) there is a radioactive waste pit at the start,

radioactive waste at start

and a couple in the middle (just before you get the blue keycard).

radioactive pits in middle

My question is; if you fall into these pits, is it possible to get out? Like through a secret lift or something? (though the "Official" DOOM FAQ v6.666 doesn't say anything about that in the secrets section)

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    There is always the no clipping cheat which will climb out. – Alastair Jun 16 '11 at 11:57

For the first area:

Nope, you're dead if you fall.

For the second area:

If you fall into the center, then yes, you can get out. There is a switch at the bottom you can hit to raise the whole platform. IIRC, it also has a large health pack in the center of it.

If you fall off into the sides however, there is no way to get out other than death.

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    Perhaps my memory is making me second guess, but I thought there was a radioactive waste pit that rose if you hit space on one of the sides. Could have easily been another map.. – Neil Jun 16 '11 at 8:07
  • well, there is a platform and a switch out of the toxic in the middle pit that rises if you push it. (there's also a medkit... that comes in handy sometimes :) – Nate Koppenhaver Jun 18 '11 at 0:41

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